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Surgery tends to increase around the holidays, doctors say

Surgery tends to increase around the holidays, doctors say

Though the holidays are typically thought of as a time for celebration, a growing number of people are choosing to have plastic surgery around Christmas and New Years, CNN reports.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
December 23, 2010
Bring medical history, list of questions into pre-surgery consultation

Bring medical history, list of questions into pre-surgery consultation

While plastic surgery may sometimes be undergone for purely elective reasons, the procedures still requires an extensive discussion with one's surgeon in advance of the treatment.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
December 18, 2010
Organization provides reconstructive surgery for boy in wake of theft

Organization provides reconstructive surgery for boy in wake of theft

Nine-year-old Aidan Sullivan has already survived a lot in his young life. The Brewster, New York, resident has had to undergo ten plastic surgeries to correct facial deformities he was born with, and the $8,000 required to fund his latest procedure was recently stolen.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
December 15, 2010
Host of Bridalplasty defends premise of show

Host of Bridalplasty defends premise of show

Many people have criticized Bridalplasty, a reality competition that airs on E!, but the show's creators and host have defended the program. The televised contest provides the winner with a free wedding and complimentary plastic surgeries, recently debuted amidst concerns that it sends the wrong message, CBS News reports.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
December 14, 2010
Unlicensed plastic surgery centers a growing problem in California

Unlicensed plastic surgery centers a growing problem in California

Officials in California are warning consumers to be aware of the dangers posed by plastic surgery centers that are not certified by the state. There are only about 45 state-licensed centers, the Los Angeles Times reports, and those that aren't certified pose serious health risks to patients who go there seeking treatment.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News
December 10, 2010

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