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Sad About Wrinkles? Botox Can Help With Depression

 

In a study that examined the connection between Botox and depression, scientists discovered that many patients reported better moods and fewer depressive symptoms after receiving the popular neuromodulator. The reason why Botox improves your mood […]

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Why Eating Healthy Helps You Heal After Plastic Surgery

 

Before going under the knife, many individuals spend time researching plastic surgery procedures, reading reviews from doctors, and sitting in consultations. However, one area that many people overlook is their diet. If you don’t eat […]

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Two Anti-Aging Alternatives to Traditional Injectables: Fat Injections and PRP

 

As adults get older, their skin loses elasticity, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles, prominent laugh lines and jowls, and overall flattening of facial curves. To help patients look and feel their best, plastic surgeons […]

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What You Do In The Years After a Facelift Can Affect Your Results

 

While the skin loses elasticity with age, facelifts allow individuals to enjoy younger-looking skin. However, did you know that the way you take care of your skin after a facelift can greatly impact the outcome? […]

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Plastic Surgery Recovery: 6 Tips For Healthy, Stress-Free Healing

 

The most common concern that patients have on their cosmetic surgery journey is how to prepare for it and what to expect during their recovery. Of course you should discuss with your board-certified plastic surgeon; however, […]

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How Plastic Surgery Trends Are Often Influenced by Where You Live

 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released the annual report on plastic surgery trends. It’s no surprise that selfie culture has brought more people into plastic surgery practices in the past year, asking […]

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All You Need to Know About Face Acids

 

While it may sound intimidating, using acids in your skincare regime is one of the best skin care practices you can have. Leading to clearer, brighter skin, acids help exfoliate the skin as well as […]

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J. Jason Wendel, M.D. Named a 2018 American Institute of Plastic Surgeons’ 10 Best in Tennessee For Patient Satisfaction

 

The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons has recognized the exceptional performance of Tennessee’s Plastic Surgeon J. Jason Wendel, M.D. as 2018 10 Best Plastic Surgeons for Patient Satisfaction. The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons is […]

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Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

 

This year, there is expected to be 260,000 new cases of breast cancer. However, according to a major international study, researchers have found that 70% of women with breast cancer can skip chemotherapy. The data […]

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Understanding Upper Facelift, Mid Facelift and Lower Facelift

 

Three of the most important terms to understand regarding facelift surgery are upper facelift, mid facelift and lower facelift. With varying techniques and areas affected by the treatment, patients who are considering a facelift should […]

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Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty

 

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery published a study that attributes dorsal reduction surgery to a patient’s improved social perception. Dr. Cherian Kandathil, M.D. and his colleagues assessed over 800 patients’ images who underwent rhinoplasty procedures to […]

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Non-surgical Solutions For Stretch Marks

 

It can be disappointing for a new mom when she puts in the work to lose her baby weight only to end up with stretch marks. Some moms find stretch marks innocuous while others are […]

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Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery Right Now

 

Since 1997, the number of men seeking cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures has tripled, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, reaching 1.2 million procedures in 2015. Traditionally, women make up the majority […]

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Middle-Aged Men at Greater Risk for Melanoma

 

According to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caucasian men between the ages of 55 and 64 are more likely than women to develop melanoma, and they often present with more aggressive forms […]

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Using Fillers to Simulate Instagram Filters

 

After downloading Instagram for the first time, author Brennan Kilbane realized the power and popularity of beautifying oneself through filters and apps like Facetune. He reached out to a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City […]

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What’s the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?

 

The leading wrinkle treatment, Botox, has been joined by other injectable botulinum toxins, Dysport and Xeomin. One Charlotte’s Book reader wanted to know the real reason to ask for Botox by brand name or if […]

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Plastic Surgery Trends of 2017

 

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released their annual report on plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic treatment trends. The ASAPS works with an independent research firm to compile the national data for procedures […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf 100 Award For Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

 

RealSelf Names Nashville Plastic Surgeon Among Leading Doctors of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine Nashville, TN – April 25, 2018 – J. Jason Wendel, M.D. has been announced as one of 100 board-certified doctors worldwide to […]

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How to Prepare Your Skin for Aesthetic Treatments

 

When it comes to laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, or fillers, it’s crucial that your skin is primed for the aesthetic treatment you will undergo to achieve the best possible results. Alcoholic beverages, supplements, and […]

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Could Botox Help Erase Scars?

By Mary Broome | April 19, 2018 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Botox is already the utility player for cosmetic procedures, including minimizing wrinkles, easing migraines, lessening underarm sweat, treating overactive bladders, and more. Now, medical experts are using Botox to treat or reduce scars from facial […]

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They Tried Kybella Injections To Smooth A Double Chin

 

Ani Palen, a community contributor at Charlotte’s Book, was obsessed with the idea of diminishing fullness under the chin with a nonsurgical procedure. Ani goes on to tell readers about her experience with Kybella and […]

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Belly Button Plastic Surgery Is Trending

 

There is likely a plastic surgery procedure available to improve the appearance of any imperfections an individual may have. Dr. Darren Smith, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, has noticed an increase in […]

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Salt Lake City Startup Has Stem Cell Treatment to Regenerate Skin

 

A Salt Lake City startup called PolarityTE, Inc. believes they have created a better treatment for burn victims. Their invention, SkinTE, is a stem cell mixture in a thick paste that would be spread onto […]

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7 Reasons Why Breast Fat Transfer Is On The Rise

 

In the last couple of years, breast fat transfer has been growing in popularity compared to breast augmentation or implant procedures. From 2015 to 2016, choosing to use one’s own fat for breast enhancement increased […]

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The Changing Shape of Plastic Surgery

 

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures in 2017. According to the annual report, there was a 2% increase in the number of surgical and […]

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5 Acne-Busting Treatments Recommended by Top Experts

By Mary Broome | February 27, 2018 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

Acne is tough to treat, and each individual’s skin is different, so it requires a treatment unique to their skin. If you’ve tried every type of product available at your local drugstore and still have […]

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An Alternative to Botox?

By Mary Broome | February 23, 2018 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Botox, as we all know, is used to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet, and much more. However, a new alternative could hit plastic surgeons’ offices across the world and may last longer than Botox […]

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Breast Reconstruction Studies Examine ADM, TRAM and DIEP Flap

 

The most commonly used technique for breast reconstruction is tissue expander with implant. A recent study conducted by the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida investigated the use of […]

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FDA Approves First Treatment for Breast Cancer with a Certain Inherited Genetic Mutation

By Mary Broome | January 25, 2018 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, approximately 252,710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this […]

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Cosmetic Procedures Can Improve Selfies and Take the Years Away

 

(Photo: Sarasota Magazine) According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent more than $13.5 billion – a record-breaking amount – on a variety of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2017. For Millennials, skin […]

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How Women in Comedy Are Destigmatizing Plastic Surgery

 

(Image: Getty Images/Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows) Some comediennes and actresses don’t shy away from talking about their bodies and the plastic surgery procedures they have underwent. In Take My Nose…Please!, a new documentary by director Joan Kron, the viewer […]

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Debunking Myths: Physicians’ Incomes Are to Blame for Rising Healthcare Costs

By Mary Broome | January 5, 2018 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

In the debate over rising healthcare costs, some critics will inevitably cite physicians’ incomes and fees as contributing factors. Experts like Walker Ray, MD and Tim Norbeck are working to debunk this false narrative and put to rest these […]

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High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment May Cause Nerve Injury

By Mary Broome | December 28, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

A 33-year-old woman from Thailand recently underwent a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for skin laxity. According to a recent case study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, this treatment caused a facial nerve injury. […]

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Plastic Surgery’s Overlooked Health Benefits

 

(Photo: Shutterstock via KSL.com) Historically, plastic surgery has been viewed as vain. However, for many patients, cosmetic surgery may not only boost their quality of life but also their overall health. For example, a popular […]

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‘Wonder’ Carries Message Hope Craniofacial Surgery Patients

By Mary Broome | December 14, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

(Photo: Slash Film) Dr. Scott Bartlett, a craniofacial surgeon from Philadelphia, shares his joy for the film Wonder, which gives viewers a greater understanding of children’s experiences with congenital deformities. Wonder tells the story of a fictional 10-year old boy named […]

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This App Will Bring Plastic Surgery To Your TV

 

Streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have dramatically changed the way we watch television. Now, The Plastic Surgery Network has created an Apple TV app, bringing to screens what it calls “the first and only proficient, content-driven arena for […]

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Why The Holiday Season Is The Perfect Time for Aesthetic Procedures

 

The holiday season is the perfect time for aesthetic treatments such as fillers, Botox and Dysport, laser treatments and much more. Why? Many patients come to plastic surgery offices to feel primed for holiday parties and photos. Some of the most popular […]

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Have You Heard About The Latest Celebrity-Inspired Plastic Surgery Trend?

 

(Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images via The Hollywood Reporter) Some of the hottest fitness and fashion trends are shining the spotlight on legs. The shape, size and length of the legs can make a dramatic difference on a woman’s overall […]

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Face Transplant Recipient: ‘I Bet It All’ and Won

By Mary Broome | November 13, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

(Photo: Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via USA Today) Pat Hardison, a volunteer fireman, recently spoke about his experience undergoing the world’s most extensive face transplant. After deciding to go through with it, Hardison waited 6 years and […]

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What A Breast Reduction Surgery Is Really Like

By Mary Broome | November 7, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Dana, a woman from New York, underwent breast reduction surgery and shared her experience leading up to it with the world. She explains, “You’re supposed to want big boobs,” but Dana’s case, her breast size was causing […]

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Are Lip Fillers Safe During Pregnancy?

By Mary Broome | October 30, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

With the recent news of Kylie Jenner’s reported pregnancy, many individuals are asking their doctors if it is safe to receive lip injections while pregnant. According to Dr. Alan Matarasso, president-elect of the American Society of Plastic […]

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Halloween’s Trending Procedure? PRP Breast Lifts

By Mary Broome | October 24, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News |
 

We are all familiar with the PRP Facial trend (thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian West), but there’s another procedure making waves this Halloween. PRP Breast Lifts are the latest non-invasive “it” treatment for boosting women’s breasts. Just like with facials, PRP […]

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Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Practice Offers Free Surgery for Shooting Victims

By Mary Broome | October 18, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News |
 

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, three plastic surgeons – Goesel Anson, MD, Michael Edwards, MD, and Terry Higgins, MD – along with the rest of their practice are donating their time and […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon

 

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. J. J. Wendel has WON the 2017 TOAST Readers’ Choice Award for Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Nashville for the second year in a row! Thank you to each and every one of you […]

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Make Their Journey Home

By Mary Broome | October 10, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Jadon and Anias McDonald underwent a 27-hour separation surgery – led by a pediatric neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon – in October of 2016 and have been in extensive rehabilitation ever since. At the […]

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Drug Maker Wants to Use Botox Technology to Cure Opioid Addiction

By Mary Broome | October 4, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Opioid addiction experts are thinking outside the box to develop new treatment strategies to be used in place of prescription painkillers and other opioids. Many who suffer from opioid addiction become dependent after being legally […]

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Social Media Decides Who Gets To Perform Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | September 27, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

In a socially driven society, plastic surgeons and general surgeons alike are taking their talent to social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook for potential clients to see their work. Millennials are the prime audience for these efforts; 40% […]

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Former Bachelor Contestant Shares Her Filler Treatment Results

By Mary Broome | September 20, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Former Bachelor contestant, Leah Costa, was fed up with looking exhausted. She saw a plastic surgeon for filler injections in the tear troughs (under eye area) and cheeks. Now, Leah feels confident, refreshed, looks well-rested and has […]

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Why It Could Be Risky to Find a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram

By Mary Broome | September 13, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Many plastic surgeons are using Instagram to promote their work in the operating room. This social media platform is often used as a search tool for many individuals seeking a plastic surgery. But is this […]

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What Every Man Should Know About Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | August 28, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

As more and more men are opting in to receive plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments, it’s important to keep in mind that procedures are tailored differently for men than women. Since every individual’s features differ, it’s […]

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The Age-defying Benefits of Forever Young BBL™

By Mary Broome | August 23, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Forever Young BBL™ is helping many men and women retain a youthful appearance without surgery. This system uses infrared invisible light technology (BroadBand Light) to provide visible complexion improvements. The Forever Young BBL laser has the […]

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Body Painting Teaches Plastic Surgeons the Art of Injection

By Mary Broome | August 15, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Did you know? Body painting is a new tool that can help plastic surgeons better understand how underlying muscles contribute to facial lines and wrinkles. According to Ricardo Frota Boggio, MD PhD, this innovative method has the potential […]

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Plastic Surgeon Performs Unique Skin Graft Procedure On Unlikely Patient

By Mary Broome | August 9, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Dr. Shrader, a plastic surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska, successfully replaced the charred bone of a wounded bald eagle with a skin graft. He took feathers and skin from the eagle’s groin and customized them to […]

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Boy With First Double Hand Transplant Can Now Hold A Baseball Bat

By Mary Broome | August 2, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Zion Harvey was the world’s first child to undergo a double hand transplant. After an 11-hour bilateral surgery and 18 months of recovery, Zion has exceeded previous adapted abilities and can write, feed and dress himself, […]

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Plastic Surgery for Men on The Rise

By Mary Broome | July 24, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Since 2000, male cosmetic surgery has increased dramatically – by 28% – and it’s only the beginning. With plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments requiring less downtime, men of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds are flocking to cosmetic […]

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The World’s Cosmetic Surgery Capitals

By Mary Broome | July 17, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Could you guess the top five countries that make up for almost half of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures? They are America, Brazil, Japan, Italy, and Mexico. Not the countries you had in mind? Us […]

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Plastic Surgery Organizations Unite for Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

 

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, and special plastic surgery foundations are joining forces in an effort to raise awareness. In a recent survey done by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly […]

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Help Dr. J. J. Wendel Get TOASTED

By Mary Broome | July 11, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

For the third consecutive year, Dr. J. J. Wendel has been nominated for Best Cosmetic Surgeon in the TOAST Readers’ Choice Awards! Please help support us and other local businesses by CLICKING HERE and voting now through August 1. We […]

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Demand for Plastic Surgery Growing with the Help of Millennial Men

By MedForward | July 5, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, thirty-one percent of men are extremely likely to consider a surgical or non-surgical procedure. Of them, fifty-eight percent were between the ages of 25-34, followed by […]

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PRP, Fillers and Injections Are the Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends in 2017

By Mary Broome | June 27, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Many individuals are opting-in for quick trips to the plastic surgeon’s office for, as some like to call it, “tweakments.” These are primarily non-surgical procedures such as fillers and injections (i.e. Botox, Volbella, Kybella, etc.). According to the American Society of Plastic […]

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Why Dad Might Be Interested In Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | June 21, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Moms aren’t the only ones seeking a Makeover to refresh their looks post-childbirth. Now more than ever, dads are signing up for cosmetic procedures to turn back the clock and turn up their self-confidence. According to the American Society […]

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Inform Your Plastic Surgeon If You’re Taking Psychoactive Drugs

By Mary Broome | June 13, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

If you are a plastic surgery patient, it is important to share information about your psychoactive and prescription drug usage with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery. Not disclosing this information can lead to complications in surgery. […]

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Maintaining Results After Liposuction

By Mary Broome | June 6, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. Many individuals choose to undergo liposuction to improve their appearance and boost their self-esteem just in time for swimsuit season. It’s important to remember that while liposuction is a solution, […]

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Workplace Competition Leads More Men To Botox

By Mary Broome | May 30, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Women aren’t the only ones trying to minimize the wrinkles and frown lines. Men are also fighting ageism, competing to stay relevant especially in the workplace. Determined to do something about the signs of aging on his face, David, […]

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How Plastic Surgery Can Relieve Pain

By Mary Broome | May 22, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

In this video, plastic surgeon Dr. Phil Haeck shares that many women receive a breast reduction due to pain in the neck, shoulders and back. These patients have tried everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy, but they ultimately […]

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Know This If You Have Breast Implants

By Mary Broome | May 18, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Nearly every case of rare cancer being traced back to breast implants, called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma or ALCL, has been linked to textured implants. Symptoms including breast pain, lumps, fluid buildup, and swelling should be […]

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Defy Signs of Aging with Dermal Fillers

By Mary Broome | May 9, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Did you know that our facial muscles work closer to the skin’s surface as we age, which makes smile lines and crow’s feet more visible? And on top of that, facial skin starts to stretch, adding […]

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FDA Update on Breast Implants Causing Cancer

By Mary Broome | May 3, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Since 2011, the FDA and a board of experts in plastic surgery, epidemiology, pathology and oncology have worked together to dive deep into the reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in patients with saline and […]

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What Surgeons & High Performance Athletes Have In Common

By Mary Broome | April 25, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Athletes and surgeons are not that different. Many characteristics of an athlete can be found in plastic surgeons around the world. Heightened focus and anticipation, as well as quick decision-making and coordination are a few […]

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Fillers and Injections are the Biggest Trends in Plastic Surgery This Year

By Mary Broome | April 17, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

By no surprise are dermal fillers and facial injections the latest trends in plastic surgery. These simple ‘tweakments’, as some surgeons like to call them, require no downtime and can easily be done over a lunch break or during a […]

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Why Millennials Are Flocking to Botox

By Mary Broome | April 11, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News |
 

For many years, Botox has been highly requested by boomers to reverse the signs of aging. However, Millennials are taking the baton on using Botox for wrinkles, but as a preventative measure. Botox improves the appearance […]

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How A Tummy Tuck Can Get You Ready For Summer

By Mary Broome | March 27, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Beach season is quickly approaching and more clients are thinking about tummy tuck. Recovery time is an important factor in the decision, as they want to make sure that they are healed and will look great before […]

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Mommy Makeovers Make A Comeback

By Mary Broome | March 20, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News |
 

For many new moms, it’s difficult to lose post-pregnancy fat, remove loose skin, and magically make everything appear perky and full once again. Enter: Mommy Makeover. The overall goal of a Mommy Makeover is to restore […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Be Ashamed For Undergoing Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | March 13, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News |
 

According to Elite Daily, there are two types of individuals who undergo plastic surgery. One being the person who tells everyone they know about their transformation and the other being the person who never tells […]

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Face Transplants Becoming More Routine

By Mary Broome | February 27, 2017 | Category: Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Recently, Mayo Clinic has been pressing the question of whether or not insurers should be covering the cost of a face transplant. Face transplants are taking place more regularly in the operating room, so should […]

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