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Patients with Textured Breast Implants Should Check with Their Surgeon

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Patients with textured breast implants should check with their plastic surgeons to to see if their brand is associated to a Food and Drug Administration action. The FDA asked breast implant manufacturer Allergan to voluntarily recall unused BIOCELL® textured products and the company agreed.[1] The implants are considered a risk for a rare form of cancer known as BIA-ALCL, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Patients should verify with their plastic surgeons if they have the implant brand or if they have symptoms associated with the cancer.  “The FDA does not recommend removal for patients without symptoms due to…

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What Cosmetic Surgeries can Help Men Look Younger?

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Liposuction, tummy tucks, male breast reduction and face lifts are the most common cosmetic procedures men have performed. Cosmetic surgery is no longer something just for women. Men are increasingly considering cosmetic surgery as an option to maintain or improve their looks. Men have cosmetic surgery for career advancement, worried that the job position they seek will be given to a younger looking man. Men dating find themselves competing with younger looking men and fathers do not want to be mistaken for grandfathers. Economists have found that looks do matter in the workplace and can result in higher pay and…

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Know the Risks of Plastic Surgery Tourism

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Having a plastic surgery procedure abroad might sound like an attractive financial option – until you find out that bargain surgery was more than you bargained for. More cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries were done in the U.S. — 17.5 million in 2017 – than in any other country. Still, some people are risking their lives and their financial security by looking for cheap alternatives overseas. An entire tourism industry has sprung up in recent years offering packages that pair holidays with cheap cosmetic surgeries. Medical tourism, which includes all types of surgeries, is growing as much as 25…

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