Families raise funds for reconstructive surgery at recent Halloween event

Parents and children who recently attended The Pottery Barn Kids' Halloween Festival were treated to arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating and a petting zoo. But while the Los Angeles, California, event celebrated the fall season, it also served as a fund raiser for Operation Smile, a nonprofit group that supports reconstructive surgery to correct cleft lips and cleft palates for children around the globe.

October 27, 2010
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News

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Texas medical center stresses importance of plastic surgery education

Though the University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has been most renowned for its work pertaining to diabetes, cancer and neurology, the institution has recently made an effort to educate the public regarding plastic surgery procedures, according to Fort Worth Texas' Star-Telegram.

The chairman of the plastic surgery department at the center says that keeping the public abreast of the important role that plastic surgery can play is important.

October 25, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Many options available for breast reconstruction patients

Due to developments in techniques over the last several decades, women who undergo breast reconstruction after a mastectomy now have more options available to them than in years past.

Some innovations have allowed patients such as Cherry Hill, New Jersey, resident Sharon Seidner to have the mastectomy and reconstruction in the same day, which saved her numerous trips to the hospital, according to CourierPostOnline.com, a Southern New Jersey news outlet.

October 25, 2010
Categories: Breast Surgery News

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Do not take plastic surgery decision lightly, doctors warn

Though plastic surgery is an elective procedure, those who decide to undergo a cosmetic operation should not do so lightly. There can be long-term physical and emotional side-effects associated with permanently transforming one's appearance. The Huffington Post recently cited several factors, which experts suggest are unhealthy, that might contribute to a person's decision to have plastic surgery.

October 25, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety

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New York legislation aims to inform breast reconstruction candidates

Earlier this year, a new law passed by state legislators in New York mandates that, as of January 1, hospitals will be required to present breast cancer patients with all of their options regarding reconstructive surgeries. Legislation ensures that all patients who are undergoing mastectomies, lymph node dissections, or lumpectomies will receive the information relevant to breast reconstruction.

October 22, 2010
Categories: Breast Surgery News

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