You have to see it to believe it! Discover cutting-edge procedures that have changed people’s lives. Could these unbelievable makeovers help you or someone you love?
“I have at least seven teeth that need root canals,” she says. “I don’t feel good, I don’t feel pretty. My biggest fear is in the next 10 years I won’t have anymore teeth.”
“My biggest dream of my entire life is just to have a perfect smile,” she continues. “Nice, straight teeth, no pain; it would mean everything to me. I think it would change my entire life.”
Periodontist Dr. Sanda Moldovan explains that dental problems like Danielle’s can start in the womb and can also be caused by antibiotics or malnutrition.
“A study showed children ages 6 weeks to 3 months, if they were on a certain antibiotic, it increased their risk of dental enamel problems later in life,” pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears adds.
“I always encourage my patients, if you’re coming into the doctor, don’t ask for antibiotics; almost ask for the opposite,” he says. “If the doctor feels the freedom to not give you [antibiotics], you’ll get better care.
Check out Danielle's smile before and after her procedure.
Back Surgery Gone Bad
Mitch says that after undergoing back surgery nearly one year ago, he lost complete control of his right arm. Then, following a second procedure, he woke up to find his vocal cords paralyzed.
“I knew something was terribly wrong because I was getting worse,” Mitch says. “When I awoke from the surgery I didn’t have a voice.”
After months of learning how to cope with his new disabilities, Mitch found neurosurgeon Dr. Justin Brown, who pioneered a new technique to help paralyzed people restore movement by attaching damaged nerves to healthy, functioning new ones.
“Mitch has a pretty complex issue — a nerve injury to the muscles and voice box.” Dr. Brown says.
Give yourself a full body makeover tonight by getting quality sleep! Sleep specialist Dr. Michael Breus and plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon explain why getting some shut-eye can reboot your well-being.
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Robotic Hair Transplant
Hair restoration surgeon Dr. James Harris joins The Doctors to reveal a new technology that reverses a condition that affects millions of people worldwide: Hair loss.
“The ARTAS System is a robot we use for hair transplantation. What it allows us to do is use advanced imaging and mapping systems to extract hair follicles,” Dr. Harris says. “We tell the robot to use its systems to start mapping out individual hair follicles, so it’s automatically moving and it’s assessing the angles and directions of all the follicles in the region.”
The minimally-invasive procedure is said to make 1,000 graphs an hour and yields a rapid healing process as compared to other hair restoration procedures. Results take six to nine months and are permanent.
While the ARTAS System is currently cleared for men, it is not yet available to women.
Man Butt Makeover
Ladies: Is your man’s booty in need of a boost? Dr. Ordon tests butt-enhancing underwear for men.