Botox approved for treatment of chronic migraines

Botox may be commonly thought of as an effective way to reduce signs of aging, but it may soon be used for a different purpose. The neurotoxin was recently approved by the
Food and Drug Administration to be used as a treatment for patients who suffer from migraine headaches.

The treatment has been approved for chronic migraine suffers, meaning only those who experience frequent and extreme headaches are candidates. The approval by the FDA comes after the administration approved Botox as a remedy for muscle spasms in elbows, wrists and fingers.

October 28, 2010
Categories: Anti-Aging News


Tummy tucks on the rise among men

While many may believe that men are more impervious to body image issues than women, a recent trend seems to indicate otherwise. The New York Times reports that, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, between 2000 and 2009 the number of men undergoing abdominoplasty procedures, more commonly referred to as tummy tucks, has doubled.

October 28, 2010
Categories: Body Contouring News


Surgeon stresses importance of pre-mastectomy reconstruction discussion

Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer may benefit from having discussions with as many different specialists and surgeons as possible, yet the topic of breast reconstruction does not often come up until right before or right after, a mastectomy. Portland, Oregon's CBS affiliate KVAL reports that some experts suggest that patients consult a plastic surgeon before the initial operation.

October 28, 2010
Categories: Breast Surgery News


Rhinoplasty, a complicated surgery that many surgeons are hesitant to perform

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is one of the more difficult procedures that plastic surgeons typically perform. Some have attributed this fact to the overall decline in the number of rhinoplasties performed.

October 28, 2010
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News


Nonsurgical procedures on the rise for women over 50

According to the statistics from a leading medical center in the United Kingdom, an increasing number of women over the age of 50 are opting for cosmetic injectables and skin treatments. The most popular procedures for older women are those that are aimed at reducing the signs of aging, such as Botox injections, dermal fillers and laser treatments, the British newspaper the Daily Mail reports.

October 27, 2010
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News


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