A bill moving through the New Jersey State Assembly would make it illegal for minors to get Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA, Allergan) injections without a doctor’s confirmation that the treatment is medically necessary, the Associated Press reports.
Children with facial paralysis that hinders their ability to smile can benefit — just as adults do — from free gracilis transfer, an operation in which part of the gracilis muscle in the thigh is transplanted into facial muscles, ScienceDaily.com reports.
Although most parents think bariatric surgery should not be available to teens to prevent complications associated with childhood obesity, a higher percentage of minority parents see it as an option, Medical News Today reports.
Fewer teens are undergoing aesthetic cosmetic surgery procedures, while nonsurgical procedures are the most popular, Medical News Today reports.
New research suggests that preventing infection in a wound may depend more on simply keeping it clean than on choosing the right antibiotic, the online New York Times reports.
While the number of overweight youngsters undergoing liposuction may be trending upward, a spokesman for one cosmetic surgery society warns that such procedures are not the solution to the problem of childhood obesity.
National report — While it is difficult to pin down precise data regarding body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), sources tell Cosmetic Surgery Times it's more common than many cosmetic surgeons think. Perhaps more importantly, the link between BDD and suicide attempts makes it crucial to accurately identify and refer such patients for appropriate treatment, experts say.
New York-The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has issued a statement noting that teenagers with asymmetrical or unevenly shaped breasts should be aware that the condition can be corrected using common surgical procedures.
Some physicians add that lackluster results in the midface and neck areas have dimmed their view of the thread lift concept in general.
When I was a kid I used to dread going to the dentist. Fortunately, I've been blessed with good teeth all my life; so it wasn't that frequent dental appointments had sensitized me to the experience — it was purely and simply the fear of pain.