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Rhinoplasty (Nose Job): Basics and Potential Complications

Rhinoplasty (commonly known as a nose job) is an aesthetic surgery to change the form of the nose. It is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery. The surgery may be carried out for a number of reasons such as changing the size or shape of a nose if a person is unhappy with it, repairing a damaged nose, or correcting functional problems. If surgery is only performed on the wall inside the […]

Facial Rejuvenation Surgery: Procedures, Risks and Alternatives

Facial rejuvenation surgery refers to a variety of operations designed to reduce the signs of aging on the face. These include facelift, brow lift and eyelid surgery. In addition, there are a number of additional procedures to deal with finer wrinkles such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, Botox injections and fat grafting. Other corrective procedures that are sometimes carried out at the same time as facial rejuvenation surgery include chin or cheekbone implants, […]

Spider Veins: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Spider veins usually develop on the legs and face as a red or blue spiderweb when a small group of blood vessels located just beneath the skin surface dilate and weaken. Spider veins are similar to varicose veins but varicose veins are larger and may become raised above the skin surface. This common and in most cases harmless condition is also known as telangiectasias or sunburst varicosities. Spider veins may cause a dull, aching sensation […]

Tattoo Removal Procedures and Potential Risks

Tattoos are permanent designs or marks etched on skin, created by injecting pigment directly into the dermis. Cells in the dermis (the deeper middle layer of skin) are more stable than those of the epidermis (top layer), which are continually shed throughout a person’s life. Therefore, the tattoo ink (pigment) stays in place with minimal or no blurring or fading overtime. Tattoo removal is a procedure used to eliminate or diminish these permanent designs. There […]

Potential Risks of General Anesthesia

General anesthesia puts patients to sleep so they are unconscious during the surgical procedure and do not feel any pain. Anesthetics are usually delivered by a combination of injection and inhalation with injectable anaesthetics inducing unconsciousness and inhalational anaesthetics maintaining it. General anesthesia can also be given solely by any of the two forms (injection or inhalation). During the procedure, the patient’s blood oxygen level, blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and breathing are closely monitored. […]

What to Expect from Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving the appearance of teeth or gums instead of the treatment or prevention of the actual cause. Procedures used in cosmetic dentistry can correct imperfections caused by genetics, injury, environmental factors, neglect or age. Cosmetic dentists use computer imaging technology to show patients how their teeth are likely to look after a certain procedure. Before and after images are generated before the patient commits to […]

Varicose Veins: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Varicose veins are abnormally widened, swollen, dark veins, which are often twisted unlike normal, healthy straight veins. Although they may develop anywhere, they usually affect the superficial veins rather than the deep veins and are most common in the legs, especially the lower legs and feet. For many people varicose veins are merely a cosmetic issue, but in others they may also cause swelling, inflammation, itching, pain and may even develop into a leg ulcer. […]

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