AirXpanders closes $15m in mixed funding
AirXpanders (ASX:AXP) said today that it closed funding rounds worth approximately $15 million in total, including an approximately $11.2 million (AUD $15.7 million) rights offering and US-based private placement with approximately $3.4 million (AUD $4.6 million). The Palo Alto-based company makes the AeroForm tissue expander for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. The device is designed to expand and stretch the skin and underlying muscle prior to a permanent breast implant using small amounts of CO2 up to three times a day. Through the rights offering, securities holders in Australia and New Zealand of CHESS...
Source: Mass Device - September 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup Wall Street Beat AirXpanders Source Type: news

Renee Kacz, 35,  whose breast implants were 'slowly POISONING' her body shares her horror
Renee Kacz, from Western Australia, has spoken of her horror after discovering her breast implants was slowly 'poisoning' her body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tissue Contraction--A New Paradigm in Breast Reconstruction Tissue Contraction--A New Paradigm in Breast Reconstruction
The use of tissue contraction in immediate breast reconstruction surgery may eliminate the need for skin excision.Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA clears Surgical Innovation ’ s DuraSorb bioresorbable mesh
Medical device start-up Surgical Innovation Assets said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its DuraSorb monofilament mesh, designed for reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The newly cleared DuraSorb mesh is the first from a line of advanced bioresorbable technologies, the Chicago-based company said. The DuraSorb is intended to integrate into the patient’s tissue to provide support during the initial phases of healing, then completely dissolve over time. Surgical Innovation Associates said it plans to release the DuraSorb in select locations early next year. “The idea of a mesh that is there when you nee...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical surgicalinnovationassociates Source Type: news

The ten-year experience of firework injuries treated at a UK regional burns & plastic surgery unit - Nizamoglu M, Frew Q, Tan A, Band H, Band B, Barnes D, El-Muttardi N, Dziewulski P.
Fireworks are used worldwide to celebrate national, religious, cultural festivals and holidays. However the use of fireworks is associated with preventable injuries. We aim to review cases of burns and trauma caused by fireworks presenting to a regional bu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Turning wound cells into skin cells may help doctors heal ulcers
Scientists developed a technique to convert cells in open wounds into new skin as an alternative to plastic surgery in treating large cutaneous ulcers. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS boss calls on Superdrug to screen Botox customers
Medical director says chain ’s staff should look out for people with unrealistic expectationsThe NHS has urged Superdrug to screen customers before providing Botox and fillers in order to protect vulnerable people.The retailer announced last month that it would offer the anti-wrinkle and skin rejuvenation treatments on the high street to customers over the age of 25.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Press Association Tags: Health NHS Beauty Pharmaceuticals industry Business Life and style Society UK news Cosmetic surgery Fashion Ageing Science Source Type: news

Bovie Medical retools outlook
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX), fresh from the sale of its core electro-cautery business, saw its share price take a hit today after it updated its outlook for the rest of the year. Last month Bovie dealt its core business, including the Bovie brand, to Symmetry Surgical for $97 million. The all-cash sale augured a pivot for Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie toward the cosmetic surgery market with its J-Plasma and Renuvion brands. Today Bovie said it expects to post net losses of -$12.7 million to -$12.3 million on sales of $15.2 million to $15.6 million. The news sent BVX shares down...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Wall Street Beat Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for August 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 - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is 'Brazilian butt lift' surgery a risk worth taking?
How dangerous is the "Brazilian butt lift" and why are people having this form of cosmetic surgery? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Expanded Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap for Burn Scars Expanded Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap for Burn Scars
In this case, the use of pre-expanded latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flaps for burn scar reconstruction is discussed.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Patient satisfaction with plastic surgery -- it's the surgeon, not the practice
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Patient satisfaction after plastic surgery is most affected by surgeon-related factors, such as taking the time to answer questions and including patients in the decision-making process, reports a study in the September 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 - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bovie Medical closes $97m sale of core electro-cautery biz to Symmetry Surgical
Bovie Medical (NYSE:BVX) said today it closed the $97 million sale of its core electro-cautery business, including the Bovie brand, to Symmetry Surgical. The all-cash sale comes as Clearwater, Fla.-based Bovie looks to pivot toward the cosmetic surgery market, and includes transition services, patent licensing, disposables supply and generator manufacturing agreements. The deal also includes terms which will position Bovie as an OEM supplier to Symmetry for at least 10 years. The sale, originally announced last month, leaves the advanced energy business and a pair of sites in Clearwater and Sofia, Bulgaria under the c...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Surgical Bovie Medical Corp. Source Type: news

WATCH: As teens turn to cosmetic surgery, study outlines new age-appropriate guidelines
The study found that teenage girls should be at least 15 to 17 years old before getting cosmetic rhinoplasty (nose surgery). (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

As teens turn to cosmetic surgery, study outlines new age-appropriate guidelines
Understanding a teen's motive for surgery and ensuring that every potential teenage patient undergoes a careful and extensive preoperative evaluation is key, experts say. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Plastic Surgery Videos on YouTube Aren't Always Accurate Plastic Surgery Videos on YouTube Aren't Always Accurate
YouTube videos about facial plastic surgery procedures garner hundreds of millions of views - but they often present inaccurate medical information, a new study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Source Type: news

Plastic surgery videos on YouTube aren't always accurate
(Reuters Health) - YouTube videos about facial plastic surgery procedures garner hundreds of millions of views - but they often present inaccurate medical information, a new study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

YouTube Videos May Provide Biased Info on Facial Plastic Sx
THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 -- Some YouTube videos that provide information about facial plastic surgery procedures present biased information, and many do not include qualified medical professionals, according to a research letter published online Aug.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A real life surgeon tries a VR operation - with horrific consequences
Virtual reality may be revolutionizing medical training, but Surgeon Simulator makes operations into a nearly impossible game - even for an expert California plastic surgeon. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inbound Google Fit redesign brings daily heart health to the forefront
The Google Fit exercise app is getting a facelift this week with new activity and heart health tracking goals based on recommendations from leading health organizations, the tech giant announced today. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - August 21, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

I worked for a plastic surgeon, but the feeling of guilt became too much | Jacqui Carter
I found myself posting images of toned tummies. I was now complicit in an industry built on the exploitation of people ’s insecuritiesIt was only seven months of my life, but a year on I still find myself unsettled by the experience of working for a plastic surgeon.We were a strange alliance from the outset – a midlife career change had left me with few employment options, and I’m certain my naturally lined face was not in keeping with his clinic’s aesthetic. But I had a background in digital marketing, and this plastic surgeon wanted in on the action online.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 21, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jacqui Carter Tags: Plastic surgery Health Australia news Society Psychology Source Type: news

Brooke-Spiegler Syndrome Brooke-Spiegler Syndrome
Learn more about Brooke-Spiegler syndrome and find out how this condition is best diagnosed and treated.ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery Has Been Awarded Diamond...
Each year, only a small number of aesthetic providers are bestowed Diamond Status by Allergan, the maker of Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm and Latisse. Austin’s Dr. Edward Buckingham, founder of Buckingham...(PRWeb August 20, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/buckingham_center_for_facial_plastic_surgery_has_been_awarded_diamond_status_by_allergan/prweb15702946.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Improving Safety After Abdominoplasty Improving Safety After Abdominoplasty
A better understanding of the factors implicated in the risk for postoperative complications will help improve outcomes after abdominoplasty.Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Experts warn to not turn to YouTube videos for plastic surgery advice
A new paper from the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School has warned that videos on YouTube about plastic surgery often don't even feature medical professionals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

YouTube: Good for Cat Videos, But Not for Cosmetic Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Biases, shortcomings found in most popular informational videos (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

‘You Have a New Identity.’ Patients Share What It’s Like to Recover From a Face Transplant
After having more than 20 surgeries over four years, Katie Stubblefield finally has a new face. In May of last year, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic helped the then 21-year-old become the world’s 40th face transplant recipient, and the youngest in U.S. history. Today, Stubblefield, whose story was first told in National Geographic’s September cover story, is recovering well — and adjusting to the novel life, identity and reality that come with her new appearance. “I’m starting over in a lot of ways,” Stubblefield says through her parents, Robb and Alesia. (Her speech is still recovering ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Cosmetic Procedures Boost Well - Being, Poll Shows
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 15, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, News, Source Type: news

Suicide Survivor Gets ‘ Ultimate Second Chance ’ After Historic Face Transplant
CLEVELAND (CBS Local) – A young woman who attempted suicide has been given a new lease on life, one year after becoming the youngest person to undergo a face transplant in the U.S. Katie Stubblefield was 18 when she shot herself with a rifle in her Mississippi home. The gunshot destroyed the teen’s face and required extensive surgery to save her life. After three years of reconstructive surgery and rehab, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic performed a total face transplant on the 21-year-old in 2017 – making her the youngest recipient in the country. “There was an older trauma surgeon who bas...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Face Transplant Local TV Medicine Suicide talkers Source Type: news

Device Safety and Regulations Questioned in The Bleeding Edge
Netflix’s movie, The Bleeding Edge, is about allegedly unsafe medical devices, how they got to market, and how difficult it is to get them off the market. Living in New York, I actually saw it in a movie theater. It has also received a modest amount of press with various radio, print, and online interviews. The principals behind the movie, Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, and Amy Herdy, are established documentary filmmakers as is evidenced by the high production values that go well beyond talking heads and statistics. The issue of faulty medical devices is approached through the personal stories of v...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery Closed Incision NPT in Oncological Breast Surgery
How does the use of closed incision negative pressure therapy compare with conventional dressings among patients undergoing oncological breast surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is 'Snapchat dysmorphia,' and why is it concerning?
A new phenomenon draws the attention of surgeons and psychologists alike: people are seeking plastic surgery in order to look like their filtered selfies. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

‘ Snapchat Dysmorphia ’ : Selfies, Photo Filters Driving People To Plastic Surgery, Doctors Say
BOSTON (CBS News) — Plastic surgeons are sounding the alarm on a disturbing trend that’s emerged with the growing popularity of social media: patients seeking cosmetic surgery to resemble how they see themselves in Snapchat filters. The phenomenon, dubbed “Snapchat dysmorphia,” has people requesting fuller lips, bigger eyes, or a thinner nose in order to look like the filtered or photo-edited versions of themselves. “This is an alarming trend because those filtered selfies often present an unattainable look and are blurring the line of reality and fantasy for these patients,” researchers...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Local TV Plastic Surgery SnapChat Source Type: news

Snapchat filters driving people to plastic surgery, doctors say
Plastic surgeons are sounding the alarm on a disturbing trend: patients seeking cosmetic surgery to resemble how they see themselves in Snapchat ​ filters (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased risk of cancer from breast implants? Woman barely survives rare blood cancer linked to her implants
(Natural News) A 48-year-old British woman survived a rare blood cancer that was triggered by her breast implants. Known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), this type of cancer is said to be a result of a reaction between the white blood cells and the new generation of rough surfaced breast implants introduced a decade... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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