Distance and Insurance Plan Predicts Breast Reconstruction Distance and Insurance Plan Predicts Breast Reconstruction
The type of health insurance and geographical distance from a plastic surgeon may factor into the likelihood of breast reconstruction after mastectomy.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Confessions of a Female Plastic Surgeon
Image Source Celebrities are doing it, your co-workers are doing it, and even your inner circle is doing it. Your besties, however, are loath to admit they've had some "work" done. Is your colleague or friend looking a little younger these days? Or is that booty of theirs seeming just a little bit tighter all of a sudden? Trust me, it's not the Zumba classes, nor is it the juice cleanse they recently powered through. They've had something done - a bit of Botox, some liposuction, or maybe a facelift -- even if they vehemently deny it. According to Aviva Preminger, MD, a NYC female plastic surgeon, she's seen it al...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA: Data show no benefit for anti-microbial wound dressings
Data showing the benefit of adding anti-microbial compounds to wound dressings are scant, the FDA said in supporting documents ahead of an advisory panel meeting next year, calling the available research “equivocal and low-quality.” The FDA’s General & Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Panel is slated to meet Sept. 20-21 to recommend whether the FDA should reclassify some types of dressings as Class III, which would require pre-market approval based on clinical trials. “The available evidence does not appear to demonstrate improved clinical outcomes from the use of antimicrobial dressin...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Wound Care General & Plastic Surgery Advisory Panel Source Type: news

Plastic surgery seeks to help women gain leadership positions and break through the 'plastic ceiling'
(Wolters Kluwer Health) While some progress has been made, further work is needed to achieve more equitable representation of women plastic surgeons in leadership roles, according to a special topic paper in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Botulinum neurotoxin in plastic surgery -- what's the evidence for effectiveness?
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Botox and other botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) products are widely known for their use in treating facial wrinkles -- but they can also be used to treat a wide range of non-cosmetic problems. Eight conditions with good evidence of effective treatment with BoNT are identified in a special review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery ® , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Courteney Cox is right. None of us can run from ageing | Michele Hanson
The actor ’s decision to stop ‘trying to keep up with getting older’ is a great one – the sooner we stop being repulsed by old age, the betterIt was refreshing to hear Courteney Coxboldly admit that she regrets her past efforts to conceal the effects of ageing. The actor ’s realisation that it was all fairly pointless might stop the rest of us down here on the ground from trying it.I ’m not quite sure what’s she’s tried, she’s been a bit cagey about it, admitting only to the sort of mistake that “dissolves and goes away”, but apparently theworld has been tal...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Michele Hanson Tags: Ageing Science Society Women US news Source Type: news

Executive Summary posted for September 20-21, 2016 General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee meeting
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 29, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Study says men are more attractive with hair
A new survey finds hair transplants really can make men look younger. Dr. David Cangello joins CBSN to talk about cosmetic surgery for balding men. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger
Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - August 25, 2016 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Dermatology, Reproductive Medicine, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Survey Says: Hair Transplants Make Men Look Younger
Study supports notion that balding men appear older, less attractive Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Hair Loss, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces...
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires dermatology clinic in Colorado Springs.(PRWeb August 22, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13627493.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Formal regulation of cosmetic surgery clinic standards proposed
DH consultation launched today on extension of CQC inspection rights Related items fromOnMedica New standards for cosmetic surgery issued GMC urges patients considering cosmetic surgery to question doctors CQC regime is ‘damaging’ patient care, says survey CQC inspection fees set to rise CQC to target inspections with better intelligence (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Abortions suspended at Marie Stopes clinics amid safety fears
Likely to affect 250 women a week who will be diverted to other services Related items fromOnMedica One of London ’s busiest A&Es slammed for poor patient safety standards A&E failings revealed in damning CQC report Formal regulation of cosmetic surgery clinic standards proposed 7 million women treated for unsafe abortions per year (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 21, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Poor cosmetic surgery clinics could be named
Cosmetic surgery clinics which are not up to standard could be named under new government proposals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reconstruction of Moderately Constricted Ears Reconstruction of Moderately Constricted Ears
This article describes a combined procedure for the surgical correction of moderately constricted ear deformities.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

One mom ’s insights: Navigating care for children with behavior differences
Diba Jalalzadeh, now 12, paces energetically around the waiting room. She has been coming to Boston Children’s Hospital since she was a baby. She sees plastic surgeon Dr. John Mulliken for her craniofacial condition, known as Crouzon syndrome. But he’s just one of her many doctors. Diba is followed by Dr. Linda Dagi (Ophthalmology), Dr. Bonnie Padwa (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery), Dr. Mark Proctor (Neurosurgery), Dr. David Coulter (Neurology), Dr. Laurie Ohlms (Otolaryngology) Dr. John Emans (Orthopedic Surgery), Dr. Carolyn Bridgemohan (Developmental Medicine), Dr. Dascha Weir (Gastroenterology and Nutrition...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Parenting autism Autism Spectrum Center child life Crouzon syndrome Dr. Bonnie Padwa Dr. Carolyn Bridgemohan Dr. Dascha Weir Dr. David Coulter Dr. John Emans Dr. Laurie Ohlms Dr. Linda Dagi Dr. Mark Proctor Dr. Roger Breitbart Source Type: news

The most common breast imperfections and how to fix them
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes - but some women are unhappy with theirs. Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards discusses the most common problems and suggests corrections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Construction alert: Dermatology practice to expand in metro Orlando
Medical practice Advanced Dermatology& Cosmetic Surgery already has 24 Central Florida locations — and CEO Dr. Matt Leavitt wants to expand even more. The Maitland-based dermatology firm will add two more locations to the greater Orlando area by the end of 2017. The clinics will create 30-50 jobs each once they have grown to their full sizes. Advanced Dermatology also just opened up one loca tion each in Lake Nona and New Smyrna. Although the exact sites for the two new locations have yet to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 15, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emma Skeels Source Type: news

Combination Artificial Dermis and Basic FGF for Skin Defects Combination Artificial Dermis and Basic FGF for Skin Defects
What are the effects of this combined therapy on skin defects?Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

North Korea says new 3D printer can make bones for surgery and dentistry
The country ’s state media broadcasts footage of machine that it claims can reassemble a human jaw,NK News reportsNorth Korea has unveiled the latest in its range of medical inventions: a 3D printer to reproduce bone that can be used in cosmetic surgery and dentistry.A news segment on KCTV claimed that the printer would help North Korean doctors work with detailed images and models, saving time and improving the precision of medical procedures.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Leo Byrne for NK News, part of the North Korea network Tags: North Korea Asia Pacific World news 3D printing Technology Medical research Science Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 9, 2016
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Presbia acquires Neoptics assets for $2m Presbia said yesterday that its Irish subsidiary agreed to pay about $1.5 million to acquire some unspecified assets from Neoptics AG. The CHF 1.5 million buyout includes Neoptics curren...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Sientra inks contract manufacturing deal with Lubrizol ’ s Vesta
Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) said today that it inked a contract manufacturing deal for its breast implants with Lubrizol LifeSciences subsidiary Vesta. Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Sientra was off the market for 4 months after Brazilian regulators shut down production last year at its sole supplier. The company, which was back on the market March 1, was stymied after Brazilian regulator Anvisa last October suspended production at Silimed, Sientra’s supplier, and the U.K.’s Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency halted sales. SIEN share prices hit a 52-week low on th...
Source: Mass Device - August 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Contract Manufacturing Cosmetic/Aesthetic Lubrizol LifeSciences Sientra Vesta Source Type: news

Federal Register: General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, Establishment of a Public Docket, Request for Comments
The FDA announces a forthcoming public advisory committee meeting of the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. The general function of the committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Agency o... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Meeting Notice: September 20-21, 2016 General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting, Establishment of a Public Docket, Request for Comments
(Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - August 9, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces...
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires dermatology clinic in the Greater Philadelphia Area.(PRWeb August 08, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/08/prweb13599184.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

In Plastic Surgery, Brazil Gets The Silver Medal
Dr. Ivo Pitanguy along with other people and factors helped Brazil become a leader in plastic surgery. Which other countries are on the medal stand in the Olympics of plastic surgery? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Ivo Pitanguy, Plastic Surgeon to the Stars and a Celebrity Himself, Dies at 93
Dr. Pitanguy established himself in Brazil as one of the world ’ s most famous plastic surgeons, as much through his marketing savvy as through his surgical skills. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NATASHA SINGER Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Surgery and Surgeons Plastic Surgery Brazil Pitanguy, Ivo Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon says women with breast implants have 10 times the risk for cancer than we were previously told
(NaturalNews) Many women around the world have breast implants for cosmetic reasons or following breast-cancer surgery.In rare occasions, these breast implants may lead to a new emerging cancer type, called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Can Do Better
I am lucky. Choosing a creative life and having the opportunity to do satisfying work that is sometimes meaningful is a blessed existence and worth the price paid in the subsequent challenges of public life. Sometimes it means resigning to humiliation, and other times, understanding when silence perpetuates a bigger problem. In October 2014, a tabloid newspaper article reported that I'd likely had surgery to alter my eyes. It didn't matter; just one more story in the massive smut pile generated every day by the tabloid press and fueled by exploitative headlines and folks who practice cowardly cruelty from their anonymo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California woman who spends $20k A YEAR to look like Barbie wants G cup breast implants
Carly Mersola, 25, from Marina del Rey, California, spends $11,000 every six months on her looks splashing out on tanning, lip injections and hair extensions as she 'loves the attention'. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solely Penile Skin for Neovaginal Construction Solely Penile Skin for Neovaginal Construction
Is this technique a feasible method for neovaginal construction in gender reassignment surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Failed Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair: What's Next? Failed Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair: What's Next?
Which alternative methods should be considered after a failed flexor tendon repair?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

This Is What Rio ’s Terrible Pollution Looks Like On the Ground
Forget about the floating tires. You can spot those in the water even in clean cities around the world. What gobsmacks you as you approach a canal near the Rio international airport, a body of water that flows into the city’s Guanabara Bay – home of the 2016 Olympics sailing venue — is the smell. It’s a gaseous stench: inhale it at your stomach’s own risk. There’s also the sludge, so thick you slip on it. And the sheer mass of stuff: Christmas ornaments, milk cartons, cookie packaging, clothes sitting in the stew. Then there are all the insidious things you can’t see. Why is Guanab...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Gregory/Rio de Janeiro and Julia Lull Tags: Uncategorized 2016 rio olympics 2016 Summer Olympics Pollution Science Sports World Source Type: news

This Common Nighttime Habit Is Giving You Wrinkles, Study Says
If you’ve been noticing more and more lines on the sides of your face, you might want to reconsider what you’re doing in bed. These telltale signs of aging may very well be a result of how you’re sleeping. Although common positions, researchers say that sleeping on either your side or your stomach could contribute to wrinkling over time. “Sleep wrinkles form in response to distortion created when the face is pressed against any sleep surface,” Goesel Anson, a plastic surgeon and lead author of a new review published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, said in a release. “They tend to worse...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should Women Have Breast Implants Removed?
It was a story with a bit of irony, as well as ominous health warnings. Crystal Hefner, the 30-year-old wife of Playboy magazine mogul Hugh Hefner, announced in a story in People magazine last month that she'd had her breast implants removed because they were making her sick. Hefner posted a photo of her post-surgery self on Instagram with the caption, "Using 2016 to reclaim my health and embrace and love myself for the real me." The former model, now a DJ, was diagnosed a few months back with Lyme disease. Her symptoms included intolerance to foods and beverages as well as back, neck, and shoulder pain. Hefn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Older White Women at Highest Risk for Facial Fractures Older White Women at Highest Risk for Facial Fractures
Among individuals who sustain facial injuries, white women over 60 have the highest risk of facial fractures whereas black women over 60 have the lowest, according to findings from a U.S. injury database.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - August 2, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Diep vs Pedicled Tram Flap Outcomes After Breast Surgery Diep vs Pedicled Tram Flap Outcomes After Breast Surgery
How do these two techniques for reconstructive breast surgery compare in terms of complications and outcomes?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Morning Rounds: Supplements, medical tourism, cosmetic surgery
CBS News contributor Dr. Tara Narula and her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. David Cangell, join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss dangerous ingredients that are found in dietary supplements sold around the country and the health risks of traveling abroad for medical care. Also, Dr. Cangell explains how patients can avoid looking unnatural after cosmetic surgery. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Things Your Health Insurance DOESN'T Cover
Whether you’re looking to choose a new health insurance policy, going on Medicare, or are unsure of the details of your current health plan, there are several services that you may think are covered but in actuality they’re not. Knowing in advance what services you’re going to have to pay for can help you make smart health choices. First, How to Get Coverage If your employer offers health insurance, you’re generally all set. But if you’re leaving your employer or find yourself recently without health insurance (and are not Medicare age), here are your health insurance coverage options: COBRA ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living With Cancer: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin
Squamous cell carcinoma of the skin This common form of skin cancer usually isn't life-threatening, but it can be aggressive in some cases. Learn more and discover which treatments may help. Breast implants and cancer: Any connection? Is there any connection between breast implants and cancer? And if so, how serious is the risk? Learn [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Case Challenge: A Diabetic Woman With Left Index Finger Pain Case Challenge: A Diabetic Woman With Left Index Finger Pain
A 53-year-old woman with uncontrolled diabetes presents with left index finger pain and swelling. She states that her symptoms began with localized pain at the tip of the finger. Medscape Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Clinical Case Source Type: news

Dermal Matrix and Skin Grafting for a Complicated Hand Wound Dermal Matrix and Skin Grafting for a Complicated Hand Wound
Read how this complicated defect was successfully managed with a single-layer dermal matrix combined with skin grafting. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - July 28, 2016 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurance, distance to care can be barriers to breast reconstruction
( UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center ) Researchers say breast reconstruction can help with self-esteem, sexuality and body image after mastectomy. But a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center study has found that insurance type and distance to a plastic surgeon's office can be barriers to the procedure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 28, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The Next Step: How to Choose the Right Path after Medical School
Image Source Choosing what path to take in a medical career can be daunting. There are many factors to consider. Many of these choices will have to be made prior to the third year of medical school in order to stay ahead of the curve and maintain a competitive edge. It is important to have a clear vision of your specialty choice so you have no regrets on Residency Match Day. Most importantly, self-reflection and self-understanding are key steps to choosing the right specialty and deciding what to do after medical school. It is never too early to begin this discernment process. Variety - What kind of variety is best for y...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crystal Hefner Shows Why You Shouldn't Get Breast Implants
Here's what you should consider before getting breasts implants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Crystal Hefner Shares The Health Problems Breast Implants Can Pose
Here's what you should consider before getting breasts implants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee Source Type: news

Professor Mark Clemens says cancer risk of breast implants '10 times higher than first feared'
One patient struck down with the illness is 30-year-old Charlotte Fouracres (pictured), who claims she was not warned about the risk when she had an augmentation in April 2012. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Double hand transplant: 'It's a small miracle, looking at what nature has allowed us to do'
Chris King has successfully undergone the UK ’s first double hand transplant , but psychologically, the real test of his recovery may just be beginning It was a moment that mingled triumph with relief as the UK ’s first double hand transplant patient awoke from a painstaking 12-hour operation with two new sets of fingers. “It’s better than a lottery win because you feel whole again,” said Chris King as he recuperated at the Leeds General Infirmary. “They look absolutely tremendous,” he added. “They’re my hands. They really are my hands.” Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Psychology Science Plastic surgery Health Human biology UK news Source Type: news

First person in UK to have double hand transplant says he feels 'whole again'
Chris King, who lost both hands except the thumbs in an industrial accident three years ago, says he is looking forward to riding his bike The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has described how he feels “whole again” and is looking forward to riding a bike he has adapted. Chris King, 57, lost both his hands, except the thumbs, in an accident involving a metal pressing machine at his work three years ago. He is the second person to have a hand transplant at the UK ’s specialist centre for the operation at Leeds general infirmary and the first to have both hands replaced. Continue...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Mark Tran Tags: Health UK news Plastic surgery Society Source Type: news