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Diseases & Conditions : Plastic Surgery


    • Anatomy of the Hand

      Each of your hands has three types of bones: phalanges in your fingers; metacarpals in your mid-hand, and carpals in your wrist.

    • Breast Augmentation

      Breast augmentation is a procedure to reshape the breast in order to make it larger. The procedure can also be performed to reconstruct the breast after breast surgery.

    • Breast Reconstruction

      Breast reconstruction surgery involves creating a breast mound that comes as close as possible to the form and appearance of the natural breast.

    • Breast Reduction in Men With Gynecomastia

      Detailed information on gynecomastia, including causes, facts, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

      Women develop carpal tunnel syndrome three times more frequently than men. It usually occurs only in adults.

    • Chin, Cheek, or Jaw Reshaping / Facial Implants

      Detailed information on chin reshaping, cheek reshaping, jaw reshaping, and facial implants, including possible facial implant complications

    • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate

      Detailed information on craniofacial anomalies, including cleft lip and cleft palate

    • Collagen / Fat Injectable Fillers

      Collagen/fat injectable fillers, also called soft-tissue augmentation, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed to correct wrinkles, depressions in the skin, and/or scarring.

    • Congenital Hand Deformities

      When one of those precious little hands isn’t as perfectly formed as it should be, an early visit to a hand surgeon should be at the top of your agenda for your newborn.

    • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Index

      Detailed information on the most common types of cosmetic plastic surgery, including breast augmentation, breast reduction in men with gynecomastia, chemical peel, chin reshaping, cheek reshaping, jaw reshaping, facial implants, collagen fillers, fat inje

    • Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Overview

      Cosmetic plastic surgery is performed in order to change one's appearance. For some, it may mean redesigning the body's contour and shape or the elimination of wrinkles. Others may choose varicose vein treatment or breast augmentation.

    • Craniosynostosis

      Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the fibrous joints between the skull’s bony plates close too early, causing problems with normal brain and skull growth.

    • Dermabrasion / Dermaplaning

      Dermabrasion involves a surgeon using a high speed rotating brush to remove the top layer of skin. This is done to remove fine wrinkles or minimize scars.

    • Diagnosing Hand Conditions

      In some cases, a diagnosis can be made simply based on a physical examination. In other cases, though, tests may be needed to help confirm the diagnosis.

    • Dupuytren's Contracture

      This disease usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand. This may develop into a hard lump or thick band that eventually causes the fingers to contract.

    • Ear Pinning

      Detailed information on ear pinning surgery, including who might be a candidate for the procedure and possible complications of the procedure

    • Eyelid Lift

      This procedure can remove puffiness or bags under the eyes, and can also correct droopy eyelids.

    • Facelift

      During a facelift procedure, excess facial fat is removed, facial muscles are tightened, and the skin is stretched to make a smoother appearance.

    • Forehead Lift

      A forehead lift can correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes. It is often done in conjunction with a facelift, in order to create a smoother facial appearance overall.

    • Glossary - Plastic Surgery

      Glossary of terms relating to plastic surgery

    • Hair Replacement Surgery

      Detailed information on hair loss and hair replacement surgery

    • Hand Surgery

      Detailed information on hand surgery for different hand conditions

    • Home Page - Plastic Surgery

      Detailed information on plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

    • Laser Surgery Overview

      Detailed information on laser surgery and what types of surgeries may be performed with lasers

    • Liposuction

      Liposuction removes excess body fat through a suctioning process. It is not a substitute for weight loss, but it does change the body's shape and contour.

    • Management After Surgery

      Detailed information on recovering from hand surgery

    • Nasal Surgery

      Nasal surgery includes any surgery performed on the outside or inside of the nose. It is a common type of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

    • Nose Reshaping

      This procedure can reduce or increase the size of the nose, narrow the span of the nostrils, change the angle between the nose and upper lip, and/or change the tip or bridge of the nose.

    • Online Resources - Plastic Surgery

      List of online resources to find additional information on plastic surgery

    • Overview of Hand Surgery

      Many different types of surgeries can be performed on the hand, depending on the underlying cause of the problem.

    • Overview of Plastic Surgery

      Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved with the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects caused by illness, trauma, or birth disorders.

    • Plastic Surgery Statistics

      Statistical information relating to plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

    • Plastic Surgery Techniques

      Two common techniques are endoscopic surgery, performed with a tubular probe, and flap surgery, in which healthy tissue is moved from one part of the body to another.

    • Preparing for Surgery

      How should you prepare for surgery? That depends on the type of surgery and type of anesthesia that will be used.

    • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

      Detailed information on reconstructive plastic surgery, including the most common types

    • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Overview

      The goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to improve body function, but the surgery may also be performed to create a more normal appearance and improve self-esteem.

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Detailed information on rheumatoid arthritis, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

    • Scar Revision

      Scar revision may improve the appearance of a scar or restore function to a part of the body that may have been restricted by the scar.

    • Topic Index - Plastic Surgery

      Detailed information on plastic surgery, including cosmetic plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery

    • Tummy Tuck

      In a tummy tuck procedure, excess fat and skin are surgically removed from the middle and lower abdomen, and the muscles of the abdomen wall are tightened.

    • Types of Hand Conditions

      Detailed information on the most common hand conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, congenital hand deformity, dupuytrens contracture, and rheumatoid arthritis

    • Types of Skin Conditions

      Detailed information on the most common types of skin conditions, including laser surgery for skin conditions

    • Vein Removal

      More than one in five women has some form of varicose condition. Varicose and spider veins can be treated in several ways, including injections, surgery, and laser.