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July 8, 2015

ASAPS Press Center - The Laws of Supply and Demand Don't Apply to Cosmetic Surgery Pricing

New York, NY (July 8, 2015) – The economic laws of supply and demand don’t apply to the pricing of common cosmetic surgery procedures according to a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Results of the study demonstrated a correlation between costs of cosmetic surgery procedures and local economic factors such as the cost to own real estate, cost to rent real estate, cost of living and the population size of a geographic region.

July 7, 2015

Get a Sharper Image: Grooming Tips for Guys

WebMD –

You don’t have to go under the knife to take years off anymore. Botox and fillers are popular and don't require surgery.

July 7, 2015

10 No-Knife Beauty Procedures: Are they worth the risks?

Live Strong –

We think you look beautiful as you are! That said, we know that there are people with areas of their appearance they wish to change. Nonsurgical beauty procedures are on the rise. In fact, the 2014 annual survey by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shows that nonsurgical procedures have increased by 508 percent since the association started tracking them in 1997.

July 7, 2015

Online marketing efforts do not cater to men seeking plastic surgery

Healio –

When quantifying the gender differences that exist in online plastic surgery marketing, researchers discovered only 22% of websites for plastic surgeons included a male services page, according to recent data in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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).

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