Fat cells change in size throughout our lives, depending on what we eat and how active we are. One way to remove these fat cells is through liposuction, described in the video. Both traditional and newer liposuction techniques like laser ablation (Smart liposuction) are discussed and described.
There are several reasons why a person's nose or sinuses can become blocked including a deviated septum or chronic inflamed nasal turbinates. This video shows actual footage from a surgery aimed at relieving this blockage through removal of these offending nasal structures.
This video provides a detailed description of different bariatric surgeries used to treat obesity. It describes gastric bypass surgery and lap banding with an overview of the current trends towards a laparoscopic approach. A discussion of patient selection and bariatric surgery cost is also shown.
A physician describes what causes acne to develop and how it can lead to facial scars. She also describes several acne scarring treatments including collagen injections, dermal fat injections, dermabrasion, and laser skin treatments. The doctor also describes the role of skin transplant surgery and skin grafts in acne scar repair.
Many people still do not realize that dental caries is an infectious disease. This animation shows how bacteria can cause tooth decay and briefly discusses some of the prevention and treatment options for dental caries.
People hear sound waves when the ear and associated structures convert sound energy into nerve impulses. An overview of the way in which the ear "hears" is discussed along with discussion of the two main types of hearing loss: conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss.
We look at our skin everyday, but what does the skin look like up close and just under the surface. This animation shows what the skin would look like under magnification. The narrator explains the various things found within the skin such as hair follicles and sensory nerve endings.
A physician shows the "up close" results of hair transplant surgery using the scalp of a patient. The hair replacement approach used mimics the natural direction of the hairs and shows the typical spacing of hair follicular units transplanted in the procedure.
This narrated animation shows how root canal surgery can save a natural tooth from destruction from advanced tooth decay. A cut away view of the tooth is shown along with the steps required to replace the diseased core of the tooth. In this version of a root canal, an artifical crown is placed, commonly referred to as a dental cap.
This video shows "after" photos of some of patients who underwent face transplant surgery. Face transplant is a technically demanding surgery and has been performed only a few times throughout the world.
Interview with the lead surgeon who performed the first full face transplant surgery in the United States. The video the process that was involved with the face transplant procedure, the benefit to the patient and the possible ethical concerns to this ground-breaking procedure.
The narrator of this 2D animation describes how sebum is blocked in sebaceous glands associated with hairs and how this leads to whiteheads and blackheads. The common locations for acne are discussed as well as a overview of acne treatment options.
Often a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee requires surgical repair. This narrated animation describes the anatomy of the knee, how the ACL works, and the symptoms of an injured ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament).
Varicose veins are the tortuous veins that are visible just under the surface of the skin. While the condition is not generally medically important, varicose veins are not desirable cosmetically. The narrated animation describes how varicose veins are thought to form.
A missing tooth can lead to changes in the jaw bone and the way in which teeth close on one another. Dental implants provide an extremely secure way of attaching an artificial tooth to the jaw itself. This narrated animation shows what occurs after tooth loss and the steps involved in a dental implant installation.