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Remembering a true giant of craniofacial surgery: Kenneth Salyer, MD, 1936-2020

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Plastic surgeons around the world are mourning the loss of a giant in craniofacial surgery, Kenneth Salyer, MD, who passed away Monday at age 84.


Remembering ASPS past President James Hoehn, MD, 1938-2020

By Paul Snyder Monday, December 28, 2020

ASPS is mourning the loss of past President James Hoehn, MD, professor emeritus of plastic surgery at Albany Medical College in New York. Dr. Hoehn passed away Thursday at age 82.


Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine may cause swelling, inflammation in those with facial fillers

Sunday, December 27, 2020

The FDA is reporting that people with cosmetic facial fillers could experience localized facial swelling and inflammation after receiving the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19. The reactions have been mild, and physicians say this information should not stop people from getting the vaccine when able.


Remembering ASPS past President Elvin Zook, MD

By Paul Snyder Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Plastic surgeons are mourning the loss of a specialty legend, ASPS past President Elvin Zook, MD, who passed away Tuesday at age 83.


Remembering Melvin Spira, MD, DDS, 1925-2020

By Jim Leonardo & Paul Snyder Thursday, October 8, 2020

A giant in plastic surgery, Melvin Spira, MD, DDS, passed away Oct. 8 in California at age 95.


FDA issues BIA-ALCL update, qualifies BREAST-Q

Monday, August 24, 2020

The FDA issued an update to its breast implant safety webpages on Aug. 20 regarding adverse events reported to the Agency related to breast implants, including Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) and data on medical device reports (MDR) the FDA has received on "Breast Implant Illness."


Remembering internationally renowned plastic surgeon Ian Jackson, MD, 1934-2020

By Paul Snyder Monday, August 3, 2020

Plastic surgeons are mourning the loss of an internationally renowned colleague and a giant in the world of craniofacial surgery, Ian Jackson, MD, who passed away Sunday at age 85.


PRS scores all-time-high Impact Factor, joins 'upper echelon' of journals

By Paul Snyder Thursday, July 16, 2020

In three of the past four years, PRS has broken its own record for its Impact Factor score, but this year's score, 4.209 – the first time the journal has crossed the "4" threshold – is the most significant.


Social Media Focus: Be the star of your own reality TV show: An Instagram TV Guide

By Smita Ramanadham, MD, & Ashley Amalfi, MD Friday, July 10, 2020

Social media is no longer just a place to post photographs of your family or vacations in the way it was 10 years ago.


ASPS joins Surgical Care Coalition in effort to protect patients, members

By Paul Snyder Thursday, June 18, 2020

ASPS on Thursday joined 11 other professional associations that represent more than 150,000 surgeons throughout the country in the formation of the Surgical Care Coalition, a collaborative effort to protect patients, improve their quality of life and ensure timely access to surgical care.


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