Monthly Archives: October 2010

Facelift Study Shows High Satisfaction in Over 90 Patients

Patients who undergo facelift surgery achieve a significant reduction in apparent age, as well as an improvement in self-esteem and quality of life, according to a study appearing in the next Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal.

“Patient satisfaction and the effects of surgery on quality of life are the most important determinants of surgical success,” writes plastic surgeon Eric Swanson M.D.  To evaluate these outcomes, the doctor interviewed 93 patients during a follow-up appointment one month after facial rejuvenation. Continue reading

Botox Receives FDA Clearance for Chronic Migraine Prevention

Yesterday, the Food and Drug Administration announced approval for Botox to be used as a preventive treatment for chronic migraine headaches. The approval means that therapeutic treatments with Botox could begin to surpass the number of cosmetic treatments.

People suffering from chronic migraines regularly experience an intense throbbing pain in one area of the head, a condition that’s often very debilitating. To help prevent migraines, Botox injections are administered every 12 weeks around the head and neck. The injections are only intended for treating severe headaches that occur more than 14 days in one month. Neurologists believe Botox migraine treatments may work by disrupting the transmission of pain signals to the nerve endings. Continue reading

Biggest Loser Contestant Undergoes Body Contouring from “The Doctors”

Danny Cahill, a contestant on The Biggest Loser, lost over 230 lbs through exercise and watching his calories. After such a dramatic transformation, he could not fully enjoy the results because he had a large amount of excess skin on his body.

On a recent episode of The Doctors television show, he found a resolution to the problem, a series of plastic surgery procedures commonly called “body contouring after weight loss.” With the help of plastic surgeons Dr. Ordon and Dr. Chopra, Cahill was able to remove about 15 pounds of skin from his tummy, chest and back. Continue reading