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About Face: Specialty News for AAFPRS Members
July 7, 2009
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Cosmetic Surgery Appeals to Men, Women With Appearance-based Rejection Sensitivity
from Science Daily
Researchers have found that men and women who feel sensitive to rejection based on their physical appearance are more likely to express interest in having cosmetic surgery than those who are less sensitive to appearance-based rejection. This effect is particularly true when people recall negative comments about their physical appearance. More    E-mail article



The Lipstick Effect
from SkinInc.com
A recent survey, conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), addressed how “The Lipstick Effect” theory can parallel current trends in noninvasive cosmetic procedures. More    E-mail article

How Safe and Effective Are Sunscreens?
from WebMD
Sunscreens are improving, but three of five brand-name products either don't protect the skin from sun damage sufficiently, contain hazardous chemicals, or both, according to a report by the watchdog organization Environmental Working Group (EWG). More    E-mail article

Treating Wounded Warriors is Motivational and Humbling
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
When asked to offer his craniofacial expertise and operate on soldiers seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, Reza Jarrahy, M.D., was enthusiastic to help. Dr. Jarrahy, who is fellowship trained in pediatric and craniofacial surgery, is well into his work with Operation Mend, a project in which soldiers with serious burns, the need for facial, nasal, lip and eyelid reconstructions and much more, receive free surgeries by UCLA's plastic surgeon faculty. More    E-mail article

   Product Showcase: Smartlifting™ with Smartlipo™

Smartlifting™ is a new application utilizing the Smartlipo laser as a tool in facial rejuvenation procedures such as rhytidectomy, forehead lifts, and neck lifts. The benefits include reduced operating time by 50%, less bleeding and bruising, and quicker post op recovery. To receive a white paper on the Smartlipo Smartlifting procedure by Dr. Richard Gentile, click here.


You Can Be a Cut Above the Rest
from Cape Cod Times
For unemployed Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents who are balding, wrinkled or simply in need of a confidence boost, a contest now under way may be the key — to more hair, smooth skin, and a new job. A 2009 survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed three out of four plastic surgeons had dealt with patients who listed staying competitive in their jobs as a reason for requesting facial plastic surgery. The survey found that 80 percent of the plastic surgeons reported an increase in noninvasive cosmetic surgeries performed within the last year. More    E-mail article

Study Affirms that a Single Contented Cosmetic Patient Brings in More
from Cosmetic Surgery Times
In these economically trying times, Peter Adamson, M.D., of the University of Toronto, has a formula for successful marketing: provide good patient care. More    E-mail article


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