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Management of Breast Implant Problems

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world, with millions of women enjoying a more beautiful bustline thanks to the latest and safest FDA-approved implants. Implant removal is technically called “explantation” and is done for several reasons. The most common reasons are a desire for a different size or …

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How Did “Plastic Surgery” Get Its Name?

The term "plastic surgery" comes from the Greek word plastikos, which literally means sculpting. This term originally referred to clay sculpture. In fact, that's what plastic surgeons do: they sculpt the face, body and breasts of their patients to create a more pleasing aesthetic result. Did you know that the earliest attempts at plastic surgery occurred in …

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The Importance of Board Certification

Although I'm likely to be "preaching to the choir" with this post, you may have friends and family members who are seeking plastic cosmetic surgery and are uninformed about the differences between a "plastic surgeon" and a "cosmetic surgeon." Since the cosmetic surgeons have their own organization (AACS) and their own "board certification" process, this …

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