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.
By Dr. Daniel Kaufman--Brooklyn, N.Y.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Medical tourism is marketed on the basis that health care can be off-shored much like the production of computers and cell phones or the provision of professional services such as bookkeeping and accounting. Good surgical care, however, involves more than just the technical act of surgery itself. It requires extensive and careful preoperative consultation, deliberate formulation of reasonable treatment plans, and implementation of proper postoperative care.