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Quick fixes with no downtime before the Oscars

Quick fixes with no downtime before the Oscars

Like sugar plum fairies, images of the 2011 Oscars persist long after the event.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
February 28, 2011
New Jersey woman charged after giving illegal cosmetic procedures

New Jersey woman charged after giving illegal cosmetic procedures

Yamile Mattos of South Plainfield, New Jersey, has been charged with practicing medicine without a license among other crimes.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
February 17, 2011
Do people earning $60,000 a year make up the majority of plastic surgery patients?

Do people earning less than $60,000 a year make up the majority of plastic surgery patients?

If Laurie Essig speaks the truth, it’s time to change the way we think about plastic surgery. The idea that cosmetic surgery belongs to the “Beverly Hills Housewives” and their affluent counterparts may be more myth than fact. According to Essig, assistant professor of sociology and gender studies at Middlebury College, as reported by Salon.com, people earning less than $60,000 per annum make up the majority of plastic surgery patients.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
February 15, 2011
British Medical Journal reports on the dreaded redheaded surgical patient

British Medical Journal reports on the dreaded redheaded surgical patient

There’s an old saying, “If you want trouble, find yourself a redhead.” This is especially true among doctors who claim that redheaded surgical patients have excessive bleeding, a reduced pain threshold and an increased tendency to develop hernias. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently published results of a scientific literature survey that searched the terms “red hair,” “pain” and “surgery” to find out what, if anything makes redheads unique surgical candidates. Time Magazine, December 2010, reports on this survey.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
January 25, 2011
Concierge medicine offers a vast array of services at all price points

Concierge medicine offers a vast array of services at all price points

The term concierge suggests a world of self-indulgence, but the basic model of concierge medicine may simply provide good healthcare. The January 2011 issue of Town & Country, reports on this trend, citing as an example, MDVIP, one of the largest providers of concierge medicine. MDVIP has 430 physicians in 30 states plus the District of Columbia. For an annual fee ranging from $1,500 to $1,800, you can receive unrestricted doctor access by phone, text and email; house calls, if necessary; a comprehensive annual exam and office appointments of no less than half an hour.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
January 19, 2011

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