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Skincare for Men: Simple Steps Without the Hassle

For most men, a “skincare regimen” likely consists of a splash of water and maybe dab 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...

  • 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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • 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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • 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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • 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...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 –...

  • The Surgeon Minute
    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...

  • The Surgeon Minute
    Fat Removal Through Cool New Technology

    Fat removal is often the goal of a cosmetic surgery procedure. This video highlights three new fat-zapping...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    Stem Cell Technology May Improve Fat Grafting Results

    Stem cell technology may improve fat grafting results. This could mean good news for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, from breast augmentation to repairing facial trauma. Medical technology company Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. is combining fat grafting with stem cell technology to create an effective procedure for women who need breast augmentation, be it...

  • Breakthroughs in Plastic Surgery
    Breast Implants $46.5M Settlement, Who Gets the Money?

    Breast implants settlement money was in the hands of plastic surgery attorney John O’Quinn. He died in October 2009. Who gets the money? Following the death of plastic surgery attorney John O’Quinn, his estate has agreed to pay around $46 million dollars to more than 3,000 female clients who had been overbilled....