Researchers Find Few Americans Engaging in Medical Tourism

According to survey data recently released by researchers at the University of Iowa, fewer Americans than previously supposed are engaging in medical tourism, or the practice of seeking cheaper plastic surgery and other procedures in countries outside the U.S. Brandon Alleman and his team of researchers at the University of Iowa surveyed 45 companies that … Continue reading Researchers Find Few Americans Engaging in Medical Tourism

Merz’s New Injectable Belotero Outlasts Collagen, Study Finds

According to the results of a 24-week study published in Dermatologic Surgery, Belotero, the new hyaluronic acid filler by Merz, provides longer-lasting wrinkle correction than bovine collagen injectables. The study results come at a time when Belotero is awaiting FDA approval and pharmaceutical competitor Allergan is pulling its bovine collagen injectables Zyderm and Zyplast, as … Continue reading Merz’s New Injectable Belotero Outlasts Collagen, Study Finds

Breast Augmentation Patient Characteristics, Implant Details Studied by Geographic Location

A recent study published by the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery compared by geographic location the physical characteristics and implant details of patients undergoing a primary breast augmentation. The study used patient information from 100 consecutive breast augmentation cases performed in university settings at Kelowna (British Columbia), Loma Linda (California, USA) and Temple (Texas, USA). … Continue reading Breast Augmentation Patient Characteristics, Implant Details Studied by Geographic Location

New Reality Show ‘Bridalplasty’ Rewards Brides-To-Be With Plastic Surgery

E!’s new reality TV show ‘Bridalplasty’ promises brides-to-be the chance to win not only their dream wedding, but also their dream body. Each of the women questing for the ‘Bridalplasty’ prize has a wish list of cosmetic procedures they would seek should they beat out the competition, in addition to ideas for their wedding cake, … Continue reading New Reality Show ‘Bridalplasty’ Rewards Brides-To-Be With Plastic Surgery

Correcting Sagging Breasts: Breast Lift, Breast Implants or Both?

Updated for 2018 Choosing the correct breast enhancement option and surgical incision placement requires customization. Dr. Daniel uses an individualized approach to let each woman’s unique goals, breast anatomy and degree of breast ptosis (sagging) dictate whether a breast lift, breast augmentation or both is the best option. https://youtu.be/feKtrD7fxTY?list=PLkIgzXvJVLiSFnqCjwauyWsQo5N7MZnCSVideo can’t be loaded because JavaScript is … Continue reading Correcting Sagging Breasts: Breast Lift, Breast Implants or Both?

Who’s Having Cosmetic Treatments? Survey Says: Working Moms

A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology surveyed more than 300 patients to find out more about who makes up the ‘average’ population of cosmetic surgery seekers. According to survey results, the average patients having cosmetic treatments are college-educated, working moms. These results are unsurprising and coincide with statistical data released by … Continue reading Who’s Having Cosmetic Treatments? Survey Says: Working Moms

Active Ingredient in Latisse May Grow More Than Eyelashes

The same drug that has helped countless Eugene Latisse users grow long, luscious lashes, is reportedly being used in a new hair loss treatment product developed by Allergan that is set to begin FDA trials this month. According to hair restoration specialist Dr. Alan Bauman, Latisse, which contains only a small amount of the active … Continue reading Active Ingredient in Latisse May Grow More Than Eyelashes

Want To Make A Good First Impression? Try Injectable Fillers

When most people meet for the first time, they consciously or subconsciously make quick judgments based on a person’s physical appearance to determine their first impression. Eugene plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is acutely aware of this human tendency and often meets patients who seek cosmetic treatment to not only feel better about themselves, but … Continue reading Want To Make A Good First Impression? Try Injectable Fillers

Plans For Generic Latisse Spur Lawsuit Between Allergan, Apotex

Canada’s biggest drug maker Apotex was recently sued by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Allergan after the Canadian company, which specializes in generic pharmaceuticals, filed an application with the FDA to make and sell a generic version of Latisse eyelash enhancer. Allergan filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, … Continue reading Plans For Generic Latisse Spur Lawsuit Between Allergan, Apotex

Scientists Work To Make Breast Augmentation Without Implants A Reality

Although a controversial topic among plastic surgeons due to its inconsistent results, breast augmentation via fat injection may soon be a viable option for patients who wish to enlarge or rebuild their breasts, thanks to promising new technology. Cytori Therapeutics recently developed new technology that may finally make natural breast augmentation with fat grafting a … Continue reading Scientists Work To Make Breast Augmentation Without Implants A Reality

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