Known Canadian Belinda Stronach, a former Member of Parliament and Magna International CEO, opened up to Canada.com about her treatment for breast cancer, her mastectomy and a journey that led her to the USA for breast reconstruction surgery, due to reconstructive limitations in her native land.
Plastic surgery procedures among Asian, African-American, and Hispanic cultures has increased by 250% since 2000. In addition, there has been a global increase in procedures among cultures in countries who no embrace aesthetic treatments. But there are differences in procedures, devices and techniques used in cosmetic and plastic surger, which depend upon ethnic and genetic decent.
South Korea seems to be a hot-spot for cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. One estimation is 1 in every 5 women in South Korea will have cosmetic or plastic surgery. Vouchers as birthday gifts are fairly common. One of the most requested and demanded procedures is double-eyelid surgery to achieve a more westernized look.
Couples are coupling up on having cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, why not mothers and daughters. Mom, Lynda and her daughter, Stefanie did just that. In recent news, this related duo had collective procedures of the face, body and breasts, and returned home to heal together, and spend quality time in recovery – bonding over new-found beauty.
Adopted twin sisters reveal story of their battle with a rare form of breast cancer BRCA 1, which is a genetic form of the cancer, and urge others to get tested for the mutation. Their act helped save the life of their half sister Laura Jajo. The story reveals that the mother they never met, died of Metastatic breast cancer years earlier.
Any breast cancer diagnosis is scary for patients, their friends and family members. According to BreastCancer.Org 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and every year nearly 290,000 new cases are diagnosed. Truly every cancer patient is a hero. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recognized five patients who received The Patients of Courage: Triumph Over Adversity award this year at the first annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day (BRA Day) in the United States held on October 17th.
Dr. Hooman Soltanian, a registered plastic surgeon, who conducts surgeries and research at the University Hospitals Case Medical Center studied genetic factors with regards to physical appearances of the breasts on a 150 pairs of women – all twins who volunteered from the Annual Twin’s Day Festival, and found that that breastfeeding alone cannot determine whether breasts would sag after breastfeeding.
For breast cancer patients who endure the treatments and in many cases, loss of some breast tissue, breast implant surgery after treatment helps to restore tissue loss and confidence. The option of using breast prostheses may also work for women who do not wish to undergo reconstruction surgery however feel the need to replace what has been removed by the operation. Silicon replicas of the breast are placed in bra cups and are worn over the chest.
By demand, patients seek surgeons to perform many popular procedures, like: liposuction, breast and butt augmentation, and Botox, leading them to become subjects of medical malpractice suits when performed by under-qualified, non-certified ‘cosmetic surgeons. A new law in Maryland requires physicians to publicly announce their services along with their board certification in any of the twenty four (24) board specialties accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties, the only recognized committee of specialty boards in the US. This will greatly benefit patients, and also the field of plastic and cosmetic surgery.