Drugmakers American Medical Systems and Allergan will be jointly developing and seeking regulatory approval for a version of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) using the JetTouch system to treat overactive bladder.
Acceptable surgery for penile enhancement should be predictably effective, low-risk and cause no harm. However, many men are undergoing cosmetic procedures that fail to meet these criteria, according to Gary Alter, M.D.
Orlando, Fla. — A new device that surrounds breast implants
within a protective envelope helps patients avoid problems such as
hardness and the potential for leakage, says its developer.
Among cosmetic procedures, sources say few have generated more ethical discussion than the partial face transplant recently performed on a French patient.
White Plains, N.Y. — When Rhoda S. Narins, M.D., hangs up her lab coat, her day is not over.
Vail, Colo. — Patients who have lost massive amounts of weight have taught surgeons an important lesson about treating gynecomastia: They need to approach breast reduction in an anatomically correct way, according to Al Aly, M.D., Iowa City, Iowa.
Wilmington, Del. - Rather than simply nod their heads at the importance of exercise for cosmetic-surgery candidates, physicians should actually "prescribe" exercise as a prerequisite to surgery, said Todd Bezilla, D.O., M.Ed., a certified strength and conditioning specialist board-certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and holistic medicine, who has lectured internationally for 14 years.
Denver - Low-level lasers could provide a safe, effective option for surgeons performing tumescent liposuction, said Kimberly J. Butterwick, M.D., at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's World Congress, held here. Her conclusions were based on preliminary data from a multicenter, double-blind, side-by-side comparison study she conducted with colleagues Ed Lack, M.D., and Neil Sadick, M.D.