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  • Arm lift

    Arm lift — Overview covers how it's done, risks and results of this cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of your arms.

  • Breast augmentation

    Breast augmentation — Overview covers what to expect, risks and results of breast implant surgery.

  • Breast lift

    Breast lift — Overview covers why it's done, the risks and what you can expect from this procedure to change your breast shape.

  • Breast reduction surgery

    Breast reduction surgery — Overview covers risks and results of this procedure to decrease breast size.

  • C-section

    C-section — Overview covers why it's done, risks, what you can expect and tips for recovery.

  • Cervical cerclage

    Cervical cerclage — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to prevent premature birth.

  • Chemical peel

    Chemical peel — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this skin-resurfacing procedure.

  • Circumcision (male)

    Circumcision — Overview covers definition, risks, results of removing the foreskin from the penis.

  • Dermabrasion

    Dermabrasion — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this skin-resurfacing procedure.

  • Face-lift

    Face-lift — Overview covers why it's done, the risks and what you can expect from this procedure to help your face and neck look younger.

  • Forceps delivery

    Forceps delivery — Overview covers why it's done, the risks and what you can expect from this procedure sometimes done during childbirth.

  • Labor induction

    Labor induction — Overview covers definition, risks and what to expect when contractions are stimulated.

  • Laser hair removal

    Laser hair removal — Overview covers what to expect, possible results and potential complications.

  • Laser resurfacing

    Laser resurfacing — Overview covers definition, risks and results of this wrinkle treatment procedure.

  • Liposuction

    Liposuction — Overview covers definition, risks, results of this procedure to remove excess fat.

  • Liposuction alternatives: Do fat-reduction devices work?

    Get the scoop on liposuction alternatives that reduce body fat without surgery.

  • Marriage counseling

    Marriage counseling — Overview covers definition, benefits and what to expect from couple-based therapy.

  • Otoplasty

    Otoplasty — Overview covers how it's done, plus risks and results of this cosmetic procedure to change the appearance of your ears.

  • Premarital counseling

    Premarital counseling — Overview covers definition, benefits and what to expect from counseling before marriage.

  • Repeat C-sections: Is there a limit?

    Repeat C-sections are common — but each C-section is generally more complicated than the last.

  • Romance woes? Talk it out

  • Tattoo removal

    Tattoo removal — Overview covers risks, results and specific procedures for removing tattoos.

  • Vacuum extraction

    Vacuum extraction — Overview covers why it's done, the risks and what you can expect from this procedure sometimes done during childbirth.

  • Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)

    VBAC — Overview covers benefits and risks of vaginal birth after cesarean.

  • VBAC: Insight from a Mayo Clinic specialist

    VBAC — vaginal birth after cesarean — is controversial. Here's advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.

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