January 2005
Volume 1 - Number 5


New Faces, New Lives

Surgeons' Gifts: Plastic Surgery (Part II)


Tongtip Bongsadadt, M.D., a plastic surgeon in Toms River, New Jersey, built a successful practice after immigrating to the U.S. many years ago from her home in Thailand.

When the tsunami hit, Dr. Bongsadadt had already packed her bags and was on her way to the outlying and mountainous areas of Thailand where she normally repairs children's' cleft palates and lips and performs webbed hand and feet corrections. But this time, because of the huge need, she first checked in the Thai Red Cross to see where her skills can best be used, according to Dr. Bongsadadt's medical assistant, Barbra Doyle...



BOTOX: Among Top Chance Discoveries

Last Month (December, 2004), was the 17 th anniversary of the discovery of Botox for cosmetic enhancements. But, few know that it was a serendipitous discovery and that its use now one of the most popular drugs in the worldwide started over pillow talk between two married physicians. Actually, many discoveries in science like the sweetener Equal, Viagra and more -- have been happy, accidental discoveries.

Jean Carruthers, a Canadian ophthalmologist, was treating a patient in 1987 for a rare eye disorder known as blepharospasm. The off-the-wall ailment causes excessive blinking of the eyes and, in some, makes the eyelids to slam shut...

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      Thanks to all we know about diet, exercise and modern medicine, a 60-year-old woman in 2005 provided she takes care of herself can more closely resemble a 45-year-old. Throw in a little Botox or Restylane and we can shove the apparent age back even farther. Just take a gander at Joan Collins, Priscilla Presley, Ursula Andress and Raquel Welch, all of whom are grandmothers. ...

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