International Medical Tourism: Death isn’t your biggest concern! [video]

There is no shortage of horror stories when it comes to medical tourism – traveling outside of the country for your medical care. Headlines abound of patient deaths from fat embolism, hypovolemic shock or overwhelming infections. And while death is obviously the worst complication, it’s not the main risk. Poor quality and cut rate procedures can reveal themselves in much more boring, but significant ways.......
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Get cosmetic surgery and quit smoking…maybe

This recent article makes an incredibly interesting argument. That cosmetic surgery can lead patients to quit smoking! It’s not as far-fetched as you may think. It’s starts with the notion that smoking affects small blood vessels in healing skin.   Cosmetic surgery to quit smoking? If you’re a smoker, you know surgeons always say to avoid all nicotine products. The nicotine in cigarettes or dip or......
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Overnight stay after cosmetic surgery…necessary?

Often patients ask when they will be go home after their cosmetic surgery. I will explain that they’ll go home mid or late morning or early afternoon depending on the procedure. There’s a look of surprise in their face because they ask, “oh, the same day?!” And I explain that an overnight stay will not be necessary. Just as they are surprised they’re going home......
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