Herbal supplements are more popular than ever, which may pose new risks for cosmetic plastic surgery patients. While many patients choose these natural treatments for their long term health benefits, they fail to recognize that these supplements can still pose health hazards. Like prescription medication, herbal supplements can have drug-like effects on the body. This also
Exotic travel destinations coupled with low prices have created a rise in plastic surgery medical tourism. Medical tourism, a term used to describe the act of seeking health care abroad, isn’t always the safest or cheapest option for plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or breast augmentation, according to the results of a new survey.
Breast reduction has been a popular plastic surgery procedure for years due its cosmetic and functional capabilities. Until recently, the actual scope of functional capabilities had never been scientifically evaluated. Researchers Kimberly A. Singh, M.D. and Albert Losken, M.D., sought to perform a systematic review of the functional outcomes of breast reduction, in regards to
How high should your expectations be following liposuction or a tummy tuck? Pretty high, according to the results of a new study published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The study, which evaluated the outcomes of 360 patients undergoing liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck) found that these patients