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Pediatrics; Plastic Surgery

Cleft lip revision, rhinoplasty can restore confidence for teens and adults

As kids who have had surgery to repair a cleft lip and palate grow up, the shape of their nose and lip can become uneven. Dr. Christopher Derderian explains how cleft rhinoplasty and lip revision surgery can restore self-confidence for teens and young adults.

Plastic Surgery

Abdominal wall reconstruction: Get your life back after hernia, diastasis recti surgery

Abdominal wall defects caused by conditions such as hernias or diastasis recti can greatly impair quality of life. Ronald Hoxworth, M.D., discusses our patient- and rehab-focused approach to abdominal wall reconstruction.

Aging; Plastic Surgery

Eye-catching options to rejuvenate your eyelids

Between masking and Zoom calls, more patients are flagging concerns about the appearance of puffy, sagging, or hooded eyelids. Explore options for eyelid rejuvenation in this week’s MedBlog.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

New breast reconstruction approach delivers efficiency, natural results for cancer patients

DIEP flap breast reconstruction uses your own tissue to provide a natural look and feel after cancer. See how UT Southwestern has reduced operating time by half to provide a better, more efficient patient experience.

COVID; Plastic Surgery

Masks are essential; ‘maskne’ is not: How to avoid pandemic skin problems

Mask acne, or "maskne," has become an annoying side effect of COVID-19 and the need to wear a face covering. Masks are going to remain essential during the pandemic, so here are some simple and effective ways to prevent and treat maskne if it flares up on you.

Plastic Surgery

How Susan got her smile back: A journey overcoming facial paralysis

Facial expressions tell the world who we are and help us communicate with our surroundings. When facial paralysis stole Susan's smile, she turned to Shai Rozen, M.D., to get it back.

COVID; Plastic Surgery

Ready for your video call closeup? Simple ways to look and feel confident

COVID-19 has led to more self-scrutinizing during video chats. In this MedBlog, learn about simple procedures to refresh your look and confidence.

Aging; Plastic Surgery

Time is tissue: Tips to manage and prevent chronic wounds and ulcers

When a wound won’t heal on its own, it can quickly turn into a serious health situation. In this MedBlog, Paul Kim, D.P.M., discusses common conditions that increase the risk of developing chronic wounds, as well as innovative treatments that can improve patients' outcomes. Learn more.

Plastic Surgery

Advanced surgery can stop migraines, occipital neuralgia, and daily persistent headaches

In the U.S., 39 million people suffer migraines that can devastate their careers and personal lives. But migraine surgeries offered by just a handful of surgeons worldwide – including UT Southwestern’s Bardia Amirlak, M.D. – can provide dramatic, positive results. Learn more.

Plastic Surgery

PRP for hair loss: Can it reverse baldness without surgery, pills, or creams?

Hair loss affects 80 million adults in the U.S. and is a major source of social and professional stress. But a new, natural treatment – PRP injections – can stop and even reverse hair loss. Learn more in this week’s MedBlog by Bardia Amirlak, M.D.