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If you have little bumps under your eyes, it’s a good bet they puzzle you. What are they? Where did they come from? Can anything be done about them? There’s more than one culprit at work. ...

What Are Those Eye Bumps?

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If your adolescent son is developing breasts, there are many things you need to know. In the field of medicine, the condition is called “gynecomastia,” meaning literally, “woman-like breasts.” ...

If Your Son Has Gynecomastia

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Exciting news for parents of babies with cleft palates was announced recently in Plastic Surgery Practice, an online journal for those involved in the industry. The article’s title says it all: ...

Good News About Cleft Palates

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Did you know that as you go through the process of selecting your cosmetic surgeon, he or she is also evaluating whether they want to work with you? If at first this notion seems surprising, or ...

Are You an Undesirable Cosmetic Surgery Patient?

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You may have heard the story late last month: ABC’s Good Morning America reported that a full third of rhinoplasty patients show signs of BDD, or body dysmorphic disorder (Conley 1). Unbelievable ...

Rhinoplasty and BDD

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It’s happening in South Korea just like it happens here in the United States: non-plastic surgeons are rushing to cash in on the profitable cosmetic surgery business. According to The ...

Cashing in on Cosmetic Surgery Abroad

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The hormones produced by the various glands of the endocrine system occasionally go haywire, with results that range from mild to life-threatening. One of the most notorious problems related to a ...

A Breast Problem for Adolescents

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Most know that liposuction is not a tool for weight loss. It’s common knowledge nowadays that while it works well for body contouring, it’s not a way to generally shed pounds. However, the role ...

Liposuction and Weight Loss

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When it comes to cosmetic surgeons’ marketing practices in the information age, it pays to be a smart consumer. As you find various places where information on cosmetic surgeons is available, you ...

Be Smart About Cosmetic Surgeon “Information”

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Plastic surgery can alter the look of your forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose, mouth and chin. But what if you just don’t like the basic shape of your face? As the Sydney Morning Herald and other ...

Cathy Enns commented on Cathy Enns' post The Shape of Things to Come in Facial Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery can alter the look of your forehead, eyes, cheeks, nose, mouth and chin. But what if you just don’t like the basic shape of your face? As the Sydney Morning Herald and other ...

The Shape of Things to Come in Facial Plastic Surgery

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When you’re researching plastic surgery online, it’s easy to find lists of questions you should ask a plastic surgeon before going under the knife. But are those lists complete? Is there ...

Top 5 Questions Plastic Surgeons Wish You'd Ask

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If your teenager is interested in breast reduction surgery, she’s probably not the only one in the family feeling some anguish. You have a sense of how she suffers with overly large breasts, plus ...

Cathy Enns commented on Cathy Enns' post Teen Breast Reduction

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If you don’t follow cosmetic surgery, it may escape your attention that an Arizona cosmetic surgeon has just been found guilty on three counts of murder. Last Friday, the Phoenix New Times ...

Cosmetic Surgery Murders

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A new option for those seeking a younger looking neck has appeared on the market: the Implicitguide® Surgical Suture System. Popularly known as the iGuide System, this option delivers what’s ...

A New Neck Lift Option: The iGuide

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Late last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a short announcement that set the wires buzzing briefly. The gist of the news was that while silicone breast implants are generally ...

Silicone Breast Implant Update

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In a way, you have to feel a little sorry for physicians who practice elective medicine: they’re facing the double whammy of a highly competitive marketplace and a down economy. Many aesthetic ...

Cosmetic Surgery Marketing: How Far?

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An interesting new purpose for a strange and somewhat controversial breast enhancement device may be on the horizon. A recent study described in a June, 2011 article on the Science Dailywebsite ...

Fat Grafting to the Breast with Pre-Expansion

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For those who follow the cosmetic surgery industry, the wait for more comprehensive regulations can seem interminable. Meanwhile, although the percentage of patients suffering death during or ...

Cosmetic Surgery Risks, Liposuction Deaths and the Slow Grind Toward More Comprehensive Regulations--An Editorial

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Shocking though it may seem, the manufacturer of Botox—the king of the non-invasive cosmetic treatments—may need to figure out how to do some defensive marketing one of these days. In a recent ...

Side-by-Side Test: Dysport vs. Botox

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If your teenager is interested in breast reduction surgery, she’s probably not the only one in the family feeling some anguish. You have a sense of how she suffers with overly large breasts, plus ...

Cathy Enns commented on Cathy Enns' post Teen Breast Reduction

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Many women would agree—in no instance is it more important to become an informed self-advocate than in the case of a breast cancer diagnosis. First, there’s a confusing array of choices in dealing ...

Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction

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It’s now just about possible to make your entire body over from head to toe with cosmetic procedures. Think about it for a moment and you’ll realize it’s true. Plastic surgery for your feet? ...

Adam's Apple Reduction

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Plastic surgeons who are honest and forthcoming will never “guarantee” surgical results. They’ll forecast or suggest what you might look like, show you before and after pictures so you generally ...

Plastic Surgery Scars 103: Revision Options

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Published a few days ago, Plastic Surgery Scars 101 offered an overview of what scars are all about and how to factor them in if you’re contemplating plastic surgery. This time, you can read ...

Cathy Enns commented on Cathy Enns' post Plastic Surgery Scars 102: Minimizing Appearance

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Published a few days ago, Plastic Surgery Scars 101 offered an overview of what scars are all about and how to factor them in if you’re contemplating plastic surgery. This time, you can read ...

Plastic Surgery Scars 102: Minimizing Appearance

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Scars are the inevitable result of any surgical procedure, but plastic surgery scars seem especially ironic. After all, whether it’s reconstructive or cosmetic surgery a patient is seeking, at ...

Cathy Enns commented on Cathy Enns' post Plastic Surgery Scars 101: An Overview

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Scars are the inevitable result of any surgical procedure, but plastic surgery scars seem especially ironic. After all, whether it’s reconstructive or cosmetic surgery a patient is seeking, at ...

Plastic Surgery Scars 101: An Overview

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Scarring is one of the downsides of many plastic surgery procedures. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) noted that scars are inevitable when it comes to going under the knife; ...

New Bandage Could Reduce Plastic Surgery Scars

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Add yet another liposuction system and approach to the already confusing array of options in the marketplace: Tickle Lipo. Like other, relatively new methods of liposuction, such as SmartLipo ...

Tickle Lipo: Hurts So Good?

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Yup, you read that right. You can get cosmetic surgery on your navel. Your family and friends might think you’re crazy for being bothered by such a small and usually covered area of the body, ...

Belly Button Cosmetic Surgery

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Late last month, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) issued conflict of interest guidelines for its members. The overarching goal of the new guidelines is to see that plastic surgeons ...

Plastic Surgeon Conflict of Interest Guidelines

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Did you read the story about the woman who’s giving her 8-year-old daughter Botox? Kerry Campbell, the mom, is injecting the toxin into little Britney’s forehead, lips and around her eyes in a ...

Set Up to Fail: Child Beauty Pageants--An Editorial

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You may have read the news that an aspiring actress and singer recently died following buttocks augmentation. Claudia Aderotini, a part English, part Nigerian young woman, passed away last week ...

Cathy Enns commented on Cathy Enns' post Buttocks Augmentation--Lessons from Claudia Aderotini's Sad Story

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Just as enthusiasm for breast augmentation via fat transfer has begun to pick up speed, news from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggested that renewed caution is in order. Last ...

Fat Transfer and Mammograms: Questions Resurface

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These days, many plastic surgeons do all or most of their procedures in what’s known as an ambulatory surgical facility, or, more commonly, an outpatient surgical center. Why? The simple answer ...

Plastic Surgery Yes, Hospital No

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Amid the usual noise about celebrity plastic surgery, gnashing of teeth over cosmetic surgeon marketing campaigns and debate over whether statistics are going up or down, it’s refreshing to hear ...

Continued Achievements in Face Transplants

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Many doctors are drawn to the field of medicine at an early age. But how do plastic surgeons choose their particular area of specialty? Is it true that many are in it mainly for the ...

Plastic Surgeons' Career Choices

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You may be one of the many who experienced a “what is this world coming to?” moment when you heard about the South Dakota girl who recently had cosmetic surgery on her ears. It was the ...

Teen Plastic Surgery: On the Rise?

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Spring is officially here, you’ve experienced the first hints of warm, fragrant breezes and the realization has dawned: it will be summer soon! If your next thought is something along the lines ...

Summer-ize Your Legs

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If you’re researching breast augmentation and considering taking the plunge, you may have read about anatomical, or teardrop shaped, breast implants. The shape seems to make so much sense for ...

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If you’re researching breast augmentation and considering taking the plunge, you may have read about anatomical, or teardrop shaped, breast implants. The shape seems to make so much sense for ...

Anatomical Breast Implants

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The new statistics are out from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the organization that’s been tracking numbers and trends since 1997. Let’s see what we can learn from ...

2010: Plastic Surgery, the Year in Review

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If you’re less than pleased with the results of cosmetic surgery, you may be feeling any or all of these things: disappointment, frustration, regret, even anger. You may be considering whether to ...

The Plastic Surgery "Revision Decision"

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In early April, 2011, an article called “When Is Cosmetic Surgery an Answer to Bullying?” was published on the ABC News Health website. The plastic surgery news wires have been abuzz ever since ...

Plastic Surgery: An Answer for Bullying?

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You’ve probably heard the old Bible verse, "there is nothing new under the sun.” While just a moment’s reflection reveals that the phrase is not really accurate, it may seem otherwise when you ...

Plastic Surgery and...Leeches?

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If you follow news about cosmetic procedures, you may have caught the buzz last week generated by the story of a woman who is suing her plastic surgeon for leaving her unable to close her eyes. ...

Ay, Ay, Eye! Are Eyelid Lifts Safe?

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A 2009 survey of English girls aged 11-16 is still prompting the Girl Guides organization (the forerunner of Girl Scouts in the U.S.) to fight for improved self-esteem for young women. The ...

British Girl Guides Active in Body Image Battle

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If you’re fighting the battle of the bulge—or bulges, as the case may be—it’s helpful to know something about fat cells and how they behave. Let’s take a look. They’re with You from the ...

The Secret Life of Fat Cells

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If you were to believe every press release sent out on the wires, you might think men are flocking to consult cosmetic surgeons in droves. Marketing professionals say men are “changing their ...

Men and Plastic Surgery