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It's no secret that pregnancy and childbirth does a real number on our bodies. Even if you bounce right back after your first baby, subsequent pregnancies and deliveries can really take their toll! And that's why so many moms think about or turn to a...

Dr. Anne Taylor, ASPS member surgeon, administers filler treatment to male patient. Male use of fillers has increased 101% since the year 2000. (Photo courtesy of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the “Mommy...

Thousands of Australian women are jetting to Thailand for cosmetic surgery every year - but is it safe?   Thailand is a hub of booming multi-billion dollar medical tourism industry Every year there are 15,000 Australians who travel to Thailand to undergo affordable cosmetic surgery. Among them...

By Jenna Fletcher Reviewed by Catherine Hannan, MD Breast cancer treatment often involves the partial or total removal of one or both breasts. This procedure is called a mastectomy. Breast reconstruction can take place after a mastectomy to reduce the psychological impact of the procedure.This reconstruction process can help...

By Hannah Nichols Reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, APRN Botox is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions, and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing muscles. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.Although Botox is a powerful poison, when used...

By Markus MacGill Reviewed by Saurabh (Seth) Sethi, MD MPH Gastric banding is a surgical treatment for obesity. These kinds of intervention are known as bariatric surgery. The procedure constricts the stomach, so that a person feels full after eating less food than usual.The American Society for Metabolic and...

By Yvette Brazier Reviewed by University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Medicine Breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, or is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast.The surgeon places silicone, saline, or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue....

By Yvette Brazier Reviewed by Catherine Hannan, MD   A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a procedure in cosmetic surgery that aims to give a more youthful appearance to the face.It reshapes the lower half of the face by removing excess facial skin. Rhytidectomy can tighten loose, hanging skin around the jaw...

By Christian Nordqvist Reviewed by University of Illinois-Chicago, School of Medicine Liposuction, also called lipoplasty, liposculpture suction, lipectomy, or lipo, is a type of cosmetic surgery that breaks up and "sucks" fat from the body.It is often used on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, neck, chin, upper and backs...