Archive for the ‘Reconstructive Surgery’ Category

More Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Surgery After Mastectomy, Study Finds

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

According to a study published yesterday, February 18th in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, there has been a nearly 20 percent increase in the number of reconstructive breast surgery procedures between 1998 and 2007 among women who’d had a breast removed due to breast cancer (mastectomy). The study also found an upward trend in women [...]

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Stem Cell Fat Grafts May Improve Plastic Surgery Results

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The first randomized human trial using stem cell-enriched fat grafts for reconstructive surgery has shown that the procedure is safe, reliable and effective according to researchers from the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. Increasingly used in reconstructive surgery, scientists say the procedure could soon be used in plastic surgery. Known as autologous fat grafting, or [...]

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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Success Stories

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Plastic surgery often gets a bad rap, but it has some unbelievable success stories that prove it can truly work miracles. The Huffington Post, UK Edition recently discussed some of these amazing feats, touching on the stem cell surgery that “allowed Katie Piper to partially regain her sight after being blinded by an acid attack” [...]

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Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon – Beyond the Required Certifications & Training

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Making the choice to undergo elective cosmetic surgery can be daunting. From weighing the benefits and drawbacks of different types of surgery, to fear of judgment from others, there are numerous factors that influence this life-changing decision. But one of the biggest challenges that those who choose to have cosmetic surgery face is finding the [...]

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Should Your Tax Dollars Be Spent on Buying Plastic Surgery to Help Reform Criminals?

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Before criminals complete their sentences and rejoin society, prison systems generally try to rehabilitate these inmates to ensure that they don’t become repeat offenders. Often times, rehabilitation means job training, life skills classes, drug education, or even therapy, but there is another, more controversial approach: plastic surgery. That’s right, plastic surgery. The theory is that [...]

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Pump Up The Volume

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

 The attraction to look and feel younger grows increasingly with age. Patients who feel youthful seek ways of appearing more like they did when they were younger; closer to how they see themselves inside. Plastic surgeons armed with more knowledge of the aging process have tried to address the goal of looking our best with many [...]

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Cosmetic Surgery Becoming “Mainstream” for Teens

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

From Madrid’s Fashion Week ban on too-thin models to Dove’s Campaign for “Real” Beauty, more and more big-name companies are taking responsibility for the image of beauty they portray in the media. This is due in large part to the toll it takes on young women’s self-esteem and image. But teen girls aren’t the only [...]

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