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Center For Plastic Surgery Blog

Viagra Linked to Increased Rate of Melanoma

NBC News (4/8, Aleccia) reports on its website that a group of researchers has linked Viagra [sildenafil] to melanoma, the most fatal form of skin cancer. The study finds an 84% increase among users of the prescription drug versus controls. Lead author Dr. Abrar Qureshi cautioned patients that the results are preliminary and are not a Read the Rest   ▶


Lab-grown Vaginas Implanted in 4 Women.

        Plastic Surgeons have been constructing vaginas for many years in women with congenital  absence, in sexual reassignment and after loss in cancer surgery or injury. This reconstruction, until now has been by use of a skin graft that has the potential of creating a large scar at the place from where the Read the Rest   ▶


Successful Dieting Requires Less Calorie Counting

The AP (4/11, Choi) reports that dieters are doing less calorie-counting and instead focusing on foods that make them feel more satisfied. The piece notes that “the new thinking is that eating foods with more protein or fat will make dieters less likely to binge later, even if they’re higher in calories.” This is what we at Read the Rest   ▶


Studies Again Show Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer

The NPR (3/21, Shute) “Shots” blog reports that research presented at the European Breast Cancer Conference suggests that “exercise reduces women’s risk of breast cancer,” regardless of “what kind of exercise they do, how old they are, how much they weigh, or when they get started.” Investigators looked at data from “studies that involved more than 4 Read the Rest   ▶


Why Macon and Jackson County Patients Trust Dr. Buchanan for Cosmetic Surgery

When someone is considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure in Macon or Jackson County, they will often be referred to Dr Buchanan – and with good reason! When considering a procedure as risky as cosmetic surgery, it’s important to fully trust your doctor – he can’t be just anybody since you’ll trust him or her with Read the Rest   ▶


Highlands, NC Eyelid Surgery – Is It Right for Me?

Maybe you’ve noticed that lately, you don’t look as awake and energetic as you feel. Eating healthy and exercising can make your figure look great, but when it comes to droopy eyelids, there are no exercises that can get them back into shape. Luckily however, there is another option – eyelid surgery. If you’re considering Read the Rest   ▶


3 Not-So-Popular Signs of Aging You May Have Not Noticed

So you think you’ve escaped the dreaded signs of aging — from laugh lines to crow’s feet to unsightly forehead wrinkles.  Look at yourself in the mirror again! Here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, we often inform our patients to also look out for the following unexpected signs of aging that you may Read the Rest   ▶


Your Quick Guide to Fuller, Darker Eyelashes with Latisse!

It turns out that the popular notion that men notice a woman’s breasts and body figure first on first meeting is not true. The results of a recent survey revealed that men notice the eyes first, followed by a woman’s smile and breasts. With these recent findings, an increasing number of women visiting our North Read the Rest   ▶


Everything You Need to Know About Compression Garments and Its Accessories

Here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, we make it a point to make your recovery period as smooth and safe as much as possible. Although healing from surgery varies from one individual to another, there are certain aids that will prove to be very helpful in your recovery, one of which include compression Read the Rest   ▶


Want a Tummy Tuck or Facelift? Quit Smoking First!

The reminder to quit smoking has always been present yet most people still find themselves not heeding such advice. Yet, here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice, the better and quicker results following plastic surgery has been motivating for most patients. Why Quit the Stick? Aside from the well-publicized ill effects of smoking such Read the Rest   ▶