A New Perspective on Plastic Surgery

A New Perspective on Plastic Surgery
​ Be honest: When you hear the term "plastic surgery," what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many people, it's a luxury reserved for the rich and famous. For others, something they want for themselves. But what many people don't think of is the medical side of plastic surgery - the part that helps cancer survivors and accident victims fee...
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Millennials Using Plastic Surgery as Preventative Medicine

Millennials Using Plastic Surgery as Preventative Medicine
​ A January 2019 study by the American Academy of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that more and more millennials are seeking out plastic surgeons like they would any other medical doctor - all in an effort to ward off the signs of aging before they begin. The study claims the younger generation (between ages 23 and 38) view...
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More People Turning to Social Media to Find Plastic Surgeons

More People Turning to Social Media to Find Plastic Surgeons
​ Where do you go to select a plastic surgeon? You should go to a reputable accrediting society first, but a growing number of patients are turning to social media sites like Snapchat and Instagram to find a plastic surgeon. But is this a good idea? "The problem with using social media to select a practitioner is, patients have no way to know if wh...
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Cosmetic Surgery Experiment Causes Backlash

Cosmetic Surgery Experiment Causes Backlash
​ A popular Instagram celebrity and drag queen named Elliott Joseph Rentz, who goes by the drag name Alexis Stone, is speaking out against a barrage of bullying he endured after posting what has been referred to as performance art. The experiment occurred when Rentz pretended to undergo major facial plastic surgery, revealing his new face to his le...
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Patients Duped into Hotel Room Plastic Surgery in Houston

Patients Duped into Hotel Room Plastic Surgery in Houston
It's becoming more and more common here in America: Innocent men and women being fooled by unqualified and fly-by-night persons posing as plastic surgeons. They promise big discounts over board-certified plastic surgeons - and they're literally making a killing doing it. The latest crime originated in Houston, where an anonymous woman has stepped f...
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Allure Magazine Lists Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019

Allure Magazine Lists Top Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019
The new year means plenty of annual lists. Whether they're commemorating the year past or welcoming the year that's about to begin, annual lists give us pause to reflect and to get excited for what's to come. In that spirit, Allure magazine has released its list of "Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends for 2019," and the winners may surprise you. "The bi...
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More Reasons to Avoid Plastic Surgery Tourism

More Reasons to Avoid Plastic Surgery Tourism
For years, Western patients considering plastic surgery have been cautioned against going abroad for trips dubbed "plastic surgery tourism." Though drastically less money than some domestic procedures, foreign plastic surgery can be a big risk, often with unaccredited doctors and substandard care metrics that have left patients dead or seriously di...
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What’s Behind the Beauty Boom in India?

What’s Behind the Beauty Boom in India?
A country known mainly for its rich culture and delicious food, India is becoming known for something quite different: a burgeoning beauty market. But what is behind this new interest in beauty? If sources are to be believed, it's a combination of several factors. Dr. Ryan Mitchell is a plastic surgeon based in Henderson, Nevada, who has been follo...
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Patients May Have Contracted HIV from Vampire Facials

Patients May Have Contracted HIV from Vampire Facials
It's known as the "vampire facial," a platelet-rich plasma facial that begins with microdermabrasion and then takes the patient's own blood, spins it in a centrifuge, and injects the platelets back into the patient's skin. It's been talked about by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Bar Rafaeli, but now it's making headlines for a different reason...
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BAAPS Calls for British Ban on Brazilian Butt-Lift Procedure

BAAPS Calls for British Ban on Brazilian Butt-Lift Procedure
A quick internet search of the phrase "Brazilian Butt-Lift" is not for the faint of heart – and it has nothing to do with graphic descriptions or before-and-after surgery photos. The scariest thing about the popular derriere-enhancing procedure is not the results, but the surgery itself. That's because, as the headlines show, the Brazilian Butt-Lif...
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Can Plastic Surgery Videos on YouTube Be Trusted?

Can Plastic Surgery Videos on YouTube Be Trusted?
A recent study by Rutgers University published in the Journal of the American Medical Association publication JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery has revealed that a majority of the most popular, so-called "educational" plastic surgery videos on YouTube are more marketing material than actual education. But while this may not be surprising, experts argue i...
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Another Travel Surgery Warning

Another Travel Surgery Warning
Experts are warning plastic surgery patients once again to beware of foreign plastic surgery trips after a 29-year-old woman from Leeds, England, died while undergoing a Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure in Turkey recently. The procedure removes fat from areas around the body such as the stomach and thighs, and then transfers that fat into the buttocks...
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Lip-Lifts Are the New Trend in Plastic Surgery

Lip-Lifts Are the New Trend in Plastic Surgery
In 2018, it's safe to say if there's something you don't like about your appearance, there's a product - or a surgery - that can fix it. Don't like your hair color? Dye it. Don't like your weight? Diet. Don't like the philtral length between your upper lip and the bottom of your nose? Well, there's a fix for that, too, and it's called a lip-lift. M...
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Radiofrequency Toning Gets a Makeover of Its Own

Radiofrequency Toning Gets a Makeover of Its Own
When radiofrequency (RF) toning was introduced to the masses at plastic surgery clinics around the world in 2001, patients rejoiced at the idea of non-invasive skin tightening. But while effective, RF toning could be somewhat unpredictable - and that unpredictability often had painful consequences. "The problem with older RF toning machines is that...
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Is Kybella Facing a Backlash?

Is Kybella Facing a Backlash?
Chances are, if you have tried to lose weight before, you are all too familiar with the notion that some deposits of body fat are easier to lose than others. One area that many people struggle to shed excess fat from is the chin. Called submental fullness, extra fat in the chin (also known as a double chin) was once nearly impossibly to lose. That ...
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Cool Tool Alert: Sunbathing Calculator

Cool Tool Alert: Sunbathing Calculator
Be honest: Do you understand how your sunblock works? Or rather, do you understand the meaning of that telltale number on the bottle? Is SPF 15 really any better than SPF 50, and how can you tell the difference? Well, to answer your questions, sunblock works like this: Say you're pretty fair, and when you go outside, your skin starts to burn within...
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Rising Rap Star Cardi B. Admits to Basement Butt-Lift

Rising Rap Star Cardi B. Admits to Basement Butt-Lift
She may not yet be a household name, but if turning on your radio is any indication, rising rap artist Cardi B. will be soon enough. After getting her start on VH1's reality show "Love & Hip Hop: New York" in 2015, Cardi left the show in 2016 to dedicate her time to her budding music career. Today, in addition to her own songs, her rapping is f...
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New Study Links Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer Tumor Size

New Study Links Breast Augmentation, Breast Cancer Tumor Size
​ For women concerned that undergoing breast augmentation may increase their risk of breast cancer, or delay a diagnosis of breast cancer, there could be some new hope in the April 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The findings are the results of a study conducted by ...
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What on Earth Is the Markle Sparkle?

What on Earth Is the Markle Sparkle?
The world has always loved a royal wedding. From the over-the-top wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon in 1502 to the July 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, royal weddings have a way of captivating the rest of us like nothing else. Maybe it's because it gives us a peek into a world not usually made public, or the chanc...
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Plastic Surgery Still Increasing Among Male Patients

Plastic Surgery Still Increasing Among Male Patients
Plastic surgery has long been considered a woman-dominated field, at least as far as patients are concerned. But that could soon change, because, according to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, plastic surgery among men has increased by 29 percent since the year 2000. Still, that number pales in comparison to the number of procedures sought ...
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