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Cosmetic surgery and procedures include interventions to improve one's appearance and fight the effects of aging on the outside. Breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, and liposuction are examples of cosmetic surgical procedures. Botox injections, laser hair removal, and laser skin resurfacing are examples of cosmetic nonsurgical procedures.

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    • Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Second Source WebMD Medical Reference...learn more »
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    • Birthmark Birthmarks and other abnormal skin pigmentation is caused by the body's inability to produce enough melanin. Abnormal skin...learn more »
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      Birthmark Article
      • Birthmark facts
      • What is a birthmark?
      • What are the different types of birthmarks?
      • What are the characteristics of pigmented birthmarks?
      • What are the characteristics of vascular birthmarks?
      • What causes birthmarks?
      • Are any symptoms and signs associated with birthmarks?
      • What disorders are associated with birthmarks?
      • Can skin damage during delivery produce a birthmark?
      • Is it possible to remove or fade birthmarks?
      • Does insurance cover the cost of birthmark removal?
      • What is the treatment for birthmarks?
      • What is the prognosis of birthmarks?
    • Stretch Marks Stretch marks occur in the dermis, the elastic middle layer of skin that allows it to retain its shape. When the skin is...learn more »
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      Stretch Marks Article
      • Stretch mark facts
      • What are stretch marks?
      • What causes stretch marks?
      • What are risk factors for stretch marks?
      • What are symptoms and signs of stretch marks?
      • How are stretch marks diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for stretch marks?
      • Are there any home remedies for stretch marks?
      • What is the prognosis of stretch marks?
      • Can stretch marks be prevented?
    • Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location...learn more »
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      Scars Article
      • Scars facts
      • What is a scar?
      • What are the different types of scars?
      • What causes a scar?
      • What are symptoms and signs of a scar?
      • How are scars diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a scar?
      • Are there any home remedies to reduce scarring?
      • What is the prognosis of a scar?
      • Can scarring be prevented?
      • Does insurance coverage apply to scar treatments?
    • Body Dysmorphic Disorder Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is an illness where a person is overly preoccupied with some minor or imaginary flaw. People with...learn more »
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      Body Dysmorphic Disorder Article
      • What is body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of body dysmorphic disorder?
      • What is the treatment for body dysmorphic disorder?

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