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Making A Difference: Plastic Surgeons Share Their Most Inspiring Moments

Medical professionals are driven by a deep desire to improve their patients’ lives, and plastic surgeons are no exception. We asked ten plastic surgeons to describe defining moments in their careers – epiphanies that will forever remind them of the positive impact their work can have on patients’ lives. They answered our questions with humility and grace, … Read more

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Obsessed with Perfection: Patients Whose Issues Lie Deeper Than the Skin

Addressing cosmetic concerns, treating injuries, and recognizing psychological issues that require professional counselling make plastic surgery a tricky line of work. And while no one has the right to question another person’s insecurities, plastic surgeons, like all doctors, bear the responsibility of refusing to work with patients they’ve determined unsuitable candidates for any given procedure. “A good plastic surgeon is … Read more

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Social Media for Plastic Surgeons: Snip, Snip, Snapchat?

Recently the New York Post ran an article describing a spike in interest, particularly among millennials, in watching plastic surgeries shared on Snapchat’s multimedia messaging app. “Millennials are binge-watching surgeries on Snapchat,” was the provocative headline. Zwivel spoke with several prominent plastic surgeons to find out what they think about the trend, and to learn … Read more

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Can Plastic Surgery Help You Advance Your Career?

Doctors report that an increasing number of patients are requesting cosmetic procedures because they want to remain competitive in the workplace. Not so long ago, plastic surgery was associated primarily with wealthy women of a certain age, but in recent years that stereotype has died out: men and women as young as their late twenties … Read more

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How to Talk About Your Choice to Have Plastic Surgery

I’ve never had plastic surgery, but I’ve thought about it. And every time I’ve voiced any such thoughts to friends or family, they’ve rolled their eyes at me. “You’re crazy,” they say. “What is wrong with you?” These are hardly helpful responses. I don’t push the conversation but still, I can’t help but wonder – and … Read more

Plastic Surgery Experiences on YouTube

Vloggers are sharing their stories with millions of viewers. This is what I learned from watching them. I’ve always been intrigued by those who have undergone plastic surgery and are open and even enthusiastic to discuss the procedure with people they scarcely know. My interest may stem from a small but impactful incident that occurred … Read more