Plastic Surgery Articles & Stories

Stronger Warning Labels Needed for Facial Fillers

Stronger Warning Labels Needed for Facial Fillers

Facial filler products appear to be a magical solution to reversing aging and its many reversals. However, many of the chemicals used in fillers do have the potential to leave behind blotches, scars, and under-skin bumps. An independent panel believes that there the labels for these products d... Read More


Cosmetic Surgery Tax

Cosmetic Surgery Tax

A majority of Americans oppose the inclusion of a five percent tax on cosmetic medical procedures, according to a recently released survey. Read More


New Breast Implant To Be Silicone Alternative

New Breast Implant To Be Silicone Alternative

Women who undergo breast augmentation are left with deciding whether they want the natural look of silicone gel or the safety of saline. New technology known as the IDEAL IMPLANT Saline-filled Breast Implant looks to offer the best of both options. Clinical trials are underway for the first ma... Read More


Breast Enlargement Pills Come With Uncertainty and Concerns

Breast Enlargement Pills Come With Uncertainty and Concerns

In today's world, many women long for better curves and ways of enhancing their look. It's widely known that many women are displeased with their cup size or the visual aspects of their breasts. So it's no surprise that some are exploring the option of breast enlargement pills to enhance their... Read More


Divorce, Weight Issues, Antidepressants Age the Face

Divorce, Weight Issues, Antidepressants Age the Face

A study on identical twins found that certain environmental factors can override genetics and dramatically add signs of age to a person’s face. The key culprits are divorce, antidepressant use and weight gain or loss, according to findings published on the Web-based version of Plastic... Read More


Pre-Surgery Smoking-Cessation Program Successful

Pre-Surgery Smoking-Cessation Program Successful

More than a third of the patients who participated in an eight-week kick-the-habit program that started before a scheduled surgery and continued after were able to stop smoking – and were still tobacco-free a year later, according to a recent report.     Moreover, patien... Read More


Expert Commentary: Stacie D. McClane, M.D., F.A.C.S. - May 12, 2009

Expert Commentary: Stacie D. McClane, M.D., F.A.C.S. - May 12, 2009

Congratulations to the patients in the study that were able to stop smoking and remain tobacco-free.  This is not an easy goal to reach and maintain.  Smoking cessation is a fantastic way to improve one’s overall lifestyle.  Aside from improved post surgical healing and... Read More


Can Acupuncture Reverse Wrinkles and Sags?

Can Acupuncture Reverse Wrinkles and Sags?

For centuries, when China's rich and famous started to grow wrinkled and saggy with age, they fought back with a form of acupuncture known as mei zen, which means "beautiful person." Not long ago, this technique arrived in the United States, giving Americans an alternative to Botox, fillers a... Read More


If Left Untreated, Varicose Veins Can Pose Risks

If Left Untreated, Varicose Veins Can Pose Risks

Varicose veins are an unsightly nuissance for one in two people over 50 who enjoy wearing warm weather clothing during summer months. For many people, the aesthetic benefit of getting treatment to clear up these bulging, ropy, or bruised looking veins offers enough incentive. However, few peo... Read More


Plastic Surgery, the Who and What of It

Plastic Surgery, the Who and What of It

Ever wonder who's getting plastic surgery? For the most part, it's women. Statistics compiled by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that of the 11.5 million cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures done in 2005, over 90% were preformed on women. In fact, surgical pro... Read More



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