Less Invasive Plastic Surgery Could Be Coming Soon

Less Invasive Plastic Surgery Could Be Coming Soon
​ When many people think of plastic surgery, they think of the beautiful results this transformative branch of medicine can produce. But many others think of their fear of going "under the knife." That's because while plastic surgery is usually an elective procedure, it's still major surgery, carrying with it the same risks and recovery times as mo...
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Studies Find Addiction Rates High Following Plastic Surgery

Studies Find Addiction Rates High Following Plastic Surgery
​ Two recent studies have found that patients who undergo plastic surgery procedures may be prescribed too many - or not enough - painkillers following their surgery. The studies, which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Facial Plastic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, claim that doctors may be under- o...
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Florida Attempts Discount Surgery Crackdown

Florida Attempts Discount Surgery Crackdown
For patients looking to save money on plastic surgery without leaving the United States, Florida has become a haven for discount procedures. With many clinics offering lower rates on popular procedures, women and men from around the country are flocking to the sunshine state to get everything from breast augmentation to liposuction to the controver...
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Plastic Surgery Procedures Rose in 2018

Plastic Surgery Procedures Rose in 2018
​ The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released its annual report regarding the most popular plastic surgery procedures completed in 2018, and the numbers may come as a surprise. The annual report not only tracked the most popular procedures, but also offered insight into why the numbers for each procedure are what they are. The No. 1 proce...
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A New Perspective on Plastic Surgery

A New Perspective on Plastic Surgery
​ Be honest: When you hear the term "plastic surgery," what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many people, it's a luxury reserved for the rich and famous. For others, something they want for themselves. But what many people don't think of is the medical side of plastic surgery - the part that helps cancer survivors and accident victims fee...
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More People Turning to Social Media to Find Plastic Surgeons

More People Turning to Social Media to Find Plastic Surgeons
​ Where do you go to select a plastic surgeon? You should go to a reputable accrediting society first, but a growing number of patients are turning to social media sites like Snapchat and Instagram to find a plastic surgeon. But is this a good idea? "The problem with using social media to select a practitioner is, patients have no way to know if wh...
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Cosmetic Surgery Experiment Causes Backlash

Cosmetic Surgery Experiment Causes Backlash
​ A popular Instagram celebrity and drag queen named Elliott Joseph Rentz, who goes by the drag name Alexis Stone, is speaking out against a barrage of bullying he endured after posting what has been referred to as performance art. The experiment occurred when Rentz pretended to undergo major facial plastic surgery, revealing his new face to his le...
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Patients Duped into Hotel Room Plastic Surgery in Houston

Patients Duped into Hotel Room Plastic Surgery in Houston
It's becoming more and more common here in America: Innocent men and women being fooled by unqualified and fly-by-night persons posing as plastic surgeons. They promise big discounts over board-certified plastic surgeons - and they're literally making a killing doing it. The latest crime originated in Houston, where an anonymous woman has stepped f...
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More Reasons to Avoid Plastic Surgery Tourism

More Reasons to Avoid Plastic Surgery Tourism
For years, Western patients considering plastic surgery have been cautioned against going abroad for trips dubbed "plastic surgery tourism." Though drastically less money than some domestic procedures, foreign plastic surgery can be a big risk, often with unaccredited doctors and substandard care metrics that have left patients dead or seriously di...
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What’s Behind the Beauty Boom in India?

What’s Behind the Beauty Boom in India?
A country known mainly for its rich culture and delicious food, India is becoming known for something quite different: a burgeoning beauty market. But what is behind this new interest in beauty? If sources are to be believed, it's a combination of several factors. Dr. Ryan Mitchell is a plastic surgeon based in Henderson, Nevada, who has been follo...
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Another Travel Surgery Warning

Another Travel Surgery Warning
Experts are warning plastic surgery patients once again to beware of foreign plastic surgery trips after a 29-year-old woman from Leeds, England, died while undergoing a Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure in Turkey recently. The procedure removes fat from areas around the body such as the stomach and thighs, and then transfers that fat into the buttocks...
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Lip-Lifts Are the New Trend in Plastic Surgery

Lip-Lifts Are the New Trend in Plastic Surgery
In 2018, it's safe to say if there's something you don't like about your appearance, there's a product - or a surgery - that can fix it. Don't like your hair color? Dye it. Don't like your weight? Diet. Don't like the philtral length between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose? Well, there's a fix for that, too, and it's called a lip-lift. M...
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