New Show Puts Plastic Surgery in a Positive Light

New Show Puts Plastic Surgery in a Positive Light
​ Plastic surgery has long been a source of fascination for many people. From speculating about who's had it and who hasn't, to marveling at before and after photos, plastic surgery curiosity is a normal, natural thing. There are even websites dedicated to it! But now there is another way for patients, potential patients and the just plain curious ...
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Calming Pre-Op Fears

Calming Pre-Op Fears
​ From injectables to major surgical procedures like breast augmentation and tummy tucks, it's totally normal to be a little nervous before heading in for a cosmetic procedure. But don't let your fear get in the way of achieving the appearance you've always dreamed of. If you are apprehensive about your upcoming surgery or injectables, here are som...
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A Cosmetic Procedure Boom

A Cosmetic Procedure Boom
​ With many areas beginning to slowly reopen after a months-long quarantine, people are starting to return to their normal routines, including beauty treatments. From visits to the hair salon for touchups and stops at the nail salon for much-needed manicures and pedicures, many of us are looking forward to getting our appearances back to where we f...
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These Procedures Are Getting Lots of Requests

These Procedures Are Getting Lots of Requests
​ With plastic surgery clinics around the country beginning to reopen, there's been quite a rush for appointments for procedures both cosmetic and surgical. This is in no small part because people were ready before and during quarantine but simply couldn't make an appointment - but it also has a lot to do with people picking apart their imperfectio...
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Is Celebrity Plastic Surgery Speculation Ethical?

Is Celebrity Plastic Surgery Speculation Ethical?
​ When model Hailey Bieber and her husband, singer Justin Bieber, recently made headlines for threatening to sue a plastic surgeon over some TikTok videos, it raised some interesting questions. It all happened when a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon made a TikTok video suggesting which plastic surgery procedures Hailey Bieber may have had over the...
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Patients Requesting In-Home Plastic Surgery

Patients Requesting In-Home Plastic Surgery
​ There's no doubt that quarantine life has thrown us all for a loop, and for some of us, it has created a lot of free time. While many Americans have used this newfound time to take up a new hobby, flood social media and reconnect with friends and family from a safe distance, for some people it has created the perfect time for healing from plastic...
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Doctors Caution Against Foreign Plastic Surgery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Doctors Caution Against Foreign Plastic Surgery Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
​ Despite the spread of COVID-19, Japan has recently experienced a boom in patients requesting plastic surgery. But experts are concerned that the time is still not right to get back into the swing of things. With the coronavirus somewhat stabilizing in Japan, many patients are looking for things to get back to normal and booking plastic surgery pr...
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Will Web Conferencing Usher in a New Era of Plastic Surgery?

Will Web Conferencing Usher in a New Era of Plastic Surgery?
If you've been following plastic surgery trends, you may have already heard of Snapchat Dysmorphia, the condition that causes people to compare their actual appearance to the appearance they achieve using filters on social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram. But now, a new trend has emerged from the use of technology, and this time it's hitting...
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China Sees Surge in Plastic Surgery Popularity

China Sees Surge in Plastic Surgery Popularity
Plastic surgery isn't just becoming increasingly common in the United States, it's also growing in popularity in places like Korea and China. China in particular is seeing a surge in young people wanting plastic surgery, especially on their faces. "They want to look more Western in many cases," says Dr. Ryan Mitchell, a plastic surgeon from Henders...
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How to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

How to Reduce COVID-19 Risk
With COVID-19 (aka the coronavirus) spreading quickly around the world, many are ramping up their efforts to prevent this serious illness. The coronavirus began in Wuhan, China, but has since spread across the globe, with pockets of the illness now forming in the United States. Though some cases have proven to be fatal, it is not known exactly how ...
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Is Workplace Competition Fueling an Increase in Male Plastic Surgery?

Is Workplace Competition Fueling an Increase in Male Plastic Surgery?
​ You've probably heard of the "Mommy Makeover," but there's a new wave of plastic surgery in town, and it's turning the tides on who is getting cosmetic procedures done in America. The "Daddy Do-over" is growing in popularity among men, who, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, have increased their rate of cosmetic and ...
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How Accurate Are Online Surgery Videos?

How Accurate Are Online Surgery Videos?
​ When you research a topic online, where do you begin your search? For an increasing number of Americans, the answer to that question is YouTube. The video-hosting site is said to have over 2 billion users worldwide, and that number isn't going down anytime soon. From unboxing videos for kids to how-to videos on just about anything, YouTube is a o...
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Instagram Bans Plastic Surgery App

Instagram Bans Plastic Surgery App
​ A lot has been said about those plastic surgery-themed "selfie" apps that have crept up on social media in the past few years. Some argue they're good and can help potential surgery patients visualize what they could look like with a surgical procedure. Others are vehemently against them, saying they create self-esteem issues in those who use the...
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Rushing Recovery Is a Bad Idea

Rushing Recovery Is a Bad Idea
​ Hockey players are made of some tough stock. After all, you have to be to take all that roughhousing and stick swinging, all while maintaining your speed and balance on thin metal blades. But recently, one hockey player, Rocco Grimaldi, showed just how tough he is when he took a hockey puck to the mouth during team practice. In the incident, the ...
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Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation

Things to Consider Before Breast Augmentation
​ Are you unhappy with the look, feel or shape of your breasts? Have you noticed changes over time that include a drooping or sagging appearance? Have you considered surgical options but shied away because of fear of scarring or looking unnatural? The good news is that advances in both implant design and modern medicine have made breast augmentatio...
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Correcting Injuries with Plastic Surgery

Correcting Injuries with Plastic Surgery
​ We all know that in life, accidents can happen. Whether it's a slip of the knife when making dinner or a fall from a bicycle or other vehicular accident, even the most careful individuals can easily injure themselves in the right circumstances. Thankfully for those who have suffered certain types of physical injuries, there are treatment options ...
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Getting the Upper Hand on Aging

Getting the Upper Hand on Aging
​ There's a new trend in cosmetic procedures and it's giving patients around the United States a real "upper hand" against aging. As we grow older, our bodies start to show signs of age, no matter how hard we've tried to combat it. Sun damage, smoking and even genetics play a huge role in the aging process, and sometimes no amount of preventative m...
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Beware of Counterfeit Botox

Beware of Counterfeit Botox
​   Bargain hunters beware: There's a new trend in cosmetic treatments, and it could be dangerous to your health. A Florida doctor recently came under fire after selling counterfeit Botox from China on a popular flash sale site known for its discounts on everything from massages to travel. The doctor was warned by the FDA to discontinue u...
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Groundbreaking Surgery Could Provide New Hope

Groundbreaking Surgery Could Provide New Hope
For many veterans, returning to daily life can be extremely challenging. For those who also happen to have severe combat injuries, that return to normal can be nearly impossible. But thanks to a crew of gifted plastic surgeons and urologic surgeons, a wounded veteran who lost both legs, portions of his stomach and his entire penis and scrotum is no...
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Should Plastic Surgery Be Tax Deductible?

Should Plastic Surgery Be Tax Deductible?
When Queensland, Australia-based model Jasmin Shojai lobbied her local government to allow models to deduct plastic and cosmetic procedures from their taxes, her request was denied. Much like lawmakers here in the United States, Australian lawmakers do not feel that cosmetic enhancements are medically necessary or required to fulfill the duties of ...
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