Yearly Archives: 2010

28

Dec

Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011

Published: December 28, 2010

Looking ahead to the New Year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) spoke with plastic surgeons around the country to come up with a list of “predictions” for plastic surgery in 2011. Three areas where they see growth is facelifts, injectables, and body contouring. As the economy improves, the society believes the demand … Continue reading Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011

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19

Dec

Study Evaluates Alloderm for Prevention of Breast Reconstruction Complications

Published: December 19, 2010

A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examines the use of accellular cadaveric dermis (ACD) as an alternative to the total sub-muscular approach in breast reconstruction. During the breast reconstruction study, an Alloderm ACD – a bioengineered tissue substitute – created a “retaining envelope” for the breast implant, which was hypothesized to reduce … Continue reading Study Evaluates Alloderm for Prevention of Breast Reconstruction Complications

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17

Dec

Despite Initial Scalp Numbness, Most Patient would Undergo Brow Lift Again

Published: December 17, 2010

As the forehead naturally descends with aging, it can age the face by causing frown lines, creases across the forehead and a low or sagging brow. Brow lift surgery helps minimize these characteristic. The traditional open brow lift and the endoscopic brow lift are the common techniques used to perform the surgery. The open brow … Continue reading Despite Initial Scalp Numbness, Most Patient would Undergo Brow Lift Again

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7

Dec

Dr. Kim Opens New Office Location in Katy, Texas

Published: December 7, 2010

Dr. Sugene Kim of SGK Plastic Surgery and the Institute of Advanced Breast Reconstruction is proud to announce the opening of her new office in Katy, Texas. Residents in West Houston and the Katy area will be able to choose from a wide variety of cosmetic surgery procedures for the face, breast and body at … Continue reading Dr. Kim Opens New Office Location in Katy, Texas

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1

Dec

CNN Highlights Need for Breast Cancer Patients to Know Reconstruction Options

Published: December 1, 2010

A recent CNN story tells the story of breast cancer patient Elizabeth Anderson and how she found a breast reconstruction procedure that would work for her. The story highlights the need for plastic surgeons to be involved in the treatment of breast cancer patients and says that 7 in 10 breast cancer survivors may be … Continue reading CNN Highlights Need for Breast Cancer Patients to Know Reconstruction Options

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20

Nov

Injectable Gel for Breast Enhancement Studied in Europe

Published: November 20, 2010

A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal examined whether an injectable gel could be an alternative to surgical breast augmentation. The hyaluronic acid-based gel Macrolane was assessed for the safety and efficacy of the procedure and the gel for breast enhancement. Macrolane is make by Q-Med, which also makes Restylane, and the … Continue reading Injectable Gel for Breast Enhancement Studied in Europe

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13

Nov

Breast Reconstruction Patients Prefer Silicone Implants

Published: November 13, 2010

Breast cancer patients who undergo mastectomy and then breast reconstruction prefer silicone implants over saline implants, according to a new study. The study, published in the online edition of the journal Cancer, surveyed 482 women who had breast reconstruction surgery with implants after undergoing double mastectomy. Of those women, 176 chose silicone implants and 306 … Continue reading Breast Reconstruction Patients Prefer Silicone Implants

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4

Nov

How Breast Surgery May Advance Regenerative Medicine

Published: November 4, 2010

Could breast surgery lead to a breakthrough in the field of regenerative medicine? The latest issue Wired magazine reports that Cytori Therapeutics, a biotech company, is working toward using stem cells from fat to help the body rebuild itself. CEO Chris Calhoun says his firm has figured out a way to augment and rebuild breasts … Continue reading How Breast Surgery May Advance Regenerative Medicine

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31

Oct

Facelift Patients Report High Satisfaction after Surgery, Study Finds

Published: October 31, 2010

More than 96 percent of facelift patients reported a more youthful appearance after surgery and felt they looked about 11 years younger, on average, because of the surgery, according to a new study. Dr. Eric Swanson, the study’s author, says that patient satisfaction and the effects of surgery on quality of life are two of … Continue reading Facelift Patients Report High Satisfaction after Surgery, Study Finds

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23

Oct

Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Information on Breast Reconstruction

Published: October 23, 2010

A recent survey of 762 breast cancer patients who were eligible for breast reconstruction found that 43 percent did not receive information about breast reconstruction options when making treatment decisions at diagnosis. Kim Thiboldeaux, president and CEO of the nonprofit Cancer Support Community (CSC), which conducted the survey, said, “It is critical that women get … Continue reading Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Information on Breast Reconstruction

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