Plastic Surgeons Often Prefer Traditional Liposuction, Survey Finds

In a survey published in the February issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the ASAPS (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) found that many of its members prefer more traditional liposuction methods to newer techniques. The survey asked members about various liposuction techniques including newer technologies. It found that overall, most respondents perform between 51 … Continue reading Plastic Surgeons Often Prefer Traditional Liposuction, Survey Finds

Film Critic and Cancer Survivor Acquires New Jaw

After battling thyroid cancer, film critic Roger Ebert had cancerous cells removed and the cancer finally necessitated the removal of his right jaw and Ebert lost his ability to speak. However, with the use of a prosthetic, which he wrote about for the Chicago Sun-Times, Ebert has been able to recreate the lower part of … Continue reading Film Critic and Cancer Survivor Acquires New Jaw

Plastic Surgery and Reaganomics Possible Ties Examined in New Book

Though President Ronald Reagan is often credited with ending the Cold War and having a hand in bringing down the Berlin Wall, in her book American Plastic: Boob Jobs, Credit Cards, and Our Quest for Perfection, author Laurie Essig asserts that The Gipper’s trickle down economic theories have made plastic surgery more readily available to … Continue reading Plastic Surgery and Reaganomics Possible Ties Examined in New Book

Plastic Surgeons Warn Patients about “Awake” Surgeries

An alarming new trend in cosmetic procedures is taking hold and respected surgeons in the plastic surgery field want to warn patients about the dangers of some procedures marketed as “awake cosmetic surgery.” Awake surgeries are now being noticed not for the beautiful results they yield (they often do not), but rather the unsafe conditions … Continue reading Plastic Surgeons Warn Patients about “Awake” Surgeries

Restylane and Juvederm and Radiesse – Oh My! Do We Really Need More Fillers?

Since the advent of cosmetic injectables in the 1970s, filler products made of collagen, hyaluronic acid and a host of other substances have flooded the U.S. market in response to high consumer demand for their wrinkle smoothing, lip plumping and facial contouring effects. Today, are so many filler options available to consumers that it’s a … Continue reading Restylane and Juvederm and Radiesse – Oh My! Do We Really Need More Fillers?

Researchers Explore New Methods for Fat Reduction

Although liposuction has long been the most effective means of permanent fat reduction, physicians continue to research new non-invasive fat reduction technologies in hopes of one day increasing the options available to patients seeking slimmer curves and improved body contours. According to a recent article in the Cosmetic Surgery Times, a few non-surgical devices designed … Continue reading Researchers Explore New Methods for Fat Reduction

Volume Loss in Bones Contributes to Facial Aging, Study Finds

According to study results recently released by a team of plastic surgery researchers, it is not only fat and collagen depletion that contributes to an aged facial appearance over time, but also a gradual loss of bone volume. This “milestone” study, according to American Society of Plastic Surgeons President Dr. Phil Haeck, brings surgeons one … Continue reading Volume Loss in Bones Contributes to Facial Aging, Study Finds

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

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