Ear Doctors Performing Face-Lifts? It happens…

Reprinted from The New York Times – Health section
After moving from New York to Los Angeles in 2010 to take a job with a financial services firm, Joan, now 59, believed she needed to freshen her look. So she got a face-lift and tummy tuck from a board-certified doctor in Beverly Hills.  Read More…

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FDA Approves a New Silicone-Gel

from  Plastic Surgery News

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 9 approved a silicone gel-filled breast implant manufactured by Sientra Inc., to increase breast size (augmentation) in women at least 22 years old and to rebuild breast tissue (reconstruction) in women of any age.

As a condition of approval, Sientra is required to conduct post-approval studies that will assess long-term safety and effectiveness outcomes as well as the risks of rare disease outcomes.

“The ability to offer our patients a wider variety of treatment options is good for everyone,” says ASPS President Malcolm Z. Roth, MD. “Innovation and patient safety drive our specialty, so we welcome the opportunity to provide yet another FDA-approved alternative for both breast augmentation and reconstruction patients.” Read more…