Category Archives: cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic Surgery and Nicotine

Does Nicotine Cause complications in plastic surgery Yes, it does.   Nicotine is known to shrink blood vessels which can contribute to loss of blood supply to vital tissues after some types of plastic surgery. How does nicotine affect Surgery? Nicotine can affect wound healing with all procedures but there are specific procedures where nicotine use… Read More »

Cosmetic surgery in the high BMI patient

Does BMI affect the safety and results of cosmetic surgery? Yes, it does.   Higher BMI patients have a higher complication rate and are generally less satisfied with their results compared to patients with BMI’s in the “normal” level.    At Dr. York Yates Plastic Surgery we take safety and results very seriously.    What is… Read More »

Cosmetic surgeon vs. Plastic Surgeon

There is a growing “turf war” between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons regarding who is qualified to perform cosmetic surgery.  Central to this battle are issues of safety, ego and greed.  Cosmetic surgery is a rare area in medicine where earnings are not effected by government and insurance reimbursements.  As a result, there is a growing… Read More »

Cosmetic tax out, tanning tax in.

Good news, it looks as if the cosmetic tax provision will be removed from the Senate health reform bill.  Instead, there will be a 10% tax on indoor tanning services to help pay the high costs associated with the health reform program. UV exposure and tanning beds have been shown to be directly associated with… Read More »

Survey reveals that Americans oppose cosmetic surgery tax.

A recent survey conducted by the Opinion Research Corporation revealed that respondents oppose the proposed cosmetic surgery tax by a 52%-43% margin.  This number increased when the individuals polled learned that the majority of Americans that will be effected by this tax report a household income between $30,000 to $90,000.  This is a tax largely… Read More »

Is there such a thing as “scarless” cosmetic surgery

There is a lot of hype about “scar-less surgery” and unfortunately a lot of misinformation as well.  I will try to clarify scarless surgery a little. Scarless surgery can be classified as: Fetus surgery – interestingly, fetal surgery does not heal with scarring.  There are a lot of theories about why this is true and… Read More »

Cosmetic surgery products, what works?

Plastic surgery is littered with products, all of which claim to be better than similar products treating the same problem. Examples of these products include: Scar minimizing ointments and sheets Facial creams to reduce lines and wrinkles Lip plumping creams Products to lengthen and thicken eyelashes Facial creams to reduce discolorations Facial creams to reduce… Read More »

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