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Report Shows Google Glass Holds Promise for Use in Plastic Surgery

March 2, 2015 – The “wearable technology” Google Glass has a wide range of possible applications in plastic surgery–with the potential to enhance surgical training, medical documentation, and patient safety, according to a special paper in the March 2015 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic […]

Study Shows Which Are the Safest Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

CHICAGO — Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including fillers, neurotoxins and laser and energy device procedures are exceedingly safe and have essentially no risk of serious adverse events, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study that analyzed more than 20,000 procedures around the country. This is believed to be the first large, multi-center study that prospectively analyzed […]

‘Selfie’ Phenomenon Drives Growth in Facial Plastic Surgery

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 […]

Injection Cosmetics Can Open the Door to Bacteria

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 […]

New 3-D Imaging Technique Helps with Liquid Facelift Complications

  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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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