Changing Perceptions: A Plastic Surgery News Program

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world which represents 94% of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the U.S., partnered with ITN Productions for the second consecutive year to produce a news and current affairs-style program titled “Changing Perceptions.” The program premiered at the Plastic Surgery, The Meeting on October 16th in Boston.

In the same way as last year’s program titled “Reshaping Lives,” “Changing Perceptions” aims to inform the sector and educate the wider public about the specialty and explores the latest groundbreaking advancements and achievements in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Introduced by Natasha Kaplinsky, the program combines key industry interviews and news-style reports with sponsored editorial profiles revealing different facets of the profession including:

  • The extraordinary story of a patient who underwent a double-hand transplant with accomplished surgeon Doctor Andrew Lee in collaboration with the John Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC).
  • Novadaq introduces its new surgical technology enabling surgeons to tell accurately and in real-time whether a patient is apt for breast reconstruction.
  • Children’s Health in Dallas unveils the impressive advancements made in face reconstruction surgery on child born.
  • Cynosure explains how new technological advances can help patients to reduce stubborn fat without any surgery.

About Changing Perceptions

“ITN Productions is delighted to partner with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for the second year running exploring some of the latest innovative success stories in the sector. We hope the programme has helped inform all those with an interest in the plastic surgery.”

Simon Shelley, Head of Industry News, ITN Productions

Changing Perceptions, a partnership between ASPS and ITN Productions that will delve deeper into the issues affecting the industry and bring them to life with a look at innovative ways of ensuring patient safety, the collaboration with other parts of healthcare, the research framing the future of plastic surgery, the stigmas attached to surgery, and the positive ways in which the sector is contributing to people’s lives - particularly after a serious accident or life threatening illness.