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10 Tips For A Successful Face Lift

People have different motivations for plastic surgery. Sometimes they're realistic, sometimes they're not. Indeed, cosmetic surgery - especially facial plastic surgery - is a serious step. Here are some things to consider before you see a surgeon.

Read Full Story: MSNBC

Unkindest Cut of All

An ophthalmologist friend was over for dinner when I complained about having to tilt my head back to see the computer screen. He looked at me across the table. "Yep," he said with professional authority, "you'd fail the test." He was talking about the visual acuity test, which determines if eyelid surgery is needed (and thus covered by insurance).

Read Full Story: Newsday - September 30, 2003

Before, During, and After An Eyelift Operation

There are various personal reasons why someone would choose to have elective cosmetic surgery. Some procedures yield dramatic results, while other changes are subtle. A local woman allowed us to capture her own experience on tape -- before, during, and after her own eyelift operation.

Read Full Story: KLAS-tv.com - August 5, 2003

Most Patients Happy with Laser Treatment for Face

In facial laser resurfacing, a pulsed wave carbon dioxide laser is used to improve the appearance and elasticity of the skin. A study shows that the majority of those undergoing facial laser resurfacing to improve their skin are satisfied with the results.

Read Full Story: Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery - September/October 2003

Q-Med -- FDA confirms panel for RESTYLANE

RESTYLANE(R) is an injectable, transparent, non-animal stabilized hyaluronic acid gel used for the temporary correction of facial wrinkles and folds, which requires no patient sensitivity test in advance of product administration in countries where it is marketed currently. The FDA's General and Plastic Surgery Devices Advisory Panel will review the Pre-Market Approval ("PMA") application for RESTYLANE(R) at a meeting scheduled for Friday, November 21, 2003.

Read Full Story: Q-MED - September 17, 2003

BOTOX for Men

The second most popoular cosmetic procedure among men was Botox injections. Botox may be the ideal treatment for the temporary elimination of "muscle-induced" wrinkles. When tiny amounts are injected into specific muscle groups, Botox blocks the muscle impulse.

Read Full Story: HOINEWS.com

Inamed Submits Regulatory Application to the FDA for Hylaform Gel Dermal Filler

Inamed Corporation (Nasdaq:IMDC), a global medical device company, announced that its partner, Genzyme Corporation, has submitted the fourth and final module of its Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for Hylaform, a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler, to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Hylaform(R) is a Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dermal Filler Successfully Marketed by Inamed in Europe, Canada and the Rest of the World.

Read Full Story: Business Wire - August 13, 2003

Younger Crowd Lead Trend in Non-Surgical Makeovers

Plastic surgery doesn't necessarily mean going under the knife anymore. The trend is toward-less invasive surgeries such as the endoscopic forehead lift, smaller incision facelift, and cheek lift, and these procedures are drawing a younger crowd.

Read Full Story: St.Louis Business Journal - August 4, 2003

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