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The Dangers of Some Plastic Surgery “Bargains”

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The Dangers of Some Plastic Surgery “Bargains”

If you’ve ever seen billboards or ads for discounted plastic surgery, beware, it may be too good to be true, according to a recent posting on AOL’s Stylelist website. Some of these “bargains” could be at the cost of safety. “To get the cost down, they could be cutting back on things like general anesthesia. …

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Men Embrace the Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

The “mommy makeover” is a cosmetic surgery trend in which new moms get several procedures—typically a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and/or breast lift—to help return their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shape. Although women receive the majority of plastic surgery, more men, often dads, are electing for cosmetic procedures. According to recent statistics from the American …

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Study Examines Botox’s Effect on Emotions

A new study published in the journal Emotion examines whether Botox injections have an effect on the patient’s emotional experience. Joshua Davis and Ann Senghas, Barnard College professors who led the research, wanted to see if feedback from facial expressions influences emotional experience. They compared the self-reported emotional experiences of those with Botox injections (which …

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Plastic Surgery Surges Among New Grads

Plastic surgery is gaining popularity among teens aged 18 and 19, reports Crain’s New York Business, and has even become a popular graduation present. Last year 8,199 U.S. teenagers aged 18 and 19 had breast enlargements—more than triple the number in 2001, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The increase came …

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New Study Compares Female Plastic Surgeons to Males

A recent study conducted by the ASPRS says that female plastic surgeons are less likely to be married and more likely to be childless or have children later in life than their male colleagues. While this is not necessarily true for Dr. Kim, most female plastic surgeons work similar hours, practice about the same number …

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“Connect the Docs” to Give Breast Reconstruction Patients the Best Care

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has joined forces with the American Society of Breast Surgeons on behalf of female breast cancer patients. By advocating the inclusion of plastic surgeons in the treatment planning process, it is hoped that breast cancer patients will get better care and surgical outcomes. A recent meeting in NYC brought …

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Stem Cell Researchers Solve Problem of Cell Death

The problem of stem cell fragility, a major hurdle that has long-hindered the progress of stem cell research, has been solved. Scientists working with the Scripps Research Institute say they have identified the mechanisms responsible for stem cell fragility. During the culture process, stem cells frequently die unless very meticulous, labor-intensive steps are taken to …

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How to Measure Success in Cosmetic Breast Surgery

Cosmetic breast surgery is clearly more than a simple appearance change. A multitude of factors affect the patient’s health and quality of life after the procedure. Last August, several physicians published an article outlining 6 important factors that define successful breast surgery. A brief summary of those factors is below: Enhanced Breast Appearance Improving your …

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Trends in Breast Augmentation Discussed in Study

Some of the most popular trends in breast augmentations were outlined in a March 2009 study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Using electronic surveys, plastic surgeons from all over the country were asked about breast enhancement procedures they were offering. Much of the data reflected cosmetic surgery performed in the South and Southwest regions, …

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Scientists Study Breast Regrowth Procedure for Breast Reconstruction

Australian scientists are hoping that a new procedure will allow breast regeneration after a mastectomy. If it is proven successful, the procedure could replace breast reconstruction with synthetic implants. Trials are set to begin with real human patients very soon. A biodegradable chamber is placed within the chest, containing stem cells obtained from the patient’s …

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