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Plastic surgery

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Plastic Surgery Costs | myVMC

Plastic surgery can be an expensive endeavour and it is important to be aware of all the costs involved. This includes costs that will be encountered in the short term and those which may be encountered in the long term, such as the cost of follow-up surgery.

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Plastic Surgery: Consultation and Procedure | myVMC

Plastic surgery involves not just a single operation, but also numerous consultations with medical professionals to make decisions about and plan the surgery.

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Plastic Surgery: An Introduction | myVMC

Plastic surgery refers to any type of surgery undertaken to restructure or change the appearance of a body part or characteristic. It can be broadly categorised as either reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, depending on whether it is done primarily to restore function or to change physical appearance.

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Reconstructive Surgery: An Introduction | myVMC

Reconstructive surgery refers to plastic surgery which is performed on body parts which are abnormal, either in terms of their shape (disfigured) or function (dysfunctional).

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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon | myVMC

Choosing the right plastic surgeon is a key factor for ensuring the best outcomes from surgery. There are many considerations a person should make when choosing a plastic surgeon.

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Liposuction (cosmetic surgery) information | my VMC

Liposuction is the most popular type of plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery. It involves removing excess body fat that resists diet and exercise therapy.

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Cosmetic Surgery: Making a Decision | myVMC

All people considering having cosmetic surgery must weigh up the potential risks and benefits of the surgery as well as their personal circumstances. It is important to talk to health professionals and obtain information about the risks and benefits of plastic surgery.

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Breast reduction (cosmetic surgery) video | myVMC

Breast reduction is a cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of the breasts. Reduction may relieve back pain or neck pain.

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Scars and scar removal information video | myVMC

Scars, including acne scars and surgical scars, are common. Scar removal or scar treatment procedures include creams and plastic surgery (cosmetic surgery).

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Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens (cataract) from your eye and replacing it with a clear plastic lens

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