The lay public has a "significantly better perception" of linear facial scars compared with zigzag scars, California-based plastic surgeons report. "Z-plasty scar revision was initially described as a technique to break up the linear scar into smaller, more camouflageable segments," they write in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, online April 7.… Read More
Although lipofilling of the breast is performed worldwide in thousands of patients per year, including as an alternative to implant placement for breast augmentation in some patients, there has been no study published with a control group regarding the oncologic safety of lipofilling in general or lipofilling of the breast.… Read More
To better understand revision rates and factors associated with higher revision rates, a large study including results and data coming from three databases on 175,842 patients who underwent septorhinoplasty in 2005-2012 in California, Florida, or New York was conducted by Emily Spataro, MD; Jay F. Piccirillo, MD; Dorina Kallogjeri, MD,… Read More
Breast augmentation and reconstruction mammaplasty have been in practice for decades and are highly prevalent surgeries performed worldwide.While overall patient satisfaction is high, common long-term effects include breast tissue atrophy, accelerated ptosis and inframammary fold breakdown. Increasing evidence attribute these events to the durative loading and compressive forces introduced by… Read More
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) jointly with European healthcare product regulators of member states has been informed of the suspension of the CE certificate for all medical devices made by the Brazilian manufacturer Silimed. The TüV SüD, a global testing, certification, inspection and training German provider has… Read More
Over 20 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed worldwide in 2014, according to statistics released today by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Botulinum Toxin remains the most popular cosmetic procedure overall for both men and women.  For surgical procedures, breast augmentation is highest among women… Read More