Category Archive for "Standard"

LUMPS AND BUMPS

June 1, 2014
Beautifier

Most people associate plastic surgery with cosmetic surgery, with surgery for birth defects, burns, face, hands and restoration of form and function lost to disease and injury. This, is true but it represents the higher profile part of the speciality….

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KINDER, GENTLER MEDICINE

May 26, 2014
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As part of the campaign to cut medical costs, Americans are exhorted to return to the days of yesteryear, i.e., pre-high technology specialized medicine. We are asked to forego, if not forget, the benefits medicine has given us in the…

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INSURANCE MATTERS MATTER

May 19, 2014
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When is an operation considered “reconstructive?” When is it “cosmetic?’” Who decides? Who cares? policies uniformly do not cover cosmetic surgery, while they usually cover reconstructive surgery, so the disitiction is important. From the point of view of the plastic…

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THE LIMITS OF MEDICAL CARE

May 12, 2014
Beautifier

The debate on health care reform ought to make us consider the role and limits of medical care. Legislative initiatives such as the “Death With Dignity’ referendum, which would allow physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill…

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HOSPICE CARE – QUALITY OF LIFE AT THE END OF LIFE

May 5, 2014
Beautifier

At first glance, plastic surgery and hospice care might seem to have nothing in common. After all, of what use is plastic surgery to the terminally ill? From the point of view of values, however, they share much. While neither…

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Don’t Boil Your Child

December 20, 2013
Beautifier

by Daniel Allan, M.D. Children like baths. They associate the bath tub with fun, suds, and rubber ducky, even if mom or dad washes behind the ears. Because they enjoy bath time, a child will frequently crawl into the bath…

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A Tight Fit

December 18, 2013
Beautifier

by Daniel Allan, M.D. The wrist is the joint between the forearm and the hand. It is also a bottleneck through which pass nine tendons that move the fingers, and the principle sensory nerve of the hand. This narrow channel…

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A Limit To Fat Transfer

December 16, 2013
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by Daniel Allan, M.D. Many women wish they could transfer an abundance of fat located in their thighs and hips to their underdeveloped chests. In one procedure, called autologous fat transplantation, this feat is actually accomplished using the fat-removal technique…

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An Eye-Opener

December 16, 2013
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by Daniel Allan, M.D. Cosmetic upper eyelid surgery (upper lid blepharoplasty) is meant to remove loose skin, stretched muscle, and excess fat from the upper eyelid. The tendency toward drooping upper lids may be an inherited characteristic, in which case…

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Sobering Statistics

November 4, 2013
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By: Daniel Allan, M.D. Sobering Statistics A glass of grog, eggnog, or other alcoholic drink is frequently part of the holiday festivities. While knocking back a tall one it may be healthy to be aware of the cost of alcohol…

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