Archive for May, 2009

Nurses in Europe Offered ‘Surgical Incentives’

As recent editorial in the New York Times reports about medical practices in Prague offering free surgical enhancements to nurses as an employment incentive. One woman opted for breast augmentation and liposuction, free of charge. Some interesting ethical questions are raised: While the procedures could certainly be beneficial to individual nurses in the short term, […]

Email and Chat Services Can’t Replace a Consultation, But They Certainly Can Help

At Mandell-Brown Cosmetic surgery, we see the consultation as an opportunity to educate our patients and familiarize them with our procedures. In recent years, email correspondence has become a valuable tool to aid in this process. Prior to a consultation in person, you can write us with questions and concerns you may have. Services like […]

Allergan Announces Latisse Wishes Campaign

Allergan Inc – the maker of Botox and now, Latisse – sponsored a celebrity charity event last March; Brooke Shields, Mandy Moore, Marisa Tomei, and other Hollywood stars were showed support the new ‘Latisse Wishes’ campaign. The cause will raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation and generate interest in Allergan’s new eyelash enhancement drug. A […]

Dysport – The New Botox Competitor – Gets FDA Approval

Dysport, the new wrinkle treatment from Medicis, has received FDA approval for treating wrinkles and dystonia. Plastic surgeons and dermatologists could have the drug available in just 3o days. Instead of re-branding the drug ‘Reloxin’ as planned, Medicis Pharmaceutical had to retain its original European name. Along with the April 30th announcement came a 3 […]

Get the Facts About Male Breast Tissue and Gynecomastia

Evidently, common attitudes and perceptions regarding male breasts have changed; what was once a relatively obscure condition is now approaching the level of pop culture phenomenon. Journalist Finlo Rohrer of the BBC suggests that tabloid scrutinization of celebrities – has popularized the concept of ‘man boobs.’ During the summer of 06, Tony Blair and UK […]

What If I Suspect A Problem With My Breast Implant?

First, call Dr. Mandell-Brown and tell us what’s happening! If you have saline implants, you’re not in any danger, although it will certainly look and feel strange. If you have silicone implants, the only way to assess damage is by MRI. Breast implant failure can be caused by a variety of problems. In some cases, […]

Men less inclined toward cosmetic surgery in tough economy

Cosmetic procedures on men declined 2 percent last year, while the number of procedures done on women increased by 29 percent, according to statistics from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. “For the time being, males and females are beginning to separate themselves in regards to cosmetic surgery,” said AACS president Dr. Patrick McMenamin. According […]