Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Improve Quality of Life, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Study is first of its kind to assess patient-reported outcomes of procedures to reduce abdominal fat

Patients undergoing cosmetic liposuction and/or abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) procedures report significant improvements in self-esteem and quality of life, according to a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Outcomes are especially good with liposuction plus “tummy tuck,” although they include somewhat higher pain scores and longer recovery times… Read more from ASPS


More men are getting more plastic surgery

I agree with this story on channel 10 WBIR.Com that more men are getting plastic surgery. It’s a new trend related to an improving economy and competitive job market. The most popular procedures are targeted to the eyes and neck. ASPS data reports 13.8 million procedures, both surgical and minimally invasive, were performed in the United States in 2011. That’s up 5 percent from 2010.

Plastic surgeon urgers consumers to ask more questions

Buyer beware. It used to be you’d go to a salon to get your hair and nails done, a haircut and color, but these days, salons offer all kinds of beauty treatments inlcuding injections and even more invasive procedures.

The prices can be cheap, but the results can be catastrophic….

by KVUE News