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Breast Reductions for Men Are at an All Time High

Why the increased popularity of male breast reductions? Interestingly, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, 40 percent of the patients having breast reduction surgeries in the U.S. are now men. For centuries, men with an abnormally large amount of breast tissue have been self-conscious. Why the recent push to do something about the […]


What is otoplasty and why is it performed? Otoplasty is the medical term for ear surgery performed to improve the shape, proportion or position of the ear. As with many other plastic surgery procedures, the operation is performed for several reasons. Sometimes ear surgery is necessary to correct a malformation that has been present from […]

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Reports Shifts in Popularity of Cosmetic Procedures

Which plastic procedures became the most frequently requested in 2015? The latest annual data on plastic surgery procedures in this country has recently been released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Not surprisingly, it shows continuing growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. In 2015, 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive aesthetic […]

Surgical and Nonsurgical Aesthetic Procedures Are on the Rise

What does a recent study tell us about aesthetic procedures during 2015? Preliminary results from a study performed by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) demonstrate that cosmetic procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, are on the rise. During 2015, the numbers of both men and women undergoing various aesthetic procedures increased dramatically as […]

Checking Out the Safety of a Medical Spa

What questions should you ask to ensure that your treatment will be a positive and safe experience? With the advent of medical spas, the concept of beauty treatments has expanded to include nonsurgical and noninvasive healthcare procedures designed to not only improve appearance, but to enhance a sense of well-being and rejuvenation. With the proliferation […]

Reasons for Cosmetic Surgery

Why do people decide to have cosmetic surgery? Making the decision to have cosmetic surgery is a very personal one; reasons differ among individuals. There are cases in which cosmetic surgery is medically necessary, such as when a patient has a birth deformity or has suffered an accident, infirmity, or surgery (such as a mastectomy) […]

Three Reasons to Get a ‘Mommy Makeover’

Life as a new mom can be tough – particularly after enduring a grueling pregnancy and painful childbirth. As well, many new moms report that – no matter how hard they try – they simply cannot flatten their stomachs back to the pre-pregnancy look. For many women, a condition known as “diastasis recti” can be […]