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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 to make it larger. The procedure can also be done to reconstruct the breast after breast surgery.

  • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Index
  • 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 and 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 exam. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.

  • Dupuytren's Contracture

    Dupuytren's contracture is an abnormal thickening of the skin in the palm of your hand at the base of your fingers. This thickened area may develop into a hard lump or thick band. Over time, it can cause the fingers to curl in toward your palm.

  • 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.

  • Forehead Lift

    A forehead lift is a type of cosmetic surgery. It removes excess fat and skin and tightens the muscles in the forehead area. It can also correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes. It is often done in conjunction with a facelift, for a smoother facial appearance.

  • 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 improvement in a person's appearance and 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

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a long-term (chronic) disease that causes inflammation of the joints. The inflammation can be so severe that it affects how the joints and other parts of the body look and function.

  • Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

    Cosmetic nose reshaping is also known as rhinoplasty. This surgery can change the shape of the nose, and also fix some breathing problems.

  • 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 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.

  • Vein Removal

    Varicose and spider veins can be treated in several ways, including injections, surgery, and laser.

  • Gynecomastia

    Gynecomastia is a swelling of the breast tissue in men or boys. The breasts become larger. They may grow unevenly.

  • Laser Surgery Overview

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

  • Cleft Lip and Palate in Children

    Cleft lip and palate are openings or splits in the upper lip or roof of the mouth (palate). A child can be born with a cleft lip, cleft palate, or both. Cleft lip and palate may be the only birth defects, or they may happen with other defects.

  • Breast Cancer: Breast Reconstruction After Breast Surgery

    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 where one or more of the bones of the skull close too early. This can cause problems with normal brain and skull growth.