Plastic Surgery News

Blue Light From Digital Devices May Contribute to Skin Aging

By Mary Broome | March 2, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

There’s no doubt that ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a primary contributor to skin aging as well as other skin conditions, but researchers are now starting to question the effects of our digital […]

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Considering Liposuction? Here’s Why You Can Live Without It

By Mary Broome | February 23, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

By March, many individuals find maintaining their New Year’s resolutions of getting fit to be more difficult than expected. Perhaps you are still putting in the hours at the gym but aren’t seeing the results […]

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Is Now the Right Time for a Nose Job? Rhinoplasty in the Age of COVID-19

By Mary Broome | February 16, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News |
 

As measures to fight COVID-19 continue, such as mask mandates and work from home policies, many individuals have found 2021 to be the perfect time to get a nose job. When compared to other cosmetic […]

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RealSelf Reveals the Top 20 Highest Rated Cosmetic Procedures of the Year, According to RealSelf Worth It Ratings Shared by Patients

By Mary Broome | February 9, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

RealSelf, a popular destination for cosmetic treatment news and information for patients and doctors alike, recently released their Top 20 Highest Rated Cosmetic Procedures of the Year. Thousands of real patients rated their favorite procedures […]

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The COVID-19 Vaccine and Breast Implants: Do They Affect One Another?

By Mary Broome | February 2, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

As the COVID-19 vaccine continues to be administered, there have been a few cases of inflammatory reactions in those who currently have dermal filler. However, plastic surgeons across the country have urged individuals not to […]

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As Self-Care ‘Tweakments’ Surge, Two Medical Aesthetic Companies Join Forces

By Mary Broome | January 26, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

As demand for aesthetic treatments rise, two medical aesthetic companies, Merz Aesthetics and Candela Corporation are working together to provide what they describe to be “one of the broadest medical aesthetics portfolios in the world.” […]

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Why Men Are Starting to Get Fillers

By Mary Broome | January 19, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

A common myth regarding plastic surgery and medical aesthetics is that it is only for women. However, procedures for men are on the rise, and more men than ever have been choosing dermal fillers to […]

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Does the COVID Vaccine Pose Potential Side Effects for Dermal Filler Patients? A Dermatologist Weighs In

By Mary Broome | January 12, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Now that the FDA-approved Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations are being circulated, individuals with dermal filler or other cosmetic injections want to know if they will experience side effects after receiving the vaccination. At least […]

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The Evolving Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | January 5, 2021 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Over the last four years, there has been a 25% increase in the use of Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) for cosmetic procedures. The natural growth factors found in PRP now serve many different purposes for patients. From […]

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The Innovative New Ways Plastic Surgeons Are Using Injectables to Sculpt the Face

By Mary Broome | December 29, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Sculpting the face with injectables, such as dermal fillers or Botox, is an art form for many plastic surgeons. Non-surgical medical aesthetic treatments can be used to alter facial features in amazing ways without ever […]

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Our COVID-19 Response

 

Dear Friends, On April 24, 2020, Governor Lee released the “Tennessee Pledge,” a plan to help Tennesseans return to work in a safe environment, restore their livelihoods and reboot our state’s economy following the outbreak […]

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Recovering from BBL Surgery

By Mary Broome | December 22, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery, or BBL, is a popular plastic surgery procedure that involves transferring fat from different areas of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, to the buttocks to create a more […]

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Tips to Feel Good and Look Great this Holiday Season and Into the New Year

By Mary Broome | December 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

As we look forward to the holiday season and ringing in the new year, we all want to look and feel our best. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we can help you get […]

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Why Some Plastic Surgeons Say the ‘Control Factor’ Is Fueling a Rise in Aesthetic Treatments During COVID

By Mary Broome | December 8, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

In every region across the country, the rise of patients requesting aesthetic treatments has been on the rise throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is no sign of slowing down. Some plastic surgeons suggest the […]

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The Aesthetic Treatments Doctors Say Millennials Should Get This Winter

By Mary Broome | December 1, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Millennials are a youthful generation, but there are several cosmetic treatments that can help them slow the aging process before it begins to show. By taking care of their skin now, millennials can help prevent […]

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What a Proactive Anti-Aging Skin-Care Routine Looks Like

By Mary Broome | November 24, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

It’s never too early to begin your anti-aging regimen. In fact, a proactive skin care routine can help you maintain a youthful look for decades down the line. Consider these tips and tricks for how […]

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The Procedures Plastic Surgeons Say Generation Xers Want Most

 

It’s hard to believe that the generation that brought us the bold power shoulder, as well as the iconic grunge look in the 90s, is finally all grown up. Even in middle age adulthood, Generation […]

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According to Plastic Surgeons, Masks Are Causing More People to Get Cosmetic Surgery on Their Ears

By Mary Broome | November 10, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, plastic surgeons have seen cosmetic treatments on the rise as more and more individuals spend their days looking at themselves on Zoom, or perhaps finally have the time on their […]

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The Best In-Office Back Treatments to Undergo During Winter Break

By Mary Broome | November 3, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

With holiday vacations and winter break just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your end of the year aesthetic treatments. If you’re unsure which treatment to choose, consider these top […]

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What Exactly to Look for in Breast Lift Results

By Mary Broome | October 27, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Changing breast form and shape is a natural, albeit frustrating part of aging. Whether it is due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormones, or gravity, women may find that their breasts are no longer as perky or […]

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Surgery for Benign Breast Disease Does Not Impair Future Breastfeeding Capability

By Mary Broome | October 20, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Benign breast disease is incredibly frequent in women across the country. In fact, in the United States, nearly one million women are diagnosed with a benign breast condition each year, and approximately one in two […]

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Delayed Breast Reconstruction

By Mary Broome | October 13, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Did you know that over 70% of women do not know that undergoing breast reconstruction at the time of mastectomy or lumpectomy is an option? Waiting to undergo breast reconstruction is completely okay and understandable. […]

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Breast Implants – Certain Labeling Recommendations to Improve Patient Communication

By Mary Broome | October 6, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

The Food and Drug Administration recently released a final guidance containing recommendations for the labeling components, such as format and content, of saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants. This guidance was developed with the intent […]

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How to Address Tired-Looking Eyes, Crow’s Feet, and Dark Circles

By Mary Broome | September 29, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

If you notice crow’s feet, wrinkles, heavy brows, saggy lids, or puffiness around your eyes, you’re not alone. When it comes to aging, one of the first places individuals begin to notice the appearance of […]

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What can you do to help your injectable fillers last longer?

By Mary Broome | September 22, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

It’s no surprise that dermal fillers are one of the most popular choices for cosmetic treatment across the country. Dermal fillers can help smooth wrinkles, restore facial volume, and plump lips before slowly fading away […]

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Why Interest in BOTOX® Cosmetic Is Booming

By Mary Broome | September 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

With Covid-19 keeping individuals at home, plastic surgeons across the country have seen a rise in patients. More specifically, one New York dermatologist Michele Green, MD notes that the largest number of patients and most […]

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How to Use Active Anti-Aging Ingredients If You Have Sensitive Skin

By Mary Broome | September 8, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

If you suffer from skin irritation when using anti-aging products that contain ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C, or glycolic acid, you’re not alone. Sensitive skin is a common and frustrating problem for many individuals. […]

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Why Plastic Surgeons Say 2020 Is the Year of the ‘Daddy Do-Over’

By Mary Broome | September 1, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

You’ve heard about the ‘Mommy Makeover’ but have you heard about the ‘Daddy Do-Over?’ Despite the unpredictability of 2020, one thing that did go as expected by the Aesthetic Society is the rise in men […]

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Masks Are Making Us Eye-Obsessed – & Cosmetic Surgeries Are On The Rise

By Mary Broome | August 25, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

As we continue to wear masks in public, people are becoming more focused on their visible features, especially the eyes. Eye procedures, such as Botox injections and brow lifts, are trending in the world of […]

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Chins Are the New Cheeks: Why Chin-Enhancing Options Are Trending

By Mary Broome | August 18, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

For decades, those interested in facial rejuvenation have focused mainly on the cheeks and eyes. Now, chin enhancement is trending among men and women who wish to add or remove volume in the chin area […]

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How Long Is the Recovery for a Breast Augmentation?

By Mary Broome | August 11, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Are you interested in breast augmentation surgery? Like any operation, this popular plastic surgery procedure requires extensive preparation and recovery time. Each individual who undergoes breast augmentation will have a unique experience, but a complete […]

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Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Facial Asymmetry

By Mary Broome | August 4, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Facial asymmetry is something that everyone experiences. 100% of the population has an asymmetrical face, which explains why many people feel they have a “bad” side or a “good side,” especially when taking photos. No […]

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Kissability Study Results Suggest Both Subject and Partner Satisfaction With Restylane Kysse

By Mary Broome | July 28, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Restylane recently performed a Kissability study of its injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) lip filler, Restylane Kysse. The study included both subject and partner satisfaction, and the results were overwhelmingly positive. The Kissability study found 100% […]

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Lifestyle, Age, and Sex Affect Several Biophysical Properties of the Skin

By Mary Broome | July 21, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

According to a study from the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, lifestyle habits may affect the skin’s sebum levels, pH, and subcutaneous hydration. Factors including diet, sleeping habits, time spent on electronic devices, age, and sex […]

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The Sunscreen Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know About SPF

By Mary Broome | July 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Finding the right sunscreen for your skin type and ingredient preferences can be overwhelming. Today, sunscreen labels list many different terms and claims. How can you know what they all mean, and better yet, what […]

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FDA Approves the Chin Filler JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC From Allergan Aesthetics

By Mary Broome | July 7, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie Company, has received FDA approval to use JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC for the use of chin augmentation in adults over 21 years old. This marks the fifth approval among JUVÉDERM cosmetic fillers […]

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American Society of Plastic Surgeons Predicts New Industry Trends Amidst COVID-19 Reopenings

 

The world’s largest plastic surgeon organization, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), recently conducted a survey to discover which plastic surgery procedures are top of mind for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. As consultations […]

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Now Offering Curbside Pickup!

 

Do you need to replenish your stock of skincare products? We can help – Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery now offers CURBSIDE PICKUP! To place an order for contactless pickup Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm or Friday, […]

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Could Be Effective For Hair Loss

 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can be an effective and safe hair loss treatment for many adults. During PRP hair restoration treatment, a specialist will draw the patient’s blood, then place it into a centrifuge that […]

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New Technique Retains Nipple Color in Men After Breast Reduction

 

When plastic surgeons perform breast reduction surgery for men, they typically temporarily remove the nipple and regraft it back to the breast at the end of surgery. For some patients, this results in lighter nipples, […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Dermaplaning

 

Have you ever tried dermaplaning? This popular skin treatment removes dead skin and hair from the face, resulting in a smooth, glowing, youthful complexion. It also allows skin care products to absorb more easily and […]

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The FDA Requests Allergan Voluntarily Recall BIOCELL Textured Breast Implants and Tissue Expanders

 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested that Allergan recall its BIOCELL textured breast implants and tissue expanders to protect individuals from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and BIA-ALCL-related complications and deaths. […]

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What Is A Breast Reduction and What Are the Benefits of This Procedure?

 

Women wish to undergo breast reduction surgery for several reasons. Whether they desire smaller, more proportional breasts, or wish to alleviate physical discomfort caused by their large breasts, getting a breast reduction can offer life-changing […]

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4 Things You Can Do Now to Prep for Postponed Cosmetic Surgery

 

Some of us are using this extra time at home to spring clean, spend more quality with loved ones, or even try a new workout routine. However, if you had plastic surgery or a cosmetic […]

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How to Maintain Injectable Results Under Quarantine

 

We are still facing unprecedented times, and all elective procedures in the country have been put on hold until our local, state and federal authorities deem it safe. Many patients who regularly schedule noninvasive treatments, […]

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How to Make Your Daily Beauty Routine More Hygienic

By Mary Broome | April 15, 2020 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Dermatologists and aestheticians have been telling us not to touch our faces for years— and now you can add the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the mix. In current times, mindlessly rubbing […]

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How Doctors Are Prioritizing Care During the Coronavirus Crisis

 

As the COVID-19 statistics become increasingly grim, more hospitals and healthcare systems are postponing nonessential surgeries. While surgeries like breast augmentation and rhinoplasty can wait, many are wondering whether procedures such as reconstructing a breast […]

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How Laser and Radiofrequency Treatments Rejuvenate Your Skin

 

One of the most common aesthetic concerns is how to stop the signs of aging. While some supplements and dietary changes may be able to help, laser and radiofrequency skin treatments are known to be […]

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Botox is Now Being Used for Body Contouring

 

Noninvasive body contouring treatments are incredibly popular these days. But the latest way of sculpting your body without going under the knife? Botox. Along with being an effective way to smooth out wrinkles on the […]

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Traditional Facelift Vs Noninvasive Facelift

 

Are you considering a facelift to reduce the signs of aging? Thanks to dermal fillers and other skin injections, some patients may not need to undergo a surgical facelift. For younger patients who might not need the traditional […]

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Patience is Important After Your Mommy Makeover

 

Motherhood is a beautiful experience, and while mothers adore their children, they are often left feeling unhappy with the ways pregnancy and childbirth have changed their bodies. Loss of volume in the breasts, sagging skin […]

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Tackling Common Tummy Tuck Myths

 

For men and women alike, a flat stomach is the epitome of a fit, healthy and attractive figure. But whether due to genetics, childbearing or lifestyle habits, achieving that slim and smooth belly can feel […]

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The Aesthetic Treatments You Should Be Getting Now in Order to See Results by Summer

 

You don’t have to love winter to acknowledge that the season does come with some unique perks. Perhaps the best of all is that the colder months are the ideal time to rejuvenate your skin, […]

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Interest in Plastic Surgery Revisions on the Rise, According to New RealSelf Report

 

RealSelf recently released their Aesthetics Trend Report which highlights the 20 non-surgical and surgical procedures that saw the highest year-over-year growth in interest. According to this report, interest in plastic surgery and corrective procedures is […]

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AbbVie Creates Allergan Aesthetics and Names New Leadership Team

 

Research-based biopharmaceutical company AbbVie has announced the creation of a new global business, Allergan Aesthetics. Operating under the AbbVie umbrella, Allergan Aesthetics will include leading aesthetic products like BOTOX Cosmetic, the JUVEDERM collection of dermal […]

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How To Decide If You Need A Breast Lift, Breast Implants Or Both

 

Throughout her lifetime, a woman’s body goes through many changes – especially during pregnancy. This can cause her breasts to sag and lose volume. Breast augmentation with or without lift can be a great option […]

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The Most Commonly Asked Questions About In-Office Procedures, Answered

 

Will rhinoplasty surgery impact the rest of my face? How can I tell if I’m a candidate for a facelift? These questions, along with many others, are frequently asked by individuals who are new to […]

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What Is Lip Edge Filler?

 

A procedure that’s already popular in Korea, lip edge filler, is gaining popularity in the United States. Rather than adding volume to the entire lip, this technique is designed to slightly raise the edges of […]

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I Got Filler To Reduce My Acne Scarring — Here Are The Results

 

Acne scars can permanently alter the texture of your skin, causing ‘dents’ to form in place of pimples. In order to improve the overall texture and appearance of her skin, Amerley Ollennu, writer for Refinery […]

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Why This Face Shape Is the Secret to a Youthful Look

 

According to West Palm Beach dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer, the heart-shaped face is considered to be the ideal face shape because it is seen as more youthful. This is because, as we age, the fat […]

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How Jawline Fillers Are Used To Sculpt The Face

 

Popular among men and women, jawline fillers help patients achieve a slimmer and more defined jawline. During treatment, providers use a cannula to layer hyaluronic acid filler among muscle tissue in the jawline, contouring the […]

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Lower Facelift vs. Neck Lift: What’s the Difference?

 

Age, genetics, and gravity can cause the skin in the neck and chest to loosen and sag. Unfortunately, no amount of skin creams and at-home treatments can tighten the skin and restore its youthful appearance. […]

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How to Make the Most of Acids in Your Skin Care Routine

 

Our skin is constantly shedding old cells and creating new ones. As the cells regenerate, old skin cells remain on the surface of the skin, clogging pores and hair follicles. Dermatologic surgeon Amy Paul recommends […]

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Cosmetic Surgery and the Psychology of Aging

 

A study published in the Journal of Aging Studies uncovered that, as individuals age, their motivations for undergoing cosmetic procedures change. Data was collected from a group of men and women between the ages of […]

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FDA Proposes Boxed Warning for Breast Implants

 

On Wednesday, the US FDA proposed that breast implant manufacturers use a boxed warning to spell out possible complications from the devices. Patients should be informed of the risk of rare cancers (BIA-ALCL), other symptoms […]

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Which Cosmetic Procedures Are Safe—and Which Aren’t—During Cancer Treatment?

 

Many people recognize that cancer has the possibility of touching their lives. When it actually happens, they’re unprepared for how the diagnosis will affect them physically and emotionally. In addition to making patients feel ill, […]

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Post-Summer Skin Rehab: 6 Doctor-Approved Treatments to Reverse Sun Damage

 

After the summer ends, many individuals continue to experience the effects of sun damage, whether it be in the form of a year-round tan, extra freckles, or melasma. RealSelf interviewed plastic surgeons and dermatologists, and […]

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The Complete Guide to Breast Reduction Surgery

 

Did you know that breast reduction surgery is consistently ranked high in patient satisfaction studies? Unlike a majority of plastic surgeries, breast reduction procedures help women to relieve the physical symptoms associated with larger breasts, […]

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FDA Approves Juvéderm VOLUMA For Mid-Face Injection Via Cannula

 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the use of Juvéderm VOLUMA XC with a TSK STERiGLIDE cannula for cheek augmentation procedures. Juvéderm VOLUMA is a hyaluronic acid gel dermal filler that has […]

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After Nursing, Mothers Turn to Breast Lift with Fat Transfer

 

When a woman breastfeeds, gravity and weight changes can result in a loss of volume in the upper part of the breast. Nipples may sag, and the breasts may take a more elliptical shape. To […]

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Changes to Abdominal Muscles After Pregnancy May Affect ‘Tummy Tuck’ Results

 

The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) published a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This study uncovered that postpartum changes in the abdominal muscles affect the outcome of tummy tuck […]

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Children’s Skin Health Is Shaped By Their Mothers’

 

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology published a study in which a team of researchers evaluated the relationship between a mother’s bacteria and her child’s. 158 children participated in the study, and 50 of those children […]

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Americans Crave Younger-Looking Eyes, According to Facial Plastic Surgeons

 

Recent studies have found that men and women who undergo eye treatments are seen as more likable and trustworthy. These discoveries have been met with an increased popularity in eyelid treatments. The American Academy of […]

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5 Things Anyone Considering Liposuction Needs to Know

 

A surgical procedure designed to remove fat, liposuction helps patients to sculpt and tighten stubborn areas of their body. This procedure is especially helpful for individuals who cannot seem to lose pockets of unwanted fat […]

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Oklahoma Plastic Surgeons ‘Erase The Hate’ In Tattoo Removal Campaign

 

In Oklahoma City, a local plastic surgery office is removing gang and hate-related tattoos for free. The service is designed to ‘Erase the Hate’ from the community by giving people the opportunity to remove images […]

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Two Types of Rhinoplasty Explained – Cosmetic vs Functional

 

Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is most commonly recognized as a cosmetic procedure. However, many people do not know that there are two types of rhinoplasty: cosmetic and functional. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is type […]

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Scientists Discover Pathway to Skin Regeneration

 

Ultraviolet light from the sun causes what experts call photoaging. This form of aging appears in the form of dark spots and wrinkles. Scientists have been working to uncover ways to eliminate signs of photoaging, […]

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Boomers Back on Dating Scene Spurring Rise in Cosmetic Procedures, Per ASPS Statistics

 

New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons have revealed that more patients over the age of 55 are opting for cosmetic procedures. Surgeons have concluded that this surge in procedures can be […]

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‘Daddy-Do-Overs’: Men Increasingly Getting Plastic Surgery

 

According to a new report, more men are taking advantage of cosmetic procedures, with the majority being middle aged. Surgeons believe that the increase in interest is triggered by men noticing changes in their bodies […]

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Treatment and Prevention of Spider Veins

 

Appearing as blue, purple, or red lines on the skin, spider veins are small, damaged veins that form on the legs and face. While they do not cause any harm, some patients wish to remove […]

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What Constitutes Beauty, and How Is It Perceived?

 

Biology, psychology, culture, and society influence the way we view attractiveness. Even at a young age, humans automatically categorize a person as beautiful or not. Previous studies concluded that attractiveness was determined by waist-to-hip ratio […]

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Three Minimally Invasive Beauty Enhancements That Offer Natural Results

 

While there is an upward trend in cosmetic enhancements, some patients are favoring nonsurgical options over aesthetic surgery. These non-invasive treatments allow patients to achieve their rejuvenation goals through natural options rather than through artificial […]

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5 Common Post-Pregnancy Body Changes—and What You Can Do About Them

 

Pregnancy adds a great deal of stress to a woman’s body, and after pregnancy, many women experience physical changes that make them feel self-conscious about their appearance. To help women bring back their confidence, plastic […]

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Study Proposes New Standards for Safely Performing Brazilian Butt Lift

 

Fat grafting, a popular technique used in the Brazilian butt lift procedure, has attracted a growing concern about complications resulting from the surgery. To address this concern, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons conducted a […]

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Considering breast augmentation for beach season? Here’s when you should plan your surgery

 

With summer fast-approaching, many patients are considering breast augmentation as a way of getting their bodies beach-ready. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the best time to undergo a breast augmentation procedure is […]

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“I Got Fillers for My Chronic Under Eye Circles and the Results Were Impressive”

 

Under eye bags aren’t just a sign of sleep deprivation or an allergic reaction. Age and heredity can take a toll on the body and result in chronically puffy, swollen, or saggy eyes. As we […]

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To Breast Lift Or Not To Breast Lift?

 

Designed to lift a patient’s breast tissue and nipple, breast lift procedures remove excess skin in order to give patients a more youthful appearance. Breast lifts are often considered by women who are unhappy with […]

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‘Tummy Tuck’ Can Be Safely Performed in Obese Patients, Study Reports

 

A study conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons concluded that tummy tuck surgery (also known as abdominoplasty) can be safely performed on obese patients. The study included 82 patients who underwent tummy tuck […]

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Americans Spent More than $16.5 Billion on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in 2018

 

In a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), researchers discovered that Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic and minimally invasive procedures in 2018, marking a 4% increase from 2017. […]

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Allergan 360° Aesthetics Report Explores Patients’ Needs and Motivations

 

Allergan PLC recently released a study (360° Aesthetics Report) in which researchers observed cosmetic trends worldwide. Through the study, Allergen collected data from 14,500 consumers and 1,300 plastic surgeons in 18 countries. Results concluded that […]

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Dermatologists Reveal the Most Cost-Effective Ways to Beat Hyperpigmentation

 

Whether due to too much time in the sun or post-pregnancy melasma, hyperpigmentation is a common condition in which areas of the skin appear darker than others. These dark spots can be difficult to fade, […]

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With Abdominal Etching, Plastic Surgeons Help Patients Get ‘Six-Pack Abs’

 

A new liposuction technique is emerging in which plastic surgeons are able to sculpt their patient’s abdomen into a six-pack. During the procedure, surgeons address abdominal fat in both the surface and deep layers, drawing […]

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New Statistics Show This Collagen-Boosting Procedure Is Majorly Trending

 

Based on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released data, there is a significant uptick in the number collagen-boosting cosmetic treatments performed, including Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and fat transfer procedures. Plastic surgeons believe […]

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New Plastic Surgery Stats Reveal Trends Toward Body Enhancement

 

Recently released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) indicate that nearly a quarter million more plastic surgery procedures were performed in 2018 than have been performed is previous years. These statistics suggest […]

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Deep Plane Facelifting Technique and Other Methods Equally Safe, Study Suggests

 

Essentially the same as a superficial muscular aponeurotic system facelift (SMAS), deep plane facelifts target release and movement of muscle and fat layers in the face. This is differs from the traditional facelift procedure which […]

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Here’s What to Do About All That Loose Skin After Weight Loss, According to Doctors

 

While rapid weight loss has a number of benefits (increased energy levels, smaller clothing sizes, more body definition, etc.), a common side effect is loose skin. Loose, hanging skin occurs due to the the skin […]

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RealSelf Ranks the “Most Worth It” Surgical and Nonsurgical Procedures for 2019

 

Using customers’ ratings, RealSelf recently published the surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures that are deemed “most worth it” for 2019. The results conclude that the highest satisfaction rates for surgical treatments are linked to breast […]

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Autologous Breast Reconstruction is a Safe Alternative After Implant Failure

 

After a mastectomy, breast implants are the primary choice for breast reconstruction. However, what happens when implant-based reconstruction fails? Plastic surgeons suggest using an autologous breast reconstruction technique for women who have had implant-related complications. […]

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Volume Loss, Not Just ‘Sagging,’ Causes Upper Lip Aging

 

Researchers have discovered a new contributor to upper lip aging – volume loss. As we age, the upper lip lengthens and the soft tissue thickness decreases. The lengthening and thinning of the upper lip leads […]

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Breast Augmentation and Liposuction Procedures Are Evolving in 2019

 

Plastic surgeons are noticing a shift in the way patients think about breast augmentation and liposuction procedures. For breast augmentation procedures, patients are beginning to choose implants that have a teardrop shape rather than a […]

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Changes to Well-Being or Appearance Likely in 2019

 

RealSelf recently published a survey, which concluded that 82% of adults plan on making changes to their well-being or appearance in 2019. More than 36% of these adults reported that they plan on undergoing one […]

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Botox May Help Prevent Migraines

 

Botox injections are known to decrease the frequency of migraines. However, a recent study has been exploring the use of Botox treatments as a way of preventing migraine headaches. Pooled data showed that, in comparison […]

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Ablative Fractional Skin Resurfacing Demonstrates Improved Scar Results

By Mary Broome | January 14, 2019 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

In a recent study, researchers evaluated the efficacy of using fractional CO2 laser treatment to improve the outcome of skin grafts. Researchers measured the pigmentation, resizing, and roughness of skin grafts after treating with the […]

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Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

 

In an article published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a study reveals that nasal surgery can relieve obstructed breathing and, as a result, can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in select patients. 85% […]

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Treatment Attempts to Dissolve Cellulite

By Mary Broome | January 2, 2019 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Cellulite is difficult to eliminate as the ligaments tether themselves from the underlying muscles to the skin. Over the years, there have been several treatments that were designed to improve the appearance of cellulite, but […]

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New Method of Breast Reconstruction May Reduce Pain for Some Cancer Survivors

 

Plastic surgeons are studying a new approach to breast reconstruction in which they place implants on top of rather than under the pectoral muscles. This places the implants just underneath the skin where breast tissue […]

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Dermatologists Debunk Common Misconceptions About Laser Hair Removal

 

As a clinically tested, FDA-approved cosmetic treatment, laser hair removal is a safe and effective solution for removing unwanted hair. However, if the procedure is not done properly by a skilled laser technician with the […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings

 

Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf Hall of Fame Award for High Patient Ratings and Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education on RealSelf Nashville, TN Plastic Surgeon Named Among the Top 1,000 Aesthetic Doctors on […]

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Tummy Tuck Reduces Back Pain and Incontinence

 

New research shows that although abdominoplasty (also known as the “tummy tuck”) is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it may have more functional benefits. The study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (the official medical […]

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Cosmetic Procedures on the Rise

 

Minimally-invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures are on the rise. In fact, these treatments are growing faster than surgical treatments. The procedure that grew the fastest last year was the use of lasers to treat cellulite. […]

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Natural Facelift with Facial Exercises/Yoga

By Mary Broome | November 19, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , , ,
 

A study conducted by Northwestern Medicine asked women (aged 45-60) to perform various facial exercises 30 minutes a day for 8 weeks. After 8 weeks, participants were asked to perform the same exercises every other […]

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E-Cigarette Vaping Negatively Impacts Wound Healing

By Mary Broome | November 12, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

A recent study conducted by Boston Medical Center (BMC) concluded that e-cigarette vaping negatively affects skin wound healing, similar to the damage caused by traditional cigarette smoking. Based on these results, surgeons are recommending that […]

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The Top Plastic Surgery Trends of 2019

 

With the increase in social media use and celebrity cosmetic procedures, plastic surgery has become more mainstream. More people than ever are undergoing cosmetic procedures as a way of boosting their self-confidence and achieving their […]

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The Changing Face of Beauty in America

By Mary Broome | October 29, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

With the increase in masks, serums, and contour kits, more women are choosing to undergo minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in order to achieved their desired look. However, the culture surrounding plastic surgery varies from city […]

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Excess Skin Removal Following Weight Loss

 

As weight-loss surgery technology continues to advance, patients can now lose 300 pounds or more. However, once they lose a significant amount of weight, many patients find that they have excess skin or skin rolls, […]

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Number of Adults Considering Aesthetic Treatments on the Rise

 

In 2018, 4 in 5 Americans report a desire to change at least one part of their body. Medical aesthetics treatments have become more widely accepted in self-care routines. According to a survey conducted by […]

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Allergan Acquires Bonti Inc, Maker of Fast-Acting Injectable

 

Allergan, the global pharmaceutical company behind Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm fillers and Kybella,  announced that it is acquiring Bonti Inc. Bonti Inc has been developing a new neuromodulator called EB-001 to be used for both cosmetic […]

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Facial Rejuvenation Procedures Should Be Customized For Each Patient

 

“Facial rejuvenation” is a term that can be applied to a bevy of popular procedures, including cheek/chin augmentation and brow lifts. When it comes to determining the best procedure for you, remember that no two […]

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Sad About Wrinkles? Botox Can Help With Depression

By Mary Broome | September 18, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

In a study that examined the connection between Botox and depression, scientists discovered that many patients reported better moods and fewer depressive symptoms after receiving the popular neuromodulator. The reason why Botox improves your mood […]

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Why Eating Healthy Helps You Heal After Plastic Surgery

 

Before going under the knife, many individuals spend time researching plastic surgery procedures, reading reviews from doctors, and sitting in consultations. However, one area that many people overlook is their diet. If you don’t eat […]

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Two Anti-Aging Alternatives to Traditional Injectables: Fat Injections and PRP

 

As adults get older, their skin loses elasticity, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles, prominent laugh lines and jowls, and overall flattening of facial curves. To help patients look and feel their best, plastic surgeons […]

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What You Do In The Years After a Facelift Can Affect Your Results

 

While the skin loses elasticity with age, facelifts allow individuals to enjoy younger-looking skin. However, did you know that the way you take care of your skin after a facelift can greatly impact the outcome? […]

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Plastic Surgery Recovery: 6 Tips For Healthy, Stress-Free Healing

 

The most common concern that patients have on their cosmetic surgery journey is how to prepare for it and what to expect during their recovery. Of course you should discuss with your board-certified plastic surgeon; however, […]

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How Plastic Surgery Trends Are Often Influenced by Where You Live

 

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released the annual report on plastic surgery trends. It’s no surprise that selfie culture has brought more people into plastic surgery practices in the past year, asking […]

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All You Need to Know About Face Acids

 

While it may sound intimidating, using acids in your skincare regime is one of the best skin care practices you can have. Leading to clearer, brighter skin, acids help exfoliate the skin as well as […]

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J. Jason Wendel, M.D. Named a 2018 American Institute of Plastic Surgeons’ 10 Best in Tennessee For Patient Satisfaction

 

The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons has recognized the exceptional performance of Tennessee’s Plastic Surgeon J. Jason Wendel, M.D. as 2018 10 Best Plastic Surgeons for Patient Satisfaction. The American Institute of Plastic Surgeons is […]

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Good News for Women With Breast Cancer: Many Don’t Need Chemo

 

This year, there is expected to be 260,000 new cases of breast cancer. However, according to a major international study, researchers have found that 70% of women with breast cancer can skip chemotherapy. The data […]

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Understanding Upper Facelift, Mid Facelift and Lower Facelift

 

Three of the most important terms to understand regarding facelift surgery are upper facelift, mid facelift and lower facelift. With varying techniques and areas affected by the treatment, patients who are considering a facelift should […]

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Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty

By Mary Broome | June 29, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery published a study that attributes dorsal reduction surgery to a patient’s improved social perception. Dr. Cherian Kandathil, M.D. and his colleagues assessed over 800 patients’ images who underwent rhinoplasty procedures to […]

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Non-surgical Solutions For Stretch Marks

 

It can be disappointing for a new mom when she puts in the work to lose her baby weight only to end up with stretch marks. Some moms find stretch marks innocuous while others are […]

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Why More Men Are Getting Plastic Surgery Right Now

 

Since 1997, the number of men seeking cosmetic surgery and aesthetic procedures has tripled, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, reaching 1.2 million procedures in 2015. Traditionally, women make up the majority […]

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Middle-Aged Men at Greater Risk for Melanoma

By Mary Broome | June 7, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , , ,
 

According to a new report from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caucasian men between the ages of 55 and 64 are more likely than women to develop melanoma, and they often present with more aggressive forms […]

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Using Fillers to Simulate Instagram Filters

 

After downloading Instagram for the first time, author Brennan Kilbane realized the power and popularity of beautifying oneself through filters and apps like Facetune. He reached out to a cosmetic dermatologist in New York City […]

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What’s the Difference Between Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin?

 

The leading wrinkle treatment, Botox, has been joined by other injectable botulinum toxins, Dysport and Xeomin. One Charlotte’s Book reader wanted to know the real reason to ask for Botox by brand name or if […]

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Plastic Surgery Trends of 2017

 

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has released their annual report on plastic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic treatment trends. The ASAPS works with an independent research firm to compile the national data for procedures […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Earns Respected RealSelf 100 Award For Ongoing Commitment to Consumer Education and High Patient Ratings

 

RealSelf Names Nashville Plastic Surgeon Among Leading Doctors of Cosmetic and Aesthetic Medicine Nashville, TN – April 25, 2018 – J. Jason Wendel, M.D. has been announced as one of 100 board-certified doctors worldwide to […]

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How to Prepare Your Skin for Aesthetic Treatments

 

When it comes to laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, or fillers, it’s crucial that your skin is primed for the aesthetic treatment you will undergo to achieve the best possible results. Alcoholic beverages, supplements, and […]

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Could Botox Help Erase Scars?

By Mary Broome | April 19, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Botox is already the utility player for cosmetic procedures, including minimizing wrinkles, easing migraines, lessening underarm sweat, treating overactive bladders, and more. Now, medical experts are using Botox to treat or reduce scars from facial […]

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They Tried Kybella Injections To Smooth A Double Chin

By Mary Broome | April 11, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Ani Palen, a community contributor at Charlotte’s Book, was obsessed with the idea of diminishing fullness under the chin with a nonsurgical procedure. Ani goes on to tell readers about her experience with Kybella and […]

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Belly Button Plastic Surgery Is Trending

By Mary Broome | April 3, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

There is likely a plastic surgery procedure available to improve the appearance of any imperfections an individual may have. Dr. Darren Smith, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, has noticed an increase in […]

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Salt Lake City Startup Has Stem Cell Treatment to Regenerate Skin

By Mary Broome | March 21, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

A Salt Lake City startup called PolarityTE, Inc. believes they have created a better treatment for burn victims. Their invention, SkinTE, is a stem cell mixture in a thick paste that would be spread onto […]

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7 Reasons Why Breast Fat Transfer Is On The Rise

 

In the last couple of years, breast fat transfer has been growing in popularity compared to breast augmentation or implant procedures. From 2015 to 2016, choosing to use one’s own fat for breast enhancement increased […]

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The Changing Shape of Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | March 5, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures in 2017. According to the annual report, there was a 2% increase in the number of surgical and […]

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5 Acne-Busting Treatments Recommended by Top Experts

By Mary Broome | February 27, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

Acne is tough to treat, and each individual’s skin is different, so it requires a treatment unique to their skin. If you’ve tried every type of product available at your local drugstore and still have […]

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An Alternative to Botox?

By Mary Broome | February 23, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Botox, as we all know, is used to diminish fine lines, wrinkles, crows feet, and much more. However, a new alternative could hit plastic surgeons’ offices across the world and may last longer than Botox […]

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Breast Reconstruction Studies Examine ADM, TRAM and DIEP Flap

By Mary Broome | February 12, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

The most commonly used technique for breast reconstruction is tissue expander with implant. A recent study conducted by the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of South Florida investigated the use of […]

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FDA Approves First Treatment for Breast Cancer with a Certain Inherited Genetic Mutation

By Mary Broome | January 25, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, approximately 252,710 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this […]

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Cosmetic Procedures Can Improve Selfies and Take the Years Away

By Mary Broome | January 19, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

(Photo: Sarasota Magazine) According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent more than $13.5 billion – a record-breaking amount – on a variety of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in 2017. For Millennials, skin […]

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How Women in Comedy Are Destigmatizing Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | January 11, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

(Image: Getty Images/Design: Ashley Britton/SheKnows) Some comediennes and actresses don’t shy away from talking about their bodies and the plastic surgery procedures they have underwent. In Take My Nose…Please!, a new documentary by director Joan Kron, the viewer […]

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Debunking Myths: Physicians’ Incomes Are to Blame for Rising Healthcare Costs

By Mary Broome | January 5, 2018 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

In the debate over rising healthcare costs, some critics will inevitably cite physicians’ incomes and fees as contributing factors. Experts like Walker Ray, MD and Tim Norbeck are working to debunk this false narrative and put to rest these […]

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High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment May Cause Nerve Injury

By Mary Broome | December 28, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

A 33-year-old woman from Thailand recently underwent a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for skin laxity. According to a recent case study published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, this treatment caused a facial nerve injury. […]

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Plastic Surgery’s Overlooked Health Benefits

By Mary Broome | December 19, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

(Photo: Shutterstock via KSL.com) Historically, plastic surgery has been viewed as vain. However, for many patients, cosmetic surgery may not only boost their quality of life but also their overall health. For example, a popular […]

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‘Wonder’ Carries Message Hope Craniofacial Surgery Patients

By Mary Broome | December 14, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

(Photo: Slash Film) Dr. Scott Bartlett, a craniofacial surgeon from Philadelphia, shares his joy for the film Wonder, which gives viewers a greater understanding of children’s experiences with congenital deformities. Wonder tells the story of a fictional 10-year old boy named […]

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This App Will Bring Plastic Surgery To Your TV

By Mary Broome | December 5, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

Streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have dramatically changed the way we watch television. Now, The Plastic Surgery Network has created an Apple TV app, bringing to screens what it calls “the first and only proficient, content-driven arena for […]

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Why The Holiday Season Is The Perfect Time for Aesthetic Procedures

By Mary Broome | November 28, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

The holiday season is the perfect time for aesthetic treatments such as fillers, Botox and Dysport, laser treatments and much more. Why? Many patients come to plastic surgery offices to feel primed for holiday parties and photos. Some of the most popular […]

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Have You Heard About The Latest Celebrity-Inspired Plastic Surgery Trend?

By Mary Broome | November 22, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , , ,
 

(Photo: Samir Hussein/Getty Images via The Hollywood Reporter) Some of the hottest fitness and fashion trends are shining the spotlight on legs. The shape, size and length of the legs can make a dramatic difference on a woman’s overall […]

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Face Transplant Recipient: ‘I Bet It All’ and Won

By Mary Broome | November 13, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

(Photo: Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal via USA Today) Pat Hardison, a volunteer fireman, recently spoke about his experience undergoing the world’s most extensive face transplant. After deciding to go through with it, Hardison waited 6 years and […]

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What A Breast Reduction Surgery Is Really Like

By Mary Broome | November 7, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Dana, a woman from New York, underwent breast reduction surgery and shared her experience leading up to it with the world. She explains, “You’re supposed to want big boobs,” but Dana’s case, her breast size was causing […]

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Are Lip Fillers Safe During Pregnancy?

By Mary Broome | October 30, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , , ,
 

With the recent news of Kylie Jenner’s reported pregnancy, many individuals are asking their doctors if it is safe to receive lip injections while pregnant. According to Dr. Alan Matarasso, president-elect of the American Society of Plastic […]

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Halloween’s Trending Procedure? PRP Breast Lifts

By Mary Broome | October 24, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News |
 

We are all familiar with the PRP Facial trend (thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian West), but there’s another procedure making waves this Halloween. PRP Breast Lifts are the latest non-invasive “it” treatment for boosting women’s breasts. Just like with facials, PRP […]

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Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Practice Offers Free Surgery for Shooting Victims

By Mary Broome | October 18, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News |
 

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, three plastic surgeons – Goesel Anson, MD, Michael Edwards, MD, and Terry Higgins, MD – along with the rest of their practice are donating their time and […]

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Dr. J. J. Wendel Voted Best Cosmetic Surgeon

By Mary Broome | October 12, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. J. J. Wendel has WON the 2017 TOAST Readers’ Choice Award for Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Nashville for the second year in a row! Thank you to each and every one of you […]

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Formerly Conjoined Twins Make Their Journey Home

By Mary Broome | October 10, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Jadon and Anias McDonald underwent a 27-hour separation surgery – led by a pediatric neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon – in October of 2016 and have been in extensive rehabilitation ever since. At the […]

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Drug Maker Wants to Use Botox Technology to Cure Opioid Addiction

By Mary Broome | October 4, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Opioid addiction experts are thinking outside the box to develop new treatment strategies to be used in place of prescription painkillers and other opioids. Many who suffer from opioid addiction become dependent after being legally […]

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Social Media Decides Who Gets To Perform Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | September 27, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

In a socially driven society, plastic surgeons and general surgeons alike are taking their talent to social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook for potential clients to see their work. Millennials are the prime audience for these efforts; 40% […]

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Former Bachelor Contestant Shares Her Filler Treatment Results

By Mary Broome | September 20, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Former Bachelor contestant, Leah Costa, was fed up with looking exhausted. She saw a plastic surgeon for filler injections in the tear troughs (under eye area) and cheeks. Now, Leah feels confident, refreshed, looks well-rested and has […]

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Why It Could Be Risky to Find a Plastic Surgeon on Instagram

By Mary Broome | September 13, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Many plastic surgeons are using Instagram to promote their work in the operating room. This social media platform is often used as a search tool for many individuals seeking a plastic surgery. But is this […]

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What Every Man Should Know About Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | August 28, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

As more and more men are opting in to receive plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments, it’s important to keep in mind that procedures are tailored differently for men than women. Since every individual’s features differ, it’s […]

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The Age-defying Benefits of Forever Young BBL™

By Mary Broome | August 23, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Forever Young BBL™ is helping many men and women retain a youthful appearance without surgery. This system uses infrared invisible light technology (BroadBand Light) to provide visible complexion improvements. The Forever Young BBL laser has the […]

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Body Painting Teaches Plastic Surgeons the Art of Injection

By Mary Broome | August 15, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Did you know? Body painting is a new tool that can help plastic surgeons better understand how underlying muscles contribute to facial lines and wrinkles. According to Ricardo Frota Boggio, MD PhD, this innovative method has the potential […]

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Plastic Surgeon Performs Unique Skin Graft Procedure On Unlikely Patient

By Mary Broome | August 9, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Dr. Shrader, a plastic surgeon in Omaha, Nebraska, successfully replaced the charred bone of a wounded bald eagle with a skin graft. He took feathers and skin from the eagle’s groin and customized them to […]

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Boy With First Double Hand Transplant Can Now Hold A Baseball Bat

By Mary Broome | August 2, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Zion Harvey was the world’s first child to undergo a double hand transplant. After an 11-hour bilateral surgery and 18 months of recovery, Zion has exceeded previous adapted abilities and can write, feed and dress himself, […]

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Plastic Surgery for Men on The Rise

By Mary Broome | July 24, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Since 2000, male cosmetic surgery has increased dramatically – by 28% – and it’s only the beginning. With plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments requiring less downtime, men of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds are flocking to cosmetic […]

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The World’s Cosmetic Surgery Capitals

By Mary Broome | July 17, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Could you guess the top five countries that make up for almost half of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures? They are America, Brazil, Japan, Italy, and Mexico. Not the countries you had in mind? Us […]

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Plastic Surgery Organizations Unite for Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness Month

 

July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, and special plastic surgery foundations are joining forces in an effort to raise awareness. In a recent survey done by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly […]

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Help Dr. J. J. Wendel Get TOASTED

By Mary Broome | July 11, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

For the third consecutive year, Dr. J. J. Wendel has been nominated for Best Cosmetic Surgeon in the TOAST Readers’ Choice Awards! Please help support us and other local businesses by CLICKING HERE and voting now through August 1. We […]

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Demand for Plastic Surgery Growing with the Help of Millennial Men

By MedForward | July 5, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, thirty-one percent of men are extremely likely to consider a surgical or non-surgical procedure. Of them, fifty-eight percent were between the ages of 25-34, followed by […]

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PRP, Fillers and Injections Are the Biggest Plastic Surgery Trends in 2017

By Mary Broome | June 27, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

Many individuals are opting-in for quick trips to the plastic surgeon’s office for, as some like to call it, “tweakments.” These are primarily non-surgical procedures such as fillers and injections (i.e. Botox, Volbella, Kybella, etc.). According to the American Society of Plastic […]

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Why Dad Might Be Interested In Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | June 21, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Moms aren’t the only ones seeking a Makeover to refresh their looks post-childbirth. Now more than ever, dads are signing up for cosmetic procedures to turn back the clock and turn up their self-confidence. According to the American Society […]

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Inform Your Plastic Surgeon If You’re Taking Psychoactive Drugs

By Mary Broome | June 13, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

If you are a plastic surgery patient, it is important to share information about your psychoactive and prescription drug usage with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery. Not disclosing this information can lead to complications in surgery. […]

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Maintaining Results After Liposuction

By Mary Broome | June 6, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. Many individuals choose to undergo liposuction to improve their appearance and boost their self-esteem just in time for swimsuit season. It’s important to remember that while liposuction is a solution, […]

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Workplace Competition Leads More Men To Botox

By Mary Broome | May 30, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Women aren’t the only ones trying to minimize the wrinkles and frown lines. Men are also fighting ageism, competing to stay relevant especially in the workplace. Determined to do something about the signs of aging on his face, David, […]

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How Plastic Surgery Can Relieve Pain

By Mary Broome | May 22, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

In this video, plastic surgeon Dr. Phil Haeck shares that many women receive a breast reduction due to pain in the neck, shoulders and back. These patients have tried everything from chiropractic care to massage therapy, but they ultimately […]

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Know This If You Have Breast Implants

By Mary Broome | May 18, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Nearly every case of rare cancer being traced back to breast implants, called anaplastic large-cell lymphoma or ALCL, has been linked to textured implants. Symptoms including breast pain, lumps, fluid buildup, and swelling should be […]

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Defy Signs of Aging with Dermal Fillers

By Mary Broome | May 9, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Did you know that our facial muscles work closer to the skin’s surface as we age, which makes smile lines and crow’s feet more visible? And on top of that, facial skin starts to stretch, adding […]

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FDA Update on Breast Implants Causing Cancer

By Mary Broome | May 3, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , ,
 

Since 2011, the FDA and a board of experts in plastic surgery, epidemiology, pathology and oncology have worked together to dive deep into the reports of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in patients with saline and […]

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What Surgeons & High Performance Athletes Have In Common

By Mary Broome | April 25, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: ,
 

Athletes and surgeons are not that different. Many characteristics of an athlete can be found in plastic surgeons around the world. Heightened focus and anticipation, as well as quick decision-making and coordination are a few […]

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Fillers and Injections are the Biggest Trends in Plastic Surgery This Year

By Mary Broome | April 17, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags: , , ,
 

By no surprise are dermal fillers and facial injections the latest trends in plastic surgery. These simple ‘tweakments’, as some surgeons like to call them, require no downtime and can easily be done over a lunch break or during a […]

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Why Millennials Are Flocking to Botox

By Mary Broome | April 11, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News |
 

For many years, Botox has been highly requested by boomers to reverse the signs of aging. However, Millennials are taking the baton on using Botox for wrinkles, but as a preventative measure. Botox improves the appearance […]

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How A Tummy Tuck Can Get You Ready For Summer

By Mary Broome | March 27, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Beach season is quickly approaching and more clients are thinking about tummy tuck. Recovery time is an important factor in the decision, as they want to make sure that they are healed and will look great before […]

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Mommy Makeovers Make A Comeback

By Mary Broome | March 20, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News |
 

For many new moms, it’s difficult to lose post-pregnancy fat, remove loose skin, and magically make everything appear perky and full once again. Enter: Mommy Makeover. The overall goal of a Mommy Makeover is to restore […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Never Be Ashamed For Undergoing Plastic Surgery

By Mary Broome | March 13, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News |
 

According to Elite Daily, there are two types of individuals who undergo plastic surgery. One being the person who tells everyone they know about their transformation and the other being the person who never tells […]

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Face Transplants Becoming More Routine

By Mary Broome | February 27, 2017 | Plastic Surgery News | Tags:
 

Recently, Mayo Clinic has been pressing the question of whether or not insurers should be covering the cost of a face transplant. Face transplants are taking place more regularly in the operating room, so should […]

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