Plastic Surgery

April 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Needle-Free Method for Breast Reconstructive Surgery Being Tested in Jacksonville

By Mystery User

Michelle Stapleton doesn’t “care for needles.” Which is one of the reasons she was open to the suggestion by physician Ankit Desai that she become part of a clinical trial Jacksonville’s Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is conducting…tapleton is testing a new tissue expanding system called XPAND. That is short for AirXpanders Patient […]

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Tags: AirXpanders, breast reconstruction, needle-free, Rushab Choksi


February 13, 2012 · Leave a Comment

Nosebleed mystery leads to successful face surgery for St. Johns teen

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Noah Milum’s ordeal started with nosebleeds. Now 15, Noah was a seventh grader at Switzerland Point Middle School in northern St. Johns County when the nosebleeds began. For well over a year, he suffered from frequent nosebleeds… Neurovascular surgeon Ricardo Hanel from the Mayo Clinic would block the blood vessels feeding the tumor, reducing Noah’s […]

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Tags: Brett Snyder, frequent nosebleeds, Nemours Children's Clinic, neurovasular surgeon, Noah Milum, pediatric neurosurgeon, Philipp Aldana, plastic and craniofacial surgeon, Ricardo Hanel, St. Johns County, Switzerland Point Middle School, University of Florida-Jacksonville


March 29, 2010 · Leave a Comment

Shape shifters

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When the device first came off, her skin was red and raw. It looked like there was a frozen stick of butter stuffed under her flesh…   Such “body contouring’’ is one of the latest trends in dermatology, aimed at getting rid of small pockets of fat without the pain, price, or recovery time of […]

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Tags: body contouring, Dr. Steve Jacobson, Plastic Surgery


February 4, 2010 · Leave a Comment

New laser procedure trims away the inches without surgery

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

A non-invasive procedure that helps you lose inches and contour your body without surgery. Unlike liposuction, doctors say this new procedure melts away fat without incisions, downtime, compression bandages or side effects…   “I would like to get to a point where my curves are natural. I think ‘contouring’ is the perfect word,” says Matty, […]

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Tags: laser contouring


November 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment

CNN camerawoman’s fearless struggle

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Margaret Moth, a CNN camerawoman was in Sarajevo in 1992 when she was struck in the face by a sniper’s bullet. Dr. Paul Petty, Mayo Clinic plastic surgeon, was her surgeon. She spent much time in Rochester and then was able to resume work. A couple of years ago she was diagnosed with cancer and […]

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Tags: CNN, Margaret Moth, Sarajevo


September 3, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Plastic Surgery May Also Ease Migraines

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

MANY of the nearly 30 million Americans who suffer from migraines end up feeling like guinea pigs. Chronic patients — those who are laid low 15 or more days a month — often cycle through drug after drug in search of relief. They also contend with side effects like mental sluggishness and stomach upset. Treatment […]

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Tags: migraines, Neurology, Plastic Surgery


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