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Law Would Require Physicals before Plastic Surgery

Law Would Require Physicals before Plastic Surgery

A Democratic assemblywoman in California announced Friday a law aimed at limiting the number of deaths from cosmetic surgery, dubbed the “Donda West law,” after the mother of rapper Kanye West, who died following plastic surgery by Dr. 90210 star Jan Adams. The law would require patients to receive physicals before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery, […]

Recession Fears Will not Slow Cosmetic Surgery Market

According to an economic analysts, the cosmetic surgery market should be fairly resilient to the current economic downturn.This is in part because many cosmetic surgery patients are in a better position economically and are less subject to minor economic turndowns. It is also because the majority of cosmetic procedures, injectable non-invasive treatments, like Botox and […]

BDD Sufferers not Good Cosmetic Surgery Patients

Many of us have negative feelings about our appearance, it seems that some people have a brain disorder that makes it very difficult for them to overcome these concerns.According to researchers at UCLA, the condition, known as body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), is related to a different method of processing visual imagery.This disorder goes beyond the […]

Open Versus Closed Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose by altering its size, angle, curves, or proportions. The procedure can address the nostrils and nasal tip, also. The surgery can take 1-3 hours and is usually performed on an out-patient basis with either general or local anesthesia with sedation. The surgery can be performed one of two […]

Gastric Bypass Surgery is Not a Quick Fix to Obesity

The most popular weight-loss surgery in the United States today, gastric bypass, limits the amount of food your stomach can hold and affects the body’s absorption of calories and nutrients. The Lap-Band is another option, but it reduces the size of the stomach through the placement of an inflatable band around the stomach, without altering […]

Cosmetic Surgery Numbers are Growing

Cosmetic surgery is a growing field and involves enhancement or recontouring of the face and body, as well a wide variety of skin treatments. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) gives these surgical procedures as the top five for 2006: Breast augmentation (329,000) implants to enlarge the breasts Rhinoplasty (307,000) recontouring of the nose […]

Botox Combined with Other Fillers: Better Results

Using Botox and fillers together has taken results to a whole new level, and now some innovative doctors are using Botox in combination with other in-office treatments such as lasers. Botox is being used with fractional resurfacing to treat wrinkling on the cheeks, which until now could only be addressed with surgery or aggressive laser […]

Botox at Center of Serious Health Risk Allegations

It has recently come to light that Botox, used to treat a variety of problems including wrinkles and headaches, and a similar injected drug, have been associated with sixteen deaths, four them being children, and scores of serious injuries that occurred after the drug spread to people’s vital organs. The drug is a neurotoxin used […]

You Lost the Weight, but Now What?

Massive weight loss is a major accomplishment that requires hard work and determination. After losing the pounds, many people find they are still not happy with the look of their bodies. Stubborn pockets of fat, lax muscles, and excess skin, all of which can be unresponsive to diet and exercise, can be impossible to get […]

Chin and Cheek Augmentation

The contours of your face may be enhanced by a variety of techniques. Chin augmentation (also called genioplasty or mentoplasty) strengthens the appearance of a receding chin by increasing its projection. Similarly, the cheekbones can be made fuller, creating a more sculpted look, using implants. Facial implants provide a predictable result. Sometimes fat may be […]