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New device could make closing surgical incisions a cinch

Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the process goes awry, there can be serious consequences for patients, including ...

Jul 07, 2017
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Body contouring is only for the rich and insured

Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to help them control their weight follow up this procedure with further plastic surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess rolls of skin. ...

Jun 13, 2017
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Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say experts at Berlin's ITB travel fair.

Mar 11, 2017
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Allergan buys fat-freezing company for $2.5 bn

Drug giant Allergan announced Monday the $2.5 billion acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics, makers of a fast-growing technology to eliminate body fat through "CoolSculpting," which essentially freezes unwanted fat away.

Feb 13, 2017
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Plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes two main fields: plastic and reconstructive surgery. The word "plastic" derives from the Greek plastikos meaning to mold or to shape; its use here is not connected with the synthetic polymer material known as plastic.

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