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What does it mean to be double board certified doctor and why does it matter to you?

When you’re looking for a doctor, we understand that it can be an overwhelming process. There are so many out there with different specialties, a confusing jumble of letters around their name, and a lot of terms that might just seem like fluff. To make this process a little easier, here’s a breakdown on what it means to have a double board certified surgeon, and why you should care. To begin, a board-certified surgeon means a doctor that has taken…

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Benefits of having an AAAASF certified Surgery Center

For starters, what is an AAASF Certified surgery Center? AAAASF stands for The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This not-for-profit organization certifies surgery centers across the country that meet strict and specific qualifications. So what does that really mean? As their website states, The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities “was established in 1980 to standardize and improve the quality of health care in outpatient facilities…Physicians, clinicians, legislators, state/federal health agencies and patients acknowledge that…

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Breast Implant Illness: Don’t Miss these 6 New Stories

A Roundup of the Newest and Most Surprising Stories surrounding Breast Implant Illness This Month After the FDA held a hearing discussing the dangers of breast implant illness in March, news outlets ranging from the New York Times to E! News published numerous stories discussing the validity of the illness, various experiences of different women who suffered through breast implant illness, and even some doctors including renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Shaher Khan MD at Executive Plastic Surgeon who have chosen…

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3 Ways Male Breast Reduction Surgery Will Improve Your Life

Gynecomastia is a condition that is also known as enlarged male breasts. The most frequent cause of gynecomastia is a high or out-of-balance estrogen level. However, other factors such as obesity, tumors, thyroid disease, or kidney failure can also lead to enlarged male breasts. This imbalance causes larger-than-normal breast tissue in men, though the sizes and shapes vary. This can also be called “man boobs.” Anywhere from 40-60% of men have some degree of gynecomastia in their lives, especially those…

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Breast Implant Illness: What is it and What’s Being Done?

Everything you need to know about breast implant illness What’s the Problem? Earlier in March, the Food and Drug Administration issued a statement explaining that many implants or insertable devices–from pacemakers to breast implants–may trigger allergic reactions or lead to sickness for some people. This happens, the FDA report explains, because with any foreign substance entering the body, it can have adverse reactions in some bodies, despite various testing done beforehand. This week, March 25th and 26th, the FDA held…

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6 Problems That Can Arise With Breast Implants

Women have been getting breast implants or “boob jobs” as early as the 1990s, without much word from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA.) Today, however, the FDA has a larger role in what is and isn’t allowed in women’s bodies. Still, they warn that each body has different reactions and therefore you still run a great risk with any form of implant. Let’s start with the basics: What kind of breast implants are there? There are two major implants used,…

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The Different Types Of Burn Reconstructive Surgery

Burn Reconstruction: There are two main categories of burn surgery: acute and reconstructive. Acute burn care occurs immediately after the injury. It is delivered by a team of trauma surgeons (General Surgeons) that specialize in acute burn care. Complex burns often require consultation with plastic surgeons, who assist with the inpatient and outpatient management of these cases. Large burns, or burns of critical body areas, should be treated at a verified burn center, such as the Trauma Burn Center here…

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When To Consider Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia: Excessive development of the male breasts. Temporary enlargement of the breasts is not unusual or abnormal in boys during adolescence or during recovery from malnutrition. Gynecomastia may be abnormal as, for example, in Klinefelter's syndrome. Male breast enlargement is embarrassing and sufferers’ self-esteem and quality of life are markedly lower in patients with gynecomastia. This is due to the many psycho-social effects related to enlarged breast tissue. Men with breasts are often the butts of jokes and teens are...
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Scar Revision Surgery: The Process & What To Expect

Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It also restores function and corrects skin changes (disfigurement) caused by an injury, wound, poor healing, or previous surgery. Citation: We often get a lot of great questions about the scar revision process. These procedures improve the appearance and/or the function of disfigured skin. It is a reconstructive process that can help to improve both the functionality and the appearance of scars that are one year old…

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Carpal Tunnel Surgery: What To Expect

Through a variety of possible causes, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome happens when the median nerve in the hand becomes compressed within a major ligament in the wrist. When the carpal tunnel and the transverse carpal ligament across the top (or inside) of the wrist is injured or tight, swelling of the tissues within the tunnel can press on the median nerve. Since the tunnel is already tight, this condition is common and causes pain, numbing and tingling in the hand and…

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