Welcome to the our Aesthetic Medicine news roundup, 9 April 2021.

News Roundup

Dr Gemma Sharp receives prestigious APS “Rising Star” award
Congratulations to NHMRC Early Career Senior Research Fellow Dr Gemma Sharp, who was awarded a prestigious international Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star for 2021 Award, only one of five Australians and the only Monash University researcher to be recognised in this year’s award.

Brain Cells Decide on Their Own When to Release Pleasure Hormone
In addition to smoothing out wrinkles, researchers have found that the drug Botox can reveal the inner workings of the brain. A new study used it to show that feedback from individual nerve cells controls the release of dopamine, a chemical messenger involved in motivation, memory, and movement.

Group of 10 doctors ‘face being struck off for swapping offensive messages and pictures over WhatsApp for two years’
A group of 10 UK doctors face being struck off for swapping ‘offensive’ messages and pictures on a secret WhatsApp group for two years.

FDA warns on use of certain surgical mesh in breast reconstruction
Two surgical mesh brands used off-label in breast reconstruction surgery have had “significantly higher major complication rates,” according to an FDA analysis.

Chinese woman dies after botched fat grafting cosmetic surgery procedure left her brain dead
A 34-year-old woman has died following a cosmetic surgery procedure three days ago in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan.

Work-from-Home Trend Increases Demand For Plastic Surgery Procedures: Jet Medical Tourism® Cites New Research For Patient Education
A sudden acceleration in the work-from-home trend that began last year has contributed to a growing demand for plastic surgery procedures across the US and other parts of the world.

Botox may protect heart after surgery
‘BOTOX’ may prevent a common complication of heart surgery. Injections of botulinum toxin are being tested as a treatment for post-operative atrial fibrillation (AF), where the heart beats rapidly and irregularly, which is experienced by up to 40 per cent of patients after surgery – it’s thought as a result of inflammation.


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