RCGP warns on website prescribers
BBC Panorama programme raises concerns about patients buying prescriptions online Related items fromOnMedica GPs should be told when patients have cosmetic surgery CQC finds safety concerns with online primary care Multidisciplinary prescribing can help reduce errors One in five antibiotics prescribed by GPs is unnecessary BNF made available on computer desktops (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Is Snapchat Dysmorphia And How It May Lead To More Plastic Surgery
What then can be done about this growing problem? When it comes to photo-editing, the cat is already out of the bag and also being painted on people's faces. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

People Are Getting Plastic Surgery to Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn
Doctors are raising concerns about a new way social media may be messing with your self-esteem: something called “Snapchat dysmorphia.” An increasing number of patients are seeking out plastic surgery based on what they see in apps like Snapchat and Facetune, according to three dermatologists from the Boston University School of Medicine writing in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. “A new phenomenon, dubbed ‘Snapchat dysmorphia,’ has patients seeking out cosmetic surgery to look like filtered versions of themselves instead, with fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose,” they write. &ldquo...
Source: TIME: Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Websites offering vaginal rejuvenation put women at risk, warn doctors
Poorly regulated aesthetic medicine industry needs more research to confirm or deny benefits and safety of procedures, say plastic surgeonsA growing number of websites are offering treatments to tighten and refresh vaginas, but leading plastic surgeons have warned that the safety and effectiveness of such procedures is not yet known.Paul Banwell, a consultant plastic surgeon and member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said that there had been a “huge proliferation” of vaginal rejuvenation devices onto the market offering to reshape and tighten the vagina.Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Plastic surgery Health Society Source Type: news

TGFB1 Mutation Ups Radiation - Induced Breast Fibrosis Risk
C - 509T allele and postoperative cosmetic surgery significantly linked to breast fibrosis risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 2, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Are better selfie filters driving teens to plastic surgery?
A new report from researchers at Boston Medical Center warns that selfies and apps with filters create false senses of reality and could be affecting teen girls' body image. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: American Society of Plastic Surgeons issues new warning over butt lift surgery
Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses the potential dangers of the plastic surgery trend that is skyrocketing in popularity, as a board of experts issues a new and urgent warning. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

A new reality for beauty standards: How selfies and filters affect body image
(Boston Medical Center) With the spread of photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Facetune, the level of physical 'perfection' previously seen only on celebrity or beauty magazines is now all over social media. As these images become the norm, people's perceptions of beauty worldwide are changing, which can take a toll on a person's self-esteem and can trigger body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), argue Boston Medical Center (BMC) researchers in a JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

July 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for July 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 - August 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Social media and reality TV is 'bad for body image', survey suggests
A survey also showed that younger people were more likely to consider cosmetic surgery than older people. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face value: the rhetoric of facial disfigurement in American film and popular culture, 1917-1927 - Kember J.
The return of facially disfigured men from the trenches of World War One occasioned a muted public reaction in the US. However, this article will show that burgeoning discourses concerning plastic surgery in the US also generated a significant reaction in ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

DR MAX: Breast implants won't make you happy... no matter what Love Island says  
DR MAX: Until this week, I had not been one of the three million people watching Love Island. I had a look while at a friend's house for a barbecue and I was horrified by what I saw. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair With an Asymmetric Z-plasty Unilateral Cleft Lip Repair With an Asymmetric Z-plasty
A unique modification of the classic Z-plasty for cleft lip repair is described here.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Antibiotic resistance in a leech's gut
(University of Connecticut) Plastic surgery patients were getting infections with antibiotic resistant bacteria, and no one knew why. UConn microbiologists found the answer in a leech's gut. Their research, published today in mBio, provides proof that tiny levels of antibiotics found in the environment can encourage bacterial resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 24, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Pioneering Plastic Surgeon in Transgender Care Dies at 96 Pioneering Plastic Surgeon in Transgender Care Dies at 96
Milton Edgerton helped found the first academic center for sex affirmation surgeries in the United States. He also performed groundbreaking craniofacial surgeries in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Kadoma Hospital Gets U.S.$2,5 Million Facelift
[The Herald] Sydney Kawadza Mashonaland West Bureau Chief (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brazil's 'Dr. Butt' plastic surgeon arrested after patient death: police
A plastic surgeon known as "Dr. Bumbum" or "Dr. Butt" on social media because of his buttock-enhancement operations was arrested on Thursday in Rio de Janeiro, four days after one of his patients died, police said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Establishment Labs prices $67m IPO
Breast implant maker Establishment Labs yesterday priced its initial public offering at $18 per share, saying it expects to gross nearly $67 million not including a possible underwriters option. Alajuela, Costa Rica-based Establishment Labs originally registered the offering at $58 million, saying it plans to use the proceeds to fund a pre-market approval study of its Motiva implants. The FDA granted an investigational device exemption in March for the PMA study and enrolled the first patient the next month, the company said. Yesterday the company said it’s offering some 3.7 million shares at...
Source: Mass Device - July 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Funding Roundup Initial Public Offering (IPO) Wall Street Beat Women's Health Establishment Labs Source Type: news

Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas: Incorporating New Developments in Diagnostics, Prognostication, and Treatment Into Clinical Practice —PART 1: PTCL-NOS, FTCL, AITL, ALCL
This two-part series highlights the most important aspects of PTCLs and describes current treatment options and investigative opportunities. Part 1 will cover PTCL not otherwise specified, follicular T-cell lymphoma, angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL), and breast implant –associated ALCL. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Natalia Pin Chuen Zing, MD, MSc, Thais Fischer, MD, Jasmine Zain, MD, Massimo Federico, MD, Steven T. Rosen, MD Source Type: news

IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants
What advantages might this new structured breast implant offer over silicone gel implants?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Valsartan Recall; Wearable Salt Tracker; Killer Plastic Surgery Clots
(MedPage Today) -- Recent developments of interest in cardiovascular medicine (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 16, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

In-Depth: A peek inside the United States Digital Service at HHS
The US government has never been known for its easy-to-use web platforms. At one point getting Medicare or Medicaid information could turn into hours of navigating an antiquated platform. But some of these websites are getting a facelift and becoming faster, simpler, and easier to use. In part, that ’s thanks to the brain power of the US Digital Service (USDS), a team of technologists that come to Washington to tackle some of the most difficult tech issues in government. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 13, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Adjust Expectations Before Multi-Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer Adjust Expectations Before Multi-Flap Reconstruction for Head and Neck Cancer
Surgeons should weigh the curative potential, as well as functional and aesthetic outcomes and costs, before undertaking complex, multi-flap reconstructions in head and neck cancer patients, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They ’re Right
There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother worried about her child’s health. The question of whether we’re doing right by our kids cuts straight to the maternal heart. The problem is that in this age of marketing vs. activism, we’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by the debates about what’s best. It’s not surprising, then, that there was an uproar when the New York Times reported on July 8 that the Trump Administration had tried to dilute a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring that called on all nations to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” T...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized breast milk breastfeeding Trump Administration WHO Source Type: news

Skin Grafting in Pyoderma Gangrenosum Skin Grafting in Pyoderma Gangrenosum
This case of an allograft performed on a patient with pyoderma gangrenosum illustrates another option for this difficult-to-treat condition.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon on how Kylie Jenner's lip fillers are dissolved
Kylie Jenner revealed in an Instagram post last week that she had her lip fillers removed. A plastic surgeon told Daily Mail Online that the process can be undone via a one-time injection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon explains how Kylie Jenner's lip fillers can be dissolved all in one go
Kylie Jenner revealed in an Instagram post last week that she had her lip fillers removed. A plastic surgeon told Daily Mail Online that the process can be undone via a one-time injection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implant makers Polytech, G & G ink stock-swap merger pact
Silicone breast-implant makers Polytech Health & Aesthetics and G&G Biotechnology are getting together in a stock-swap merger. G&G designed the world’s first lightweight breast implant, the B-Lite, to reduce the impact of gravity on the reconstructed or augmented breast using technology developed by NASA to make its implants up to 30% lighter. The company sells its products in more than 30 countries, not including the U.S. Plastic surgeon Dr. Jacky Govrin and his brother, biomedical engineer Dael Govreen-Segal, founded G&G in Haifa in 2005. Polytech, which makes 2,000 varieties...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Mergers & Acquisitions G&G Biotechnology Polytech Health & Aesthetics Source Type: news

Bovie Medical to deal core electro-cautery biz to Symmetry Surgical for $97m
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) shares rode a roller coaster today on the news that it’s dealing its core electro-cautery business to Symmetry Surgical for $97 million and is on track to beat estimates with its second-quarter sales. Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie, which is making a pivot toward the cosmetic surgery market, said the all-cash deal for the electrosurgical and cauteries business includes its namesake brand. It also involves transition services, patent licensing, disposables supply and generator manufacturing agreements; Bovie said the latter term sets it up as an OEM supplier to Symmetry “at least...
Source: Mass Device - July 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: MassDevice Earnings Roundup Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Wall Street Beat Source Type: news

Clearwater medical manufacturer sells business segment that made its name famous in surgical suites
Bovie Medical Corp. has agreed to sell its electrosurgical business and its brand name to Symmetry Surgical Inc. for $97 million. The sale will allow Bovie (NYSEMKT: BVX), a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Clearwater, to focus on commercializing its J-Plasma/Renuvion technology in the cosmetic surgery market, Charlie Goodwin, CEO, said in a press release. The sale is a milestone moment for Bovie, which is named for Dr. William Bovie, who in 1926 pioneered the use of electric current… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

Mastectomy and Reconstruction in the Ptotic Patient Mastectomy and Reconstruction in the Ptotic Patient
The authors describe a staged approach to nipple-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction for patients with ptosis and additional risk factors.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Should Love Island surgery ads be banned?
The head of NHS England is concerned cosmetic surgery adverts in Love Island put pressure on viewers. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fayetteville Weight Loss Clinic Sues Cosmetic Surgeon for Breach of Contract
A Fayetteville weight loss clinic filed a lawsuit against a cosmetic surgeon it employed, alleging Dr. Jeffrey Swetnam stole money, property and client records. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 2, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

June 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for June 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 - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

An Algorithmic Approach to Infantile Digital Fibromatosis An Algorithmic Approach to Infantile Digital Fibromatosis
This article provides a case report and management algorithm for infantile digital fibromatosis.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Plastic surgeons warn of the rise of teenagers who want 'back-to-school surgery'
There is a rise of teenage girls and boys who are having 'back-to-school plastic surgery'. But surgeons say the trend is dangerous and that teens' minds and bodies are not fully-developed yet. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast implant maker Establishment Labs registers for $58m IPO
Breast implant maker Establishment Labs yesterday registered for an initial public offering worth nearly $58 million, saying it plans to use the proceeds to fund a pre-market approval study of its Motiva implants. The FDA granted an investigational device exemption in March for the PMA study and enrolled the first patient the next month, the company said. Alajuela, Costa Rica-based Establishment Labs said the $57.5 million flotation will also be used to pay off $5 million worth of promissory notes due to former Class Z preferred shareholders and for general corporate purposes. The company plans to trade shares on the ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat Establishment Labs Source Type: news

When Reconstructing a Breast, Patient ’ s Own Tissue Is Best
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

One in Three Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Have Complications
One in five require more surgery, and in 5 percent of cases, reconstruction fails. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Breasts Implants Breast Cancer Surgery and Surgeons Mastectomy Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Stealthy IC Surgical raises $1 million
[Image from unsplash.com]IC Surgical — a surgical products startups begun by the owner of a plastic surgery center in western Michigan — has raised $1 million, according to a Form D filed this week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Form D lists a date of incorporation of 2014, with a principal place of business in Basking Ridge, N.J. Related persons on the form include Dr. Bradley Bengtson in Grand Rapids, Mich. Bengston on his LinkedIn page describes himself as the founder and chief scientific officer of IC Surgical, which he describes as a “new medical device company develo...
Source: Mass Device - June 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Chris Newmarker Tags: Business/Financial News News Well Surgical Wall Street Beat icsurgical Source Type: news

Intralesional Laser Therapy for Dermal Filler Complications Intralesional Laser Therapy for Dermal Filler Complications
Is intralesional laser treatment a safe and effective treatment option for complications caused by dermal filler treatments?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Facial Fractures Due to High-Speed Projectile Injuries Facial Fractures Due to High-Speed Projectile Injuries
Gain a better understanding of the patterns of facial fractures due to gunshot injuries.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Plastic Surgery for Men Surges
Over the past five years, there was a 23 percent increase in liposuction and a 12 percent increase in tummy tucks among men, and a 30 percent increase in male breast reductions, according to the society. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking Good! Plastic Surgery for Men Surges
WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 -- A growing number of American men are having cosmetic surgery to improve their looks and increase their confidence, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Another boom in MEN getting plastic surgery
In 2017, more than 1.3 million American men had operations - mostly getting 'breast' reductions, liposuction and tummy tucks. The rate of male Botox has soared 99% since 2000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Audit of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards patients who self-harm and adherence to national guidance in a UK burns and plastic surgery department - Heyward-Chaplin J, Shepherd L, Arya R, O'Boyle CP.
BACKGROUND: Rates of self-harm injuries are considered to be increasing. The attitudes of healthcare staff towards patients who self-harm may be negative and a small amount of research specifically investigating burns and plastic surgery healthcare profess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Commentary on: Audit of healthcare professionals' attitudes towards patients who self-harm and adherence to national guidance in a UK burns and plastic surgery department - Dziewulski P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does laser hair removal last?
Laser hair removal is a popular long-term option for removing unwanted body hair. But is laser hair removal permanent, and how long would it take for hair to regrow? In this article, we look at how long laser hair removal lasts, the chances of regrowth, plus the costs and side effects of laser hair removal procedures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news