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Posts Tagged ‘safety’

One Very Baaaad Idea for a Fat Injection

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Filler and fat injections can be very beneficial to helping you gain a younger-looking, smoother, more flattering You. But… it’s so important to first ensure any procedure is done by a board-certified physician using only FDA-approved injectables. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, our selected article discusses what not to do. Dr. McCafferty is quoted.

The Changing Face of FDA Personal Care Product Regulations

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Concerned about the safety of your personal care products? Well, a new bill could give the FDA greater authority to regulate the beauty products you use every day. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out more about the bill that was proposed on Thursday of this week, and find out how it could affect the products you use, enhance access to ingredient information and increase the ability to recall questionable products.

Some Lip Service on the Topic of Filler Safety

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
FullSizeRender[3]Interested in fuller lips through lip injections? For our latest Weekly Dose of Beauty article, NewBeauty discusses which fillers are safe and which you should avoid. Dr. McCafferty is quoted.
  • What’s Really Safe to Have Injected into Your Lips: https://www.newbeauty.com/hottopic/blogpost/9977-lip-injection-safety/

A Foundation for Better Beauty Product Safety

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016


Consumers need to able to trust the products they buy—and that includes beauty products like makeup. That’s why a new bill– the Personal Care Safety Act– is so important. In this Weekly Dose of Beauty, find out how the bill will affect the beauty products you buy:

Celebrate Skin Cancer Awareness Month with a Screening

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

SpotSkinCancerLogoMay is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so don’t forget your yearly mole check! Our Weekly Dose of Beauty article discusses what it involves and details the process of removing a suspect mole.

The Truth About Breast Augmentation and Breast-Feeding

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016


One of today’s hottest topics in aesthetic plastic surgery is the question of whether it’s still possible to breast feed with breast implants. And the answer? That depends a lot on a number of different factors, including the initial reason for the implants, as well as the way the implants were inserted. Many expecting mothers with implants also voice concerns about potential toxic exposure to the silicone in implants: is breastfeeding with implants safe? Find out these details and more in our informative Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

Some Soothing News On EOS Lipbalms?

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

EOSLipbalmYou may have heard about the class action lawsuit against the EOS brand of lipbalms, where individuals claim the balm caused cracking and blistering of the lips. So how safe is EOS lipbalm overall and what is the chance of your experiencing the same effects? Find out in our selected Weekly Dose of Beauty article:

The Risks of Medical Spas

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Medical spas are increasing in popularity. Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dr. Leo McCafferty explains the risks and how you can remain safe.

Silicone Breast Implants in the News

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Recently, discussion in the media has turned to the increase in procedures involving silicone breast implants. Check out the Huffington Post and Wall Street Journal pieces below that discuss their safety, the differences between silicone breast implants and saline breast implants, and the risks.

Boob Job Boom

In this Huffington Post Live videocast, Dr. McCafferty, other notable plastic surgeons, and breast augmentation patients unite to discuss breast augmentation, silicone versus saline implants, the benefits of each, patient satisfaction, and the risks associated with plastic surgery procedures of this type.

Once Banned, Silicone Breast Implants Make a Comeback

An increased number of women are choosing silicone breast implants for their breast augmentation procedures. The Wall Street Journal joins the discussion in this informative article and video. Dr. McCafferty is interviewed.

How the Health and Lifestyle Information You Share Helps Keep You Safe

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

“I have to fill out this patient information form again?!” It may feel tedious, those times you visit our office and are asked to fill out our medical forms. But the confidential information you share can make all the difference in the safety and success of your procedures.

Like other surgeries, plastic surgery involves anesthesia, surgical tools— and some risk. Our job is to assess each patient based on his or her individual needs, but without the proper information on which to base our analysis, risks can increase seriously. That’s why it’s so important for our patients to be as honest and thorough as possible when filling out our patient information forms. Some key topics to consider when completing these forms include:

Medication and Supplements
You may already know how important it is to tell us all about your prescription medications. But did you know that it also helps us to know about any over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements you might be taking? Many of these products can affect blood pressure, clotting, and healing.

Smoking and Drinking
Smoking and alcohol consumption can also affect the success of surgical procedures. So if you smoke or drink, it’s very important to share this information with your health care provider. The purpose isn’t to judge or lecture you; simply, we need to know because of the varied ways it can affect the procedures we perform.

Psychological Issues
When patients come for a personal consultation with us, we like to understand each patient’s reasons for wishing to have plastic surgery. Is it to help you feel less self-conscious about a certain aspect of your looks? To help you improve the way you feel about yourself over-all? Or are you interested in surgery to please someone else? Or as a method of relieving depression? Our interest is not to talk you into procedures that won’t be the best benefit to you in the long run, but to help you find the right solutions for you. Once again, the information you share with us is confidential, and only to ensure you receive the best possible treatment.

Do you have questions about how health and lifestyle can affect your cosmetic procedures? Or are you interested in finding out is cosmetic surgery is right for you? Contact us today for a personal consultation.