For Many, Life After Surgery Is Surprisingly Hard

As heart patients survive ever more complex surgeries, they are often surprised by how tough it can be to bounce back after the operation. While recovery can be a long slog after any major surgery, invasive procedures on the body’s most vital organ can be…

Scientists Make ‘Second Skin’ To Hide Wrinkles

Scientists claim to have developed an invisible elastic film that can be applied to the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and eye bags. Once applied, the formula dries to form a film that “mimics the properties of youthful skin”, Nature Materials reports after…

Chimp Victim Hospitalized With Face-Transplant Complications

The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of plastic surgery transplantation at Brigham and…

E-skin ‘Can Monitor Body’s Oxygen Level’

Scientists say they have developed ultra-thin electronic “skin” that can measure oxygen levels when stuck to the body. The goal is to develop such “skin” to monitor oxygen levels in organs during surgery, say researchers in Japan. Tests on volunteers found the “skin” provided stable…

Cosmetic Surgery Ops On The Rise

There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show. The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) said there were 51,140 surgical procedures last year – up from 45,406 the year before. It overturns a recent decline,…

Questions To Ask Yourself Before Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery

From liposuction to breast augmentation, each year thousands of people undergo cosmetic surgery. A few years ago, plastic surgery was seen as being something only accessible to the elite. However, times have changed, and today, cosmetic treatments are available to everyone.   If you have…