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Freezing Wrinkles a Possible Alternative to Botox

April 13, 2011

A new technique that temporarily banishes wrinkles by freezing facial nerves has shown great promise in early clinical trials, according to researchers. If approved by the FDA, the technique could provide an alternative to Botox and Dysport, the two major brands of injectable Botulinum toxin type A. Botox and Dysport are non-invasive alternatives to surgical […]

Delayed Breast Reconstruction Correlated with Patient Satisfaction

April 8, 2011

According to a new study by the NHS Information Centre, it seems that women who delay reconstructive breast surgery following their mastectomies are happier with the results than those women who had immediate breast reconstruction. Researchers found that 76 percent of the women who decided to wait were satisfied with their new breast’s appearance, while […]

Pioneer in Plastic Surgery Healed Bodies and Minds of WWII Heroes

March 30, 2011

He was known as “the Maestro,” the Royal Air Force plastic surgeon who transformed the face of his profession as he treated pilots who were badly burned during World War II. Sir Archibald McIndoe, who was recently remembered in the Journal of Burn Care & Research, also realized the value of social reintegration earlier than […]

Many Breast Reconstruction Patients are Ill-Informed About Their Options

March 23, 2011

A recent article in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has revealed that a number of women treated with mastectomy were not well-informed about breast reconstruction. Since these patients were heavily involved in making serious decisions about treatment with their doctors, study authors Clara N. Lee and her colleagues fear that breast reconstruction patients […]

New Technique Could Help Grow Breasts After Mastectomy

March 18, 2011

It may soon be possible for women around the world to regrow their breasts with little more than the cells from their own bodies, according to doctors in the UK and Australia. The breast reconstruction technique involves implanting a plastic mould beneath the skin and then injecting the area with the patient’s own stem cells […]

Topical Botox Drug Still Waiting on Further Study and Approval

March 8, 2011

As the economy rebounds, sales of wrinkle-blockers like Botox and Dysport are increasing in plastic surgeons’ offices nationwide. Many consumers however, may be waiting for a game-changing version of botulinum toxin – in the form a topical wrinkle treatment. Both Botox and Dysport, while they are distributed by different companies, contain similar formulations of botulinum […]

TODAY Show Life Changers: Cosmetic Breast Surgery

February 25, 2011

Two different women with different problems, both related to their breasts, recently appeared on the TODAY show. Erica wanted to undergo a breast augmentation, while Jeanne was prepared for a breast reduction to help improve her body proportion and relieve discomfort. Both women appeared on TODAY show about 2 weeks after surgery.  Visit […]

Facial Surgeons Focused on Non-Invasive Procedures in 2010

February 25, 2011

Along with ASPS, other organizations are releasing statistics from their yearly survey, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). However, their report has a slightly different spin, showing that about 75 percent of procedures done by their members were non-surgical. But they also show a 45 percent increase in the number […]

2010 Plastic Surgery Statistics Rebound With Economy

February 11, 2011

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released their annual procedural statistics report yesterday, showing a 5 percent increase in cosmetic procedures for 2010. According to the ASPS, 13.1 million procedures were performed in the U.S. last year, including plastic surgery and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. 5.3 million reconstructive procedures were performed as well, showing a […]

TODAY Show Features Mommy Makeover Surgery

February 11, 2011

Moms are usually overjoyed after the birth of a child, but they also find it hard to restore their bodies to a youthful shape. In these cases, some women elect to have a series of cosmetic surgery procedures called the “mommy makeover,” which typically includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift or augmentation. […]

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