ASPS Survey Taps Top Markets For Regional Plastic Surgery Data

Regional trends in plastic surgery patients and procedures differ and they do not always match that of national trends, according to a recent survey conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS Member Surgeons located in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. (including Baltimore, Md.) were surveyed on how their practices compared […]

ASPS Studies Re Evaluate Psychological Benefits And Health Concerns Of Silicone Breast Implants

Plastic surgeons are re-evaluating past scientific findings and developing new knowledge about the effects of silicone breast implants. A recent supplement to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R) (PRS), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), sheds new light on the psychological impact and health concerns of silicone breast implants. Body Image […]

Men Need More Botox Than Women

A review published in Dermatologic Therapy reveals that men can be treated with Botox for cosmetic procedures in the same way as women but require higher doses of Botox in all treatment areas. There has recently become a growing interest in cosmetic procedures by men. Although most practices see a majority of women, the number […]

Significant Changes In Plastic Surgery Expected In 2008

Disappointed with results from the last few years’ much ballyhooed “lunch hour” and “weekend” cosmetic surgery procedures, people interested in facial rejuvenation are expected to pursue more reliably effective approaches in 2008. According to Jeffrey Spiegel, MD, chief of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center, people […]

Specialists In Pediatric Reconstructive And Adult Cosmetic Surgery Join Cedars Sinai Medical Group

Internationally renowned reconstructive surgeons John Reinisch, M.D., and his colleague Sheryl Lewin, M.D., have joined the Cedars Sinai Medical Group. The two plastic surgeons will provide corrective and cosmetic surgery to children and adults. In joining the medical group, Reinisch also becomes the director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Reinisch, […]

Caffeine’s Use In Cosmetic Dermatology

A new study recently published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology reports on the discovery of caffeine’s novel benefit in slenderizing thighs. The Brazilian researchers studied 99 women treated with a cream consisting mostly of a 7 percent caffeine solution. The women used the cream twice daily for 30 days. When the researchers took their […]

CTFA Changes Name To The Personal Care Products Council, Launches Consumer Information Web Site On Product Safety

At the annual fall meeting of the National Conference of State Legislatures in Phoenix, the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association, announced it is changing its name to the Personal Care Products Council and launched an ambitious new consumer information Web site that contains in-depth information about cosmetic safety. Founded in 1894, the Washington, D.C.-based Council […]

Pectoral Etching: A Viable Option For Men With Poorly Defined Chests, ASPS Study Finds

For men with mild gynecomastia or excess breast tissue, the shame of their pecs can be paralyzing. Pectoral etching is proving to be a viable option for men who do not want pectoral implants but want to feel more comfortable with their chest, according to a study in December’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R) (PRS), the […]

Plastic Surgeons Lead By Example, Fueling The World Journey Of Smiles

Founded 25 years ago by plastic surgeons, Operation Smile has treated more than 100,000 children with cleft lip and cleft palates throughout the world demonstrating that no other specialty can approach what plastic surgery does in reconstructing patients, restoring dignity and changing lives. This November, nearly 300 plastic surgeons lent their expertise to the World […]

Some Soldiers Can Undergo Surgery For Facial Fractures In War Zones

Some soldiers can undergo surgery for facial fracture without being taken out of war zones, as long as they meet certain criteria, says an article in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery (JAMA/Archives), November/December issue. Approximately 61% of all US patients wounded during Operation Iraqi Freedom experienced a head and neck injury, the authors explained. “Prior […]