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Brazilian Butt-Lift Procedure Deemed ‘Most Deadly’

You may not know what a gluteal fat-grafting procedure is, but chances are you’ve heard of it by its common name: the Brazilian Butt-Lift. The Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure suctions fat from one area of the body (say your stomach, back or thighs) and deposits...

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Australian Clinic Accused of Offering Low-Cost, Low-Quality Breast Implants to Low-Income Patients

Everyone loves a bargain, as the saying goes – but not if that bargain ends up costing you more money or even your health. That’s exactly what some Australian plastic surgery patients are saying after receiving low-cost breast implants from a local clinic. The...

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Katie Couric Causes a Ruckus with Anti-Snapchat Dysmorphia Selfie

The August issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) discussed a trendy new problem facing American young adults: It’s called Snapchat dysmorphia, and it’s causing a lot of harm to the self-esteem of those affected. “Snapchat dysmorphia is the feeling that...

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Plastic Surgery Trend Could Have Painful Consequences

When you hear the words “tongue splitting,” chances are you don’t think whatever-it-means sounds very comfortable. Unfortunately, that’s because it’s not. Tongue splitting is the act of surgically splitting the tongue up the middle to make a human tongue look more like lizard’s forked...

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Survey Finds That Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep

The findings of a new survey in the JAMA Journal of Dermatology reveal something about cosmetic surgery that many of us already knew: Patients get cosmetic procedures for more complex reasons than just their appearance. The survey was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University’s...

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When Picking a Procedure, Learn the Risks

When a Kansas woman recently sued a plastic surgery clinic and the manufacturer of the procedure she underwent, it raised some important questions about cosmetic procedures and their possible side effects. The procedure in question was a popular fat-reduction procedure that kills fat cells...

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United Kingdom Considers Laws to Address Botched Plastic Surgery

The United Kingdom is “facing” a major problem. Unqualified and illegal practitioners are causing soaring rates of botched cosmetic procedures – namely botched facial filler applications – and the public is demanding lawmakers take action. In fact, in 2017 alone Botox injuries jumped from...

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Recent Film Spotlights Another Side of Plastic Surgery

For many people, the words “plastic surgery” illicit thoughts of elective surgical procedures designed to improve a patient’s physical appearance, whether they need it or not. But while plastic surgery can fit this description, many people don’t realize that it is often used for...

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It’s Not Illegal to Lie About Medical Specialties in Some Areas

When seeking a plastic surgeon, many patients think they’re doing their due diligence by looking for all the right qualities: an excellent portfolio, a fair price and good patient reviews. But many patients take one very important piece of information for granted: board certification....

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Strange Side Effects: What’s Normal, What’s Not

Pretty much every procedure you undergo will have some sort of side effect, and that includes plastic surgery procedures. From slight bruising and tenderness to the leaking of fluids and loss of sensation, there is an extensive list of side-effects you may experience following your plastic...

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Ensuring Success Following Your Bariatric Surgery

For patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery, life post-op can be very overwhelming. Chances are if you’ve had a bariatric procedure, you’ve struggled to lose weight using traditional diet and exercise in the past, so losing weight post-op may seem like mission impossible....

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Trending Now: Bra-Bulge Liposuction

When many people think about liposuction, they probably think about the traditional areas of the body to receive the treatment. Places like the abdomen, thighs and even the upper arms. But now, a growing new trend in liposuction is making waves across the globe,...

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One More Reason to Choose Domestic Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery tourism has become an increasingly popular category of travel in recent years, with patients from the United States and elsewhere around the globe heading to countries like Mexico and Korea for inexpensive plastic surgery procedures. But while many patients have heard the...

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Top 5 Questions To Ask Your Plastic Surgeon

If you’re thinking about getting any type of plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedure done, doing your research before visiting your doctor is a must. Here are the top five questions that you should always ask when consulting with any plastic surgeon. Ask about your...

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What is Voluma?

This week’s blog is all about a relatively new product on the market called Voluma®.  This product is from the company Allergan that many may already know of because of their other popular products like Juvederm® and Botox®.  Like Juvederm®, Voluma® is a type...

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Breast Lifts: What You Need To Know

Breast lift surgery is a very common procedure for the breasts.  But what is a breast lift and when would someone need one???  With time, gravity, or breast feeding, the breasts have a tendency to drop/droop.  Some may notice that the nipple starts to...

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