Fashion Trend May Be Inspiring Surgery

Fashion Trend May Be Inspiring Surgery
​ Historically speaking, plastic surgery has always been a field of medicine influenced by popular culture trends. Angelina Jolie's lips inspired many women to seek collagen fillers, and Kim Kardashian's backside has been credited with an increased number of Brazilian Butt-Lifts. But now, a new trend may be influencing plastic surgery, and it has m...
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Male Plastic Surgery on the Rise Again

Male Plastic Surgery on the Rise Again
​ Cosmetic surgery is a field of elective medicine that once seemed to be reserved for the very rich and famous in society. For the rest of the population, it was too expensive, vain or stigmatized. But the times, they are a-changing - so much so that plastic surgery rates have increased year after year for decades, and it's not just among the 1 pe...
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Bloc Capsulation Trend Raising Red Flags

Bloc Capsulation Trend Raising Red Flags
​ We often hear about how safe and popular breast implants or breast augmentation is, with more than 300,000 procedures performed in 2018 alone. But one less popular yet still related breast procedure we don't hear a lot about is breast implant removal. With a growing number of women concerned about reports of side effects from existing breast impl...
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Abdominal Etching Can Sculpt Defined Abs

Abdominal Etching Can Sculpt Defined Abs
​ Do you work out, eat a healthy diet and maintain a healthy body weight? Do you still find that no matter how hard you work out, or how well you take care of yourself, you still struggle to achieve the fitness results you want? Or maybe you have a slender figure but you simply don't have the time or energy to tone your muscles into the physique yo...
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Less Invasive Plastic Surgery Could Be Coming Soon

Less Invasive Plastic Surgery Could Be Coming Soon
​ When many people think of plastic surgery, they think of the beautiful results this transformative branch of medicine can produce. But many others think of their fear of going "under the knife." That's because while plastic surgery is usually an elective procedure, it's still major surgery, carrying with it the same risks and recovery times as mo...
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Studies Find Addiction Rates High Following Plastic Surgery

Studies Find Addiction Rates High Following Plastic Surgery
​ Two recent studies have found that patients who undergo plastic surgery procedures may be prescribed too many - or not enough - painkillers following their surgery. The studies, which appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Facial Plastic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, claim that doctors may be under- o...
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Florida Attempts Discount Surgery Crackdown

Florida Attempts Discount Surgery Crackdown
For patients looking to save money on plastic surgery without leaving the United States, Florida has become a haven for discount procedures. With many clinics offering lower rates on popular procedures, women and men from around the country are flocking to the sunshine state to get everything from breast augmentation to liposuction to the controver...
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Plastic Surgery Procedures Rose in 2018

Plastic Surgery Procedures Rose in 2018
​ The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released its annual report regarding the most popular plastic surgery procedures completed in 2018, and the numbers may come as a surprise. The annual report not only tracked the most popular procedures, but also offered insight into why the numbers for each procedure are what they are. The No. 1 proce...
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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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