Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery

  • GalaFORM 3D Mesh

    Board certified plastic surgeons Dr. William P. Adams Jr. and Dr. Bruce Van Natta discuss the exciting...

  • Buttock Augmentation

    Buttock augmentation is a procedure that is not as commonly performed as other cosmetic surgery procedures in...

  • Korea Hopes to Become Medical Tourism Hub

    Korea is already a popular destination for patients from across the Far East seeking cost-effective plastic surgery and other medical treatment. Now, government officials plan to promote the country as a medical tourism destination. The number of foreigners who are heading to Korea for cosmetic procedures and pricey plastic surgery is on...

  • Plastic Surgeon with Drug Problem is Focus of Lawsuit

    A plastic surgeon in Greenwich, CT, who died of a heroin overdose is at the center of a lawsuit against the hospital that granted him surgical privileges. A hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut has been hit with a new lawsuit over the mishandling of a drug-addicted doctor. This is the ninth case...

  • Male Breast Reduction Fastest Growing Cosmetic Surgery in UK

    Male breast reduction surgery is a touchy subject. But, in the UK, men are tackling their ‘moobs’ head on, making gynecomastia surgery more popular than ever. For the second year in a row, male breast reduction surgery is the fastest growing plastic surgery procedure in England, the BBC News reports. According to the...

  • Angelina Jolie Facelift Rumors Revived with Suspicious Pics

    Angelina Jolie had insiders wondering whether she had a facelift last year after a candid photo showed suspicious looking scars behind her ears. Now, new paparazzi pics have rumors swirling once again. Being one of the most beautiful women in the world, Angelina Jolie is undoubtedly used to the naysayers who prefer...

  • Liposuction Less Risky with New Techniques

    Liposuction has come a long way since its inception, with the development of new technologies designed to remove fat more efficiently. Now, a new study reveals what works, and what doesn’t, and which techniques are safest. Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries worldwide, and the development of new techniques...

  • Researchers Focus on Growing Human Body Parts

    New technologies have led to quantum leaps in regenerative medicine, including the ability to engineer human tissue. Next, researchers hope to grow new organs in the lab. Many doctors have specialties, but Dr. Francois Auger has an unconventional one: growing human skin. Dr. Auger leads a team of researchers at one of Canada’s top...

  • Sex Change Surgery a Tax Write-Off, Court Says

    Sex change surgery would seem a deeply personal matter, not one to share with your tax accountant. But, in a landmark case, the U.S. Tax Court has determined patients can deduct the cost of gender reassignment procedures. A woman who battled the IRS over a tax deduction for the costs of her sex-change...

  • Plastic Surgeons Making Housecalls Online

    Plastic surgeons are offering online consultations to potential patients at a rising rate. But is this safe? Online consultations may soon replace traditional office visits for those curious about plastic surgery. And, some plastic surgeons are using these virtual meetings to compete for patients. In less than a year, SurgeonHouseCall.com has recruited more than...

  • Plastic Surgery Ads in Spain May Be Banned to Late-Night TV

    Plastic surgery is a touchy topic in Spain, it seems, to the point that government officials want to limit how much the nation’s youth knows about nips and tucks. The Spanish government is taking steps to limit what young television viewers know about plastic surgery. Advertising Age reported that the lower chamber of Spain’s...

  • Nose Jobs May Be Unnecessary for Certain Patients

    Nose jobs may be unnecessary for patients suffering from a deviated septum, thanks to new innovations in plastic surgery. Innovations in surgery may eliminate unnecessary nose jobs for some patients. A report in the January/February issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery indicates that the method of attaching a durable polymer called polydioxanone to...

  • Plastic Surgery Creates Blinking Device

    Plastic surgery can’t allow the blind to see, but it can now give the ability to blink back to those who have lost it. Many people who suffer facial paralysis due to injury or illness, such as a stroke, lose the ability to close their eyes. And losing this ability can result in...

  • Botox Injections Helpful for Depression?

    Botox has its place in smoothing out wrinkles, but theories abound that it could be helpful for depression. A psychiatric expert has proposed Botox as a treatment for depression. Eva Ritvo, M.D., author and vice-chair of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami, shared a memory in a recent...

  • Lip Injections May Add Youth to the Face

    Lip injections may prove to be just the thing for women who want to look younger without spending lots of money on expensive plastic surgery. New research suggests that women who want to look years younger may not need to undergo any major plastic surgery — at least not yet. For now, a simple...

  • Liposuction with Vibration Promises Patient Comfort

    Liposuction emerges in yet another form, thanks to the new “custom acoustics” technique.  The new procedure not only requires less exertion from a surgeon, but also results in less bruising and discomfort to patients. An innovative liposuction procedure, new to the market, joins the lengthening line of improvements in fat removal technology. The “LipoVibe” technique is a form of...

  • Liposuction Possible Factor in Executive’s Death

    Liposuction is a possible factor in the Singapore death of a top-ranking executive. The clinic in question has been barred from performing further lipo procedures. On December 30, a 44-year-old property firm executive named Franklin Heng died after undergoing a liposuction procedure at Reves Clinic in Orchard Road, Singapore. In light of his death...

  • Plastic Surgery Put to Use in Vaginal Rejuvenation

    Plastic surgery plays a big role in body changes that were once unheard of.  Vaginal rejuvination is still a fairly rare procedure,  but is slowly on the rise among women in the United States. Although once a taboo subject, a slowly increasing number of women are opting for vaginal rejuvenation, according to statistics from the...

  • Plastic Surgery Hides Bride’s Face from Family

    Plastic surgery is not uncommon among brides-to-be who want to look their best for the big day. A bride in India went a few extra steps by using cosmetic surgery to conceal her identity and secretly marry her fiance. A woman in India recently went to the extreme of having plastic surgery to change her...

  • Tummy Tucks Made Tidy With TissuGlu

    Tummy tucks can result in fluid buildup if tissue flaps come loose post-operatively. Now, a new product promises to prevent this outcome. A new sprayable surgical adhesive designed for tummy tuck patients allows surgeons to re-bind the loose tissue flaps created during a surgery. Created by Cohera Medical, the new TissuGlu may become...