Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Nanomanufacturing Center have developed a skin cream based in part on botulinium toxin, which, according to the patent application recently submitted to the US government, could be administered to
Inexorably, stem cell biology is finding its way into a broad range of medical disciplines, including aesthetic surgery. The best reconstructive strategies or the best strategies to augment soft tissue involves using the patient's own fat tissue rather than implants. Implants have their own set of long-term problems that one's own tissue doesn’t have. The federal government is not ignoring this issue. The Adipose Stem Cell Center at the University of Pittsburgh has recently received multimillion-dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health toward breast cancer reconstruction applications, as well as from the Department of Defense, which is interested in how adipose stem cells can be used for the aesthetic reconstruction of wounded soldiers.
Fewer patients are coming in for elective procedures, according to a report in last week’s <i>Sacramento Bee.</i>
A study, published in the September issue of the <i>Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery,</i> examined the anatomy of multiple patients to determine what happens to the lower eyelid as we age. The study also examined what happens to the face
Barry Eppler, MD, has launched what looks to be a nice series of "checklists" for specific procedures, starting with otoplasty, body lift surgery, and laser resurfacing. Eppler's patient-centric blog speaks to prospective
Actress Christina Applegate’s public disclosure of her breast cancer, her decision to have a double mastectomy, and plans to go forth with breast reconstruction, calls attention to the need for a medical team approach in the treatment and recovery fr
Lancet published a report last week updating the conditions of two face transplant patients. Laurent Lantieri reported on their patient's status one year after a transplant; Chinese doctors also reported on their patient, two years after his surgery (hat tip: Frank Holman). From the Associated Press:
New technologies and procedures that make use of human fat and stem cells to either make breasts larger or repair them after cancer surgery has appeared on the mainstream media’s radar-a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> news article this week branded the t
San Francisco is America’s capital of aesthetic surgery, according to a report in the September 2008 issue of Men’s Health magazine.
In its bid to add to arguments critical of American culture and the cosmetic surgery "craze" of this decade, the YMCA (Young Women's Christian Association) has release a scattershot report culled from a variety of disparate sources — secondhand interviews with professionals, facts and figures from the public record, and unrelated studies conducted by various organizations. The resulting mess of source materials has been cobbled into a document called Beauty at Any Cost, and it is available here.