Psychologists Say Plastic Surgery Can Make You Happier

Psychologists from Basel University and Ruhr University, Bochum released the results of a long-term study that looked at the psychological impact of plastic surgery last month—and the news was good. According to the study’s authors, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf and Alexander von Humboldt, the approximately 550 patients who participated reported overall increases in self-confidence, fulfillment, and general happiness after undergoing cosmetic plastic surgery. Margraf and......
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Love Latisse? Try One of Our Spring Specials!

From now until we run out, we’re offering a great Latisse special. If you purchase online here, you can purchase a 5ml bottle (10 week supply) here at my office for 5% off, shipping included! Latisse is a prescription drug that prolongs the growth phase of your eyelash hairs, resulting in longer, thicker eyelashes. With regular use, you’ll see marked results. The results aren’t permanent,......
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Breast Augmentation Drops in Popularity in the UK

According to figures released recently by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, fewer women in the UK had breast augmentation surgery last year—and a lot more underwent an eyebrow lift, among other things. The BAAPS says that the number of women in Britain who sought out breast implants last year dropped by 1.6 percent and the number who elected for liposuction went down by......
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Cosmetic Procedures Up 5% from 2011

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) finally released their 2012 statistics last week! Despite a still-recovering economy, they found, 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States in 2012—5 percent more than were performed in 2011. Zeroing in on the specifics of the study, it becomes clear that minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures are virtually single-handedly responsible for the growth in......
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Botox FDA-Approved for Treatment of Overactive Bladder

Everyone knows that Botox injections are a great way of getting rid of wrinkles . . . but did you know that the botulinum toxin also has some pretty incredible non-cosmetic applications? Botox is already approved for the treatment of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and chronic migraines—and on January 18, the FDA also approved it for use in treating overactive bladders. “Overactive bladder” is a condition that......
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Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Prospective Plastic Surgeon

As you may recall, I wrote a post in December on the dangers of unaccredited plastic surgery practitioners; today, I’d like to discuss not what you shouldn’t do, but what you should do when you’re seeking out a cosmetic surgeon. To do so, I’m borrowing from a checklist created by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to help patients achieve a successful partnership with......
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Can Tummy Tucks Lead to Long-Term Weight Loss?

Patients who get tummy tucks may experience long-term weight loss—especially if they were overweight or obese before their surgery—according to a pilot study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery authored by Dr. Rex Edward Moulton-Barrett of Alameda Hospital and colleagues. For their study, Dr. Moulton-Barrett and his associates evaluated short- and long-term weight loss in 20 women who had undergone a tummy......
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Breast Lift/Breast Augmentation Combination Surgeries Safe?

Many plastic surgeons perform breast lifts and breast augmentations together in one operation—but in the past, some concerns have been raised about whether combining the two procedures is safe. According to a report in this month’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, as long as plastic surgeons adhere to “appropriate patient selection and a carefully planned operative approach,” there’s no reason to divide the procedures into......
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The World’s Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery—with the participation of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery—recently conducted its third annual Global Study of Aesthetic/Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Performed to get a worldwide perspective on trends in plastic surgery. According to the results, liposuction is the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure in the world—it makes up 19.9 percent of total......
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A New Drug that Makes Botox Last Longer?

For many who get Botox injections on an ongoing basis, the biggest drawback of the treatments is how fast they wear off. For some the effects can last as long as six months; for others, however, they can fade away within only two to three months. For those who wish to extend the life of their Botox treatments, a new drug that just went on......
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