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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Plastic Surgeons Urged to 'Embrace the Change' to Single-Stage Implant Breast Reconstruction

July 30, 2015 — Some women with breast cancer can now undergo a 'one and done' approach combining nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate single-stage implant breast reconstruction in a single procedure, ... read more

'Mommy Makeover' Combines Procedures for Postpartum Body Contouring

July 30, 2015 — More women are expressing interest in plastic surgery to restore a more youthful figure after having children. An update on combined procedures for postpartum body contouring -- addressing the ... read more

Efficacy of Topical Benzoyl Peroxide on the Reduction of Propionibacterium Acnes During Shoulder Surgery

June 30, 2015 — The effect that topical benzoyl peroxide (BPO), with chlorhexidine skin preparation, has on the presence of Propionibacterium acnes cultured at the time of shoulder surgery has been the focus of ... read more

June 18, 2015 — A cosmetic surgery that uses injections of hyaluronic acid to make lips appear fuller could also improve the lives of people with facial paralysis, according to results of a small ... read more

New Data on Botulinum Toxin as Treatment for Nerve Pain

June 5, 2015 — Botulinum toxin could offer an effective new treatment for two forms of neuropathy—pain caused by different types of nerve injury, according to an experimental ... read more

Massive Weight Loss Fuels Surge in Plastic Surgery

June 1, 2015 — Data shows an increase in weight loss surgeries may be having a ripple effect in plastic surgery. In 2013 there were about 500 weight loss surgeries a day and a year later there's been a surge ... read more

Removing More Tissue During Breast Cancer Surgery Reduces by Half the Need for Second Procedure

May 30, 2015 — Removing more tissue during a partial mastectomy could spare thousands of breast cancer patients a second surgery, according to a Yale Cancer Center ... read more

Migraine Surgery for Teens: Good Results in Initial Experience

May 29, 2015 — As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A three-dimensional imaging technique often used in the automotive and aerospace industries for accurate measurement may be useful to measure the efficacy of injectable wrinkle reducers such as Botox ... read more

'Hidden' Fragrance Compound Can Cause Contact Allergy

May 27, 2015 — Linalyl acetate, a fragrance chemical that is one of the main constituents of the essential oil of lavender, is not on the list of allergenic compounds pursuant to the EU Cosmetics Directive. Thus, ... read more

Pliability, Elasticity of Skin Increase Following Wrinkle Treatment With Botox

May 21, 2015 — Human skin has three biomechanical features: strength, pliability (the ability to stretch) and elasticity (the ability to recoil). As people age, these properties change and the loss of skin ... read more

Most Americans Don't Use Sunscreen, Study Shows

May 19, 2015 — Exposure to ultraviolet radiation is the most preventable risk factor for all types of skin cancer. But according to new research, the majority of Americans are not regularly using sunscreen to ... read more

Fat Grafting for Buttocks Augmentation: Combined Technique Gives Good Results

Apr. 30, 2015 — Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a ... read more

Obesity Linked to Increased Health Care Costs After Plastic Surgery

Apr. 30, 2015 — After common plastic surgery procedures, obese patients have more complications and make more hospital visits—leading to higher healthcare costs, reports a ... read more

Botox Makes Unnerving Journey Into Our Nervous System

Apr. 16, 2015 — Researchers have shown how Botox -- also known as Botulinum neurotoxin serotype A -- is transported via our nerves back to the central nervous system. Botox -- best known for its ability to smooth ... read more

Enzyme in Cosmetic Products Can Act as Allergen Via the Skin

Apr. 10, 2015 — Papain is an important industrial protein-degrading enzyme that is used, for example, in the food and cosmetic industries. When humans or animals come in contact with papain, strong allergic ... read more

Delay of Surgery for Melanoma Common Among Medicare Patients

Apr. 8, 2015 — In a study that included more than 32,000 cases of melanoma among Medicare patients, approximately one in five experienced a delay of surgery that was longer than 1.5 months, and about 8 percent of ... read more

Obese Patients Improve Physically, Mentally After Bariatric Surgery

Apr. 8, 2015 — Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A researcher has participated in a study that confirms ... read more

Two Different Fat Graft Techniques Have Similar Effects on Facial Skin

Mar. 30, 2015 — Two approaches to fat grafting—injection of fat cells versus fat-derived stem cells—have similar effects in reversing the cellular-level signs of aging skin, reports a study. The study included ... read more

Fat Grafting Technique Improves Results of Breast Augmentation

Mar. 30, 2015 — In women undergoing breast augmentation, a technique using transplantation of a small amount of the patient's own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, reports a study. In particular, ... read more

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