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How to Avoid Rippling After Having Breast Implants

Although a lot of women all over the world have benefited greatly from breast implants, it has also its own set of possible risks and complications, one of which is rippling. Here at our North Carolina breast enhancement surgery practice, breast implant rippling or wrinkling is one of the most common concerns of women who Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Liposuction safety

Reuters (5/29, Doyle) reports that several Maryland and Delaware weight loss clinics may have infected patrons with A Streptococcus because of substandard infection control. All infected patients underwent liposuction at the same medical spa chain that was not subject to state regulation. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was notified at the time Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Tanning salon associated with higher rates of melanoma.

Because tanning beds use UVA light that,when natural, has been associated with skin cancer including melanoma, we at the Center for Plastic Surgery have been preaching avoidance for many years. Now there is enough evidence that tanning beds cause cancer that the fact is making it into the non-medical media. Reuters (5/29, Seaman) reports on Read the Rest   &#x25B6


Cognitive engagement, intellectual activities may stave off dementia.

The Los Angeles Times (6/24, Healy) “Science Now” blog reports that in people “at higher genetic risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, completing more school and going on to a lifetime of mentally challenging work and leisurely pursuits can delay the onset of dementia by close to nine years,” according to a study published June 23 Read the Rest   &#x25B6


3 Most Important Steps to Take Before Deciding on Plastic Surgery

There are hundreds of guides out there on how to prepare for plastic surgery — from quitting smoking to making sure that you have your prescriptions filled. While all those guides can prove to be very helpful on your end, we would like to emphasize here at our North Carolina plastic surgery practice the 3 Read the Rest   &#x25B6


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