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Posted by 10.06.18

Each October, pink ribbons come out of the woodwork, but women at high risk for breast cancer, those living with breast cancer and the doctors who treat them – including reconstructive plastic surgeons – think pink all year long.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and serves as a good time to reflect on advances in treating breast cancer over the past year.

There have also been some major innovations in breast reconstruction techniques and technologies in 2018 including a movement to save the breast, when possible, says Margaret S. Roubaud, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Growing numbers of  ‘oncoplasti

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MEET CONSTANTINO MENDIETA, MD: MIAMI PLASTIC SURGEON

Posted by 08.14.16

Miami plastic surgeon Constantino Mendieta, MD, was talking about butts – and how to enhance them – since before the Kardashian family and their curves took reality TV by storm and even before most rappers started singing their praises.

And he is not surprised about the attention that buttock augmentation procedures are getting today. In fact, he’s been waiting for it. In 2015, there was a 21% increase in butt implants and fat transfer combined, and a 32% increase in buttock lifts, according to statistics compiled yearly by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

And while popular culture has a lot to do with ushering butts into the limelight so to do advances in

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MEET RENEE MICHELLE BURKE, MD: ILLINOIS PLASTIC SURGEON

Posted by 01.31.16

Barrington, IL-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon Renee Michelle Burke, MD, knows that the whole is often greater than the sum of its parts when it comes to facial rejuvenation and body contouring. She typically combines minimally invasive treatments with surgical ones to achieve the best possible results.

Burke received her MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit and completed her internship at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, which she followed with a residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn and two fellowships – one in oculoplastics and aesthetics, and another in craniofacial surgery.

Burke chatted with Beauty in The Ba

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BALDNESS BREAKTHROUGH: KERASTEM HARNESSES THE POWER OF STEM CELLS

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Posted by 12.04.15

Injections of stem cell-enriched fat may help reverse hair loss.

At least that is what an active US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) study of the Kerastem Hair Therapy hopes to show. The treatment is already CE mark approved for people with hair loss outside the United States.

Hair transplants and other treatments that promote hair regrowth or stop hair loss do exist, but each available method has its share of risks and downsides. Stem cell-based treatments like Kerastem Hair Therapy, if validated, may be game changers for the close 80 million people in the US with hereditary thinning or baldness.

The term ‘stem cell’ and ‘stem cell cure’ are bandied about, and there has

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