Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis Levamisole-Induced Vasculitis
What is levamisole-induced vasculitis? Learn more about this condition and find out how it's best diagnosed and treated.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Our Addiction To Selfies Means Big Business For Plastic Surgeons
We now know people don ’t have to be consciously aware that they are aroused for their reward system to highjack neural pathways. New research on addiction indicates social media “likes” and approval from others is changing the way we think and request plastic surgery. Welcome to'Selfie Surgery'. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:SNAP NYSE:TWTR NASDAQ:FB Source Type: news

FDA to launch ICD registry, update GUDID system
The FDA is slated to launch a new national registry of implantable cardiac defibrillators, according to a report from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. The move comes after some reluctance from industry players around the use of unique device identifiers, according to the report. The FDA implemented a final rule in 2013 requiring UDIs on most medical devices, including updated labeling designs and requiring that certain information be submitted to the federal watchdog’s publicly available Global Unique Device Identification Database, RAPS reports. The implementation of a national UDI system helps provide ...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiac Implants Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Juv & eacute;derm Voluma XC Feasible for Correcting Infraorbital Hollows
MONDAY, April 9, 2018 -- Juv éderm Voluma XC is feasible and seems safe for correcting infraorbital hollows, according to a study published online April 5 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Michael B. Hall, M.D., from the Buckingham Center for Facial... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
-- If you are considering breast implants, you should be aware of potential risks, including breast pain and potential rupture of an implant, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. The FDA offers this information for women who are considering... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?
Title: Health Tip: Considering Breast Implants?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/9/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - April 9, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Patient-Reported Outcomes After ADM Breast Reconstruction Patient-Reported Outcomes After ADM Breast Reconstruction
How do patients feel after undergoing ADM-assisted implant-based breast reconstruction? Are they generally satisfied with the outcomes?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. Providers Fix Complications From Medical Tourism Procedures
FRIDAY, April 6, 2018 -- Cosmetic surgery procedures done in developing countries can carry substantial risks of complications that U.S. providers and payers must handle, according to a study published in the April issue of Plastic and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Beware Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad
Americans who head abroad for cheaper plastic surgery may find they're rolling the dice when it comes to their safety. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic for a " tummy tuck. " What she got, instead, were massive... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
Title: Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer BewareCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 5, 2018 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Therapy Differ in Women With Implants
WEDNESDAY, April 4, 2018 -- Method of diagnosis, stage, and treatment are not affected by type of breast implant or anatomic location, according to research published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Michael Sosin, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hyaluronic Acid-Based Matrix in Wound Bed Preparation Hyaluronic Acid-Based Matrix in Wound Bed Preparation
What benefits might the application of a hyaluronic acid-based matrix offer patients with complex surgical wounds?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Autologous Fat Transfer Effective for Facial Reconstruction
MONDAY, April 2, 2018 -- Autologous fat transfer (AFT) is an effective technique for treating soft-tissue deformities in the head and neck, according to a review published online March 29 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Todor K. Krastev, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smaller breast cancer detected in women with implants
Although breast implants lowered the cancer detection rate on screening mammography,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: At high risk for breast cancer? Start screening early What's the best way to follow up breast cancer survivors? FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants SABCS: RT complicates breast implant reconstruction MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

March 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for March 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bovie Medical launches Renuvion cosmetic surgery J-Plasma brand
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said yesterday it launched the Renuvion brand of cosmetic surgery devices using its J-Plasma technology. Through the newly launched brand, the Clearwater, Fla.-based company said it will sell devices powered by the J-Plasma technology specifically for the cosmetic surgery market. The J-Plasma device is a plasma-based cutter and coagulator that uses helium ionization to produce a focused beam of ionized gas over a blade, used for cutting or coagulating during surgeries, Bovie Medical said. “On behalf of Bovie Medical, I am excited to announce the launch of the Renuvion brand, which we hav...
Source: Mass Device - March 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cosmetic/Aesthetic Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Infections in U.S. Medical Tourists Associated with Plastic Surgery — Dominican Republic, 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 29, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Patients who travel abroad for plastic surgery can bring home serious complications
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) With the promise of inexpensive procedures luring patients to travel abroad for plastic surgery, medical tourism has become an expanding, multi-billion-dollar industry. But while the initial procedure may be cheap, it can place a significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital describes the magnitude of medical complications that can result from plastic surgery abroad. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plastic surgery abroad can lead to severe complications after returning to the US
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patients traveling to developing countries for plastic surgery procedures may experience severe complications--requiring extensive and costly treatment after they return to the United States, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Patients Who Travel Abroad for Plastic Surgery Can Bring Home Serious Complications
Brigham and Women ’s study on “medical tourism” trend reveals substantial problems, risks, as well as effect on U.S. health system (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 29, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

The Danger Zone in the Anterior Neck The Danger Zone in the Anterior Neck
Find out about the'danger zone'in the anterior neck region that surgeons should be aware of when performing face-lifts and neck-lifts.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports that modern cosmetic surgical procedures
(American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) New data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that many modern cosmetic surgical procedures are on the rise, and that surgical procedures account for 77% of all surveyed physicians' business. The latest annual survey (Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics) from the organization now reflects input exclusively from ABPS board-certified plastic surgeons, which previously encompassed data from physicians in a wider range of specialties. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Startup Turns to Liquified Silk for Tissue Regeneration
A Boston-area plastic surgery startup wants to use a reverse-engineered form of an ancient medical material in tissue regeneration for aesthetics and medical purposes. Sofregen is working on tissue regeneration using liquefied silk protein, which has emerged from academic research in recent decades. Liquefied silk protein offers biocompatibility and engineering controllability without using harsh chemicals, according to Sofregen chief medical officer Anh Hoang. Hear Anh Hoang discuss the use of silk protein in implantable devices on April 18, 2018, at BIOMEDevice Boston. Use promo code "MDDI" for 20% off co...
Source: MDDI - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Materials Source Type: news

More Cases of Breast Implant-Linked Cancer: FDA
The disease -- breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma -- is not breast cancer. It's an immune system cancer that can usually be cured by surgery alone if detected early, The Times reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avita touts ReCell use in treating flesh eating bacteria, announces Chinese trial
Avita Medical (ASX:AVH) this week announced that its ReCell technology had been used to treat a patient with necrotizing fasciitis, and that it launched a Chinese trial of the device exploring its use treating second-degree burns. The ReCell autologous cell harvesting device is designed to use the patient’s own skin cells to treat a variety of skin issues, including burns, reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, the company said. The company said that a woman at Arizona’s Maricopa Integrated Health Systems Burn Center with necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating bacteria, has been treated with its ReCell de...
Source: Mass Device - March 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Wound Care avitamedical Source Type: news

Rate of cancers from breast implants increased 15% last year
An FDA report released Wednesday found a 15 percent increase in the number of breast implant-related cancer cases. About 450,000 women in the US get implants each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA releases update on breast implant lymphoma risk
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 21 released an update...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA issues update on cancer linked to breast implants Use MRI to diagnose PIP breast implant ruptures, Dutch say MRI adds to cancer detection in women with breast implants Unusual breast implant sensations while flying: Mystery solved Radiotherapy complicates implant-based breast reconstruction (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

More Cases Are Reported of Unusual Cancer Linked to Breast Implants
Women with breast implants have an increased risk of a type of lymphoma that can usually be cured by surgery alone — but not always. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Implants Breasts Allergan Inc Breast Cancer Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Mentor Worldwide LLC Food and Drug Administration American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma
As of September 30, 2017, the FDA has received a total of 414 medical device reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma associated with breast implants, most involving implants with textured surfaces.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

#FDA issues updated information on Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Know and consider the risks. https://go.usa.gov/xQxxs   #MedicalDevice
#FDA issues updated information on Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). Know and consider the risks. https://go.usa.gov/xQxxs  #MedicalDevice (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

5 Things to Know About Breast Implants
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates breast implants as medical devices. Learn about the risks of these products, and consider this advice. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Transgender surgery can improve life for most, study confirms
A first-of-its kind study uses a transgender-specific questionnaire to assess the quality of life of those choosing gender reassignment surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

The Addition of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Facial Lipofilling The Addition of Platelet-Rich Plasma to Facial Lipofilling
A new study examines the potential benefits of platelet-rich plasma as an additive to facial lipofilling procedures.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Heterotopic Ossification: A Late Chemical Burn Complication Heterotopic Ossification: A Late Chemical Burn Complication
A patient who sustained a napalm burn in combat later developed heterotopic ossification. How was this case diagnosed and managed?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Women missing from breast implant register
NHS Digital says all cases should be logged by clinics to help them keep tabs on any safety issues. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls' guide to what a 'normal' vulva looks like
The online reference tool, designed by health experts, aims to stem the cosmetic surgery "designer vagina" trend. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distorted Selfie Images Spark Plastic Surgery Increase
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Source: AARP.org News - March 9, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Virtual Surgical Planning: The Pearls and Pitfalls Virtual Surgical Planning: The Pearls and Pitfalls
A new study examines the benefits and drawbacks of virtual surgical planning in craniofacial surgery.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Selfies distort face's appearance, plastic surgeons warn
At 30 centimetres away, selfies increased nasal size by 30 per cent in males and 29 per cent in females. At 1.5 meters, however, the proportion of features is to real-life scale, plastic surgery researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

'This is not a cosmetic surgery,' says Manitoba woman fighting for coverage of out-of-country treatment
A Winnipeg woman says her quality of life has drastically improved since going to Germany for water-assisted liposuction to remove painful fat nodules caused by a chronic disease. But the province refuses to pay for the treatment, saying there isn't adequate proof that it's effective. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Manitoba Source Type: news

More People Requesting Nose Jobs To Make Selfies Look Better
CBS Local — A picture may be worth a thousand words, but according to a new report a selfie is worth thousands of dollars in plastic surgery to a growing number of patients. A study published in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that selfies make a person’s nose appear to be 30 percent larger than it actually is. “Despite the ease with which selfies are taken, the short distance from the camera causes a distortion of the face owing to projection, most notably an increase in nasal dimensions,” researchers wrote. The study adds that selfies are typically taken about 12 inches away from the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore Local TV nose job Plastic Surgery selfies Smartphones talkers Source Type: news

Selfies distort faces like a "funhouse mirror," study finds
Plastic surgeon warns that when you take a selfie, you're essentially "looking into a portable funhouse mirror" that distorts your features (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Selfies make your nose look 30% bigger, study says
Taking selfies at a distance of about 12 inches from the face increases perceived nose size by nearly 30%, according to a report published Thursday in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does my nose look big in this? Plastic surgeons reassure those worried by selfies
Pictures taken close to the face distort the proportions of your features, study emphasisesIf a penchant for selfies has left you worried about the size of your nose, you might want to consider a selfie-stick.Researchers say selfie-lovers should be aware that snapping a picture with the camera close to your face distorts the proportions of your features.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Plastic surgery Society Health Photography Science & wellbeing Social media Source Type: news

New statistics reveal the shape of plastic surgery
(MediaSource) The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released new data which shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Distortive effects of short distance photographs on nasal appearance: The selfie effect
(Rutgers University) Nasal distortions in selfies taken at close range are prompting people to seek out surgeons to make their noses smaller. Such was the experience of Rutgers facial plastic surgeon Boris Paskhover, who worked with a Stanford mathematician to develop a model to show patients how much their nose becomes distorted in close-up photos. The model is published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osteochondrolipoma of the Mandible Osteochondrolipoma of the Mandible
In this report, a very rare example of osteochondrolipoma of the mandible is described. How was this case successfully diagnosed and treated?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Yale Medicine plastic surgeon helps repair self-esteem
In addition to repairing damaged tissue and reconstructing faces, Dr. Yan Ho Lee ’s work goes beyond appearance to help restore confidence in her patients. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 26, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cosmetic surgery procedures that don't cause wounds
EXCLUSIVE: Surgeons in the UK are now in a position where they can perform labiaplasties, breast lifts and eyelid surgery without causing any wounds, blood or stitches. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news