Health Information

Plastic Surgery

  • Tummy Tuck

    In a tummy tuck procedure, excess fat and skin are surgically removed from the middle and lower abdomen, and the muscles of the abdomen wall are tightened.

  • Anatomy of the Hand

    Each of your hands has three types of bones: phalanges in your fingers; metacarpals in your mid-hand, and carpals in your wrist.

  • Eyelid Lift

    This procedure can remove puffiness or bags under the eyes, and can also correct droopy eyelids.

  • Breast Augmentation

    Breast augmentation is a procedure to reshape the breast in order to make it larger. The procedure can also be performed to reconstruct the breast after breast surgery.

  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Index

    Detailed information on the most common types of cosmetic plastic surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction in men with gynecomastia, chemical peel, chin reshaping, cheek reshaping, jaw reshaping, facial implants, collagen fillers, fat inje

  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Overview

    Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed in order to change one's appearance. For some, it may mean redesigning the body's contour and shape or the elimination of wrinkles. Others may choose varicose vein treatment or breast augmentation.

  • Dermabrasion/Dermaplaning

    Dermabrasion involves a surgeon using a high speed rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin. This is done to remove fine wrinkles or minimize scars.

  • Diagnosing Hand Conditions

    In some cases, a diagnosis can be made simply based on a physical examination. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.

  • Dupuytren's Contracture

    This disease usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. This may develop into a hard lump or thick band that eventually causes the fingers to contract.

  • Ear Pinning

    Detailed information on ear pinning surgery, including who might be a candidate for the procedure and possible complications of the procedure

  • Chin, Cheek, or Jaw Reshaping/Facial Implants

    Detailed information on chin reshaping, cheek reshaping, jaw reshaping, and facial implants, including possible facial implant complications

  • Facelift

    During a facelift procedure, excess facial fat is removed, facial muscles are tightened, and the skin is stretched to make a smoother appearance.

  • Collagen/Fat Injectable Fillers

    Collagen/fat injectable fillers, also called soft-tissue augmentation, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed to correct wrinkles, depressions in the skin, and/or scarring.

  • Forehead Lift

    A forehead lift can correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes. It is often done in conjunction with a facelift, in order to create a smoother facial appearance overall.

  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Overview

    The goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to improve body function, but the surgery may also be performed to create a more normal appearance and improve self-esteem.

  • Hair Replacement Surgery

    Detailed information on hair loss and hair replacement surgery

  • Congenital Hand Deformities

    When one of those precious little hands isn’t as perfectly formed as it should be, an early visit to a hand surgeon should be at the top of your agenda for your newborn.

  • Hand Surgery

    Detailed information on hand surgery for different hand conditions

  • Types of Hand Conditions

    Detailed information on the most common hand conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand deformity, dupuytrens contracture, and rheumatoid arthritis

  • Preparing for Surgery

    How should you prepare for surgery? That depends on the type of surgery and type of anesthesia that will be used.

  • Home Page - Plastic Surgery

    Detailed information on plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Liposuction

    Liposuction removes excess body fat through a suctioning process. It is not a substitute for weight loss, but it does change the body's shape and contour.

  • Management After Surgery

    Detailed information on recovering from hand surgery

  • Nasal Surgery

    Nasal surgery includes any surgery performed on the outside or inside of the nose. It is a common type of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

  • Online Resources - Plastic Surgery

    List of online resources to find additional information on plastic surgery

  • Overview of Hand Surgery

    Many different types of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the underlying cause of the problem.

  • Overview of Plastic Surgery

    Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved with the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects caused by illness, trauma, or birth disorders.

  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

    Detailed information on reconstructive plastic surgery, including the most common types

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Detailed information on rheumatoid arthritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Nose Reshaping

    This procedure can reduce or increase the size of the nose, narrow the span of the nostrils, change the angle between the nose and upper lip, and/or change the tip or bridge of the nose.

  • Scar Revision

    Scar revision may improve the appearance of a scar or restore function to a part of the body that may have been restricted by the scar.

  • Topic Index - Plastic Surgery

    Detailed information on plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Plastic Surgery Statistics

    Statistical information relating to plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

  • Plastic Surgery Techniques

    Two common techniques are endoscopic surgery, performed with a tubular probe, and flap surgery, in which healthy tissue is moved from one part of the body to another.

  • Types of Skin Conditions

    Detailed information on the most common types of skin conditions, including laser surgery for skin conditions

  • Vein Removal

    More than one in five women has some form of varicose condition. Varicose and spider veins can be treated in several ways, including injections, surgery, and laser.

  • Breast Reduction in Men With Gynecomastia

    Detailed information on gynecomastia, including causes, facts, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

  • Laser Surgery Overview

    Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers

  • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate

    Detailed information on craniofacial anomalies, including cleft lip and cleft palate

  • Breast Reconstruction

    Breast reconstruction surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.

  • Craniosynostosis

    Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the fibrous joints between the skull’s bony plates close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth.