News Briefs

November 11, 2014

Abdominal dermal-fat grafts for buttock augmentation

Cosmetic Surgery Times –

As demand for buttock augmentation increases, plastic surgeons are finding new techniques to meet the demand by using abdominal dermal-fat grafts for buttock augmentation. A study published in the current issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal shows substantial increase in posterior projection and long-lasting gluteal volume

November 11, 2014

Businesses cash in as women chase bigger butts

Associated Press –

Due to the increasing interest in achieving a bigger and curvy behind similar to celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj and Kim Kardashian, women are signing up for gym classes, wearing padded panties and undergoing buttock augmentation procedures.

November 7, 2014

Cosmetic surgery to fix ear “tribal piercings” on the rise

CBS News –

Job seekers are turning to plastic surgery to repair their earlobes. ASAPS President, Dr. Michael Edwards weighs in on the rise of earlobe reconstruction surgery.

November 5, 2014

Botox and Fillers Are Very Safe, Study Suggests

Live Science –

ASAPS president Dr. Michael Edwards weighs in on the new JAMA Dermatology study which shows that rates of side effects for certain types of cosmetic procedures is exceedingly low, cautioning patients to seek board-certified physicians

November 4, 2014

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) Issues Warnings to Patients Regarding Unlicensed Practitioners and Medical Tourism

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) –

In light of the two recent deaths of UK Citizens while undergoing cosmetic procedures outside their home country, ASAPS president, Dr. Edwards urges patients considering cosmetic procedures abroad to only seek board-certified plastic surgeons.

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