Plastic Surgery Without the Surgery.

More Americans than ever are tweaking their bodies and faces, but they’re doing it without knives. Ever wanted some help ditching that double chin? A new procedure might just have the answer. An application for a fat busting face injection is currently being processed in the US, which could reinvent the world of quick, workout…

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Vitamin D supplementation may improve rare skin condition

Researchers recently found supplementation with vitamin D decreases the severity of Verneuil’s disease. Hidradenitis suppurativa, or Verneuil’s disease, is a non-contagious chronic skin disease in which clusters of painful nodules, abscesses and cysts form mainly in areas containing sweat glands, such as the underarms and inner thighs. It is relatively rare, affecting around 1-4% of…

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The K-Pop Plastic Surgery Obsession

  When 17-year-old Hailey Kim looks in the mirror, she doesn’t see a pretty person. Her face is too round, she thinks; her lips too thin, her nose not quite right. Her reflection fuels a cosmetic surgery wish list — bigger lips, higher cheeks, and a more delicate chin. Unhappiness with appearance is de rigueur…

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Ageism Turned Silicon Valley Into a Hotbed for Male Plastic Surgery

Below is an article originally posted by ValleyWag   If I had $1 million for every time a founder told me “It’s impossible to raise funding if you’re not a twenty-something dude,” I could lead their Series A round. The same bias applies to hiring. The ideal resume shouldn’t be much longer than “Dropped out…

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Plastic Surgery Tourism Brings Chinese to South Korea

  Liu Liping and two college friends recently toured Seoul on a monthlong vacation funded in part by their parents. They saw the sights. They went shopping. One night, the three young Chinese women visited the latest hot spot: a plastic surgery clinic. Ms. Liu, 24, wanted to have her jaw broken and restructured to…

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Disability Benefits for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  Recent studies found that skin lesions, which are a symptom of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, can very often be contaminated by dangerous bacteria. These pathogens are linked to skin infections and soft tissue infections. According to research recently published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, when researchers studied these lesions,…

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Local Anesthesia and Plastic Surgery: Marketing or Reality?

  An increasing number of patients ask to have their surgery done with local anesthesia “because it’s safer.” Guess what? That isn’t always the case. Plastic surgery procedures tend to have clever names: Mommy Makeover, Insta-Boob, Cinderella Surgery… but the operative (no pun intended) word here is surgery. All of the above-referenced procedures are invasive;…

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The Truth About Temporary ‘Vacation Breasts’: How Safe Are They?

Breast enhancements are one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, but now women won’t even have to go under the knife to go up a cup size. New York plastic surgeon Norman Rowe has developed temporary “vacation breasts,” which can make breasts feel fuller for up to a few weeks. Rowe’s…

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Plastic surgery addiction: How common is it?

While there are some people who find the results of aesthetic procedures addicting, others only undergo one or two procedures to improve their appearance.   News headlines that highlight extreme surgically enhanced physical transformations and certain celebrities can make plastic surgery addiction seem like a common phenomenon. However, it may not be as frequent as…

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Socioeconomic factors, fashion trends linked to increase in melanoma

A century’s worth of cultural and historical forces have contributed to the rise in the incidence of melanoma, including changes in fashion and clothing design, according to an intriguing, retrospective research study conducted by investigators in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone Medical Center. Their findings are the subject of a…

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