Why Plastic Surgery and Illness Don’t Mix

Last week, I discussed the hidden dangers of taking certain herbal supplements and remedies when you’re going in for surgery; this week, in continuation of the theme of preventing plastic surgery-related complications, I’m going to talk about why illness—even a common cold—and surgery do not mix. In today’s hectic world, many people feel they’re too busy to let anything, even poor health, get in the......
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Hidden Danger: Why Plastic Surgery & Herbal Remedies Don’t Mix

A new review from Loma Linda University that appeared in this month’s issue of Aesthetic Surgery Journal suggests that the herbal products, teas, homeopathic medicines, and dietary supplements you’re taking to improve your health may actually put you at risk when you’re on an operating table. Herbal remedies have become increasingly popular over the past few years as more people have discovered the beneficial effect......
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FDA Approves Sientra’s New Silicone-Gel Breast Implants

The FDA approved a new silicone-gel breast implant last week—this one from a Santa Barbara-based company called Sientra. Until now, Allergan and Johnson & Johnson were the only two companies allowed to sell silicone-gel implants in the U.S. With Sientra joining their ranks, we may see a little more diversity in the implant market, especially since the company has said that it will be manufacturing...
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Swimming in Breast Implants [Infographic]

It may come as no surprise that breast augmentation has been the #1 cosmetic procedure for over a decade. But, you may not have realized exactly how popular the procedure has become. The growth rate has remained virtually recession proof over the past 20 years. This new infographic uses data from National Institute of Health (NIH), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), RealSelf.com, and the...
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Post-Op Care for Breast Augmentation

When you are getting ready for breast augmentation surgery, planning for the days following the procedure is just as important as planning for the days leading up to it. Here are some helpful things to know about what post-op care for breast augmentation looks like: You will be able to go home right after surgery, but that doesn’t mean you will feel good – in......
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How to Care for Your Jackson Pratt Drain

  Video Transcript:  Hi, I’m Dr. Donald Brown and I’d like to talk to you about care of your Jackson-Pratt drain. The Jackson-Pratt drain has three parts. The first is this part, which is made of silicone and has multiple small holes in it that allows fluid to drain. The second part is the tubing, which is connected to the third part, which is the......
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History of Botox

Dr. Donald Brown discusses the history of Botox: Transcript of video: One of the most common procedures we do today is the use of Botox. Botox was actually discovered here in San Francisco at California Pacific Medical Center by Dr. Alan Scott. He used it to treat a condition called strabismus. Strabismus is a situation in which the eye muscles are unequal. One eye muscle......
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