MARILYN MONROE ‘HAD PLASTIC SURGERY’

It seems that Marylin Monroe’s stunning looks were helped by a surgeon. Old X-Rays have come to light that suggest she might have had work done on her nose and chin. She defined the idea of beauty in the 1950s and 60s – men idolised her, women tried to copy her and artists and photographers…

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Quick Fix for Trigger Finger

Texting, typing on small devices, even holding onto a steering wheel can be impossible for people who suffer from a painful hand condition which causes their finger to lock and stiffen. But, a simple, outpatient procedure is finally giving them a reason to high five. Simply making a fist was almost impossible for Tom Gates…

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Biologics can be antibiotic alternative for hidradenitis suppurativa

  A variety of treatments aside from antibiotics have shown some efficacy in managing hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), according to a clinician speaking at the Dermatology Update 2013 meeting. John Kraft, M.D., F.R.C.P.C., a dermatologist at the Lynde Centre for Dermatology, Markham, Ontario, reviewed data on the evidence for numerous medical therapies that have been employed…

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Achilles Tendon Injury

David Beckham is one of the many athletes who suffered from a torn Achilles tendon injury. The torn Achilles tendon requires surgical repair and rehabilitation that likely requires 6 – 9 months before return to competitive play. While an Achilles tendon injury can be seen in almost all levels of competitive athletes, they have been…

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TNF Blocker Promising for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Treatment

  The first randomized, controlled study to assess the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) with a biologic drug shows that infliximab can safely improve disease severity, pain and quality of life. “We’re beginning to understand that HS is a closet disease. Many people have it, but it’s under-recognized, undertreated and difficult to manage,” says Francisco…

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Algorithm Provides Quicker Diagnosis of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a challenging disease to treat; however, a better understanding of the disease and continued research has led to more clear-cut therapeutic options, according to an expert who spoke at the North American Clinical Dermatologic Society meeting. Characterized by the development of recurrent chronic painful nodules and abscesses, HS lesions can…

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THE COMPLICATED BEAUTY OF THE PERSIAN NOSE

The author dressed as an urbane Iranian woman, complete with Bumpit and a bandage from a nose job. Photo by Michael Marcelle Two Halloweens ago, after spending months among a community of newly emigrated Iranians, I decided to dress up as a modern Tehrani woman. My new friends—actual modern Tehrani women—served as my consultants. My…

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Macho Makeover: Men Aren’t Hiding Their Dirty Little Plastic Surgery Secrets Anymore

Some men no longer have a dirty little secret—their macho makeover has become a sense of pride. From their eyes to their thighs, more men are choosing to go under the knife for a little nip and tuck. Brian Meuser is walking into his mid-40s with his head held high, but that wasn’t the case…

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In Brazil, Nips And Tucks Don’t Raise An Eyebrow

  Janet Timal, 47 (right), stands with her niece Thairine, 21. Janet has had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation and helped her niece pay for liposuction. “The ideal is to be able to put something on, to sit down and not have your belly jumping out. Here in Brazil it gets hot, and the…

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Breast Reconstruction: ‘We have come a long way’

  Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day on Oct. 15 is soon approaching us. Plastic surgeon Melissa Johnson feels the event, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is important to highlight the surgical options available today, based on diagnosis, for women facing mastectomies, and wanting breast reconstruction. A mastectomy is the surgical removal of the breast, traditionally involving breast…

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