Survey: Patients Prefer Enduring Results Over Low Cost

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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New Topical Botox Drug Shows Promising Results

In a recent study of 270 patients undergoing treatment with an experimental topical botulinum toxin, 89 percent of subjects showed a statistically significant improvement in their crows feet. The possibility of a topical Botulinum toxin product entering the already competitive non-invasive procedure market is exciting. The gel under investigation is currently called RT001, and it’s

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Tummy Tuck Recovery: What to Expect

Following up on our previous post about tummy tuck surgery, here’s a brief guide to the recovery period. Admiring her new, slimmer waistline in the mirror, it was hard to imagine that just a short time ago A.B. was leaving the surgery center to recover after her tummy tuck. After the birth of her third

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Double Eyelid Surgery: A Popular Procedure in the East

An increasing number of Chinese people are turning to cosmetic surgery, and it’s often younger women going under the knife, according to Reuters News. Their favorite procedures often include facial plastic surgery such as double eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty, as well as body enhancement procedures. In China, many younger people view cosmetic surgery as a

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Weight Loss is Best Before Breast Reduction, Study Advises

The best results from breast reduction come when patients lose weight first, according to a new study in the September edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the ASPS. The study analyzed a group of women who (except for one) chose bariatric surgery to achieve major weight loss. 15 of the patients

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Problems with Medical Tourism Are Many, Says Plastic Surgeon

Medical tourism may seem like a viable alternative to plastic surgery stateside, but there are many possible issues with going abroad for surgery, according to the Huffington Post. Some savvy internet users may be able to find what seems like a low rate for a plastic surgery procedure abroad when compared to prices domestically, according

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Questions About Breast Feeding and Breast Augmentation

Some of the most common breast augmentation questions are about breast feeding, both before and after surgery. To answer these questions, you should have an in-depth discussion with your plastic surgeon. For now, here are some general answers to the most frequently asked questions. Can I breast feed with implants? The presence of a saline

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How to Rejuvenate the Neck Area: Surgery or Spa

Whether one is bothered by wrinkles, loose skin, or loss of jaw-line angularity, the neck is a frequently mentioned area of concern. Fortunately, cosmetic surgeons and aestheticians are providing a wide variety of options for neck rejuvenation. Skin rejuvenation: chemical peels and facials Wrinkles and crepey skin on the neck are very common. Some are

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Recent Study Investigates Safety of Immediate Breast Reconstruction

A new study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery shows a low rate of complications in breast reconstruction immediately after mastectomy. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the results shown in this study “alleviate concerns that immediate reconstruction leads to increased complications” and make a strong argument for immediate breast reconstruction, Reduced psychological

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