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Complication Rates in Cosmetic Surgery

  Cosmetic surgery, like all surgeries, has the risk of after surgery complications. But cosmetic surgery us unique is that it has two distinct types of complications…medical and  cosmetic. Medical complications are events like infection or DVT. Cosmetic complications are an undesired or unexpected appearance like an implant being too big or an out contour Read More…

Safety of Cosmetic Surgery in the Elderly

  The popularity of all forms of cosmetic surgery is growing and it spans all ages from teenagers to senior citizens for a wide variety of procedures. Age knows no limits when it comes to self-improvement and the desire to look as good as physically possible. While younger patients do inquire as to the safety Read More…

Plastic Surgery Wisdom: ‘Affording’ Cosmetic Surgery

  Since almost all of cosmetic surgery is an out-of-pocket expense, the consideration of cost is extremely important. Many patients save up for some time for their surgery, borrow the money from family or banks, or most commonly, finance it through a variety of means. For many patients they have just enough or it is Read More…

Herbal and Supplement Medication Guidelines in Plastic Surgery

  The use of dietary supplements is the norm today rather the exception. Between the use of vitamins and herbal supplements, it is estimated that nearly half of the U.S. population is partaking of these alternative or complementary oral aids. This does not take into account whatever pharmaceutical medications that they may also be ingesting. Read More…

Plastic Surgery Product Review: CosmetAssure Cosmetic Surgery Insurance

  The number of cosmetic procedures continues to increase every year. The latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for 2012 show that over 14 million cosmetic procedures were performed. While less than one-third of them were major surgical procedures, every cosmetic procedure no matter how minor has some level of risk. Read More…

Plastic Surgery’s Did You Know? Cosmetic Procedures by Age Group

  While over 14 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2012, the types of procedures differed considerably across the various age groups. The age group of 35 to 50 year-olds makes up the highest percentage (43%) with efforts being made to slow down the effects of aging which are now unavoidable to overlook. This Read More…

The Unapproved Use of Stem Cells in Cosmetic Surgery

  Stem cells are the rage in medicine and their potential application for cosmetic changes is no exception. Since fat has become discovered as a resplendid source of stem cells, it has become relatively easy to acquire one’s stem cells from liposuction harvests and grow them in great numbers. As a result, numerous private laboratories Read More…

How To Avoid Being The Next Victim Of Botched Cosmetic Surgery

  Almost every week there are reports from somewhere in the U.S. of ‘botched’ cosmetic surgery. This does not refer to the patient who has a slightly uneven facelift, prolonged forehead numbness after a browlift, liposuction irregularities, concerns about breast lift scarring, or a dog ears after a tummy tuck. Not that these are completely Read More…

The Rise in Illegal Cosmetic Procedures

  There are numerous trends in plastic surgery that are on the rise but one in particular is extremely disturbing. The increasing number of injuries and horrific outcomes from so-called ‘illegal plastic surgery’. This term is a bit offensive to real board-certified plastic surgeons because they are not at all behind these illegal activities. Rather Read More…

The Stealth Approach To Plastic Surgery

  The popularity of plastic surgery is evident by the near 14 million procedures done in 2011. The vast majority of these improvements did not involve invasive surgery but still accounted for well over a million procedures.  Together these numbers mean that roughly 4.5% of the American population had some cosmetic improvement done last year. Read More…

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