Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Plastic Surgery Consent and Body Dismorphic Disorder

    Dr. Larry Nichter of the Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery would like to inform prospective patients about the rising concern of Body Dysmorphic Disorder as it relates to plastic surgery. An article from the Mayo Clinic on Body Dysmorphic Disorder describes the disorder: Body dysmorphic disorder is a type of chronic mental illness in which you can’t stop thinking about a flaw with your appearance ...
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  • Information About Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV)

    Post operative nausea and vomiting ( PONV ) is a serious problem for patients who are undergoing elective surgery. For facial aesthetic surgery PONV can lead to hematoma, delayed healing times, and other complications not the least of which is patient suffering. Our focused interest in this problem was motivated by the progressive increase of PONV despite liberal use of antiemetics such as ...
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