Ageism Turned Silicon Valley Into a Hotbed for Male Plastic Surgery

Below is an article originally posted by ValleyWag   If I had $1 million for every time a founder told me “It’s impossible to raise funding if you’re not a twenty-something dude,” I could lead their Series A round. The same bias applies to hiring. The ideal resume shouldn’t be much longer than “Dropped out…

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How dermatologists can help lessen the burden of hidradenitis suppurativa

Below is an amazing article from the American Academy of Dermatology, written by the founder of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Institute: The disturbing cry I often hear from new patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also called acne inversa, is: “I’m so discouraged. I’ve seen multiple doctors and I’ve tried many treatments without success. Sometimes I just want…

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Plastic Surgery Tourism Brings Chinese to South Korea

  Liu Liping and two college friends recently toured Seoul on a monthlong vacation funded in part by their parents. They saw the sights. They went shopping. One night, the three young Chinese women visited the latest hot spot: a plastic surgery clinic. Ms. Liu, 24, wanted to have her jaw broken and restructured to…

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Common Hidradenitis Suppurativa Questions and Answers

Is it contagious? No, Hidradenitis Suppurativa cannot be passed to anyone else in any way Is it a rare disease? No. A rare disease is has a prevelance of approximately 1 in 2000. It is estimated that around 1% of the population suffers from HS, though it may be more due to many cases being…

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A Look at How Dermal Fillers Work and What’s in Them

  From the silicone injections popularized in the 40’s and 50’s, to the animal collagen derivative fillers of the 70’s (Zyderm, Zyplast), to the modern hyaluronic acid fillers used today, dermal fillers have come a long way from the humble fat-injecting beginnings of Dr. Gustav Adolf Neuber, also a big proponent of complete cleanliness in…

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Disability Benefits for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  Recent studies found that skin lesions, which are a symptom of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, can very often be contaminated by dangerous bacteria. These pathogens are linked to skin infections and soft tissue infections. According to research recently published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal, when researchers studied these lesions,…

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Getting Ready: Lifestyle Changes and Proper Prep Prior to Surgery

  After months, if not years of looking at yourself in the mirror and tugging on that stubborn pocket of fat, or pulling back loose folds of skin, you may finally feel ready to take the plunge into the world of aesthetic plastic surgery. Your first stop in your preparation plan should be to consult…

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The ABCs of Plastic Surgery: Planning for Your Recovery

  In 2013, the number of aesthetic surgical procedures climbed to seven million in the United States, reaching a high not seen since the recession of 2008. Technological advances, less-invasive procedures and greater accessibility are making aesthetic procedures, (surgical and nonsurgical), far more attractive to the public at-large. I spoke with Dr. Michael Edwards, president…

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Local Anesthesia and Plastic Surgery: Marketing or Reality?

  An increasing number of patients ask to have their surgery done with local anesthesia “because it’s safer.” Guess what? That isn’t always the case. Plastic surgery procedures tend to have clever names: Mommy Makeover, Insta-Boob, Cinderella Surgery… but the operative (no pun intended) word here is surgery. All of the above-referenced procedures are invasive;…

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Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition. It is characterized by abscesses, blackheads, inflammation, lesions and scarring. HS forms painful clusters around the arm pits, the anal area, and the groin. It occurs in places where sweat glands are present, or other skin-to-skin contact areas such as under the breast or even the folds…

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