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Consider these questions before booking a plastic surgery procedure.

3 questions to ask before committing to plastic surgery

If you read celebrity news, it may seem like the decision to undergo plastic surgery is as easy as choosing what to eat for dinner.

Categories: Body Contouring News, Cosmetic Medicine News, Facial Aesthetic Surgery News, Lifestyle, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
July 9, 2013
Botox injections should only be administered by board-certified plastic surgeons.

Botox conman's sentence extended after more victims come forward

Despite the fact that stories about dangerous back-alley Botox injections are so common, they continue to crop up in the news. A recent case out of Australia will remind plastic surgery patients why it's essential to have a board-certified plastic surgeon perform any and all procedures you are considering. The story also shows why it can be dangerous to travel overseas for cosmetic surgery, a trend known as "medical tourism."

Categories: Cosmetic Medicine News, Injectables, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
July 2, 2013
There are a variety of FDA-approved silicone-gel implants to choose from.

New FDA-approved teardrop-shaped silicone-gel filled breast implant

Mentor got approval for MemoryShape after collecting six years of data from 955 women that demonstrated “a reasonable assurance” of safety and effectiveness, FDA officials reported to NBC News Health. M

Categories: Breast Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
June 28, 2013

Lifestyle Lift changes national ads after probe

Updated June 25, 2013.  A recent USA Today article reported on a settlement in Florida that has national repercussions for cosmetic surgery company, Lifestyle Lift.

Categories: Patient Safety, Facial Aesthetic Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety, Facial Aesthetic Surgery News, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety, Plastic Surgery News, Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
June 20, 2013
Where does a beauty treatment stop and the practice of medicine begin?

Putting the medical end of your medispa under the microscope

If you think that ‘medical’ and ‘spa’ do not go together like coffee and donuts, you’re not alone.

Categories: Anti-Aging News, Cosmetic Medicine News, Dermal Fillers, Injectables, Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
June 17, 2013


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 nonsurgical 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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