In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, the medical aesthetic market continues to grow faster than any other area in the world. Throughout the region, and especially in China with the rise of its wealthy middle class, people have grown more aware of beauty issues, becoming well-informed about aesthetic treatments via the Internet and social media, and actively seeking out procedures. Meanwhile, the physician’s armamentarium has similarly expanded to include non- and minimally invasive solutions that appeal to more people.
Despite a growing list of options to choose from when recommending implant types to breast augmentation patients, one expert says smooth and round remains the primary go-to implant among U.S. surgeons.
While some plastic surgery procedures are indicated for teens and have been well studied, there is little data on whether it’s safe to perform other cosmetic procedures on patients younger than 19.
Researchers propose strategy to prescribe fewer opioid pills to cosmetic surgery patients.
Aesthetic surgeons performing lower lid blepharoplasty should consider using fractionated fat to blend the lid-cheek junction, according to a recent study.
Almost any woman who wants a more aesthetically pleasing labia is a candidate for the central wedge approach, which delivers natural-looking results.
Aesthetic providers should consider discussing sexual health with their 65-and-older patients, according to a recent poll. More than three-quarters of older U.S. adults think sex is important for romantic relationships at any age. Armed with a growing arsenal of medications, noninvasive devices and surgeries aimed at improving sexual function and addressing cosmetic concerns, plastic surgeons are among the providers helping today’s patients address sexual health issues.
Johns Hopkins’ researchers recently published results from performing a modified muscle transplant operation to restore the ability to smile in patients whose faces had been paralyzed.
A recent study provides evidence that patients perceive improvement in nasal function after surgery, regardless of mental status.
Dr. Joe Niamtu’s go-to procedure for mid-face rejuvenation involves using cheek implants, an approach that’s relatively easy, safe, permanent and reversible.