cosmetic procedures

A Look at How Dermal Fillers Work and What’s in Them

  From the silicone injections popularized in the 40’s and 50’s, to the animal collagen derivative fillers of the 70’s (Zyderm, Zyplast), to the modern hyaluronic acid fillers used today, dermal fillers have come a long way from the humble fat-injecting beginnings of Dr. Gustav Adolf Neuber, also a big proponent of complete cleanliness in…

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The Truth About Temporary ‘Vacation Breasts': How Safe Are They?

Breast enhancements are one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States, but now women won’t even have to go under the knife to go up a cup size. New York plastic surgeon Norman Rowe has developed temporary “vacation breasts,” which can make breasts feel fuller for up to a few weeks. Rowe’s…

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Post-Holiday Cosmetic Surgery: 10 Do’s and Don’ts

  The holidays are coming to an end and many of us ate too much, partied a lot, and didn’t work out enough. The New Year brings a long winter to many parts of the country, and post-holiday blues everywhere. This time of year gets busy in many plastic surgeons’ offices as people try to…

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Why Do Men Get Plastic Surgery? Ask Women

  More men are opting for cosmetic procedures to rejuvenate their looks and stay competitive in the dating and job markets. Pennsylvania apple and pear farmer Ralph Spencer, 70, is one of an estimated million men in America who had some type of aesthetic surgery in 2013. In the United States, close to 10 percent…

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‘Unsubstantiated, sometimes fraudulent claims’ for cosmetic procedures using stem cells, says Review in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Advertising claims for cosmetic procedures using stem cells are running far ahead of the scientific evidence for safety and effectiveness, according to a review in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). “Stem cells offer tremendous potential, but the marketplace is saturated…

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