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July 27, 2016

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July 27, 2016

Wearable Technology Gets Good Ratings from Plastic Surgeons

June 29, 2016 — Plastic surgeons see some clear advantages of using Google Glass in the operating room, reports a new ... read more

Topical Skin Creams Effective to Treat Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma

June 2, 2016 — Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers and its incidence is increasing worldwide, putting a significant burden on health services. Topical treatments are available for superficial ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Facelift patients who wish to avoid the dreaded 'turkey wattle' neckline years later should undergo a full-incision surgical technique instead of a short-scar method, according to novel new ... read more

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches: Simplified Approach Shows Good Results

Apr. 29, 2016 — A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to new ... read more

Protective Mastectomies That Preserve Nipple Safe for Women at High Breast Cancer Risk

Apr. 14, 2016 — Protective mastectomies that preserve the nipple and surrounding skin prevent breast cancer as effectively as more invasive surgeries for women with a genetic mutation called BRCA that raises their ... read more

Ibuprofen Doesn't Increase Bleeding Risk After Plastic Surgery

Mar. 31, 2016 — Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk. But available evidence suggests ... read more

Tying Lipstick Smears from Crime Scenes to Specific Brands

Mar. 14, 2016 — It's a common TV show trope: detectives find a lipstick mark at a crime scene, they send a sample to the lab, and suddenly they have a lead. Real-life analyses aren't nearly as fast or ... read more

Ultrasonic Surgery Reduces Pain, Swelling After Chin Surgery

Mar. 11, 2016 — For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic 'piezosurgery' equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical ... read more

Revision Rates, Patient Characteristics in Those Undergoing Septorhinoplasty

Mar. 10, 2016 — The overall revision rate for septorhinoplasty (a surgical procedure to fix the nose and nasal septum) was low at 3.3 percent although certain patient characteristics were associated with an ... read more

Mar. 8, 2016 — A psychologist has just published the results of a national study examining how men feel about their bodies and their attractiveness. Long thought to be an issue primarily faced by women, body ... read more

Liposomes Cannot Penetrate the Skin

Mar. 7, 2016 — Researchers show once and for all that liposomes cannot function as carriers transporting active agents into the skin. The research group is the first in the world to use a special microscope, called ... read more

Dermatology: Patients Have Many Reasons to Love Lasers

Mar. 4, 2016 — From removing birthmarks to reducing wrinkles, dermatologists can use laser treatments to help patients in more ways than ever. Thanks to recent advances in laser technology, experienced ... read more

Using Streaming Online Media to Learn New Surgical Techniques

Mar. 3, 2016 — A small survey American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members found that most of them had used online streaming media (i.e., YouTube) at least once to learn a new technique and ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — Stem cells residing in hair follicles are held in an inactive state for long periods of time. A new study shows that these quiescent periods are essential for maintaining the cells' rejuvenating ... read more

New Breast Reconstruction Technique Provides Better Outcomes, Less Discomfort for Women Recovering from Breast Cancer

Mar. 2, 2016 — New and progressive advances have been made in breast cancer surgery. Authors of a new article report on an innovative technique – called pre-pectoral placement of a tissue expander -- was utilized ... read more

Feb. 26, 2016 — A breakthrough in understanding human skin cells offers a pathway for new anti-aging ... read more

Annual Plastic Surgery Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery

Feb. 25, 2016 — The annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show that in 2015 there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States -- up 2 percent from ... read more

Good Cosmetic Outcomes, Improved Quality of Life With Full Facial Feminization Surgery

Jan. 29, 2016 — For patients with gender dysphoria undergoing male-to-female transformation, a stepwise approach to facial feminization surgery (FFS) leads to good cosmetic outcomes along with psychological, social, ... read more

Fat Injection for Breast Reconstruction Doesn't Increase Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

Jan. 29, 2016 — For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling—using the patient's own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction—does not increase the risk of ... read more

Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma Is Associated With Higher Death Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise in women of child-bearing age. Those at the greatest risk, according to new research, are women younger than 50 who are pregnant or have ... read more

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