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Eyelid Surgery 101

Eyelid Surgery 101

by Shearly (SU)
Take a moment to look in the mirror. Focus on your eyes. If you see … • Puffiness or swelling on the upper and lower eyelids, • Excess skin that droops from the upper eyelids, • A full and heavy creased appearance below your eyebrow margin, or • Your peripheral vision is compromised by your sagging eyelids …

Getting A Second Opinion for Plastic Surgery Through Telemedicine

Getting A Second Opinion for Plastic Surgery Through Telemedicine

by Gianina (SU)
Your next visit to the doctor could occur in your workplace, while you’re on vacation in Bora Bora, or in the comfort of your own home. Doctors are able to make themselves more accessible and more accommodating to their patients than ever before.

How to Talk to Your Family About Plastic Surgery

How to Talk to Your Family About Plastic Surgery

by Holly (SU)
Everybody is different, but many people consider the support and understanding of their family when making big life decisions.

Common Plastic Surgeries for Men

Common Plastic Surgeries for Men

by Holly (SU)
Plastic surgery is commonly associated with women, but over the years it has become increasingly popular among men.

Plastic Surgery for Skull Malformations

Plastic Surgery for Skull Malformations

by Yenny (SU)
Craniofacial surgery is a surgical sub-specialty of plastic surgery that addresses both hereditary and acquired deformities of the neck, face, skull, and jaw – as well as the soft tissues that surround these regions. According to the American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons, some of the first procedures in this field were introduced by Dr. Paul Tessier, a French surgeon who spread word about cutting-edge techniques for treating unusual birth defects.

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.

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.

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.

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?