In 2015, Americans were injected more than 6.6 million times, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which is a whopping 40 percent increase from five years ago. And now, those 6 million and counting have one more option to consider when booking their next appointment, as the FDA just approved a brand-new filler: Juvéderm Vollure XC. With its recent approval by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for use in correcting facial wrinkles and folds, Juvéderm Vollure XC is the most recent dermal filler to offer longer-lasting results. Vollure XC has been cleared for use in patients over the age of 21, and as with other fillers, results depend on the individual, but VollureXC is said to last up to 18 months.
Today both injectables and fillers are commonplace treatments to eliminate facial wrinkles. However, unlike injectables, such as Botox® and Dysport®, which temporarily paralyze active muscle, fillers are used to plump the problem area to lift and soften the appearance wrinkles.
Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, according to the latest statistics obtained by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Every year, almost 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation in the US, including silicone gel, saline, and the newer structured implants. Along with the popularity of the procedure comes increased media coverage and open discussion of the procedure, as well as some common assumptions about breast implants that often are not based on scientific fact but rather on public lore. If you are one of the many women considering breast augmentation surgery, here is some pertinent factual information to help dispel myths about the operation.
Many New Year's resolutions involve getting in shape and getting "beach ready" for the summer months. Now that summer is just around the corner, it is not unusual to notice those stubborn areas that have just not responded the way they should to all of those long, hard months of exercise and following a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction may be a good option for these areas.