Category Archives: Patient Experience

Checklist May Help Ensure Safe Cosmetic Surgery

safe cosmetic surgerySafeguards supported by international plastic surgeons aim to ensure patients receive safe cosmetic surgery, according to International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Because some patients choose to go overseas for surgeries that may be cheaper, plastic surgeons in the US and internationally are also seeing “alarming” rates of patients who experience complications. Due to lax and inconsistent safeguards and guidelines used by some international plastic surgeons, patients do not always receive the care they should when traveling for plastic surgery. Continue reading

Surgical Adhesive to Seek FDA Approval by Year’s End

A new surgical adhesive may improve patient healing after plastic surgery, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Most often when patients who undergo a procedure like a body lift, in which excess fat and skin are removed circumferentially around the midsection, the incisions are closed with sutures. A side effect of a surgery like this is that fluid can build up in the areas around the sutures. As such, patients must often wear surgical drains for days and sometimes even weeks following treatment. This can leave the incision open for infection and the tubes themselves can be bothersome for patients. Continue reading

Debbie Harry: Plastic Surgery “Homework” Is Essential

debbie harry plastic surgeryWhen discussing plastic surgery, Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie says a facelift in the 90s is still showing its benefits today, according to Showbiz Spy.

Plastic Surgery: Debbie Harry Speaks About the Importance of Research

While Harry says some people might rush into a decision to have plastic surgery and go to a plastic surgeon without doing some “homework,” she knows its importance. Continue reading