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Clinical Research Studies on Breast Implants, Breast Reconstruction Techniques, Abdominoplasty, Lymph Nodes and Wound Healing

Dr. Lu-Jean Feng is currently working on several research studies on the integrity of breast implants. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates on future publications.

Understanding Breast Implant Illness, Before and After Explantation | July 2020
A Patient-Reported Outcomes Study

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine | January 2012
A Comparative Translational Study: The Combined Use of Enhanced Stromal Vascular Fraction and Platelet Rich Plasma Improves Fat Grafting Maintenance in Breast Reconstruction

American Journal of Surgical Pathology | May 2011
Pathology of Lymph Nodes From Patients With Breast Implants

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal | November 2010
Painless Abdominoplasty: The Efficacy of Combined Intercostal and Pararectus Blocks in Reducing Postoperative Pain and Recovery Time

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery | September 2007
Cell-Assisted Lipotransfer for Cosmetic Breast Augmentation: Supportive Use of Adipose-Derived Stem/Stromal Cells

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology | January 2005
Pathology of Lymph Nodes from Patients with Breast Implants: A Histologic and Spectroscopic Evaluation

Laboratory Investigation | January 2002
Pathology of Lymph Nodes from Patients with Breast Implants: A Histologic and Spectroscopic Evaluation

Journal of Autoimmunity | March 2000
Patterns of Gene Expression in Silicone Breast Implant Capsules

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal | September 1999
Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Rupture of Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal | February 1997
Recipient Vessels in Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Study of the Internal Mammary and Thoracodorsal Vessels

Radiological Society of North America | November 1996
Sonographic Assessment of Silicone Gel Breast Implant Integrity: Radiologic Pathologic Correlation With Reported and New Signs of Rupture

Laboratory Investigation | November 1995
Sonographic Diagnosis of Silicone Adenopathy in Patients With Breast Implants and Direct Injection Radiologic Pathological Correlation

Radiological Society of North America | January 1994
Phenotype of Lymphocytes Associated With The Inflammatory Reaction To Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Cancer Journal | January 1994
Autogenous Tissue Breast Reconstruction in the Silicone-Intolerant Patient

Medical World News | 1993
Silicone May Spark Sjorgren’s Like Syndrome

Radiology Journal | November 1992
Mammographic Evaluation of Breast Implants for Rupture-Radiologic-Pathological Correlation

Dr. Lu-Jean Feng and her studies have been featured and written about in the following books:

“Explant-ology”  an e-book written by Lynne Hayes with contributing chapters by Lu-Jean Feng, M.D. and Dr. Susan Kolb (2014)

Dr. Feng has testified before the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on the Safety of Silicone Breast Implants and the FDA (July 1998)

Informed Consent by John Byrne (1997)

The Silicone Breast Implant Controversy by Dr. Frank B. Vasey (1993)

View the complete list of Dr. Feng’s clinical research on breast implants as well as citation of her studies on Dr. Lu-Jean Feng’s Google Scholar page.


Patient Testimonials

  • “I believe she is the best in the country at what she does. Instantly I noticed my neck and shoulder pain was gone and I could breathe much better” – Crystal Hefner
  • "When it comes to explant surgery I think Dr. Feng is the best doctor in the world. She’s done more studies, she’s testified in trials, the whole spectrum of anything to do with explant surgery she’s done it.”
    - Yolanda Hadid (Foster), Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • “Every communication I had with their office was so professional, and they were so kind and accommodating.”
  • "Dr. Feng is not all about cosmetic surgery…she is about getting healthy and giving her patients the tools to stay that way!”
  • "Went from being overweight, to physically fit and ready for a marathon within 7 months of my surgery. You are in the best of care at her surgical center.”
  • "I was thrilled to have NO PAIN from my procedure! Almost 9 hours of surgery and I awoke with NO nausea, no pain. I was afraid after the nerve block wore off I would have pain…but NO!"
  • "She took a good long time talking with me and my husband, so if there was a time when I had to wait, I figured she was giving someone else her undivided attention…I felt totally taken care of"
  • "Dr. Feng is an expert in her field… [attended] Yale at 16… She has perfected the anesthesia so that nausea can be avoided and she uses nerve blocks to make sure that you aren’t in pain after the procedure"
  • "Dr. Feng removed my ruptured breast implants as well as the inflamed capsules and sent them to her pathologist, which was instrumental in getting my health insurer to cover the surgery, which she also appealed on my behalf"
  • "Words cannot begin to capture the gratitude that I would like to express to you right now. Without your talent, vision and perfectionism my breasts, my health and probably my outlook on life would have been very unhealthy"
  • "I am cured! Those were (my doctor’s) exact words…If it wasn’t for your kindness, your tremendous talent and of course your outstanding staff I would have never known what it feels like to have a normal life again"
  • "I get a comment from every doctor I see about my fabulous scar. I almost have nothing to be seen. Everyone thinks it looks awesome!"
  • "She explanted my 7 year old implants for me and gave me a lolipop lift. She is extremely talented. She made my breast look better than they did with implants"
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