Archive for April, 2012

Botox can be an Economic Indicator!

The American Society of Plastic surgeons (ASPS) have published 2011 cosmetic surgery statistics report including both surgical and minimally invasive procedures. The report provides comprehensive data for the year and presents, inter-alia, quick facts, cosmetic procedure trends, top five surgical and minimally invasive procedures for females and males, gender distribution, age group distribution, regional distribution,

Non-invasive Breast Enhancement Procedure with Macrolane Withdrawn

Macrolane, a product of Q-Med of Sweden, has been withdrawn till further notice from the market as an injectable filler for breast enhancement, as per a press release by the company and other press reports. The decision was taken after apprehensions regarding interference of the injected material with breast cancer screening were expressed by radiologists

The Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Liposuction

Liposuction has been the most implemented cosmetic surgery procedure in America – reportedly about 500,000 people each year subject themselves to this procedure. This is a big number considering that this is after all an elective surgery which has several downsides with pain, discomfort, recovery time, time off from work and costs being the main

Big Spurt in Chin Implant Surgeries

There has been a big spurt in chin implant or “chinplant” surgeries in America in 2011. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), this surgery has seen an impressive growth of 71%”  in 2011 over the 2010 figure. This growth is more than the combined growth of the top three cosmetic procedures of

High Popularity Of Botox In America

Botox or Botulinum toxin which is its generic name, has emerged as the single most popular drug in the field of cosmetic treatment creating profound impact in the market place. A very powerful neurotoxin, the drug when used in prescribed doses and manner has been shown to block messages from the nervous system from reaching

Increase in Lunch Break Cosmetic Procedures

Elective Cosmetic procedures and surgeries are getting more popular and as a part within the whole range, lunch break procedures are also being taken up in larger numbers. The   lunch break procedures are attractive because their duration is short enough (30 min. to 1 hour) to fit within the lunch time and they have other

Vitamin D Treatment for Women with Dysmenorrhea

Primary dysmenorrhea is a disorder which afflicts nearly half of menstruating women resulting in significant economic and educational losses through absenteeism. It is a painful disorder characterized by uterine cramping just before or during menstruation period and is also associated with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, asthenia and insomnia. Women suffering from primary

Patient Survey on Liposuction, Abdominoplasty and Combined Procedures

People go for cosmetic procedures to look good, which boosts their confidence level and self esteem. Their post procedure inputs are important for the doctors and associated service providers to assess work done and future prospects of such work. To know if people are satisfied with the procedures undertaken and feel happy about the outcome,

Rise In Cosmetic Procedures For 65+ People

Reports show that 65 or older people are living better and getting themselves cosmetically enhanced more than ever before.  The longevity graph has steadily climbed with the average life span of females in America reaching to late seventies and that of males to early seventies. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports show

Court Ruling Blocks Botox Alternative Sales

A free market economy encourages and promotes competition in businesses for maximum benefits to reach the consumer. Competition, however, sometimes leads to bad business practices when one or more of the competitors would have to be reined in through legal ruling. A case in point is the legal tussle between Allergan Inc, the dominant market