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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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
'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.
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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)...
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...
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...
'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...
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...
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...
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 ...