Category Archives: Surgical Procedures

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Cosmetic Industry Sees Surge in Chin Augmentation

In 2011, chin augmentation saw a surprising increase in popularity among all demographics, making it one of the fastest growing trends in the cosmetic surgery industry. With a nearly 71 percent increase, chin augmentation has grown more than breast implants, Botox and liposuction combined.Chin augmentation was equally popular among both men and women this past …

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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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New Study Reveals Benefits of Waist-to-Height Ratio

Body mass index (BMI) is “out” and waist-to-height ratio is “in”, at least according to new research presented at an obesity conference in France. BMI – The Current Standard There are many health risks associated with being overweight and BMI has traditionally been used as a health screening tool. Using a simple conversion formula, BMI …

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New Survey Shows Social Media Influence on Facial Plastic Surgery

Who do you turn to when you have a question about your health? What sources would you seek out for information on facial plastic surgery before undergoing a procedure? Ten years ago, most people would have rattled off a long list of tangible sources – friends, family, physicians and nurses. Today, that’s simply not the …

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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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