Archive for December, 2011

Most Patients Want Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery, Study Finds

After losing weight following bariatric surgery, a majority of patients — 75% of females and 68% of males — reported a desire for body contouring surgery, according to a new study. Body contouring procedures after weight loss are often a last and necessary step in a patient’s weight loss surgery journey. Medically-assisted weight loss often […]

Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery Grows, Despite Economy

Cosmetic surgery appears to be immune to the current economy’s troubles, as Americans continue to invest in procedures, says Newsweek. Consider this: between 2009 and 2010 Americans spent less on food, housing, clothes and entertainment, according to the article. Yet the popularity of cosmetic surgery grew during this same time, with people increasing their spending […]

Study Recommends Treating Gynecomastia

For men with enlarged breast glands or excess breast tissue, wearing a swimsuit may cause embarrassment. Male breast reduction can correct gynecomastia and reshape the chest so it has a more masculine look. A

Health Officials Alarmed Over Silicone Buttock Injections

Silicone buttock injections are not a safe procedure, but unfortunately that hasn’t stopped some women from obtaining them, reports the Baltimore Sun. A dancer in Baltimore was admitted to the hospital in March with silicone in her lungs after the procedure, and the FDA is investigating this and other instances across the U.S. The woman […]