Men have their own motivations for seeking cosmetic procedures | Combo nose-chin surgery shows long-term stability | Mold contamination prompts FDA warning on specialty meds
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March 19, 2013
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Men have their own motivations for seeking cosmetic procedures
Men tend to have different reasons than women for seeking plastic surgery, such as remaining competitive in the workplace. Men may be more concerned than women with not looking "overdone" and may seek more subtle changes. "I told my surgeon to hold back," one patient said. "All I wanted was to look fresher, well-rested." Toronto Sun/QMI Agency (3/18)
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Combo nose-chin surgery shows long-term stability
The results of combination rhinoplasty and genioplasty are long-lasting and aesthetically superior to rhinoplasty alone, according to a study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The combination procedure usually costs less than both procedures performed separately, says researcher and plastic surgeon Jeffrey Salomon of the Yale University School of Medicine. HealthDay News (3/15)
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Dr. Marc Salzman on VECTRA 3D
"Cosmetic plastic surgery is a visual art. Patients don't usually understand medical terminology, but they know what they want when they see it. With VECTRA 3D simulations, I can show them realistic results of the procedures they want, as seen from any angle. And when they see this, they act on it with confidence that the procedure is in their own best interest." Read more>>

Marc J. Salzman, M.D., F.A.C.S., Louisville, KY

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Mold contamination prompts FDA warning on specialty meds
The FDA warned hospital managers and doctors about a nationwide recall of treatments made by Med Prep Consulting, a New Jersey drug compounder, due to potential mold contamination. Mold was discovered in five magnesium sulfate bags distributed to a hospital in Connecticut. The recall includes painkillers and antibiotics as well as treatments used in labor and surgery. USA Today/The Associated Press (3/18)
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Toronto police warn against dangerous cosmetic procedure
Unlicensed practitioners are increasingly administering polymethylmethacrylate injections as a buttocks-enhancing procedure, Toronto police said in a public warning. Some women who have received the injections, usually administered at home or in a hotel room, have suffered serious medical complications, police said. CBC.ca (Canada) (3/18)
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Study in ASJ Finds VASERĀ® Shape Reduces Adipose Tissue
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Onelio Garcia, concluded that the VASER Shape System has a reduction effect on adipose tissue by altering the permeability of the adipocytes after observing adipocyte structural changes and an increase of free lipids in the lymph system on the treated side. Learn more in the January 2013 issue of ASJ or by clicking here.
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Research & Technology
Lithera beta agonist begins trial as fat-buster
Lithera announced the launch of a 500-patient, Phase II trial of an injectable version of salmeterol xinafoate for localized reduction of abdominal fat tissue. The selective beta agonist is approved in aerosol form as an inhaled asthma treatment. Xconomy/San Diego (3/12)
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