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A board-certified plastic surgeon has announced a new program to provide pro bono plastic surgery to certain qualified candidates. “Barrett Gives Back” was introduced by the surgeon on social media in mid December. Its first winner and recipient was announced Wednesday. View this post on…

According to USHAŞ, a Turkish state-owned healthcare company, in the first three quarters of 2022, a total of 876.521 people visited Turkey to receive health services. For comparison’s sake, in terms of health tourism, 670,730 people received medical services in Turkey in 2021. The report…

Skinbydrazi apologizes to Nancy Morel

Dr. Azadeh Shirazi shared a video Monday suggesting that a popular British TikTok creator’s skin condition didn’t ‘seem natural,’ and that she’s a ‘very talented makeup artist.’ The doctor was chastised by hundreds of viewers, many of whom called the video medical gaslighting. The doctor…

No picture of plastic surgery around the world would be complete without a look at breast augmentation surgery statistics. Once the industry’s most popular procedure—from 2006, when the FDA’s silicone breast implant ban was lifted, to 2019—the procedure and the implants it uses have again…

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Steven Williams, M.D., will become the first African American ever to helm the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization. Dr. Williams will take over as President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) in 2023, the surgeon announced Tuesday. Since…

Roughly 66% of TikTok’s billion-plus active monthly users are younger than 24, and 27 percent are between the ages of 13-17. The popularity of plastic surgery on it and other social media platforms is problematic for some patients, profitable for some providers. The UK’s Advertising…

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