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Some patients stop needing antidepressant medication after having plastic surgery
It has been proven that plastic surgery can improve self-esteem, but can it also act as a natural mood enhancer? A significant number of patients stopped taking antidepressant medication after undergoing plastic surgery, according to a study presented today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2006 conference in San Francisco. View News Article (2006-10-09)


Smoking can harm the long-term effects of some oral surgery procedures
A study in the September issue of the Journal of Periodontology (JOP) found that smokers had less desirable long term results following periodontal plastic surgery than non-smokers. View News Article (2007-09-19)


Complications in plastic surgery are unrelated to duration of anesthesia
The length of time patients spend under anesthesia during facial plastic surgery procedures does not appear to be linked to their risk of complications or death, Yale School of Medicine researchers report this month in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. View News Article (2006-01-24)


Recession cuts many, not all plastic surgery procedures
Showing sensitivity to weaknesses in the U.S. economy, plastic surgery was not spared from the recession's grasp. According to the newest national procedural statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2008, doctors performed over 12 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures - encompassing both surgical and minimally-invasive procedures. View News Article (2009-03-26)


7 years without a nose
Patients whose nose has been destroyed by a tumor or injury carry a severe psychological and social burden. Esthetic reconstruction ranges among the most challenging tasks in plastic surgery. View News Article (2008-11-07)


Study examines factors that may predict if patients will be satisfied with facial plastic surgery
A study of patients undergoing elective facial plastic surgery suggests that older patients and those currently being treated for depression may be more likely to be satisfied with the results of their procedures, whereas overall optimism and pessimism do not appear related to satisfaction with surgical outcomes. View News Article (2010-05-18)


Survival after melanoma not affected by surgical background
Survival of melanoma patients does not depend on the surgical background of the person removing the primary tumour, concludes a study in this week’s BMJ. View News Article (2002-11-27)


New technique for injectable facial fillers improves comfort, recovery
Less pain during injections for wrinkle-fighting facial fillers. Less swelling afterward. Less time in the office waiting for anesthesia to take effect. View News Article (2009-10-29)


Herbal supplements, a smoking gun in plastic surgery
Natural herbal supplements are supposed to help boost our immune systems, give us more energy and make us generally healthier. View News Article (2006-02-14)


One-third of breast cancer patients unhappy with cosmetic outcome of lumpectomy
Women with breast cancer often undergo a lumpectomy and radiation to save their breasts and avoid the need for additional reconstructive surgery. View News Article (2006-10-09)

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