Archive for February, 2010

Surgeons Seek Approval for Face Transplant

Maybe you remember the near-total face transplant performed two years ago at the Cleveland Clinic. Surgeons and many other physicians spent 22 hours restoring a woman’s face after she had suffered severe facial trauma years before. Now doctors and plastic surgeons at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center are seeking approval to perform a similar […]

When Men Can Benefit from Tummy Tuck Surgery

Reading about tummy tuck surgery, you might mistakenly believe that only women undergo the procedure. But in fact, males who have experienced dramatic changes in body weight are often good candidates. It is unfortunate that such men hesitate to speak with doctors about this procedure. One man who documented his experience online said he even […]

Juvederm Ultra XC With Lidocaine Granted FDA Approval

By coincidence last week, as we posted about wrinkle fillers with lidocaine, Allergan was announcing FDA clearance for the new Juvederm Ultra XC. The company is citing results from their clinical trial in which 93 percent of patients reported reduced pain with the new formulation. They are now marketing Juvederm XC as a comfortable alternative […]

Watch Out For Plastic Surgery PR says Huffington Post

Watch out for “lots of inspiring stories in the next 6 to 12 months about successful surgeries that helped so many people live more fulfilling lives” says a blogger for the Huffington Post, with sarcasm. Responding to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and their plans to promote positive media coverage, the […]