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A Brief Guide to Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

The transaxillary technique in breast augmentation uses an incision in the axilla. The axilla is the space beneath the shoulder through which vessels and nerves enter and leave the upper arm. It’s commonly known as the armpit. If you’re considering breast enhancement, you might think this technique is appealing because the incision (and scar) is […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2011
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Choosing a Plastic Surgeon: What Matters to Patients?

A recent study published in Annals of Plastic Surgery examines patient behavior when looking for a plastic surgeon. Doctors at the Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Institute of University of California said they wanted to “evaluate the relative importance of attributes that influence the selection and decision-making process when choosing a plastic surgeon.” To better understand […]

  • Posted on: Nov 12 2010
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Surgeons Measure First Impressions After Dermal Filler Injection

Can wrinkle correction change the image you project to the world? Surgeons at the Chicago Center for Facial Plastic Surgery sought to answer that question in a recent paper published in Dermatologic Surgery. While many studies have documented the physical results achieved with dermal fillers like Restylane and Juvederm, few, if any, studies have documented […]

  • Posted on: Nov 12 2010
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Patients Report High Satisfaction After Facelift Surgery

Women and men who undergo facial rejuvenation surgery can experience a significant reduction in apparent age, as well as an improvement in self-esteem and quality of life, according to a study appearing in the next Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal. “Patient satisfaction and the effects of surgery on quality of life are the most important […]

  • Posted on: Oct 27 2010
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Breast Surgery at Forefront of Regenerative Medicine: Cytori in Wired Mag

Wired Magazine published an excellent article last week documenting the progress of Cytori Therapeutics as they develop methods for breast surgery using “adipose-derived stem cell fat grafting.” If their methods are successful, a woman could undergo breast augmentation or breast reconstruction using fat grafts and stem cells harvested from adipose tissue. That’s the hypothesis behind […]

  • Posted on: Oct 27 2010
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FDA Approval Granted for Botox Migraine Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that Botox is now approved for treatment of chronic migraine headaches. With this new application, therapeutic treatments with Botox could actually outnumber cosmetic treatments in years to come. People suffering from chronic migraines regularly experience an intense throbbing pain in one area of the head, a condition that’s […]

  • Posted on: Oct 16 2010
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Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss on “The Doctors”

Danny Cahill, a contestant on The Biggest Loser, lost over 230 lbs through exercise and watching his calories. After such a dramatic transformation, he could not fully enjoy the results because he had a large amount of excess skin on his body. On a recent episode of The Doctors television show, he found a resolution […]

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2010
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ASPS Plastic Surgeons Gather This Weekend for Annual Meeting

Friday, October 1st will kick off the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Held in Toronto, Ontario, the conference will be attended by plastic surgeons and physicians from all around the world. Presentations will focus on the hottest plastic surgery topics, technologies and current research.  Attendance could surpass 5,000 plastic surgeons, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 27 2010
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Patient Tells His Story About Male Breast Reduction

“No matter what I did, no matter how much I bench-pressed, no matter how hard I worked out – there was still an unnatural amount of breast fat,” says Will, a patient featured on this video from Project Beauty. He explains how he visited his doctor and couldn’t resolve the problem with diet and exercise. […]

  • Posted on: Sep 13 2010
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Allergan Tries to Stop Generic Latisse Through Patent Infringement Suit

Pharmaceutical company Allergan Inc has reportedly filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against a Canadian drug company that is attempting to manufacture and market a generic version of Latisse. The relevant patents for Latisse expire “as late as mid-2024,” reports the Wall Street Journal. But Apotex Inc seeks to challenge those patents, allegedly claiming that two Latisse […]

  • Posted on: Sep 13 2010
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