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Restore Plastic Surgery

21 Feb 2019

written by Cindy Matalucci

Friday February 15th!

The Pulse welcomed Dr. Katerina Gallus & Dr. Trent Douglas from Restore Plastic Surgery in La Jolla.

Restore Plastic Surgery
8899 University Center Lane
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92122
O: 858-224-2281
F: 858-724-3020

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Dr. Trent Douglas and Dr. Katerina Gallus provide the highest quality patient experience, utilizing state of the art surgical and non-invasive techniques in a tranquil, safe and discreet environment.

Both surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have a combined experience of nearly 30 years delivering exceptional surgical results and customer service.

At Restore SD Plastic Surgery they make use of their long-standing partnership to apply their training, skill and creativity in the delivery of uncompromising results.

Having proudly served the Navy for over twenty years each, Drs. Douglas and Gallus are pleased to offer their vision and expertise to the greater San Diego and Orange County areas.

In addition to their skill in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, Drs. Douglas and Gallus both take an active role in professional development, public education and patient safety through their committee service in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

We spent some time talking to them about what sets them apart and their passion for what they do. They also educated us and our viewers on a topic that is very relevant today in the cosmetic surgical practice world.  They discussed the very rare association of ALCL (anaplastic large cell lymphoma) with textured breast implants and implants in general.

BIA-ALCL (Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is a rare spectrum of disease that can range from an indolent accumulation of fluids around the breast (seroma) to a potentially metastatic lymphoma especially when there are delays in diagnosis.

It is a disease that ranges from indolent to full-blown metastatic disease when not caught early. BIA-ALCL is not a cancer of the breast tissue itself. When diagnosed early, it is readily curable. If the disease is advanced, chemotherapy or radiation may be required.

How does this impact those with breast implants?

ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) and ASERF emphasize that the most important issue for women with breast implants is to screen for breast cancer with self-exam, a regular physician exam, and mammography/ultrasound/MRI as recommended by their physician.

Regardless of BIA-ALCL, all women should see their plastic surgeon immediately if they note a change to the size, feel, or shape of their breasts.

Is it a problem with Saline or Silicone implants?

Of the 457 unique cases of BIA-ALCL (FDA 2-2019) implants are both silicone and saline. It appears to purely be related to the surface of the implant and not to what the implant is filled with

What is the recommended clinical response to a patient presenting with symptoms that could be attributable to ALCL?

Detailed information can be found on the ASAPS website at:

Where can I find more information on BIA-ALCL?
Additional information and resources on BIA-ALCL are available online at

Dr. Douglas and Dr. Gallus want to be a resource to our viewers and if you need help or information on this topic, let us know. They want our viewers to know, it is important to see real, board-certified plastic surgeons if they have questions about their implants or the steps needed if they want to have their implants taken out.

The Consultation Experience

When you arrive at Restore SD Plastic Surgery for your consultation, your Restore SD surgeon will perform a detailed examination as well as review your medical history and any medications you are taking. At your consultation, you will have photos taken with our Vectra 3D imaging system and discuss treatment areas and options while viewing your photos series. With our state of the art Canfield software, potential surgical results can be viewed and adjustments can be made, helping you to visualize possible outcomes. You don’t need to flip through old photo books of other patients, you can visualize your potential results and have access to the photo simulation at home.

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