Woman Who Received a Face Transplant After Chimp Attack Is Back in Hospital
(HARTFORD, Conn.) — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, director of plastic surgery transplantation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said Wednesday that Charla Nash is experiencing a “moderate rejection episode” and the transplant is not in jeopardy. Nash was taking part in an experiment in which doctors had tried to wean her off the anti-rejection drugs she had been taking since the 2011 operation. Anti-reje...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pat Eaton-Robb / AP Tags: Uncategorized chimpanzee Connecticut face transplant Source Type: news

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces...
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires dermatology clinic in Pennsylvania.(PRWeb May 04, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13388375.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 4, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces...
Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, the nation’s largest dermatology practice, acquires its first Dermatopathology Lab(PRWeb May 03, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/05/prweb13380835.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Angie Best, 63, model and former wife of George Best, answers our health quiz 
She hardly exercises, loves chocolate and had plastic surgery on her face at 46. Oh - and she wants to live forever... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Histological Comparison of the Human Trunk Skin CreasesHistological Comparison of the Human Trunk Skin Creases
Learn more about the structural anatomy of skin creases and folds of the trunk. How do the elastic fibers participate? ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Faulty breast implants: French court upholds 4-year sentence
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — A French appeals court has upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nip and tuck with Dr Tracy Mountford: I’m in my 50s, so am I too old to have a nose job?
Cosmetic surgeon Dr Tracy Mountford answers reader's questions. This reader is concerned that she's too old for a nose job. Dr Mountford advises considering a less invasive procedure. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery
With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning -- a subfield of artificial intelligence -- to improve medical care and patient outcomes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Women, Our Vaginas Are Fine
In a terrifying turn of events, many young women are now under the impression that they need to surgically modify their labia. In February of 2014, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that labiaplasty procedures had increased that year by 44 percent. “I believe the dramatic increase in both of these procedures is indicative of much larger global trends respecting body image, an ever-evolving concept of beauty, and self-confidence," Michael Edwards, who serves as President-Elect of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, said in the report.   And the desire for this o...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women, Our Vaginas Are Fine
In a terrifying turn of events, many young women are now under the impression that they need to surgically modify their labia. In February of 2014, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that labiaplasty procedures had increased that year by 44 percent. “I believe the dramatic increase in both of these procedures is indicative of much larger global trends respecting body image, an ever-evolving concept of beauty, and self-confidence," Michael Edwards, who serves as President-Elect of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, said in the report.   And the desire for this o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Well: The Weekly Health Quiz: 1 Minute of Exercise, E-Cigarettes and Cosmetic Surgery
Test your knowledge of this week’s health news. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 29, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: TOBY BILANOW Tags: medicine and health Featured Quizzes Source Type: news

'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning -- a subfield of artificial intelligence -- to improve medical care and patient outcomes. An overview of machine learning and some of the ways it could contribute to advancements in plastic surgery are presented in a special topic article in the May 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 - April 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr. Stephan Ariyan designated the Kanthak Professor in Plastic Surgery
Dr. Stephan Ariyan, newly named as the Frank F. Kanthak Professor in Plastic Surgery, is an internationally known surgeon who specializes in the surgery of the head and neck, and malignant melanoma. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Yale News Source Type: news

Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. expands Hale Pawaa practice
Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. is expanding as demand increases in the Hawaii market, says Dr. Shim Ching, who leads the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice. Ching, a Canada native, began practicing in Hawaii in 2005, initially with The Queen’s Medical Center. He opened the current Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. location in 2013 at Hale Pawaa, on 1401 S. Beretania St. The practice, which employs 20 people, has since expanded to cover 7,000 square feet — approximately… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. expands Hale Pawaa practice
Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. is expanding as demand increases in the Hawaii market, says Dr. Shim Ching, who leads the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery practice. Ching, a Canada native, began practicing in Hawaii in 2005, initially with The Queen’s Medical Center. He opened the current Asia Pacific Plastic Surgery Inc. location in 2013 at Hale Pawaa, on 1401 S. Beretania St. The practice, which employs 20 people, has since expanded to cover 7,000 square feet — approximately… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

Acinetobacter baumannii -- The New MRSA?Acinetobacter baumannii -- The New MRSA?
Infections caused by this bacteria are commonly multi-drug resistant and can be difficult to treat. Find out what there is to know. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 26, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Well: More Teenage Girls Seeking Genital Cosmetic Surgery
More teenagers are seeking cosmetic changes to their genitalia, prompting doctors to issue new guidelines. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Plastic Surgery Teenagers and Adolescence Vagina Women and Girls Family Featured Source Type: news

Determining the Safety and Efficacy of Gluteal AugmentationDetermining the Safety and Efficacy of Gluteal Augmentation
A new study examines two options for augmentation gluteoplasty -- silicone implants and autologous fat grafting. How do they compare in terms of complication outcomes? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

GreekGirl Beauty Protein recommended for post-surgery - 5 things you don't need to know but might want to
1. Kathryn Sansone’s GreekGirl Beauty Protein, a nutritional supplement for women, is now being prescribed for post-operative patients at Parkcrest Plastic Surgery in St. Louis by Certified Nutrition Specialist Ellen Stein. Sansone projects $250,000 in sales this year for the supplement, which is being sold at Supplement Superstore. 2. Watch St. Louis native, Ellie Kemper, ask Andy Cohen, another St. Louis native, several St. Louis-related questions during Cohen's "Watch What Happens" television… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 25, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
Title: New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen GirlsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/25/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Skin General)
Source: MedicineNet Skin General - April 25, 2016 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Breast implants, self-esteem, quality of life, and the risk of suicide - Zuckerman DM, Kennedy CE, Terplan M.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
Leading ob/gyn group says growing interest in procedures prompted recommendationsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Teen Development, Teen Mental Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Issued on Breast, Genital Plastic Surgery for Teen Girls
FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 -- A growing interest among teenaged girls in plastic surgery on their breasts or genitals has prompted a leading ob/gyn group to recommend that doctors first talk to these young women about "normal" sexual development. "Our... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Plastic Surgery Myths: Postop Management of Surgical DrainsPlastic Surgery Myths: Postop Management of Surgical Drains
What factors should be considered before pulling a postoperative drain? Wounds (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Professional standards for cosmetic surgery
The Royal College of Surgeons has updated its professional standards for the cosmetic surgery industry and is calling for a new law to protect patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 18, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Linear Facial Scars More Aesthetically Pleasing Than Zigzag ScarsLinear Facial Scars More Aesthetically Pleasing Than Zigzag Scars
The lay public has a "significantly better perception" of linear facial scars compared with zigzag scars, California-based plastic surgeons report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - April 18, 2016 Category: Dermatology Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015
Implants, injections soar in the 'age of the selfie,' plastic surgeons say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The plastic surgery trend that's skyrocketing in the U.S.
Both women and men are seeking this procedure, which is up 50 percent since the year 2000 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Channel 5 show features mother and daughter who spent £60k on plastic surgery
Georgina Clarke, 39 (left) and her 21-year-old daughter Kayla have spent tens of thousands on beauty treatments, with Kayla admitting she now finances her mum's fillers and lip injections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tough new standards for doctors carrying out cosmetic procedures
The guidance makes clear the ethical obligations doctors have towards patients and the standards of care they need to provide. It comes into force from June, and covers both surgical and non-surgical procedures. The GMC is working closely with the Royal College of Surgeons who have also published Professional standards for Cosmetic Surgery to supplement the guidance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Rules for UK Physicians Undertaking Cosmetic SurgeryNew Rules for UK Physicians Undertaking Cosmetic Surgery
Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance to ensure patients are treated safely and effectively. WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

GMC produces new cosmetic surgery guidelines
  Doctors carrying out cosmetic treatments will face a new set of ethical and safety guidelines from 1 June, the GMC has announced. The GMC has published new guidance covering both surgical and non-surgical procedures, such as breast augmentation and Botox, with the aim of improving patient safety. The guidance is based upon a review of cosmetic treatments by NHS England national medical director Sir Bruce Keogh and will apply to all doctors across the UK. In the introduction to its guidance, the GMC notes that cosmetic treatments have, in recent years, moved from being a niche market in medicine to one that is now p...
Source: BMA News - April 13, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Conjoined Sisters Connected At Waist Successfully Separated In Rare Surgery
Following months of preparation and 15 hours of complex surgery, conjoined sisters Ximena and Scarlett Hernandez-Torres were successfully separated this week at a Corpus Christi, Texas hospital. The girls’ family announced their relief on Facebook on Tuesday night: Scarlett and Ximena were born as part of a triplet set on May 16, 2015. Connected below their waists, the two girls shared a colon and bladder. (Their sister, Catalina, was born without any serious health issues.) According to Driscoll Children's Hospital, where the girls' surgery took place, the chance of a triplet birth involving conjoined twins is...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ring Avulsion InjuriesRing Avulsion Injuries
This article takes a look at a case of ring avulsion injury and discusses how to determine the optimal management strategy. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Plastic surgeons who offer buy one get one free deals face being struck off
New guidelines from the Royal College of Surgeons and the General Medical Council say patients should be given two weeks 'reflection time' before they can consent to cosmetic surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clampdown on cosmetic surgery cowboys
The body that regulates UK doctors is introducing new guidelines for cosmetic procedures to stop rogue practitioners who put profits before patients. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New standards for cosmetic surgery issued
GMC tightens up rules for doctors Related items from OnMedicaGPs should be told when patients have cosmetic surgeryPlans launched to make cosmetic surgery saferDemand for cosmetic surgery rises 13 per centRoyal College sets out standards for cosmetic surgeonsPatients need ‘cool off’ time for cosmetic surgery decisions (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 11, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

People with abusive childhoods are more likely to have cosmetic surgery
University of Wisconsin researchers asked 100 people who were having an aesthetic procedure to complete a ten-point questionnaire to identify whether they suffered abuse as children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optimizing Reconstruction With Periorbital TransplantationOptimizing Reconstruction With Periorbital Transplantation
What do surgeons need to know to optimize outcomes of reconstruction with periorbital transplantation? Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Opportunity for Women’s Health in Emerging Markets
In this month’s article, I explore issues relating to the health of women in emerging markets. I will recommend that pharma companies wishing to maximize the opportunity in women’s health need to start from an understanding of how women are viewed by society in these markets and challenge awareness, attitudes and access barriers that can lead to their health outcomes being sub-optimal. As a starting point, it is necessary to establish a working definition of women’s health.  This isn’t as straightforward as it might seem, as women’s health can be considered at multiple levels.  The c...
Source: EyeForPharma - April 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marc Yates Source Type: news

Congenital EpulisCongenital Epulis
What do we currently know about congenital epulis? What are the management options for this condition? ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Fountain of Youth Is On Your Plate
Have Hollywood stars discovered the fountain of youth? Marion Ross was 47 when she began playing Mrs. Cunningham on Happy Days. Jean Stapleton was also 47 when she started her role as Edith Bunker in All in The Family. Rue McClanahan was 51 when The Golden Girls premiered. Compare this to some of today's stars: Jennifer Lopez is 46, Halle Berry is 49, and Diane Lane is 51. All of them look younger than their counterparts from several decades ago. Why does it seem that Hollywood stars are aging more slowly than ever before? Is it due to plastic surgery? Not necessarily. Today's actors and actresses in their 40's and early ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's The Deal With Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Painful' Bee Sting Therapy
In today's "strange beauty treatments that celebrities get" news, Gwyneth Paltrow has us all literally buzzing over her confession to having been stung by bees -- on purpose -- in the name of beauty. The actress/Goop founder was recently interviewed by the New York Times and divulged more of her skincare and wellness secrets, which includes this controversial procedure. "It's a thousands of years old treatment called apitherapy," Paltrow explained. "People use it to get rid of inflammation and scarring. It's actually pretty incredible if you research it. But, man, it's painful."...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Observers willing to pay for plastic surgery for facial defects
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 31, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ibuprofen does not increase bleeding after plastic surgery, study says
Stephen FellerANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31 (UPI) -- Researchers found in a review of previous studies that ibuprofen and other NSAIDs used for pain after plastic surgery do not increase the risk for bleeding. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen doesn't increase bleeding risk after plastic surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk. But available evidence suggests that ibuprofen does not increase the risk of bleeding after plastic surgery procedures, according to a research review in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 31, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

3515363 Why you should NEVER squeeze your spots - by a dermatologist
Instead of squeezing a spot, wait a week and the swelling will go down on its own, according to Dr Cameron Rokhsar, a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in New York and Long Island. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proven Screening Tool for Alcohol Abuse UnderutilizedProven Screening Tool for Alcohol Abuse Underutilized
Time may be the biggest barrier to screening and intervention for alcohol abuse, experts say. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

17 Healthy Habits That Help Keep You Young
Don't smoke, eat better, and exercise -- these are often referred to as the basics of longevity but the reality is a little more complex and a lot more fun. You still absolutely must quit the nasty habit of smoking, but feeling and looking younger for a long time depends on a few more easy tricks you can do during the day. Click Here to see the Complete List of Healthy Habits That Keep You Young Getting old doesn't have to be degenerative. "Small changes can lead to big, powerful shifts that can vastly improve [people's] health while overriding the effects of aging," says Amanda Rose Walsh, certified fitness trai...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleft Surgery Boosts Economy in Developing NationsCleft Surgery Boosts Economy in Developing Nations
Born in Ghana with a cleft lip and palate, baby Kodjo was on the brink of being drowned in a river by his family in a religious sacrifice until a passing villager intervened. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 25, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news