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Mary Ella Carter, MD FACS, LLC

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

office6In addition to our own website, there are other sites on the Web that provide interesting and helpful plastic surgery information. Because we are committed to improving the health and beauty of our patients, we are happy to provide the following selection of links to other sites you might find interesting and informative.

If you have a suggestion for a new link, let us know. We are always looking for good resources to pass along to our valued patients and visitors to our website.

We hope you find these sites helpful!

Associations

Facial Plastic Surgery Today Newsletter
A 4-page newsletter published once every quarter by The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to provide consumers with up-to-date information on facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Columns include “What’s New?” “Beauty/Health Tips” and “Ask the Surgeon.”

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
An in-depth look at the whole spectrum of plastic surgery procedures, from the foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Timely information and articles on plastic surgery issues from one of the leading plastic surgery organizations.

General Information

Information about Plastic Surgery
Great ideas by author Dr. Jean Loftus on how to plan for the recovery process after plastic surgery.

LoveYourLook.com
5 steps to a new, more beautiful you.

Online Medical Dictionary of Medical Terms
Contains easy-to-understand explanations of over 15,000 medical terms.

Patient Information Brochures
Step-by-step illustrations of how plastic surgery procedures are performed to help visualize the process and results of surgery.

Breast Implant Information

FDA Breast Implant Consumer Handbook
A comprehensive look at all aspects of breast implants and surgery. It includes detailed information on all types of implants, safety issues, important questions to ask the plastic surgeon, and suggestions on how to make sound decisions regarding a breast implant procedure.

National Cancer Institute Breast Implant Study
An objective study on the long-term effects of breast implants which shows no correlation between breast implant surgery and cancer. Also includes key facts regarding the history of breast implant surgery.

Facial Procedures

Facial Surgery
Explores over 1200 before and after photographs of people who have had facial surgery. Images are accompanied by explanations of what was done and why. See how facial plastic surgery operations are performed. Includes tutorials containing explanations, diagrams, and photos taken during surgery.

Botox Cosmetic
Key information and patient testimonials for those interested in having a Botox treatment performed.

Financing

Financing Plastic Surgery
Practical website that covers general information for securing credit to finance your plastic surgery operation. Includes loan application tips, payment calculator, FAQ, and links to major financing companies.

Health Related

National Institutes of Health
An A-Z index of NIH health resources, clinical trials, health hotlines, MEDLINEplus, drug information, and more.

HealthScout
Consumer health news, information and resources updated daily. Features include mini-checkups, health library, medical search and more.

WebMD
The world’s leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Provides credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.

HealthFinder
Features daily health news on a variety of useful topics. Includes some health information sorted by gender, age, and race.

Nipple Tattooing

3-D Nipple Tattooing

Dr. Diane Colgan now offers 3-D medical nipple tattooing which uses shadows and highlights to restore a sense of depth and detail to the reconstructed breast. Nora Cooke is a certified intradermal cosmetics technician and has over 12 years of experience as a permanent make up artist.She is a member of SPCP- The Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Call 301-299-6644 to schedule a complimentary consultation or to talk to Nora.

Research

Agent Orange Link to Skin Cancer
An article published in the Journal of American Society of Plastic Surgeons about the research done in connection with the Veterans Affairs in an effort to link Skin Cancer to the exposure of Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.