The film Wonder tells the story of a boy with severe facial defects.
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People with facial difference often develop strategies for smoothing over social awkwardness, such as ways of introducing the issue into conversation early or using humour to deflect attention.
Images from Plastic Surgery of the Face by Sir Harold Gillies, 1920.
Scars shouldn't be a shorthand for evil.
The highest rates of body dysmorphic disorder are found among people seeking help from cosmetic surgeons, cosmetic dermatologists and other such specialists.
To not screen, and then deliver cosmetic procedures to people who may have body dysmorphic disorder, goes against the medical dictum "first do no harm".
Australian rates of labiaplasty – sometimes called ‘the Barbie surgery’ – have doubled since 2001.
Although women like how their genitals look after labial surgery, self esteem and sexual confidence may not improve.
Visionary: Ivo Pitanguy.
The Brazilian who transformed the face of plastic surgery.
New cosmetic surgery guidelines need to go further in specifying qualifications required to call yourself a cosmetic surgeon.
The use of the title cosmetic surgeon and the facility in which the surgery is performed remain untouched in new cosmetic surgery guidelines for doctors.
Man in the mirror.
The potential of stem cells is everywhere in medicine - from growing new tissue that could go on to provide replacement organs, repairing damage from disease or injury and in reconstructive surgery. And…
The liquid filler can be injected directly under the skin.
Scientists have invented a new pliable implant that can be injected in liquid form, massaged into shape and hardened up through…