News Release

March 8, 2004

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

Discovery Series at UConn Health Center

The Changing Face of Cosmetic Procedures March 16

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Learn what can be done both surgically and nonsurgically, the benefits and risks, and what you can reasonably expect from cosmetic procedures at the next Discovery Series, The Changing Face of Cosmetic Procedures, Tuesday, March 16, at 7 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The snow date is Thursday, March 18.

Aesthetic plastic surgery is growing in leaps and bounds – both in the techniques and the methods available and the number of people interested in improving their appearance. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Rajiv Chandawarkar, M.D., who works on the deeper layers of the face to help restore a more youthful appearance without the stretched wind-swept look, will discuss this procedure as well as others including:

  • facial plastic surgeries, including face and brow lifts, nose and eyelid surgery, chin implants and collagen injections;
  • tummy tucks;
  • liposuction;
  • breast lifts, augmentation and reduction.

According to Dr. Chandawarkar, plastic surgery comes from the Greek work plastikos, which means to create, form or reconstruct and involves technically demanding surgery that is also an art. “Aesthetic plastic surgery is concerned with improving the certain areas of the body that may be unpleasing to an individual because of size, shape, or appearance,” said Dr. Chandawarkar who was trained at the world-renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers.

The Discovery Series programs are free and open to the public.

Registration is requested by calling 860-679-7692 locally or 800-535-6232.

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