Home / Blog

Allergan Breast Implants Connected to Rare Cancer

August 7, 2019

Allergan, a worldwide breast implant maker has recalled their Biocell breast implants with textured surface in the United States, France, Australia and Canada. This recall is due to the FDA discovering that the breast implants had links to a rare form of cancer.

At this time, the FDA is not recommending the removal of the Allergan Biocell implants from women who are not experiencing any problems; however, the textured implants have been linked to lymphoma that grows in the scar tissue surrounding the breasts.

The latest figures provided by the FDA show more than 80 percent of the 570 confirmed cases of the lymphoma worldwide have been linked to Allergan implants.

Dr. Potyondy and the staff at Aesthetica Clinique have never used the Allergan implant as an option for breast modification at our office. Our goal is always to provide the safest and most technologically advanced procedures to our patients in Tacoma and surrounding areas. Dr. Potyondy has done countless breast augmentations as well as breast implant removals and replacements.

If you or someone you know have Allergan implants and would like them removed or replaced, please contact our office at office at 253.627.1001 to set up your consultation with Dr. Potyondy today.

The Mommy Makeover

February 4, 2019

Mothers create a child, carry them for months, nurse them and love them. Because mothers work so hard at taking care of others, they often have no choice but to put their own needs and wellbeing on the back burner. The “Mommy Makeover” was created to help those selfless mothers get their body back to look and feel their best. This process can be transformative both physically and emotionally. When you feel that you look your best, confidence and happiness tend to sky rocket.

While the Mommy Makeover is comprised of different cosmetic procedures custom tailored for each patients’ individual goals, it generally includes any combination of the following:
  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Body lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast reduction
  • Liposuction

For Dr. Potyondy, the goal of a Mommy Makeover is to restore a woman’s body, and her self-esteem, to its pre-pregnancy state. This is something many woman cannot accomplish with diet and exercise alone. A good candidate for a Mommy Makeover would be a woman in good medical health at or near her ideal body weight who has finished bearing children.

If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover, contact our office at 253.627.1001 to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Look Your Best for the Holidays


With the holidays drawing near many can look forward to family gatherings. During these gatherings, everyone wants to look and feel their best. Wrinkles, sagging skin, and fine lines prematurely age the face and can hurt your overall confidence. While most people would like to get rid of those wrinkles and fine lines and tighten sagging skin, many don’t want to have to go under the knife for an invasive procedure with substantial recovery time. Luckily, there are many options in noninvasive facial rejuvenation to help take years off your face just in time for Thanksgiving dinner!

Dr. Louis Potyondy offers noninvasive injectable options to target all areas of the face in order to create a beautiful, natural, more youthful appearance. Botox and Dysport injections are used for crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead furrows and other common wrinkles. Both Botox and Dysport create results that last 3 to 6 months. Another option for facial rejuvenation is the Restylane family of fillers (Restylane, Restlyane Lyft and Restylane Refyne/Defyne) which are made with hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the body. These fillers are used to fill in cheek hollows, under eye hollows, chin and midface areas, as well as to soften laugh lines and the folds that form around the nose. The effects of Restylane fillers typically last up to 9 months.

Additionally, Dr. Potyondy is also an expert in fat transfer, or fat grafting, a noninvasive procedure where fat is taken from other area of the body and transferred to the face to restore volume. Fat transfer is a longer lasting treatment that provides results that can last for many years.

If you would like to look and feel your best this holiday season, contact our office at 253.627.1001 to see if you are a good candidate for our noninvasive facial rejuvenation treatments.



Liposuction is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries today, especially for candidates who are within the realm of their ideal weight but are looking to reduce fat in stubborn places. Over time, problem areas like the lower abdomen, hips or thighs can hold onto fat deposits regardless of dieting and exercise efforts. Although liposuction is not a cure for obesity, it can be effective when used to improve an individual’s overall shape by removing the fat and recontouring the area with suction. The results are usually immediate and long lasting if the patient continues to demonstrate a healthy lifestyle.

Dr. Potyondy can remove unwanted fat from a number of places such as the midsection, buttocks, thighs, upper arms or back using a suction technique that leaves minimal scarring. In some cases, patients may want to supplement other areas of the body to add volume and fill wrinkles. While there are injectable filler options for rejuvenation, Dr. Potyondy also offers fat transfer. Purified and processed fat from the abdomen can be used to give someone a more shapelier buttocks or thighs during a “Brazilian Butt Lift”. A similar procedure can be used to increase the profile of the breasts or give a fuller, more youthful look to the face. Fat transfer also often lasts longer than temporary injectable fillers.

If you are interested in learning more about liposuction or if you would like to know if you are a good candidate to receive the procedure, call Aesthetica Clinique at 253.627.1001 to schedule a consultation.

A Variety of Implant Options for Breast Augmentation


The most common type of cosmetic surgery in the United States, breast augmentation today is a wonderfully transformative procedure—especially at our office. Because we are able to provide a variety of different implant types, we can cater your surgery to your specific preferences and needs. Whether you go with Cohesive Gel Implants (Gummy Bear implants), gel implants, silicone implants or saline implants, you can rest easy that we’ll help you achieve a natural look and feel.

Interested in learning more about breast augmentation and whether or not it’s right for you? Here’s what you need to know.

What Is Breast Augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery in which implants are used to increase the size or volume of a patient’s breasts. It can be performed independently or in tandem with a breast lift that corrects drooping, sagging breasts.

Why Would Someone Want a Breast Augmentation?

The decision to undergo breast augmentation is a personal one, chosen by patients for diverse reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:
  • Feeling bothered by small breast size
  • Disliking breast changes caused by pregnancy or weight loss
  • Having asymmetrical breasts
  • Wanting a more proportionate figure
  • Other complaints about how breasts look and feel

Types of Implants We Offer at Aesthetica Clinique

  • Silicone Cohesive Gel, also known as Gummy Bear implants: Filled with a thick silicone gel, the Gummy Bear breast implants are so named because they maintain their shapes even if their shells get broken. Firmer than other options, Gummy Bear implants tend to be tapered at the top. They are available in different sizes and with either smooth or textured shells. These implants are FDA-approved options that feel remarkably similar to natural breast tissue. Should the implant ever leak, the gel will stay in the implant shell or implant pocket, but not collapse.
  • Saline implants: Filled with sterile salt water, these implants are FDA-approved options with a uniform shape and firmness. Another benefit is, should these implants ever leak or erupt, their saline can be naturally absorbed and expelled by the body.
We use a touch-less approach to implant placement as Dr. Potyondy utilizes the Keller Funnel for precise implant placement through the smallest incision possible. If you’re thinking about getting a breast augmentation and wondering which implant type would be the best fit for you, contact us about a consultation! When you meet with Dr. Potyondy, you can go through all the options and learn what would be the best fit for you.

Liposuction for all sizes...


Interesting article that highlights the fact that candidates for Liposuction come in all shapes and sizes.  It is really more of a matter of selecting the right procedure for the right patient which is why it is so important to go to someone who is a board certified plastic surgeon. 

Size 0 Woman Gets Liposuction

How to Make Sense of the injectables on the market


So often patients are confused by the different injectables on the market... Not only does it matter what is being injected but it also matters how it is being done and who is doing it.

What is the difference between Botox, Dysport and Xeomin?

New Site Launch

June 15, 2015

Check out our brand new website and all the great info!  Let us know what you think...

Contact Us


American Society of Plastic Surgeons MemberAmerican Board of Plastic Surgery Certification

Join Our E-mail List:

Receive news, updates, and special offers from our practice

You may unsubscribe at any time. Your information will not be shared.

Financing Options Available

Care Credit United Medical Credit Prosper Healthcare Lending