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The Best Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatments

By Mary Broome | November 23, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

With all the advancements in medical aesthetics, beauty lovers can turn back the hands of time with a range of minimally invasive treatments that require little to no downtime. Below are some of the most […]

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Male Plastic Surgery Options That Boost Confidence

By Mary Broome | November 16, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

The number of men seeking plastic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is on the rise. While they may have different aesthetic needs than women, their ultimate goal is the same: looking and feeling their […]

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Male Breast Cancer Patients Have Breast Reconstruction Options, Too

By Mary Broome | November 9, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

According to, approximately 2,650 men are likely to receive a breast cancer diagnosis in 2021. About 530 men are expected to die of the disease. Breast cancer often goes undetected in men for longer […]

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Our Biggest Events of the Year

By Mary Broome | | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

November 17th is National Botox Day, and we’re gearing up to celebrate at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery. As the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the world today, we can’t believe April 2022 […]

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Top 5 Questions to Ask if You’re Considering a Chemical Peel

By Mary Broome | November 2, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Chemical peels have gained significant popularity over the past few years, as they address signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles and skin concerns such as acne and discoloration, without surgery. However, chemical peels come […]

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How To Fade The Dark Spots On Your Skin That Summer Left Behind

By Mary Broome | November 1, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Summer is officially over and depending on how diligent you were with sunscreen, you may be noticing new, unwanted dark spots on your skin. Melasma, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation are all types of discoloration that can […]

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Buccal Fat Removal Explained

By Mary Broome | October 19, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Unless you’re a plastic surgery aficionado, or you religiously follow Chrissy Teigen’s Instagram, you may be unfamiliar with buccal fat removal. This procedure is less well-known than breast augmentation, facelifts, and fillers, despite having been around for about 50 […]

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Ways To Maximize Your Body Contouring Treatment Results

By Mary Broome | October 12, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Non-surgical body contouring procedures come in many forms, such as fat melting and fat dissolving. These types of treatments can help spot-treat small, stubborn pockets of fat that are hard to reduce, even with regular […]

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Keep the Lumps Out of Your Cups

By Mary Broome | October 7, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. On average, every 2 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the US. While rare, men […]

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How to Achieve a Beautiful Jawline, Minus the Surgery

By Mary Broome | October 5, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Tired of staring at yourself on Zoom and seeing a jawline you’re not happy with? You’re not alone in feeling self-conscious about your jawline. Dubbed, the “Zoom Boom,” many more people have opted into plastic […]

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The Best Cosmetic Procedures to Get Done Before the Holidays

By Mary Broome | September 28, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

As autumn approaches and the weather cools, many patients are interested in cosmetic procedures during this time. The holidays will be here before we know it, and we all want to look our best when […]

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What to Know Before Your First Plastic Surgery Consultation

By Mary Broome | September 21, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

So you’ve made an appointment for a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, but now what? At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we understand that a first-time consult can bring about some nerves and […]

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How to Improve Skin Elasticity

By Mary Broome | September 14, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Aging causes your skin to lose its natural plumpness due to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin, which are two major structural proteins that give firmness and elasticity to your skin. Besides […]

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The Ultimate Skincare Hack is Layering Your Laser Treatments

By Mary Broome | September 7, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Laser treatments are popular for various skin goals, including boosting collagen production, smoothing fine lines, treating hyperpigmentation, and skin tightening. The long-lasting effects of receiving laser treatments far outweigh the short post-treatment stress period that […]

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Why You Should Get a Chemical Peel Despite Their Reputation


Many people may hear the term “chemical peel” and think of red skin, thanks to ‘90s television and the intensity of the word “peel” in the name. Most famously, Sex and the City’s Samantha’s facial […]

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What Exactly is a Vampire Facial?

By Mary Broome | August 24, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Have you ever scrolled through Instagram to see a photo of your favorite celebrity or influencer’s face seemingly covered in blood? They’re not practicing for their Halloween makeup looks and what you’re seeing isn’t as […]

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Why Many Are Choosing Chin Filler For Facial Balancing

By Mary Broome | August 17, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Experts believe that chin filler will be the next big trend to sweep dermal filler aesthetics since the lip filler, amid the post-Zoom boom of interest in injectables for facial optimization, balance, and rejuvenation.  The […]

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All You Need to Know About Microneedling Under the Eyes

By Mary Broome | August 10, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Collagen production and levels of the protein elastin decrease naturally as you age, which changes your skin. The older we get, the more likely it is to notice visible dark circles and veins under the […]

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Summer May Be Ending but the Deals Keep Coming

By Mary Broome | August 5, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Dreading the end of summer or sad to send kids off to college? Through the month of August, enjoy a FREE PRODUCT with your purchase of $1,000 or more while supplies last, only at Dr. […]

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Everything to Know About the Rise of Wedding “Tweakments”

By Mary Broome | August 3, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day. After all, weddings are all about capturing special memories and moments for years to come. Now more than ever, people are looking to […]

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Dr. Wendel Named One of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons for Breast Augmentation

By Mary Broome | July 27, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

This year for the first time, Newsweek partnered with Statista Inc., a global market research and consumer data firm, to find America’s Best Plastic Surgeons. The official 2021 results were recently announced, and Dr. Jason […]

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Everything You Need to Know About the Bullhorn Lip Lift

By Mary Broome | July 20, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

The bullhorn lip lift, also known as a subnasal lip lift, is one of the more popular lip lifts types. A bullhorn lip lift is a cosmetic surgery that shortens the space between the base […]

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Is 2021 the Year of the Neck?

By Mary Broome | July 13, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

The pandemic-inspired trends in plastic surgery are showing no signs of slowing down. Thanks to the “Zoom Boom” and an overall increase in screen time, more people are noticing “tech neck,” leading to a greater […]

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FDA Approves Restylane Contour

By Mary Broome | July 6, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

In 2021, a balanced and beautiful facial structure is more sought-after than ever, with lifted and sculpted cheeks being a focal point. Based on reports, searches online for cheek fillers have risen 218% since 2018. […]

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Are We Done Shaming People For Having “Work Done” Yet?

By Mary Broome | June 30, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

According to one study, the plastic surgery industry is projected to be worth 43.9 billion dollars by 2025. As beauty trends shift, it creates a ripple effect in medical aesthetics. Lifted eyes, smoothed foreheads, and […]

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Plastic Surgery Treatments to Eliminate Cellulite

By Mary Broome | June 29, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Summer is finally here, and the longer, hotter days make us want to shed layers and show more skin. While this is a long-awaited season for most, some dread the appearance of cellulite.  If you […]

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The Botox Lip Flip Explained

By Mary Broome | June 23, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

In the world of cosmetic treatments, lip fillers have always been one of the more popular procedures. However, thanks to recent TikTok trends, an alternative to dermal lip fillers – the Botox “Lip Flip” – […]

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From Supersized to Subtly Enhanced: The Evolution of Breast Implants

By Mary Broome | June 8, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

Breast implant trends have been shifting for several years. In the early 2000s, larger breasts were the aesthetic ideal. Now, studies indicate an increasing demand for breast reductions and more natural-looking breast augmentation. Other than being aesthetically pleasing, […]

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The 2020 Sunscreen Trend Reports Low SPF Usage

By Mary Broome | June 1, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

New data from RealSelf shows more people are using anti-aging products than they are using sunscreen daily. In fact, a whopping 62 percent of Americans use anti-aging skincare products whereas only 11 percent are applying […]

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New Study Suggests Injectable Dermal Fillers Not Only Fill, but Lift!

By Mary Broome | May 25, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,

Injectable dermal fillers provide a minimally invasive approach to reducing facial lines and wrinkles and restore volume to the face. Due to their popularity and benefits, plastic surgeons are finding ways to maximize the benefits. […]

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Is Cosmetic Acupuncture the New Botox?

By Mary Broome | May 18, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Natural solutions that are alternatives to Botox have been on the rise in the world of beauty! One of these alternatives called cosmetic acupuncture or “acu-facelift”, doesn’t require the patient to have permanent or semi-permanent […]

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More Millennials are Opting for Surgical Brow Lifts over Non-Invasive Treatments

By Mary Broome | May 4, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are known for their striking facial features. In recent years, this look has become an inspiration for many millennials across the globe.  While surgical brow lifts were previously sought after […]

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Get A Sculpted Jawline

By Mary Broome | April 27, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,

Are you noticing signs of aging appearing around your neck and jawline area? As the fastest aging part of the body, noticing changes in these areas is perfectly normal and natural. However, thanks to plastic […]

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2020’s Most Requested Aesthetic Procedures

By Mary Broome | April 20, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,

2020 was full of adjustments and learning to live with a new normal. Many people transitioned to working from home, having vast amounts of Zoom calls, and seeing themselves on camera more than usual. While […]

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Last Call for Your Quarantine Transformation

By Mary Broome | April 13, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

Although no one is sad to say goodbye to a year of quarantining, some of the perks of working from home and social distancing will be missed, especially when it comes to aesthetic treatments and […]

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Chronic Stress Could Lead to Hair Loss This Way

By Mary Broome | April 6, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

A recent study using mice at Harvard University found a possible explanation for how chronic stress leads to hair loss. The researchers found that a “major stress hormone causes follicle stem cells to stay in […]

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Will the Plastic Surgery Boom Last After the Pandemic?

By Mary Broome | March 30, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

When the pandemic started, plastic surgery took a step back around the world as fearful patients cancelled their procedures and practices had to close their doors to non-essential patients. However, within a few months, the […]

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Is Chin Augmentation the New Nose Job?

By Mary Broome | March 23, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,

Plastic surgery and medical aesthetics have been increasing in demand during the pandemic, as people spend more and more time looking at their often makeup-free reflection on video calls. More specifically, chin augmentations are on […]

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How to Prevent Premature Skin Aging

By Mary Broome | March 16, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

There is nothing wrong with the natural process of aging, but sometimes premature skin aging can be a nuisance. While you can’t stop the clock, try out these helpful tips to keep your skin youthful […]

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The A-to-Z Guide to All the Different Kinds of Aesthetic Breast Procedures

By Mary Broome | March 9, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

With so many options, choosing the right aesthetic breast procedure for you can be a difficult task. However, New Beauty recently shared the core options according to plastic surgeons. The first popular choice is breast […]

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RealSelf Reveals the Top 20 Highest Rated Cosmetic Procedures of the Year, According to RealSelf Worth It Ratings Shared by Patients

By Mary Broome | February 9, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

RealSelf, a popular destination for cosmetic treatment news and information for patients and doctors alike, recently released their Top 20 Highest Rated Cosmetic Procedures of the Year. Thousands of real patients rated their favorite procedures […]

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Breast Implants: Do They Affect One Another?

By Mary Broome | February 2, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be administered, there have been a few cases of inflammatory reactions in those who currently have dermal filler. However, plastic surgeons across the country have urged individuals not to […]

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As Self-Care ‘Tweakments’ Surge, Two Medical Aesthetic Companies Join Forces

By Mary Broome | January 26, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,

As demand for aesthetic treatments rise, two medical aesthetic companies, Merz Aesthetics and Candela Corporation are working together to provide what they describe to be “one of the broadest medical aesthetics portfolios in the world.” […]

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Why Men Are Starting to Get Fillers

By Mary Broome | January 19, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

A common myth regarding plastic surgery and medical aesthetics is that it is only for women. However, procedures for men are on the rise, and more men than ever have been choosing dermal fillers to […]

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Does the COVID Vaccine Pose Potential Side Effects for Dermal Filler Patients? A Dermatologist Weighs In

By Mary Broome | January 12, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Now that the FDA-approved Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations are being circulated, individuals with dermal filler or other cosmetic injections want to know if they will experience side effects after receiving the vaccination. At least […]

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The Evolving Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | January 5, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Over the last four years, there has been a 25% increase in the use of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for cosmetic procedures. The natural growth factors found in PRP now serve many different purposes for patients. From […]

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The Innovative New Ways Plastic Surgeons Are Using Injectables to Sculpt the Face

By Mary Broome | December 29, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Sculpting the face with injectables, such as dermal fillers or Botox, is an art form for many plastic surgeons. Non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments can be used to alter facial features in amazing ways without ever […]

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Recovering from BBL Surgery

By Mary Broome | December 22, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery, or BBL, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that involves transferring fat from different areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, to the buttocks to create a more […]

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Tips to Feel Good and Look Great this Holiday Season and Into the New Year

By Mary Broome | December 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

As we look forward to the holiday season and ringing in the new year, we all want to look and feel our best. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we can help you get […]

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Why Some Plastic Surgeons Say the ‘Control Factor’ Is Fueling a Rise in Aesthetic Treatments During COVID

By Mary Broome | December 8, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

In every region across the country, the rise of patients requesting aesthetic treatments has been on the rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no sign of slowing down. Some plastic surgeons suggest the […]

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The Aesthetic Treatments Doctors Say Millennials Should Get This Winter

By Mary Broome | December 1, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

Millennials are a youthful generation, but there are several cosmetic treatments that can help them slow the aging process before it begins to show. By taking care of their skin now, millennials can help prevent […]

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What a Proactive Anti-Aging Skin-Care Routine Looks Like

By Mary Broome | November 24, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:

It’s never too early to begin your anti-aging regimen. In fact, a proactive skin care routine can help you maintain a youthful look for decades down the line. Consider these tips and tricks for how […]

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The Procedures Plastic Surgeons Say Generation Xers Want Most


It’s hard to believe that the generation that brought us the bold power shoulder, as well as the iconic grunge look in the 90s, is finally all grown up. Even in middle age adulthood, Generation […]

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According to Plastic Surgeons, Masks Are Causing More People to Get Cosmetic Surgery on Their Ears

By Mary Broome | November 10, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, plastic surgeons have seen cosmetic treatments on the rise as more and more individuals spend their days looking at themselves on Zoom, or perhaps finally have the time on their […]

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The Best In-Office Back Treatments to Undergo During Winter Break

By Mary Broome | November 3, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,

With holiday vacations and winter break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your end of the year aesthetic treatments. If you’re unsure which treatment to choose, consider these top […]

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What Exactly to Look for in Breast Lift Results

By Mary Broome | October 27, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

Changing breast form and shape is a natural, albeit frustrating part of aging. Whether it is due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones, or gravity, women may find that their breasts are no longer as perky or […]

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Surgery for Benign Breast Disease Does Not Impair Future Breastfeeding Capability

By Mary Broome | October 20, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

Benign breast disease is incredibly frequent in women across the country. In fact, in the United States, nearly one million women are diagnosed with a benign breast condition each year, and approximately one in two […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Delayed Breast Reconstruction

By Mary Broome | October 13, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

Did you know that over 70% of women do not know that undergoing breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy or lumpectomy is an option? Waiting to undergo breast reconstruction is completely okay and understandable. […]

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Breast Implants – Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient Communication

By Mary Broome | October 6, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

The Food and Drug Administration recently released a final guidance containing recommendations for the labeling components, such as format and content, of saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants. This guidance was developed with the intent […]

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How to Address Tired-Looking Eyes, Crow’s Feet, and Dark Circles

By Mary Broome | September 29, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

If you notice crow’s feet, wrinkles, heavy brows, saggy lids, or puffiness around your eyes, you’re not alone. When it comes to aging, one of the first places individuals begin to notice the appearance of […]

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What can you do to help your injectable fillers last longer?

By Mary Broome | September 22, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

It’s no surprise that dermal fillers are one of the most popular choices for cosmetic treatment across the country. Dermal fillers can help smooth wrinkles, restore facial volume, and plump lips before slowly fading away […]

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Why Interest in BOTOX® Cosmetic Is Booming

By Mary Broome | September 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,

With Covid-19 keeping individuals at home, plastic surgeons across the country have seen a rise in patients. More specifically, one New York dermatologist Michele Green, MD notes that the largest number of patients and most […]

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How to Use Active Anti-Aging Ingredients If You Have Sensitive Skin

By Mary Broome | September 8, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

If you suffer from skin irritation when using anti-aging products that contain ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, or glycolic acid, you’re not alone. Sensitive skin is a common and frustrating problem for many individuals. […]

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Why Plastic Surgeons Say 2020 Is the Year of the ‘Daddy Do-Over’

By Mary Broome | September 1, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

You’ve heard about the ‘Mommy Makeover’ but have you heard about the ‘Daddy Do-Over?’ Despite the unpredictability of 2020, one thing that did go as expected by the Aesthetic Society is the rise in men […]

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Masks Are Making Us Eye-Obsessed – & Cosmetic Surgeries Are On The Rise

By Mary Broome | August 25, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

As we continue to wear masks in public, people are becoming more focused on their visible features, especially the eyes. Eye procedures, such as Botox injections and brow lifts, are trending in the world of […]

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Chins Are the New Cheeks: Why Chin-Enhancing Options Are Trending

By Mary Broome | August 18, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

For decades, those interested in facial rejuvenation have focused mainly on the cheeks and eyes. Now, chin enhancement is trending among men and women who wish to add or remove volume in the chin area […]

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How Long Is the Recovery for a Breast Augmentation?

By Mary Broome | August 11, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

Are you interested in breast augmentation surgery? Like any operation, this popular plastic surgery procedure requires extensive preparation and recovery time. Each individual who undergoes breast augmentation will have a unique experience, but a complete […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Facial Asymmetry

By Mary Broome | August 4, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

Facial asymmetry is something that everyone experiences. 100% of the population has an asymmetrical face, which explains why many people feel they have a “bad” side or a “good side,” especially when taking photos. No […]

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Kissability Study Results Suggest Both Subject and Partner Satisfaction With Restylane Kysse

By Mary Broome | July 28, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

Restylane recently performed a Kissability study of its injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) lip filler, Restylane Kysse. The study included both subject and partner satisfaction, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. The Kissability study found 100% […]

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Lifestyle, Age, and Sex Affect Several Biophysical Properties of the Skin

By Mary Broome | July 21, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

According to a study from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, lifestyle habits may affect the skin’s sebum levels, pH, and subcutaneous hydration. Factors including diet, sleeping habits, time spent on electronic devices, age, and sex […]

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The Sunscreen Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know About SPF

By Mary Broome | July 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

Finding the right sunscreen for your skin type and ingredient preferences can be overwhelming. Today, sunscreen labels list many different terms and claims. How can you know what they all mean, and better yet, what […]

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FDA Approves the Chin Filler JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC From Allergan Aesthetics

By Mary Broome | July 7, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company, has received FDA approval to use JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC for the use of chin augmentation in adults over 21 years old. This marks the fifth approval among JUVÉDERM cosmetic fillers […]

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Predicts New Industry Trends Amidst COVID-19 Reopenings


The world’s largest plastic surgeon organization, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), recently conducted a survey to discover which plastic surgery procedures are top of mind for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. As consultations […]

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Could Be Effective For Hair Loss


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be an effective and safe hair loss treatment for many adults. During PRP hair restoration treatment, a specialist will draw the patient’s blood, then place it into a centrifuge that […]

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New Technique Retains Nipple Color in Men After Breast Reduction


When plastic surgeons perform breast reduction surgery for men, they typically temporarily remove the nipple and regraft it back to the breast at the end of surgery. For some patients, this results in lighter nipples, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning


Have you ever tried dermaplaning? This popular skin treatment removes dead skin and hair from the face, resulting in a smooth, glowing, youthful complexion. It also allows skin care products to absorb more easily and […]

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The FDA Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders to protect individuals from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and BIA-ALCL-related complications and deaths. […]

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What Is A Breast Reduction and What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?


Women wish to undergo breast reduction surgery for several reasons. Whether they desire smaller, more proportional breasts, or wish to alleviate physical discomfort caused by their large breasts, getting a breast reduction can offer life-changing […]

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4 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Postponed Cosmetic Surgery


Some of us are using this extra time at home to spring clean, spend more quality with loved ones, or even try a new workout routine. However, if you had plastic surgery or a cosmetic […]

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How Doctors Are Prioritizing Care During the Coronavirus Crisis


As the COVID-19 statistics become increasingly grim, more hospitals and healthcare systems are postponing nonessential surgeries. While surgeries like breast augmentation and rhinoplasty can wait, many are wondering whether procedures such as reconstructing a breast […]

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How Laser and Radiofrequency Treatments Rejuvenate Your Skin


One of the most common aesthetic concerns is how to stop the signs of aging. While some supplements and dietary changes may be able to help, laser and radiofrequency skin treatments are known to be […]

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Botox is Now Being Used for Body Contouring


Noninvasive body contouring treatments are incredibly popular these days. But the latest way of sculpting your body without going under the knife? Botox. Along with being an effective way to smooth out wrinkles on the […]

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Traditional Facelift Vs Noninvasive Facelift


Are you considering a facelift to reduce the signs of aging? Thanks to dermal fillers and other skin injections, some patients may not need to undergo a surgical facelift. For younger patients who might not need the traditional […]

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Patience is Important After Your Mommy Makeover


Motherhood is a beautiful experience, and while mothers adore their children, they are often left feeling unhappy with the ways pregnancy and childbirth have changed their bodies. Loss of volume in the breasts, sagging skin […]

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Tackling Common Tummy Tuck Myths


For men and women alike, a flat stomach is the epitome of a fit, healthy and attractive figure. But whether due to genetics, childbearing or lifestyle habits, achieving that slim and smooth belly can feel […]

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The Aesthetic Treatments You Should Be Getting Now in Order to See Results by Summer


You don’t have to love winter to acknowledge that the season does come with some unique perks. Perhaps the best of all is that the colder months are the ideal time to rejuvenate your skin, […]

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Interest in Plastic Surgery Revisions on the Rise, According to New RealSelf Report


RealSelf recently released their Aesthetics Trend Report which highlights the 20 non-surgical and surgical procedures that saw the highest year-over-year growth in interest. According to this report, interest in plastic surgery and corrective procedures is […]

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AbbVie Creates Allergan Aesthetics and Names New Leadership Team


Research-based biopharmaceutical company AbbVie has announced the creation of a new global business, Allergan Aesthetics. Operating under the AbbVie umbrella, Allergan Aesthetics will include leading aesthetic products like BOTOX Cosmetic, the JUVEDERM collection of dermal […]

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How To Decide If You Need A Breast Lift, Breast Implants Or Both


Throughout her lifetime, a woman’s body goes through many changes – especially during pregnancy. This can cause her breasts to sag and lose volume. Breast augmentation with or without lift can be a great option […]

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The Most Commonly Asked Questions About In-Office Procedures, Answered


Will rhinoplasty surgery impact the rest of my face? How can I tell if I’m a candidate for a facelift? These questions, along with many others, are frequently asked by individuals who are new to […]

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What Is Lip Edge Filler?


A procedure that’s already popular in Korea, lip edge filler, is gaining popularity in the United States. Rather than adding volume to the entire lip, this technique is designed to slightly raise the edges of […]

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I Got Filler To Reduce My Acne Scarring — Here Are The Results


Acne scars can permanently alter the texture of your skin, causing ‘dents’ to form in place of pimples. In order to improve the overall texture and appearance of her skin, Amerley Ollennu, writer for Refinery […]

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Why This Face Shape Is the Secret to a Youthful Look


According to West Palm Beach dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer, the heart-shaped face is considered to be the ideal face shape because it is seen as more youthful. This is because, as we age, the fat […]

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How Jawline Fillers Are Used To Sculpt The Face


Popular among men and women, jawline fillers help patients achieve a slimmer and more defined jawline. During treatment, providers use a cannula to layer hyaluronic acid filler among muscle tissue in the jawline, contouring the […]

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Lower Facelift vs. Neck Lift: What’s the Difference?


Age, genetics, and gravity can cause the skin in the neck and chest to loosen and sag. Unfortunately, no amount of skin creams and at-home treatments can tighten the skin and restore its youthful appearance. […]

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How to Make the Most of Acids in Your Skin Care Routine


Our skin is constantly shedding old cells and creating new ones. As the cells regenerate, old skin cells remain on the surface of the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. Dermatologic surgeon Amy Paul recommends […]

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Cosmetic Surgery and the Psychology of Aging


A study published in the Journal of Aging Studies uncovered that, as individuals age, their motivations for undergoing cosmetic procedures change. Data was collected from a group of men and women between the ages of […]

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FDA Proposes Boxed Warning for Breast Implants


On Wednesday, the US FDA proposed that breast implant manufacturers use a boxed warning to spell out possible complications from the devices. Patients should be informed of the risk of rare cancers (BIA-ALCL), other symptoms […]

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Which Cosmetic Procedures Are Safe—and Which Aren’t—During Cancer Treatment?


Many people recognize that cancer has the possibility of touching their lives. When it actually happens, they’re unprepared for how the diagnosis will affect them physically and emotionally. In addition to making patients feel ill, […]

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Changes to Abdominal Muscles After Pregnancy May Affect ‘Tummy Tuck’ Results


The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) published a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This study uncovered that postpartum changes in the abdominal muscles affect the outcome of tummy tuck […]

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Children’s Skin Health Is Shaped By Their Mothers’


The Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study in which a team of researchers evaluated the relationship between a mother’s bacteria and her child’s. 158 children participated in the study, and 50 of those children […]

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Americans Crave Younger-Looking Eyes, According to Facial Plastic Surgeons


Recent studies have found that men and women who undergo eye treatments are seen as more likable and trustworthy. These discoveries have been met with an increased popularity in eyelid treatments. The American Academy of […]

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5 Things Anyone Considering Liposuction Needs to Know


A surgical procedure designed to remove fat, liposuction helps patients to sculpt and tighten stubborn areas of their body. This procedure is especially helpful for individuals who cannot seem to lose pockets of unwanted fat […]

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Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons ‘Erase The Hate’ In Tattoo Removal Campaign


In Oklahoma City, a local plastic surgery office is removing gang and hate-related tattoos for free. The service is designed to ‘Erase the Hate’ from the community by giving people the opportunity to remove images […]

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Two Types of Rhinoplasty Explained – Cosmetic vs Functional


Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is most commonly recognized as a cosmetic procedure. However, many people do not know that there are two types of rhinoplasty: cosmetic and functional. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is type […]

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Scientists Discover Pathway to Skin Regeneration


Ultraviolet light from the sun causes what experts call photoaging. This form of aging appears in the form of dark spots and wrinkles. Scientists have been working to uncover ways to eliminate signs of photoaging, […]

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Boomers Back on Dating Scene Spurring Rise in Cosmetic Procedures, Per ASPS Statistics


New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have revealed that more patients over the age of 55 are opting for cosmetic procedures. Surgeons have concluded that this surge in procedures can be […]

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‘Daddy-Do-Overs’: Men Increasingly Getting Plastic Surgery


According to a new report, more men are taking advantage of cosmetic procedures, with the majority being middle aged. Surgeons believe that the increase in interest is triggered by men noticing changes in their bodies […]

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Treatment and Prevention of Spider Veins


Appearing as blue, purple, or red lines on the skin, spider veins are small, damaged veins that form on the legs and face. While they do not cause any harm, some patients wish to remove […]

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Three Minimally Invasive Beauty Enhancements That Offer Natural Results


While there is an upward trend in cosmetic enhancements, some patients are favoring nonsurgical options over aesthetic surgery. These non-invasive treatments allow patients to achieve their rejuvenation goals through natural options rather than through artificial […]

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5 Common Post-Pregnancy Body Changes—and What You Can Do About Them


Pregnancy adds a great deal of stress to a woman’s body, and after pregnancy, many women experience physical changes that make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. To help women bring back their confidence, plastic […]

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Study Proposes New Standards for Safely Performing Brazilian Butt Lift


Fat grafting, a popular technique used in the Brazilian butt lift procedure, has attracted a growing concern about complications resulting from the surgery. To address this concern, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted a […]

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“I Got Fillers for My Chronic Under Eye Circles and the Results Were Impressive”


Under eye bags aren’t just a sign of sleep deprivation or an allergic reaction. Age and heredity can take a toll on the body and result in chronically puffy, swollen, or saggy eyes. As we […]

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To Breast Lift Or Not To Breast Lift?


Designed to lift a patient’s breast tissue and nipple, breast lift procedures remove excess skin in order to give patients a more youthful appearance. Breast lifts are often considered by women who are unhappy with […]

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‘Tummy Tuck’ Can Be Safely Performed in Obese Patients, Study Reports


A study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons concluded that tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) can be safely performed on obese patients. The study included 82 patients who underwent tummy tuck […]

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Americans Spent More than $16.5 Billion on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in 2018


In a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), researchers discovered that Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic and minimally invasive procedures in 2018, marking a 4% increase from 2017. […]

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Allergan 360° Aesthetics Report Explores Patients’ Needs and Motivations


Allergan PLC recently released a study (360° Aesthetics Report) in which researchers observed cosmetic trends worldwide. Through the study, Allergen collected data from 14,500 consumers and 1,300 plastic surgeons in 18 countries. Results concluded that […]

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Dermatologists Reveal the Most Cost-Effective Ways to Beat Hyperpigmentation


Whether due to too much time in the sun or post-pregnancy melasma, hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which areas of the skin appear darker than others. These dark spots can be difficult to fade, […]

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New Plastic Surgery Stats Reveal Trends Toward Body Enhancement


Recently released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicate that nearly a quarter million more plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2018 than have been performed is previous years. These statistics suggest […]

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Deep Plane Facelifting Technique and Other Methods Equally Safe, Study Suggests


Essentially the same as a superficial muscular aponeurotic system facelift (SMAS), deep plane facelifts target release and movement of muscle and fat layers in the face. This is differs from the traditional facelift procedure which […]

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Here’s What to Do About All That Loose Skin After Weight Loss, According to Doctors


While rapid weight loss has a number of benefits (increased energy levels, smaller clothing sizes, more body definition, etc.), a common side effect is loose skin. Loose, hanging skin occurs due to the the skin […]

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How to Get Spring-Ready Skin


March has come in like a lion, true to form. Although you may have spent winter days bundled up and drinking tea, it’s time to think warm thoughts and get ready for spring. Here at […]

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RealSelf Ranks the “Most Worth It” Surgical and Nonsurgical Procedures for 2019


Using customers’ ratings, RealSelf recently published the surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures that are deemed “most worth it” for 2019. The results conclude that the highest satisfaction rates for surgical treatments are linked to breast […]

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Autologous Breast Reconstruction is a Safe Alternative After Implant Failure


After a mastectomy, breast implants are the primary choice for breast reconstruction. However, what happens when implant-based reconstruction fails? Plastic surgeons suggest using an autologous breast reconstruction technique for women who have had implant-related complications. […]

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Volume Loss, Not Just ‘Sagging,’ Causes Upper Lip Aging


Researchers have discovered a new contributor to upper lip aging – volume loss. As we age, the upper lip lengthens and the soft tissue thickness decreases. The lengthening and thinning of the upper lip leads […]

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Breast Augmentation and Liposuction Procedures Are Evolving in 2019


Plastic surgeons are noticing a shift in the way patients think about breast augmentation and liposuction procedures. For breast augmentation procedures, patients are beginning to choose implants that have a teardrop shape rather than a […]

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Botox May Help Prevent Migraines


Botox injections are known to decrease the frequency of migraines. However, a recent study has been exploring the use of Botox treatments as a way of preventing migraine headaches. Pooled data showed that, in comparison […]

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Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing Demonstrates Improved Scar Results

By Mary Broome | January 14, 2019 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

In a recent study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of using fractional CO2 laser treatment to improve the outcome of skin grafts. Researchers measured the pigmentation, resizing, and roughness of skin grafts after treating with the […]

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Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients


In an article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a study reveals that nasal surgery can relieve obstructed breathing and, as a result, can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in select patients. 85% […]

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Treatment Attempts to Dissolve Cellulite

By Mary Broome | January 2, 2019 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

Cellulite is difficult to eliminate as the ligaments tether themselves from the underlying muscles to the skin. Over the years, there have been several treatments that were designed to improve the appearance of cellulite, but […]

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New Method of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain for Some Cancer Survivors


Plastic surgeons are studying a new approach to breast reconstruction in which they place implants on top of rather than under the pectoral muscles. This places the implants just underneath the skin where breast tissue […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings


Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings and Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education on RealSelf Nashville, TN Plastic Surgeon Named Among the Top 1,000 Aesthetic Doctors on […]

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Tummy Tuck Reduces Back Pain and Incontinence


New research shows that although abdominoplasty (also known as the “tummy tuck”) is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it may have more functional benefits. The study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the official medical […]

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Cosmetic Procedures on the Rise


Minimally-invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures are on the rise. In fact, these treatments are growing faster than surgical treatments. The procedure that grew the fastest last year was the use of lasers to treat cellulite. […]

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Natural Facelift with Facial Exercises/Yoga

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

A study conducted by Northwestern Medicine asked women (aged 45-60) to perform various facial exercises 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks, participants were asked to perform the same exercises every other […]

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E-Cigarette Vaping Negatively Impacts Wound Healing

By Mary Broome | November 12, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

A recent study conducted by Boston Medical Center (BMC) concluded that e-cigarette vaping negatively affects skin wound healing, similar to the damage caused by traditional cigarette smoking. Based on these results, surgeons are recommending that […]

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The Top Plastic Surgery Trends of 2019


With the increase in social media use and celebrity cosmetic procedures, plastic surgery has become more mainstream. More people than ever are undergoing cosmetic procedures as a way of boosting their self-confidence and achieving their […]

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The Changing Face of Beauty in America

By Mary Broome | October 29, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

With the increase in masks, serums, and contour kits, more women are choosing to undergo minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in order to achieved their desired look. However, the culture surrounding plastic surgery varies from city […]

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Excess Skin Removal Following Weight Loss


As weight-loss surgery technology continues to advance, patients can now lose 300 pounds or more. However, once they lose a significant amount of weight, many patients find that they have excess skin or skin rolls, […]

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Allergan Acquires Bonti Inc, Maker of Fast-Acting Injectable


Allergan, the global pharmaceutical company behind Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm fillers and Kybella,  announced that it is acquiring Bonti Inc. Bonti Inc has been developing a new neuromodulator called EB-001 to be used for both cosmetic […]

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Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Should Be Customized For Each Patient


“Facial rejuvenation” is a term that can be applied to a bevy of popular procedures, including cheek/chin augmentation and brow lifts. When it comes to determining the best procedure for you, remember that no two […]

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Sad About Wrinkles? Botox Can Help With Depression

By Mary Broome | September 18, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,

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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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

By Mary Broome | June 29, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

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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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

By Mary Broome | June 7, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , , ,

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 | 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

By Mary Broome | April 11, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

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

By Mary Broome | April 3, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

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

By Mary Broome | March 21, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

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

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

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 | 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 | 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

By Mary Broome | February 12, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

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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Cosmetic Procedures Can Improve Selfies and Take the Years Away

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

(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

By Mary Broome | January 11, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

(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 | 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 | 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

By Mary Broome | December 19, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

(Photo: Shutterstock via 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 | 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

By Mary Broome | December 5, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,

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

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

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

By Mary Broome | November 13, 2017 | 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 | 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 | 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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Dr. J. J. Wendel Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon

By Mary Broome | October 12, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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What Surgeons & High Performance Athletes Have In Common

By Mary Broome | April 25, 2017 | 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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