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Plastic Surgery Patient Mistakes


You’ve read horror stories about plastic surgery gone wrong. There’s even a show dedicated to it. But in those instances, it’s the surgeon who is erroneous. What happens when the patient is the one at fault?

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All About Breast Augmentation

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Breast augmentation can provide an individual with the naturally proportionate body they desire. It is a complex type of surgery that requires the skill of a board-certified professional to perform safely and successfully. But once you have chosen the right plastic surgeon in Houston, what should you as the patient be prepared for? The primer below will help you better understand what to expect from your breast augmentation procedure.

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Does Botox Work and When Is the Right Time?

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Botox is one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, and made up almost half of all minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2013. More people are becoming aware of the benefits of Botox which, in addition to correcting the signs of aging, include managing the symptoms of depression, calming migraines and reducing perspiration. With so many different applications available, is there an ideal time to start seeking Botox for either cosmetic or medical reasons?

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Melanoma Prevention 101

Living in the hot south, Texans are no strangers to sunshine, especially the kind of sun you only get at the beach or lake. But all that fun in the sun can impact the health of your skin. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. But there are steps you can take to help prevent skin cancer or catch it in time so it can be effectively treated.

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How to Pick Your Plastic Surgeon

Last month, we talked about what to ask your surgeon before plastic surgery. But how should you decide which doctor or doctors to consult in the first place? If you live in a city, chances are you will have access to more than a few well-qualified plastic surgeons, and it will take some time to parse that number down to a handful you should consult to gauge whether or not they are the best doctor for you.

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What to Ask Your Surgeon Before Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a major commitment with lifelong results. As a consumer and patient, you should screen all of your options before deciding which surgeon is worth your time and money. All it takes is a look at a surgeon’s qualifications, ethics, communication skills and safety protocols – a far easier undertaking than you probably realize. Ask the right questions and you’ll find the right surgeon.

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