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Doctors reconstruct boy's jaw with rib bone

Just six months after a 12-year-old boy underwent ambitious reconstructive surgery on his jaw, the active seventh grader was back on the soccer field and living a relatively normal life. The surgeon who performed the surgery removed a piece of the patient's rib and used it to recreate his jawbone, the California-based Palo Alto Patch reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
January 4, 2011
Teenager collects stuffed animals for children after plastic surgery

Teenager collects stuffed animals for children after plastic surgery

freshman at Central Davidson High School in Lexington, North Carolina, has been collecting stuffed animals for children at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center who have had to undergo reconstruct receive surgery to correct cleft palates, The Daily Dispatch reports. The reason, she says, is that she knows what they are going through.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
December 27, 2010
Reconstructive surgery allows attack victim to model again

Reconstructive surgery allows attack victim to model again

After Katie Piper was attacked with acid by a stranger in 2008, the extensive scarring it caused on her face led the model to believe she would never be hired again. However, the 27-year-old Piper recently posed for a photo shoot for Reveal magazine, marking a significant achievement in her road to recovery, the Offaly Express reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
December 21, 2010
Ben Roethlisberger undergoes plastic surgery after injury

Ben Roethlisberger undergoes plastic surgery after injury

In the first quarter of a recent football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was hit so hard in the face that his nose was visibly broken. Despite the fact that he returned to the game, the two-time Super Bowl winner underwent plastic surgery two days later to correct the injury,the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
December 19, 2010
Botox, facial fillers popular choices for staying competitive in the workforce

Botox, facial fillers popular choices for staying competitive in the workforce

For a number of patients who undergo cosmetic surgery, the decision to go under the knife is often made in the hopes that their new appearance will make make them feel more confident and secure. However, for others like 47-year-old Vivian Borreggine, it is a business decision, ABC affiliate WHAM reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
December 17, 2010

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