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Bill Introduced in TX Legislature Would Ensure Breast Reconstruction Patients are Properly Informed

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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bill Introduced in TX Legislature Would Ensure Breast Reconstruction Patients are Properly Informed

The Texas legislature has introduced a bill to be entitled an act that, if passed into law, will ensure that patients are informed about their options in breast reconstruction surgery. With the amendment of section 311.004, the health and safety code in the State of Texas would include requirements to notify patients undergoing certain breast …

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Teens May Consider Plastic Surgery to Combat Teasing

Good Morning America recently investigated a new phenomenon in which teens consider plastic surgery to avoid appearance-related teasing. Michelle Martin, one teen featured in the segment, had a breast augmentation at 19 after years of being teased for having a small chest. Martin said the recovery and scars from the surgery were a small price …

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Winter Specials Make it a Good Season for Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering plastic surgery this year, getting it in the winter season offers several benefits: there are often plastic surgery specials to take advantage of, and if you get your procedures done this winter you’ll be ready when summer comes. The Boston Herald reported on this trend, and one doctor said that some of …

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Does Personality Affect Quality Of Life After Breast Reconstruction?

A new study found that certain personality traits are linked to a higher quality of life in breast cancer patients who undergo breast reconstruction after mastectomy. The study, published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal,is one of the first to examine how personality factors may affect patient satisfaction and quality of …

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