Monthly Archives: December 2010

Study Evaluates Alloderm for Prevention of Breast Reconstruction Complications

breast-resconstruction-jenkintownA recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery examines the use of accellular cadaveric dermis (ACD) as an alternative to the total sub-muscular approach in breast reconstruction. During the breast reconstruction study, an Alloderm ACD – a bioengineered tissue substitute – created a “retaining envelope” for the breast implant, which was hypothesized to reduce the risk of capsular contracture.

Capsular contracture is a possible complication with some breast implant patients, occurring when scar tissue tightens around the implant. The cause of capsular contracture is unknown, but inflammatory reaction is thought to be a related problem. Doctors predicted that ACD could work by decreasing the typical inflammatory response that occurs around the breast implant. Continue reading

Injectable Rhinoplasty Gains Traction as Surgery Alternative

Jenkintown-radiesse-rhinoplastyFor many patients interested in cosmetic surgery who may be apprehensive to go under the knife, non-surgical procedures open many doors. Though injectables, microdermabrasion and laser technologies are recognized as fantastic non-surgical options for restoring youth to the skin, injectables can have another use—reshaping the nose.

Though a traditional rhinoplasty procedure requires incisions and a couple weeks recovery time, injectable rhinoplasty procedures are gaining traction, not only as an alternative to more invasive procedures, but also because they can be done quickly with almost no downtime and little bruising or irritation. While an injectable rhinoplasty cannot shave down unwanted bumps or reduce a bulbous tip, it can be used to build up the bridge of the nose, often making the nose appear more streamlined. Continue reading

Plastic Surgery Grows in Popularity Around Aussie Holiday

jenkintown-botox-restylane-rhinoplastyAs the Christmas holiday approaches, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons has seen a spike in cosmetic surgery procedures, according to a story in the Herald Sun.

Since the holiday season is often an artificial deadline for some people, says Peter Callahan, the president of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, people are increasingly checking cosmetic surgeries off their to-do lists.

The most popular treatments this time of year for Aussies are breast augmentation, various fillers, like Restylane, available in the US, and anti-wrinkle treatments, like Botox. Continue reading