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When Plastic Surgery Goes Wrong: Calgary’s Paul Wallace Weighs In

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What happens when high tech science goes wrong? Explosions and errors in the computer world. But did you know it could happen to people too? People undergoing cosmetic enhancements face the same high-tech problems in today’s society. So let’s dive right in! Plastic surgery have become very common these days. Every other person out there is going for surgical procedures to bring changes in their physical appearances, either in the name of beauty or for medical purposes. The most common types of surgery that are in demand these days are breast/buttocks augmentation, facial uplifting, Botox and liposuction. Our Calgary plastic surgery doctor would like to share with you his thoughts in an interview. Although some surgery might turn out to be wondrous and long-lasting, there are some cases too where they go extremely wrong. To understand what types of plastic surgery are there and what harmful side-effects it can cause to a person, read ahead to have an idea of what happens when plastic surgery go wrong.

Calgary Plastic Surgery Paul Wallace Interview

Dr. Wallace is planning to open his own private practice in the city of Calgary, Alberta. We were able to have him answer a few questions for us.

Dr. Wallace is planning to open his own private practice in the city of Calgary, Alberta. We were able to have him answer a few questions for us.

So Paul, what are the types of plastic surgery?

In order to understand what surgery is performed for what purpose; one either gets it done to beautify themselves which is called a cosmetic surgery or to fix the damaged features of the body which is called a reconstructive surgery.

  • Cosmetic Surgery: One gets this done to enhance or augment their physical features, such lips, nose, cheeks or breasts to make them look more attractive according to one’s desires.
  • Reconstructive Surgery: This is usually performed for fixing damaged or disfigured body parts, such as a broken nose, misplaced jawline and even reattaching body parts, if detached through accidents.
For beauty, many people around the world go under the knife to obtain a better image.

For beauty, many people around the world go under the knife to obtain a better image.

Methods of Performing these types of surgery:

  1. Body Lifting And Tucking:

This surgical procedure comprises many types of uplifts and tucks around the body that entirely changes one’s look. Hips and breasts can be lifted up nicely to give them a nice appearance by adding more fat or silicone pads inside to bring a round-shape appearance. Areas like: the arms and thighs are uplifted to really tighten the muscles in these areas minus the fat. Uplifting is mostly done around the facial areas like the face and neck which includes removing double-chin fat, uplifting the nose and cheeks and around the eyes to remove loose skin and wrinkles from all over the face.

  1. Augmentation Procedures:

This process is mainly done to increase the size and to re-shape a certain body part, such as the breasts, cheeks, and lips. The breasts are either filled with a liquid solution or silicone pads that are inserted into them, whereas for the face, liquid solutions are filled to increase their size.

  1. Liposuction:

This procedure is the opposite of augmentation or uplifting. Many women who do not like excessive bulks in areas like thighs, tummy area, arms, and neck go for liposuction. It helps in removing the excess fats through a needle insertion process with the numbing of these areas, so that fat can be pulled out from the body. This fat can further be used in other areas to increase the size of the desired body parts.

  1. Rejuvenation Facial Treatments:

The term “Rejuvenation” means to restore or make one look young again. There are treatments that help in restoring the skin cells back to original by removing wrinkles, spots, and even dark circles which comes under the skin rejuvenation process. Other processes of rejuvenation include the lifting of the brow area to remove frown lines from forehead and wrinkles on the sides of the eyes. There are also filler treatments that help in filling out empty skin pores or filling in the lips to make them appear smoother and thicker in shape.

Side-Effects Of Plastic Surgery that make them Go Wrong:

Our Calgary plastic surgery expert Paul Wallace believes that the operations aren't worth the trouble, recovery time, and pain. Beauty is expensive.

Our Calgary plastic surgery expert Paul Wallace believes that the operations aren’t worth the trouble, recovery time, and pain. Beauty is expensive.

  1. Life-Threatening Problems: Many people aren’t aware of the aftermath of such surgery that involve life-threatening issues, such as allergic reactions and loss of blood count causing anemia or deficiencies of iron and vitamins from the body. This could further result in heart failure during operations too.
  2. Permanent Nerve Damage: One small mistake during the surgery can cost a damage of a lifetime. surgery are extremely risky and one should do heavy research before getting such surgery done by doctors who are well-experienced and qualified. Even if there is small nerve damage in the body, the pain tends to remain forever and might even lead to nervous system failure or paralysis of the affected body part.
  3. Explosion Of Implants Inside The Body: There have been a huge number of reported cases where the implants have exploded due to various reasons. One such case was reported where a woman collapsed on an airport due to her breast implants exploding which was caused by the pressures of higher altitude compression in the plane.
  4. Internal Bleeding Due To Explosion Of Implants: Internal bleeding is one of the most dangerous situations one can ever endure. Due to the explosion of implants inside the body, the impact of the explosion causes the blood vessels or veins to tear apart and start leaking the blood inside the body which might even result in a sudden death.
  1. Permanent Loss Of Breast Tissue Due To Infection In Breasts: During a breast augmentation, there can be risks of losing important nutrients and tissues from the area as it involves the process of drainage. A woman had suffered from horrible infection due to this procedure which resulted in a permanent loss of her breast tissues.
  1. Dysfunctional Body Muscle Movements: One may face dysfunctional movements of muscles after the surgery due to a sudden change in the fat levels of the body. Those who get liposuction done may find their muscles to be weaker whereas those who go for augmentation might find frequent muscle aches that would cause one to move lesser.

With all the information given on plastic surgery, its types and the surgical methods, one should take extreme measures and precautions backed by heavy research and doctor appointments to check if their body is able to bear the surgery for a longer term without having to face the terrible consequences other women have faced due to lack of awareness before time. This way one would remain on the safer side with a healthy body and a lesser risk of losing their lives. We also wish Paul great luck with his proposed new Calgary plastic surgery clinic. Thank you for the interview.

Space

Hear Sounds from Satellites

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Ever wondered of the humongous number of satellites that are hovering overhead in space providing us all the facilities for communication and essentially keeping the global economy running? These satellites observe the weather conditions, the ocean currents, atmosphere and other factors to accumulate data that is beamed back to the station to track changes. But ever thought, how fascinating it would be to be able to hear the sounds being produced while the satellites are in research and operation. Using the NASA Orbit Pavilion that comes into action in September, 2019 will turn these research activities into sound. It’s a nautilus shaped structure and will enable you to hear all sounds of different earth satellites and space station as each of them has been assigned a particular sounds.

Nasa’s Project

With each instrument being given a sounds representing its mission like crashing wave and desert winds. Its trajectory upon its motion is reflection via the 28 surround sound speakers. It intrigues the listener’s ears and attracts a lot of audience with tons of satellites crossing over and the International Space Station taking 16 rotations of the Earth each day. It was the brainchild of the Studio at Jet Propulsion Laboratory that aims to make these fascinating space explorations open to public spaces.

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The Orbit Pavilion

The travelling NASA Orbit Pavilion experiences trajectories of about 19 satellites orbiting the Earth. It is made with 3,500 square feet of water jet cut aluminium panels and the pavilion has been scribed with more than 100 orbital paths being fixed and joined to the curve arrangements of the aluminium tube. The speakers have been arranged within a 30 foot diameter inner space and has been programmed by the artist behind the scenes broadcasting the sounds of different satellites in practical time.

The sculpture is sound proof where the surface perforation help the echo off the orbital path of the satellites that culminate at the oculus of the centre of the sound chamber to help manage the exterior noise by decreasing the wind loads on a very light structure. It had been inaugurated during the World Science Festival and has since been looking to expand its venture for bringing space explorations and happenings closer to the public.

Scope

Based among the palm trees at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens near Pasadena in California, you find this majestic and mysteriously light NASA orbit pavilion like a nautilus. According to the research, it helps to understand the activity and the Earth as a whole in a 17 foot tall structure. It presents a great opportunity for all the space enthusiasts and students to have a live overview of the sounds being produced and the action going on in the space while they are one the ground. It has been proudly supported by the JPL mark of NASA and has expanded its range and beaming to a great extent. It will also help in decoding space behaviour and patterns that a particular satellite discovers over a course of period by analysing its potency.

Futuristic

What are some of the amazing features to look out for in the driverless cars?

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Well we all know that there has been a great advancement in technology. Everything is simplified and made easy for the use and convenience of man. Most of the brands of cars out there in the market show a deep concern over the ratings of the crash safety of their vehicle. If driverless tech helps in reducing the rate of the car accidents on road, then the car companies will definitely want to look forward to this tech. there have been a lot of talks about this tech in the market. Let us have a look at the amazing features the driverless vehicles have to offer to their customers.

AI Chips are advancing, and autonomous cars are benefitting.

AI Chips are advancing, and autonomous cars are benefitting.

 

  • The benefit that is Al – inspired: The Al technology is being powered by these cars thus the impacts that it has will not stop at driving the cars. With the help of Al we will experience a whole new level when it comes to commuting.
  • Safety: there are many practical things that need to be considered when it comes to these cars. Also the safety will be well enhanced compared to the standard cars. But these driverless cars will also require a manual override.
  • Energy efficiency: they will have the ability to optimize the energy which is being expended during the drive. The basic ability to coordinate with the other cars on the road to minimize braking, accelerating and the other bad driving practises are among the few ways in which the companies could work on the improvement of the current designs.
  • More space for the living room: the way the space in your car is used will be all the more relaxing when you do not have to worry about being behind the wheels.
  • Solar power: the need of gasoline is being eliminated with the increasing demand of the electric cars. But the electric cars also need a source of natural resource. Harvesting in solar energy actually tends to be an echo – friendly solution and thus making a good and positive impact on the economy.
Tesla is innovating with electric autonomy.

Tesla is innovating with electric autonomy.

The new generation cars are considered to reduce the emissions by 60%. Another vital role the new generation cars will play is that there will be a decrease in the number of road accidents which are either caused due to rash driving or drunk driving. The driverless cars will also be beneficial in monitoring of the traffic. Also they will help find the most efficient and convenient route to your destination with the help of digital tools and the other advanced tools.

These new generation cars will play an important role in the future smart cities. In the future these cars will make sure that they stack themselves close to each other unlike today where the driver needs to find a suitable space for parking his car. There will be a lot of space saved in the urban areas. There will be no humans driving around thus this will probably save their time and will benefit their well – being as well as the economy.

Futuristic

The new age of plastic surgery

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Plastic surgery is the latest obsession that has taken the world by a storm; it not only makes one look better but helps in achieving and maintaining a certain kind of appearance.  It is also the easiest way of correcting ones imperfect features in order to look perfect. A successful plastic surgery that gives the desired results helps in boosting the confidence of the people and also helps in boosting one’s self esteem. With time there have been certain technological advancements in the field of plastic surgery, these major technological advancements can truly change the face of this filed in a few decades.

New technologies in the field of plastic surgery

4D technology, virtual interaction and prosthetic muscles are a few plastic surgery advances technology that can completely transform this field.  There are a lot of other technological innovations that can actually completely change the face of the field of plastic surgery like:

3D printing tech leads the way to build things in any shape and size.

3D printing tech leads the way to build things in any shape and size.

  • 3D printing- This technology has been used in plastic surgery for modelling, which is for printing of the features and structures to make a person look good. With time 3D printers would become cheap and technology sophisticated; so the use of 3D printing for the generation of tissues and organs would eventually grow. It can also be used to replace the area with lost tissues. A lot of breast implants would be 3D printed in the future, which is great for cancer patients.
  • Personalized tissue engineering- Medical engineering is being already used for medical perspectives but in the future it can be used for growing physical structures like skin and ears in the lab. It is not easy to achieve this but if some extra efforts are put in then this can be a great success.
  • Transplanting complex structures- This is already being done and because of a technology like this full-face transplants have been successful till date. In the future it is said that the doctors would be able to control the immune system which will help in performing the transplantation of complex structures in a better way and on a wider spectrum.
  • Use of virtual reality- In a few years’ doctors would start using 3D virtual reality glasses for making consultations. These glasses would help the doctors to explain their patients what exactly they can expect from their surgery.
  • The RFID chips- In a matter of a few years’ surgeons are going to endorse the technology of RFID chips; which means that the breast implants in the future would come with radio frequency identification chips. These chips would keep all the information that is needed for to be retained related to the procedures.

Going under the knife is not easy and it is not only about positives but it can also involve certain risks that can cause a permanent damage or strain; there can also be psychological implications of going under the knife. So a person who is planning to get plastic surgery should do a proper research and consultation about plastic surgery and plastic surgery technology. For more information on plastic surgery, Calgary’s new plastic surgeon Paul gives us some great information!