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Archive for June, 2012

UK’s Royal College of Surgeons addresses the Final Report of the Expert Group on PIP Breast Implants

The PIP breast implant incident does not affect the breast augmentation patients or the breast surgeons in America, as this particular silicone gel implant was not permitted for use in the country. Yet, the problems that arise due to use of substandard breast implants elsewhere could be a matter of interest to the potential breast

Safety first: Do Reasonable Limits of Cosmetic Surgeries

For many patients seeking repeated cosmetic surgeries, the query that should engage them and their cosmetic surgeons as well, is: how much is enough? With many advances in science and techniques, the cosmetic surgeons are able to create aesthetic enhancements in most of the human body parts now, much to the patients’ satisfaction and joy.

Good Candidates for Breast Augmentation Surgery

Even though most women value the size, shape or symmetry of their breasts, not all of them may be good candidates for breast augmentation surgery. The good candidates should be able to meet a set of physical, emotional and medical conditions. Breast augmentation surgery has been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in America

Otoplasty – Reshaping or Reconstruction of Outer Ear

One’s facial features draw people’s attention at first glance more than any other body part and it is said that the symmetry of these features decides if someone is perceived to be good looking. Speaking cosmetically, the word ‘symmetry’ could be defined as “Correct or pleasing proportion of the parts of a thing”. While the

Trends in Breast Augmentation in Canada

A Toronto based plastic surgeon sees some different trends in breast augmentation surgery in his Toronto based plastic surgery practice from those in USA. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reported that in 2011 breast augmentation surgery was the second highest cosmetic surgical enhancement in America with 316,848 procedures performed, exceeded only by

Growing Synthetic Collagen- A Possible Advance In Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeries

Animal derived collagens, when used in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries have limitations and the synthetically derived collagens which some research scientists have been able to grow in the laboratory, may be better alternatives. In their process, the researchers were able to grow the synthetic variety from a liquid in as little as one hour Collagen,

“Purpose in Life” may be an Anti-Aging Weapon to Fight Dementia

It may be early days yet, but research seems to say that having purpose in life as defined by the researchers, helps a person to fight the effects of dementia, a disease which takes away memory and cognitive power of aging people. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most serious forms of Dementia. In

Cosmetic Surgery – Why it will continue to grow despite misgivings about PIP Implants

The French company Poly Implants Prothe’ses, (PIP) fraudulently manufactured PIP breast implants using industrial grade silicone (In place of medical grade) and supplied to estimated 400,000 women in 65 countries worldwide endangering their health. Since the days it became clear that the below grade breast silicone implants were used by so many women, creating the

PIP Scandal – Why It is Necessary for A Patient To Have A Good Implant & A Good Surgeon

Poly Implant Prosthesis (PIP), a French company founded in 1991 and liquidated in 2010, was the maker of PIP breast implants. It has been held responsible in several European countries and elsewhere, to have fraudulently manufactured and supplied below grade silicone breast implants. About 400,000 women might have used PIP silicone implants for breast enhancement (breast

Trends in Teen Cosmetic Surgeries

Two characteristics of teen cosmetic surgery stand out – One, as per an expert, teenagers go through the surgeries more easily and the other, the proportion of male- female teenage patients is not as skewed in favor of women as in the case of adult patients. As per Dr Mary H. McGrath, Professor of surgery in the