Archive for July, 2008
Here’s a typical scenario. You’re considering facial plastic surgery to take care of a bump on your nose, a droopy tip, or a sagging jaw line. The feature may be subtle, but it’s definitely there. And you’ve been thinking of doing something about it for so long.
You’ve finally worked up the courage to tell your husband/mother/sister/brother/best friend (insert loved one here) about it and, instead of unwavering support, you hear something like “Your nose is fine. Why would you mess with it?”. Other reactions are “Whatever makes you happy, honey” or, “I was wondering when you were gonna take care of that honker”. But, the overwhelming #1 reaction is the first one. Read moreNo comments
We’ve had doubts for a long time about the effectiveness of thread-lifts for revitalizing the face. For those who don’t know, this procedure involves a bunch of barbed sutures or threads that are placed under the skin under local anesthesia to lift sagging brows, cheeks, and necks.1 comment
Happy Fourth of July!!!
We don’t write that often about larger political issues as they relate to Medicine. In honor of American Independence Day, we thought we’d say something positive about America. I want to thank Dr. Rob Oliver for bringing my attention to an article from the Investor’s Business Daily about the awful state of Canada’s health care system. Canada’s socialized health care is often compared to its counterpart in the US, usually by someone who would like to see the same sort of system here. Take the movie Sicko, for example, which held up Canada’s system as the shining beacon for us all to look towards for inspiration. Read moreNo comments