Posts From March, 2013

Profileplasty: Surgery of the Nose and Chin

Plastic surgery procedures on the nose (rhinoplasty) and chin (genioplasty) are often performed concurrently in order to improve a patient’s appearance. The resultant enhanced patient profile has led to the term “profileplasty” to refer to the combination of these two aesthetic surgeries. The most recent study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery tracks long-term outcomes of patients whoRead More


Plastic Surgery Increases Patient Happiness

Plastic surgery is more than skin deep: in addition to the visible improvement in appearance from aesthetic surgery procedures, the latest study shows patients also benefit from increased happiness, self-esteem and self-confidence. Scientific investigation of the positive psychological effects of plastic surgery has yielded tangible evidence demonstrating what surgeons have observed for years: physical enhancementRead More


Spring Forward Into Beauty

Now that we’ve adjusted our clocks and the weather is finally warming up, it’s time to start thinking about tuning our bodies and getting ready to shed the camouflaging winter fashions in favor of summer styles. For all of us, and especially those of us traveling to warmer climes for spring break, remember to applyRead More


Cosmetic Procedures and the “Lipstick Effect”

A report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that the total number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased by 6% last year. These procedures include Botox and Dysport injections, soft tissue filler injections, and chemical peels. This rise in plastic surgery procedures may be partially credited to the sluggish economy, which also accountsRead More


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