Plastic Surgery Articles

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, almost 200,000 people have liposuction a year. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, and the reason is clear. People are losing the weight they desire and they are losing it fast using liposuction.

Today's teenager is an assemblage of current fashion and the newest technology: stylish fitted jeans, tight polo shirt, coach purse hanging from the left shoulder with color coordinated cell phone and iPod inside. So when fashionable appearance meets technology in the medical world is it really that surprising to see a teenage presence?

Did you know teenagers and even children can have crow's-feet? Fortunately, however, the signs of aging don't really begin to kick in until our forties. Then it's only human nature to become preoccupied with that middle-aged spread, those wrinkles and jowls. We also start noticing our peers may look older - or younger - than we do.

Over the past year Dr. Donald Kress, a practicing plastic surgeon in Washington, D.C., has performed breast augmentations on about 160 women using a silicone implant. Now I know what you're thinking, "weren't silicone implants banned in the U.S. years ago because they were too dangerous?" Actually, the implant that Dr. Kress uses is called a cohesive gel implant or "gummy bear" implant, manufactured by Rio de Janeiro based Silimed, a new type of implant that is currently under FDA trial in America.

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - Reality TV shows are creating a greater public awareness of cosmetic surgery and may attribute to the growth in procedures, however, these shows have not caused a rampant increase. The number of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures increased 5 percent in 2004, with more than 9.2 million procedures performed – a growth rate steady with that of the U.S. economy, according to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). New five-year trending data shows cosmetic procedures are up 24 percent from 2000, reports the ASPS.

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Drielsma from Beauty by Design explains the concept of the body lift.

When you are preparing for a breast augmentation you need to be aware of the complications that could occur. You may be able to avoid some by proper planning or at least be better equipped to deal with problems if they do come up. You may even be able to identify a complication early and address it before it becomes too serious.

Are you considering getting breast implants? If you are, then one of the biggest decisions you and your surgeon are going to have to make is whether to have the implants placed above the muscle (subglandular) or below the muscle (submuscular). Not sure what the differences are or which one is right for you? This article will help you understand the benefits of each and when they should be used so that you will be able to ask the right questions during consultation to help you get the results you want.

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has some uplifting news for patients considering a tummy tuck procedure.

Nearly 350,000 breast augmentation procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2007 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual report, and breast augmentation continues to be the top choice in all cosmetic surgery options. While breast implants and breast enhancement surgery have become the procedures of choice for many women, some are skipping surgery entirely and reaching for a pill instead.