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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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Post-Bariatric Reconstruction Surgery: Is It Right for You?

Body contouring refers to a broad field of plastic surgery procedures that address areas of excess fat and/or skin. Body contouring procedures can be performed in normal-weight patients, patients who have lost significant weight through diet and exercise, and patients who have lost weight after bariatric surgery. Post-bariatric reconstruction surgery (or body contouring) can help people who have lost a lot of weight tighten up skin and achieve a more aesthetic look. This surgery also helps with the removal of…

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3 Types Of Reconstruction Surgery

Reconstruction Surgery: surgery to restore function or normal appearance by reconstructing defective organs or parts. ( Reconstruction Surgery VS. Elective Surgery Plastic surgery is intended to alter the shape or aesthetics of the body. Usually, no medical condition is treated but sometimes plastic surgery is used to treat conditions that may have resulted from another medical condition. Examples of those types of situations might be skin tightening after massive weight loss, or scarring from a tummy tuck. The relationship between body…

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What To Expect From Breast Implant Removal Surgery

In a breast implant removal surgery, a doctor does exactly what it sounds like. He or she removes a breast implant. Some women choose the procedure because of aesthetic issues while others cite pain. No matter the reasons, breast implant removal is a big decision and should not be taken lightly. As with any surgery, there are risks. If you are wondering if breast implant removal is right for you, ask yourself the following questions: Do my implants impede my…

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What Happens At A Plastic Surgery Consultation

A plastic surgery consultation is the first step in a process that can change your life. Whether a patient is seeking reconstructive surgery or a purely aesthetic procedure, the prospect of a plastic surgery procedure is exciting – and a bit scary – for most patients. However, it is important that patients know to walk in with an open mind and a willingness to listen to the advice of your surgeon. In many cases, patients have expectations that may not…

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