Cosmetic Surgeon: How To Choose The Right Surgeon For Your Procedure

Submitted by: Abigail Aaronson

Choosing a cosmetic surgery procedure may be an easy decision, but picking a cosmetic surgeon can be much more difficult. You’ll have to consider skill level, bedside manner, location, and even availability. Here are some of the most important considerations to take into account when choosing the perfect cosmetic surgeon.

1. Check Credentials

A plastic surgeon should always be board-certified, have many years of experience, specialize or have significant experience with the specific procedure you’re considering, and have gone to an accredited medical school. It’s also wise to check the cosmetic surgeon’s past history. Check for malpractice suits by doing an extensive search on the internet. Some states also release certain records to the public. See if these area available where you live.

2. Consult with Several Surgeons

When making a big decision, it is important to explore a variety of options. After narrowing down your initial research to a handful of qualified surgeons, choose three to four for an initial consultation. Many times these consultations are free or the cost will be deducted if you choose to undergo the procedure with that particular surgeon. Meeting with different cosmetic surgeons will help you compare prices, techniques, and bedside manner.

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3. Experience

Many surgeons perform multiple procedures, but often times they specialize in a particular technique or with a specific area of the body. This does not mean that you necessarily need to choose the top cosmetic surgeon in his field, but many patients feel more comfortable choosing a surgeon that has a more limited scope of practice.

Some surgeries are more straightforward to perform than others. The average breast augmentation is generally a fairly routine cosmetic surgery while nose jobs tend to be less predictable and more individualized. Generally, the more complex of difficult the surgery, the wiser it is to choose a specialist.

4. Bedside Manner

Although credentials and skill trump the most pleasant of plastic surgeons, bedside manner is still an important factor to take into consideration. You should feel a certain level of comfort and confidence in surgeon and the care you will be receiving.

Does the surgeon answer your questions completely and honestly? Is he available if complications arise? How accessible is his office and staff? Does he take his time and not rush you during the consultation? These are all important questions to ask when making a decision.

5. Location

Unless you’re particularly lucky or live in a large city, you might have to make some travel accommodations for your cosmetic surgery. Some people don’t mind traveling great distances for specialist or top doctors, while others simply can’t afford the expense.

You’ll also have to consider spending a few days at a local hotel immediately following the surgery before you’re fit enough to travel back home, as well as the possibility of having hiring a nurse to assist you or a trusted friend who can accompany you.

If travel expenses are simply out of your budget, be sure that more local options are just as desirable, or consult with your surgeon’s office to see if they can be of assistance in finding you a more affordable deal.

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U.S. Army Surgeon General: Many soldiers with personality disorders can perform well

Saturday, July 8, 2006

The U.S. Army’s surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, told reporters Friday that soldiers exhibiting personality disorders would not be automatically discharged because many can continue to perform their duties well. However, the army did discharge more than 1,000 soldiers last year for personality disorders. Among them was Steven Dale Green, who now stands accused of raping a young Iraqi female and murdering her and her family.

Kiley also said; “There is something very demanding and tough about being in combat. And anything that would be perceived as being weak and not ready and tough carries with it some stigma.”

U.S. Defense Department officials announced last month that they have set up a task force to study the mental health of American troops. The 14-member Mental Health Task Force’s primary job is to produce a required report for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Congress before June 2007 that lays out a long-term plan to improve the effectiveness of the military’s mental health treatments, according to a Pentagon press release.

On May 4, prior to the creation of the task force, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer said the military faces a “mental health crisis” and criticized the Pentagon for inaction. In a letter to Rumsfeld, Boxer noted that 25 soldiers committed suicide in Iraq and Afghanistan in 2005, up from 20 soldiers the year before.

Wikinews Shorts: April 9, 2007

A compilation of brief news reports for Monday, April 9, 2007.


  • 1 Three-year-old New Zealander chokes to death on candy
  • 2 Golf: Zach Johnson wins 71st Masters
  • 3 New York couple taking taxi to Arizona
  • 4 Vocational nurse charged with fatal Houston fire
  • 5 Iran starts industrial-scale production of nuclear fuel

The New Zealand Police has reported that a three-year-old boy choked to death on Saturday afternoon, due to what they believe was a piece of candy at his birthday party.

The parents did call New Zealand’s emergency number, 1-1-1, after their son alerted his parents to the fact that he was choking. The paramedics were unable to revive the Napier boy when they arrived at the scene.

The case has been referred to a coroner.


Relatively unknown golfer Zach Johnson won the 71st Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Johnson shot 3-under-par 69 in Sunday’s fourth round, to win by 2 strokes over Tiger Woods, Retief Goosen, and Rory Sabbattini.

Johnson won a purse worth US$1,305,000 and a lifetime qualification to the Masters Tournament, held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club.


A couple living in New York City have decided to take a taxi all the way to Arizona. Betty and Bob Matas are retiring and leaving the city for good. What started as joke, has become reality, in part to spare their cats from traveling in a jetliner cargo-hold. They have negotiated a US$3,000 flat fee instead of the metered rate, which was estimated at US$5,000.


A vocational nurse working for Dr. John Capriotti, a plastic surgeon, was accused of setting the fire that wounded several and killed three people in Houston, Texas on March 28. She was allegedly trying to cover up the fact that she hadn’t completed the paperwork for an upcoming audit.

The fire began in Dr. Capriotti’s office on the fifth floor and quickly spread to the sixth. Arson investigators from the Houston Fire Department, the FBI and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had been working to determine the source of the fire.


Iran announced that it has started industrial scale production of nuclear fuel involving hundreds of centrifuges. The announcement comes as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reasserts his nation’s nuclear rights in the face of two rounds of sanctions by the UN Security Council, which is seeking a halt to such work.

The United States denounced the declaration, saying it showed Iran was defying the international community.


What Your Country Can Do For You: Sourcing Products Via Government Liquidation

By Chris Malta & Robin Cowie

In the search for cost effective suppliers for your eBiz, you may never have considered the U. S. government as a possible product source. But government auctions offer online sellers and small business owners a wide range of goods to enhance their regular product lines.

Locating REAL Government Liquidators

While a Google search for government surplus will bring back hundreds of thousands of results, you need to be careful from what sites you choose to purchase. Many of these surplus sellers are merely buying goods from real government liquidators, or from military surplus stores or outlets, and presenting themselves as wholesalers of government merchandise.

Look for sites with established reputations. Some sites, like

, are run directly by federal agencies. Other sites have contracts with different government departments, granting them exclusive rights to resell the goods that department no longer needs, explains Tom Burton, COO of

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. For instance, we are the sole liquidation outlet for the Department of Defense.

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

The goods you can find on a government auction site are as diverse as the functions of government: textiles, clothing, electronics, and the list goes on. Whether you have your own web site or sell on a platform like eBay, you can most likely find products that complement your usual wares and appeal to your target audience. For example, if you sell camping gear, you can find a wealth of merchandise that you can use to create special promotions and bonuses, or package with your regular products to create unique, value-added bundles.

Most auction sites will post items several days before the bidding begins, and allow several additional days of bidding. You need to use this time to do your homework:

Research the market for any items of interest, look at the demand and competition, and find out what kind of retail price you can realistically expect to charge.

Study all the information the site provides about the lot. Most will show the condition, original acquisition price, and basic technical information, and post photos as well.

For more detailed information on a specific product, you might also check out the product manufacturers web site.

Find out what the shipping costs will be. Most sites wont arrange shipping for you, but theyll often provide you with several options for transporters theyve worked with in the past. You need to contact each one to see who can give you the best deal, and with whom you feel most comfortable. (When you contact them, you need to give them the weight and cubic dimensions of the lot, so make sure to note those from the web site.)

Any reputable site will allow you to inspect the property when its posted, and during the time its up for auction. Particularly for big-ticket items, you might consider having a screener preview the lot on your behalf. Often the auction company can recommend local companies that offer this service.

The Price of Progress

Lots are generally sold for a small fraction of their original acquisition price anywhere from six to ten percent, on average. That means youre getting, in some cases, a ninety percent discount when youre buying and as every retailer and e-tailer knows, thats when you make your money. Government auctions cant provide a steady, consistent stream of like products to resell. But, as Burton points out, They make an excellent source for loss leaders, cross-sellers, up-sellers, and promotional items that any online seller can use in their eBiz.

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Monday, November 29, 2004

Digest for 29 November-5 December 2004

< 22-29 November 2004 • Index • 6-13 December 2004 >

Articles dated 29 November to 5 December 2004 are included in the compilation below. Their status in the current proposed review policy at time of compilation is noted next to each date of articles of some length, with articles only in development being listed at bottom.


Monday, November 29, 2004

Digest for 29 November-5 December 2004

< 22-29 November 2004 • Index • 6-13 December 2004 >

Articles dated 29 November to 5 December 2004 are included in the compilation below. Their status in the current proposed review policy at time of compilation is noted next to each date of articles of some length, with articles only in development being listed at bottom.

A Few Essential Steps To Finding The Perfect Southern California Home}

Submitted by: Stephanie Huey

When a person is wanting to find the perfect Southern California home, there are certain steps that they should take in order to be certain they get the home of their dreams. With that being said, for many starting the entire home searching process it can be a bit overwhelming, especially for first time home seekers. For that reason, we wanted to create this article to provide our readers with some essential steps they should always include regardless, if this is your first home purchase or not, so lets begin!

When an individual is searching for their ideal California home, starting the process can at times become very perplexing. However, the first crucial step that we advise our reader to do ahead of all else is to contact a professional real estate agent. The reason we are putting that as the first step, is because you can save yourself a lot of much time by involving these professionals to help with your home searching aspects.

While you can use your own approach, the agent often times will have more resources made available to them within their listing database long before it becomes available on the open housing market. In addition, they will be able to match your own criteria on what youre wanting in your own perfect Southern California home to those ready for purchase. The next step, in finding your ideal home is going to be to determine how much of a home you can comfortably afford.

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While it can save you and your agent plenty of time if you are already pre-approved for a certain loan amount, but many people struggle with getting past this step on their own. With that being said, this is yet another great reason we highly would suggest to our readers that they work with a real estate agent on this crucial step. Often times, they can help you to get approved for your loan faster than if you went through all the red tape at your own bank.

However, the agent will not be able to fix bad credit scores for you, but they can advise you on how you can improve it on your own in order to help you to get approved for a larger amount. Now that you know what amount you can afford, the next step will be to start looking into California homes within your starting budget. However, please keep in mind that this is only the initial step within the process.

Nonetheless, there is one crucial step that we feel does need to be mentioned to our readers before we end this article. When you feel that you have located your perfect California home, never skip requesting that a home inspection be done prior to you signing any legal forms to buy it. Furthermore, by working closely with a professional real estate agent he, or she can easily help to ensure you get that request as part of the deal.

This step alone can help to protect your overall investment from unexpected repairs that might be otherwise overlooked. For many people they tend to be more focused at the time of purchase about the happy aspect that they have finally found their ideal Southern California home. Once those legal papers have been signed, it will then be too late to make the previous owners fix that costly repair that they forgot to disclose to you at the time of sale. However, by letting your real estate agent help you in getting this home inspection you can catch those issues, and get them resolved before you make this costly investment.

When a person is trying to find their perfect Southern California home, at times the entire process can be overwhelming to complete on your own. However, we hope that our article here has helped you to better understand some of the many aspects that are crucial for you to always include on your house searching needs. Finally the best tip we would like to leave our readers with is to take that time out, and discuss all your options over with a professional real estate agent who can effortlessly guide you into locating your perfect California home today.

About the Author: Stephanie Huey is a member of Team ECHO, a group of highly-experienced agents at Keller Williams Palos Verdes. Stephanies previous experiences in nursing have taught her the importance of providing quality care and service during challenging situations. These skills coupled with her attention to detail and passion for helping others give Stephanie an edge as a real-estate agent. She is also fluently bilingual, giving her the ability to interact with both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking clients. She is dedicated to helping clients navigate all of their possible avenues and choose the best options for each unique situation. She understands that making your experience personal and providing exceptional service is of the most importance as you make decisions that will shape your life and ultimately influence your lifestyle. Stephanie believes in going above and beyond what is expected and creating clients for life. Stephanie specializes in working with first time home buyers and veterans.


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Wikinews interviews William Pomerantz, Senior Director of Space Prizes at the X PRIZE Foundation

Regardless of who wins the prize, people all around the world will be able to experience the mission through high-def video-streams.
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Andreas Hornig, Wikinews contributor and team member of Synergy Moon, competitor in the Google Lunar X Prize, managed to interview Senior Director of Space Prizes William Pomerantz of the X PRIZE Foundation about the competitions, goals, and impacts via e-mail for and Wikinews.

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Accidental email brings product placement agency under fire

Sunday, September 21, 2008

An email accidentally sent to Jeff Crouse of the Anti-Advertising Agency recently brought the controversial techniques of the advertising firm Kluger Agency under fire.

“I’m writing because we feel you may be a good company to participate in a brand integration campaign within the actual lyrics of one of the worlds most famous recording artists upcoming song/album,” the email read, offering to place Jeff Crouse‘s fake brand, Double Happiness Jeans, into the songs of popular artists. It was posted on his blog along with a reply that mocked Kluger and brought ridicule and criticism against Adam Kugler and his agency. According to Crouse, Kluger emailed him once again to claim it had been an automated email, and later requested that Crouse remove the post and comments criticizing himself and his agency, threatening a $150,000 lawsuit against Crouse for defamation.

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Kluger Agency is known for advertising brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Mercedes-Benz, and Nike by inserting the brand names in the songs of popular artists like Mariah Carey, Black Eyed Peas, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Lady GaGa and Ludacris. Kluger, founded in 2006, represents over 170 corporations and focuses on well-known record labels.

Kluger and his PR team have come forward defending the advertising techniques, stating that they do not have songs made just for the products in question and do not infringe on artistic integrity. “Now, we don’t want an artist to write a song specifically to promote a brand, we just feel that if it’s a product that’s admired by the artist and fits his/her image, we now have the capability of leveling out the playing field and making things financially beneficial for all parties involved,” he was quoted saying to Wired.

However, the agency’s website shows video examples of its product placement, with brand images and names often being repeated, pointed at, praised, or being the basis of the song. The website also advertises that “a successful ‘brand-dropping’ campaign will imprint [the] brand name and product into your market’s subconscious”.

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