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.

January 19, 2011
Categories: Plastic Surgery News


Plastic surgery a tool for boomer population to stay young

As the first members of the baby boomer generation begin to enter retirement age, many are choosing to stay active. Though they are pushing 65, many older adults do not feel the need to enter into retirement, and are instead fighting the signs and societal constraints of aging, the Calgary Herald reports.

January 18, 2011
Categories: Anti-Aging News


Cosmetic procedures will continue to rise in popularity during 2011

While plastic surgeons are typically optimistic about the success of their profession, experts say that in 2011, they may be proven right. Despite a slump in business over the past of couple years due to the recession, doctors believe that aesthetic surgery will experience a rebound these coming months, The Orange Country Register reports.

January 18, 2011
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News


Florida woman dies after liposuction, doctor has questionable history

A number of questions remain after a woman in Florida died following a pair of plastic surgeries in late December. The death of 35-year-old Lidvian Zelaya, who was receiving liposuction and buttock injections, raises concerns over the history of malpractice allegations against her doctor, Dr. Roger L. Gordon, ABC News reports.

January 17, 2011
Categories: Patient Safety


Achieving New Year's goals

The New Year often brings with it resolutions aimed at getting back into shape. Although some may start out ambitiously, following through on the promise to lose weight or get toned is often easier said then done. However, according to the Louisiana-based paper The News Star, there are a number of ways to get a svelte physique this year.

January 14, 2011
Categories: Body Contouring News


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