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Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms

Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms

New research uses a transgender-specific survey to assess the well-being of people who underwent gender reassignment survey. For many, transgender surgery brings comfort and improves overall well-being. According to recent estimates, at present, there are 1.4 million transgender adults living in the United States, which represents about 0.6 percent of the country’s population. Studies have […]

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How to prevent a tragus piercing becoming infected

How to prevent a tragus piercing becoming infected

The tragus is a small pointed area of cartilage on the inner side of the external ear. Situated in front of the entrance to the ear, it partly covers the passage to the organs of hearing. The tragus is a favorite place to get an ear piercing, and while it can look great, this type […]

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Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?

Is it safe to get Botox while breast-feeding?

Botox is an injectable drug made from highly-purified botulinum toxin type A, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes muscles and comes from the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Clostridium is found naturally in the environment and the gastrointestinal tract of animals. Usually, the bacterium only produces toxins when it overgrows and causes infection. The American Society of Plastic […]

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Sex and self-confidence: Do genital enhancements help?

Sex and self-confidence: Do genital enhancements help?

Within the field of plastic surgery, genital cosmetic surgery has been picking up steam for both women and men. In this article, we look at some of the options, whether they can bring added general or sexual satisfaction, and what to keep in mind when considering genital cosmetic surgery. Can getting a vagina or penis […]

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Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But BDD may be “under-diagnosed” by cosmetic professionals, compared with the two […]