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

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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

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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

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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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Male breast enhancement a growing trend

Though breast enlargement may be thought of as a cosmetic surgery specific to women, recent trends suggest that a similar treatment is growing in popularity among men. Several doctors have reported an increase in patients seeking pectoral implants to improve both the size and muscular tone of their chest.

October 27, 2010
Categories: Breast Surgery News

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