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Study Shows Combined Liposuction and Tummy-Tuck Procedure Offers Best Results

A recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, reports that a combined technique of liposuction and abdominoplasty provides excellent outcomes and low rates of complications for patients seeking abdominal-fat reduction. The study included a large number of patients who, over the course of five years, underwent a consistent technique performed by a single surgeon and compared the results of the combined procedure with separate liposuction and abdominoplasty techniques...

Hollywood's Most Desireable Looks

For the 16th year in a row, Beverly Hills plastic surgeons and co-directors of The Beverly Hills Institute of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (CA) Richard W. Fleming, M.D., and Toby G. Mayer, M.D., have shared the results of their "Hollywood Hottest Looks" survey, which unveils the top celebrity features their patients hope to achieve. Here are the results of this year's survey: Desired Female Features: Nose: Nicole Kidman, Megan Fox, Jessica Alba Hair: Amy Adams, Sophia Vergara, Jennifer Lawrence Eyes:...

Botox for Breasts

Botox is being used these days for everything from curing migraines to stifling sweating. Now, a New York City plastic surgeon has developed another procedure in which the injectable plays a role. The brainchild of board-certified plastic surgeon Matthew Schulman, M.D., Botox-assisted breast augmentation is a new method that helps clietns who are getting breast augmentations experience less post-operative pain and more rapid results, accoding to Schulman. The procedure is done as a standard breast augmentation in which the implant...

Beautiful Brides

With the abundance of wedding shows currently filling the airwaves of cable TV, it's no wonder brides are becoming ever more stressed about looking perfect for their special day. While some brides spend extravagantly on hair, makeup, and the dress, others are taking decidedly more drastic measures and going under the knife. However, according to Tony Nakhla, M.D., a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, dermatologist, and medical director of OC Skin Institute (Los Angeles), "bridalplasty" doesn't have to involve major surgery. Non-invasive...

New Volume-Enhancing Technique Receives Patent Approval

The InjectAbility Insitute was recently granted U.S. method patent approval for its ArqueDerma Artistic Restoration Lift technique, which restores facial volume loss caused by aging using dermal fillers like Juvederm, Perlane, and Restylane to redirect sagging skin toward hollows that have formed, anchoring it in place while newly created collagen multiplies to stabilize the results. "Before ArqueDerma, many of my patients thought their only option for lifting sagging skin was a facelift," says Leslie Fletcher, RN, MEP-C, and creator of...

NYC Surgeon Andrew A. Jacono, M.D. Releases Second Book

The Face of the Future (Addicus Books, 2012) by Andrew A. Jacono, M.D., explores the ins and outs of facial enhancement and anti-aging techniques, from the hottest procedures in Hollywood to the newest minimally invasive treatments and skincare services for both men and women. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of each book will go to FACE TO FACE: the National Domestic Violence Project, sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), which ofers...

Aspirin Found to Reduce Melanoma Risk

A study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health has revealed that postmenopausal women who used aspirin regularly had a reduced risk of developing melanoma. Those who had been taking aspirin for less than a year had about an 11 percent reduction, those who had been taking aspirin regularly for one to four years had a 20 percent reduction, and those taking it for five years or longer were 30 percent less likely to develop melanoma than non-users. However, it...

FDA Approves New Breast Implant Options

Available for more than a decade outside the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Mentor Worldwide MemoryShape Breast Implants, adding a new option for breast enhancement and reconstructive surgery. These implants have a natural-looking teardrop shape that mimics the silhouette of real breast tissue better than the common round versions and are filled with a cohesive gel that retains this unique shape and creates a youthful firmness.

Saving Face

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Per recent reports, male CEOs are increasingly turning to plastic surgery, specifically, the CEO Facelift, where incisions are made behind the ear to avoid the sideburn area and camouflage scars. Additionally, loose skin in the neck and jowl region is removed, as are bags under the eyes. "Trends are showing that men are becoming more open to plastic surgery than they have been in the past, and they see it as a way to eliminate an overworked, aged look," says...

Youths Worldwide Reveal Similar Body Issues

An international study of males and females ages 15 to 25 has revealed interesting similarities and differences about how they see themselves in the U.S. and abroad. Interestingly, of the 16 countries surveyed, boys and girls worldwide were unhappy with similar body parts. For girls, this meant problems with their stomachs, thighs, bottoms, and breasts, and for boys, problems with their stomachs, muscles, and facial structures were common. While 47 percent of young women and 34 percent of young men...

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