Contribute to the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
The Cosmetic Surgery Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable research and education arm of the AACS that relies solely on annual support from physicians, grateful patients and the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry. We are asking that every member take this opportunity to make a tax-deductible contribution to the CSF during our 25th Anniversary Year of the AACS. Remember that a contribution of $1,000 or more includes membership in our Webster Society as well as two tickets to the Webster Society Dinner taking place at the Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Please visit www.cosmeticsurgery.org/csf to make a secure online donation, or telephone Caroline Nagy at 312.981.6779 or by e-mail at email@example.com More
CoolLipo Helps Melt the Fat Away
from 9 News
Over the years, local real estate agent Sara Kreuttz watched the pounds creep on. Like many women, Kreuttz found herself battling extra pockets of fat, which she admits made her self concious about her body. I like to wear short sleeves, so when I see my arms that are just a little bigger, 'Aah!'" exclaims Kreuttz.
Kreuttz visited the office of Dr. Steven Hopping, the director of DC's Center for Cosmetic Surgery, looking for a dramatic and targeted change. To help tighten up Kreuttz's arms with minimal scarring, Dr. Hopping recommended what he calls one of the newest additions to the Liposuction family: CoolLipo.
Scientists Weld Skin Using Laser Energy
from Plastic Surgery Practice
A team of applied physicists at Tel Aviv University have developed an efficient and safe way of using laser energy to close incisions in the skin that they say could also be used on cuts inside the body. They also say skin and internal tissue to heal more quickly after operations and accidents. The team was led by Prof. Abraham Katzir, who found a way to maintain laser temperature so that the incision is sealed to minimize the risk of infection and scars and speed healing. Katzir says the development is "a groundbreaking medical technology" and could also be used quickly and easily by medics on the battlefield and at road accidents, as well as by plastic surgeons and other surgical specialists. More
Women's Magazines Downplay Emotional Health Risks Of Cosmetic Surgery, Study Finds
from Science Daily
While the emotional health implications of cosmetic surgery are still up for scientific debate, articles in women's magazines such as The Oprah Magazine and Cosmopolitan portray cosmetic surgery as a physically risky, but overall worthwhile option for enhancing physical appearance and emotional health, a UBC study has found. More
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Injectable Calcium Hydroxylapatite for Correction of Nasal Bridge Deformities
from Pub Med
Minimally invasive procedures for aesthetic surgery have become widely popular, and facial soft tissue augmentation is one of the most common procedures. Various kinds of fillers have been used, and recently the use of calcium hydroxylapatite was extended to cosmetic facial procedures. This article presents the authors' experience with primary and secondary nasal bridge correction using calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse). More
Male Botox: Would you?
When Andrew Pierce interviewed Dave Clark, from the legendary 1960ís pop band the Dave Clark Five, it was hard to avert my eyes from his remarkably taut face. Clark, who has re-released the bandís greatest hits, insisted that he had not succumbed to the plastic surgeonís knife. Now, who is Pierce to contradict a musician whose band briefly rivalled the Beatles in popularity at the height of their fame in the swinging sixties? But the truth is, more and more men are indulging themselves with less drastic anti-aging treatments. More
U.S. Woman Receives Face Transplant
from CBS News
The nation's first near-total face transplant has been done on a woman at the Cleveland Clinic, the hospital announced Tuesday. Reconstructive surgeon Dr. Maria Siemionow replaced nearly all of the woman's face - 80 percent - with that of a dead female donor in an operation a couple weeks ago. The patient's name and age were not released. The hospital plans a news conference Wednesday and would not give details until then. More