9 Key Things You Should Know About Hyaluronic Acid Fillers

In a beauty editor dream world, hyaluronic acid would spray out from fountains and sidewalk misters to keep our skin plump and dewy—highlighter would be put out of business. But until that day, we’ll take second best: dermal fillers that deliver the same effect.

Here’s everything you need to know about one of the world’s favorite in-office aesthetic treatments.

ISAPS Survey Suggests Global Rise In Cosmetic Surgery

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) today released the results of their annual Global Aesthetic Survey for procedures completed in 2017, which showed an overall increase of 5% in surgical cosmetic procedures within the past twelve months.

The top five countries – USA, Brazil, Japan, Mexico and Italy – account for 38.4% of the world’s cosmetic procedures, followed by Germany, Colombia and Thailand.

How Brands Are Using Editorial Content To Take the Stigma Out of Beauty Procedures

When pharmaceutical company Allergan, the maker of Botox and Juvederm, decided to launch its first editorial content site, TheSpotlyte.com, in mid-September, the goal was to create a halo effect for readers interested in learning more about cosmetic beauty procedures and the medical-aesthetics industry at large.

The digital educational content-meets-provider opportunity Spotlyte has banked on is also becoming more important for community-based review website RealSelf.com.

Treating Aging Hands: Comparing Cosmetic Injections for Hand Rejuvenation

Volume restoration is recommended for patients whose hands have aged with visible veins and tendons. This procedure uses cosmetic injections to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other visible structures in the aging hands. Volume restoration using fillers in the dorsum of the hand is a simple and effective procedure.

In a recent study, researchers compared the results of bolus cosmetic injections with calcium-hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and hyaluronic acid (HA) for hand rejuvenation. The findings of this study were published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Suzanne Somers Did Not ‘Regrow’ Missing Breast: Surgeon

About seven years have passed since breast cancer survivor Suzanne Somers underwent an experimental reconstruction procedure following a lumpectomy. Now an intimate health update from the former “Three’s Company” star has left many fans wondering whether her miracle results are for real.

“This is a regrown breast,” the 71-year-old said of her resilient bosom at a Beverly Hills fund-raiser last weekend. “This is really mine.”

The Changing Face of Beauty In America

According to the latest report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the use of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures grew by 186 percent between 2000 and 2017.

Meanwhile, the “going under the knife” variety of plastic surgery is down 6 percent in the same time frame, with nose jobs down 44 percent, chin augmentation down 40 percent, and eyelid surgery down 36 percent.

Glamour.com reached out to plastic surgeons, medical spa employees, and women in eight states across the country to learn what treatments local women are turning to, and what they’re hoping to achieve with them.

Putting Cosmetic Surgery on Your Plastic? Avoid These Complications

You’ve been wanting to change your looks with a cosmetic procedure forever — say, a nose job or a tummy tuck — but you can’t afford to pay for it in full. That makes you wonder: Would it really be so bad to put it on a credit card and pay it off over time?

While the financial costs of such a decision often outweigh the benefits, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Assuming the procedure is medically advisable, start by evaluating your financial situation and options. And if you’re sure you want to borrow on plastic, do all you can to avoid the negative side effects of high interest rates and out-of-control balances.

This Viral Photo Reveals the ‘Degrading’ Reality of Plastic Surgery

Before a plastic surgery procedure, a doctor will often use a marker to outline the exact areas of the body going under the knife.

This is done for medical reasons, but it can be disturbing to see a body reduced to a diagram of dotted lines and arrows — just sections of skin to be nipped or tucked.

Sia Cooper, a fitness blogger and personal trainer based in Destin, Florida, wanted other people to understand this unpleasant reality of cosmetic surgery.

Why the Plastic Surgery Community Is Speaking Out About a New Breast Implants Study

A new study regarding breast implants draws new conclusions about their overall effect on health. But according to many in the plastic surgery community, the study isn’t the full story.

Published in the Annals of Plastic Surgery, the paper—authored by plastic surgeons at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center—uses data from close to 100,000 breast implant patients and is the largest study of silicone gel implants since 2006. It concludes that breast implants are associated with higher incidence of certain medical conditions