Facial plastic surgeons and other physicians in Spain say they have completed a very extensive face transplant operation on a man who had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 24-hour operation replaced the patient’s cheekbones, facial muscles, lips, jaw and other parts. The surgery is said to be even more extensive than the face transplant [...]
Archive for April, 2010
According to researchers in Tehran, Botox has potential as a treatment for chronic tennis elbow. A study appearing in the journal of the Canadian Medical Association documents the use of Botulinum toxin for treatment of chronic tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis. At the Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex in Tehran, a randomized placebo-controlled trial [...]
CNN brings us this story about increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery in Iraq. As the violence subsides, doctors who primarily treated war wounds are now witnessing a resurgence in elective procedures.
On April 7, 2010 the FDA announced that it had issued warnings to 6 Medspas regarding their marketing claims about Lipodissolve. Although none of the spas involved were located in Las Vegas, perhaps you have heard about this procedure from some local practitioners. Lipodissolve is also known as injection lipolysis. It involves injections of chemicals [...]
Have you ever wondered how silicone breast implants were originally conceived? In a recent article for ModernMedicine.com, cosmetic surgeons explain the evolution of silicone breast implants and the key advantages offered by the latest 4th generation shaped implants. Some of those advantages include: – Triple-layer shell to prevent leakage – Anatomical shape for women lacking [...]