Yearly Archives: 2010

But It’s Approved by the FDA!?!

We have all heard it.  “This FDA Approved treatment….”  But what does “FDA Approved” really mean? Are all FDA Approvals the same or is there a difference between them? First, there are big differences amongst the types of FDA Approvals.  There are really two types of FDA Approvals for medical devices.  There is the 501(k) …

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Bridalplasty – I Want You to Love Me for Who I Am… Maybe!

There is a lot of buzz in the plastic surgery world about the new ABC show, “Bridalplasty”, where the brides-to-be compete to have plastic surgery procedures performed on themselves before the big day.  While it appears that most of the contestants will get some of their desired procedures done, only the winner gets all of …

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Pre-operative Sizing and Breast Augmentation

Ok, first I will admit, this is a very biased blog report but then again, it should be since we-the surgeons of St. Louis Cosmetic Surgery- have been using pre-operative sizing before breast augmentation for over ten years and this study just told us what we already knew.  Patients who undergo pre-operative sizing before breast …

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Body Fat and Infection

Not that surgeons really didn't know this before but there is now a very good study that directly links the percentage of body fat with the risk of a surgical site infection.  Most of the earlier studies used Body Mass Index (BMI) as the measure of weight in looking at surgical site infections which are infections …

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Continuing to Research Side-Effects of Lipodissolve

You may remember that just a few years ago, Lipodissolve or other products similar to it were the hottest thing is cosmetic medicine.  Huge companies were rapidly built up with very slick marketing campaigns discussing the advantages and values of using these products to “melt” your fat away without diet, exercise, or surgery.  A few …

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Back Scooping?

You never know what a news agency will pick up. Recently the NYDailyNews.com published an article on Heidi Montag and “back scooping." “Back Scooping” actually refers to a procedure that we have done for years as part of our liposuction procedures. Several years ago, low hipped fashions came in style for women. Unfortunately, most women’s bodies were …

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Why Should I Stop Using Bar Soap to Cleanse My Skin?

Some people resort to using bar soap, trying to rid the skin of excess oil, not knowing that soap can cause skin to dehydrate instantly, thus activating the oil glands to multiply their oil production internally in order to compensate the loss of the surface oil.  It’s no secret that ALL bar soap causes soap …

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