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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Research and Publications

Mentor: 10-Year Data Show Safety, High Satisfaction

Data from a 10-year clinical study involving 955 patients in the US suggests that  Mentor® MemoryShape Gel Breast Implants are safe and associated with high rates of physician and surgeon sat…

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Thursday, February 01, 2018 | Research and Publications

Patients and Doctors Often Disagree in Evaluating Surgical Scarring

Patients and doctors often don’t assess scar severity the same way, a new study in JAMA Facial and Plastic Surgery suggests. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University…

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Monday, January 29, 2018 |, Research and Publications, AAFPRS

New AAFPRS Data: Social Media Makes Lasting Impact on Industry

Like it or not, the selfie and its impact on aesthetics is here to stay, and continues to have a huge effect on how we perceive and project ourselves in front of the camera and off. This is among t…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 |, Research and Publications

HiMirror and Other Smart Beauty Devices Take Center Stage at CES 2018

The Computer Electronics Show is known as the see-and-be scene for techies -- and beauty products and devices always take center stage. “Shopping for skincare products can be an overwh…

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Thursday, January 04, 2018 |, Research and Publications

Smile! Daily Facial Exercises Make Us Look Three Years Younger in 20 Weeks

A 30-minute daily or alternate-day facial exercise program sustained over 20 weeks improved the facial appearance of middle-aged women, resulting in a younger appearance with fuller upper and lower ch…

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials,, Research and Publications

Investigational Neurotoxin Achieves 6-Month Duration in Phase 3: Revance

Revance Therapeutics’ next-generation neuromodulator DaxibotulinumtoxinA for Injection (RT002) delivered positive top-line results in alleviating moderate-to-severe glabellar lines in two pivota…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 | Research and Publications, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

ASERF Offers Recommendations for Safer Gluteal Fat Grafting

An average of 91 percent of all buttock augmentation procedures consist of fat grafting  (also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift), and research has shown that there are significantly higher m…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 |, Research and Publications, 23andMe

The Key to More Youthful Looking Skin May Lie in the Genes

Some individuals’ skin appears more youthful than their chronologic age, and now new research indicates that increased expression of certain genes may be the key to intrinsically younger looking…

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Monday, October 30, 2017 | Research and Publications

Entellus: Long-Term Data Confirms Durable Relief of Nasal Obstruction Symptoms with Latera from Spirox

Entellus Medical, Inc. shared data from its first-in-human study of the Latera absorbable nasal implant from Spirox. The 18- and 24-month data demonstrate that patients who received Latera had signifi…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 |, Research and Publications, BTL

Fat Reduction Following Treatment with BTL Vanquish Lasts Four Years

Abdominal fat reduction achieved via BTL Vanquish and Vanquish ME lasts for at least four years, according to new long-term data released by the company. Both devices use radiofrequency (…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Business of Medicine, Practice Development, Research and Publications

Survey: Many Prospective Cosmetic Surgery Patients Aren’t Aware of Financing Options

Fully 76 percent of prospective patients are unaware of financing options for cosmetic procedures, yet almost two-thirds of them would be more likely to book if they were aware that fin…

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Friday, October 06, 2017 |, Research and Publications, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

Two ASDS Members Continue Dr. Fredric S. Brandt’s Legacy with New Grants

Two American Society for Dermatologic Surgery members received grants totaling more than $84,000 from the Fredric S. Brandt, MD, Innovations in Aesthetics Fellowship Fund at the 2017 ASDS Annual Meeti…

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Wednesday, October 04, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications

ISHRS: Hair Restoration Procedures Up 60 Percent from 2014

The worldwide volume of surgical hair restoration procedures performed from 2014 to 2016 rose 60 percent, with 635,189 procedures performed worldwide in 2016, according to the latest’s…

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications

Plastic Surgeons Must Do Their Part to Curb Opioid Epidemic

Plastic surgeons must recognize their patients' risk of developing opioid use disorders and that the opioids they prescribe may be diverted to non-medical use, urges Daniel Demsey, MD, of the Univ…

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Saturday, September 30, 2017 | Business of Medicine, Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications

Group Calls for Code of Ethics for Plastic Surgery Video Sharing

The days of plastic surgeons donning costumes, dancing and juggling breast implants during live surgery videos on social media may soon be over. The first ever code of ethical behavior for sharing …

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