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Do Genital Cosmetic Procedures Improve Women’s Self-Esteem? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Print

Gemma Sharp, PhD, Pascale Maynard, BSc, Abdul-Rahman Hudaib, MBBS, Christine A Hamori, MD, FACS, Jayson Oates, FRACS, Jayashri Kulkarni, MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP, PhD, David B Sarwer, PhD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 40, Issue 10, October 2020, Pages 1143–1151

Background: The popularity of genital cosmetic procedures in women is increasing. These procedures are often assumed and promoted as having a positive effect on women’s psychological well-being, particularly their self-esteem. Empirical support for these claims is lacking.

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Establishment and Characterization of Bacterial Infection of Breast Implants in a Murine Model Print

Jennifer N Walker, PhD, Louis H Poppler, MD, MHS, Chloe L Pinkner, BA, Scott J Hultgren, PhD, Terence M Myckatyn, MD, FACS, FRCSC

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 40, Issue 5, May 2020, Pages 516–528

Background: Staphylococcus epidermidis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa are the most common causes of Gram-positive and Gram-negative breast implant–associated infection. Little is known about how these bacteria infect breast implants as a function of implant surface characteristics and timing of infection.

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Understanding Breast Implant Illness Print

Jill M Newby, PhD, Samantha Tang, PhD, Kate Faasse, PhD, Maria J Sharrock, BAdvSci(Hons), William P Adams, Jr, MD

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Background: Breast implant surgery is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed globally. A subset of women with breast implants report experiencing a myriad of disabling and distressing physical and psychological symptoms attributed to their implants. Social media groups have coined the condition ‘Breast Implant Illness’ (BII). Little to no scientific research currently exists for BII.

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"I GIVE..."

Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD
Brooklyn, NY
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Dr. Dicksheet was a selfless humanitarian and philanthropist living on social security. He continued to give his time and expertise by providing thousands of cleft lip surgeries to children in need in India. Dr. Dicksheet passed away November 14, 2011.

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