Cosmedic Blog

By Ann Kaplan Mulholland

Dubai Emerging as Medical Tourism Hotspot

People visit Dubai to see the Burj Khalifa, to partake in some killer shopping and to have themselves a butt lift. Or at least so are the preoccupations revealing themselves to be the top tourist attractions for this exotic middle eastern locale. In 2015, Dubai’s 26 hospitals, both private and government, played host to almost 640,000 health tourists. Of them, about 46% were foreigners who came from abroad. And...


Quick-Hit Thai Education Dangerous to Plastic Surgery Patients

Individuals looking to have a course of plastic surgery performed on their person would do well to steer clear of Thailand. Recently, the largest global organization of aesthetic plastic surgeons condemned that country’s medical council for approving a plan to certify short-term courses for aesthetic surgery, saying it would seriously endanger the patients in receipt of the care. The International Society of...


Plastic Surgery World Hits Key Anniversary on the Nose

It was 202 years ago this week that the first modern plastic surgery procedure was performed. Dr. Joseph Carpue’s efforts to reconstruct the nose of a patient—a British military officer who’d lost the protuberance to the toxic effects of mercury treatments—were regarded as nothing short of groundbreaking. How extraordinary it is to contrast that revolutionary event against the relatively commonplace occurrence that...


The Eyes Have it

Enough with the liposuction and power bums. We have entered the age of the Perfect Eyelid. In its most recent annual report, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has declared eyelid surgery (aka blepharoplasty) to be among last year’s top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the States. And worldwide, says the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, eyelid lifts now rank as the third most popular...


Off-Label Kybella Treatment Explored

Kybella, among the latest darlings of the plastic surgery set, was the hot topic at the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s annual gathering, “Plastic Surgery The Meeting,” held last week in Los Angeles. Phil Haeck, a plastic surgeon from Seattle and a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, discussed off-label use of Kybella for treating fat in areas of the body beyond submental fullness (the...