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Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US

Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US
May 22, 2017

The American Society for Plastic Surgeons reported today that more than 3,200 gender confirmation surgeries were performed in 2016 in the United States.

That is a 20% increase of transgender-related surgeries from 2015, and includes both transfeminine and transmasculine surgeries, ranging from facial and body contouring to gender reassignment surgeries, according to a press release from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), which reported for the first time on the surgeries in the U.S.
Access to gender confirmation procedures has improved in recent years, according to the ASPS.

Survey finds 41% of Canadians do not pay attention to UV index

May 19, 2017
The Canadian Cancer Society has reported results of national survey that found 41% of Canadians responded that they did not pay attention to the UV index, which measures…
In the Journals

Facial splash without protection common among dermatology residents

May 17, 2017
A large percentage of surveyed dermatology residents reported facial splash by blood or other potentially infectious material during a procedure while not wearing facial…
In the Journals

Most people incorrectly applied free sunscreen at public event

May 17, 2017
When free sunscreen was made available at the Minnesota State Fair, only one-third of the participants applied sunscreen to all sun-exposed areas, according to recent…
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Gender confirmation surgeries rise 20% in US

May 22, 2017
The American Society for Plastic Surgeons reported today that more than 3,200 gender confirmation surgeries were performed in 2016 in the United…

Survey finds 41% of Canadians do not pay attention to UV index

May 19, 2017
The Canadian Cancer Society has reported results of national survey that found 41% of Canadians responded that they did not pay attention to the UV…

In the Journals

Facial splash without protection common among dermatology residents

May 17, 2017
A large percentage of surveyed dermatology residents reported facial splash by blood or other potentially infectious material during a procedure…

In the Journals

Most people incorrectly applied free sunscreen at public event

May 17, 2017
When free sunscreen was made available at the Minnesota State Fair, only one-third of the participants applied sunscreen to all sun-exposed areas…

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Gender-affirming surgery more likely in adults transitioning from male to female vs. female to male

May 10, 2017
Transgender adults transitioning from female to male may be twice as likely as those transitioning from male to female to undergo gender-affirming…

ThermiRF system gains new indication

May 5, 2017
The ThermiRF temperature-controlled radiofrequency system has gained a new indication to treat vulvovaginal laxity, according to a statement from…

FDA News

Reusable fat collection and grafting system receives FDA clearance

May 3, 2017
A reusable fat collection and grafting system known as the Lipo-Loop System today became the first to receive FDA clearance, according to a statement…

Medifirst to acquire rights to Green Laser for aesthetic use

May 2, 2017
Medifirst Solutions announced it has agreed to acquire the exclusive licensing rights from Laser Lab Corp for its Green Laser for use in anti-aging…

FDA News

GalaForm 3D surgical scaffold receives FDA 510K clearance

April 28, 2017
The GalaForm 3D surgical scaffold, which can be used in plastic and reconstructive surgery, has garnered FDA 510K clearance, according to a statement…

Allergan completes acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics, CoolSculpting

April 28, 2017
Allergan announced it has completed its acquisition of Zeltiq Aesthetics for $2.4 billion in cash. Zeltiq’s proprietary controlled-cooling…

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