Study: Body Contouring Decreases Long-Term Body Mass Index

  Plastic surgeons have become a key element of successful, long-term weight control for patients who undergo laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), according to a recent study. These findings, which were be presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 10-14, in Chicago, show that…

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Should age be a factor when considering plastic surgery?

  There are a variety of factors to consider when thinking about plastic surgery, including lifestyle, genetics and overall health. One such factor that has received a great deal of press recently is age, as many people are pondering whether teens and seniors are viable candidates for certain cosmetic procedures. Like many other things that…

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Average One-Cup Size Decrease Reflects Women’s True Cup Size

PHILADELPHIA — After undergoing breast lift surgery (mastopexy), women may find themselves wearing a smaller bra—with an average decrease of one bra cup size, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But the difference reflects the effects of…

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