Plastic surgery risks may depend on more than age
HealthDay via U.S. News & World Report Share
Age alone should not be the sole determining factor when deciding whether an older person should have plastic surgery, a new study suggests. In following 216 women over the course of three years, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic found that, if screened properly, people who have facelifts after age 65 are at no greater risk for complications than those who are younger. More
New FACE TO FACE blog
The AAFPRS recently launched the FACE TO FACE blog, a space to share best practices and experiences and connect about the FACE TO FACE program. The blog will feature posts authored by our members who have performed FACE TO FACE procedures and will highlight the personal stories of the people responsible for performing these life-changing surgeries. If you would like to be considered for a blog post, please send an email to email@example.com. Visit the blog (and see the first post by Dr. Pearlman) here: http://aafprsfacetoface.blogspot.com/.
Can you copyright a nose job?
The Wall Street Journal Share
Inspired by arguments over whether one can copyright a tattoo—a key question: is the body a "tangible medium of expression"—law professors have asked the obvious next question. If a tattoo, what about a nose job? More
Asians seek surgery to look 'Western'
CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the phenomenon of Asians flocking to Seoul for plastic surgery to look more "Western." More
Plastic surgery fans and foes at Cannes
The Orange County Register Share
Celebrities fly to France at this time each year, gathering together a mixed flock of plastic surgery fans and opponents visiting the Cannes film festival. Here's a sampling of various categories of stars at Cannes—some who definitely did, some who probably didn't, and some who perhaps should go under the knife or the needle. More
How to prepare for the emotional and psychological effects of plastic surgery
Medical News Today Share
Improving self-esteem is a common reason to have cosmetic surgery, but does it really deliver? Four decades of scientific studies have confirmed that the vast majority of patients are satisfied with their results. Less studied, however, are the psychological effects of those cosmetic procedures. More
Does your teen client want a nose job?
Skin Inc. Share
Among teens, rhinoplasty is the most popular plastic surgery procedure, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. But how do you know when it's time to let your teen have the operation? After all, the procedure has emotional, as well as physical implications. More
More men getting plastic surgery
It is probably no secret that women account for the majority of cosmetic surgery procedures. But you may be surprised to learn more men are taking the plunge. And some of the reasons why might surprise you. More