2012

Journal Report Finds Patients Still Look Younger Five Years After Facelift Surgery
More than five years after facelift surgery, three-fourths of patients still look younger than they did before surgery, according to a long-term follow-up study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Stress and Medical Factors Affect Female Hair Loss, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
The risk of hair loss in women is affected by genetics, but also by a wide range of health and lifestyle factors—notably factors related to high stress levels, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
'Reverse Liposuction' Allows Plastic Surgeons to Replace Breast Implants with Fat
A "reverse liposuction" approach—replacing breast implants with the patient's own fat cells—provides a new alternative for women undergoing removal of implants used for breast augmentation, according to a report in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
ASPS Mourns Passing of Transplant Pioneer, Nobel Winner, and Renowned Plastic Surgeon Joseph Murray, MD
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced today it is saddened by the passing of one of its leaders and visionaries in the field Joseph Murray, MD.
ASPS Cautions Plastic Surgery Patients to Approach Holiday Medical Tourism with Vigilance
The busiest travel season of the year is approaching, with many people headed to tropical locales, but plastic surgery patients need to know who is performing their surgery before traveling abroad. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) cautions that while inexpensive vacation packages that include cosmetic surgery may sound appealing, it may be difficult to assess the training and credentials of surgeons outside the United States.
Body Contouring Brings Lasting Improvement in Quality of Life after Weight-Loss Surgery
Follow-up Shows Life Is Better after Surgery to Remove Excess Skin after Massive Weight Loss, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Has Higher Failure Rate in Obese Patients
Especially in Severe Obesity, Free-Flap Reconstruction Should Be Considered, Suggests Study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Closes Loop on Breast Cancer During First BRA Day USA, October 17
Board-certified plastic surgeons, singer-songwriter Jewel and supporters across the country will united on Oct. 17 to educate women about breast reconstruction.
New Survey: Women Want to SEE Breast Reconstruction Results Before Cancer Surgery
A new survey released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows 89 percent of women want to see what breast reconstruction surgery results would look like before undergoing treatment for breast cancer,* prompting the world’s largest group of board-certified plastic surgeons to launch a landmark show-and-tell event as part of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, October 17, 2012 in New Orleans.
Plastic Surgeons Work to Maximize Patient Safety in the Operating Room
'Ample Opportunities' to Prevent Adverse Events, Says Review in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Changes Found in Fat Genes May Allow Plastic Surgeons to Combat Aging on a Molecular Level
According to a new study by ASPS, plastic surgeons have identified specific molecular changes in genome structure that occur in fat that may serve as critical markers for tissue aging.
Attention-Grabbing Eyebrows May Have More to Do with Projection Than Shape, ASPS Study Reveals
According to a new study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the projection of your eyebrows can positively impact how others perceive your facial attractiveness.
Lip Shortening Surgery Often Overlooked in Facial Rejuvenation, ASPS Study Reveals
A new study suggests lip shortening surgery should be offered to patients, especially women, as a facial rejuvenation procedure.
Fat Injections May Provide Less Invasive Option for Nose Reshaping, ASPS Study Finds
Fat grafting to the nose alone, or in combination with more traditional techniques, can lead to aesthetic improvement while providing a less invasive option to reshape the nose with minimal to no surgery, according to a new study.
Face Transplant Recipients Regain Near Normal Functioning Within One Year
After face transplantation, regaining the ability to chew food, smile or even feel a gentle breeze across the face is possible within a year after surgery, reveals a new study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Texas Physician New President
The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), a leader in plastic surgery research, has named Charles N. Verheyden, MD, PhD, as its new president. Dr. Verheyden, a professor of plastic surgery at Texas A&M University Medical School.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Names California Physician New President
Gregory R.D. Evans, MD, FACS, chief of the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute at the University of California in Irvine, today was named president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) at Plastic Surgery The Meeting in New Orleans.
Singer-Songwriter Jewel Supports Breast Reconstruction Awareness with Benefit Concert During Plastic Surgery The Meeting
Singer-songwriter Jewel will take to the stage for a charitable concert in support of breast reconstruction awareness on Monday, October 29, 9:30 p.m., at the New Orleans Theater at the Convention Center.
Plastic Surgery Patients of Courage to Be Honored in New Orleans
ASPS will honor five breast reconstruction patients as part of its annual Patients of Courage program in New Orleans.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Hosts 81st Annual Scientific Meeting
The most cutting-edge research, initiatives, techniques and technologies will be presented at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Following Radiation Has High Patient Satisfaction Rate Despite Complications
Breast cancer patients who have received radiation therapy after mastectomy have more problems related to the use of implants for breast reconstruction, according to a review in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Obesity Epidemic Means Bariatric Surgery Rates Continue to Rise
With rising rates of morbid obesity, the number of bariatric surgery procedures is likely to increase as well, reports a paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
LifeCell Corporation, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Partner to Raise Breast Reconstruction Awareness, Close Loop on Breast Cancer
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced their partnership with LifeCell Corporation in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA.
Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Unite to Increase Breast Reconstruction Awareness, Education and Access
To combat research showing 7 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer are not informed of their breast reconstruction options , the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced their partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, October 17, 2012.
Everyday Health, American Society of Plastic Surgeons Partner to Educate Women about Breast Reconstruction Options, Post-Mastectomy
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced their partnership with digital health and wellness leader Everyday Health in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, October 17, 2012.
Plastic Surgeons Present New Classification of Fat Grafting Techniques
'Not All Fat Grafting Is the Same'—Different Techniques for Different Uses
Motivation for Revision Rhinoplasty Similar to that of Reconstructive Patients
Ninety-Seven Percent of Patients Satisfied With Revision, Reports Paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sientra Joins the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Support of First National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA
Sientra has partnered with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation to close the loop on breast cancer.
Fat Cells Don’t Return to Treated or Untreated Areas After Liposuction
New research reveals liposuction lives up to its promise. According to a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), fat cells neither return to treated areas nor get redistributed to untreated areas of the body after liposuction.
New York Breast Reconstruction Alliance Joins American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Recording Artist Jewel to Close Loop on Breast Cancer
New York Breast Reconstruction Alliance (nyBRA) has joined ASPS and The PSF in support of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA.
ASPS Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Empower Women with Breast Cancer to Better Understand Their Care Choices
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today announced its strong support of H.R. 5937, the “Breast Cancer Patient Education Act.” This bi-partisan legislation was introduced June 8, 2012 in the House of Representatives by Reps. Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Donna Christensen, M.D. (D-VI), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), James Moran (D-VA), Hansen Clarke (D-MI), John Lewis (D-GA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Charles Rangel (D-NY), and Michael Honda (D-CA).
Men at Higher Risk of Wound Complications after Body Contouring Surgery
Certain types of wound complications are more frequent in men undergoing body contouring after weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, compared to women, suggests a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Most Women Satisfied with Breast Reduction Cosmetic Results
Following breast reduction surgery, women generally rate the appearance of their breasts as "good" to "very good"—but plastic surgeons are more critical of the cosmetic results, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Center for Restorative Breast Surgery Joins ASPS, Jewel to Raise Breast Reconstruction Awareness
New Orleans Breast Center sponsors Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA to raise awareness about reconstruction options post mastectomy
Breast Augmentation Improves Quality of Life
Women undergoing breast augmentation surgery report substantial improvement in several key areas of quality of life, reports a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Award-Winning Recording Artist Jewel Named Spokesperson for the First Annual National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on October 17, 2012
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons launches National BRA Day to promote education, raise funds for research and improve access to women eligible for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction
Chin Surgery Skyrockets Among Women and Men in All Age Groups
New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that chin augmentation is the fastest growing plastic surgery trend among all major demographics -- a phenomenon which appears, in part, to be sparked by increased usage of video chat technology, an aging baby boomer population and a desire for success in the workplace.
Texting Promotes Recovery after Breast Reconstruction
For women undergoing breast reconstruction after mastectomy, text messaging between the patient and surgeon leads to improvements in some key postoperative outcomes, according to a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Fat-Derived Stem Cells Show Promise for Regenerative Medicine
But Reviewers Urge Caution in Development and Clinical Use of Adipose Stem Cells
Acellular Dermal Matrix Provides Good Outcomes in Breast Reconstruction
Tissue 'Lattice' Safely Provides Good Reconstruction Outcomes after Mastectomy
American Society of Plastic Surgeons Earns Top ACCME Accreditation Honor
Society receives “Accreditation with Commendation” from the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
Fat Transfer Provides Alternative to Breast Implants
After Brava® Pre-Expansion, Patients' Own Fat Can Be Used to Increase Breast Size
Hospital and Patient Characteristics Affect Breast Reconstruction Methods
Rate of Microsurgical Reconstructions Remains Low, Nationwide Study Finds
Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Complication Rate Higher with Radiation Therapy
Despite complications, most post-radiation breast reconstructions are successful
Liposuction and Tummy Tuck Improve Quality of Life, Reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Study is first of its kind to assess patient-reported outcomes of procedures to reduce abdominal fat
13.8 Million Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures Performed in 2011
The plastic surgery market continues to show significant growth – two years in a row. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 13.8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures (both surgical and minimally-invasive) were performed in the United States in 2011, up 5 percent since 2010. In addition, 5.5 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 5 percent.
New York Times article: Ear Doctors Performing Facelifts? It Happens
Non-Specialists Expand Into Lucrative Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
'Needle' Procedure Doesn't Match Results of More Extensive Surgery for Hand Contractures
For disabling hand contractures caused by Dupuytren's disease, patients prefer a percutaneous needle fasciotomy procedure despite the higher contracture recurrence rate when compared to conventional surgery.
Technique Provides New Option for Breast Reconstruction after Radiation Therapy
For breast cancer patients who have undergone radiation therapy, a new technique consisting of fat injection followed by implant placement may provide a much-needed alternative for breast reconstruction
Rhinoplasty in Indian Americans Requires Unique Considerations
Plastic Surgeons Should Be Aware of Cultural, Aesthetic and Surgical Differences
Migraine Surgery Slow to Catch on Among Plastic Surgeons
Surgery Helps When Other Treatments Don't—But So Far, Few Surgeons Are Performing It