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Facelift Patients Report High Satisfaction after Surgery, Study Finds

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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Facelift Patients Report High Satisfaction after Surgery, Study Finds

More than 96 percent of facelift patients reported a more youthful appearance after surgery and felt they looked about 11 years younger, on average, because of the surgery, according to a new study. Dr. Eric Swanson, the study’s author, says that patient satisfaction and the effects of surgery on quality of life are two of …

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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Information on Breast Reconstruction

A recent survey of 762 breast cancer patients who were eligible for breast reconstruction found that 43 percent did not receive information about breast reconstruction options when making treatment decisions at diagnosis. Kim Thiboldeaux, president and CEO of the nonprofit Cancer Support Community (CSC), which conducted the survey, said, “It is critical that women get …

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Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy Linked to Increased Survival Rates

Research presented at Plastic Surgery 2010 found that breast reconstruction immediately following mastectomy is associated with significantly improved breast-cancer-specific survival. However, the researcher says there is no evidence that immediate breast reconstruction is saving lives. Dr. Michael Bezuhly, from Dalhousie University College of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia, presented the finding from an analysis of …

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Is using a patient’s own fat for breast augmentation viable?

A new study concluded that success for breast augmentation using a patient’s own fat is possible. Presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) annual meeting in Toronto in October, it found that fat grafting for breast augmentation could be effective and have long-term results. It has been a relatively obscure procedure, but with …

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