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The long-term outcomes of breast implants studied

The largest study of breast implants to date provides women with some important information regarding rare but serious adverse outcomes. A breast implant is a prosthesis used to change the size or shape of a woman’s breast. Some women use breast implants to feel more comfortable in their bodies, whereas others choose breast reconstruction to …

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Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant

A team of surgeons has successfully performed a face transplant for a 26-year-old man who had a self-inflicted gun injury. The team used facial skin from a donor to replace much of the man’s face, as well as partially replacing his bone structure. A team of over 100 medical professionals at New York University (NYU) …

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What are the benefits and risks of liposuction?

What is liposuction? Uses, Benefits, Operation, Risks Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and “sucks” fat from the body. The fat is removed through a hollow instrument, known as a cannula. This is inserted under the skin. A powerful, high-pressure vacuum is applied …

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New method of breast reconstruction may reduce pain for some cancer survivors

Hani Sbitany, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at UCSF Health, performs a breast reconstruction surgery. Sbitany is one of a few surgeons using a procedure that is less invasive and has a less painful recovery. Photo by Susan Merrell For nearly four decades, the main option for breast reconstruction for women who had to undergo …

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