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Physician's Referral Practices Limit Breast Reconstruction    Mar 28, 2007
A study published in the May issue of Cancer suggests that low rates of breast-reconstruction surgery in the United States may be due to major differences in plastic surgeon referral practices by general surgeons treating newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Magnetic System May Prevent Surgical Scars    Mar 26, 2007
Physicians at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and engineers at UT Arlington, have invented a system that could be key to delivering surgery without scars.
Breast Surgery Boosts Self-Esteem and Sexuality    Mar 23, 2007
Cynthia Figueroa-Haas, PhD, a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida (UF) College of Nursing, says that although plastic surgery should not be seen as a panacea for feelings of low self-worth or sexual attractiveness, it is important for health care practitioners to understand the psychological benefits of these procedures.
Artes Medical Submits Artefill Results to FDA    Mar 22, 2007
Artes Medical Inc, a medical technology company focused on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing aesthetic injectable products for men and women, has submitted the results of a 5-year efficacy and safety study of ArteFill® to the FDA to enhance its product labeling.
Measurements Improve Results of Facial Reconstructive Surgery    Mar 21, 2007
A study published in the March/April issue of the journal Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery reports that a new measurement technique could improve the outcomes of facial reconstruction surgery.
Smoking Damages the Skin    Mar 20, 2007
A study published in the March issue of Archives of Dermatology reports that cigarette smoking causes premature aging to the skin, irrespective of sun exposure.
A New Way to Fight Wrinkles    Mar 19, 2007
Physicians have found a new way to fight wrinkles—with plasma technology.
Canadians Feel Pressured to Look Young    Mar 15, 2007
According to a Monster.ca poll, Canadians feel some workplace bias concerning age and almost half would consider aesthetic surgery to advance their careers.
Study Finds Tanning May Be Addictive    Mar 13, 2007
A study of college coed students indicates that some people may be addicted to UV light.
Increase in Aesthetic Procedures in 2006    Mar 12, 2007
According to statistics just released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), 11.5 million aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2006.
Is Vaginal Rejuvenation the Next Best Thing?    Mar 9, 2007
Vaginal rejuvenation, a procedure that enhances sexual gratification by using a laser to repair vaginal tissue damaged during pregnancy, is increasing in popularity, according to the Washington Post.
Candela Acquires Israeli Company    Mar 8, 2007
Candela Corp has acquired all share capital of Inolase (Netanya, Israel) in a cash transaction valued at $16.5 million, excluding certain earn-out royalty payments contingent on the attainment of specified performance targets.
Navel Surgery Increasing in Popularity    Mar 7, 2007
According to physicians, umbilicoplasty—navel surgery—is becoming more popular among women who want to feel desired. Women say that “innies” are in and “outies” are out.
Unsafe Surgeries in Physician’s Offices?    Mar 6, 2007
A series of problems with surgeries at physicians’ offices in Arizona has prompted the state’s medical board to propose new rules for office-based procedures.
Patients Agree They Should Have Done More Homework Before Surgery    Mar 5, 2007
According to an American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ (ASPS) survey conducted by Harris Interactive®, patients believe they should have been more proactive in learning about potential side effects and complications before undergoing surgery.
Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation?    Mar 2, 2007
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are warning that fat grafting for breast augmentation is not recommended at this time because of the lack of safety and efficacy data.
Synergetics Infringes Iridex Patent    Mar 1, 2007
Iridex Corp (Mountain View, Calif) announced that a US district court judge has granted a summary judgment to the company on its claim that Synergetics’ adapter-based connector systems infringe 12 separate claims of its US Patent 5,085,492.
FDA Approves Bed Linens That Treat Dermatitis    Feb 28, 2007
Bed linens made with a specially developed fabric technology have received 510(k) clearance from the FDA as a Class I medical device for treating mild atopic dermatitis, the most common type of eczema.
Procter and Gamble and Syneron Medical to Market Home-Use Devices    Feb 27, 2007
Syneron Medical and Procter & Gamble (P&G;) have signed a joint development and supply agreement for the commercialization of patented, elos™ technology-based home-use devices for the skin for treating fine lines, wrinkles, age and sun spots, and cellulite.
NCEA Establishes CE Program For Aestheticians    Feb 26, 2007
At the 14th National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors and Associations (NCEA) meeting held in New Orleans, January 28–29, a continuing education program for estheticians was established.
Tax on Plastic Surgery?    Feb 23, 2007
A bill introduced in the Minnesota legislature would tax citizens on plastic surgery.
FDA Clears Suture Made With DNA Technology    Feb 22, 2007
Surgeons With Video Game Skills Perform Better in Surgery    Feb 21, 2007
According to a report in the February issue of Archives of Surgery, video- game skill was correlated with laparoscopic surgery skill as assessed during a simulated surgery skills course.
Plasma Skin Treatments Diminish Wrinkles    Feb 20, 2007
According to an article in the February issue of Archives of Dermatology, an eight patient study found that multiple low-energy treatments with a plasma skin-regeneration tool may help reduce wrinkles and improve facial appearance with minimal healing time.
Skin Filler Stimulates Collagen Production    Feb 19, 2007
According to an article in the February issue of Archives of Dermatology, injections with dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid stimulate collagen production and may partially restore the structure of sun-damaged skin.

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