Surgery

Rush for 'Barbie' vagina has experts stumped

A rush of women going under the knife for designer genitals has taken even plastic surgeons by surprise and divided medical professionals on the ethics and benefits of "labiaplasty".

Pediatrics

Large breasts can take mental, physical toll on teens

(HealthDay) -- For many teen girls, an overly large cup size may not be such a good thing, with many reporting serious discomfort both physically and emotionally because of their large breasts.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Nasal cartilage used to relieve osteoarthritis in the knee

Cartilage cells from the nasal septum can not only help repair cartilage injuries in the knee—according to researchers from the University of Basel and the University Hospital of Basel, they can also withstand the chronic ...

Surgery

If you're considering cosmetic surgery...

(HealthDay)—More than 17 million cosmetic procedures are performed in the United States each year. Most of these are minimally invasive, designed to improve your appearance in subtle ways without the surgery, stitches and ...

Surgery

Ask the right questions before opting for plastic surgery

Making the decision to undergo plastic surgery should not be taken lightly, according to Dr. Shayan Izaddoost, associate professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and in molecular and cellular biology at Baylor ...

Surgery

First ever data on number of gender confirmation surgeries

For the first time, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is reporting on the number of gender confirmation surgeries in the United States. ASPS—the world's largest plastic surgery organization—found that more ...

Immunology

Silicones may lead to cell death

Silicone molecules from breast implants can initiate processes in human cells that lead to cell death. Researchers from Radboud University have demonstrated this in a new study published on 12 June in Scientific Reports. ...

Surgery

Over 17.7 million cosmetic procedures performed in U.S. in 2018

(HealthDay)—More than 17.7 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018, with an increasing trend seen in body-shaping procedures, according to a report published ...

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