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Breast Reduction Can Provide Cosmetic and Functional Benefits

A breast-reduction surgery is a procedure designed to reduce the breasts in size and volume. This helps improve the overall look and shape of the breasts, adds balance and proportion, and resolves breast asymmetries. It is the ideal treatment for women who have overly large breasts that are causing cosmetic and functional problems throughout their […]

Nanofat Grafting Improves Scarring And Skin Quality

Nanofat grafting softens scars, reduces skin discoloration and makes wrinkles less prominent, according to a new Swiss study by Semra Uyulmaz, MD, et al, published in Aesthetic Surgery (April 2018). The researchers treated 52 patients—40 scars plus six patients with wrinkles and six patients with discoloration—using nanofat grafts prepared by a standard emulsification and filtration […]

Plastic surgery done in developing countries can carry substantial risks of complications

Patients traveling to developing countries for plastic surgery procedures may experience severe complications—requiring extensive and costly treatment after they return to the United States, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The costs of treating complications due to […]

More than just a cosmetic procedure — ‘tummy tuck’ reduces back pain and incontinence

In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty (‘tummy tuck’) surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. Although abdominoplasty is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it also improves two of the most common physical […]

What to Expect from a Breast Lift Surgery

As women age, different aspects of their bodies begin to change. One area that exhibits a significant change is the breast region. Over the course of time, the breasts may begin to lose shape and firmness. This becomes more severe as the skin loses its elasticity, making it unable to hold the breasts in a […]

Formula Proves Scarlett Johansson Has the Perfect Kissable Lips

Researchers have determined that women whose upper and lower lips are exactly the same thickness are deemed to have the most desirable pouts. And Scarlett Johansson hits the perfect ratio of 1:1. The findings come from a study of 560 plastic surgeons and the same number of members of the public, drawn from 35 nations. […]

The vampire molecule: scientists discover why young blood helps reverse aging

The notion that young blood has rejuvenating properties has inspired many, including Hollywood. In the HBO show Silicon Valley, the character Gavin Belson has a ‘transfusion associate’ named Bryce. (HBO) Young blood has rejuvenating, anti-aging properties that scientists are trying to tap into. A new study published in the journal Cell Reports now brings us […]

‘Botox’ improves appearance of facial scars in reconstructive surgery

In patients undergoing reconstructive surgery of the face, treatment with botulinum toxin A (BTX-A, or ‘Botox’) can improve the final appearance of surgical scars, reports a clinical trial in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®. “This study demonstrates that early post-surgical botulinum toxin injections can produce better, narrower, and flatter facial surgical scars,” […]

The Unexpected Benefit Botox May Have On Oily Skin

It’s an off-label use, but it’s gaining popularity. BOTOX MAY BE BEST KNOWN FOR SMOOTHING OUT FINE LINES AND WRINKLES, BUT SINCE IT WAS APPROVED BY THE FDA FOR COSMETIC USE IN 2002, THE INJECTABLE HAS EVOLVED FROM A PURELY REACTIVE MEASURE TO A PREVENTATIVE ONE, TOO. AT A BASIC LEVEL, BOTOX INHIBITS MUSCLE CONTRACTION […]

Restore Your Youthful Look with Thermage

At some point in all of our lives, there comes a time when the signs of aging begin to take a toll on our youthful good looks. These signs may appear as wrinkles, fine lines, and even saggy skin. There are a wide range of surgical options available to remedy these problems, but invasive surgery […]

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