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In case you missed the episode live, see what Dr. Coan and the CARE Team have been up to.  An inspiring young man is given the surprise of a lifetime!
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Hi everyone! My name is Nancy Lundquist and I am pleased to be the newest addition to the CARE Plastic Surgery staff as the Registered Nurse. This is a new and exciting time in my life and career and I am so thrilled to work at CARE! I am a born and bred Canadian, where most of my family still resides, and I am a new citizen of the U.S.A. Regarding my professional experience, I graduated from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 1997 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Prior to working at CARE, I worked in a surgical intensive care unit in Cincinnati, Ohio for 10 years.

When I am not in the CARE office, I am content as a wife and mother to two “furry” children: a 15 year old tabby cat named Mr. Riley, and a 5 ½ year old yellow lab named Bianca. I got married to my best friend in July of last year and have been living in North Carolina for the past six months. Besides the ice storms and drastic temperature fluctuations, I love North Carolina’s weather and the Southern hospitality.  J My hobbies include yoga and running in a running club. When I am not exercising, I enjoy the culinary arts. I love baking/decorating cakes and trying new foods. Ethiopian is my favorite. While I may not be the biggest lover of reality TV, I do enjoy such television series as Downtown Abbey and House of Cards.

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/uncategorized/welcome-to-care-nancy/
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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2013, 15 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the United States, a 30% increase from 2012. Some factors that have influenced the increase in cosmetic surgery procedures are advanced technology, new devices, and new products such as Juvéderm Voluma. These technological innovations provide more options for patients to fulfill their aesthetic goals. In addition to cosmetic and minimally invasive procedures being on the rise, facial rejuvenation procedures have increased in popularity with more Americans wanting facelifts, forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, fillers, and peels.
13.4 million of cosmetic procedures performed in 2013 were minimally invasive procedures. Since 2000, Botox injections have jumped 700% and hyaluronic acid facial fillers have jumped 18% since 2012.The most common minimally invasive procedures performed in 2013 were:
-Botox= 6.3 million injections, 3% increase from 2012
-Chemical peels= 1.2 million peels, 3% increase from 2012
-Soft tissue fillers= 2.2 million fillers, 13% increase from 2012
Two of the most popular cosmetic procedures in 2013 were butt augmentations with fat grafting and neck lifts. Last year, 10,000 butt augmentations were performed which resulted in a 16 percent increase from 2012. Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed in 2013 were:
-Breast augmentation procedures: 290,000 procedures, a 1% increase from 2012.72% of the breast augmentation procedures used silicone implants. The technological advancements made on breast implants have provided women with more natural feeling and natural looking breasts.

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery-news/moving-towards-the-future-the-latest-trends-in-plastic-surgery/
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Check out our newest blog post on CARE Patient, Kimberly Hackett! Her testimony on how reanimation surgery, Botox, and blogging have aided her through residual Bell's Palsy is inspiring to say the least. We love to hear from you, so leave us feedback! 

 In addition to facial re-animation surgery at Duke University Hospital and a mini brow lift, Kimberly has been receiving Botox therapeutic treatments at CARE for the past year. Botox can be used to treat either the affected side or the unaffected side of the face for individuals like Kimberly with long-term Bell’s Palsy. Kimberly is treated on the unaffected right side of her face in order to reduce the activity of the overactive muscles and balance the movement of the face. Botox can also be used to aid in improving a Bell’s Palsy patient’s overall countenance and to relieve any discomfort while eating. While the facial reanimation surgery gave Kimberly the ability to smile again, her Botox treatments have aided her smile to grow and improved the function of the left side of her face.

Kimberly uses her smile and positive outlook on life to encourage other Bell’s Palsy patients. For the past year, she has documented in a personal blog her experiences with Bell’s Palsy and life in general. The premise behind her blog is to encourage her readers to live life fully, and have hope even in the worst of times. You can access Kimberly’s current blog at the following link: www.gotmymoxie.blogspot.com.

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/botox/shattering-stigmas-through-a-testimony-bells-palsy-botox/
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The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 conditions that insurance companies that offer mastectomy coverage must also provide coverage for all stages of breast reconstruction. Since 1998, there has been a dearth of scholarship regarding the percentage of women getting breast reconstruction procedures and factors influencing the increase, until now that is. 

Led by Dr. Reshma Jagsi, associate chairwoman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan, a recent study found that while more women are receiving breast reconstruction procedures, there is a huge variation on where breast reconstruction procedures are performed. For example, about 80% of women in Washington, D.C. receive breast reconstruction procedures in comparison to 18% of women in North Dakota. 

The spotlight placed on the increase of women receiving breast reconstruction procedures is one that should be and is celebrated. However, one cannot help but feel sympathy or empathy for the women who: 1. do not have accessibility to plastic and reconstructive surgeons who perform breast reconstruction procedures due to their geography and 2. are not being referred to reconstructive surgeons due to their geography. The intellect, creativity, teamwork, and resourcefulness exhibited by medical professionals to advance breast reconstruction methods and techniques, are the same traits needed to provide greater accessibility and resources for women in areas with less accessibility to breast reconstruction surgeons. 

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery-news/a-spotlight-on-health-disparities-breast-reconstruction-accessibility/
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Skin cancer and melanoma, the most fatal form of skin cancer that can spread to other bodily organs, are the most common malignancies in the U.S. They are also the most prevalent among middle-aged Americans.

Every year, more than two million Americans are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancer. Yearly, Melanoma affects about 77,000 people and kills about 9,500. More than 50 percent of invasive melanoma cases are diagnosed for individuals between the ages of 45 and 64. Over the past 40 years, cases of melanoma have increased drastically among individuals between the ages of 40 through 60, with women in their 40s being the most impacted.

This data was collected by dermatologist Dr. Jerry Brewer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota from the Rochester Epidemiology Project. He analyzed data for individuals between the ages of 40 and 60 from 1970 to 2009. Across the 39 years of data, women ages 40 through 50 showed the highest rates of skin cancer and melanoma rates.
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We’re sure a few of you spent Valentine’s Day watching the Season 2 premiere of Netflix’s first original drama, House of Cards. You can’t miss lead actress Robin Wright in her authentic and raw portrayal as the wife to actor Kevin Spacey. While Wright’s actions and words on the screen are hauntingly pure and authentic, her comments about the use of Botox in Hollywood in a recent interview with The Telegraph are anything but.

Whether taken out of context by a journalist or truly what she believes, Wright made the following commentary about Botox usage in Hollywood and its use by famous actors and actresses, saying:

“It’s just the tiniest sprinkle of Botox twice a year. I think most women do 10 units, but that freezes the face and you can’t move it. This is just one unit, and it’s just sprinkled here and there to take the edge off . . .Perhaps it’s not wise to put that in a magazine? But I ain’t hiding anything.”

CARE Plastic Surgery, P.A. is committed to providing its patients with outcomes-based and scientifically grounded information that realistically aids you in your aesthetic choices. We are choosing to take the stance that Wright’s comments regarding Botox were taken out of context because “10 units” has very little effect on most, if not all, women. In fact, the amount of Botox that an individual needs varies based on muscle activity and age. For instance, the amount of Botox that an individual who has been receiving Botox treatments since s/he was 20, in comparison to an individual who starts receiving Botox units in their latter 40s varies based on many biological and environmental factors.

Check out this blog post to learn more! 

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery-news/dismantling-the-house-of-cards-on-botox/
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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 10% of cosmetic surgeries are done on men in the United States. In the article “Why Do Men Get Plastic Surgery? Ask Women,” scholar, Madeline Vann, identifies some of the most popular procedures done by men.

Check out this blog post to find out what they are!

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/uncategorized/men-plastic-surgery/
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In this blog post, we are excited to inform you about two trends that are taking off in the cosmetic surgery arena for 2014 and beyond.
Did you know that each year, the number of cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. increases by about 7 percent? Some of the factors contributing to increased rates, are:
1. Less invasive treatments
2. More effective procedures
3.Convenience
4.Advanced technology

CARE is beyond thrilled to be one of the first plastic surgery practices in North Carolina to offer Juvéderm Voluma. Recently approved by the FDA, Voluma is a long-time filler that adds volume to mid-face areas, primarily the cheeks and the temples in front of the ears. For those of you looking for procedures that have long-lasting results with minimal upkeep, Voluma may be the treatment for you. With Voluma you won’t need multiple injections over a period of time to witness an aesthetic change. In addition to Voluma having an immediate effect, it can last up to two years. Juvéderm Voluma is a New Year gift to the cosmetic industry that you don’t wanna miss.
 
http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/?p=3204&preview=true
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CARE is thrilled to announce that you can schedule an appointment TODAY and beyond for eyebrow tinting AND/OR eyelash tinting. For those of you who have never had either treatment done, this is a must-read blog post for you. Check it Out!

http://www.careplasticsurgery.com/uncategorized/rose-explains-it-all-eyebrow-and-eyelash-tinting/
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