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Keloid Treatment Options
Figure 1. Keloid lesion behind the right ear before and after cryotherapy treatment.

Keloid Treatment Options

A keloid is a scar that forms due to an overgrowth of collagen, a protein found in skin, at the site of a healing injury. Unlike typical scars, keloids grow…

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The Myth of “Ethnic Rhinoplasty”
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the individual bones and cartilage that comprise the nose.

The Myth of “Ethnic Rhinoplasty”

Why can’t all non-Caucasian noses be grouped together as ethnic? Cosmetic surgery has become less taboo and more pop-culture in the 21st century. Members of various racial/ethnic groups, who were…

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Cranial Nerves: An Overview
Figure 1: Illustration depicting the parotid gland and the closely associated branches of the facial nerve.

Cranial Nerves: An Overview

What Are Cranial Nerves? Cranial nerves are the nerves that directly originate from the brain or brainstem. They are primarily responsible for transmitting impulses and information from the brain to…

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Cholesteatoma 101
Figure 1: The anatomy of the ear

Cholesteatoma 101

A cholesteatoma is the abnormal growth of skin in the middle ear. Although cholesteatoma is non-cancerous, the build-up of skin can act like a benign tumor by expanding and invading…

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Chin Implants on the Rise
Figure 1: Illustrations depicting the chin, otherwise known as the mental region.

Chin Implants on the Rise

Although more popular in other parts of the world, augmentation mentoplasty (chin implants) is becoming increasingly popular for both men and women in the United States. According to the American…

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