Recent headlines in aesthetics: A physician social network launches, and more

September 9, 2015
You would not be able to assume that a major national holiday just past in the States because aesthetics news is everywhere at We…

In the Journals

Closed incision negative-pressure therapy potentially reduces surgical-site infections

September 8, 2015
Researchers found that use of closed incision negative-pressure therapy over surgical incisions may be effective, and recommend considering this…

The past and future of breast implants from board certified plastic surgeon Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD

September 8, 2015
About 1 in 20 women on the planet have breast implants. I place anywhere from 2 to 8 implants per week, almost always an even number. I'm a board…

Most recent aesthetics news in injectables

September 7, 2015
As the summer winds down, here’s a look at the most recent news in fillers and injectables. Cluster attack reduction and hand lipomodeling are…

In the Journals

In liposuction, obese patients may tolerate larger lipoaspirate volumes

September 3, 2015
Obese patients may tolerate larger lipoaspirate volumes without increased complications compared to patients with lower BMIs, who experience a more…

In the Journals

No difference in complications between combined panniculectomy, hysterectomy and hysterectomy alone

September 2, 2015
Combined hysterectomy and panniculectomy procedures appear to be performed infrequently yet only differences in hospital length of stay were…

Physicians support proposed biosimilar naming convention

September 2, 2015
In agreement with the FDA’s recent draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biological products, six physician groups collectively sent a…

August’s top 5 stories in aesthetics

September 1, 2015
Last month, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery published a groundbreaking paper on ‘mommy makeovers’ clarifying the importance of the…

Pediatric bilateral hand transplant patient discharged, outlook bright

August 27, 2015
The first bilateral hand transplant patient, 8-year-old Zion Harvey, who received the transplant earlier this summer, was discharged from The…

Leading research, seeing the future in aesthetics

August 26, 2015
This week we witnessed a preview of what the future may bring in aesthetics. From 3-D printing's potential impact on developing countries and…

FDA News

Medeon Biodesign receives 501(k) clearance for ClickClean, a single-use laparoscopic lens cleaner

August 26, 2015
Medeon Biodesign announced its ClickClean lens cleaning device has received FDA 510(k) clearance. ClickClean is intended for use in laparoscopic…

In the JournalsPerspective

Hand, finger lipomodeling restores volume, reduces skin laxity with lasting results

August 25, 2015
Almost all patients who underwent lipotransfer for total hand rejuvenation were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with the…

In the Journals

Causative relationship between biofilm formation and capsular contracture is difficult to prove

August 24, 2015
Researchers suggest that bacterial biofilms likely contribute to a proportion of capsular contractures, but not all, among women undergoing a tissue…

Misonix reports 21% increase in fourth quarter sales for 2015 fiscal year

August 21, 2015
Misonix Inc. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2015, which ended June 30. Fourth quarter net sales were $6.7…

Most popular aesthetics stories so far this year

August 21, 2015
It is hard for us to believe but launched only 7 months ago, during the bustling American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual…

Top weekly aesthetics stories in breast surgery

August 20, 2015
Breast surgery was a popular topic of the week with the ASPS reporting on the popularity of “mommy makeovers” in their newest issue of…

ASPS: ‘Mommy makeovers’ reflect increase in pregnancies at later ages

August 19, 2015
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons presented an update on the “mommy makeover” in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive

FDA News

FDA approves Orbera intragastric balloon for weight loss in obese adults

August 18, 2015
The FDA has approved the Orbera intragastric balloon for weight loss in obese adults with a BMI of 30 to 40 for whom invasive surgery is not an…

Recent FDA developments in aesthetics

August 10, 2015
In addition to big news from Allergan regarding its Natrelle 410 silicone implants, the FDA cleared a cellulite treatment system which can last for…

AAFPRS: 'All people must be treated with respect and dignity’

August 3, 2015
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery issued a press release on facial feminization surgery for transgender individuals…

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