Engineering Could Give Reconstructive Surgery a Facelift

ScienceDaily (July 13, 2010) — Facial reconstruction patients may soon have the option of custom-made bone replacements optimized for both form and function, thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois and the Ohio State University Medical Center. Whether resulting from illness or injury, loss of facial bones poses problems for reconstructive surgeons beyond cosmetic implications: The patient’s chewing, swallowing,

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Face Lifts and Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery

Perhaps the most well-known procedure in cosmetic surgery is the classic face lift, which also happens to be one of the oldest and most commonly performed.  Technically, the procedure is referred to as Rhytidectomy, which is aptly translated as “the surgery to remove wrinkles”.   The goal of any face lift is to improve the structure and appearance of the patient’s

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Tummy Tucks and Lower Body Lifts

Tummy tucks and lower body lifts are two popular types of cosmetic surgery, which target the stomach, waist, buttocks, and thighs.  Both procedures are designed to enhance the look and feel of the lower body, eliminating surplus skin and fat to provide a tighter, more attractive physique. The Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Abdominoplasty, more commonly known as “the tummy tuck,” is

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One of the most common types of cosmetic surgery, Liposuction (also referred to as lipoplasty, liposculpture, or lipo) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to permanently remove unwanted and persistent fat deposits from a number of places on the body, in order to produce a healthier, more contoured look.  While the midsection, thighs, and buttocks are the most commonly targeted

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Breast Augmentation and Breast Implants

Breast augmentation is a type of cosmetic surgery that has been popular for almost forty years.  Also known as an augmentation mammoplasty, a breast augmentation or enhancement procedure is designed to restore, correct, and/or improve the size, shape, and feel of the patient’s breasts.  Although there are other methods of breast enhancement available, the most common approach involves the surgical insertion

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Cosmetic Surgery & Plastic Surgery

It’s important to feel like you look good.  A positive self-image is a vital component of success and happiness, and while a healthy diet and active lifestyle form the essential foundation for a strong physique, in some cases they just simply aren’t enough.  It is for this reason that cosmetic surgery has developed – a specific type of plastic surgery

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