Plastic Surgeons Outline Liposuction Principles for Patient Safety and Good Outcomes
Following some key principles, plastic surgeons can achieve consistently excellent cosmetic results with a low risk of complications for patients undergoing liposuction, according to a special topic paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Ethical Debate on Face Transplantation Has Evolved Over Time
Once viewed as an "outlandish morally objectionable" concept with science-fiction overtones, face transplantation is now accepted as a "feasible and necessary treatment" for severely disfigured patients.
Re-examination of JFK Assassination Medical Data Reviews Single Shooter Versus Conspiracy Theories
Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the medical and scientific evidence may support the possibility of the "single shooter, three bullet theory" of the event. Yet new insights into the old medical data simultaneously suggest there may have been multiple shooters, according to a special article by Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Lasers Deemed Highly Effective Treatment for Excessive Scars
Current laser therapy approaches are effective for treating excessive scars resulting from abnormal wound healing, concludes a special topic paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Face It: Twins Who Smoke Look Older, Says Study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Twins who smoke show more premature facial aging, compared to their non-smoking identical twins, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Rise of Medical Tourism Shows Impact on Cosmetic Surgery Market
Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that—and the trend is having an impact on the market for cosmetic plastic surgery, according to an article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
'Gravity Theory' May Explain Male Pattern Baldness
The effects of gravity may explain the apparently paradoxical effects of testosterone in male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia (AGA), according to a special topic paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Marks Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day With Team Approach
Angelina Jolie’s treatment puts needed focus on every woman's right to a team.
Women 'Very Satisfied' With Buttock Augmentation, ASPS Study Finds
According to a new study, women who have buttock augmentation, using their own fat, report being highly satisfied with the procedure.
Nose Reshaping Patients Often Groom Eyebrows to Compensate for Nasal Deviations -- a No, No, Says ASPS Study
New research shows that it may not be a good idea for you to tweeze or wax those eyebrows right before having nose reshaping.
Women More Sexually Satisfied After Breast Augmentation
According to a new study, women experience a significant boost in both arousal and sexual satisfaction following breast augmentation surgery.
ASPS Names Pennsylvania Physician, Robert Murphy, MD, New President
Robert X. Murphy, Jr., MD, assistant chief medical officer at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and professor of surgery at Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, was today named president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons and foremost authority on cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Murphy took office at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the Society’s annual scientific meeting, in San Diego and will serve for one year.
The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Michigan Physician, Kevin Chung, MD New President
Kevin C. Chung, MD, the Charles B. G. De Nancrede professor of surgery, plastic surgery and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Michigan, was today named president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF).
Plastic Surgery Patients of Courage to Be Honored in San Diego
Carson Tinker, Molly Bloom and Emily Keefner will be honored by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as reconstructive patients who have demonstrated resilience and commitment to their communities.
Breastfeeding Does Not Cause Sagging Breasts in Augmentation Patients, ASPS Study Finds
A new study being presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Oct. 11-15, in San Diego, found that breastfeeding does not worsen or cause breasts to sag in women with breast implants.
Percentage of Body Fat Better Indicator of Obesity, Predictor of Surgical Complications, ASPS Study Finds
Percentage of body fat may be a better indicator of obesity, and predictor of potential postoperative surgical complications, than the traditionally used body mass index (BMI), according to a new ASPS study.
Breast Reconstruction Patients Undergo Cosmetic Surgery to Further Improve Body Image, ASPS Study Finds
Breast cancer patients may choose to have cosmetic procedures in a quest to further improve their overall body image following breast reconstruction, according to a new ASPS study.
Measuring Facial Landmarks Leads to Better Donor-Recipient Matching in Facial Transplant Surgery, ASPS Study Finds
According to a new study, measuring five specific facial landmarks, prior to face transplant surgery, can better predict suitable donors and provide better outcomes.
Singer Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway to Benefit Children With Physical Deformities
Sheryl Crow will perform a private, charitable concert for children with physical deformities on the USS Midway in San Diego on Friday, Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m.
ASPS Welcomes MTF as Gold Supporter of Plastic Surgery The Meeting
Plastic Surgery The Meeting, hosted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), welcomes MTF, the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, as a Gold supporter.
ASPS Spotlights Aesthetic Surgery at 82nd Annual Meeting
The nation’s leading plastic surgeons will convene at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), October 11-15, 2013 in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center. With an anticipated attendance of more than 4,500, the meeting will feature the latest research, procedures and technologies in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. The ASPS is the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons.
Body Contouring Improves Long-Term Weight Control after Gastric Bypass
Body contouring surgery to remove excess skin improves long-term weight control in patients after gastric bypass surgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
High Blood Sugar Levels Linked to Increased Wound Complications after Surgery
A new study released today shows that among patients undergoing surgery for chronic wounds related to diabetes, the risk of wound-related complications is affected by how well the patient's blood sugar levels are controlled before surgery. These findings appear in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Plastic Surgery The Meeting Welcomes Strathspey Crown as Platinum Supporter
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is pleased to welcome Strathspey Crown as a Platinum Supporter of the 82nd annual scientific conference, Plastic Surgery The Meeting, taking place October 11-15 in San Diego.
Examination of Hospital Readmissions after Plastic Surgery Aims to Cut Costs, Enhance Patient Care
The results highlight specific types of plastic and reconstructive surgical procedures associated with an increased risk of rehospitalization. Although obesity and anemia are important contributors, the "critical finding" is the increased readmission risk associated with postoperative complications.
Virtual Surgical Planning Aids in Complex Facial Reconstructions
Virtual surgical planning technologies give surgeons a powerful new tool for their most challenging facial reconstruction cases, reports a paper in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Launches First-of-Its-Kind Customizable Plastic Surgery iPad App
In response to the exponential growth of tablet use, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons launched the ASPS Practice Marketing App today which allows ASPS Member Surgeons to create a custom iPad® App for their plastic surgery practice.
Sientra Signs on as Platinum Supporter of ASPS’s Plastic Surgery The Meeting
In advance of Plastic Surgery The Meeting, October 11-15 in San Diego, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today announced that breast implant manufacturer Sientra is a Platinum Supporter of The Meeting.
Combined Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Offers Best of Both Procedures
A combined technique of liposuction and tummy tuck—designed to reduce surgical trauma—provides excellent patient outcomes with a low complication rate, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Breast Reduction Surgery Found to Improve Physical, Mental Well-Being
Breast reduction surgery produces measurable improvements in several important areas of health and quality of life, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Welcomes LifeCell Corporation as Platinum Supporter of Plastic Surgery The Meeting
In preparation for the 82nd annual premier scientific conference for plastic surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced LifeCell Corporation has signed on as a Platinum Supporter of Plastic Surgery The Meeting.
High Rate of Herbal Supplement Use by Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Patients
Preoperative evaluations before facial cosmetic surgery find that about half of patients are taking herbal and other supplements, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Fat Grafting Techniques for Breast Reconstruction Are Commonly Used by U.S. Plastic Surgeons
Seventy percent of U.S. plastic surgeons have used fat grafting techniques for breast operations, but they are more likely to use it for breast reconstruction rather than cosmetic breast surgery, reports a survey study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Study Looks at Sports-Related Facial Fractures in Kids
Facial fractures are relatively common, and potentially serious, sports-related injuries among children participating in a wide range of sports, according to a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Gene Therapies for Regenerative Surgery Are Getting Closer
Experimental genetic techniques may one day provide plastic and reconstructive surgeons with an invaluable tool—the ability to promote growth of the patient's own tissues for reconstructive surgery. A review of recent progress toward developing effective gene therapies for use in "regenerative surgery" appears in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Weight of Tissue Flaps Affects Complication Risk after Breast Reconstruction
For women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, the weight of the tissue flap used affects the risk of an important complication called fat necrosis, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Supports New Legislation to Ensure Women are Aware of All Breast Cancer Treatment and Insurance Options
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today announced its strong support of the “Breast Cancer Patient Education Act” (S. 931). This bipartisan legislation is being introduced today, coinciding with National Women’s Health Week.
Plastic Surgery Trend Has Women Armed for Spring and Summer
New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed a staggering 4,378 percent in just over the last decade. It is a trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on strong-armed celebrities. In 2000, more than 300 women got upper arm lift procedures. Last year, more than 15,000 did.
Breast Augmentation Patients Report High Satisfaction Rates
Ninety-eight percent of women undergoing breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations, according to a prospective outcome study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Half of U.S. Plastic Surgeons Market Their Practice Via Social Media
Half of U.S. plastic surgeons are using Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms in their professional practice, according to a survey in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Helps Consumers Avoid Bogus Online Reviews with 'Real Patient Ratings'
As more consumers turn toward online ratings and reviews to help make informed decisions regarding cosmetic surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has teamed up with Real Patient Ratings, a practice management service and website dedicated to providing authentic reviews and ratings by real patients. Real Patient Ratings will provide patient satisfaction surveys to help ASPS Member Surgeons take better care of their patients, while generating online ratings and reviews to help consumers find highly qualified plastic surgeons.
Gynecomastia Has Psychological Impact on Adolescent Boys
Persistent breast enlargement (gynecomastia) negatively affects self-esteem and other areas of mental and emotional health in adolescent males, reports the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
'Sharps' Injuries Have Major Health and Cost Impact for Surgeons
Injuries caused by needles and other sharp instruments are a major occupational hazard for surgeons—with high costs related to the risk of contracting serious infectious diseases, according to a special article in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Strathspey Crown Announce a Strategic Partnershp That Benefits Plastic Surgery Practices
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty group in the world, the Society‘s wholly-owned subsidiary, Plastic Surgery Practice Solutions, Inc. (PSPS), and Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, a lifestyle healthcare growth equity firm, today announced they have signed a strategic partnership agreement designed to assist plastic surgeons.
ASPS to Host First-of-Its-Kind Regenerative Medicine Summit
More than 125 plastic surgeons, physicians, industry and scientific experts will convene at the ASPS Regenerative Medicine Summit, March 14-17, 2013, in Miami, to discuss the current and future clinical impact of this area of medicine on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
Secondary Facelift Achieves Good Results, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Performed an average of a decade after initial facelift surgery, a "secondary" facelift can achieve similarly lasting results with a low complication rate, according to a paper in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Round or 'Shaped,' Implants Yield Good Results in Breast Reconstruction
For women undergoing breast reconstruction using implants, most patient-reported outcomes are similar with two different shapes of silicone gel-filled implants, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
14.6 Million Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2012
As economic indicators such as auto, retail, and home sales saw gains in 2012 – so too did plastic surgery. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. In addition, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.
Many Women Have Long-Term Weight Loss after 'Tummy Tuck,' Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Undergoing abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") may lead to significant and lasting weight loss for many patients—especially those who were overweight or obese before surgery, reports a pilot study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Provides New Option for Autologous Breast Reconstruction
In Selected Patients, Good Results with Reconstruction Using Patient's Own Tissues
Plastic Surgeons Build Relationships as Health Club Members Build Muscle
Zoom will produce ASPS-branded videos to be played on its extensive health club television network seen in nearly 3,000 health clubs across the US and Canada.
More Women Undergoing Breast Reconstruction Immediately after Mastectomy
Implants Now Most Common Approach to Reconstruction, Study Finds
Combined Breast Lift and Augmentation Is Safe, Suggests Study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
No Increase in Complications with Simultaneous Versus Staged Procedures