Winter may be the best time to undergo cosmetic surgery

Though many complain about their complexion during the winter, it appears as though the colder season may be the best time to undergo a variety of skin-related cosmetic procedures. Tanned skin may be resistant to many laser procedures, including the removal of sun spots or unwanted hair, according to The New York Times.

February 4, 2011
Categories: Cosmetic Medicine News, Laser Procedures


Brazilian blowout gone bad and other chemical misdemeanors

Two years ago, authors Siobhan O’Connor and Alexandra Spunt were feeling flush and decided it would be fun to indulge together in pricey keratin hair straightening, also known as the Brazilian blowout.

February 3, 2011
Categories: Patient Safety


Medical experts question dentists giving Botox treatments

Several states, including Iowa, Ohio and West Virginia, already allow dentists to give their patients Botox shots and even dermal fillers.

February 2, 2011
Categories: Cosmetic Medicine News, Injectables


Doctors emphasize rarity of ALCL cases linked to breast augmentation

A recent report by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that women who receive breast implants may be at a higher risk of developing a form of lymphoma.

February 1, 2011
Categories: Breast Surgery News


New "gummy-bear" breast implants scrutinized by many

A new type of breast implant that was initially expected to be approved by the FDA has recently come under scrutiny. The firmer type of implant, known as "gummy-bear" implants, have many medical professionals concerned, according to The Orange County Register.

January 31, 2011
Categories: Breast Surgery News



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