Cosmetic procedures will continue to rise in popularity during 2011

While plastic surgeons are typically optimistic about the success of their profession, experts say that in 2011, they may be proven right. Despite a slump in business over the past of couple years due to the recession, doctors believe that aesthetic surgery will experience a rebound these coming months, The Orange Country Register reports.

January 18, 2011
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News


Florida woman dies after liposuction, doctor has questionable history

A number of questions remain after a woman in Florida died following a pair of plastic surgeries in late December. The death of 35-year-old Lidvian Zelaya, who was receiving liposuction and buttock injections, raises concerns over the history of malpractice allegations against her doctor, Dr. Roger L. Gordon, ABC News reports.

January 17, 2011
Categories: Patient Safety


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



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