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June 25, 2015

ASAPS Press Center - Study Shows Wearing Contact Lenses Increases Risk of Drooping Upper Eyelids

New York, NY (June 25, 2015) – A recent study published in the  Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), showed both hard and soft contact lenses contributed to the drooping of the upper eyelids, a medical condition referred to as ptosis. The severity of the drooping eyelids was more evident in twins who wore hard contact lenses (1.84 mm – mean ptosis measurement) compared to those who wore soft lenses (1.41 mm – mean ptosis measurement).

June 18, 2015

Nip. Tuck. Or Else.

TIME Magazine –

Why you’ll be getting cosmetic procedures even if you may not really want to.

June 17, 2015

Botox Owner Allergan to Buy Maker of Double-Chin Treatment

Wall Street Journal –

Allergan PLC agreed to buy Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. and its newly approved double-chin treatment in a $2.1 billion deal Wednesday that aims to plump up the Botox maker’s lineup of cosmetic medicines.

June 17, 2015

ASAPS Press Center - Study Shows Weekend Admissions for Body Contouring Surgical Procedures are More Expensive

New York, NY (June 11, 2015) – Findings from a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal showed weekend admissions for body contouring surgical procedures were associated with a statistically significant increase in hospitalization costs (difference of $35,481) and length of stay (5.68 days) when compared to weekday admissions for the same procedure. Mortality rates were also found to be higher on weekend admission (3.7%) versus on the weekday (0.5%), although this difference wasn’t considered statistically significant.

June 12, 2015

A cooling-off period before cosmetic surgery? That implies it’s a rational decision

The Guardian –

Cosmetic surgery is a consumer practice yoked to fantasies of personal transformation. It is addictive insofar as, if it goes well, people want more, and if it goes badly, they need more.

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