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Considerations for cosmetic surgery in the black population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8420706     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The availability of cosmetic surgical procedures to the general public, especially blacks, has become increasingly widespread. Aesthetic surgeons should not be deterred from performing these procedures in blacks. The myth that all black patients develop keloids or dyspigmentation after surgery should be dispelled; however, in those patients with a history of keloid formation or hypertrophic scarring, elective cosmetic procedures should be either withheld or performed with extreme caution. In general, the cosmetic surgeon can proceed with surgery in blacks and attain good aesthetic results if the procedures are slightly modified when indicated to minimize pigmentary changes and scarring and to maintain ethnic congruency.
P E Grimes; S G Hunt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in plastic surgery     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0094-1298     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Plast Surg     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-17     Completed Date:  1993-02-17     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0424767     Medline TA:  Clin Plast Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Dermatology, King-Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group*
Chemexfoliation / methods
Dermabrasion / methods
Hair / transplantation
Keloid / epidemiology,  pathology,  prevention & control
Lipectomy / methods
Postoperative Complications / epidemiology,  pathology,  prevention & control
Rhinoplasty / methods
Risk Factors
Sclerotherapy / methods
Surgery, Plastic / methods*,  standards

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