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Benefits of Fat Grafting Extend to Reconstructive Patients

Reconstructive patients, as well as those who elect cosmetic treatments, can benefit from a procedure that uses their own excess fat, according to WWLTV in New Orleans.

Two months after she underwent a type of mommy makeover, which included breast augmentation and a tummy tuck, Tina, a 46-year-old mother of three learned she had breast cancer, unrelated to the surgeries.

After chemotherapy and radiation, part of her breast tissue was removed. In its place, a tissue expander was placed to keep the shape of the breast. As tissue expansion is only a step along the way to reconstructive procedures, it soon had to be replaced. Continue reading

“Beauty Quotient” Varies Among Individuals

philadelphia tummy tuckWhile the old adage is “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” a New York plastic surgeon suggests it is rather the perception of beauty that matters. In an article for The Huffington Post, Dr. Robert Tornambe points out that each of us consider varying aspects of the human form to be beautiful. In a similar manner, plastic surgery procedures are customized with aesthetic sensitivity in mind, as no two people’s faces or bodies are exactly alike. Continue reading

Motivating Factors for Plastic Surgery: Some Complex and Some Simple

The latest issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery includes a study about lifestyle factors that are correlated with interest in specific cosmetic procedures.

The authors of the study claim there are physical, social and psychological factors that can predict interest in procedures such as:

1862 participants responded to a survey.  The respondents who were interested in rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, and liposuction were motivated by “complex psychological factors.”   Doctors noted lifestyle factors such as divorce, history of teasing, education, self-image, body dysmorphic disorder, and the so-called Big-Five personality traits. Continue reading