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BOTOX could become better regulated

Published on March 28, 2012

BOTOX is among the top used anti-aging treatments in the world. Last year almost two and a half million people were injected with the fast acting substance in order to achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance. It’s no surprise the

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Non-invasive cosmetic procedures on the rise

Published on March 24, 2012

Non-surgical cosmetic procedures are out-pacing their surgical counterparts at an increasingly surprising rate. In the year 2000, non-invasive procedures that offered less dramatic but more affordable results accounted for just over a quarter of all cosmetic procedures performed in the

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Asian patients undergo surgery to acquire “Western” appeal

Published on March 24, 2012

The motives to undergo plastic surgery may seem different from culture to culture at first glance, but they’re more similar than might be imagined. According to a recent CNN report, affluent Asian patients are increasingly embracing plastic surgery to achieve

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Plastic surgery to prevent bullying on the rise

Published on March 22, 2012

Plastic surgery is enjoying an increasingly comfortable reception in much of the world, a fact that’s attested to by the growing number of patients who undergo cosmetic procedures with each passing year. Last year saw a sharp rise in the

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New bandage could reduce scarring

Published on March 20, 2012

Scarring is a normal part of just about any major surgery, whether it’s a cosmetic procedure or not. Surgeons work very hard to reduce the visibility of scars, but they haven’t ever had a method at their fingertips that can

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Liposuction has its drawbacks, says Connecticut study

Published on March 18, 2012

Drs. Robert H. Eckel and Teri L. Hernandez of the University of Colorado recently led a study that sought to clarify the long term effects of liposuction. They assigned a group of women to undergo liposuction as well as a

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Smooth tuck: a sculpted waistline, fast

Published on March 16, 2012

The Doctors recently featured a surgeon who claimed credit for a combination cosmetic procedure developed to flatten and sculpt the waistline at a single go. The “Smooth Tuck” combines liposuction and abdominoplasty, that’s a tummy tuck, to deliver the firm,

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Your cosmetic procedures: getting the right results

Published on March 14, 2012

Embarking on a new cosmetic procedure is a major decision, and it’s one that should never be taken too lightly. While the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery asserts that between eighty and ninety percent of patients report being very

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Plastic surgery booms in Connecticut

Published on March 12, 2012

Plastic surgery has always fared well in Connecticut. In recent years, however, the trend appears to be on a steep incline fueled primarily by South Korea’s increasingly important medical tourism industry. Medical tourism attracted some 80,000 visitors in 2010, according

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Fourth total face transplant in the country performed at BWH

Published on March 10, 2012

A team of more than thirty medical professionals including nurses, physicians, anesthesiologists and residents performed the country’s fourth total face transplant this month at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, a plastic surgeon at the

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