American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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‘Much more than a surgeon’: Remembering David Genecov, MD, 1963-2022

By Jim Leonardo Monday, November 14, 2022

The plastic surgery world was quick to pay tribute to a beloved colleague and friend, David Genecov, MD, Dallas, age 59, who tragically passed away in a motor vehicle accident on Nov. 12.

Vote now on proposed amendments to ASPS/PSF Bylaws, Code of Ethics

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

ASPS Active and Life Active members are encouraged to vote on proposed amendments to the ASPS and PSF Bylaws relating to the Society's and Foundation's governance structures and a membership category.

Colleagues pay tribute to Howard Gordon, MD

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to Howard Gordon, MD, a pioneer in aesthetic surgery who passed away last week at age 95.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society issue joint advisory on threats of violence against plastic surgeons

Friday, October 14, 2022

Leadership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society have been made aware that some members have been subjected to threats of violence by individuals who object to the types of surgical procedures they perform or the research they conduct and present.

ASPS statement on Breast Implant Associated-Squamous Cell Carcinoma (BIA-SCC)

Thursday, September 8, 2022

On March 8, 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update to its Sept. 8, 2022 safety communication about squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and various lymphomas in the capsule around breast implants.

Gluteal Fat Grafting: A joint safety statement

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Gluteal fat grafting, commonly known as "Brazilian Butt Lift" or BBL, has seen an increase in popularity in recent years. It is well-recognized that this procedure carries significant risk compared to other elective aesthetic surgical procedures and as a result, its increased popularity has resulted in deeply concerning levels of patient harm and mortality.

ASPS innovation partner MTI offers webinar series for start-ups and interested members

Thursday, August 18, 2022

A webinar series by MedTech Innovator (MTI), the largest accelerator of medical devices in the world, offers medical start-ups and interested members an educational resource to help bring ideas to market.

Remembering a pillar of plastic surgery, David Furnas, MD, 1931-2022

By Gabrielle LaBove, MD; Lohrasb R. Sayadi, MD; Jagmeet S. Arora; Leonardo Alaniz; Heather J. Furnas, MD; & Gregory R.D. Evans, MD Wednesday, August 17, 2022

David Furnas, MD, was a giant of plastic surgery who pioneered new frontiers and left a lasting impact on the specialty. He passed away peacefully on Aug. 15 at his home in Orange County, Calif., at the age of 91.

Award highlights the educational importance of "The Innovators"

By Paul Snyder Monday, August 15, 2022

"By Design: Breast Reconstruction," an episode of "The Innovators" series, earned Jeff Madden, the Society's staff media producer, and ASPS its first-ever Telly Award earlier this year. The national Telly Awards honor excellence in video across all screens.

ASPS membership provides discounted registration for Houston breast surgery conference

Thursday, July 28, 2022

The 8th International Breast Surgery Workshop (IBSW) and 4th World Consensus Conference on BIA-ALCL (WCC-BIAALCL) joint meetings to be hosted by MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Texas Medical Center Intercontinental Hotel, and ASPS members are invited to take advantage of a discounted registration fee.

'I'm going back – I need to see if I can help': ASPS member recounts Highland Park horror

By Paul Snyder Thursday, July 7, 2022

At first, ASPS member Loren Schechter, MD, thought kids were setting off fireworks. Then he noticed the tree he was standing under was shaking. Then he smelled the gun powder.

PRS hits Impact Factor record high for fifth time in six years

By Jim Leonardo Friday, July 1, 2022

InCites, a web-based research evaluation benchmarking and analytics tool, released its 2022 Journal Citation Report, revealing that Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery once again bested its Impact Factor from the previous year with an all-time high of 5.169 and was cited 47,800 times in 2021.

FDA recognizes The PSF-supported FACE-Q as a Medical Device Development Tool

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, May 3, 2022

The FDA last week announced that it had accepted the FACE-Q as a qualified Medical Device Development Tool (MDDT) – a decision that not only provides the agency with patient perspective when it comes to evaluating new aesthetic treatments, but also national recognition for an idea that came into being thanks to The PSF's grant funding.

Remembering John Tebbetts, MD

By Steve Byrd, MD Monday, April 18, 2022

Steve Byrd, MD, and fellow ASPS members pay tribute to John Tebbetts, MD, who passed away in March at age 75. Dr. Tebbetts is remembered as a "perfectionist in all things that he pursued."

Vote now on ASPS, PSF Bylaws and ASPS Code of Ethics amendments

Friday, April 1, 2022

Active and Life Active ASPS members are encouraged to vote by May 31 on various amendments to the ASPS and PSF Bylaws and the ASPS Code of Ethics.

Remembering Michael Scheflan, MD, 1945-2022

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Plastic surgeons around the world are mourning the loss of Michael Scheflan, MD, past president of the Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons and a global leader in the specialty. Dr. Scheflan passed away on Feb. 12.

ASPS member is first plastic surgeon to win Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, February 15, 2022

ASPS member L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, made history in January as the first plastic surgeon to win the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award, which recognizes research in musculoskeletal disease or injury with great potential to advance patient care.

Medical start-ups invited to participate in MTI-ASPS plastic surgery track accelerator program

By Paul Snyder Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Plastic surgeons positioned in the early or late (up to C-round funding) commercialization stages of creating a medical device, diagnostic or digital health company have the chance to become one of three Society-sponsored companies that will compete for up to $500,000 in prizes available through the MedTech Innovator ASPS plastic surgery track accelerator program.

ASPS supports lawsuit to stop regulatory overreach in No Surprises Act implementation

Thursday, January 13, 2022

On Jan. 10, ASPS joined seven national medical societies, 16 state medical societies and the Physicians Advocacy Institute in filing an amicus curiae brief supporting the American Medical Association/American Hospital Association’s lawsuit challenging a key aspect of the 2020 federal out-of-network billing reform legislation, also known as the No Surprises Act (NSA).

Remembering ASPS past President Norman Cole, MD, 1936-2021

By Paul Snyder Monday, January 10, 2022

Plastic surgeons are paying tribute to ASPS past President Norman Cole, MD, who passed away on Dec. 29. He was 85.

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