Women's Health





Women's Health Updates 10/22/2008





Health Plans for Women

There are a variety of private and public health insurance programs. Most women obtain health insurance through their employer or as a dependent in a family plan. There also are public health insurance plans funded by the federal and state governments. Uninsured women are more likely to suffer serious health problems, partly because they tend to wait too long to get preventive care. The lack of health insurance can even be deadly.

Breast Augmentation Consultation Checklist

Find out what your Doctors' credentials are along with their experience performing breast augmentation surgery.

HIPAA -Preexisting Conditions

Hip Hip Hooray for Hipaa with regard to female preexisting conditions. Typically females will make the trip to their physican for regular maintenance and specific health issues unlike our male counterparts who would rather self diagnose and medicate with over the counter products.

Unfortunately every diagnosis by a licensed physician is reported to the MIB (medical information bureau) which is very much like your personal credit report containing your credit history the MIB contains your health and medical history. With that said there will be preexisting conditions reported.

Risks of Breast Augmentation Surgery

Although extremely rare, it is possible to bleed post-operatively resulting in another surgery to control and drain the collected blood. You could develop a post-operative infection and need to have the implant removed, the infection dealt with and still have to wait for several months before an additional surgery can be performed to re-implant. Loss of sensitivity is common, although temporary. Permanent sensation loss in the areola (nipple) area or breasts, in general, can and may happen. There is also the possibility of developing a Seroma which is a mass caused by the accumulation of serum fluid within a tissue or organ. Or a Hematoma which is a localized mass of blood that is typically confined within an organ, tissue, space, or potential space and may be a result from a broken blood vessel.


Update - 11/20/2008

Finding a Qualified Plastic Surgeon

Finding a qualified plastic surgeon can be challenging. Do not underestimate how complex this task is.

If a friend was satisfied with the care provided by a plastic surgeon, there is a chance that you will be similarly pleased. Unfortunately, not everyone has a friend who has had plastic surgery. Someone in the medical profession, such as your family doctor or a nurse may be able to refer you to a competent surgeon. Keep in mind, however, that doctors and nurses may only be familiar with the physicians at their own hospitals, and they may refer to plastic surgeons based on personality or friendship rather than ability. They will also tend to refer to "hospital-based" plastic surgeons, who tend to perform mostly reconstructive surgery. Make sure your plastic surgeon spends most of his or her time performing cosmetic surgery - especially the one you're seeking

Financing Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery financing makes procedures affordable to those who might otherwise not consider surgery an option. Because most cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance, plastic surgery financing is often the only means by which patients can afford the more expensive procedures. Many plastic surgery financing alternatives are available, from installment plans arranged through the doctor's office to credit from outside sources. By shopping around, patients should be able to find the best plastic surgery financing for their specific needs and financial situation.

Health Updates - Mesothelioma

Plastic surgery financing makes procedures affordable to those who might otherwise not consider surgery an option. Because most cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by health insurance, plastic surgery financing is often the only means by which patients can afford the more expensive procedures. Many plastic surgery financing alternatives are available, from installment plans arranged through the doctor's office to credit from outside sources. By shopping around, patients should be able to find the best plastic surgery financing for their specific needs and financial situation.

Health Updates - Mesothelioma and Your Legal Rights

Asbestos, the leading cause of mesothelioma, was known by many companies to be a health risk for their employees. Yet they did not inform their employees of this, nor did they take action to rid their companies of asbestos. Attorneys are now helping people get the compensation they are entitled to for their costs of treatment. Statutory deadlines are crucial. You must file a claim within a few years from the time you were diagosed with mesothelioma. If you are the executor of the person who died from mesothelioma, you also may file a claim, but it must be within a short time of the death. Also, a family member who may have gotten asbestos in a secondary manner, such as, from the primary person who may have brought it home and got asbestos on a family members clothes, may be entitled to file a claim. First step is to contact an experienced attorney who can talk to you and help you get the compensation you need for your pain and suffering and for medical treatment.

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