Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

Lack of Training Can Be Deadly In Plastic Surgery

USA Today recently printed a fantastic series of articles on the current epidemic of phony plastic surgeons performing botched procedures on patients. It’s like the Wild West out there, folks. There are dentists performing facelifts, ENT’s performing breast augmentation, and ER docs performing tummy tucks. The USA Today articles are a breath of fresh air […]

  • Posted on: Sep 27 2011
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FDA Clears Minimally Invasive Fat Reducer Liposonix, Liposonix Bought By Solta

The FDA has recently cleared Liposonix, an external ultrasound machine that causes fat reduction with minimal invasiveness. Liposonix is known by their motto: “One Hour, One Treatment, One Size Smaller.” The next day, Medicis (makers of Dysport and Restylane) proceeded to sell Liposonix to Solta Medical for $35 million. This is a pretty big development […]

  • Posted on: Sep 21 2011
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FDA Affirms Safety of Breast Implants

From the New York Times: After two days of discussion and testimony about silicone breast implants, a top government health official said he had heard nothing to shake his faith in the safety of the widely used implants. The official, Dr. William Maisel, chief scientist for the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices, said […]

  • Posted on: Sep 20 2011
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Woman Dies After Injecting Her Face With Hot Beef Fat

From ABC News: An Illinois woman who injected hot beef fat into her face died Thursday of a bacterial infection soon after she administered the homemade cosmetic surgery. Oddly, doctors say the questionable injections had nothing to do with her death, which was deemed natural by Illinois’ Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Janet Hardt, 63 […]

  • Posted on: Sep 14 2011
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American Health and Beauty: CACI – New Treatment To Nonsurgically Enhance Bust Size

Interesting article from American Health and Beauty: A new treatment is available for women who are looking to increase their bustline without surgery. The CACI treatment is a procedure that uses electrical stimulation to temporarily increase breast size. Two electrodes are placed on the breast, one above (near the pectoralis major muscle) and one to […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2011
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FDA Panels Put Silicone Implants Under Microscope

Silicone breast implants are back under the FDA’s microscope.  Silicone implants were under original widespread use in the 1980’s and early 1990’s.  Fears of silicone implants causing various diseases like lupus and arthritis prompted the FDA to ban the use of them in 1992.  After analyzing studies by the two major breast implant manufacturers (Mentor and […]

  • Posted on: Sep 2 2011
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Groupon: Should Plastic Surgeons Participate In These Types of Bargains?

Have you ever considered using Groupon for plastic surgery services?  I have heard quite a few rumblings in the plastic surgeon community about certain ‘bargain-basement’ clinics and price-cutting docs using Groupon as a way to attract new patients into their practices.  I’ve found the overwhelming majority of opinion in regards to Groupon and plastic surgery is that […]

  • Posted on: Sep 1 2011
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FDA Approves LaViv (Filler Using Your Own Tissues)

The FDA has recently approved LaViv, an injectable filler that uses a patient’s own tissues.  This product has several steps.  A plastic surgeon first biopsies a small amount of tissue from behind a patient’s ear, sends it a special laboratory where the cells are multiplied for 3 months, then returned to the plastic surgeon to inject […]

  • Posted on: Aug 29 2011
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Modern Medicine: Plastic Surgeons Among Most Likely Doctors To Get Sued

My trusty blog readers: I am going to try something different for a while.  In addition to my blog posts, I’m going to be posting interesting articles from other sites as a way to satisfy your cravings for all things celebrity and plastic surgery.  If any of you have interesting blogs or news items for […]

  • Posted on: Aug 27 2011
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Pets Having Plastic Surgery?

News agencies are reporting real stories about pets having plastic surgery – specifically, dogs having testicular implants.  There is also mention of doggie Botox and even doggie braces.  You can read an ABC News.com report here. The whole thing seems pretty silly to me.  I’ve never operated on someone’s pet, although I’ve heard about a […]

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2011
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