It has been almost 2 1/2 years since I took the plunge and finally had the shape of my nose changed. Every day I look in the mirror and just cannot believe it- It seems to look even better as the time goes on! Friends still tell me "It's so amazing what they did for you!" I've been meaning to write a testimonial now for about a year. Since my surgery in March 2010, I have never been more happy with the way my face has looked...
South Korea: A Big Market for Surgery
The United States is a hub for plastic surgery, with a large number of skilled surgeons and patients participating in the industry.
However, the U.S. does not lead in plastic surgery per capita, with about one in 20 women undergoing cosmetic treatments and surgeries. That title instead goes to a small country with a big beauty business: South Korea.
The Cosmetic Issues of Skin Cancer and Reconstruction
Skin cancer is on the rise among Americans, and it is not surprising, considering the popularity of tanning beds and outdoor activities. The good news is that awareness is increasing, prompting more people to protect themselves from harmful UV rays. While this will help reduce the number of skin cancer cases overall in the U.S., there will still always be some people who develop the disease. There are a number of different types of skin cancer, which range greatly in deadliness and prevalence. Fortunately, the least deadly of the skin cancer types, basal cell carcinoma, is also the most common. If caught early, treatment is typically very successful. However, basal cell carcinoma can sometimes be disfiguring if left untreated for too long. Here are the basics of this type of cancer, and information on how cosmetic reconstruction can be called for following treatment.