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‘Selfie’ Phenomenon Drives Growth in Facial Plastic Surgery

Happy sexy blonde in bikini taking a self picture on a beautiful sunny beach

WASHINGTON, – The rise of ‘selfies’ is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The annual poll studies a select group of the organization’s 2,700 members to uncover the latest trends in facial plastic surgery. The study revealed […]

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Injection Cosmetics Can Open the Door to Bacteria

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Many people have ‘fillers’ injected into their facial tissue to give them ‘bee-stung lips’ or to smooth out their wrinkles. Unfortunately, a lot of cosmetic treatment customers experience unpleasant side effects in the form of tender subcutaneous lumps that are difficult to treat and which – in isolated cases – have led to lesions that […]

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New 3-D Imaging Technique Helps with Liquid Facelift Complications

In this image the cosmetic filler (green) is shown blocking a major vein in a mouse ear. This scenario can happen in human faces during facelift procedures.

Credit: Siavash Yousefi, U of Washington

  Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called “liquid facelifts” and are said to be minimally invasive. It’s rare, but sometimes things go wrong. In a matter of minutes, patients’ skin can turn […]

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New Insights Revealed Into Facial Transplantation

Boston, MA—In 2009, the first face transplant was performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), and lead surgeon, Dr. Bohdan Pomahac has been pioneering the procedure since. However, understanding the technical challenges, particularly around how the recipient accepts or rejects the donated face, is just beginning. Following any transplant, including facial transplant, T cells in […]

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Women’s Perception of Normal Genitalia Influenced by Modified Images

Women’s perceptions of what is considered normal and desirable female genitalia may be influenced by exposure to modified images, suggests a new study published today (20 December) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Requests for labiaplasty (reducing and making the labia minora symmetrical) has become the most widely performed female genital cosmetic […]

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Laser Therapy Shown to Be Highly Effective For Scar Prevention and Treatment

Philadelphia, Pa. (November 27, 2013) – Current laser therapy approaches are effective for treating excessive scars resulting from abnormal wound healing, concludes a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The review by Dr. Qingfeng Li and colleagues […]

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Ethics of Facial Transplantation is Evolving

Philadelphia, Pa. – Once viewed as an “outlandish morally objectionable” concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a “feasible and necessary treatment” for severely disfigured patients. The evolving ethical debate over face transplantation is analyzed in a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical […]

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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 […]

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Lawsuits Increasing Over Skin-related Laser Procedures Performed by Non-physicians

Skin-related laser procedures such as hair removal remain one of the most popular elective types of laser surgery performed in the United States today. To meet demand, more non-physicians are performing these procedures than ever before. A study published online Oct. 16 in JAMA Dermatology found that lawsuits related to procedures when non-physicians are operating […]

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Follow Up Body Contouring Improves Weight Control After Gastric Bypass

Philadelphia, Pa. (October 1, 2013) – Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “We demonstrated that patients with body contouring present […]

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