Monthly Archives: June 2011

Silicone Implant Safety Examined by FDA

silicone implant safetyThe FDA has completed a study on silicone implant safety and its findings are positive, both for patients, as well as plastic surgeons.

After conducting an in-depth study of silicone implant safety, the FDA has confirmed that silicone gel implants “have a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness when used as labeled.” For consumers, this means silicone gel implant augmentations performed by a board certified plastic surgeon, and maintained as instructed, should present no extreme health issues for the patient. Continue reading

Debbie Harry: Plastic Surgery “Homework” Is Essential

debbie harry plastic surgeryWhen discussing plastic surgery, Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie says a facelift in the 90s is still showing its benefits today, according to Showbiz Spy.

Plastic Surgery: Debbie Harry Speaks About the Importance of Research

While Harry says some people might rush into a decision to have plastic surgery and go to a plastic surgeon without doing some “homework,” she knows its importance. Continue reading

Full Face Transplant May Restore Function as Well as Form

Following her successful full face transplant last month, a woman who was attacked by a pet chimp two years ago should regain more functions as she heals, according to CNN.

While Nash is actually the third person to receive a full face transplant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, the nature of her injuries made the procedure much more involved.

Nash, who has been featured in Oprah, sustained her injuries in early 2009 when a chimpanzee owned by one of her friends violently attacked her. Though the attack was halted by police, the chimp had already caused extensive damage to Nash’s face, neck and hands. Continue reading