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November 27, 2012
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  • Organ transplant pioneer was first a plastic surgeon
    Nobel laureate Dr. Joseph E. Murray, who in 1954 conducted the world's first successful human organ transplant, spent three years at Valley Forge General Hospital treating facial and hand wounds of World War II soldiers. Murray also worked at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, where his work on skin grafts led to research on immune system response that would clear the way for organ transplants. Murray died Monday at age 93. The Boston Globe/White Coat Notes (tiered subscription model) (11/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • U.K. plastic surgeons treat more faulty filler injections
    Plastic surgeons in the U.K. say they are treating an increasing number of patients who have received poorly administered facial filler injections. "The growing popularity of these nonsurgical treatments has clearly led to complacency regarding how they are performed and by whom," said Rajiv Grover, president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, which supports stricter regulations. The Telegraph (London) (tiered subscription model) (11/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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  • Quality of info on genital cosmetic surgery found lacking
    Online information about genital cosmetic surgery is often inaccurate and fails to fully disclose risks, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Open. One issue the study raised was the prevalence of a confusing array of procedures and names of procedures without clear definitions. The number of surgeries performed is low, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The Washington Post/The Checkup blog (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Survey finds U.S. adults change their expectations about weight
    A Gallup survey found 59% of men and 69% of women were heavier than their average ideal weight by one or more pounds. Researchers also found 60% of adults stated that their weight was just about right despite the worsening obesity epidemic, suggesting that Americans are adjusting their expectations about what constitutes ideal weight as their actual weight increases. Gallup.com (11/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Research & Technology 
  • Surgeons explain novel rhinoplasty technique
    Most patients were highly satisfied with the results of nasal tip surgery involving completely dissecting and advancing the lateral crus, repositioning the dome and using alar strut grafts with medial extension, researchers report in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. "We feel that the concept of nasal tip recontouring through the endonasal complete release approach is shown to generate naturally soft nasal tips and excellent cosmetic and functional results in the young female primary rhinoplasty patient population," the researchers write. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (11/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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