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

Monophasic Hyaluronic Acid Filler for Nasolabial FoldsMonophasic Hyaluronic Acid Filler for Nasolabial Folds
The addition of lidocaine to hyaluronic acid dermal fillers may help alleviate injection pain -- but is it safe? Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Bay Area’s Lieberman & Parikh Expanded the Team—and Available...
Lieberman & Parikh Facial Plastic Surgery added a new member in March: Moira Ljungquist, RN. She will help with patient care during procedures and administer Ultherapy®, fillers, and...(PRWeb March 24, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13288662.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 24, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fighting Facial Fat -- Doctor's In-depth Interview
Craig A. Vander Kolk, M.D., The Weinberg Women’s Center, Director of Cosmetic Surgery, Professor of Plastic Surgery at Johns Hopkins talks about a one of its kind non-surgical procedure to get rid of chin fat. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Burnley mother has plastic surgery and hair extensions to look like her daughter
Janet Horrocks, 57, from Burnley, Lancashire, has spent a staggering £40,000 on cosmetic surgery and beauty procedures in a quest to look like her daughter, 35-year-old Jane. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Northern Virginia.(PRWeb March 22, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13281273.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Vibration Device to Ease Pain During Facial InjectionA Vibration Device to Ease Pain During Facial Injection
A novel vibration device may be a safe and effective means of reducing injection-associated facial pain. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

3D printing method offers new approach to fixing damaged cartilage
A new advance in 3D printing technology could lay the groundwork for new approaches to repairing cartilage damaged by arthritis and other injuries.Scientists have found a way to produce cartilage tissue by 3D bioprinting an ink containing human cells, with successful animal tests having been completed. It is hoped that the method could be applied to the creation of precise printed implants for knees, noses and ears.Creating the new ink Led by the Wallenberg Wood Science Center in Sweden, the research team created the new ink by mixing polysaccharides from brown algae and tiny cellulose fibrils from wood or made by bacteria...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - March 22, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

3.3% Overall Revision Rate After Septorhinoplasty3.3% Overall Revision Rate After Septorhinoplasty
About 3% of patients will undergo revision after a primary septorhinoplasty, a new retrospective cohort analysis shows. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 17, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Is Social Media Driving Cosmetic Surgery Among Millennials?Is Social Media Driving Cosmetic Surgery Among Millennials?
AAFPRS President Edwin F. Williams III, MD, warns against the influence of social media on young patients. Medscape Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 14, 2016 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

It's Scarily Easy To Get A Surprise Medical Bill, Even When You're Insured
WASHINGTON -- The American health care system is confounding under the best of circumstances. But frustration can reach a boiling point when a patient thinks she's followed all the rules and still gets hit with a huge surprise bill. That's what happened to Lisa Bettendorf in 2012. She had to pay almost $10,000 even though she said the doctors told her their treatment would be covered. Bettendorf injured herself in a fall caused by fainting. "I had a fricking hole in my face that I could stick my tongue through," she said. So she visited the emergency department at a nearby hospital that was in her insurance ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain, swelling after chin surgery
For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic 'piezosurgery' equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic 'piezosurgery' equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills, reports a study in the The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Woman reveals horror after a facelift left her looking like she'd been in a 'car crash'
Lin Fox, 48, from North London, spent more than £4,000 on the procedure in the hopes of turning back the clock. Instead it left her looking battered and bruised with threads poking out of her face. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cosmetic Breast Augmentation: Mammographic FindingsCosmetic Breast Augmentation: Mammographic Findings
This review presents the variety of commonly encountered radiographic findings in patients with both intact and ruptured breast implants. Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 9, 2016 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article 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 Michigan.(PRWeb March 07, 2016)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/03/prweb13249315.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 8, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Supernumerary Digits of the HandSupernumerary Digits of the Hand
This article discusses the development and classification of polydactyly of the hand. ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Ear Lobule Rejuvenation in Face-LiftingEar Lobule Rejuvenation in Face-Lifting
Is fat grafting to the ear lobule during augmentation rhytidectomy an effective means of rejuvenating deflated ear lobules? Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Quality of Life Not Notably Better for Women Choosing Double Mastectomy
This study supports what has concerned many of us -- that women are not benefiting as greatly from CPM as they expect they will,” Hwang said. “Unless a woman has a gene mutation that places her at significantly increased risk of a new cancer in the other breast, CPM doesn’t prolong life and our study shows that it doesn’t make for a notably better quality of life.”  Hwang said it’s important for women to have a clearer understanding of the risks and benefits of the choices they are facing.  “The key to having long term satisfaction with treatment decisions is to review al...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - March 7, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Duke Medicine Source Type: news

How Tissue Expanders Are Used in Breast...
Tissue expanders are used in breast implant reconstruction. Tissue expanders come in a variety of sizes, shapes and textures. Learn more about tissue expanders and breast implant reconstruction after a mastectomy. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - March 4, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

America's Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures Of 2015 [Infographic]
America's love affair with plastic surgery is pretty intense. Last year, there was a grand total of 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures across the United States, a 2 percent increase on 2014. Breast augmentation was most in demand with 279,143 procedures recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 3, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy Source Type: news

Federal Register: General and Plastic Surgery Devices; Reclassification of Blood Lancets
The FDA is proposing to reclassify the following three types of blood lancets used to puncture skin to obtain a drop of blood for diagnostic purposes from class I (general controls) exempt from premarket notification into class II (special controls) an... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - March 3, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Using streaming online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques
(The JAMA Network Journals) A small survey American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members found that most of them had used online streaming media (i.e., YouTube) at least once to learn a new technique and most had used those techniques in practice, according to an article published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 3, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Plastic surgery is surging in America — the trends in six simple charts
America's increasing obsession with beauty is fueling a surge in cosmetic surgery procedures. In 2015, there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures or about one procedure per 16 adults in the United States. The fastest growing: buttock implants. Below is a look at some important trends. [Last year's numbers: Thanks, Kim, Nicki, Iggy and JLo. Love, plastic surgeons […] (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ariana Eunjung Cha Source Type: news

SculpSure Fat Melter --Doctor's In-depth Interview
Dennis Dass, M.D., Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery talks about a new procedure for fat reduction. (Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com)
Source: Medical Headlines From Ivanhoe.com - March 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news