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FDA Releases Update on Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Agency stands by 2006 approval after review of follow-up studies When silicone gel-filled breast implants were approved for general use in 2006, the two breast implant manufacturers were required to conduct ongoing follow-up studies on their safety. Five years later, the FDA’s first major review of the manufacturer studies finds that silicone breast implants are Continue Reading

Cosmetic Surgery Jumps 9% Last Year

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction top list of most popular cosmetic surgical procedures Plastic surgery procedures increased almost 9% last year compared to 2009, say annual statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Breast augmentation was the most popular surgical procedure for the third year in a row. The top nonsurgical procedure was Botulinum Toxin Continue Reading

Popularity of Cosmetic Surgery Rises Among Men

Facelift, Ear Surgery, Liposuction among procedures that saw biggest increases in 2010 Cosmetic surgery isn’t just popular with women anymore. While their fairer counterparts still account for most cosmetic surgery procedures, a growing number of men are turning to plastic surgery to look younger. New data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons finds that Continue Reading

It’s a Man’s World!

From 2005-2009 there was a whopping¬†55% increase in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures among men, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While the jump in demand isn’t unique to the gender,¬† it speaks to many men’s desire to boost their looks – often through treatments that don’t cause a lot of bruising or require Continue Reading