I recently attended the Annual Convention of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons held in Chicago, Illinois from Sept. 24 to 28, 2005. This annual meeting presented the latest information regarding new developments in cosmetic surgery, such as thread lifts, injectable fillers, and breast implant technologies.
There is an increasing demand for non-surgical alternatives for facial rejuvenation. Plastic surgeons can now offer patients more options for looking younger. The thread lift is gaining popularity because of the very short downtime associated with this procedure. It takes only a couple of days for the swelling to subside after a thread lift, unlike a classical facelift where a patient needs from 2 to 3 weeks to recover from the surgery.
Patients with deep wrinkles and deep grooves at the sides of the nose and mouth can now avail of a new volume filler named Sculptra. Unlike other fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Hylaform and Aquamid which are indicated for fine wrinkles, Sculptra is used mainly for filling up deeper wrinkles and grooves.
in breast augmentation is the use of anatomical form-stable cohesive gel implants.
The use of these implants results in bigger but more natural-looking breasts.
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