Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware

THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic for a " tummy tuck. " What she got, instead, were massive...
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ConclusionsLipoabdominoplasty is a valuable tool to perfect body shape. This meta-analysis showed no evidence that it was associated with higher rates of complications.Level of Evidence IIIThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusions: When encountering a patient with a history of medical tourism and treatment-refractory infection, rapidly growing mycobacteria must be considered. To increase the likelihood of yielding a diagnostic organism, multiple acid-fast bacilli cultures from fluid and débridement content should be performed. There has been reported success in treating rapidly growing mycobacterial infections with a combination of antibiotics including clarithromycin, amikacin, and moxifloxacin.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery Focus: Special Topics Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundPhotobiomodulation is widely studied for its potential benefits in the wound healing process. Numerous scientific studies have highlighted its effect on various phases of wound repair, but clinical validations are few. This comparative trial aims to evaluate the influence of photobiomodulation on the post-abdominoplasty healing process.MethodsSeventeen Caucasian women (aged 18 –55) who underwent an abdominoplasty were enrolled in this double-blinded, controlled clinical trial. The postoperative scars were divided into two areas; the right side of the scars was treated with ten sessions of photobiomo...
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Body contouring for patients with massive weight loss may demand not only lifting but also some extent of central body tightening to achieve complete tissue readjustment. Although the fleur-de-lis procedure usually achieves nice contouring results, poor visible scars, including umbilical complications, have restricted the indications for the anterior vertical approach. The purpose of this article is to present the authors ’ experience with the inner scar umbilical reconstruction, enhancing overall results for vertical abdominoplasties. The inner scar umbilicus is a simple, safe, and reproducible technique, presenting...
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Body contouring procedure is a catchall that includes mastopexy, abdominoplasty, liposuction, and lower body lift. It is well known that optimal postoperative pain control decreases hospitalization length of stay and promotes early ambulation, which in turn decreases the incidence of complications. There have been many innovations in pain control beyond opiate medications, including prolonged administration of local anesthesia, regional blocks, and the use of a multimodal regimen which utilizes nonopiates. All approaches aim to decrease oral or intravenous opiate use and, therefore, encourage faster return to normal bowel ...
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine if having PHS at the time of abdominal contouring surgery increased the incidence of postoperative adverse medical events. Methods We conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients enrolled in the MarketScan Databases who underwent outpatient functional or cosmetic abdominal contouring surgery (ie, abdominoplasty, liposuction, or panniculectomy) from April 2010 to August 2015. Patients were separated into 2 groups based upon PHS exposure, defined by hospitalization within 90 days before surgery. Differential health care utilization within 30 days after surgery was compare...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research
Background: Excess skin is well-known after massive weight loss but there is missing knowledge from various groups.Objectives: To describe and compare excess skin in a reference population, in obesity, after obesity surgery and after reconstructive abdominoplasty.Setting: University Hospital, Sweden.Methods: Six groups were included: the reference population, obese adults before and after obesity surgery, adolescents and super obese adults after obesity surgery and adults after abdominoplasty. All groups filled in the Sahlgrenska Excess Skin Questionnaire (SESQ).
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
We present two clinical cases of major laparoscopic abdominal surgery combined with plastic surgery after the first intervention of bariatric surgery.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Background: Weight loss after bariatric surgery leaves the patient with a completely changed body appearance. This can lead to immense frustration. Frequently, formerly obese individuals start a completely new life with respect to physical activity as well as socially. Sagging excess skin can make sportive activities mechanically difficult. Patients may have large problems with intimacy.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
[Guardian] When 27-year-old Modupe Ozolua introduced her plastic surgery company, Body Enhancement in 2001, in Nigeria, she promised that her introduced business held the secret to a youthful appearance with offerings of plastic surgeries, facelift, Botox, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, laser liposuction among others. Despite the criticism from members of the public, her expensive service attracted the bourgeoisie of the society. Among the bourgeoisie who embraced this new method is the self-confessed liposuction d
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