Considering aesthetic surgery? You need to do your research and become an informed consumer.

Home

Search

Article Archive

Resources / Links

Aesthetic Surgery Books

Skin Care Store

Free Newsletter



Information about Anti-Aging Products and Their Active Ingredients
Read more here

Skin Medica TNS Recovery Complex

WRINKLE RELAX
aka Faux-Tox

Home Micro
dermabrasion

Z. BIGATTI

Strivectin Eye Cream
Gentle for the under-eye area.

FREEZE 24/7 with GABA

FREEZE 24/7 LIP PLUMPER

FREEZE 24/7 Ice Cream

FREEZE 24/7 Eye Cream

CITY LIPS LIP PLUMPER

MD FORTE FACIAL CREAM

MD FORTE FACIAL CLEANSER

Celebrity Plastic Surgery  Celebrity Cosmetic Surgery  Whose Had it??
Find out here!

Bion Ceramic Flat Iron
HAI Ceramic Flat Iron
Solia Ceramic Flat Iron
SEDU Ceramic Flat Iron
CHI Ceramic Flat Iron

ELA-Max Numbing Cream

GoSMILE TOOTH WHITENING
Home Kit!

PRESCRIPTIVES

KINERASE

FROWNIES HOLLYWOOD'S BEST KEPT SECRET

PERRICONE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS

ORIGINS

RICAUD
Available straight from Paris!

HAIRMAX LASER COMB

TRUE COSMETICS BEING TRUE


Forget Tweezers and Waxing Get Perfect Eyebrows with No Pain, As Seen On Tyra @ Oprah - Get 75% OFF!! + GET Five professional Quality Free Brushes and a FREE BOOK ChristiHarrisBrows.com

Mesotherapy Reduces Eye Bags; Ultrasonic Body Contouring Removes Fat; Suture Suspension Lifts Sagging Skin; Three Emerging 'Lunchtime' Procedures Presented at American Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

(press release from The ASPS)

CHICAGO, Sept. 25 -- Many people want to look younger but do not have the time or desire to have complex operations. Mesotherapy to treat eye bags, ultrasonic body contouring and suture suspension techniques, three emerging trends in plastic surgery might give patients an alluring alternative, offering faster results without the lengthy downtime of surgery, according to findings presented today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2005 conference in Chicago.

"The plastic surgery community is making strides to help patients safely and effectively improve how they look and feel without invasive surgery," said Rod Rohrich, MD, ASPS past president and co-chair of the ASPS Committee on Emerging Trends. "Some of the newest plastic surgery techniques, while still in the experimental phase, may prove to be a viable alternative to having surgery."

Rather than eyelid surgery, where fat is manually removed, one study investigated whether mesotherapy could be used beyond fat reduction in the legs and abdomen to alleviate the puffiness and bulging associated with lower eyelid fat. Results showed that appropriately selected patients benefited from the procedure, with 90 percent of the patients reporting improvement in their lower eyelids, although only 62 percent of physicians noted a difference. Because the procedure only removes fat, plastic surgeons determined patients with extra skin in the eyelid or wrinkles in the skin were not appropriate candidates for mesotherapy.

While mesotherapy worked for many patients in this study, currently eyelid surgery is the only treatment with consistent proven results. In fact, according to an ASPS Device & Technique Assessment Committee report, patients should be wary of mesotherapy until its safety and effectiveness are confirmed through additional scientific studies.

"Many of my patients are younger and do not need complete eye surgery," said A. Peter Salas, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and author of the study. "According to the results of this initial study, mesotherapy may offer a minimally-invasive option that gets rid of eyelid fat."

Focused ultrasound may be the hot new "walk-in walk-out" non-invasive procedure for sculpting the body. In three separate studies, the procedure was found to significantly reduce the circumference of the targeted area, including leg and abdominal regions, with just one treatment. Using ultrasound, plastic surgeons disrupt, destroy and disperse targeted fat cells, giving patients the benefits of liposuction without the pain and recovery time.

"Ultrasound is an idea that has finally come of age," said Dr. Rohrich. "Initial clinical studies have shown that it is safe and effective in mild to minimal body contouring. While it won't replace liposuction for more serious body contouring, it may serve as an important adjunct with minimal downtime for patients that do not want invasive surgery or for a minor touchup after liposuction."

Suture suspension techniques, using barbed or trumpet sutures, are breaking ground by offering noticeable results for facial rejuvenation without invasive surgery. Barbed sutures, which have been on the rise since last year, could be an alternative to a facelift. A bit like barbed wire, the suture contains little cuts, allowing the barb to catch when it is passed through tissue. The catch allows the plastic surgeon to pull on the suture once it is in place and tighten the tissue.

Trumpet sutures, a hybrid of the barbed suture, are currently being tested and starting to make a mark in the industry. Resembling a Hawaiian flower, the trumpet suture, once passed through the tissue, is tugged on by the plastic surgeon. The cavity of the suture fills with the overlying tissue, creating an even stronger anchor for the stitch.

"Although trumpet sutures are still being tested, they may prove to be stronger than barbed sutures while offering the same benefits -- quick results and a fast recovery time," said Nicanor Isse, MD, ASPS member surgeon.

According to ASPS statistics, more than 233,000 eyelid surgery, 324,000 liposuction and 114,000 facelift procedures were performed in 2004 -- three of the most popular procedures for the year; however, faster and easier methods are on the rise. More than 7.5 million minimally-invasive procedures were performed last year, up 35 percent from 2000.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 5,800 Member Surgeons, the society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Note: Many of the above subjects presented at Plastic Surgery 2005 are procedures or technologies currently under investigation and are presented for research and educational purposes. Some need more scientific study to determine efficacy and success rate. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation do not endorse the procedures or technologies presented in the programs and recommend that any reporting of the presented information be done responsibly with full disclosure of their unproven nature.

The study "Is Mesotherapy Effective in the Treatment of Lower Eyelid Fat Herniation?" is being presented Sunday, Sept. 25, 1:20 p.m., McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago.

The study "Non-invasive Body Contouring by Focused Ultrasound-Summary of Clinical Results from Three Clinical Trials" is being presented, Sunday, Sept. 25, McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago.

The panel "Suture Suspension for Facial Rejuvenation: Does It Really Work?" is being held Sunday, Sept. 25, 7 to 8 a.m., McCormick Place Lakeside Center, Chicago.

ASPS
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
WWW.PLASTICSURGERY.ORG


Knowledge is Power. Information is How You Get It!

 

CLARISONIC
Get The Most Popular Facial Skin Cleansing System for 1/2 the price, The LOWEST Price on the internet!!

HOME LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Created by the same scientists who made in-office laser hair removal a success

BABY QUASAR
50% off sale!! Home laser light photo rejuvenation therapy; in the privacy of your home correct the signs of sun damage, age spots, wrinkles and acne.



Do you want to advertise on this site? Click for details...

BETTER THAN BOTOX??

PLAZAN
Jennifer Lopez has revealed her skin care secret!

PREVAGE

MD FORTE
DERMANEW
OBAGI
DERMABLEND
SkinCeuticals

IDEBENONE

Mason Pearson Hair Brushes

Photolagen - AGF

Winsor Pilates

AlphaDerma CE

DR BRANDT
CREASE RELEASE

DR BRANDT
MICRO
DERMABRASION IN A JAR

ZENO

Cellulean Cellulite Treatment

DuWop LIP VENOM

Interesting Articles On: 
Buttock Augmentation

Perlane For Under-Eye Hollows

Fat Transfer

Feather Lift

Vaginal Plastic Surgery

Bullhorn Liplift

Treating Acne Scars

Type in your search words below


 

All contents copyright ©2000-2017 - Cosmetic Surgery News - All rights reserved.
Disclaimer
Privacy Policy