Cosmetic Surgery News
December 9, 2019

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Five-Year Outcomes for Face Transplant Recipients

Scientists present the longer-term outcomes for six face transplant recipients who had been followed for up to 5 years after surgery, representing the largest cohort of patients in the ... read more

'Molecular Surgery' Reshapes Living Tissue With Electricity but No Incisions

Traditional surgery to reshape a nose or ear entails cutting, sometimes followed by long recovery times and scars. Now, researchers have developed a ... read more

Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Migraine Attacks, Compared to Placebo

A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and ... read more

Fifteen New Genes Identified That Shape Our Face

Researchers have identified fifteen genes that determine our facial ... read more
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Brachytherapy Proves Effective in Treating Skin Cancer

The use of high-dose-rate brachytherapy to treat elderly patients with common skin cancers offers excellent cure rates and cosmetic outcomes, according to a new ... read more

Improved Avenues to Train Plastic Surgeons in Microsurgery

Microsurgery is an intricate and challenging surgical technique that involves using miniature instruments and sutures as fine as a hair strand aided by sophisticated microscopes. In plastic surgery, ... read more

Aesthetics of Skin Cancer Therapy May Vary by Treatment Type

In a meta-analysis of 58 studies, a study compared four types of skin cancer treatments and found that while all four had similar recurrence rates a year after treatment, a form of radiation called ... read more

New Twist on Old Surgical Technique Helps Repair Patient's Skull Base

A team of surgeons developed a groundbreaking procedure based on a paramedian forehead flap, a century-old plastic surgery technique, to save the life of a patient who suffered complications ... read more

Combined Breast and Gynecologic Surgery: Study Says Not So Fast

A new study argues against combined approach: Patients undergoing coordinated breast and gynecologic procedures had a significantly longer length of hospital stay, and higher complication, ... read more

People With Benign Skin Condition Willing to Trade Time, Money to Cure Disorder

People with benign hyperpigmentation (the darkening or increase in the natural color of the skin), are willing to pay (WTP) nearly 14 percent of their monthly income and approximately 90 minutes a ... read more

3D-Printed 'Hyperelastic Bone' May Help Generate New Bone for Skull Reconstruction

Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone -- readily produced by 3D-printing -- could ... read more

Less-Invasive Mastectomy Safe for More Breast Cancer Patients

A less-invasive mastectomy that leaves the surface of the breast intact has become a safe option for more patients, including those whose breast cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes or who have ... read more

Researchers Develop Soft Tissue Substitute With Fewer Side Effects

A team of plastic surgeons and material scientists has made an important advance in treating the common clinical problem of soft tissue ... read more

No Increase in Complications With 'Tummy Tuck' in Obese Patients

'Tummy tuck' surgery (abdominoplasty) can be safely performed in obese patients, with no increase in complications compared to non-obese patients, reports a new ... read more

New Device Could Help Minimize Scarring in Cosmetic Surgery

Researchers have developed a new device that could help minimize scarring during surgery. The device can ascertain the orientation of skin tension lines, which is important for wound-healing ... read more

Face Transplant Surgery Can Improve Speech in Victims of Severe Face Trauma

A new case study finds that face transplant surgery in patients who have experienced severe facial trauma can improve speech ... read more

What Causes Aging of the Upper Lip? Loss of Volume, Not Just 'Sagging'

Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to 'deflation' or 'sagging'? A new study helps settle the debate, ... read more

Many Women Get Unnecessary Mammograms Before Breast Reduction Surgery

Getting a mammogram before breast reduction surgery is not required or recommended. But thousands of younger women with no known breast cancer risk still get them, a new study ... read more

High-Tech Tools, Teamwork Were Key to Separating Infant Girls Joined at the Head

Over a year and a half after the successful separation of two infant twins joined at the top of their heads, surgical team leaders report on this dramatic case. The surgeons describe the innovative ... read more

'Bionic Face' Experiments Could Lead to New Treatment Approach for Facial Paralysis

An implantable neuroprosthetic device may one day provide a new approach to restoring more natural facial movement in patients with one-sided facial paralysis (hemifacial palsy), suggests a new ... read more

Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a new ... read more

Views of Ideal Female Appearance in China Are Changing

A researcher found that young women in China, living in a rapidly changing society with more personal independence, disposable income and exposure to Western media than ever before, are also altering ... read more

Botulinum Toxin Shows Promise in Trials to Reduce Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication, affecting one quarter to one half of all patients following cardiac surgery. It can result in heart failure, stroke, and longer ... read more

Skin Ages When the Main Cells in the Dermis Lose Their Identity and Function

A study in mice explains that dermal fibroblasts lose their cell identify over time and with it their capacity to produce and secrete collagen and other ... read more

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