Lidocaine-containing versions of popular hyaluronic acid fillers are now available in the United States, reports Cosmetic Surgery Times in its July 2010 issue. Lidocaine, a local anesthetic that is injected directly into the body, decreases pain by temporarily numbing the injected area, according to WebMD. Juvederm XC, Restylane-L, and Perlane-L are three injectables that won… Read more »
Famous for its ability to smooth deep facial wrinkles, Botox is also showing promise at relieving pain according to researchers at Johns Hopkins. A study found that patients with thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS)—a debilitating and painful nerve compression disorder—who received a single, low-dose injection of Botox in a neck muscle reported a significant reduction in… Read more »
This news video courtesy of Fox Houston is about elective procedures commonly performed for young people. Procedures such as otoplasty, cleft lip and palate, breast reduction, male breast reduction and others are discussed, as well as the necessary considerations involved with surgery for children and teens.
More than 17 million cosmetic procedures were done in the United States last year, according to a procedural survey conducted by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. The survey, which was conducted differently than in previous years, posted numbers higher than ever seen before. To gather data for the survey, the Academy polled AACS members… Read more »
Coming out of LA last week was a dramatic story of workplace violence that left one woman dead and another with scars and deflated breast implants. Lydia Carranza’s surgeon is now hoping her survival story will elicit a supply contribution from implant manufacturers, to offset the cost of her reconstructive surgery. When a man opened… Read more »
LA Times Link: What’s Behind those Lap Band Ads?
ZO Skin Health, a company founded by Dr. Zein Obagi, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court seeking an injunction and other relief against Obagi Medical Products, claiming, among other things, anti-competitive practices. According to the complaint, Obagi Medical (a company also founded by Dr. Obagi but later sold to outside investors),… Read more »
If you’re a lucky pear-shape you might not have to move your curves at all. The rest of us apple-shapes need to become more aware of our lifestyles, say researchers, because the fat around our waists can put us at higher risk for heart and metabolic diseases, and even breast cancer. Researchers now regard fat… Read more »
A consumer publication called New You, produced by The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, is set to begin quarterly publishing this month. With images that are visually stunning and expert information, the AACS hopes to overcome the stigma sometimes associated with cosmetic surgery. Each issue will bring readers cutting-edge information about proven cosmetic procedures. New… Read more »
Since I posted a poll about the proposed elective cosmetic tax, over 40 responses came in, and almost half of them said the tax would discriminate against women. Meanwhile, surgeons and a few politicians in Texas are hoping the tax gets dropped before passage of the healthcare reform bill. The Houston Chronicle spoke with these… Read more »