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Center For Plastic Surgery Blog

Why Dr. Buchanan in Macon and Jackson Counties?

When someone is considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure in Macon or Jackson County, they are often 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. Dr. Buchanan not only has a long history of satisfied patients, he is also a Read the Rest   &#x25B6


5 Essential Steps to Preparing for a Tummy Tuck

While one might say that there are far more important things to worry in life — from finally making that decision to leave your crappy job or booking that much needed month-long vacation you’ve always wanted, sagging and bulging abdominal skin will most likely be one of those things that you are actually worried about Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Study: One in ten US deaths linked to overconsumption of salt.

         NBC Nightly News (3/21, story 6, 0:35, Williams, 7.86M) reported, “The same Harvard researchers who told us just yesterday about the high number of deaths linked to drinking too many sugary drinks said today one in ten deaths in this country can now be linked to overconsumption of salt.” The ABC News (3/21, Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Studies reveal high fat, sodium content in restaurant meals.

  Bloomberg News (5/14, Wayne) reports that the “average meal at a chain restaurant contains more than half the calories, 1.5 times as much sodium and almost all the fat that people are recommended to consume in an entire day,” according to a study published online May 13 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The University of Toronto Read the Rest   &#x25B6


“WWII’s Guinea Pig Club helped revolutionize plastic surgery”

This excerpt from the book “Extreme Medicine: How Exploration Transformed Medicine in the Twentieth Century” by Kevin Fong illustrates how efforts to treat troops’ horrific wounds during World War II transformed the field of plastic surgery. Reconstructive surgeon Archibald McIndoe was among those treating severe burns and reconstructing facial features using skin flap and other Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Obesity may increase risk of breast cancer death in younger women.

The CBS Evening News (5/14, story 6, 2:05, Pelley) reported that new research has found “a strong link between obesity and breast cancer deaths.” CBS’ Vinita Nair added that the researchers “found the risk of dying from the most common type increased by 34 percent for women who were obese before menopause.” On its website, NBC News (5/15, Fox) Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Slim Down for Summer with the Zerona Laser

When the sun heats up and the mercury rises, it’s time to whip out those bikinis and dresses again, right? For most of us – no! Even those people who are slimmer tend to gain 5-7 pounds during the winter and holiday months, so it is no surprise that when it’s suddenly summer; everyone wants Read the Rest   &#x25B6


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   &#x25B6


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   &#x25B6


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   &#x25B6