Plastic Surgeons Discuss Corrective Ear Surgery Options

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Despite advances in corrective ear surgery, many plastic surgeons prefer to use a patient’s own tissues for the procedure, according to a recent survey by the ASPS. The survey, which asked a range of questions about corrective ear surgery, aimed to determine if new and emerging tissue products might win over plastic surgeons. A large

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Surgeons Improve Tummy Tuck Safety with Liposuction Technique

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A plastic surgeon’s technique combining liposuction with the tummy tuck has been shown to help control the risk of a post-operative problem called seroma. A study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery documents the technique, which “helps avoid seroma without the need to place a drain after the abdominoplasty procedure,” according to

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Restylane Lip Augmentation Earns FDA Approval

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Patients seeking lip augmentation may now choose Restylane, which has earned FDA approval for the procedure, according to its manufacturer Medicis. While plastic surgeons in the past had largely used Restylane for its previous FDA approved treatment of lines and wrinkles, this new approval opens up the doors for Restylane lip augmentation. Previously, though it

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Survey: Patients Prefer Enduring Results Over Low Cost

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Two new patient surveys show that many are seeking inexpensive facial treatments, but would prefer to have a procedure with long-lasting results. The surveys suggest that the recent recession has caused people to delay facial plastic surgery in favor of simpler, but less effective, procedures. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, patients

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