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Sunscreen alone ‘not enough’ to protect against melanoma

Submitted by LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology on June 17, 2014 - 3:18 pm

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278242.php This year, approximately 76,100 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed – the deadliest form of skin cancer. Since exposure to ultraviolet light – from the sun and tanning beds – is a major risk factor for melanoma, wearing sunscreen is top of the list as a prevention aid. But now, a new study…

Study finds more women receiving breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Submitted by LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology on June 12, 2014 - 3:16 pm

A new study finds that the majority of women who undergo mastectomy for breast cancer go on to get breast reconstruction, a practice that has increased dramatically over time. Researchers found that 46 percent of patients received reconstruction in 1998 but that figure rose to 63 percent by 2007. “Breast reconstruction has a big impact on quality…

Mommy Makeover

Submitted by LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology on May 22, 2014 - 3:14 pm

While it’s difficult to come by exact numbers for mommy makeovers because it’s a marketing term, not a surgical one. It encompasses a variety of procedures like Liposuction, Breast Augmentation or reduction, tummy tuck and more. The desire of many women to have a mommy makeover is our obsession with youth as well as the public’s acceptance of…

Plastic Surgery Procedures Continue Steady Growth in U.S.

Submitted by LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology on May 5, 2014 - 3:10 pm

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Reports 15.1 Million Cosmetic Procedures in 2013; Marks Fourth Consecutive Year of Growth For Immediate Release: 02/26/2014 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in…

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