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Decision Analysis Can Help Women Make Choices About Breast Reconstruction

  Information Plus Patient Preferences Can Help in Sorting Through Reconstruction Options, According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Decision Analysis Helps Sort Through Breast Reconstruction Options Decision analysis is defined as ” an exhaustive, iterative process that involves identifying alternatives, obtaining information about the uncertainty of outcomes, and clarifying preferences and values.” Routinely used in…

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Why Do Men Get Plastic Surgery? Ask Women

  More men are opting for cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate their looks and stay competitive in the dating and job markets. Pennsylvania apple and pear farmer Ralph Spencer, 70, is one of an estimated million men in America who had some type of aesthetic surgery in 2013. In the United States, close to 10 percent…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Number of Diagnosed Patients, Demographic Characteristics, and Treatment Patterns in the United States

  Abstract Recent regional and insurance database studies indicate that diagnoses of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) are rare, with fewer than 200,000 affected patients in the United States. These findings are at odds with the generally accepted prevalence of approximately 1%. To estimate the number of patients diagnosed with HS, including patients enrolled in public health…

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Plastic Surgery Helps Self-Esteem

  Although the perception of women who undergo breast enlargement is often mixed, the recipients of the procedure often report a boost in self-esteem and positive feelings about their sexuality. A new study suggests health-care practitioners should be cognizant that the elective procedure has positive psychological benefits. Although plastic surgery should not be seen as…

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Study: Body Contouring Decreases Long-Term Body Mass Index

  Plastic surgeons have become a key element of successful, long-term weight control for patients who undergo laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), according to a recent study. These findings, which were be presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 10-14, in Chicago, show that…

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Do Facial Exercises Work Just Like Plastic Surgery?

  Facial exercises don’t give the same results as plastic surgery, although informational websites argue compellingly to the contrary. Facial exercises are unarguably a no-cost alternative to expensive cosmetic procedures, and they take only a few minutes of dedicated time. However, medical experts at the American Academy of Dermatology say the blink-squint-grimace repetitions you practice…

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  The defeat of the tendon can be represented as tendinitis, tendinosis and tenosynovitis: Tendinitis occurs because of tendon injury and it’s usually associated with the destruction of the vessels and the acute, subacute or chronic inflammation. Tendinosis is a noninflammatory atrophy and degeneration of the fibers within the tendon. Tendinosis is often associated with…

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The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Issues Warnings to Patients Regarding Unlicensed Practitioners and Medical Tourism

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has issued a warning to all individuals seeking less expensive cosmetic surgical procedures, particularly outside their home country, and especially in the hands of unlicensed practitioners operating without board certification. In light of two recent deaths of UK citizens who traveled to other countries to have cosmetic…

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The Vikings and Baron Dupuytren’s disease

Dupuytren’s disease (DD) is an ancient affliction of unknown origin. It is defined by Dorland as shortening, thickening, and fibrosis of the palmar fascia producing a flexion deformity of a finger. Tradition has it that the disease originated with the Vikings, who spread it throughout Northern Europe and beyond as they traveled and intermarried. After…

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It seems that Marylin Monroe’s stunning looks were helped by a surgeon. Old X-Rays have come to light that suggest she might have had work done on her nose and chin. She defined the idea of beauty in the 1950s and 60s – men idolised her, women tried to copy her and artists and photographers…

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