Bovie to rebrand as Apyx Medical, move to NASDAQ
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said yesterday that it plans to rebrand under the moniker Apyx Medical Corporation, effective January 1. In connection with the move, the Clearwater, Fla.-based company said that it is shifting its stock exchange listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the NASDAQ Global Select Market. The company plans to trade under the new ticker symbol, “APYX”, beginning January 2. In August, Bovie dealt its core business, including the Bovie brand, to Symmetry Surgical for $97 million. The all-cash sale augured a pivot for Bovie toward the cosmetic surgery...
Source: Mass Device - December 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Reconstruction of Giant Facial Congenital Melanocytic Nevi Reconstruction of Giant Facial Congenital Melanocytic Nevi
In this report, the surgical reconstruction of a facial giant congenital melanocytic nevus using partial-thickness scalp skin graft is described.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Telehealth in Plastic Surgery Telehealth in Plastic Surgery
Could telehealth play a role in consultations for plastic surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New hospital designs prioritize patient experience
With improving technology and state-mandated seismic retrofits, medical buildings all over the Bay Area have gotten facelifts or addons in the past decade. Here are three with innovative new designs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alisha Green Source Type: news

New hospital designs prioritize patient experience
With improving technology and state-mandated seismic retrofits, medical buildings all over the Bay Area have gotten facelifts or addons in the past decade. Here are three with innovative new designs. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Alisha Green Source Type: news

Veterans prefer telehealth consults for plastic surgery, study shows
Multiple visits to a VA hospital — for consultation, treatment, and care — could be reduced to as few as one by using telemedicine, a new Yale study shows. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding Fatal Fat Embolism in Gluteal Lipoinjection Understanding Fatal Fat Embolism in Gluteal Lipoinjection
An analysis of medical records and autopsy reports provides insight into the prevalence and cause of mortality secondary to gluteal lipoinjection.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Keep initiative mind to save burn crisis and strive hard to reach the summit of the burn discipline - Li XJ.
The Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery in Guangzhou Red Cross Hospital of Medical College of Ji'nan University grew up along with the development of burn discipline in China. In the past 60 years, it has developed into a burn specialty with three ward... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Review of catastrophic hand diagnosis over 15 years in a tertiary hospital: do we make proper use of the term? - Garc ía-Martínez I, Fernández-Álvarez U, Fernández-Ardura T, Fernández-García A, de Juan-Marín M, Pérez-Arias A.
OBJECTIVE: To describe the characteristics of patients diagnosed with 'catastrophic hand' by the plastic surgery department in a tertiary hospital in the period between 2000-2015, analyse the evolution of the use of the term 'catastrophic hand' and conduct... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Surgeons successfully perform full face transplant
With the help of innovative techniques, surgeons at New York University Langone Health have successfully conducted a full face transplant. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

November 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for November 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'We can get you to the beach the next day': Breast implant marketing plays on insecurities, minimizes risks
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world, with 10 million women opting for breast implants during the past decade. We took hidden cameras into the offices of three Toronto plastic surgeons to review how they explain and sell the procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'It was made to seem like getting a haircut': Patient says breast implant sales pitch glossed over risks
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the world, with 10 million women opting for breast implants during the past decade. We took hidden cameras into the offices of three Toronto plastic surgeons to review how they explain and sell the procedure. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

EZbra: Why Didn & #039;t Anyone Think of This Before?
Efrat Roman was diagnosed with breast cancer a little more than a decade ago and underwent a total of five different surgeries due to complications. As if going through multiple breast operations weren't challenging enough, Roman was surprised to find out that the post-op breast dressing options were severely lacking. "I realized there wasn't anything designated for the dressing of breasts post-op," Roman told MD+DI. "There are reusable bras that are post-op bras, but the fact that they are reusable is not enough because many breast cancer patients will suffer from some kind of asymmetry and with the reusabl...
Source: MDDI - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Meet the Post-Op Bra That & #039;s Long Overdue
Efrat Roman was diagnosed with breast cancer a little more than a decade ago and underwent a total of five different surgeries due to complications. As if going through multiple breast operations weren't challenging enough, Roman was surprised to find out that the post-op breast dressing options were severely lacking. "I realized there wasn't anything designated for the dressing of breasts post-op," Roman told MD+DI. "There are reusable bras that are post-op bras, but the fact that they are reusable is not enough because many breast cancer patients will suffer from some kind of asymmetry and with the reusabl...
Source: MDDI - November 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

gender letter: South Korean Women Smash Makeup, and Patriarchy
The movement is called “ Escape the Corset. ” Plus: Jameela Jamil ’ s social media campaign against those weight loss teas and remembering Harvey Milk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MAYA SALAM Tags: Women and Girls Beauty (Concept) Cosmetics and Toiletries Plastic Surgery Celebrities #MeToo Movement Instagram Inc Milk, Harvey South Korea United States Jamil, Jameela Source Type: news

Number of FGM concerns in children has more than doubled over past year
Council social work assessment figures published today show annual trends for the first time Related items fromOnMedica Female genital cosmetic surgery in children Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM FGM rates in Africa fall sharply, study shows First dedicated FGM walk-in clinic for cervical screening opens Charity ’s FGM helpline receives at least one call a day (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A Face Transplant Gave This 26-Year-Old a ‘Second Chance at Life’ — And Points to a Promising Future for Patients
Cameron Underwood is back to golfing, restoring cars and even sky-diving, less than three years after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound that severely damaged his face and nearly claimed his life. Underwood, now 26, was left without the majority of his lower jaw, teeth and nose, and with significantly impaired eyesight, speech and mouth function, after his June 2016 injury. But just 18 months later, the California resident became NYU Langone Health’s second-ever face transplant recipient and one of about 40 worldwide — a remarkably brief journey that he says gave him “a second chance at life.&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Latest Face Transplant at NYU Advances the Field Latest Face Transplant at NYU Advances the Field
Second successful face transplant at NYU Langone sets several important milestones for the field and is the most sophisticated and technologically advanced procedure of its kind, surgeons say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Research links rare cancer to breast implants, but Health Canada says no safety advisory is needed
At least 25 Canadian women have developed a rare cancer linked to breast implants — and almost all of them had the same type of textured implant, according to researchers. But Health Canada has no plans to remove this implant from the market or to directly alert Canadian women who have the implants, an investigation by Enquête and Radio-Canada has shown. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Rare cancer linked to breast implants, but Health Canada says no safety advisory is needed
At least 25 Canadian women have developed a rare cancer linked to breast implants — and almost all of them had the same type of textured implant, according to researchers. But Health Canada has no plans to remove this implant from the market or to directly alert Canadian women who have the implants, an investigation by Enquête and Radio-Canada has shown. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Report: FDA-reported breast implant injuries kept hidden by summary reporting
The number of medical device reports sent to the FDA concerning issues with breast implants was kept artificially low through the use of summary reporting, according to a new report from the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Between 2008 and 2015, the FDA received an average of approximately 200 medical device reports related to breast implants, significantly lower than the thousands the agency had come to expect prior to those dates, according to the report. The lowered number of reports was due to a change at the FDA which allowed manufacturers of such devices to report issues in bulk, meaning a single filed report with the FDA ...
Source: Mass Device - November 28, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Women's Health Source Type: news

One in Five Readmitted After Head, Neck Cancer Reconstruction
TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 -- Nearly one in five patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery reconstruction is readmitted within 30 days of surgery, according to a study published online Nov. 8 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Alexander N. Goel,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breast implants reveal problems in tracking device safety
A new investigation shows that incomplete, underreported and unverified data make it nearly impossible for patients and doctors to know how safe medical devices are, especially when it comes to breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Implants May Still Hinder FFDM with Tomosynthesis
(MedPage Today) -- Presence of breast implants tied to decreased recall rates and cancer detection rates (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - November 26, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Breast implant injuries hidden as patients' questions mount
A new investigation shows that incomplete, underreported and unverified data make it nearly impossible for patients and doctors to know how safe medical devices are, especially when it comes to breast implants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Safety concerns raised over breast implants
Some makers of textured implants did not carry out adequate tests, an investigation finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biocell textured breast implants under scrutiny as women complain of pain
Biocell textured breast implants, made by Allergan, have come under growing scrutiny from some doctors who say they are seeing many of their patients return with debilitating pain. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

1,000 patients died in three years ‘after having faulty implants'
UK regulators were handed 62,000 ‘adverse incident’ reports between 2015 and 2018 linked to components such as pacemakers, artificial hips, breast implants and contraceptives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Upper Vault Septal Anatomy and Short Nasal Bone Syndrome Upper Vault Septal Anatomy and Short Nasal Bone Syndrome
What are the key differences between patients with short and long nasal bones -- and what are the clinical implications for rhinoplasty?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants increase the risk of arthritis, stillbirth and even skin cancer
A new study from the University of Texas MD Cancer Center says that women with silicone breast implants had a four times greater risk of developing skin cancer than the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s Why People Are Obsessed With Popping Pimples
You know it’s a bad idea to pop your pimples. Dermatologists say so. “If the inflamed or infected material”—i.e., the pimple pus—“is not easily extruded with a little pressure, you could force it deep and spread the extent of the inflammation, and even cause permanent scarring and pitting of the skin,” says Dr. Michael Olding, a dermatologist and chief of plastic surgery at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. But despite these warnings, many find it hard to resist evicting the unsightly little squatters that set up shop in their skin. One dermat...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Silicone breast implants increase the risk of arthritis, stillbirth and even skin cancer
A new study from the University of Texas MD Cancer Center says that women with silicone breast implants had a four times greater risk of developing skin cancer than the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA lays out plans to improve post-market medical device oversight
The FDA today laid out plans for improving post-market medical device oversight, including a significant investment in its new National Evaluation System for health Technology. In an official posting, FDA head Dr. Scott Gottliebb and FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health head Dr. Jeff Shuren laid out plans that they, and the agency, hope will address safety concerns that emerge after new devices hit the market and that will improve general overall safety in medical devices. To begin, the FDA said that it set an “ambitious new goal” in device safety: Ensuring that the FDA is consistently first among the...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The long-term outcomes of breast implants studied
A recent analysis on existing data unearths information about the rare but serious long-term risks associated with silicone breast implants. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Dallas woman who went to Mexico for plastic surgery now in hospice
Laura Avila's family statement said she was "mistreated by doctors in Mexico" and she "would not want her tragic experience to pass in vain" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3,000 doctors face licence checks
GMC launches investigation following fake psychiatrist case Related items fromOnMedica MDU objects to duty of candour for GPs Clinical negligence: does clerical staff bear responsibility? Government moves to cap rising clinical negligence costs Treatment of whistleblowers a “stain on NHS”, say MPs GMC urges patients considering cosmetic surgery to question doctors (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 19, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Woman goes to Mexico for plastic surgery, returns to U.S. on life support
Before Laura Avila's procedures even began, there were major complications (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanding Role of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Plastic Surgery Expanding Role of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Plastic Surgery
Find out how ultrasound technology may be applicable to the field of plastic surgery.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Triad plastic surgery center giving space a face-lift
Forsyth Plastic Surgery is expanding its aesthetic center at the Maplewood Avenue complex in Winston-Salem.   The 7,800-square-foot, $2.5 million building at 2901 Maplewood Ave. is designed by West and Stem Architects in Winston-Salem and will be built by Winston-Salem-based Landmark Construction. The project is being financed through American National Bank and Trust.  “The new facility will allow us to add more state-of-the-art treatment rooms and services, while offering expanded aesthetic opportunities,”… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Joyce Source Type: news

Giant Pilomatricomas of the Shoulder and Upper Limbs Giant Pilomatricomas of the Shoulder and Upper Limbs
This case describes a rare presentation of multiple giant pilomatricomas on the shoulder and both upper extremities.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

High patient satisfaction rates after 'Adam's apple' reduction surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Cosmetic surgery to reduce the masculine appearance of the 'Adam's apple' has a high patient satisfaction rate, according to a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open ® , the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).   (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FGM rates in Africa fall sharply, study shows
Authors warn trend is ‘ripe for reversal’ Related items fromOnMedica NHS treats or discovers Female Genital Mutilation 'every hour' Charity ’s FGM helpline receives at least one call a day Female genital cosmetic surgery in children Over a thousand women identified as having undergone FGM First dedicated FGM walk-in clinic for cervical screening opens (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Women 'aren't being warned' about the cancer risk of having breast implants
British plastic surgery experts warn women aren't being told about the risk of getting cancer from breast implants – Kimra Rogers, 50, (pictured) got the disease 14 years after her enlargement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

If You're Considering Cosmetic Surgery …
MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 -- More than 17 million cosmetic procedures are performed in the United States each year. Most of these are minimally invasive, designed to improve your appearance in subtle ways without the surgery, stitches and long healing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

If You're Considering Cosmetic Surgery
Title: If You're Considering Cosmetic SurgeryCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - November 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

The Price of Medical Tourism The Price of Medical Tourism
Many people travel abroad to obtain medical or surgical care, but they may have little recourse should things go wrong.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Delaying Complex Mohs Defect Repair May Improve Outcomes Delaying Complex Mohs Defect Repair May Improve Outcomes
Delaying reconstruction of defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) appears to improve outcomes in patients at risk of complications, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

October 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for October 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The price of a bigger penis
Penis fillers are gaining in popularity, cosmetic surgery groups say. Penis fillers, designed to increase the organ's girth, have gained in popularity, cosmetic surgery groups say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news