Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections can be common in hospitals where patients have procedures, and weakened immune systems are more susceptible to catching airborne illnesses. Recently an outbreak of GAS infections at a Maryland medical spa, with one person dying from the disease.
The military will provide reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures for soldiers who are injured or disfigured in the line of duty, but what about those instances where elective cosmetic surgery is desired for military personnel or their dependents, should their benefits cover any of the costs? There are some interesting developments for the prospering military community in San Diego, CA. These communities are in need of excellent medical care and are accompanied by several distinctive challenges like frequent deployments, urgent assignments, military personnel dependents, veteran status, privileges and many more. In terms of plastic surgery for the military – may it be for the active on duty personnel, veterans, families, and retirees – it requires a particular level of knowledge of the armed forces lifestyle to grant the best probable care.
Liposuction procedures have been streamlined and improved dramatically over the years with modern devices and technologies. Fat removal has come a long way since the days of traditional liposuction. However, a new study indicates that men may have a harder recovery from bariatric and liposuction procedures than their female counterparts. A study recently published by Dr. Tae Chong of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas explores the variable differences of risks for men versus women.
Many patients who consider plastic surgery look at the end results first, and once they make the decision to have a procedure, just want to “get it done, already.” There are many things to consider BEFORE having surgery, such as: surgeon qualifications, experience, certifications, training and costs, and risks. Nowadays, there are more discounts and deals on plastic surgery procedures, but do your homework to make sure the surgeon is qualified and that the facility or hospital setting is accredited and safe.
Trying to figure out how to get into ‘summer shape’? Considering liposuction, but don’t know which type to choose? Depending on your needs and expectations, a combination of surgical and non-surgical liposuction treatments might be the right choice for you
Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area.
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery held in Vancouver, British Columbia last week focused on new laser technologies and devices including HydraSolve by Andrew Technologies, released during the 2012 convention. The non-invasive liposuction system focuses on what is known as Tissue Liquefaction Technology, or simply TFT.
Come on Barbie, Let’s go Party! Seriously…a Ukrainian Barbie Girl? Maybe… But, most people don’t believe it. They think 21-year-old Valeria Lukyanova and her Facebook site may be just as unreal as Barbie’s former bust-to-waist ratio. Is she computer-generated, photoshopped, a hoax…or is she a manufactured product of copious plastic surgeries? Hard to tell…but, one thing is for certain – the message she is sending is that ‘the impossible CAN be obtained’. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look our best, but let’s keep it realistic. While Barbie is a wonderful fantasy toy, she is not the standard women should be expected to attain…
As science and plastic surgery exceed our expectations, by leaps and bounds; we find that the body we dream of, can be a reality – without, anesthesia, pain, bandages, compression garments or time away from our lives. Laser technology is not just the ‘stuff’ of mad scientists and comic books – it has evolved to the point where is being used in every facet of our lives. The Zerona laser is a ‘Super’ procedure, designed to help sculpt our bodies, and enhance our beauty and self-image. Find a plastic, cosmetic or reconstructive surgeon to help “Zero In” on the new body you deserve!
There is no doubt that obesity is a big problem in America. It is considered an epidemic. For patients who suffer from weight issues, there are many diet programs and medical weight loss options to consider. In addition, there is liposuction, the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure to remove stubborn fat from nearly any area of the body. A skilled liposuction specialist would advise patients to diet and exercise to lose unwanted pounds and fat, before liposuction or to maintain a healthier lifestyle after the procedure.