Organization provides reconstructive surgery for boy in wake of theft

Nine-year-old Aidan Sullivan has already survived a lot in his young life. The Brewster, New York, resident has had to undergo ten plastic surgeries to correct facial deformities he was born with, and the $8,000 required to fund his latest procedure was recently stolen.

December 15, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Host of Bridalplasty defends premise of show

Many people have criticized Bridalplasty, a reality competition that airs on E!, but the show's creators and host have defended the program. The televised contest provides the winner with a free wedding and complimentary plastic surgeries, recently debuted amidst concerns that it sends the wrong message, CBS News reports.

December 14, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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Plastic Surgeons see legislation as patient safety concern

Officials in 30 states have approved oral-maxillofacial surgeons to perform cosmetic procedures beyond the mouth with treatments such as Botox and facial fillers, NBC affiliate WNYT reports.

December 14, 2010
Categories: Patient Safety

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Anti-aging procedures restore lost volume to face

Growing older comes with a number of challenges but one of the most common is the loss of volume in facial tissue. However, there are many cosmetic procedures, surgical and non-surgical, available for those who are looking to restore volume to their face, MyFoxHouston.com reports.

Doctors say that facial fillers are among the most popular anti-aging treatments for addressing the issue. The injections usually require very little recovery time and the effects can last for as long as two years

December 13, 2010
Categories: Anti-Aging News

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Unlicensed plastic surgery centers a growing problem in California

Officials in California are warning consumers to be aware of the dangers posed by plastic surgery centers that are not certified by the state. There are only about 45 state-licensed centers, the Los Angeles Times reports, and those that aren't certified pose serious health risks to patients who go there seeking treatment.

December 10, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News

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