Liposuction Myth Debunked; Tummy Tucks Help Keep Weight Off; How Smoking Impacts Surgery

Plastic Surgery Update is a new monthly video news report of the most newsworthy stories in our field. Created by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this fast-paced, contemporary, professionally produced video is full of stories journalists and the public want to know about, told in a fun, informative and entertaining way.

January 2013 Edition:

  • Liposuction Myth -- Believe liposuction is a good way to lose weight? The ASPS cautions consumers the procedure is only for fat that's resistant to diet exercise. Dr. Rod Rohrich, Editor-In-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS), weighs in on the topic.
  • Tummy Tucks Help Keep Weight Off -- Research in the current issue of PRS looks at tummy tucks performed on people who were obese prior to the procedure. Learn why researchers believe these patients are more likely to keep the weight off for good. 
  • No Surgery for Smokers? -- Also from PRS, we're not just blowing smoke. The bad habit can bring disaster to surgery results.