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Is Telemedicine Practical for Plastic Surgeons?

Is Telemedicine Practical for Plastic Surgeons?

By Kelly Ottaviano / January 19, 2021 /

With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, telemedicine is becoming a major growth industry. While not everything can be handled remotely, the growth in telehealth services is ensuring that virtual appointments can be performed securely and safely. So, is there a practical way plastic surgeons can use telemedicine? While, obviously, surgery can’t be done remotely, there…

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What Factors Are Driving the Trend in Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery?

By Kelly Ottaviano / June 27, 2018 /

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery (FGCS) is on the rise across the globe. And the average age of females requesting FGCS is steadily decreasing. A ground-breaking study in Australia found that about a third of all general practitioners had seen patients under the age of 18 who requested FGCS. Additionally, the survey found that 97% of general practitioners…

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What’s the Difference? Breast Augmentation, Reduction, and Lift

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 26, 2018 /

Breast surgery has become widely popular over the years. Today, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a report that shows 290,467 patients moving forward with the surgery. Women seek out breast surgeries for a variety of reasons. Whether it be for…

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Doctor and Patient Discussion

Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery: Which Is Right For Me?

By Kelly Ottaviano / April 10, 2018 /

Many people use the terms “plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” interchangeably. The confusion is understandable when taking into account how some plastic surgeons go through training to specialize in cosmetic surgery. However, while they are closely related, cosmetic and plastic surgery are not the same. The main differences lie in the ultimate goal of the…

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A guide to facelift variations

By Kelly Ottaviano / January 24, 2018 /

From mini to full, here’s a guide to the most common facelift variations. 

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A Guide to the Most Popular Plastic Surgeries

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 20, 2017 /

Here’s a guide to the reported data on the most popular popular plastic surgeries. 

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A Closer Look at Capsular Contracture

By Kelly Ottaviano / December 14, 2017 /

Plastic surgeons should have a solid understanding of capsular contracture and its prevention methods in order to reduce the cases of the adverse outcome.

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The Four Basic Techniques of Breast Augmentation Surgery

By Kelly Ottaviano / November 16, 2017 /

With breast augmentation surgery, doctors will use one of four basic techniques depending on the patient and desired outcome.

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Why Monitoring After Breast Augmentation Surgery Is So Important

By Kelly Ottaviano / September 20, 2017 /

Let’s take a closer look at what takes place during the procedure and the recovery process, plus risks you take be undergoing breast augmentation surgery.

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Different types of breast implants 101

By Kelly Ottaviano / February 6, 2017 /

No matter the motivation for surgery, the kinds of breast implants that are currently available to choose from remain the same.

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obp Important Update

obp Medical - including all vaginal specula, anoscopes, laryngoscopes, kits and accessories - has been acquired by CooperSurgical as of 5/3/21. All surgical products – included surgical retractors and suction devices – are now available exclusively through obp Surgical Corporation.