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Surgical Anesthesia in Young Children Linked to Effects on IQ and Brain Structure

According to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, children who received general anesthesia for surgery before age 4 had diminished language comprehension, lower IQ and decreased gray matter density in posterior regions of their brain. These findings were reported in the June edition from researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The team say […]


Surgeries for Hanging Skin Removal Boom in Wake of Weight Loss Surgeries

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, weight loss surgeries are on the rise, and with it we’ve seen increases in the frequency of procedures associated with weight loss, such as tummy tucks, breast lifts, thigh and upper arm lifts. “We’re seeing exponential growth in concurrent surgeries, and we’re realizing that this is really […]


Migraine Surgery Found Effective For Teens With Severe Headaches

A recent study indicates that new surgery options for may be beneficial for teens with severe migraines that don’t respond to typical treatments, a young migraine surgery may be beneficial. Researchers of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) note in a news release that the surgery works via “trigger sites” in the nerve branches […]


What is Cleft Palate Surgery?

A cleft lip  (cheiloschisis) and cleft palate (palatoschisis) are among the most common birth defects affecting children in North America. The incomplete formation of the upper lip (cleft lip) or roof of the mouth (cleft palate) can occur individually, though occasionally both defects may occur together. The conditions can vary in severity and may involve […]


What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel removes the outer layers of your skin to create a smooth texture using a chemical solution. It is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of a patient’s skin, and can resolve many skin issues which can be caused by sun exposure, acne, and aging. Though they are used […]


What is a Body Lift?

A body lift improves the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin. The procedure removes excess sagging fat and skin, and can improve an irregular, dimpled skin surface commonly known as cellulite. A body lift may include these areas: Abdominal area – locally or extending around the sides and into […]


Study Finds that Plastic Surgery Can Make People Perceive You as More Likeable

A recent study published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that women who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery were perceived not only to be more attractive than before,  but also more likeable than before the surgery. The findings illustrate what is known as “facial profiling,” or how our brains collect information based on other […]


Link Between Migraines and Carpal Tunnel, Study Finds

A new report in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open has found that patients with carpal tunnel syndrome are more than twice as likely to have migraine headaches. These findings are the result of research by by Dr. Huay-Zong Law and colleagues of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, who also state that migraine […]


Fat Grafting Technique Improves on Results of Breast Augmentation

A technique using a transplantation of a small amount of the patient’s own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Francisco G. Bravo of Clinica Gomez Bravo, Madrid reports […]