Month: January 2012

ASAPS Explains the Importance of Pre-Surgery Research

In a recent news report, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reminds patients of the importance of “doing your homework” before jumping into any cosmetic procedure. First and foremost, you should always research your plastic surgeon.  According to the ASAPS, “Unlicensed or inexperienced surgeons may help cut costs, but the dangers of going …

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New Research Confirms that Appearance Affects Us All

When we think of “body image,” we often think of its effects on women.  However, new research out of the UK suggests that men, too, can struggle with appearance.  British newspaper, The Guardian, is reporting on one study that polled 394 British men about their attitudes and beliefs toward their bodies. According to the article, …

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Winter Best Time for Breast Lift and Other Procedures, Says Huffington Post Contributor

Plastic surgery patients often want to know the best time of year for cosmetic surgery.  While everyone is different, The Huffington Post is reporting on a few reasons why winter just may be the best time of year for procedures such as breast lifts, blepharoplasty and facelifts.  The article, which was written by a board-certified …

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Freshening Up for Valentine’s Day? You Won’t Be Alone…

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, many couples may be looking to “freshen up” a bit.  In fact, a growing number of couples today are seeking out cosmetic treatment—together.  NBC’s Today Show recently reported on one pair who did just that.  According to Today, Ira and Roberta Almeas “had minimally invasive work done to …

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Botox/Dysport Use Increases By 22% in One Year Alone

Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases statistics on nearly every cosmetic procedure performed in the US.  The ASPS also looks at how these data change over time.  While overall, more and more people are seeking out cosmetic surgery each year, the growing number of Botox and Dysport procedures is particularly noteworthy. …

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San Francisco Man Accused of Practicing Liposuction Without a License

A shocking report from the Los Angeles Times details charges against a man accused of performing plastic surgery illegally in California.  The accused, Carlos Guzmangarza, was supposedly operating an unlicensed, bogus clinic in San Francisco’s Mission district.  One victim is claiming she sustained a serious infection as a result of a liposuction procedure Guzmangarza performed.  …

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Anonymous CEO Recounts Her Plastic Surgery Past

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is reporting on one woman’s account to Oprah.com, in which she describes her long relationship with plastic surgery.  The woman, a 55 year-old CEO who remains anonymous, seems somewhat conflicted with her plastic surgery past.  Still, the ASAPS article reports that “her improved looks…make her feel less …

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Magazine Reports on How the Body Changes Postpartum

An interesting article published online by American Baby Magazine outlines the “9 Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy.”  While this piece covers some general changes such as back pain and swollen legs, there was also some very informative material on the way a woman’s breasts and stomach can change postpartum. The American Baby article explains …

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