New restrictions for estheticians January 31, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer Some states are restricting treatments estheticians can provide, with legal consequences. Is yours at risk? Faces ‘feel’ happier with Botox January 31, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer New research confirms that smoothing away frown lines can also help to beat the winter blues by eliminating the proprioception of sadness. . Photos? Pricing? Years in practice? January 31, 2017 By Lisette Hilton What do patients value most when searching for the right cosmetic surgeon? Global plastic surgery market anticipates steady growth January 24, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer The global plastic surgery market is expected to show steady growth over the next five years, according to a recent market research report. Battle of the brands January 24, 2017 By Lisette Hilton RealSelf dips into its data to reveal which minimally invasive aesthetic products and technologies have captured consumer interest... and which are going to create competition in 2017. Screening tool for tummy tuck patients January 20, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer Classification system accurately predicts complication risk in abdominoplasty patients. Keloid care and insurers – will they or won’t they pay? January 19, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer Insurers tend to think of keloids as a cosmetic issue so they have a wide range of standards covering reimbursement for care and treatments. Practitioners must fully document the medical necessity of the care they provide and then code the conditions and treatments correctly to maximize their chance for reimbursement. Coding 2017 and beyond January 19, 2017 By John Jesitus Recent Medicare changes include the apparent disappearance of consultation codes, the addition of site-specific soft-tissue excision codes, and increasing pressure from overseers and auditors, says an expert. Breast implants and breastfeeding January 17, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer Finally, an answer to the question: Do breast implants affect a mother’s ability to breastfeed? How long does edema after rhinoplasty really last? January 17, 2017 By Bob Kronemyer Researchers share a timeline based on 3D images for post-op nasal edema after rhinoplasty.