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Cosmetic Versus Plastic Surgery

Dr. Anthony Perrone earned an MD from Dartmouth Medical School in 2005. Subsequently, Anthony Perrone, MD, served as a plastic surgeon at the Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Boston, Massachusetts.

Many people use the terms cosmetic and plastic surgery interchangeably. However, the two disciplines are quite distinct. Confusion may occur in part because plastic surgeons often perform cosmetic surgery.

While both types of operations are meant to improve the body, cosmetic surgery focuses on aesthetic improvements such as breast enhancement or reshaping of the face. On the other hand, plastic surgery repairs defects or restores normal functions through procedures that include burn repair or hand reconstruction. 

Cosmetic surgeons begin their training with a foundation in plastic surgery, and they later receive additional training focusing on cosmetic surgery. A doctor must complete 150 cosmetic cases to become certified by…
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The Benefits of Surgical Body Contouring

Maine plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Perrone received his MD from Dartmouth Medical School and MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. With more than 10 years of medical experience, Anthony Perrone, MD, serves as the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center and provides such services as body contouring after weight loss.

After significant weight loss, the body often has some sagging areas and excess skin. Body contouring is used to alter these areas and provide the body with a more youthful appearance. This relates to one of the procedure’s main benefits: improved self-esteem and self-confidence. After losing weight, many individuals may experience low self-esteem because of their extra skin. By undergoing a body contouring procedure, they often feel better about their appearance and benefit from the emotional boost of a slimmer silhouette.

Beyond this, body contouring prevents rashes and infections. When excess skin is left after a weight loss surgery or other dramatic …

Saline versus Silicone Implants

Anthony Perrone, MD, provides general plastic surgery to patients as the chief plastic surgeon at Maine General Medical Center. He focuses his practice on upper extremity and hand surgery, along with aesthetic surgery. An MD graduate of Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Anthony Perrone provides everything from liposuction and botox to cosmetic breast surgery.

When patients opt for breast augmentation, one of the world’s most popular plastic surgeries, they normally receive breast implants that are made from either saline or silicone. Both types of implants are associated with similar procedures. The entire procedure takes between one and two hours, and patients are given general anesthesia. After an incision is then made under the breasts and arms and around the nipple, the implant is placed within the pocket. Further, both silicone and saline implants share similar risks, including scar tissue that hardens the feel of the implant, infection, and implant leakage.

Despite these similarities,…

Preparing for Breast Reconstruction Surgery

Anthony Perrone, MD, joined Maine General Medical Center as a plastic surgeon in 2014. He now serves as chief of plastic surgery. In this position, Dr. Anthony Perrone works with patients in various areas of plastic surgery, including breast reconstruction.

As is the case with any surgery, there are a number of steps individuals can take in the hours and days leading up to a breast reconstruction surgery in order to help optimize their experience. While preparations will vary from patient to patient and should be discussed at length with the plastic surgeon in charge of the procedure, there are a number of basic precautions and measures all patients should take.

To begin, any person who regularly uses tobacco products should cease doing so in the days and weeks prior to surgery. Surgeons, like all medical professionals, will advise patients to quit for good, but will stress the importance of not smoking immediately before surgery. Similarly, surgeons should provide a lists of foods and …

Scholarships and Fellowships from the Rho Chi Society

Anthony Perrone, MD, practices plastic surgery at MaineGeneral Medical Center, where he serves as chief of plastic surgery. Dr. Perrone focused on pharmacy while working toward his MD. Though he has turned his attention to surgery, Anthony Perrone, MD, remains a member of the Rho Chi Society, pharmacy's academic honor society. 

The Rho Chi Society is open only to dedicated students and professionals in the field of pharmacy. The organization recognizes exceptional commitment to academic and professional pursuits within the specialty and uses its resources to stimulate advancements in the pharmaceutical profession. 

To facilitate scholastic achievement and support research, the Rho Chi Society makes scholarships and fellowships available to qualifying members. Each year, one graduate student is selected for the Rho Chi AFPE (American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education) First-Year Graduate Fellowship, which carries a $7,500 cash award. 

The similar Clinical Research Project is awa…

Camp Sunshine Welcomes Third-Party Events to Benefit Child Patients

Plastic surgeon Anthony Perrone, MD, is chief plastic surgeon for the Department of Surgery at the Maine General Medical Center, with board certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Anthony Perrone, MD, also supports Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Camp Sunshine allows members of the public like Dr. Anthony Perrone to host their own special events.

Hosted by volunteers, families, and other external individuals, third-party special events benefit Camp Sunshine and its operations through fundraising and awareness efforts. Those interested in planning a special event may receive some assistance from the camp’s development team, including access to a thorough event hosting guide. The guide offers a step-by-step outline to event hosting and covers best practices and acceptable fundraising methods. Possible special events range from golf tournaments an…