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Stagnant Economy Stimulates More Plastic Surgery Specials and Discounts

It’s no surprise that the current state of the global economy has negatively impacted the success of many once thriving businesses and industry leaders. Earlier this year, the plastic surgery industry was widely considered to be immune to the economic downturn, but it appears that global economic losses may have caught up with plastic surgeons. …

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Plastic Surgeons Need More Defined Preliminary Psychological Assessments for Patients

A surprising 13.5 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in the U.S. just last year. Despite the cosmetic surgery industry’s rise to mainstream acceptability, the sector remains largely unregulated when it comes to preliminary psychological assessments for potential patients. Psychological health is an important factor that should be taken into consideration during the consultation process. …

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National BRA Day Launched to Increase Breast Reconstruction Awareness

In an effort to increase awareness for the breast reconstruction options of mastectomy patients, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF) organized the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. National BRA Day will be launched on October 17, 2012. The effort includes the U.S. and 20 other countries attempting …

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FDA Review of Silicone Implants: Updates on Safety and MRI Requirement

New data was just released by the FDA regarding the safety of silicone breast implants. After two days of discussion with doctors and manufacturers, officials briefed the media about their current position. You can read a transcript of the media briefing, during which NPR reporter Nancy Shute asked: how often should women be getting a …

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Italian Study Looks at Combined Rhinoplasty and Chin Augmentation

A new study published in JAMA’s Facial Plastic Surgery journal takes a closer look at procedures that combine rhinoplasty and chin augmentation to enhance facial profile. Surgeons at the University of Verona evaluated 90 surgical cases performed over a span of 2 years. They assessed the long term stability and aesthetic outcome of simultaneous chin …

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More Women Need to Be Informed About Breast Reconstruction Options

Cutting-edge detection and treatment options have made breast cancer a lesser threat. But beating cancer is only half the battle. Breast reconstruction is the next step in recovery for most women. The Women’s Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 has made is possible for many women to gain access to affordable or fully-covered reconstruction …

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Silicone Breast Implants – A 50-Year Retrospective

Once controversial, they are now safer and more effective than ever Throughout their half-century history, silicone breast implants have been the subject of heated debate. Few medical devices have experienced such longevity, despite being banned by the FDA for 14 years, from 1992-2006. And breast implants remain among most popular procedures in plastic surgery. According …

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