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Medical Tourism Impacts Cosmetic Surgery Market

Philadelphia, Pa. (October 30, 2013) – Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that—and the trend is having an impact on the market for cosmetic plastic surgery, according to an article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical […]

Athens Plastic Surgeon Hosts Pink Out Event to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Pittman Plastic Surgery, P.C. joins thousands across the nation in honoring October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with their annual pink pumpkin sale and first-ever Pink Out event. From now until supplies run out, pink pumpkins decorated with white and pink designs are on sale for $20 each. Earlier this month, the Pink Out […]

Don’t Let Angry Lines Define You – Get BOTOX

Are those fine lines on your forehead giving people the wrong idea? As we get older the effects of sun and age can create fine lines and creases on the face. These can sometimes be misinterpreted and create unintended consequences. According to the professionals at The Medical Spa at NOVA, BOTOX is the perfect way […]

Common Sunblock Ingredient Needs Improvement

Using a particular type of titanium dioxide — a common ingredient in cosmetics, food products, toothpaste and sunscreen — could reduce the potential health risks associated with the widely used compound. The report on the substance, produced by the millions of tons every year for the global market, appears in the ACS journal Chemical Research […]

Botox Cosmetic Gets Official Blessing from FDA for Treatment of Crow’s Feet


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Botox Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe lateral canthal lines, known as crow’s feet, in adults. Botox Cosmetic is the only FDA approved drug treatment option for lateral canthal lines. The FDA approved Botox Cosmetic in […]

Virtual Surgical Planning Aids in Complex Facial Reconstructions

Philadelphia, Pa. (August 29, 2013) – Virtual surgical planning technologies give surgeons a powerful new tool for their most challenging facial reconstruction cases, reports a paper in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Use of virtual surgical planning allows for complex […]

Study Shows Combining Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Provide Excellent Patient Outcomes

Philadelphia, Pa. (August 20, 2013) – A combined technique of liposuction and tummy tuck—designed to reduce surgical trauma—provides excellent patient outcomes with a low complication rate, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, a […]

Study Shows Breast Reduction Improves Physical and Mental Well-being

Philadelphia, Pa. (July 30, 2013) – Breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study used the BREAST-Q© questionnaire, a well-validated survey […]

Fat Grafting for Breast Reconstruction Common for US Plastic Surgeons

Philadelphia, Pa. (July 1,2013) – Seventy percent of U.S. plastic surgeons have used fat grafting techniques for breast operations, but they are more likely to use it for breast reconstruction rather than cosmetic breast surgery, reports a survey study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American […]

Computer Modeling Reveals Secrets of How Skin Ages

  We constantly grow new skin and slough off the old. Until now, scientists have never agreed on exactly how this works, but new research from the University of Sheffield may provide the answer. Engineers and biologists at the University of Sheffield have shown how a recent theory– that skin has ‘sleeping’ stem cells which […]

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