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The Complete Guide to Microtia Surgery

The Complete Guide to Microtia Surgery

by Shearly (SU)
Nothing is more precious than your children’s health and well-being. When a child is born with a rare congenital deformity that can be corrected, parents will want to seek out the best, most compassionate, professional medical care.

Telemedicine in Plastic Surgery: What We Can See Online

Telemedicine in Plastic Surgery: What We Can See Online

by Shearly (SU)
Once upon a time, family doctors and other medical specialists used to make house calls. If you couldn’t make it to the doctor’s office, the office would in effect come to you.

Post-Op Tips from Your Plastic Surgeon

Post-Op Tips from Your Plastic Surgeon

by Yenny (SU)
After months of research, debate, and consultations with plastic surgeons, you finally decided to go through with the plastic surgery of your choice. Your surgeon answered all of your questions and gave you pre-op instructions to follow before your surgery.

Choosing the Right Doctor for Breast Surgery

Choosing the Right Doctor for Breast Surgery

by Yenny (SU)
With medical technology always evolving to improve patient outcomes, there are less invasive surgical procedures, shorter recovery and downtime, and reduced complication & risks within the world of plastic surgery. Women considering breast surgery for a variety of reasons now have more options to choose from than ever before, and can be more confident in the quality and outcome of their decision.

Can Cleft Palate Surgery be Performed in the Virgin Islands?

Can Cleft Palate Surgery be Performed in the Virgin Islands?

by Stephanie Meadows
The palate is the formal name given to describe the roof of your mouth. As you run your tongue over the roof of your mouth, you can feel that it is made up of muscle and bone, covered by skin. The back of the palate is called the soft palate and the front is known as the hard palate. A cleft palate can range from just an opening at the back of the soft palate, to a possible separation of the entire roof of the mouth, in both the soft and hard palates. The palate serves an important purpose, as it separates your nose from your mouth. The palate helps your mouth and nose perform many functions, such as how you talk, chew, and breathe. When you talk, the roof of your mouth helps prevent air from blowing out of your nose instead of your mouth, and it also prevents food and drink from going up into the nasal cavity.

Not Only for Women: Should You See a Plastic Surgeon for Male Breast Reduction?

Not Only for Women: Should You See a Plastic Surgeon for Male Breast Reduction?

by Yenny (SU)
It is true that we live in a culture and society where appearance matters, and youth and beauty are prized, not just with women, but for men too. Contrary to what you might be thinking, plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are not just for women. Research by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has shown that over the years, there's been a huge boom is men's aesthetic surgery.

Having Plastic Surgery Safely in the Virgin Islands

Having Plastic Surgery Safely in the Virgin Islands

by Stephanie Meadows
Whenever you hear that someone has gone abroad to receive plastic surgery of any kind (tummy tucks, breast implants, facelift), I am sure you have cringed and questioned the intelligence of the overall idea. However, the stories you hear are mainly because those people flocked to another country without doing their research, and went with a surgeon that would do their work quick and cheap. Turns out that surgeon was not board certified in plastic surgery. Cue horror story, tears, and some serious health issues and complications. Well, it’s not quite abroad, but you can now have plastic surgery procedures done in the U.S. Virgin Islands, by a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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.

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.