Monthly Archives: May 2020

Tummy Tuck reduces back pain and incontinence

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In addition to restoring the pre-pregnancy shape of the abdomen, abdominoplasty (‘tummy tuck’) surgery with muscle repair can improve back pain and urinary incontinence after childbearing, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Although abdominoplasty is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it […]

Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatment can restore a more youthful pattern of facial expressiveness

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January 29, 2020 – Used for facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers do more than just fill in wrinkles. According to a new study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), they also restore a more youthful pattern of facial movement and expressiveness. Using 3D digital stereophotogrammetry, the […]

More patients using their own fat to sculpt

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ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to ASPS statistics there were 17.1 million surgical […]

American Society of Plastic Surgeons report shows rise in body shaping and non-invasive procedures

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New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, there were 17.5 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2017, a 2 percent increase over 2016. The statistics also reveal […]

More men undergo plastic surgery as the daddy-do-over trend rises in popularity

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Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the “Mommy Makeover,” more men are embracing their own set of treatments, the “Daddy-Do-Over,” to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that more than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed […]

Men turn to plastic surgeons for a better body image and more confidence at every age

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New statistics reveal increase in cosmetic procedures in men, surgeons report trends among different age groups Body image is an issue most commonly discussed among women, but new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal that it’s a conversation that is emerging among men. More men are seeking help from plastic surgeons […]

Boomers back on the dating scene seek cosmetic procedures to put their best face forward

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New statistics reveal increase in cosmetic procedures among those 55 and older to enhance their look from head to toe The rise of dating websites and apps have changed the dating scene, leading singles to make judgments on potential dates as fast as they can swipe their screen. With about 20 million baby boomers actively […]

‘Lipofilling’ technique found safe for reconstruction after breast cancer surgery

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Autologous fat transfer, also known as “lipofilling”, is a minimally invasive procedure in which the plastic surgeon uses the patient’s own fat obtained by liposuction to perform breast reconstruction. For more than a decade, experts have questioned the oncological safety of this technique when applied to the former breast cancer patient, because autologous fat transfer […]

Surgical removal of abdominal fat reduces skin cancer in mice

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Studies needed to determine if fat removal procedures would decrease cancer risk in humans RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Is it possible that liposuction or other fat removal procedures are beneficial for treating obesity and reducing the risk of cancer? When it comes to humans, scientists can’t answer that question. They know that obesity increases the risk of […]

With abdominal etching, patients can get ‘six-pack abs’

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Even with a good diet and workout routine, some men and women have trouble getting the toned abdominal appearance they want. For these patients, a technique called abdominal etching can help in creating the classic “six-pack abs” physique in men or three-vertical-line abdomen in women, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and […]