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Dermal Fillers for the Eyes: Serious Filler-related Complications

Even the best injectors can experience sometimes serious dermal filler-related complications when injecting around the eyes. There are a few important nuances in technique that will not only help reduce complication risk but also improve outcomes. One expert offers his advice in this article. Even the best injectors can experience sometimes serious filler-related complications when injecting around the eyes, but there are a few important nuances in technique that not only reduce complication risk but also improve outcomes, according to Robert A. Goldberg, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon at UCLA’s Jules Stein Eye Institute. Related:  Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons warns fillers can cause blindness Dr. Goldberg and colleagues found hyaluronic acid fillers generally were well tolerated up to five years in their retrospective review of 147 patients who had received filling in the periorbital hollows, published last year in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. But short-term

The 7 Biggest Cosmetic Surgery Trends for 2019, According to Experts

(Allure) - For our selfie-obsessed culture, the desire to look perfectly filtered — in photos and IRL (in real life) — has never been stronger. In fact, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has grown nearly 200 percent since 2000, with no indication of slowing down. Advancements in technology and research are pacing with consumer demand, and the Food and Drug Administration is set to approve at least three new, cutting-edge cosmetic procedures in 2019. Below, we ask renowned plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists to weigh in on the trends and procedures they think will be the most popular in 2019 to zap, inject, and  restore our bodies in 2019. #1 Injectables Are More Accessible Than Ever "It's really the era of minimally invasive medical aesthetic procedures," says Lara Devgan, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City. "I think that is not only because of low downtime, lower cos

First liposuction death in Singapore: Doctor struck off register, case referred for probe

(THE STRAITS TIMES SINGAPORE) - The doctor involved in the liposuction death of real estate firm boss Franklin Heng in 2009 has been struck off by the Court of Three Judges. Image credit via In its decision, the court warned this would be the presumptive penalty for doctors displaying serious misconduct or dishonest behaviour, unless there were exceptional circumstances. A second doctor, who assisted Dr Wong Meng Hang in the procedure, was suspended for 18 months instead of the original six months, in a definitive judgment where the court laid a sentencing framework in disciplinary cases for dealing with professional misconduct by doctors that results in harm to patients. The court, in a rare move, also ordered the case be reported to the Public Prosecutor so that Dr Wong and Dr Zhu Xiu Chun can be investigated for any relevant criminal offences that may have been committed, including that of causing death by a rash or negligent act. "While we express no vie

Aesthetics 101 (Part 5): Introduction to HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Treatment

High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is currently one of the most effective cutting-edge technology for non-surgical face-lifting treatments. However, with a large number of HIFU treatment brands, marketing hype and a broad range of treatment providers, a layperson will tend to get overwhelmed and confused. In this article, we'll cover all the essentials you need to know before going for your HIFU treatment in Malaysia. This includes: How much does HIFU treatment cost in Malaysia? Are there other options for facelift in Malaysia? HIFU Treatment Before & After Photos How much does HIFU treatment cost in Malaysia? The prices of HIFU treatments in Malaysia vary from MYR 1,800 - MYR 8,000 per session depending on the number of treatment regions, the number of shots and other factors as mentioned below. HIFU goes by several brand names (which will affect prices/costs). The 3 most common types of HIFU are Ulthera, Ultraformer 3 and Sonoqueen (in no particular order).

Aesthetics 101 (Part 3): The 6R's of Aesthetics

This is part 3 of our Aesthetics 101 series. The American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery program revolves around the principle known as the 4R's of Aesthetics. Here, we would like to cover a slightly broader principle known as the 6R's of Aesthetics. If you try every anti-aging product and procedure you read about online or in a magazine, you would have very fast run out of money. How do you decide on the best options for your needs? In order to declutter your aesthetic lifestyle, you could consider the 6R's of aesthetics principle in order to categorise your decision making in terms of aesthetic related products and services. The 6R's treatments as per the name implies, can be broken down into six main categories. #1: RELAXATION Many of the wrinkles on your face are what doctors refer to as dynamic wrinkles. Dynamic wrinkles are caused when the muscles of your face are active. For example, when you squint, the action in the muscles around yo

Aesthetics 101 (Part 2): Human Physiology, Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Pathology: Basic Science for Aesthetics

This is part 2 of our Aesthetics 101 series. Human Physiology for Aesthetics Why do we need to know human physiology? "Physiology' is the study of the 'functions' of the human body. For easier comprehension, the body is usually categorized using the 'systems' approach again (as in part 1 of our aesthetics 101 series): Integumentary System (The integumentary system includes hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails.) cardiovascular system gastrointestinal system nervous system respiratory system endocrine system urino-genital system musculo-skeletal system hematological system You have an overview of what the 'skin' is in part 1, now you will need to know the functions (why, when and how) of the skin. Why is it important? You need to know what is normal before you know what is abnormal. What is the normal PH of the skin? Why are there pigments in the skin and what are their functions? What is the sebaceous gland and it'


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