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June 2011 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for June 2011. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

FDA Updates Silicone Gel-Filled Breast Implant Data

WEDNESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a report that updates clinical and scientific information on silicone gel-filled breast implants.

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AbobotulinumtoxinA Beneficial for Lateral Orbital Rhytid

WEDNESDAY, June 22 (HealthDay News) -- Commercially available botulinum neuromodulator, abobotulinumtoxinA, is significantly superior to onabotulinumtoxinA in the treatment of lateral orbital rhytids, according to a study published online June 20 in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Similar Number for Outpatient, Inpatient Malpractice Claims

TUESDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- The number of paid malpractice claims is similar in both inpatient and outpatient settings, according to a study published in the June 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Adhesive Strips Offer Cosmetic Solution for Cheek Defects

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Buried sutures with adhesive strip closure may offer a cosmetically viable alternative to layered closure for repair of excision wounds of skin malignancy in cheeks, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

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Lasting Breast Augmentation With Nonsurgical Preexpansion

THURSDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsurgical preexpansion of breasts before autologous fat grafting for breast augmentation is a quick technique which allows for a significant, long-lasting increase in breast volume, according to a study published in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Lipofilling May Be Safe for Breast Reconstruction

WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Lipofilling may be a safe procedure for breast reconstruction in most patients who undergo surgery for primary breast cancer, according to a study published online May 24 in the Annals of Oncology.

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Facelift Surgery Complications Are Independent of Age

WEDNESDAY, June 8 (HealthDay News) -- Elderly patients undergoing a facelift have a similar risk of complications, regardless of chronological age, according to a study published in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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