Friday, March 25, 2016

You May Want to Get Less Mammograms

The American Cancer Society recently issued new guidelines that women should get less mammograms done. “Women with an average risk of breast cancer start having mammograms at 45 and continue once a year until 54, then every other year for as long as they are healthy and likely to live another 10 years. The organization also said it no longer recommended clinical breast exams, in which doctors or nurses feel for lumps, for women of any age who have had no symptoms of abnormality in the breast,” (Grady,2015).
Specialist are working hard to find better screening test but this make take time as the area is rapidly changing. Radiologists hope to have more knowledge in the upcoming years that will allow them to be more personalized with their approaches. An important thing to remember with these screenings is that you feel comfortable and at ease. The patient’s feelings should be kept in mind by the doctors involved with any screening or medical testing.
The philosophy of Star Plastic Surgery is focused on the patient. We work one-on-one with you, both pre- and post-operatively, to help you reach your goals. We do not have a one-size-fits-all mentality, and will customize your procedure to enhance your natural appearance, and to help restore the self-confidence you deserve. To schedule a free consultation please call 248-735-3800 or visit


Grady, D. (2015, October 20). American Cancer Society, in a Shift, Recommends Fewer Mammograms. Retrieved February 16, 2016, from

Friday, March 11, 2016

How to Stay Out of the Danger Zone

Patients are the most important part of any medical practice. How their experience goes is very important to the reputation of the practice. One issue that often angers patients are the post-surgery cost.

Depending what procedure is done, the post-surgery cost can vary and may even include physical therapy, specific diets, hospital beds, heating pads, and other materials that will keep you comfortable. These post-surgery details can often be ignored so make sure that if you decide to move in this direction. If you would like to hear more about what post-surgery entails and how to be prepared, please read one of our former patients blogs where she describes her experience: FormerPatient Blog 

At Star Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide safe and outstanding results. All of Star Plastic Surgery’s surgeons have completed over a thousand procedures including breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, facelifts, and breast reduction surgery. Star Plastic Surgery’s mission is to provide the highest degree of patient satisfaction by achieving the most successful surgical results.


Friday, March 4, 2016

Experts Are Finding New Ways to Fight Bacteria

Doctors have been fighting bacteria with antibiotics for years and for the most part they have had great success. In recent years though, these diseases have been growing resistant to traditional medicine. In the 1940's, Western doctors stopped using phage because of the advent of antibiotics.

Experts have turned to phages once again instead of modern medicine. If you don’t know, phage therapy comes in different shapes and sizes and is the therapeutic use of bacteriophages to treat pathogenic bacterial infections. To read more about this please visit this link. The White House last year stated that phage therapy will be one of the options when combating drug-resistant bacteria.

At Star Plastic Surgery, we are aware of all medical options on the market and currently we are not utilizing phages of any kind. However, we do take pride in keeping up with ever changing medical breakthroughs and the latest technology. Our board certified plastic surgeons want you to feel great about the way you look and strive to deliver safe and outstanding results.

To schedule a free consultation to meet with one of our board certified plastic surgeons, please call 248-735-3800 or visit