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When blood supply is inadequate, which occurs with smoking, the tiniest veins often fail.

When undergoing plastic surgery, tell your surgeon about your smoking habit

Smoking and plastic surgery are like oil and water, especially if you undergo breast lift, tummy tuck or facelift.

Categories: Patient Safety
December 15, 2011
Woman accused of performing illegal surgeries in 'Sin City' arrested

Woman accused of performing illegal surgeries in 'Sin City' arrested

A New York woman who was recently arrested in Las Vegas for performing an illegal cosmetic eyelid surgery may have other victims who have yet to be identified.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
December 14, 2011
Florida woman arrested for injecting patients with dangerous chemicals

Florida woman arrested for injecting patients with dangerous chemicals

Police in Florida say they've finally caught up with a woman they've been trying to find for about a year for her role in an illegal plastic surgery operation.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
December 12, 2011
Study: Blood thinner lowers plastic surgery risk

Study: Blood thinner lowers plastic surgery risk

A new study suggests plastic surgery patients with a high risk of serious blood clot-related complications called venous thromboembolism (VTE) should be treated with the blood-thinning drug enoxaparin beforehand.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
November 29, 2011
Texas woman charged with injecting Botox without a license

Texas woman charged with injecting Botox without a license

A Texas woman has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal Botox clinic.

Categories: Cosmetic Medicine News, Injectables, Patient Safety
November 16, 2011

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