'This is not a cosmetic surgery,' says Manitoba woman fighting for coverage of out-of-country treatment

A Winnipeg woman says her quality of life has drastically improved since going to Germany for water-assisted liposuction to remove painful fat nodules caused by a chronic disease. But the province refuses to pay for the treatment, saying there isn't adequate proof that it's effective.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

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Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, EarlyView.
Source: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
This report describes a new surgical technique for arteriovenous fistula superficialization and provides a brief review of each alternative above.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Abstracts Presented to the Florida Vascular Society Source Type: research
ConclusionThe “double donut” technique is particularly useful for males with grades II or III gynecomastia. It provides good wound results, with acceptable patient satisfaction and cosmetic outcomes. Although initially developed for patients with higher grade gynecomastia, the improved visibility and increased patient satisfaction allowed this to become the preferred technique at our institution.
Source: The American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study was conducted to clinically show that adding stem cells can improve the surgical outcomes of scar formation.MethodsBetween March 2014 and February 2016, 17 patients underwent injections of fat and highly condensed SVF simultaneously with scar reduction surgeries and 15 patients received scar revision with or without simultaneous application of highly condensed SVF (4.90  × 107 stem cells/ml) at our institution. Clinical photographs were taken before and after surgery, and the scars were graded using the following standard scales: the Observer Scar Assessment Scale (OSAS), Stony Brook Scar Eva...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite of the same histopathological aspects, lateral cervical lipomas can be classified in varies categories with different treatment strategies and prognostic factors. The correct diagnosis of Madelung's disease is important in order to add other treatment options to the surgery or liposuction as avoiding alcohol or medication for metabolic disorders. PMID: 30173259 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology - Category: General Medicine Tags: Rom J Morphol Embryol Source Type: research
Conclusions: Ultrasound-assisted lipoabdominoplasty is an alternative lipectomy technique that prevents stigmata of the procedure. The abdominal definition improves the shape and recreates the superficial anatomy. Neoumbilicoplasty shape, form, and choice of its position over the abdominal wall provide significant improvements in results. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Special Topics Source Type: research
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Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Special Topics Source Type: research
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Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Corrections Source Type: research
Authors: Cui Z, Li C, Jiang N, Zhang C, Wang Y, Gao H, Zhou Y Abstract Human subcutaneous adipose tissue has been recognized as a rich source of tissue resident mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) in recent years. The current study was designed to sort the minipig (mp) perivascular stem cells (PSCs) and investigate the osteogenic potential. Purification of human PSCs was achieved via fluorescence‑activated cell sorting (FACS) from human liposuction samples [cluster of differentiation (CD)45‑CD34‑CD146+ perithelial cells and CD45‑CD34+CD146‑ adventitial cells]. Subsequently, PSCs were isolated from mp adi...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
Authors: Liu J, Han Y, Cheng K, Wang XH, Guo F, Yang ZL Abstract Gynecomastia is a common benign condition of the male breast, frequently observed in newborns, adolescents and the elderly. Surgical excision remains one of the most effective methods for the management of patients with gynecomastia, particularly those with fibrosis or a course of>1 year. The present study describes two cases of patients with gynecomastia and presents a novel method of treatment, combining endoscopic surgery and liposuction using a TriPort, which may effectively remove breast tissue and shorten hospitalization time compared with a ...
Source: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine - Category: General Medicine Tags: Exp Ther Med Source Type: research
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