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What Causes a Cleft Palate?

What Causes a Cleft Palate?

by Shearly (SU)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have estimated that in the United States, around 2,650 infants are born with a cleft palate every year, while 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip, either with or without a cleft palate. A cleft is one of the most common types of birth defects in the United States, and is also common around the world. Among some 15 types of clefts that affect the mouth and face, known as orofacial clefting, cleft lip and cleft palate account for between 50 percent and 80 percent of deformities experienced by infants, depending on the type.

Preparing for a Mommy Makeover

Preparing for a Mommy Makeover

by Stephanie Meadows
A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk. The term “mommy makeover” may be new, but the procedures involved have a long, successful, and safe track record.

My Baby has a Cleft Palate. What Now?

My Baby has a Cleft Palate. What Now?

by Shearly (SU)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have estimated that each year in the United States, about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate; and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when a baby’s lip or mouth do not form properly during pregnancy. Together, these birth defects are commonly known as “orofacial clefts.”

From One Woman to Another: Why Choosing a Female Plastic Surgeon May be Right for You.

From One Woman to Another: Why Choosing a Female Plastic Surgeon May be Right for You.

by Bevon Findley (SU)
The success of your plastic surgery experience depends on more than just the final result. The interactions that you have with your doctor can influence your entire experience. What good is it, if you felt intimidated, embarrassed or uncomfortable while working with doctor?

Things a Plastic Surgeon Wish You Knew Before Getting Breast Implants

Things a Plastic Surgeon Wish You Knew Before Getting Breast Implants

by Bevon Findley (SU)
If you’re considering a change in your breast size or shape, you’re not alone. Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. More than 280,000 patients underwent that cosmetic procedure in 2014. If you’re considering a change in your breast size or shape, you’re not alone. Making an informed decision about getting breast implants is the first step towards figuring out whether you really need the procedure. The more you know about their side effects, the more confident and calm you’ll feel about the big change your body is about to undergo. Here are things a plastic surgeon wants you to know before getting implants:

Healing the Women's Soul Through Reconstructive Surgery

Healing the Women's Soul Through Reconstructive Surgery

by Rismary Cabrera
Cancer is that word no one wants to hear. The talk, the speculation, the fear and confusion, the statistics become all too much, but it is reality. One of the most common types is breast cancer. Breast cancer, happens to be the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women in the United States will develop breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, women have many options to explore, one of which is reconstructive surgery.

Plastic Surgery With A Fort Lauderdale View

Plastic Surgery With A Fort Lauderdale View

by Rismary Cabrera
There is a reason why Florida is called the Sunshine Sate. People come here to escape the cold and vacation on the beautiful beaches and enjoy all the fun activities and relaxation that the cities of South Florida have to offer. Fort Lauderdale is a city on Florida's southeastern coast, known for its beaches, arts, culture, events, and boating canals. From shopping on Las Olas Boulevard, to gondola rides on the canals, to a historic riverfront, Fort Lauderdale is a major tourist destination, with much to see. Just two miles north of Port Everglades, you can experience a landscaped beachfront promenade, with its signature white wave wall and brick paved path.

Is a Botched Cosmetic Surgery Fixable?

Is a Botched Cosmetic Surgery Fixable?

by Rismary Cabrera
The cosmetic surgery is booming, as people in the United States are spending billions of dollars a year on cosmetic procedures. Whether they're going under the knife for a little nip and tuck or visiting the doctor's office for a quick facial injection, with today’s fast-paced world and constantly evolving technology, results can be achieved at the drop of a hat.

Getting Your Beach Body Ready

Getting Your Beach Body Ready

by Stephanie Meadows
It always seems like summertime in Florida, except for those occasional cold fronts that come here and there. Bathing suits, tank tops, sundresses, it's hard to hide under layers of clothing this time of year. But don't panic if you aren't ready to share your shape with the world just yet. You still have time to get your body in swimsuit shape. Everyone wants to be bikini ready, and show off their best “ass”-sets. With today’s ever evolving technology, there are plastic surgery procedures that can get you that beach bod that you have always wanted.

Dr. Stelnicki joins Virgin Islands Ear, Nose & Throat, practice in St. Thomas, VI – the only practice in the territory to provide pediatric plastic surgery services!

by ih-est admin
Dr. Eric Stelnicki joins Virgin Islands ENT practice, featured in Virgin Islands Daily News