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Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:13:00 PM
Although it’s been a sluggish year for plastic surgery due to the economy, the long-term outlook is more encouraging. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 12.5 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2009, down 1 percent from 2008; up 69 percent since 2000. Nearly 5.2 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year.“The industry has experienced some economic downturn during the later part of the decade due to the recession, but, overall, plastic surgery has seen growth in the first decade of the new millennium,” said ASPS President Michael McGuire, MD. “The current economic climate will likel...Read more
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:12:00 PM
247,000 people were treated for lawn mower-related injuries last year and more than 18,000 of them were children under age 19, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Lawn mower-related injuries have increased 7 percent since 2008.With the summer mowing season approaching, the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are working together to prevent injuries and educate adults and children about the importance of lawn mower safety.“Lawn mower injuries are not only among the most devastating I’ve seen in over 20 year...Read more
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:12:00 PM
The prevalence and frequency of the use of facial injectables has influenced some individuals to believe they can administer these drugs themselves—without a Ph.D. While wrinkle and facial fillers like Botox can be safely administered by a doctor, some untrained people have found ways to procure the drugs online and are choosing unwisely to take matters into their own hands in an effort to save a little money.
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:11:00 PM
More and more women who have had mastectomies are learning their breast reconstruction options stretch far beyond the traditional implant, according to a CNN story.
In the case of Elizabeth Anderson, one month after learning she had breast cancer in April 2009, Anderson underwent a double mastectomy. Though Anderson initially believed the only option she had for reconstructing her breasts was through the use of implants, she later learned about bilateral breast reconstruction. In this procedure, skin and fat are grafted from another area of the body, the buttocks in Anderson’s case, and used to create a new breast.Prior to the surgery, Anderson had been wearing breast prostheses and not only found them to be cumbersome, but also st...Read more
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:10:00 PM
One in three women said they are concerned enough with their appearance that they would consider plastic surgery, according to a UK survey covered in the Daily Mail. The sample from the survey included 3,000 women ages 40 to 65 and asked questions about specific procedures as well as the ideal celebrity appearance for women of a certain age.
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:09:00 PM
As the Christmas holiday approaches, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen a spike in cosmetic surgery procedures, according to a story in the Herald Sun.
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:08:00 PM
A recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examines the use of accellular cadaveric dermis (ACD) as an alternative to the total sub-muscular approach in breast reconstruction. During the breast reconstruction study, an Alloderm ACD – a bioengineered tissue substitute – created a “retaining envelope” for the breast implant, which was hypothesized to reduce the risk of capsular contracture.
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:07:00 PM
With unemployment rates still lingering around 10% in Glendora and around the country, many people are working hard to give their professional lives and resumes a lift. Some savvy individuals, however, are turning to a somewhat less conventional method for getting back into the workforce—cosmetic surgery.
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:06:00 PM
Shoppers are returning to optional goods and services, like designer jewelry and cosmetic procedures as the economy begins to show signs of a rebound in Glendora and elsewhere, according to a Wall Street Journal article. While lower-income individuals may still be shying away from “elective” spending, those whose investments are looking up are returning to cosmetic procedures, like those made by Allergan, to help their faces look as healthy as their pocketbooks.
Posted on 05/14/2015 at 04:02:00 PM