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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New Topical Botox Drug Shows Promising Results

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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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Double Eyelid Surgery: A Popular Procedure in the East

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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

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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

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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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