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Category Archives: Safety

Do Plastic Surgery Risks Increase with Age?

As we age, certain changes to our body are inevitable. Many of these serve as the impetus for seeking plastic surgery procedures. Others may be seen as factors that can increase surgical risks. However, according to a new study published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, risks for complications following a procedure are only […]

What are the Risks Associated with Tummy Tucks

All surgeries carry some risks. However, the risks associated with tummy tucks are minimal and, for healthy patients, the benefits outweigh the risks. Some patients have a higher risk of complications due to preexisting medical conditions. You can minimize your risk of complications by closely following the pre-op and post-op instructions Dallas plastic surgeon Vasdev […]

Study Finds a Third of Rhinoplasty Patients Have BDD

According to a study in this month’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, about a third of rhinoplasty candidates show symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).  BDD is a psychological disorder that prevents people from seeing themselves as they are. Instead, they see a distorted version of themselves, one that has often significant deformities. BDD is […]

New Study Shows Facelift Is Safe for Elderly Patients

In general, there is no upper age limit for undergoing plastic surgery, as long as you are in good general health. However, there have been some who have expressed concern that elderly patients are more likely to suffer serious complications, especially from a procedure like facelift, which is normally performed under general anesthesia. A recent […]

Texas Medical Board Considers New Regulations on BOTOX® Cosmetic Injectors

On June 3, the Texas Medical Board met to discuss, among other things, whether to regulate who can inject BOTOX® Cosmetic and other injectable treatments like Restylane or Juvéderm. Currently, there is no regulation about who actually performs the injections, only on who can purchase and prescribe the medications. On the agenda was the possibility […]

How Safe Is Plastic Surgery?

In Dallas, Plastic surgery is very safe for well-selected patients. You may periodically hear reports about young, healthy individuals who died as a result of plastic surgery. The majority of these cases involve a surgeon who was either not board certified in plastic surgery, or not board certified at all. Exactly how safe? A 2008 […]

FDA Issues Statement on Possible Link between Breast Implants and Rare Cancer

This month, the FDA issued a statement about a possible link between breast implants and a very rare form of cancer. It is important to note that this is not breast cancer, but a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, so rare, in fact, that it was not discovered until 1985. The cancer is called anaplastic […]

Understanding Surgical Risks

Media outlets are making a big deal out of the death of the former Miss Argentina, Solange Magnano, after complications from her cosmetic surgery. She had a buttock lift or perhaps buttock implants and reports say that she died from a pulmonary embolism – a blockage in the lungs. Gluteoplasty is a low-risk procedure and […]