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Moob operations up 38% in a year as men are spurred on by buff bodies of Olympic athletes
Man boobs affect up to 40 per cent of men, including Ricky Gervais (pictured). Cosmetic surgery group Transform said some men had been spurred on by the toned physiques on show at the Olympics.
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Credit card payout for PIP women
Women who paid for faulty PIP breast implants on Lloyds TSB credit cards are to receive "full, proper compensation".
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The use of platelet-rich plasma in plastic surgery remains unproven
The Ghent group invested a substantial amount of time preparing this review of the literature through July 2011. It would be an injustice to them and an even greater injustice to our patients if we were to take out of context this review's conclusion that:“To date, most conclusive evidence supports the use of PRP to improve healing of diabetic lower-limb ulcers and to enhance bone grafting.”
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - January 7, 2013 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: M. Felix Freshwater Tags: Review Source Type: research
France shaken by fresh scandal over weight-loss drug linked to deaths
Drug company boss faces manslaughter investigation as victims complain of delays in compensationA weight-loss drug believed to have killed hundreds of people in France's biggest pharmaceutical scandal has sparked fresh controversy as victims complain of delays in state compensation and a leading drug-company boss has been placed under formal investigation for manslaughter.The amphetamine derivative Mediator was marketed to overweight diabetics but often prescribed to healthy women as an appetite suppressant when they wanted to lose a few pounds.According to the French health ministry, it has killed at least 500 people from...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Angelique Chrisafis Tags: The Guardian Diets and dieting World news Pharmaceuticals industry Europe Drugs Life and style France Business Science Source Type: news
VIDEO: Inside first UK hand transplant op
Consultant plastic surgeon Professor Simon Kay says Mark Cahill, the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant, is making good progress.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Breast Lift, Implant Safe Together (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- A combined mastopexy and augmentation -- preferred by many women seeking breast plastic surgery -- is as safe as doing the two procedures separately, according to a retrospective, single-center analysis.
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - January 4, 2013 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news
Uganda: Hotel Africana in Kids' Charity Bash
[Observer]Hotel Africa threw a kids' party recently hoping to raise funds for the Uganda Burns and Plastic Surgery Institute (UBPSI) ward at Mulago hospital.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 3, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Cosmetic surgery catches on in a more open Afghanistan
An emerging middle class exposed to beauty trends from India and Iran seeks reshaped noses and eyelids, as well as more involved procedures.KABUL, Afghanistan — Shoqofa never liked her nose. She thought it was too wide.
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Plastic surgery safari: Getting the 'J-Lo butt' in South Africa
Flicking through her photos on her living room couch, Julia Quinn recounts the array of plastic surgery procedures she has undergone.
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cosmetic industry to face sales 'restrictions'
The cosmetic surgery industry will face tighter restrictions over its sales and marketing techniques after the public labelled some companies “too aggressive” read more
Source: Nursing in Practice - January 2, 2013 Category: Nursing Authors: lnaughton Tags: Editor ' s pick Latest News Source Type: news
Plastic surgery grows in South Africa
Flicking through her photos on her living room couch, Julia Quinn recounts the array of plastic surgery procedures she has undergone.
Source: WDSU.com - Health - January 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Surgical techniques in breast cancer: an overview
Abstract: Despite significant advances in the medical treatment and chemo-manipulation of breast cancer, surgery with curative intent retains a fundamental mainstay of treatment, with surgeons continuing to play a central and key role within the multidisciplinary team setting.There has been a continued evolution from the radical extirpation of 19th and 20th centuries, involving total loss of the breast, skin and underlying muscle, to the individually tailored procedures of today where the aim is for complete tumour excision whilst preserving as much of the native breast as possible. Developments in sentinel node biopsy for...
Source: Surgery (Medicine Publishing) - January 1, 2013 Category: Surgery Authors: Miles G. Berry, Kelvin F. Gomez Tags: Breast Source Type: research
Cosmetic surgery should be seen as a medical procedure
Rajiv Grover, President of BAAPS says cosmetic surgery should be treated as a medical procedure not a commodity.
Source: Telegraph Health - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: medical procedure breast enlargement cosmetic surgery Source Type: news
AUDIO: 'Doctors won't remove my implants'
The Today programme hears from Sabrina Elliot, a young woman being targeted by unscrupulous cosmetic surgery salesmen.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Calls for cosmetic surgery shake-up
Public calls for tighter regulation of the cosmetic surgery sector in the wake of the PIP breast implant scandal have been widely reported in the media. News headlines include "Breast operations 'must not be sold like double glazing'," (The Daily Telegraph), "Tighter restrictions on cosmetic surgery urged," (BBC News) and "Cosmetic treatment industry faces tough regulation over 'grubby' tactics," (The Guardian). The news stories report the findings of a two-month public consultation conducted as part of an ongoing Government review into the cosmetic surgery industry. A majority of res...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medical practice Source Type: news
Nip 'n' tuck scare tactic: Patients 'should see photos of scarring to warn them of side effects'
The procedures of the booming cosmetic surgery industry should be overhauled to protect the public from unscrupulous clinics, a report says.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cosmetic ops 'hard sell' opposed
Banning free consultations and giving patients more information on risks could help make cosmetic surgery safer, replies to a public consultation have urged.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Breast operations 'must not be sold like double glazing'
Aggressive advertising used by providers of cosmetic surgery is more suited to "selling double glazing" and should be curbed, an interim report on the industry has said.
Source: Telegraph Health - December 31, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
[Current place of curettage in the management of giant congenital nevi: Concerning 29 patients.]
CONCLUSION: To date, we believe that curettage is indicated for the treatment of giant nevi in some localization difficult to treat by conventional techniques (eyebrow, those associated with many satellite nevi) or those with a psychological impact too important to support a therapeutic delay. PMID: 23287509 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - December 31, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Gatibelza ME, Denis D, Bardot J, Casanova D, Degardin N Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research
Call to ban cosmetic ops 'hard sell'
Banning free consultations and giving patients more information on risks could help make cosmetic surgery safer, a public consultation proposes.
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 30, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Saturday Safety Roundup
In this week's Saturday Safety Roundup, stories of: an 8-year-old in Pinehill, New Mexico who was mauled to death by a pack of wild dogs near his family's home. The dogs were mostly strays that were being fed by his uncle. a 13-year-old in Bradenton, Florida who was attacked by two Australian Shepherds who had escaped from their house through an open window. The teen was bit six times and will require plastic surgery and skin grafts on his leg wounds. an 18-month-old in Livermore, Maine who was bitten on the top of his head by the family's American bulldog/husky mix. an 18-month-old in Bessemer City, North Carolina w...
Source: About.com Pediatrics - December 30, 2012 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
What I see in the mirror: Marie Osmond
'Five years ago I lost 50lb doing Dancing With The Stars – I call it Dancing With The Starved!'People say that Donny and I look alike. I don't see it, but I guess there is that family thing. When I look in the mirror, I see my late mother: I have her nose, her dark eyes – I call them chocolate eyes – I have her colouring and my hair is greying the same way, although I use colour and she didn't.As we hit 50, the weight creeps on and there is a tendency to think, "Oh, it's genetic, I am just like my mother." But we don't have to be. Five years ago I lost 50lb doing Dancing With The Stars – I call it Da...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 28, 2012 Category: Science Tags: The Guardian Music Fashion Features Beauty Life and style Pop and rock Source Type: news
2012: a year in headlines
In 2012 we've found that the standards of health reporting have – largely – improved. Where there have been health scares these have been sensibly and even-handedly reported, 'wonder cures' seem to have hit the headlines far less often than we've come to expect (with the dishonourable exception of the Daily Express) and peer-reviewed medical reports appear to have been generally well covered. However, the headlines can often give a different impression of the facts than a thorough reading of the news might offer. So, there's still work to be done by Behind the Headlines. Here are our favourite, most popular, most co...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 28, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice QA articles Source Type: news
Surgery for a tree surgeon? Acute presentation of contact dermatitis due to Ailanthus altissima
Summary: A tree surgeon presented to hospital with multiple blackening, non-blanching regions of skin on both forearms, following exposure to sap from the ‘tree of heaven’ (Ailanthus altissima). A referral to plastic surgery was made to consider debridement. Following input from the national poisons centre and dermatology, conservative management with emollient was undertaken. The lesions blistered and exfoliated and were treated with topical steroid and oral antihistamines. Resolving erythema was the only symptom at three weeks.A. altissima, also known as the ‘tree of heaven’ has known toxins in its bark, leaves a...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 28, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Warren O. Bennett, James T. Paget, Duncan Mackenzie Tags: Case Reports - E-Only Publication Source Type: research
5 Reasons Not To Be Afraid Because We’ve Never Been Safer
There’s copious scientific proof that fear and anxiety harm almost every organ.read more
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - December 27, 2012 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Lissa Rankin, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Depression Health basements breast implants cancer diagnosis cancer prevention catch 22 chemicals in food deodorant doctor ebola fear and anxiety fear of illness feared disease fillings lissa rankin medical advanc Source Type: news
The Behind the Headlines' Top Five of Top Fives
As we move towards the end of the year, like all news sources, we fall back on that classic space filler – the list story. So without further ado, here is the official Behind the Headlines’ Top Five of Top Fives stories of the year. The top five ‘Good work sir!’ stories of the year We can often get bogged down in pointing out dodgy sub-group analyses, spurious extrapolations of samples sizes containing just four men and a dog and RCTs pointing out the benefits of chocolate on blood pressure that turned out to be funded by a chocolate-making conglomerate. So it's important not to lose sight of the fact that there...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 27, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Medical practice Source Type: news
Zambia: Hospitals' Facelift Welcome News
[Times of Zambia]THE assurance by Health Minister Joseph Kasonde that the Government will put a facelift to the country's hospitals and other health institutions is an extremely important undertaking that will benefit majority Zambians who depend on Government hospitals for health services.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 27, 2012 Category: African Health Source Type: news
One year on since PiP breast implant scare
The latest figures, published last week, show that, up to 30 November a total of 7,917 referrals have been received from women who had their implants put in privately. The NHS stepped in when it became apparent that some private clinics wouldn’t support their patients or had collapsed so women had no way of getting help. Worried women were offered the opportunity to have a consultation, a scan and, if agreed it would be the best thing for their health, the NHS would remove the implants.
Source: NHS Networks - December 27, 2012 Category: UK Health Authors: Maria Axford Source Type: news
Adhesive strip wound closure after thyroidectomy/parathyroidectomy: A prospective, randomized controlled trial
Conclusion: Adhesive strips offer a safe and effective alternative approach to epidermal closure of surgical wounds in the neck. In addition, adhesive strips provide an equivalent if not better cosmetic benefit compared to traditional methods of epidermal closure.
Source: Surgery - December 26, 2012 Category: Surgery Authors: D. Peter O'Leary, A.James Clover, John G. Galbraith, Muhammad Mushtaq, Azher Shafiq, H.Paul Redmond Tags: Original Communications Source Type: research
Extremity fasciotomy wound closure: Comparison of skin grafting to staged linear closure
Extremity compartment syndrome necessitates fasciotomy to alleviate elevated pressure from muscle edema. Early linear closure of the skin is precluded by edema and skin grafts are commonly placed over the exposed muscle for wound closure. Skin grafting causes pain and scarring at a donor site remote from the injury, and leaves a wide, hairless, and depressed scar over the fasciotomy site. By comparison, delayed primary closure results in a superior appearing fasciotomy site and does not subject the patient to a painful/scarred donor site. The purpose of this study was to determine how staged linear closure compares to skin...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 26, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Gary F. Rogers, Reid A. Maclellan, Allen S. Liu, Amir H. Taghinia, Brian I. Labow, John G. Meara, Arin K. Greene Tags: Correspondence and Communications - E-Only Publication Source Type: research
[Is environmental scanning electron microscopy a pertinent tool for the analysis of periprostethic breast capsules?]
CONCLUSION: HiVac mode was shown to be more appropriate than ESEM for the global analysis of periprosthetic breast capsules. EDX analysis permits the identification of atypical chemical elements in tissue samples. PMID: 23273908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - December 26, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Paek LS, Tétreault-Paquin JO, St-Jacques S, Nelea M, Danino MA Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research
Operative Technique with Rapid Recovery for Ingrown Nails with Granulation Tissue Formation in Childhood
ConclusionFlexible tube secured using a suture has a lower recurrence rate than matricectomy. Additional advantages are the speed with which complaints can be monitored and quick return to school because recovery may be as short as 48 hours.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 26, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Claudio I. Perez, Ximena A. Maul, M. Catalina Heusser, Alejandro Zavala Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Superficial Hemangioma: Pulsed Dye Laser Versus Wait‐and‐See
ConclusionsPulsed dye laser is only to be considered as an alternative treatment up to the age of 6 months, at which time parents and physicians consider cosmetic outcome to be a relevant factor, but laser therapy plays a major role in the treatment of residual lesions at older ages.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - December 26, 2012 Category: Dermatology Authors: Janneke P.H.M. Kessels, Ellen T. Hamers, Judith U. Ostertag Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
[Reconstructed breast burns following black clothes wearing and short sun exposure.]
Abstract Breast reconstructions are plastic surgeries that female patients, who have undergone mastectomies, are increasingly using. While the morphological results are appreciated by patients themselves as being more and more satisfactory, results in terms of sensitivity remain uncertain and depend on type of reconstruction used. The chest wall skin already desensitized by mastectomy and exposed to radiotherapy presents disturbance of blood supply and innervation, likely responsible for impaired local thermoregulation that can easily lead to thermal burn injuries. Our paper presents a rare ethiopathological burn e...
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - December 24, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Grecea M, Scevola A, Toussoun G, Clough K, Delay E Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research
Almost 8,000 women with PiP breast implants seek NHS help
Over 400 women have had private prostheses removed on the NHS Related items from OnMedicaBreast implants: safe but more research neededDH launches review of cosmetic proceduresCall for ban on NHS ‘designer vaginas’PIP implants: Taking the right decision and lessons to be learntHealth visitors to get extra help to spot signs of postnatal depression
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 24, 2012 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Ouch! I've had a facelift with 69,000 needles... but this £2,000 scalpel-free treatment rejuvenated my 50-year-old skin
Leah Hardy describes her first hand experience of Intracel - a skin-tightening and rejuvenating system combining three minimally invasive techniques.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Botched stem cell facelift leaves woman with bones growing in her EYES
One theory is the stem cells – which can develop into any tissue in the body – could have reacted with a common dermal filler which contains calcium, say Californian scientists.
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 21, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Zambia: UTH to Be Redesigned
[Times of Zambia]THE University Teaching Hospital (UTH) will soon undergo a facelift following the successful awarding of a contract to redesign the health institution.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 21, 2012 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Reviewer of the month – January 2013 – Dr Emrah Arslan
Dr Emrah Arslan is a full-time Plastic Surgeon working in Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University in Turkey. He is the Head of the Plastic Surgery Department.
Source: International Journal of Surgery - December 20, 2012 Category: Surgery Tags: Reviewer of the Month - January 2013 Source Type: research
Morphologic Features of the Mandibular Ramus Associated With Increased Surgical Time and Blood Loss in Sagittal Split-Ramus Osteotomy
Conclusions: The greater protrusion of the medial oblique ridge, thickened ramus, and longer distance from the mandibular incisors to the posterior border of the mandible may increase the surgical time and blood loss in patients undergoing classic SSRO. When planning or performing an SSRO, the morphologic features obtained from computed tomographic images may help surgeons gain a better understanding of the potential difficulties when the surgical site involves the medial aspect of the ascending ramus of the mandible.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - December 19, 2012 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Norio Kuroyanagi, Hitoshi Miyachi, Teruyuki Kanazawa, Noboru Kamiya, Toru Nagao, Kazuo Shimozato Tags: Craniomaxillofacial Deformities/Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Dr. Larry Hollier named Baylor College of Medicine's plastic surgery chief
Source: Baylor College of Medicine News - December 19, 2012 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Autologous fat transplantation to the velopharynx for treating persistent velopharyngeal insufficiency of mild degree secondary to overt or submucous cleft palate
Conclusion: Autologous fat transplantation to the velopharynx improved hypernasality significantly, but not audible nasal emission or nasal turbulence in patients with persistent VPI of mild degree secondary to overt or submucous cleft palate. Given the low number of patients and the lack of a control group, the value of fat transplantation for the treatment of mild VPI is not proven for sure.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 18, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Charles Filip, Michael Matzen, Ingegerd Aagenæs, Ragnhild Aukner, Lillian Kjøll, Hans Erik Høgevold, Kim Tønseth Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
A Jaw-Dropping PredicamentA Jaw-Dropping Predicament
After undergoing mandibular resection with radiation therapy for squamous cell carcinoma, a patient later presents with jaw pain, swelling, and bone destruction. What is his likely diagnosis? ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 17, 2012 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
In the Flesh: The Embedded Dangers of Untested Stem Cell Cosmetics
When cosmetic surgeon Allan Wu first heard the woman's complaint, he wondered if she was imagining things or making it up. A resident of Los Angeles in her late sixties, she explained that she could not open her right eye without considerable pain and that every time she forced it open, she heard a strange click--a sharp sound, like a tiny castanet snapping shut. After examining her in person at The Morrow Institute in Rancho Mirage, Calif., Wu could see that something was wrong: Her eyelid drooped stubbornly, and the area around her eye was somewhat swollen. Six and a half hours of surgery later, he and his colleagues...
Source: Scientific American Topic - Stem Cell Research - December 17, 2012 Category: Stem Cells Tags: Health,Chemistry,Health,Pharmaceuticals,Everyday Science,Ethics,Medical Technology,Biology,Society & Policy Source Type: news
Barriers to Breast Reconstructive Surgery in an Underprivileged Community: Does Income Really Matter?
CONCLUSIONS: In an universal healthcare system, only a minority of low-income or vulnerable patients choose BRS. Although BRS funding is usually not regarded as a problem, numerous barriers to BRS still exist, mainly related to irrational grounds or wrong beliefs. Whether these barriers can be overcome by improved patient-doctor communication or better information remains an issue.Citation Information: Cancer Res 2012;72(24 Suppl):Abstract nr PD08-03.
Source: Cancer Research - December 17, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Zelek, L., Festa, A., Barbeau, E., Morere, J.-F. Tags: Poster Discussion 8 - Disparities Source Type: research
Disparities in the Utilization of Reconstruction after Mastectomy: The California Teachers Study
Conclusions: In the CTS population, having a prior breast implant and lower tumor stage were additional variables associated with increased odds of PMR. This study validates previous studies which have shown that private insurance and younger age are associated with the use of reconstruction after mastectomy. Patient and health care provider education is warranted to ensure that all patients undergoing mastectomy are offered and have access to PMR.Citation Information: Cancer Res 2012;72(24 Suppl):Abstract nr PD08-02.
Source: Cancer Research - December 17, 2012 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Kruper, L., Xu, X., Bernstein, L., Henderson, K. Tags: Poster Discussion 8 - Disparities Source Type: research
Axillary lipogranuloma mimicking carcinoma metastasis after silicone breast implant rupture: A case report
We present a case report of an axillary lymphadenopathy resulting from lipogranuloma after silicone-gel-filled implant rupture. Review of the literature suggests that this is the first report of a lipogranuloma resulting from implant rupture.
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - December 14, 2012 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: A. Ozlem Gundeslioglu, Sibel Hakverdi, Ozlem Erdem, E. Cigdem Ozen, Irfan Inan, Dilek Emlik Tags: Case Reports - E-Only Publication Source Type: research