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3-D printing creates 'mock' post-surgery noses
3-D printing creates 'mock' post-surgery noses
Does 3-D printing have a role in plastic surgery? The answer may be as plain as the nose on your (patient's) face. At the University of Pennsylvania, researchers have testing the ability of 3-D printing to produce models of how patients’ noses w...
11 surprising facts about dermal fillers
11 surprising facts about dermal fillers
Botox used to be the "go-to" anti-aging treatment of choice, but a growing number of consumers and doctors are now turning to dermal fillers as a way to restore a more youthful appearance to the face.
FDA approves new nonsurgical face-lift
FDA approves new nonsurgical face-lift
Jennifer Douglas wants to turn back the clock. "My jowl area started to sag. I'm a really happy person, but if I'm not smiling, it makes me look sad," she said. The 55 year old hopes a new minimally invasive procedure will give her the lift she's look...
How old do you look? Study finds an answer in our genes
How old do you look? Study finds an answer in our genes
Researchers have found a gene that helps explain why some people appear more youthful than others. The gene is well known for producing red hair and pale skin. Now, it appears that variation in this same gene is also related to differences in how old p...
Treatments for double chins
Treatments for double chins
You snap a "selfie," view it and are horrified by your double chin. Do you grab a scarf or turtleneck to hide it or schedule an appointment for surgery? According to dermatology specialist Dr. Jocelyn Liebwith with Advanced Dermatology PC, "while selfi...
How much would you pay to correct a facial defect?
How much would you pay to correct a facial defect?
A recent study in Journal of the American Medical Association asked observers to look at images of faces with varying size defects and asked them to imagine it was on their own face. They were then asked what they would be willing to pay to have the de...
Facial lipodystrophy treatment 'life-changing' for HIV patients
Facial lipodystrophy treatment 'life-changing' for HIV patients
Dr. Cheryl M. Burgess was among the first dermatologists in the United States to inject HIV patients suffering from disfiguring facial lipodystrophy with poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA, Sculptra Aesthetic, Galderma). The Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist ...
Why your face is now part of your workout
Why your face is now part of your workout
The fitness boom in New York pretty much ensures that, head to toe, every muscle in our bodies can be toned, stretched and massaged. Even the face. At Face Love Fitness in the financial district of New York City, the mission is to work face muscles the...
Eye-lift in a jar: Can skin care ingredients replace the scalpel?
Eye-lift in a jar: Can skin care ingredients replace the scalpel?
Eye-lifts have made the top five esthetic surgical procedures performed in the United States, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The average cost is approx. $2,874, not including anesthesia, operating room f...
Study: Full-incision face-lift superior to short-scar in neck region
Study: Full-incision face-lift superior to short-scar in neck region
Face-lift patients who wish to avoid the dreaded "turkey wattle" neckline years later should undergo a full-incision surgical technique instead of a short-scar method, according to novel new research by a Northwell Health physician who performed the pr...
This is the health care field that Caitlyn Jenner made famous
This is the health care field that Caitlyn Jenner made famous
When Caitlyn Jenner's stunning transformation appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, it thrust an emerging field of cosmetic surgery into the public eye. Jenner's supermodel look, with a reshaped chin and nose, softer brow and bombshell cheekbones, is t...
Scientists prove feasibility of 'printing' replacement tissue
Scientists prove feasibility of 'printing' replacement tissue
Using a sophisticated, custom-designed 3-D printer, regenerative medicine scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have proved that it is feasible to print living tissue structures to replace injured or diseased tissue in patients.
Is this protein the key to an anti-aging pill?
Is this protein the key to an anti-aging pill?
From serums to plastic surgery to antioxidants, humans are continually trying to delay the inevitable aging process. Now researchers claim they may be one step closer to an anti-aging pill - and it all comes down to one little protein molecule.
Does anti-pollution skincare actually work? Here's what you need to know
Does anti-pollution skincare actually work? Here's what you need to know
We already know that pollutants - smog, smoke, hot garbage fumes, whatever is baking on the subway platform - are not only causing environmental issues, but they can wreak havoc on your health.
Best practices when injecting the perioral area
Best practices when injecting the perioral area
It is vital to consider other aspects of the face when using cosmetic products for rejuvenation of the lips and perioral area, say panelists here at the annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine.
How dermaplaning can rejuvenate
How dermaplaning can rejuvenate
In the world of plastic surgery, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments can help achieve facial rejuvenation. In the nonoperative realm, cosmetic injections have made incredible strides in maximizing a youthful appearance. While surgical procedures w...
Nonsurgical neck tightening: What works best?
Nonsurgical neck tightening: What works best?
Surgical options, such as the neck lift, face-lift or platysmaplasty, still reign for optimal outcomes in neck tightening. But there's good news. Nonsurgical options are getting better and better results, according to Dr. Jason D. Bloom, a facial plast...
Report outlines the changing face of plastic surgery
Report outlines the changing face of plastic surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is out with its annual report on trends in cosmetic procedures. While the overall number of procedures continues to rise, there has been a big change in the options requested by patients.
Fresh is the new frozen #breaktheice
Fresh is the new frozen #breaktheice
Fresh is the new frozen when it comes to facial rejuvenation, yet many of us remain unaware that the words "subtle" and "cosmetic surgery" can be used together. Yes, frown lines between the eyebrows can make a person look stressed, old and even angry, ...
The next big thing: Aesthetics in 2016
The next big thing: Aesthetics in 2016
New year, new (fill in blank). With everyone clamoring for fat reduction, skin tightening, and glowing skin, the aesthetic industry is not going to disappoint us this year. The pipeline is looking very robust. 2016 will be a big year in direct-to-consu...
Millennials change the complexion of the beauty business
Millennials change the complexion of the beauty business
The latest results from Estée Lauder Cos. and Coty Inc. exposed a shift in the beauty business: Millennials aren't willing to invest in expensive skin creams that have been big profit drivers. Instead, younger consumers want products that provide ...
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
Increase revenue growth by capturing the managed Medicaid Care market
One of the largest opportunities for medical practice revenue growth in the next few years is the Managed Medicaid Care market. Nearly 93 million individuals will be eligible for Medicaid by 2024, and the vast majority of them are likely to enter manag...
Do you really need to exfoliate your eyes?
Do you really need to exfoliate your eyes?
Exfoliating your face is like learning the ABC's of skin care - you've probably been doing it since high school. Yet even the most committed have likely been missing the one area that New York City dermatologist Neal Schultz says is the most important ...
The surprising link between acne and cancer
The surprising link between acne and cancer
As if acne weren't bad enough, now there's evidence that people who are prone to getting acne may be more susceptible to developing certain cancers. Acne may be linked to increased risk of melanoma and breast cancer. Women in a study who reported a his...
Cincinnati plastic surgeon to treat patients in Africa
Cincinnati plastic surgeon to treat patients in Africa
A Cincinnati plastic surgeon who's been helping men and women feel better about themselves for years is ready for a new challenge. In June, Dr. Jon Mendelsohn is heading to Africa. His patients are much younger and far sicker than anyone he helps in C...
Girl takes 1st breath without tube thanks to breakthrough surgery
Girl takes 1st breath without tube thanks to breakthrough surgery
A Washington girl is enjoying finally breathing without a tube after undergoing breakthrough surgery.
Pfizer, Allergan call off $160 billion merger after US moves to block inversions
Pfizer, Allergan call off $160 billion merger after US moves to block inversions
President Barack Obama's campaign to stop American companies from heading overseas to avoid U.S. taxes scored its biggest win yet when pharmaceutical giant Pfizer called off a $160 billion merger with Dublin-based Allergan.
3-D-printed ear creates hope for organ transplants
3-D-printed ear creates hope for organ transplants
Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina used a 3-D printer to fabricate human baby-sized ear structures and successfully implanted them beneath the skin of mice. Within two months, blood vessels and cartilage began to grow i...
How sunblock might create fertility problems
How sunblock might create fertility problems
Hot summer days are almost here, but a new Danish study suggests that men who reach for the sunscreen might have less of a chance of having children. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen tested 29 of the 31 UV filters in sunblock that help keep...
Just an innocent photo or an inflated sense of 'selfie'?
Just an innocent photo or an inflated sense of 'selfie'?
What on the surface may seem like a simple self-portrait might actually clue others in on your personal relationships, psychologists say. According to a recent study published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, posting to...
Never mind the Botox: Meet the men opting for nonsurgical treatments
Never mind the Botox: Meet the men opting for nonsurgical treatments
According to figures released by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there were 51,140 cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.K. last year, up a whopping 13 percent on the previous year. Of those, 4,164 procedures were performed on men...
Cosmetic surgery patient safety regulated for 1st time in New South Wales
Cosmetic surgery patient safety regulated for 1st time in New South Wales
Safety standards for cosmetic surgery patients will be radically improved with the billion dollar industry set to be regulated for the first time. The new regulations published follow a litany of complaints from patients including those whose lives hav...
Why looks count in politics
Why looks count in politics
Those who watched the New Hampshire Republican debate surely made a mental note of aspects of the candidates' appearances as they staked out their turf: Ted Cruz's jutting chin, Ben Carson's avuncular temples, Donald Trump's blond, blond hair, Marco Ru...
Selfies are making you age faster
Selfies are making you age faster
Unless you get eight hours of sleep nightly, never overdose on sodium or sugar and are vampire-level vigilant about sun care, you're going to have the occasional skin freak-out. But when, like most 26-year-olds, U.K. blogger Mehreen Baig noticed new sk...
Plastic surgery smartphone game: A great way to teach kids malpractice, murder
Plastic surgery smartphone game: A great way to teach kids malpractice, murder
Have you ever dreamt of being a plastic surgeon? Do you have a vague understanding of what and where your facial features are? Then according to "Plastic Surgery Simulator — Free Surgeon Games," you're already overqualified.
Lip implant procedures hit record high in 2015
Lip implant procedures hit record high in 2015
Last year marked a record number of lip implants in the United States, according to data released this week from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Surgeons completed more than 27,000 lip implants in 2015 — or one every 20 minutes — ...
From pro to faux: All about eyes
From pro to faux: All about eyes
Under-eye bags, dark circles and puffiness make us look exhausted when, well, we sort of are, but just don't want anyone else to know it. This is why more than 70 percent of facial plastic surgeons reported an uptick in requests for eyelid procedures t...
Is a 'lip-lift' the permanent fix for a prettier smile?
Is a 'lip-lift' the permanent fix for a prettier smile?
Fillers can give your lips temporary fullness and implants can provide a more permanent volume boost, but what about a lip-lift? And what is it exactly? We turned to Jupiter, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Dana Goldberg, for the inside scoop on this unde...
My sister got double-eyelid surgery — and I didn't
My sister got double-eyelid surgery — and I didn't
Growing up as Chinese-Americans in the predominately white Bay Area of the '90s, Jenny and Willa Jin knew their eyelids were different. "If only you had double eyelids, it would make your eyes look bigger and you'd look better," Willa, now 21, recalls ...
Staging systems may help improve rhinoplasty expectations
Staging systems may help improve rhinoplasty expectations
Staging systems, like those used to classify cancerous tumors, could assist in educating patients about the complexity of rhinoplasty and help manage outcome expectations. In a recent study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, authors Drs. Regina ...
Gene study findings could one day prevent gray hair
Gene study findings could one day prevent gray hair
Spotted a few gray hairs lately? It turns out there could be more to blame than stress or aging. A large international study has uncovered the first gene identified for causing gray hair, which confirms graying is not based solely on environmental fact...
Everything you need to know about augmenting your lips
Everything you need to know about augmenting your lips
Many us crave fuller, sexier lips, but have no idea where to start. Lip fillers and lip augmentation seem a bit complicated — and in truth, it is. There are so many options available now, and many factors to consider when deciding which is the be...
The wrinkle cream that makes your botox last longer
The wrinkle cream that makes your botox last longer
In the quest for perfect skin that seems to be immune to aging, there's almost always a little help needed to achieve it. Often, assistance comes in the form of a needle or scalpel, which helps to turn back the hands of time. For years, women (and men)...
Dr. Robot scrubs in, and suturing may never be the same
Dr. Robot scrubs in, and suturing may never be the same
Surgery, a profession filled with great hands, quick minds and big egos, may have a new star in its midst. The Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot — STAR — is a melding of off-the-shelf robotic hardware, time-worn sensor technology and improvise...
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
What parts of the Affordable Care Act are nationally embedded?
Since its enactment, the Affordable Care Act has been rife with opposition on both sides of the aisle, and it has undeniably created sweeping changes to the landscape of American healthcare. If the latest data can be believed, the law seems to have mad...
Potential importance of ozone in association between outdoor air pollution, dry eye disease in So...
Potential importance of ozone in association between outdoor air pollution, dry eye disease in So...
Air pollution is an important public health concern and the ocular surface is continuously exposed to pollutants in outdoor air. Ocular surface abnormalities related to air pollution are thought to be a subtype of dry eye disease. However, to date, the...
Nose jobs, tummy tucks and breast enhancements take off in Iran
Nose jobs, tummy tucks and breast enhancements take off in Iran
Plastic surgery is big business in Iran. Whether in a shopping mall, bazaar, on the crowded streets of Tehran or perusing Instagram posts, the parade of bandages temporarily hiding new-and-improved body parts make clear people from many walks of life h...
Plastic surgery could have killed the human Ken Doll
Plastic surgery could have killed the human Ken Doll
Given the huge strides made by the body-positivity movement and the mental-health community, it's hard to believe we live in a world where multiple people would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars (not to mention the weeks of pain and healing) to tr...
'Youth gene' identified by researchers
'Youth gene' identified by researchers
The quest to find the fountain of eternal youth is probably as old as aging itself. New research, published in Current Biology, moves humanity another small step closer to the prize. A gene has been identified that plays a role in keeping people lookin...
Sugar tops 'The Age Fix' reasons for premature aging
Sugar tops 'The Age Fix' reasons for premature aging
Those wanting to look younger without going under the knife may have a new rule book. "The Age Fix," a new book on how to look 10 years younger from plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn makes sugar enemy No. 1 when it comes to achieving a youthful look. I...
Scientists: Aging skin may become a thing of the past
Scientists: Aging skin may become a thing of the past
Scientists have discovered why skin starts to get wrinkly as we get older — and claim it could lead to a new range of anti-aging creams that actually work. The breakthrough came after Newcastle University researchers found an enzyme that normall...
The truth about those 5-minute nonsurgical nose jobs
The truth about those 5-minute nonsurgical nose jobs
Recently, the Internet freaked out over the idea of five-minute nonsurgical nose jobs. In an essay for the Daily Mail, a woman named Joanna Della-Ragione recounted her tale — complete with photographic proof — of walking into Los Angeles pl...
Some doctors think threading the face is best alternative to face-lift surgery
Some doctors think threading the face is best alternative to face-lift surgery
Every year, more than 15 million cosmetic procedures are done in the U.S. and people are always looking for the next best treatment. The latest is actually a new twist on an old controversial procedure that the FDA banned in 2009. But, threading the fa...
'Prejuvenation' treatments are rising with millennials
'Prejuvenation' treatments are rising with millennials
Millennials are hoping to prevent aging by focusing on "prejuvenation," such as injectibles, a trend spurred by social media and celebrity trends.
Botox and the millennial
Botox and the millennial
Social media, selfies and reality TV celebrities are among the influences driving millennials to the cosmetic surgeon's office for neurotoxin injections and more, according to 2015 stats released earlier this year by the American Academy of Facial Plas...
Traffic related air pollution linked to facial dark spots
Traffic related air pollution linked to facial dark spots
Dark spots may not just be a sign of aging. A largescale study of women from Germany and China demonstrated a link between levels air pollution with the formation of dark spots on the skin, known as lentigenes or liver spots. The most pronounced change...
Tech neck treatment Rx: 4 tips to stop smartphone sagging
Tech neck treatment Rx: 4 tips to stop smartphone sagging
Too many hours logged on your smartphone might do more than annoy your partner. Constantly looking down at your techy gadgets can actually age you. The "tech neck" phenomenon is real, and with our mobile generation, it's here to stay. "The repetitive m...