By Marc Malek, MD—Scottsdale, Ariz.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
When a patient begins a search to find a plastic surgeon, one of the most common things he or she is not aware of is that there is a difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon. Cosmetic surgery is performed by many physicians, and unfortunately, some are not under the guidance of a properly credentialed board.
By Dr. David Reath--Knoxville, Tenn.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Last week was quite a busy week in the public relations office of ASPS. Without much notice, came the revelation, shared by Angelina Jolie, that she had undergone prophylactic mastectomies and reconstruction due to her high risks of developing breast cancer. As you might imagine, this prompted a lot of attention for plastic surgeons and cancer surgeons alike. From where I sit, her sharing of her story was open, honest, and – well – courageous. But it has surprised me that in some of the press, there have been some very negative comments about what she has done or how she has shared this.
By Allen D. Rosen, MD—Montclair, N.J.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Plastic surgeons have always responded to the needs, wants and desires of the public for cosmetic treatments, and the newest trend in beautification of the upper arms is no different. New technologies and techniques have made it more reasonable to treat heavy upper arms, which have driven many patients crazy for years.
By Dr. Brian I. Labow--Boston
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
When most people hear about procedures to remove excess breast fat, tissue and skin, they associate it with women. But gynecomastia is enlargement of the male breast tissue, and male breast reduction procedures were up 5% in 2012.