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What Makes Medical-Grade Skincare Products Different?

What Makes Medical-Grade Skincare Products Different? With the seemingly endless choices of skincare products out there, picking the right ones for your complexion can be an overwhelming and complicated task. The truth is, though, that many over-the-counter skincare choices may not be the best products for your needs. Instead, you might want to consider using medical-grade…
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Why Rapid Weight Loss May Mean a Tummy Tuck

Why Rapid Weight Loss May Mean a Tummy Tuck While tummy tucks are often thought of as a contouring option for women who have recently had children, the number of people who may benefit from a tummy tuck aren’t limited to new mothers. Specifically, a tummy tuck can be a great contouring option for those who have lost…
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How a Tummy Tuck Saved One Man’s Hand

How a Tummy Tuck Saved One Man’s Hand An 87-year-old man from Texas recently suffered severe burns to the top of his left hand. His doctors believed the burn damage was so extensive that skin grafts, the most common treatment option for burn victims, wouldn’t be able to help. Instead, his doctors tried an unorthodox treatment. Rather…
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How Creative Plastic Surgery Can Save Lives

How Creative Plastic Surgery Can Save Lives In our image-focused world, plastic surgery can seem at odds with the goals of those people who like to promote “natural” beauty. However, plastic surgery doesn’t always refer to a tummy tuck or breast implants. In fact, reconstructive plastic surgery can often be used to help people suffering from genetic…
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Why Reconstruction Isn’t Necessarily a Must after a Mastectomy

Why Reconstruction Isn’t Necessarily a Must after a Mastectomy Following a breast cancer diagnosis, many women are overwhelmed not only with their cancer treatment options but also the question of whether or not to elect for reconstructive surgery. The sometimes chaotic or hurried nature of this decision-making process may be exacerbated by the need to perform a mastectomy as…
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How Facial Reconstruction Can Help Restore Quality of Life

How Facial Reconstruction Can Help Restore Quality of Life When most people think of plastic surgery, they likely imagine facelifts or breast implants. However, plastic surgery is a field that includes much more than appearances. People born with birth defects and those who have had facial trauma have many challenges to face, including a lower quality of life. Fortunately,…
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Will 3D Printing Transform Future Breast Augmentations?

Will 3D Printing Transform Future Breast Augmentations? The desire for the curvy look that breast implants offer has made breast augmentation very popular. However, though implants come in a variety of sizes, there remain only two options for shape: round or anatomical (shaped like a teardrop). These choices may soon have an addition to their ranks. New…
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Could “Scarless” Flap Reconstruction Become a Reality?

Could “Scarless” Flap Reconstruction Become a Reality? One of the biggest reasons women aren’t sure about tissue-based breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer is the thought of seeing more scars. New advancements mean that your surgeon may have a way to help recreate your breasts without as much scarring. Scarless Reconstruction Breast reconstruction can be done…
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Migraines and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Is There a Connection?

Migraines and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Is There a Connection? Migraine headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) are two conditions that were never thought to be related to each other, but recent research published in the official open access journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons may indicate that the two may share a connection. A Positive Correlation The…
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