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FDA Approves New Dermal Filler: Belotero from Merz

Merz Aesthetics has scored a two-fer with the FDA recently.  They’ve just announced that their newest hyaluronic acid filler, Belotero, has been approved by the FDA for the correction of moderate-to-severe wrinkles, such as the nasolabial folds.  Like most hyaluronic acid fillers, Belotero scored well when compared to traditional bovine collagen injections.  Some physicians believe […]

Phony Plastic Surgeon Convicted of Murder and Manslaughter in Patient Deaths

Dr. Peter Normann is an internist who served as an emergency room physician in Arizona.  After undergoing six days of training in liposuction and some “hands-on” training in breast augmentation, he fancied himself a real plastic surgeon and began operating on unsuspecting patients.  After three of his patients died during or immediately after surgery (one […]

FDA Close to Approving Restylane for Use in the Lips – and My Celebrity Lip Slideshow on!

An FDA advisory panel today voted to recommend approval for the use of cosmetic injectable Restylane as a lip enhancer.  The FDA still needs to make a final decision, however they typically follow the advisory panel’s recommendations, according to an article on  This is big news for Restylane manufacturer Medicis, which markets Restylane, its cousin Perlane, and the […]

More and More Men Are Having Plastic Surgery

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released their plastic surgery statistics for 2010.  The number of men having plastic surgery has increased 2%, but even more important, the procedures that showed the highest increase in males are surgical procedures, like facelifts (up 14%) and liposuction (up 7%).  The baby boomers could very well be […]