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Cosmetic Procedures Increase 12% in 2013

Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Injectables top list of popular procedures The number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States in 2013 increased by 12% over the previous year, according to the 17th annual statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Liposuction and Breast Augmentation were again the two top cosmetic Continue Reading

Body Contouring Improves Long-Term Weight Control

Patients who undergo surgery to remove excess skin are less likely to regain weight after a gastric bypass, reports a new study Many patients who have a gastric bypass regain much of their weight in the following years, putting them back at an increased risk of obesity-related health problems. According to a new study in Continue Reading

Complication Rates Low with ‘Lipoabdominoplasty’

Study presents report on combined technique for Liposuction, Tummy tuck Liposuction and Abdominoplasty, or Tummy Tuck, are common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that are often performed together. A combined technique called “lipoabdominoplasty” provides excellent patient outcomes with a low rate of complications, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open, the official open access Continue Reading

Cosmetic Procedures Top 10 Million in 2012

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction head list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures More than 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed nationwide in 2012, according to the 16th annual statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Breast augmentation and liposuction were the top cosmetic surgical procedures. Botulinum toxin type A (including Continue Reading

Body Contouring Brings Lasting Improvements

Weight loss surgery patients report better quality of life after excess skin removal Body Contouring for patients who have had weight loss surgery (also called bariatric surgery) produces long-term gains in quality of life, says a study that recently appeared in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). For patients who Continue Reading

New Study Says Liposuction Lives Up to Promise

Barring extreme weight gain, Liposuction permanently removes excess fat New research reveals that Liposuction lives up to its promise to permanently remove excess fat from stubborn areas unless patients experience extreme weight gain. The study, recently reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), found that fat cells don’t return to treated areas and Continue Reading

Liposuction is No. 1 in 2011

Almost 9.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, say annual cosmetic surgery stats The number of cosmetic surgery procedures increased again last year, with Liposuction and Breast Augmentation leading the list of the most popular procedures. Among nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport) was the top choice, followed by Continue Reading

The Birmingham, Alabama Mommy Makeover

Find the New You for the New Year If you feel like you can never regain the youthful figure you once had before having children, take heart. Birmingham, Alabama Mommy Makeovers with the board-certified plastic surgeons at Hedden Plastic Surgery can help you reclaim your body so you can look and feel like yourself again. Continue Reading

Liposuction Linked to Lower Levels of Harmful Fat

Study finds that Body Contouring patients experience reduction in triglyceride levels Most people who have Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck do so to look better, but a new study says the procedures may also have significant health benefits. The research found that liposuction and abdominoplasty patients experienced reductions in both triglyceride levels and white blood 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