Let us leave aside the issues of cadaveric transplantation and brain death involved in the recent face transplant case for another day and ask the more basic question of how far an individual may go to improve his/her appearance?
Clearly the face transplant patient's surgery was not prompted by vanity, but we must still ask if even routine plastic/cosmetic surgery is permitted at all?
This surgery marked a new milestone in transplantation, raising new questions to the usual list of ethical issues involved in transplantation.
Unlike, kidney, liver, lung, or other vital organ transplants, which are life-saving procedures, the recent historic surgery brings transplantation into the realm of plastic surgery.
There was a 1.5 billion dollar increase in expenditures for combined surgical and nonsurgical procedures from 2014 to 2015.
Fraxel ‘Re:pair’ is a revolutionary CO2 laser treatment to remove wrinkles, blemishes and sunspots while at the same time tightening the skin to remove years from your appearance.
Moreover, it achieves this in a safer and more controlled fashion than did the earlier CO2 lasers.
Tooth loss can occur for many reasons (periodontal disease, decay or trauma).
Dentures have been used to replace missing teeth for many years now.