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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Complications in Plastic Surgery?

No matter how skilled, how much experience or how well trained your plastic surgeon is, like generally surgery, plastic surgery carries some risk. This includes infection, bleeding, blood clots, bad reactions to anesthesia, and others. As a patient, it is your responsibility to strictly follow both the pre surgery and post surgery instructions, given to you by your plastic surgeon. It is also very important that you choose a board certified plastic surgeons, as they are the best trained in the past, and also in the present. They are required to take educational courses to maintain there board certification.

During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss the possible complications with you. Complications are uncommon, but patients typically appreciate the information ahead of time. Because smoking increases the chances of developing a complication and slows the healing process, you will need to stop smoking two weeks before a surgical procedure and for four weeks afterwards.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What are the risks with a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)?

The Risks

  • Blurred vision for a few days following surgery.
  • Swelling of the eyelids.
  • Difficulty closing eyes.
  • Reaction to the anesthesia.
  • Infection
  • Scarring is usually minimal but is different depending on the exact procedure.
Find out more about the Blepharoplasty procedure by visiting My Plastic Surgeon USA.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Information

Breast Lift (mastopexy) usually takes 1-3.5 hours. There are multiple techniques used for mastopexy, but the most common is an anchor-shaped incision. This follows the natural curve, or shape of the breast. This incision will outline the area of where the breast skin will be removed, and also will identify the new location of your nipple.

When the excess skin is removed, the nipple, and areola, are repositioned to the elevated position. The skin is then brought down and reshapes the breast. Your plastic surgeon will usually put the stitches around the areola, and also along the lower crease of the breast.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Does it Really Matter Where Your Plastic Surgery is Performed?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that people select a surgeon who has operating privileges at hospitals and outpatient facilities that have been credentialed in plastic surgery procedures. This provides you, the patient, with extra safety measures and makes your entire surgical procedure, much safer.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Emailing your doctor is easy on My Plastic Surgeon USA

A recent CNN article discusses the problem faced with electronic communication between doctors and their patients. It was found that a fewer than a third of U.S. doctors use e-mail to communicate with patients, making it very frustrating for patients who wanted the convenience of e-mail for their non-urgent medical needs.

However, most studies have shown patients don't abuse e-mail. They generally don't bombard doctors with trivial messages, and e-mail exchanges may even help doctors' productivity and cut down on office visits.

Wouldn't you like to know that your doctor is only a click away from getting quick and simple answers? I'm sure anyone would want to save a trip to the doctor's office. Would it be in your best interest to know that your doctor was easily accessible?

With My Plastic Surgeon USA, it's easier than ever to email a doctor with a question or concern, it's just a click away.

Not only will you get an answer, in most cases you'll get a quick and very thorough answer from the doctor you email. Try it today. Visit My Plastic Surgeon USA, find the best plastic surgeon in your area and you too will find how easy it is to communicate with your doctor.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What is Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure performed in order to increase the size and/or alter the shape of a woman's breasts through the use of breast implants. This plastic surgery procedure typically takes anywhere from 1-2 hours.

Most patients are back to work in a few days. By inserting an implant behind each breast, surgeons are able to increase a woman's breast size by one or more bra cup sizes.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty usually takes 1 - 3 hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. Typically, if you are having all four eyelids worked on, the plastic surgeon will work on the upper eyelids first, and then the lower eyelids. The plastic surgeon will make incisions in the creases of your upper eyelids and just below the lashes for the lower eyelids. The plastic surgeon will then work through these incisions, removing the skin from the primary fatty tissue and muscle. The plastic surgeon will remove excess fat and usually will trim the extra skin and muscle. Your incisions will then be closed.

To learn more about Blepharoplasty and other procedures visit My Plastic Surgeon USA.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Kids' book explains mommy's plastic surgery

Many mothers fail to explain to their kids what's going on when they undergo plastic surgery. All they know is that "mommy" is getting an operation and that she may be out for a week or so. What mothers don't realize is that their kids become curious, worried and concerned. This is what inspired Miami board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Salzhauer, to write the book "My Beautiful Mommy." This book was written primarily to calm the fears of kids with parents going under the knife for cosmetic reasons.

Dr. Salzhauer states "The book just goes toward trying to make the process as understandable as possible for the kids, so they can feel included and don't have to make things up in their minds on what's going on."

Click here to read the full write-up on USA Today

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Does it really matter where the surgery is performed?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that people select a surgeon who has operating privileges at hospitals and outpatient facilities that have been credentialed in plastic surgery procedures. This provides you, the patient, with extra safety measures and makes your entire surgical procedure, much safer.

The surgeons listed on My Plastic Surgeon USA usually list their operating privileges especially their outpatient facilities. Many of our surgeons have excellent accredited outpatient facilities for your safety, convenience and comfort.

When you find the surgeon you're looking for, make sure to find out about their facilities.

Visit My Plastic Surgeon USA today.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

How is the Tummy Tuck Procedure Performed?

Your plastic surgeon will make an incision from hipbone to hipbone. This is done right above the pubic area. A second incision is then made to free the navel from the surrounding tissue. With partial abdominoplasty, the incision is much shorter and the navel may not be moved, although it may be pulled into an unnatural shape as the skin is tightened and stitched.

Your plastic surgeon will then separate your skin from the abdominal wall, all the way up to your ribs. This will then reveal the vertical muscles in your abdomen. The muscles are then pulled close together, and then stitched into the new position. This is known as muscle tightening and will give you a firmer abdominal wall, and a narrower waistline.

The skin flap, is then stretched down and the extra skin is removed. For your navel, a new hole is cut and stitched in place. The incisions will then be stitched, and a temporary tube may be inserted to drain any excess fluid from the surgical area.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

About My Plastic Surgeon USA

Making the decision to pursue your beauty options through plastic surgery isn't an easy one. In fact, it is a life changing decision and event in your life, so the last thing you want to do is take it lightly. That's why we're here to help.

At My Plastic Surgeon USA, not only do you have access to hundreds of doctors who are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the doctors listed in your area were hand picked out of many to be represented on our site.

Be sure to browse our before and after photos, read our extensive FAQ and make sure that when you're visiting our doctor's sites, that you read their testimonials. There's no better way to see a doctor's performance and impact made on a person's life than reading for yourself how their patients' lives have changed.

We also have a community of women who discuss their issues, stories and experiences in our forum. Join them today to start your path to getting informed and ready to a brand new you.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

World-Class Plastic Surgeon in Indiana - Barry Eppley, M.D.

A recipient of numerous National Institute of Health and private corporate research grants for the evaluation of promising surgical technologies, Dr. Barry Eppley brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to his private plastic surgery practice. His prominent international experience coupled with his innovative approach to overall care makes him unique in the field of plastic surgery.

While he has been awarded numerous patents on biomedical technologies, authored two leading textbooks and contributed volumes to surgical literature, Dr. Eppley knows that excellent care begins by listening to his patients.

Click here to visit Dr. Eppley's My Plastic Surgeon USA profile

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Featured Inland Empire Surgeon Dr. Andreasen

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Troy Andreasen, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon serving the Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County and Ontario, California, provides complete surgical care from initial consultation through recovery in his practice of Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Facelift and other Cosmetic Surgery Procedures.

About Dr. Andreasen

Dr. Andreasen was chosen as one of the first medical school graduates in the United States to train in an integrated General Surgery and Plastic Surgery program that emphasized cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. At Loma Linda University, Dr. Andreasen excelled in all facets of his training and established himself as one of their premier plastic surgical trainees. His specific interests included cosmetic surgery of the body and face and reconstructive surgery of the breast.

Visit Dr. Andreasen on My Plastic Surgeon USA today!

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Information on Botox

Botox is a very simple 10 minute non surgical procedure. Your plastic surgeon will administer numerous small injections of Botox into the muscles that cause frown lines between the brow. Your plastic surgeon will choose, based on his or her examination, where to inject the Botox. As with every plastic surgery procedure, every patient is different. The location and size of the muscles that cause frowns are different on every patient. There is typically very little discomfort and it is typically always very short. There is no recovery time needed, and the results can last up to 4 months. You typically will begin to see the results of the procedure within a couple days.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Cohen Joins My Plastic Surgeon USA

Serving Plastic Surgery patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Los Angeles County, CA, Dr. Andrew T. Cohen, a California Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, utilizes the very latest techniques in his practice of Body Lift, Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Blepharoplasty and other Plastic Surgery Procedures.

Our goal, at Dr. Andrew Cohen’s office, is to provide our patients with the highest quality plastic surgical care. This starts the moment we begin your initial consultation, and continues through the final result of your cosmetic surgery procedure.

Visit Dr. Cohen on My Plastic Surgeon USA today!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Chicago Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Robert S. Kagan

With over 15 years of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kagan is well known and respected in the Chicago area, and beyond. In our office, Dr. Kagan focuses his skills and expertise on patient safety, comfort and positive outcomes.

His cosmetic procedures are ranked as some of the best in the nation. He prides himself on meeting or exceeding the patients' realistic expectations. He spends as much time as the patient needs to explain the procedure, the possible outcome, the risks and possible complications.

Click here to visit Dr. Kagan's My Plastic Surgeon USA profile

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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Right Filler is Key to Successful Treatment

A Dermatologist Can Assess Your Skin and Select a Filler that Best Suits Your Particular Needs

As people live longer and healthier lives, more and more of them are looking for ways to look as young as they feel. Because the aging process causes the face to lose underlying fat and collagen, the skin starts to sag and wrinkle. Wrinkle fillers, commonly known as fillers, can give the skin back its plumped up, youthful appearance, but the key to their successful use is knowing which of the many available options will work best for each individual.

Continue reading the rest of the article here.

Don't forget to visit My Plastic Surgeon USA, the source for finding the best Board Certified Plastic Surgeons in your area.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

What You Should Know About the Safety of Plastic Surgery

When considering plastic surgery, it's natural to focus more on the expected result than on the surgical process. However, to be fully informed, it's important to learn about the safety of the procedure as well as the expected outcome. Although thousands of people have plastic surgery every year without complications, no surgical procedure is risk-free. To maximize safety, ensure that:
  • Your surgeon is adequately trained and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; Any MD, can perform plastic surgery, however a doctor who is ABPS Board certified has 6 years of surgical training, specialized training in plastic surgery and is required to continuously update their knowledge and skills.
  • The facility where your surgery will be performed conforms to strict safety standards established by the Joint Commission of Hospital Organizations. Hospitals take up to a year preparing to pass this strict, on site inspection, geared to ensure patient safety.
  • Your surgeon is informed of any drugs you are taking and your full medical history, especially if you have had any circulation disorders, heart or lung ailments or problems with blood clots;
  • The surgical facility will use skilled, licensed personnel to administer and monitor your anesthesia and your recovery immediately following the procedure;
  • Extra safety measures are taken if you are having a more extensive procedure. Consult with your Surgeon if you have any concerns.

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Friday, April 4, 2008

Plastic Surgery Financing at My Plastic Surgeon USA

Cosmetic surgery doesn't come at a cheap price. It costs lots of money and in a lot of cases, it's money that we don't have, especially in one lump sum. However, if it were possible to finance the procedure, and pay it off in little amounts a month, it would be much easier to afford right?

That's why My Plastic Surgeon USA along with Breast Implants USA offers financing for your procedure. There is a very informative FAQ with important information about the financing process. Do you qualify? How much will you get? What are the interest rates? The only way to find out is to head over to the financing FAQ and read for yourself. After reading through the FAQ apply to find out if you're approved. In most cases you'll find out if you've been approved within a day!

So whether it's a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck or a complete extreme makeover, a little bit of financial help can go a long way on your journey to physical rediscovery.

Click here to visit the My Plastic Surgeon USA Financing FAQ.

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Thursday, April 3, 2008

New First-of-Its Kind Report Shows BOTOX Cosmetic May Prevent Development of Facial Lines

Thirteen Year Experience in One Identical Twin Demonstrates Dramatic Difference in Wrinkle Development When BOTOX Cosmetic is Administered Consistently From Age 25

A new case report comparing the appearance of facial lines in identical twins, one of whom received regular BOTOX Cosmetic (botulinum toxin type A) treatments over 13 years beginning at age 25 and one of whom did not, suggests that long-term, consistent treatment with BOTOX Cosmetic may prevent the development of lines that are visible without facial muscle contraction (the so-called "imprint" or "at rest" lines most associated with the aging process). The results are being presented at the American Academy of Dermatology's Annual Winter Meeting in San Francisco.

To read more of this article visit the articles section at My Plastic Surgeon USA.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) is a surgical procedure which will remove excess fat, skin, and muscle in order to fix saggy upper eyelids and puffy bags below the eyes. These symptoms can make you look and feel older, and also may negatively affect your vision. This plastic surgery procedure can take anywhere from 1-3 hours.

Patients typically can begin reading again after 3 days, back to work in less than 10 days and wearing contact lenses after 2 weeks. The best candidates for Liposuction are both men and women, who are not excessively over weight.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

For Women With Implants: Revision and Replacement

A key factor when keeping breast implants in mind is that like other medical devices, breast implants aren't designed to last forever. If anything, women should get annual check ups with a board certified plastic surgeon if possible.

Over the years women are expected to have one or more surgeries for implant replacement. A common consensus being, every ten years or so. But there are also many other reasons as to why women might want to get their implants replaced other than the usual routine replacement.

To find out more and read more of this article visit My Plastic Surgeon USA.

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