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N.Y. Times Explores Ethnic Differences in Plastic Surgery

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Monthly Archives: February 2011

N.Y. Times Explores Ethnic Differences in Plastic Surgery

Different ethnic groups are choosing plastic surgery that is “tailored to their cultural preferences and ideals of beauty,” according to an article in the New York Times. It found there are procedure trends within different ethnic groups in New York City. “When a patient comes in from a certain ethnic background and of a certain …

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Survey Investigates Surgeons’ Liposuction Preferences

Today there is a wide array of liposuction techniques, but which ones do surgeons prefer? A survey of plastic surgeons that explored their preferences on liposuction found that suction-assisted lipectomy (SAL), which is considered traditional liposuction, was the preferred method of fat removal for over half of respondents. “In a field that is so rapidly …

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ASPS Statistics Show Plastic Surgery Up Five Percent in 2010

New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showed that 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed last year in the United States, a 5 percent increase from 2009. The Society links the increase to the rise in consumer confidence. “The financial markets are at a two year high, we’re seeing …

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Dr. Kim Discusses Issue of Awake Cosmetic Surgery

“Nipped, tucked and wide awake, ”a recent women’s health article on msnbc.com is getting a fair amount of attention because it explores an issue in cosmetic surgery that could become an alarming trend. “Awake cosmetic surgery” is marketed under the guise of lower cost or lower anesthesia risk. But the acutal cost may be much …

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