Plastic Surgery: Uplift Operations

Operations to enlarge or uplift the female breast are a relatively small part of the growing practice of plastic surgeons. But whether a woman's motive is mere vanity or the need to restore the appearance after injury or surgery, there is an increasing variety of materials for building up the bosom. Doctors have tried everything from paraffin and glass balls to synthetic sponges and the patient's own body fat. But in New Orleans last week, specialists at an American College of Surgeons meeting were enthusiastic about a new plastic.

Atlanta's Dr. John...

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