Achieving New Year's goals

The New Year often brings with it resolutions aimed at getting back into shape. Although some may start out ambitiously, following through on the promise to lose weight or get toned is often easier said then done. However, according to the Louisiana-based paper The News Star, there are a number of ways to get a svelte physique this year.

January 14, 2011
Categories: Body Contouring News


Awake and aware while undergoing surgery

Fear of general anesthesia has propelled the growth of “Awake” surgery, which is surgery without general anesthesia. In such procedures Valium or Percocet may be used for initial relaxation and is then followed by infusions of lidocaine to anesthetize surgically-relevant body areas.

January 13, 2011
Categories: Patient Safety


Beauty insider or not, there are no easy answers to improve facial appearance

Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue editor and author of “Icons of Style” and “Dodie Goes Shopping” is a woman of a certain age who became fed up with the way she looks. Already a seasoned fashionista, Dodie wasn’t looking for a makeover; she was looking to improve the appearance of her face. “Last spring, during a ladies’ lunch… it hit me that nobody would have known I was the youngest one at the table. None of the others looked as though they’d had face work, but they all looked radiant.”

January 12, 2011


Man sent back to U.S. after impersonating plastic surgeon in Dubai

A man from Tigard, Oregon, was recently returned to the United States to face drug charges after being held in Dubai last year for impersonating a plastic surgeon. Steven Moos, 41, was held in the United Arab Emirates capital after it was discovered that he was performing unsanctioned cosmetic procedures without any training, The Oregonian reports.

January 12, 2011
Categories: Plastic Surgery News


Book sold at auction that contains origin of rhinoplasty

A book that dates back to the 16th century was recently sold at auction, and it contains what is believed to be one of the first depictions of rhinoplasty (surgery to reshape the nose). The book, which was published in 1597, sold for £11,000 (around $16,000) to a plastic surgeon, The UK Based Daily Telegraph reports.

January 11, 2011
Categories: Plastic Surgery News


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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