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2019

September

Vietnam fetes U.S., Aussie plastic surgeons on 50th anniversary of center

At the height of the Vietnam war in 1969, New York plastic surgeon Arthur Barsky Jr., MD, and attorney Thomas Miller organized a medical-relief effort to treat South Vietnamese children who sustained injuries as a result of the fighting in the region.

Social Media Focus: The importance of having patient advocates in plastic surgery

Patient advocates are an increasingly crucial part of spreading evidence-based information – a development that’s helping to effect positive change throughout the field of plastic surgery, and social media channels provide an avenue for the information to reach countless patients quickly.

August

ADM Update: The use of acellular dermal matrices (ADMs)

On March 26, 2019, as part of a meeting of the FDA's General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, the FDA indicated it had never cleared or approved any surgical mesh device – whether synthetic, animal collagen derived or human collagen derived – specifically indicated for use in breast surgery.