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Baby Boomers Seek Cosmetic Surgery to Reverse Aging for Dating

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Baby boomers entering a new phase of life are looking to reshape themselves as they reshape the post-55-years-old dating world. Whether it’s surgical or non-surgical, the cosmetic procedures are selected to help baby boomers feel and look better and gain confidence when they’re meeting potential partners. About 20 million boomers – Americans born between 1946 and 1964 — are currently using dating sites in hopes of finding a mate. Many are currently single, census figures show. One in four boomers are divorced or never married. About one out of every six Boomers lives alone. Research shows this group is increasingly…

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What Cosmetic Surgeries can Help Men Look Younger?

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Liposuction, tummy tucks, male breast reduction and face lifts are the most common cosmetic procedures men have performed. Cosmetic surgery is no longer something just for women. Men are increasingly considering cosmetic surgery as an option to maintain or improve their looks. Men have cosmetic surgery for career advancement, worried that the job position they seek will be given to a younger looking man. Men dating find themselves competing with younger looking men and fathers do not want to be mistaken for grandfathers. Economists have found that looks do matter in the workplace and can result in higher pay and…

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Stepping into Summer Comfortable With Your Appearance

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Summer is nearly here, meaning the clothes are getting skimpier and more skin will soon be showing. Increasingly, people are preparing for this season with cosmetic surgery. Breast augmentations, liposuction and abdominoplasty – known as tummy tucks – have surged in popularity, according to the most-recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. There are also increases in the numbers of people choosing body-sculpting procedures such as buttock augmentations and thigh lifts. It’s a trend that shows no signs of slowing. For instance, twice as many people underwent breast lifts and tummy tucks in 2018 compared to a decade…

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Know the Risks of Plastic Surgery Tourism

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Having a plastic surgery procedure abroad might sound like an attractive financial option – until you find out that bargain surgery was more than you bargained for. More cosmetic surgeries and minimally invasive surgeries were done in the U.S. — 17.5 million in 2017 – than in any other country. Still, some people are risking their lives and their financial security by looking for cheap alternatives overseas. An entire tourism industry has sprung up in recent years offering packages that pair holidays with cheap cosmetic surgeries. Medical tourism, which includes all types of surgeries, is growing as much as 25…

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How to Choose a Trustworthy Plastic Surgeon

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Once you’ve decided to undergo cosmetic surgery, your next – and most — important decision is selecting a surgeon you can trust. It’s imperative to make sure than any plastic surgeon you consider is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only plastic surgery board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The ABPS certification assures that a surgeon has completed rigorous training of at least six years following medical school with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training. The certification also ensures that the surgery will be performed in accredited, state-licensed…

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Who should perform cosmetic surgeries and who is allowed are not always the same

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While demand increases each year for elective plastic surgery, regulatory oversight of who can perform popular cosmetic surgeries has changed little over the decades. In most states, including Texas, it is legal for any physician who holds a medical license to legally do any procedure. That means doctors in any specialty area and whose training typically ranges from a one-year fellowship to a weekend course can represent themselves as cosmetic surgeons. The practice has become known as “physician drift”. Researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine recently studied how physicians portrayed themselves on Instagram while advertising for business. They…

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Understanding reconstruction rights following a mastectomy

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For 20 years, the U.S. Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act has required that providers insure breast reconstruction for women who have undergone a mastectomy. Signed into law in October of 1998, the act represented a paradigm switch in the availability of breast reconstruction for cancer survivors. The law requires that group and individual health plans must provide insurance coverage after mastectomy, regardless of diagnosis. It also assures that surgery is covered for all stages of cancer. And it covers patients who need surgery on the unaffected breast to produce a symmetrical appearance. Because of the law, reconstruction has become…

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Check Your Surgeon’s Credentials Before Any Procedure

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People can mistakenly think that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are the same thing. But there are vital differences in the experience, expertise and credentialing ofphysicians allowed to perform plastic surgery and those who do cosmetic work. Plastic surgery has its roots in the reconstruction of the body, necessary due to major trauma, disease or deformity. Today, an important aspect of plastic surgery reconstruction is an increasing desire for aesthetic change. As this interest continues to grow, patients need to understand the expertise of their surgeon. To qualify as a plastic surgeon, a medical doctor who has graduated from an…

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Welcome to our new Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons’ website!

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You will find our new website to be a helpful resource for choosing a highly qualified Dallas plastic surgeon. All of the members of the Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Your cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery results depend on the training and experience of your doctor. Be sure to ask if your cosmetic surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery. Many doctors are performing cosmetic surgery but not all of them are plastic surgeons. Board certification in plastic surgery goes beyond general surgery education or brief courses to learn cosmetic…

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