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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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All I want for Christmas: Boobs

    On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … two breast implants, a tummy tuck and a rhinoplasty. That may be a riff on the original, but it’s a tune many are singing this holiday season, as more people are asking Santa to go under the knife. Holiday gift…

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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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Jaw Makeovers for the Surgery-Averse, Superhero-Inspired Man

  When men in their 40s and 50s turn up in the doctor’s office pinching sagging skin on their necks and gesturing feebly toward the lower half of their faces, the plastic surgeon Scot Glasberg knows, even if they don’t, that what they really probably want is a jaw makeover. “These men say things like,…

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Cosmetic Surgeries Doubled in Past 12 Years

  Relationship Between Market Trends And Cosmetic Case Volume Analyzed in Study Despite the economic downturn of the early 2000s, cosmetic surgery grew from 2000 to 2012, in large part due to an increasing volume of minimally invasive procedures, including injectables. This growth, though not without appreciable deceleration at the low point of the recession,…

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Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study

  Hidradenitis suppurativa influences patients’ lives in many ways. It is therefore necessary to focus on the effects of the disease on daily life in order better to define patient-related outcomes in hidradenitis suppurativa studies. Interviews were conducted with 12 patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. Initial single interviews were followed by semi-structured and structured qualitative focus…

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Cosmetic surgery to fix ear “tribal piercings” on the rise

Liam Palmer says his dream is to serve in the British Army. But the military won’t accept the 21-year old with gaping holes in his earlobes from ear piercings, followed by stretching the skin with plugs. “I don’t regret it. [Wearing ear plugs] was just a part of who I was,” Palmer says about his…

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Do You Know These Important Skin Cancer Terms?

  Basal cell carcinoma: The most common form of skin cancer. Occurs in the epidermis. These growths are often round and pearly or darkly pigmented. Cancer: The uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells. Epidermis: The uppermost portion of skin. Excision: A simple surgical process to cut…

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Surgical Approach to Extensive Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  ABSTRACT Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic suppurative disease of skin with high recurrence. OBJECTIVE To determine factors affecting complications and recurrence of HS in patients who underwent surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We operated on 15 patients with HS at 36 sites between 1999 and 2009. The affected areas were classified as groin, axilla,…

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Improved Satisfaction Among Women Converting From Prosthetic to Autologous Breast Reconstruction, Study Reports

Women who choose to replace existing breast implants with autologous tissue are reporting significant improvements in their overall satisfaction with the breast reconstruction process and results, according to a new study that will be presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 10-14, in…

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