Archive for July, 2008

"There's nothing wrong with you!" How to talk to your family about cosmetic surgery

July 29th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery,Rhinoplasty Philosophy

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 more

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Thread-lifts: Do they really work?

July 21st, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

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.

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Will Botox Be Replaced by "No-Tox"?

July 15th, 2008 | Category: Facial Plastic Surgery

With the growing trend toward more permanent results, we are surprised that more than 6 months after receiving FDA approval, Glabella Furrow Relaxation(GFX), or “No-Tox”, has received little hype. Read more

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Is Health Care in Canada really better??

July 08th, 2008 | Category: Uncategorized

Happy Fourth of July

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 more

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