Patients are filming their own surgery! Yeah, that happens! [video]

A lot of doctors are having trouble with the intrusion of social media into the clinical arena. Whether it be during a consultation or surgery, patients want to, anonymously or not, share their experience. And yeah, patients are filming their own surgery!   Paying it forward Video is critical to a patient’s preop education. They book their surgery and they want to be prepared. Reasonable......
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Smokers and Surgery

As a plastic surgeon I require patients to stop smoking before their cosmetic surgery. Since the surgery is elective, I can delay their surgery in case they continue to smoke.   Check smokers’ compliance There are urine and blood tests that can screen for the by-products of nicotine to ensure compliance.   While patients think they’re supposed to quit smoking due to the risks of......
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How young is too young for a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty, the correction or removal of excess skin to improve the appearance of the labia is a very personal decision. You may think it’s ridiculous that women are worried about the labia minora. Making that decision for yourself is fine but that’s the point – it’s a very personal decision. Here are some reasons why women make that decision and whether age has anything to......
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