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Health Tip: Understanding Dermal Fillers

Posted 6 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Dermal fillers can help smooth out smile lines and crow's feet, or plump up lips and cheeks that have lost their fullness. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates the use of dermal fillers as medical devices. Examples include collagen injections, hyaluronic acid gel or Poly-L-lactic acid. Use of these products does not come without risks. The most common side effects include: bruising, ...

Think Your Nose Is Too Big? Selfies Might Be to Blame

Posted 2 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – If you think that selfie you just took makes your nose look big, you're not alone. In fact, new research suggests that selfies might be giving Americans a distorted image of their own schnozzes – potentially leading to more requests for nose jobs. That could add up to a lot of nose jobs: In 2014 alone, over 93 billion selfies were taken on Android phones per day, the ...

Lasers, Freezes: Non-Surgical Fat Reducers Gaining Popularity

Posted 1 Mar 2018 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 – Fat can be easy to put on, but much tougher to remove. Now, the latest data shows Americans are increasingly turning to non-surgical means of fat reduction. The annual report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) finds big jumps in the popularity of noninvasive "body shaping" techniques – everything from ultrasound to radio waves, infrared light, ...

'Facial Stretches' Could Trim Years Off Your Look

Posted 5 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 5, 2018 – Could facial "yoga" be a new fountain of youth? A new, small study suggests it's possible. Investigators asked 27 middle-aged women (between 40 and 65) to embark on a 20-week facial exercise regimen. For the first half of the study, the women were asked to perform 32 specific facial exercises daily, for about a half hour in total. For the remainder of the study period, the ...

Looking for a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram? Beware

Posted 30 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 30, 2017 – If you're searching Instagram using hashtags for a good #plasticsurgeon, you may end up with a #plasticsurgerydisaster performed by a hair stylist, a barber or an ER doc offering cosmetic surgery on the side. More than four of five top Instagram posts with plastic surgery-related hashtags come from providers who aren't eligible for membership in the American Society ...

Time for a Makeup Refresh?

Posted 3 Aug 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 – You love a certain shade of lipstick, but do you know how long ago you bought this particular tube of it? Makeup has a shelf life and, after a set amount of time, many cosmetics need to be tossed out, even if they haven't been used up. Manufacturers aren't required to put an expiration date on makeup, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), but many do. ...

Americans Are Spending Billions Nipping and Tucking

Posted 12 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, April 12, 2017 – Are Americans actually trying to keep up with the Kardashians – the celebrity family focused on looking good? Maybe, because people are spending more than ever before in the quest to look younger and more attractive. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that Americans spent $16 billion on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally ...

When Do Plumped-Up Lips Become 'Too Much'?

Posted 6 Apr 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, April 6, 2017 – It's easy to tell when someone's gotten a bad lip enhancement – their puffy lips just don't look natural. "In New York City, if you walk down the street, it's almost like, 'Whoa,' half the people have this overinjected lip, and it's quite obvious," said Dr. Andrew Salzberg, chief of plastic surgery for the Mount Sinai Health System. Now, researchers report that they've ...

'Optimal' Facelifts Do Make You Look Younger, Study Finds

Posted 16 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 – The time, money and pain spent on a facelift may be worth it, a small, new study suggests. Hundreds of people who looked at photos of 13 women before and after "optimal" facelifts agreed that the women appeared younger, better-looking, healthier and more successful. These weren't necessarily routine facelifts, since plastic surgeons deemed them to be samples of ...

With Nips, Tucks and Fat Transplants, Americans are Reshaping Their Bodies

Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 – From face-lifts to fat grafts, Americans are increasingly turning to cosmetic procedures to look their best. The number of these procedures in the United States rose 3 percent last year from 2015, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That's 17.1 million surgeries, Botox injections, chemical peels and other minimally invasive procedures. "A decade ago ...

Plastic Surgeons Often Miss Patients' Mental Disorders

Posted 18 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 – Nearly one in 10 patients seeking facial plastic surgery suffers from a mental illness that distorts their perception of physical defects, but doctors often don't spot the problem, new research suggests. Researchers found that plastic surgeons correctly identified the diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in less than 5 percent of patients who screened positive ...

CDC Warns of Dangers of Plastic Surgery in Dominican Republic

Posted 14 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 14, 2016 – U.S. health officials are warning about the dangers of "medical tourism" after at least 18 women from the East Coast became infected with a disfiguring bacteria following plastic surgery procedures they had in the Dominican Republic. The infections, caused by a type of germ called mycobacteria, can be difficult to treat. At least several of the women had to be ...

Americans Embraced Record Number of Lip Procedures in 2015

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, April 18, 2016 – Hoping to look more kissable perhaps, Americans underwent a record number of lip procedures last year. "We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost constantly on social media, we're much more aware of how our lips look," Dr. David Song, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said in a society news release. There were ...

More Americans Opting for Butt Implants, Lifts

Posted 27 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 – More Americans are putting their backsides to the front of the line when it comes to plastic surgery, a new report finds. Butt implants and lifts are now the fastest-growing types of plastic surgery in the United States, according to the latest data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The 2015 statistics also revealed another sign that men are not immune ...

Face-lifts Seem to Do Little to Boost Self-Esteem: Study

Posted 29 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 – Face-lifts may smooth away years from a person's appearance, but they seem to do little to boost self-esteem, new research suggests. In the small study, the researchers looked at what 50 patients – almost all of them women – said about their own sense of self-esteem, both immediately before plastic surgery and six months later. "The findings of the study are not ...

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