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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 for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the premier professional organization for cosmetic surgery, a new study found. About 26 percent of top Instagram posts about plastic surgery come from physicians in other specialties, such as gynecologists, dermatologists, general surgeons, family doctors, ear-nose-throat doctors, and – in one case – an ER doc, researchers found. Even though they were not specially trained in plastic surgery, all these physicians marketed themselves as "cosmetic surgeons," the ... Read more

Related support groups: Surgery, Facial Wrinkles, Facial Lipoatrophy, Lip Augmentation, Orbicularis Oculi

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. So, consider buying brands that do a lot of safety testing and list results on packages. The FDA cautions that any expiration date is often just a guideline and a product's safety may expire long before its date if not properly stored. For example, if it's been exposed to high temperatures or sunlight. Yet when kept under ideal conditions, it may be usable long after the expiration date. Know that products marked "all natural" and those without traditional preservatives may have a short shelf ... Read more

Related support groups: Infections, Bacterial Infection, Bacterial Skin Infection, Facial Wrinkles, Orbicularis Oculi, Lip Augmentation, Minor Skin Conditions

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 invasive procedures in 2016. The most popular surgical procedures and their national average costs were: Breast augmentation – more than 290,000 procedures at a cost of about $3,700 each; Liposuction – about 235,000 procedures at $3,200; Nose reshaping – 223,000 procedures at $5,000; Tummy tuck – almost 128,000 procedures at around $5,800; Buttock augmentation – nearly 19,000 procedures at about $4,400. But what if you're lacking that Kardashian cash? Are there ways you can boost your looks ... Read more

Related support groups: Surgery, Facial Wrinkles, Facial Lipoatrophy, Myobloc, Botulinum Toxin Type B, Lip Augmentation

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 figured out the specific features that will help even surgically enhanced lips look normal. Essentially, the upper and lower lips need to maintain the same basic size ratio that occurs naturally in humans, with a lower lip that's about 1.6 times the height of the upper lip, explained lead researcher Dr. Sang Kim. He is a facial plastic surgeon with Natural Face Clinics in Syracuse, N.Y. "Proportional enhancement, where the lower lip is slightly plumper or larger than the upper lip, is ... Read more

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'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 top-notch work, and their cost is unknown. Still, "we showed for the first time that there is a measurable improvement in the appearance of patients undergoing facelift surgery as appreciated by the layperson," said study co-author Dr. Lisa Ishii. She is an associate professor and chief quality officer with Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore. The question her team posed was how effective are facelifts at making women look better when judged by the public at large? To find the answer, the researchers ... Read more

Related support groups: Facial Wrinkles, Facial Lipoatrophy, Orbicularis Oculi, Lip Augmentation

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 might have seen a patient every seven to 10 years when they needed a major procedure like a face-lift or tummy tuck. Now patients have ongoing relationships with their plastic surgeons and feel more comfortable discussing all areas of their body that they may be interested in rejuvenating," ASPS President Dr. Debra Johnson said in a society news release. Removing fat from places where it is unwanted (say, the abdomen) and injecting it to shore up a sagging chin, buttock or breast ... Read more

Related support groups: Surgery, Facial Wrinkles, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Facial Lipoatrophy, Lip Augmentation, Myobloc, Botulinum Toxin Type B, Orbicularis Oculi

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 for the disorder. According to published reports, many specialists suspect that the late superstar Michael Jackson – who underwent repeated plastic surgeries that dramatically changed his appearance – struggled with body dysmorphic disorder. Those affected with BDD, considered a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder, are overly preoccupied with perceived body defects that are actually miniscule and commonly involve the nose, eyes, skin or hair, the study authors said. "We all knew patients with ... Read more

Related support groups: Surgery, Psychiatric Disorders, Facial Wrinkles, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Head & Neck Surgery, Facial Lipoatrophy, Lip Augmentation, Orbicularis Oculi

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 hospitalized, undergo surgery to treat the infection and take antibiotics for months, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One expert said the effects can be devastating. "It's a very mutilating infection. They're going for cosmetic surgery, and they will be scarred. It's a terrible scenario for people to go down there, get surgery and come back worse than they imagined they could be," said Dr. Charles Daley. He is a Denver infectious disease physician whose ... Read more

Related support groups: Surgery, Facial Wrinkles, Facial Lipoatrophy, Lip Augmentation, Orbicularis Oculi

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 than 27,400 lip implants performed in 2015 – a 48 percent increase since 2000. That averages out to one lip implant every 19 minutes, the society said, noting the procedure became more popular among both men and women. Lip injections, which include Botox and various soft-tissue fillers, also rose steeply last year, reaching nearly 9.2 million. That's an increase of more than 1,000 percent since the year 2000, the plastic surgeons said. Lip procedures have been the second-fastest-growing ... Read more

Related support groups: Botox, Facial Wrinkles, Facial Lipoatrophy, Lip Augmentation, Myobloc, Botulinum Toxin Type B, Orbicularis Oculi

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 to vanity: More than 40 percent of breast reductions are now performed on males, the ASPS report found. Last year, more than 27,000 breast reduction surgeries were performed on men – 5 percent more than in 2014 and 35 percent more than in 2000. "As plastic surgery is becoming more common and accepted in men, we're seeing more of them undergo procedures to tighten and tone problem areas, like the breasts," ASPS president Dr. David Song said in a society news release. "This procedure is often ... Read more

Related support groups: Surgery, Facial Wrinkles, Vascular Surgery, Facial Lipoatrophy, Orbicularis Oculi, Lip Augmentation

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 surprising," said lead author Dr. Andrew Jacono, a board certified plastic surgeon with the New York Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery in New York City. "Because as I see it, self-esteem is much more complex than someone's appearance. It's rooted in a long developmental process that starts in childhood. So, to assume that what has taken a lifetime of work to develop could be changed by one simple operation is silly." Jacono and his colleagues reported their findings online Oct. 29 in the ... Read more

Related support groups: Facial Wrinkles, Photoaging of the Skin, Dermatoheliosis, Facial Lipoatrophy, Lip Augmentation

U.S. FDA Approves Juvederm Ultra XC for Use in Lips

Posted 1 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

DUBLIN, Oct. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Allergan plc, (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Juvederm Ultra XC for injection into the lips and perioral area for lip augmentation in adults over the age of 21. Juvederm Ultra XC instantly adds fullness to the lips and is the only dermal filler that has proven results lasting up to one year for lip augmentation. "As the leader in medical aesthetics, Allergan is committed to continued research and development in this area," said Philippe Schaison, Executive Vice President & President, Allergan Medical. "Providing physicians and patients with premium products that allow them to achieve the aesthetic results they want is always our goal. Understanding that the desire with lip augmentation is to achieve a ... Read more

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