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The Difference Between Pediatric Surgery & Adult Plastic Surgery

The Difference Between Pediatric Surgery & Adult Plastic Surgery

by Natalie (SU)
The word “plastic” comes from the Greek plastikos – meaning "to build up" or "to take form." Surgery is the treatment of injuries or medical conditions with operative instruments. Hence, plastic surgery remakes or reforms parts of the body through reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Did you know that plastic surgery can apply to children as well as adults? Just as pediatricians differ from internal medicine doctors, pediatric plastic surgeons are distinct from general plastic surgeons.

Unveiling Your Inner Beauty: A Mommy Makeover Approach

Unveiling Your Inner Beauty: A Mommy Makeover Approach

by Natalie (SU)
Carrying a baby and giving birth are among the most intense and rewarding of life’s experiences. Nothing can quite prepare you for the moment you become responsible for a tiny human being who loves you and needs you like no one else. It’s understandable if your appearance is not a priority for a while, but when you do get a good look at your body, you may have a hard time seeing how beautiful you really are. While diet and exercise can get your comeback started, a little help from a board-certified plastic surgeon can get you over the finish line looking good.

Female Plastic Surgeons: A Brief History

Female Plastic Surgeons: A Brief History

by Natalie (SU)
The science of plastic surgery traces its roots all the way back to ancient Egypt, and hundreds of years B.C. in India. Plastic surgery includes elective, reconstructive, and cosmetic procedures for a variety of reasons. The overwhelming majority of plastic surgery patients are women, yet did you there are very few female plastic surgeons?

Reasons You Need to See a Craniofacial Surgeon

Reasons You Need to See a Craniofacial Surgeon

by Natalie (SU)
Not everyone needs a craniofacial surgeon, but when you do, it is very important that you seek appropriate treatment from one of these highly skilled and qualified specialists. Craniofacial surgeons are dentists and medical doctors, that, after finishing residencies in either oral and maxillofacial surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, or ear nose and throat surgery, then complete a fellowship that trains them in treating complex deformities of the head, skull, face, jaw, and neck. While some children are born with congenital abnormalities, others may develop deformities as they grow, and still other people develop problems as a result of other medical issues or trauma.

Oh My Aching Back: The Spine Benefits of a Breast Reduction

Oh My Aching Back: The Spine Benefits of a Breast Reduction

by Natalie (SU)
Are you dealing with chronic upper back pain? And if you are and you’re pretty sure it’s because of the size of your breasts, how long have been thinking about doing something about it? Well, you’re not alone. Nearly 1 million women in America suffer from chronic symptoms related to large breasts. It’s not just back pain. They complain of neck and shoulder pain, a feeling of breast heaviness, numbness or tingling in their fingers and wrists, difficulty exercising, skin problems, and eventually posture problems from the constant strain of carrying such a heavy load. Many women don’t address it until prompted by their primary care doctor, but there is no reason to suffer in silence. In most cases, breast reduction surgery, or a reduction mammoplasty, can be easily performed, with minimal risk. However, the benefits are significant when you end each day without an aching back.

Plastic Surgeon: From the Perspective of a Former Model Plastic Surgeon

Plastic Surgeon: From the Perspective of a Former Model Plastic Surgeon

by Natalie (SU)
Have you been thinking about having plastic surgery? Maybe you have always wanted a breast lift, or wish your tummy were flatter. Or has that small bump on your nose always bothered you? If you have been thinking about it, I’m sure you would like to talk to someone that will understand your concerns, and that knows what options you should consider. How about talking to someone who has been trained to be a plastic surgeon in some of the most highly regarded institutions in the world? Do you think that conversation would help you make your decision? Well, what if this surgeon was also a woman – and a former model? Wouldn’t that seem like the perfect person to discuss your potential surgery with? Dr. Yates is exactly this medical professional. She can talk to you from a unique perspective as not only being another woman, but also as someone who is both a plastic surgeon and former model.

What is a Thigh Lift?

What is a Thigh Lift?

by Stephanie Meadows
Losing a significant amount of weight can be an accomplishment to be proud of, as well as giving yourself the gift of a healthier body. Becoming healthy and being proud of the skin you are in, can help your confidence and self-esteem soar. Unfortunately, for many people, that excitement and that moment when they step on the scale and see their goal weight can be short lived. Instead of seeing all the amazing progress they have made, when they look in the mirror all they can see is the excess skin that has been left behind.

Preparing for Vaginoplasty

Preparing for Vaginoplasty

by Stephanie Meadows
As women age, they go through certain life experiences and changes, such as vaginal childbirth and hormonal changes, and their pelvic and vaginal muscles can become loose over time. Sometimes, patients often voice their concern to their doctor about when they have intercourse that having an orgasm becomes difficult due to lack of friction and tightness. In other words, age and other factors can cause the vagina to stretch, become discolored, be uncomfortable, and cause the skin to sag.

Product Spotlight: CoolSculpting

Product Spotlight: CoolSculpting

by Stephanie Meadows
Body contouring has quickly become an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure, both for effectiveness and the lower risk than a surgical procedure. With today’s new and innovative technology, CoolSculpting provides the option for a minimally-invasive, and painless fat reduction procedure. Patients are turning to it more and more, as it is more accessible than surgery and produces effective results. For those who cannot shed pounds with conventional methods of healthy diet and exercise, CoolSculpting provides patients with an alternative to invasive procedures such as liposuction, and requires minimal recovery time.

What to Look For in a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

What to Look For in a Pediatric Plastic Surgeon?

by Stephanie Meadows
All children become sick or injured at some point, and most of those problems can be examined and treated by a pediatrician. However, pediatricians are not the only type of doctor with special training for treating children. A pediatric plastic surgeon is qualified to treat children who need surgery to fix a deformity caused by birth defects, injury, illness, and tumors.