Herbal Supplements and Plastic Surgery

Herbal supplements and homeopathic remedies are being used by increasing numbers of people, and often they confer health benefits. Some of these products, however, can affect a person’s normal ability to clot, and so are potentially harmful when recovering from surgery. In addition, they may also interact with other medications such as anaesthetic agents usedRead More

Eat Healthy To Help Stay Healthy

Scientific research is lending increasing evidence to support the fact that nutrition directly impacts our health. Maintaining a healthy diet leads to improved health overall, and conversely, poor nutritional habits adversely affect one’s health. According to the latest studies, the risk of developing diabetes is related to certain foods. Eating blueberries, apples and pears reducesRead More

New Silicone Gel Breast Implants Approved

On March 9th, 2012 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a new type of silicone gel filled implants manufactured by Sientra, Inc. The silicone implants will be available for use in aesthetic breast augmentation patients over 22 years of age as well as in breast reconstruction patients of all ages. TheseRead More

Fat, Stem Cells and Liposculpture

Plastic surgeons have long known that fat possesses wonderful properties, and that it can be harvested and injected for volume augmentation in many diverse conditions. What makes fat different from, and in many ways better than, any other fillers is the fact that it is natural tissue harvested from a person’s own body, and itsRead More

PIP Breast Implants – Issues and Recommendations

PIP breast implants are manufactured by a French company named Poly Implant Prothèse, which was shut down in 2010 due to unacceptably high rates of implant rupture. PIP implants were made at significantly lower cost by using a cheap industrial grade silicone rather than the standard medical grade silicone used in other breast implants. RuptureRead More

Plastic Surgery – Beyond the Age Barrier

As the population ages, and increasing numbers of people are staying healthy, maintaining active lives and living longer, so too the number of older patients who are considering plastic surgery is on the rise. Many persons in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s feel and act younger than might be implied by their age alone. AndRead More

The Art of Fat – Its Uses and Advantages

Much of what is discussed relating to beauty today involves removing and minimizing fat, but this extremely important component of the human body has some wonderful and unique properties. Fat under the skin acts to add volume and plumpness, and both these qualities are associated with a youthful appearance. Babies and children have more fatRead More

Fresh Is Best – Risks from Canned Foods

Eating canned foods has been shown to significantly increase the level of a chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) in a person’s body. Elevated levels of BPA have been linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes in some studies. BPA is a byproduct of the interior epoxy resin lining used to preventRead More

Effects of Alcohol on Breast Cancer

A new study in the Journal of the Amercian Medical Association (JAMA) reports an increased risk of breast cancer from moderate alcohol consumption. (1) Since multiple studies have linked alcohol consumption with the risk of breast cancer, this study was designed to evaluate the association of breast cancer with alcohol consumption during adult life, includingRead More

Silicone Injection and Health Risks

There have been several reports of patients who have undergone silicone injections to enhance various areas of their bodies. One recent story describes how large volumes of silicone have been injected illegally into faces, lips, cheekbones, chins, breasts and buttocks in order to achieve fullness in these areas. However, the silicone used in these instancesRead More

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