Botox Isn’t the Only Way to Turn Back Time

Searching for something cheaper and less invasive than Botox to improve your appearance? All you have to do is smile, according to a new study published in Psychology and Aging. The study enlisted the help of 154 young, middle-aged and older adult study participants to estimate the ages of 171 faces of young, middle-aged and

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Obese Women More Likely to Suffer Complications Following Breast Surgery

According to a new study published in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), women who are considered to be medically obese, face a substantially higher risk of complications after undergoing elective breast surgery, in comparison to non-obese women undergoing identical procedures.

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Botox Sales See Rapid Growth in Europe

Despite widespread financial crisis in Europe, Botox sales have continued to grow rapidly over the past year. The demand for other non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as filers that reduce creases around the mouth, as well as invasive surgical procedures such as breast implants, have also seen a significant increase in sales, proving that a gloomy

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Plastic Surgeons Discuss Corrective Ear Surgery Options

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

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

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

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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