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Smarter Breast Implants: Microchip Tracking

Breast implants are medical devices that are used in plastic surgery for both cosmetic breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction. Once implanted inside a woman’s body, identification of the implants may prove difficult, and currently relies on a card given to the patient as well as on the patient’s medical record in the plastic surgeryRead More


Breast Implant Tracking: New FDA Rule

All breast implants are considered medical devices, and currently breast implant manufacturers for the US market include Allergan, Mentor and Sientra. Whether used for cosmetic purposes such as in breast augmentation or enhancement, or in breast reconstruction, all breast implants carry identifying serial numbers so patients can be monitored in case of post-surgical issues. InRead More


Cosmetic Surgery Lift Results: Look Younger, Maybe Not Prettier

In yet another study aimed to quantitate the outcome of plastic surgery procedures, patients were evaluated both in terms of their apparent age and attractiveness after cosmetic surgery. The findings, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, included a series of patients who underwent different types of lifting procedures – facelifts, brow lifts, and upper andRead More


October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Current statistics show that 1 in 8 women living in the U.S. will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. This translates into a 12% risk of developing the disease. The American Cancer Society has declared October National Breast Cancer Awareness month, part of an on-going campaign to educate women and the public in general aboutRead More


Biggest Cosmetic Concern: Excess Weight

Over 80% of Americans who responded to a recent online survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) stated the cosmetic condition they were most concerned about was excess weight. Of the 6300 surveyed about aesthetic services, only 6% had already undergone a cosmetic treatment, whereas nearly one third stated they were contemplating a cosmeticRead More


Effects of Alcohol on Facial Appearance

Alcohol is known to have potentially negative effects on one’s health, including weight gain, liver damage, and brain toxicity. In a recent article in the Daily Mail, a 40 year old mother of 2 who was a habitual drinker (her alcohol intake amounted to about 5 large glasses of wine per week), was challenged toRead More


Breast Reduction for Young Athletes

Breast reduction surgery is known to offer significant benefits to women who suffer from overly large and pendulous breasts. Outcome studies show that for many women the operation provides relief from symptoms such as neck and back pain, headaches and shoulder grooving from bra straps. In addition, it may improve self-esteem and provide better qualityRead More


Botox®: FDA Approved for Crow’s Feet

Botox® Cosmetic – onabotulinumtoxinA – has just been approved by the FDA to treat moderate to severe wrinkles around the eyes. Botox® Cosmetic was initially FDA approved in 2002 for the temporary improvement of frown lines between the eyebrows, and the product has been used off label to reduce wrinkles in other areas, such as the forehead,Read More


Mommy Makeovers: Breast and Belly Beauty

As all of us mothers know, pregnancy is not a walk in the park. What many of us don’t find out until after baby is born, is to what extent carrying the bundles of joy in our bellies for all those months impacts our body’s appearance. The primary effects are on the breasts and abdominalRead More


Eyelid Appearance and Sleep Deprivation

One of the first areas both women and men may notice early signs of aging is in their upper and lower eyelids. Besides factors such as genetics, sun exposure, and smoking, which are known to contribute to the appearance of the eyelids, sleep is also potentially involved in affecting how we look. Scientific investigation revealsRead More


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