ASPS Participates in the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign
To Promote Healthy Patient/Surgeon Communication, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Announces “Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question” in Participation in the ABIM Foundation’s Choosing Wisely® Campaign
Brazilian Surgeons Review Experience With Soccer-Related Facial Fractures for PRS-GO
Fractures of the nose and other facial bones are a relatively common and potentially serious injury in soccer players, reports a Brazilian study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open.
'Scarless' Flap Provides New Alternative for Breast Reconstruction
An innovative "scarless" flap technique provides a new option for breast reconstruction, with a shorter operative time and lower complication rate compared to a traditional flap design, suggests a report in PRS-GO.
Costs Are Main Barrier to Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery
For patients who have undergone bariatric surgery, high perceived costs are the major barrier to body contouring surgery to remove excess skin folds.
ASPS Delivers Support Letter Signed by 23 Organizations to Capitol Hill For Breast Cancer Patient Education Act
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today delivered a letter signed by 23 organizations in support of H.R. 1984/S. 931, the “Breast Cancer Patient Education Act.”
Fat Grafting Technique Helps Patients With Raynaud's Phenomenon
For patients with Raynaud's phenomenon, injections of the patient's own fat into the hands can reduce pain and other symptoms.
Tattoo Artists Play New Role in Breast Reconstruction
For women undergoing breast reconstruction, professional tattoo artists can achieve "aesthetically superior" results by creating realistic three-dimensional tattoos of the nipple and surrounding areola.
Economic Indicators Affect Market for Aesthetic Procedures
For plastic surgeons, revenue from aesthetic procedures rises and falls with economic trends—with different types of procedures following different categories of economic indicators.
Surgery Brings Relief for Patients With Temporal Migraine Headaches
For patients with migraine headaches associated with a temporal "trigger site," a surgical technique specifically addressing that site provides excellent headache relief.
Quality of Life Improves after Breast Augmentation
Women undergoing breast augmentation surgery report substantial gains in psychosocial and sexual well-being and other aspects of quality of life.
Culture, Anatomy Are Key Factors for Plastic Surgeons Performing 'Asian Rhinoplasty'
Culture as well as anatomy are important factors in the success "Asian Rhinoplasty," according to a new study in PRS GO.
Mathematical Model May Help Assess 'Trade-Offs' in Breast Reconstruction
A mathematical model may provide a valuable new approach to helping women with breast cancer make complex decisions regarding breast reconstruction, according to a study in PRS GO.
Good Breast Reconstruction Outcomes After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy, Reports PRS
"Nipple-sparing" techniques are a safe and effective option for mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Stats Show Growth of Breast Lifts Outpacing Breast Implants 2-to-1
New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries.
Pre-Expansion Technique Allows Successful Mega-Volume Fat Transfer to the Breasts
There's growing interest in using a patient's own fat cells for breast augmentation or reconstruction, but conventional approaches are limited in the amount of fat that can be injected. A new technique of breast "pre-expansion" can greatly increase the volume of fat cells transferred to the breasts, according to a report in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Plastic Surgery Procedures Continue Steady Growth in U.S.
15.1 million cosmetic procedures and 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed were performed in the U.S. in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012.
Agent Orange Linked to Skin Cancer Risk
Vietnam War veterans exposed to the herbicide Agent Orange appear to be at high risk for certain types of skin cancer, suggests a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study adds to previous evidence that risk of non-melanotic invasive skin cancer (NMISC) is increased even four decades after Agent Orange exposure, with at least some exposed veterans having unusually aggressive non-melanoma skin cancers.
Voice May Change after Rhinoplasty
Patients who have undergone plastic surgery to change the appearance of their nose may also notice changes in the sound of their voice, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Cosmetic Outcomes After Breast-Conserving Therapy May Vary by Race
As perceived by both patients and doctors, the cosmetic results after "lumpectomy" for breast cancer differ for African-American versus Caucasian women, suggests a pilot study in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
When Choosing a Plastic Surgeon, Patients Value Experience and Personal Recommendation
What do patients look for when choosing a surgeon to perform their facelift, nose job, or other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure? Surgeon experience and a personal recommendation from a doctor or friend are the most influential factors.
Acellular Dermal Matrix Techniques Successful in Breast Reconstruction Revision Surgery
Breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy increasingly expect excellent cosmetic results after breast reconstruction. A type of biomaterial called "acellular dermal matrix" (ADM) is now helping surgeons when revision surgery is needed after breast reconstruction, according to a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).