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Botox Blunders: What to Look For and How to Avoid Mistakes

When it comes to plastic surgery procedures, Botox blunders seems to be a popular subject. Mistakes can easily...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • The Surgeon Minute
    Plastic Surgery Can Turn that Frown Upside Down

    Plastic surgery is not just for those who want to stay forever young. New surgical techniques can help patients suffering from frowning mouth deformity, giving them good reason to smile. New rejuvenation procedures may be effective in correcting frowning mouth deformity, according to a new study. Currently available techniques only offer partial correction of...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • The Surgeon Minute
    Dermal Filler Minimizes Wrinkles Without the Ouch

    Dermal fillers are a popular treatment to minimize wrinkles and eliminate the signs of aging. Now, the FDA has approved a new version of a popular filler premixed with lidocaine to take away the sting. The FDA has approved a new dermal filler that contains enough lidocaine to provide nearly instantaneous numbing for...

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    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

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    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

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    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

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    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...

  • The Surgeon Minute
    Facelift Without That Stretched Look

    Facelift patients often worry their skin will look pulled too tight as a result of plastic surgery. Dr. Daniel Man explains how a unique surgical technique can create more natural results in this video interview. In today’s media-saturated culture, aging gracefully is a dying art. Women find themselves competing with images of young...

  • The Surgeon Minute
    Liposuction That Melts Fat and Tightens Skin? SmartLipo!

    Liposuction has entered a new era. There’s now a procedure that melts fat and tightens skin –...

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    Look Younger with Fractional Laser Skin Treatments

    Look younger with fractional laser skin treatments, and get shorter recovery time, too. Dr. Brett Snyder explains...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...