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

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