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The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe’s Plastic Surgery

It’s no secret that Marilyn Monroe had surgical tweaks to perfect her beauty, though many of her fans don’t want to believe it. The right to medical privacy ends 50 years after a person’s death. Monroe’s medical records were auctioned off fall 2013 . For almost two decades, her X-rays had been kept under lock…

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Plastic surgeon vs. cosmetic surgeon: What’s the difference?

  There are many questions and misconceptions about plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons, and many patients mistakenly believe that plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons are equal when they are not. Aesthetic vs. reconstructive To explain the difference I’ll start by defining plastic surgery. The term “plastic” in plastic surgery is derived from the Greek word…

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Tormented over their looks? Bullied teens seek free plastic surgery from a NYC nonprofit

    Video: These teenagers say they’ve been teased and bullied at school because of their looks. They feel the bullies will never change, and so they all have decided to change themselves – through cosmetic surgery.           A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery…

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Anti-aging strategies can improve more than looks

  For many men and women older than 30, the fun of birthdays fades with aging, but experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer advice on how to slow aging and boost self-esteem. “Photoaging — or the changes induced by chronic UVA and UVB exposure — is responsible for accelerating the skin’s aging…

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Average One-Cup Size Decrease Reflects Women’s True Cup Size

PHILADELPHIA — After undergoing breast lift surgery (mastopexy), women may find themselves wearing a smaller bra—with an average decrease of one bra cup size, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But the difference reflects the effects of…

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Mohs Micrographic Surgery: the Single Most Effective Technique for Removing Skin Cancer Cells

New treatments for skin cancer are appearing and evolving rapidly in recent years. However, one surgical technique has more than stood the test of time. Developed by Dr. Frederick Mohs in the 1930s, Mohs micrographic surgery has, with a few refinements, come to be embraced over the past decade by an increasing number of surgeons…

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What are the most inflammatory foods for hidradenitis suppurativa?

Hidradenitis suppurativa, alternatively known as acne inversa, is a skin condition that primarily affects the groin and armpit (or axilla) regions. It involves inflammation of these parts of the body, along with the production of large amounts of pus, which will be found in abscesses and cysts. Sometimes, in more severe cases, these abscesses will…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa Scoring Systems

Scoring systems are used in medicine to facilitate the comparison of one individual to another, and to evaluate effects of therapies. Hidradenitis Suppurativa is especially challenging because of the wide variability in patient manifestations. A consistent system is desirable however, and would be especially important in the goal to align treatment according to specific patient…

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Sagging Thighs Keeping You From Your Thigh Gap, Consider Thigh Lift

It is the middle of spring break and where do you find yourself?  You are probably busting your butt off in the gym, because you are unhappy of the sight of your saggy and bulging thighs. We know you took your diet and New Year’s resolution to get in shape seriously, but you still do…

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Pain

In today’s digital age, there is no telling when that pain in your hands will build up into something more than a simple ache. Every day we see each other in front of our computers, tablets and smartphones trying to stay connected all day long with family and friends, but at what point do we…

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