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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.

Madenco Biosciences announces cosmeceuticals for treating acne scars, laser effects

May 18, 2017
Madenco Biosciences, a subsidiary of Quest PharmaTech, announced it has created a new line of cosmeceuticals targeting applications by dermatologist and medi-spas. The…

Allergan reports 5% increase in Q1 net revenues

May 12, 2017
Allergan reported its first quarter 2017 continuing operations performance, including total net revenues of $3.6 billion, a 5% increase compared with the prior year…

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 ThermiGen. The ThermiVa…
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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…

Madenco Biosciences announces cosmeceuticals for treating acne scars, laser effects

May 18, 2017
Madenco Biosciences, a subsidiary of Quest PharmaTech, announced it has created a new line of cosmeceuticals targeting applications by dermatologist…

Allergan reports 5% increase in Q1 net revenues

May 12, 2017
Allergan reported its first quarter 2017 continuing operations performance, including total net revenues of $3.6 billion, a 5% increase compared with…

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…

FDA News

MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants gain FDA approval

April 26, 2017
The MemoryGel Xtra silicone gel-filled breast implants received FDA approval today, according to a statement from Mentor Worldwide LLC, manufacturer…

Bellus Medical acquires Allumera photodynamic cosmetic cream

April 26, 2017
Bellus Medical announced it has acquired Allumera, a topical cream that is in a new class of photodynamic cosmetics. Allumera, the first photodynamic…

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