Posted 9:25 PM 6/15/2012
June 15, 2012 -- Liposuction can help get rid of muffin tops, love handles, and other pockets of fat. But new research shows that removing fat from your abdominal area may cause you to gain dangerous visceral or belly fat.
Posted 3:02 AM 4/16/2012
April 16, 2012 -- A chiseled chin may be the latest "must have" body part.
A new report shows "chinplants," otherwise known as chin augmentation or chin implants, are the fastest-growing plastic surgery trend among men and women. The popularity of chin implants rose by 71% in 2011, more than breast augmentation, botulinum toxin injection, and liposuction combined.
Posted 11:05 AM 3/20/2012
March 20, 2012 -- Almost 9.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2011, and Americans spent nearly $10 billion on cosmetic procedures last year.
These are some of the key findings in the new statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
Cosmetic surgical procedures increased almost 1% since 2010, while minimally invasive procedures decreased almost 2% in the same time period.
Posted 11:06 PM 8/31/2011
Aug. 31, 2011 -- After two days of testimony on what the FDA should do about troubled long-term safety studies of silicone-gel breast implants, agency officials said the studies would continue.
Posted 12:06 AM 8/31/2011
Aug. 30, 2011 -- A panel of expert advisors to the FDA has been asked to solve a mystery: What happened to thousands of women who enrolled in studies designed to evaluate rare complications that might arise years after they received silicone gel breast implants?
Posted 9:52 PM 7/28/2011
Posted 9:14 PM 6/22/2011
June 22, 2011 -- A new report from the FDA shows that 20% of women who get silicone gel implants to increase the size of their breasts, and half of all women who get them for breast reconstruction, will have those implants removed within a decade, often because of complications like breast hardening or rupture.