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Cosmetic or esthetic surgery is used to alter a person's appearance for a 'more desirable look' or for functional reasons such as breast reduction to reduce neck and back pain. Reconstructive plastic surgery is used to repair damaged tissue after illness



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How to get rid of a nose piercing bump

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Even with the best aftercare, a bump may form around a nose piercing. In this article, learn how to treat and prevent a nose piercing bump.



Tattoo aftercare tips

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Proper tattoo aftercare is essential for keeping the design looking good and preventing infection. Learn more about how to care for a new tattoo.



How to tell if a tattoo is infected

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about the signs and symptoms of tattoo infection, the different types, what causes them to occur, and what can be done to treat them.



How to get thicker hair

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 00:00:00 PST

Many people want to help their hair look thick and full without chemical treatments. We look at several natural hair treatments, from eggs to castor oil.



Should you wash your hair everyday?

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 13:00:00 PST

For some people, frequent washing can damage hair and cause a dry, itchy scalp. How often should you wash your hair with shampoo?



Kojic acid: Side effects and benefits

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn about kojic acid, a substance found in skin-lightening cosmetic products. We look at its effects, uses, and possible side effects.



Scars: Are they preventable?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PST

While many scars do not hamper everyday life, some cause life-long problems. Find out how scars form and why it is so difficult to prevent them.



Breast reconstruction surgery: Options and what to expect

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at the process of breast reconstruction surgery, the reasons for choosing this surgery, alternative options, and recovery outlook.



Some women may benefit from delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

Some patients with a combination of risk factors, such as being obese and having diabetes or being a smoker, may benefit from delayed rather than immediate breast implant reconstruction after a...



Deviated septum: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PST

It is quite common for people to not have a straight septum. What is a deviated septum, what causes it, and how is a deviated septum diagnosed?



Three things I wish I'd known: Looking back at residency life

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PST

What do young doctors wish they had known before starting residency, the notoriously tough specialty training? One plastic surgeon shares his experience.



Double chin: Causes and how to get rid of one

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PST

Excess fat under the chin can be caused by a number of factors, including age, weight, and genetics. Learn how to reduce the appearance of a double chin.



Breast implants may cause false ECG diagnosis of heart attack

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that ECG recordings, which are used to diagnose heart attack and other disorders, can be abnormal in patients with breast implants.



Penn physician pioneers new reconstructive surgery for female genital mutilation

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PST

There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation.



Older women may not be offered breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PST

A national study from England indicates that older women are often not offered immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, even though guidelines state that surgeons should discuss...



Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PST

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in...



Aesthetic nurses to take stand on Botox being administered by beauticians

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

An emergency motion condemning the injection of Botox and dermal fillers by non-health professionals, such as beauty therapists and hairdressers, is to be proposed at this year's 6th National...



Advances in reconstruction of congenital deformities of the ear

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PST

Ear reconstruction for microtia, or underdeveloped ears, remains a clinical challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons.



Round or 'shaped' breast implants? Even plastic surgeons can't tell the difference

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Looking at before-and-after photos, plastic surgeons and nurses can't tell whether breast augmentation surgery was done using conventional round implants or newer anatomically shaped implants...



Is patient satisfaction relevant? Plastic surgeons call for better rating tools

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Patient satisfaction has become an important quality measure in the US healthcare system.



What's the best way to match the implant to the breast? Evidence on implant size selection systems reviewed

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PST

How should plastic surgeons choose the best implant type and size for women undergoing breast augmentation surgery?



Older and younger women benefit equally from breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PST

The most comprehensive study of its kind to date found that older women enjoy the same benefits from breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer as younger women without a...



Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.



Medical tattooing improves perception of scar/graft appearance, quality of life

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PST

Medical tattooing, also known as dermatography, is routinely used by plastic surgeons for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy.



Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PST

Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.