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Corrective Revision Surgery on the Rise

Posted Aug 09 2010 9:32am

As much as 10% of the plastic surgery being performed today is corrective surgery, attempting to fix a flawed initial procedure.

As the number of people electing to have cosmetic procedures continues to rise across the country, the number of corrective revisions, or "redos" as they are often called, appears to be increasing at a rate that is significant enough to cause concern among medical practitioners.

"Sometimes what has been done to patients actually astounds me," said Dr. Michael Edwards, a Las Vegas plastic surgeon who is a spokesman for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. "Unfortunately, people will go out and simply price shop for surgery, and then the next thing you know they're spending two to three times more for revision surgery."

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