A study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery suggests that facial bones in black adults maintain higher mineral density as they age than other races, resulting in fewer changes to other facial structures.
The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) and the Plastic Surgery Trainees Association (PLASTA) have released a joint statement for trainees in plastic surgery undertaking non-surgical injectable treatments.
A new study by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal has found that using a smartphone for post-operative follow-ups and taking ‘selfies’, improved patients’ experience and helped to detect early complications.
The British Association of Sclerotherapists (BAS) will hold its annual meeting on May 18 at the Dorney Lake Conference Centre in Windsor.
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has launched a new system of certification with the aim of making the cosmetic surgery sector safer for patients.
Leading industry professionals are to hold a five-day conference on surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face.
Last month the CEN aesthetic surgery draft standard was approved for publication as a European standard. Sharon Bennett, the UK lead on BSI/CEN non-surgical medical cosmetic standards gives us an update on the latest developments. "What does this mean to us as cosmetic medical practitioners? Essentially not much – the standard only addresses surgical procedures, as the non-surgical content has been removed in anticipation of a separate draft standard.
Pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has revealed that it will discontinue developments of PurTox, a neurotoxin widely referred to as a potential rival for Allergan’s Botox.
ENT Surgeon and cosmetic specialist Ash Labib celebrated the launch of his new clinic AL Aesthetics in Wolverhampton, West Midlands recently. Guests were treated to champagne, canapés and entertainment to celebrate the clinic’s one year anniversary and interior revamp and re-launch. Guest of Honour Antonia Mariconda, The Cosmedic Coach, gave a speech to guests on ‘the importance of finding a good doctor’ and officially toasted the clinics celebrations. Mr Labib worked at Russell’s Hall Hospital and New Cross Hospital in the Midlands for over 21 years and sub-specialised in rhinology and rhinoplasty. Over the last four years he has gained vast experience as a cosmetic specialist. He has also worked at a number of skin clinics using his special interest in facial rejuvenation and anti-ageing treatments.
As economic indicators such as auto, retail, and home sales saw gains in 2012 - so too did plastic surgery. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. In addition, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1%.