Group A Streptococcus (GAS) infections can be common in hospitals where patients have procedures, and weakened immune systems are more susceptible to catching airborne illnesses. Recently an outbreak of GAS infections at a Maryland medical spa, with one person dying from the disease.
The military will provide reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures for soldiers who are injured or disfigured in the line of duty, but what about those instances where elective cosmetic surgery is desired for military personnel or their dependents, should their benefits cover any of the costs? There are some interesting developments for the prospering military community in San Diego, CA. These communities are in need of excellent medical care and are accompanied by several distinctive challenges like frequent deployments, urgent assignments, military personnel dependents, veteran status, privileges and many more. In terms of plastic surgery for the military – may it be for the active on duty personnel, veterans, families, and retirees – it requires a particular level of knowledge of the armed forces lifestyle to grant the best probable care.
Liposuction procedures have been streamlined and improved dramatically over the years with modern devices and technologies. Fat removal has come a long way since the days of traditional liposuction. However, a new study indicates that men may have a harder recovery from bariatric and liposuction procedures than their female counterparts. A study recently published by Dr. Tae Chong of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas explores the variable differences of risks for men versus women.