Post-Breast Reconstruction Surgery and Opioid Use

A study published in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, says that 10 percent of women who undergo mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction depend on opioid pain relievers months after surgery.

Opioids are a class of pain relievers that include oxycontin, hydrocodone, codeine, fentanyl and morphine.

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Are Artificially Created Ovaries the Next Treatment for Menopause?

Lab-made ovaries may be the end of menopause.

Researchers at Wake Forest University's Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center are testing an artificially created ovarian tissue in rats with the ability to release estrogen and progesterone.

These artificial ovaries may mean a new way to treat or even prevent menopause in women.

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Breast Implants and Breastfeeding

There were 290,000 breast implant surgeries performed in the U.S. in 2016, making it the No. 1 cosmetic procedure in the country. While breast implants are popular, many women still have questions and concerns about silicone breast implants and their safety - mainly if they are safe for breastfeeding.

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Forgetting the Pill? Try an IUD Instead

Do you have problems remembering to take your birth control pill at the same time every day? Nervous about using natural family-planning methods? If you are looking for a form of birth control that you do not have to think about every day but that is still safe and effective, you may want to consider talking to Dr. Alqulali about getting an IUD, or intrauterine device.

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Put Off Plastic Surgery Until After Pregnancy

Kylie Jenner will have to put off lip-enhancement procedures for the time being, according to a plastic surgery expert.

The U.K.’s The Metro reported that a plastic surgeon who has worked with Jenner in the past recommends that the star give up dermal fillers during her pregnancy.

Jenner, who is famous for her plump pout, is widely speculated to be expecting her first child.

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