Plastic Surgery News Digest – Top Stories (1 July 2012)

Here’s a selection of some of the top stories in and around the plastic surgery industry including an article about the increasing popularity of labiaplasty and a study reporting that more men are now looking at cosmetic enhancement operations.

Labiaplasty Increasingly Popular Says Orlando Plastic Surgeon

MarketWatch (press release)

“ORLANDO, FL, Jun 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — While less than 2200 labiaplasty procedures were performed in 2011 according to the latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), board-certified plastic surgeon …”

Number of Males Seeking Plastic Surgery Continuing to Increase

“Many may think that the men who are undergoing plastic surgery must be high profile celebrities that have a certain appearance to maintain, and although that may be true for some, it isn’t for all. People are living longer than before, and if they have …”

Breast Augmentation Improves Quality of Life, Reports Plastic and …

MarketWatch (press release)

“The researchers believe their findings are directly relevant to plastic surgeons working with individual patients. The BREAST-Q can provide “tangible evidence” of patient satisfaction, improve communication, and help in establishing the expected …”

Plastic surgery come-ons can be absurd

“Guest column: Plastic surgery come-ons can be absurd | marketing, plastic, surgery, media, professionals, cosmetic, surgeons, material, time, turn.”

Healing faces, changing lives

“In recent times, all thanks to tabloids and celebrity journalism, the term plastic surgery immediately brings to mind the images of perfectly decent looking people, complaining about their looks and emptying out their fat wallets to satisfy themselves …”

Plastic Surgeon Offers New, Non-invasive Way to Smooth Skin

Healthcare Global (press release)

“Dr. Carl W. Lentz is now providing Ultherapy , a non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound technology to lift skin and tighten underlying supportive tissue, at his Central Florida plastic surgery practice.”

Facial Plastic Surgeon Comments on Decline in Number of Facelifts

Healthcare Global (press release)

“Popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures may be the reason that fewer people are opting for a face lift, Toronto facial plastic surgeon Richard Rival says. Canadian statistics are hard to come by, but the U.S. saw a 9% drop in facelifts last year.”