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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.