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Plastic Surgery

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.

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

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

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 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 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.

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 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Detailed information on hair loss and hair replacement surgery

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.

Detailed information on hand surgery for different hand conditions

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

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

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

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.

Detailed information on recovering from hand surgery

Nasal surgery may be done at your doctor’s office, a surgery center, or a hospital. Follow any directions your doctor gives you on how to get ready.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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