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September 30, 2015

ASAPS Press Center - Are We Victims of "Scienceploitation"? New Study Shows Portrayals of Anti-Aging Stem Cell Tech Exploits Science to Market Products

New York, NY (September 30, 2015) – Cosmetic and anti-aging products and treatments that make claims regarding stem cell technology are increasingly popular despite a lack of evidence for either the safety or efficacy of such products. Given the size of the personal care beauty industry, (expected to generate $265 billion by 2017,) and the high-profile nature of stem cell research, this is part of a larger trend whereby the language of newer areas of science is leveraged by marketers.

September 21, 2015

Researchers: Consumers should be wary of stem cell products ‘scienceploitation’ –

Patient education needs to improve on the use of stem cells in the aesthetics industry, to ensure an understanding of relevant science on the topic, according to a study in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

September 21, 2015

Is This The Next Big Thing in Boob Jobs?

Allure –

If you're going in for a breast augmentation, chances are you're going to get silicone-gel implants. That's because as a rule, silicone feels softer and, therefore, more natural than saline, the other option. Saline implants also have a tendency to slosh around when a woman changes position, and the shell can wrinkle and fold. So it's no surprise that of the nearly 287,000 augmentation procedures performed last year, 80 percent involved silicone.

September 21, 2015

'Modern Family' actress Ariel Winter's breast reduction puts the procedure in a spotlight

Los Angeles Times –

With 17-year-old "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter about to walk the Emmy red carpet for her first major public appearance since reducing her breast size in June, the media are abuzz with stories about such surgery: celebrities who've done it, teens who are doing it and the number of women "coming out" to say how the operation changed their lives.

September 21, 2015

ASAPS Press Center - New Study Shows Autologous Fat Grafting is a Viable Option for Calf Augmentation and Reshaping

New York, NY (September 21, 2015) – Fat grafting is revolutionizing aesthetic body contouring and treatment of soft-tissue, volume-related issues in plastic surgery.

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