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It's not going to surprise anyone to hear that thousands of patients a year are going to plastic surgeons' offices looking for correction of their uneven, unsightly, and sagging breasts. But is it surprising to hear that these are male patients? In 2003 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that 14,611 men had breast reduction surgery to correct gynecomastia, the medical term for female-like breasts in men.

A signaling protein suspected of malfunctioning in anxiety and mood disorders plays a key role in the development of emotional behavior, report researchers funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Mice lacking it in frontal brain circuits during an early critical period fail to develop normal reactions in anxiety-producing situations.

Pregnancy, rapid weight loss and hormones can all trigger a case of stretch marks, a skin condition that affects most women at some stage of their lives.

When most people contemplate a cosmetic enhancement, they think about the way in which a synthetic implant will change their look. Very few ever wonder if that synthetic appendage can come from their own body tissue.

Life in your 40s offers plenty of joys and challenges, but when you’ve said goodbye to your days of youth, wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin don’t have to add years to your appearance. From crow’s feet to frown lines, the telltale signs of aging can creep up as soon as you hit middle age; fortunately, there are several ways you can stop that clock from ticking.

A beautiful smile can go a long way toward building self-esteem—especially in children and adolescents. When children’s teeth are discolored or stained, they can become self-conscious and embarrassed about their smile. Fortunately, modern cosmetic dentistry can improve the appearance of your child’s teeth and smile.

Depression is a common disorder in pregnant women. Once diagnosed, it is managed promptly and with careful consideration of the effects of medications on the pregnancy. There are prescription medications called antidepressants that are used to treat this condition; however, these are not recommended for everybody.

If you are one of the thousands of infertile couples, searching for a solution, there is good news! A new breakthrough in IVF procedures can dramatically improve the IVF success rate of having a baby through artificial reproduction.

In this day and age, more and more people are wanting to be healthy and lose weight. However, not all of us can effectively lose the weight by exercise and dieting alone. Many people opt for bariatric surgery, which helps the patient effectively lose mass amounts of body weight fast. Unfortunately, the majority of us do not have elastic skin that will bounce back to contour the shape of our bodies. Age also aids in the process of sagging skin, particularly, in the upper arms. Often the solution is an arm skin tightening procedure known as arm lifts (brachioplasty).

By correcting your sagging or drooping eyelids as well as bags and bulges around your eyes, Blepharoplasty or eye can help to restore a more youthful and less tired look. These conditions develop as a result of laxity of the eyelid skin and sometimes from protrusion of fat around the eyes.