New York Plastic Surgery News: Medical Tourists Beware of Drug-Resistant Superbug NDM-1

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ — The World Health Organization has issued a warning to medical travelers: let the buyer beware. This warning comes on the heels of a growing threat of an antibiotic-resistant superbug, known as the New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase (NDM-1), named after the region in India where it was discovered. “Many medical travelers go overseas for procedures such as hip or knee replacements, ACL surgeries, root canals and spinal fusions,” explained Dr. R. Michael Koch of the New York Group For Plastic Surgery, a New York plastic surgery practice. “However, many medical tourism patients who seek cheaper plastic or cosmetic surgeries abroad such as breast augmentation, reconstructive surgery and liposuction, may be getting more than they bargained for in the end with this superbug.”

Do-it-yourself Botox injections risky

Do-it-yourself Botox injections are the latest wrinkle in the pursuit of beauty on a budget.

Catherine Maiorino, 54, started thinking about buying Botox over the Internet when the creases between her eye brows began to needle her.
“So I went and found a website where I could order it,” recalls the vocational school teacher from Pennsauken.
She paid $200 to a spa in California for a vial of what was labeled as Dysport, which contains the same active ingredient as Botox. The price was about one third of what she expected to pay at a physician’s office.
Maiorino figured her daughter, a phlebotomist, could do the injections.
“She is the most excellent sticker in the whole world,” she says.
When the substance arrived in the mail, Maiorino was disappointed to find only a few freeze-dried crystals in the vial, to be reconstituted with saline solution.
“There were no actual instructions in the package, no way to determine what the proper consistency should be,” she says.
Her daughter balked — “she said I was crazy” — and insisted Maiorino take the vial to a doctor.
Meanwhile, the spa website vanished.
Maiorino consulted Steven Davis, a plastic surgeon from Cherry Hill who persuaded her not to attempt injections.
“Botox has become so accessible people think they can inject it themselves,” Davis says. “The truth is it requires sophistication to know how to reconstitute it, how to inject it and how much to use.”
Lynn Tibbets, a 50-year-old teacher from Ocean City, injected a small pockmark on her cheek with Restylane, a facial filler. She had learned how to give herself needles years before when she developed gestational diabetes and allergies.
For two years, she obtained the filler online from suppliers in Canada and Switzerland, paying about $185 per order, which she figures was about half what it would cost in a doctor’s office.
“It saved me time and money,” she recalls. “I thought things were working out quite well.”
But one day, Tibbets injected too much Restylane. The result was a large, doughnut-shaped mass on her face.

What Is The Best Thing About Plastic Surgery?

Body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger once said that one of the best things about weight lifting was that you carried your success with you where ever you went. The same thing can be said about a successful plastic surgery procedure. If you had a successful surgery, the improvements in your appearance would be with you all the time, and you would be constantly reminded of this by the way people treated you.

Our society greatly values physical appearance and we all know that more attractive people are generally treated better by many people. In our culture attractive people receive positive treatment and this helps them become more successful in their relationships. After a successful plastic surgery had improved your appearance, you would probably notice improvements in both your social and business relationships.

But the improvements do not stop there. Improved appearance also tends to have a positive effect on self confidence and self image. These internal improvements are also with you all the time and, for some people, they can produce amazing life changes.

One note of caution, though, before you dash out and get something done. You must also remember that the results of an unsuccessful surgery would also be with you all the time. You will find that a skilled plastic surgeon is really part artist and they have learned how to improve a person’s looks without making them look like they have had work done. Finding a surgeon like this requires you to take the time up front to do research into qualifications and do multiple surgeon interviews.

Also remember that if you choose a surgeon based on the price of the surgery you are risking an expensive disaster. My research turned up several plastic surgery clinics with surgeons with the proper certifications that were qualified to do my procedure. Some of the surgeons I found turned out to be liposuction specialists, so you should make sure that you check for specialists in your area.

After specializsing in websites on weight control, fitness and internet marketing, Jon Heindriche has investigated Raleigh Plastic Surgery which includes a review of Raleigh liposuction options.

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Is Plastic Surgery An Exercise In Vanity?

The rate of cosmetic procedures is increasing rapidly, and many people have found it to help them to have a happier and healthier life. Advances in technology and techniques have reduced costs over the last ten years, so the procedures are more affordable to most people. Plastic surgery is no longer the domain of celebrities and the entrance of these procedures into the mainstream are evident in surgery statistics.

In 2009 there were around 10 million cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The growth in the number of surgeries should be no surprise since there are many people who have some feature or features that have always bothered them.

Even though many people still think plastic surgery is an exercise in vanity, studies are consistently indicating that successful procedures often produce positive impacts on personality as well as correcting the physical problems. So is having plastic surgery really vain? If so, then why do we not think about people who get braces on their teeth as being vain. So many more people each year are beginning to realize that they no longer have to put up with that little defect that has always bothered them.

If you have issues with something about your appearance, like a nose that you feel is too large or wrinkles that make you feel old, plastic surgery can make you feel better about yourself. Many cosmetic surgery patients report the feeling of being reborn after their procedure, and many of them regret not having done it sooner. Patients often state that they feel better, more confident, and comfortable because of their new appearance.

People who have always been held back by their physical appearance can often make sweeping positive changes in their social and work lives after surgery. Some patients who were formerly standoffish and viewed as anti social have made amazing transitions into socially active and confident people.

If you have physical attributes that have always bothered you, you may want to check out plastic surgery.

BOTOX® Cosmetic May Be the One for You

Discover the proven results that 11 million women and men have experienced.

With real, noticeable results, no surgery and no recovery time, there are many reasons why BOTOX® Cosmetic has been chosen by millions of women and their doctors.

BOTOX® Cosmetic may be the one for you. You may feel that the moderate to severe glabellar lines between your brows make you look tired or unapproachable, or have other reasons for being curious about BOTOX® Cosmetic. Ask your doctor about BOTOX® Cosmetic to find out if it is right for you.

The Origins of Latisse…The Story Behind the Discovery

It’s remarkable how one great product can lead to another. Such was the case with LATISSE®.
Allergan, a leader and pioneer in eye care, dermatology and medical aesthetics, has introduced the world to a range of products, including LATISSE®, the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate or not enough eyelashes, growing them longer, fuller and darker. But its origin wasn’t completely new.

Back in 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop used to treat ocular hypertension. In addition to successfully lowering eye pressure (the only treatable risk factor for glaucoma), many patients using this medication experienced a side effect — they began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes.

This led Allergan to begin its study of this medication’s active ingredient, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%, for the sole purpose of generating lash growth. After conducting a clinical trial on safety and efficacy for 4 months on 278 patients, LATISSE® earned its FDA approval in December 2008. Since then, Allergan has sold approximately 1.5 million bottles of LATISSE® solution.

LATISSE® Indication
LATISSE® solution is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis used to grow eyelashes, making them longer, thicker and darker.
Eyelash hypotrichosis is another name for having inadequate or not enough eyelashes.
LATISSE® Important Safety Information
If you are using, or have used, prescription products for any eye pressure problems, only use LATISSE® under close doctor care. Although not seen in LATISSE® clinical studies, may cause increased brown pigmentation of the colored part of the eye which is likely permanent. Eyelid skin darkening may occur which may be reversible. Only apply at the base of the upper eyelashes. DO NOT APPLY to the lower eyelid. Hair growth may occur in other skin areas that LATISSE® solution frequently touches. If you develop or experience any eye problems or have eye surgery, consult your doctor immediately about continued use of LATISSE®. The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are itchy eyes and/or eye redness. If discontinued, lashes will gradually return to their previous appearance.

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