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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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To Snap or Not to Snap: The Pros and Cons of Snapchat in the OR

The introduction of social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram have done a lot for the field of plastic surgery. From celebrities inspiring younger people to get everything from butt-lifts to “designer nipples” to users who just want to look better in selfies, sharing...

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The Jolie Effect: Who Should Get a Preemptive Mastectomy?

  When the New York Times famously published the Angelina Jolie-penned op-ed “My Medical Choice” on May 14, 2013, the actress/director/humanitarian’s admission that she underwent an elective double mastectomy came as a shock to many of her fans around the world. As Jolie told...

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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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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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