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American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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  • Laser Treatments: Pinpointing the New You

    Laser Treatments: Pinpointing the New You
    A newly approved laser available for use in the United States could mean easier treatment for common skin conditions and hair removal — and is available in the Lehigh Valley Shane Deppen, the physician extender at Dr. Samina Wahhab’s...
  • Renee Zellweger's About Face Ushers In A New Realm Of Reconstruction

     Renee Zellweger's About Face Ushers In A New Realm Of Reconstruction
    Renee Zellweger doesn't look at all like Renee Zellweger anymore. A new face will do that. Zellweger's about face has gotten a lot of attention lately because the work went beyond simple renovation and into the realm of new construction. You would...
  • Unqualified Cosmetic Procedure Practitioners

    The Connecticut Society of Plastic Surgeons applauds the recent actions taken by the Medical Examining Board and reported by The Courant Sept. 16 [courant.com. "Med Board Stops Employee's Use Of Fat-Melting Laser On Clients"]. Aesthetic procedures...
  • Mayo Clinic Medical Edge: Eyelid lift can help reduce vision problems caused by excess skin

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just turned 48 and am considering having blepharoplasty surgery to remove the excess skin on my eyelids, which has bothered me for years. What does this procedure involve? What are the risks? Is the change permanent, or is there a...
  • Myth Buster: Smoothing misconceptions about Botox and dermal fillers

    Myth Buster: Smoothing misconceptions about Botox and dermal fillers
    Have you ever been curious about Botox or other injectable treatments, but shied away from using them to help you look your best? Botox and soft tissue fillers are among some of the most popular minimally invasive procedures with more than 8 million...
  • Mythbusters: The Skinny on Liposuction

    Mythbusters: The Skinny on Liposuction
    It seems like magic: a surgeon uses a wand and poof! Away goes that stubborn fat through liposuction. The procedure has become popular as people look to contour what diet and exercise can’t smooth. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons...
  • Mythbusters: Tummy Tuck Tall Tales

    Mythbusters: Tummy Tuck Tall Tales
    It’s something that can’t be helped – as we age, have kids or surgery, or lose weight, you can develop a paunch that is sagging or sticks out. Even fit people of normal body weight and proportions can find themselves with an abdomen that...
  • Surgeon in China 'grows' nose on man's forehead

    Surgeon in China 'grows' nose on man's forehead
    Images of an expertly sculpted nose on a Chinese man's forehead may be shocking to many, but plastic surgeons say the use of forehead tissue for nasal reconstructive surgery dates back thousands of years. The practice of using flaps of tissue from...
  • After death, Maryland to limit where cosmetic surgeries are performed

    After death, Maryland to limit where cosmetic surgeries are performed
    Maryland is moving to toughen regulations on the fast-growing medspa industry — a move designed to narrow a "loophole" and prevent deaths such as one last year following a liposuction treatment at a Timonium facility. Regulations being discussed...
  • Women opting for surgery to get Michelle Obama's arms

    Women opting for surgery to get Michelle Obama's arms
    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its latest cosmetic and resconstructive surgery statistics on Monday.  Many of the trends were familiar.  In all, the group reported, Americans underwent 1.6 million cosmetic surgeries, including face-...
  • Plastic surgery group cites Michele Obama in procedure's growth

    Plastic surgery group cites Michele Obama in procedure's growth
    The U.S. plastic surgery industry, which performed $11 billion worth of cosmetic procedures last year, issued a report Monday that highlights a growing trend: operations to get arms like first lady Michelle Obama's. The American Society of Plastic...