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Guiding Principles

Post-Mastectomy Fat Graft/Fat Transfer
Published 2015

Plastic surgeons’ clinical interest in fat graft/fat transfer and fat injection procedures remains high and some applications are becoming increasingly mainstream in plastic surgery practice.

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Supervision of Non-Physician Personnel in Medical Spas and Physician Offices
Published 2011

ASPS recognizes that plastic surgeons may have a distinct role in the growth and development of the medical spa industry, but there are many medico-legal aspects to consider.

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Online Communication for Plastic Surgeons
Published 2010

ASPS recognizes the increasing use of the Internet to enhance practice visibility and educate consumers. Before initiating an online patient relationship, physicians should be aware of the medico-legal aspects.

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Archived Guiding Principles

Archived principles are not accessible to the public, but ASPS members may download and view the documents after entering their ASPS login credentials.