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Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines

Evidence-Based Guidelines

Clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed recommendations for patient care that describe a basic management strategy—or a range of such strategies.

ASPS Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines follow a rigorous development process that includes a multi-disciplinary workgroup, management of conflicts of interest, and patient input. That process can be viewed here.

Upper Eyelid and Brow Surgery for Field Vision Loss
Coming Soon

The Upper Eyelid and Brow Surgery for Field Vision Loss guideline, a joint effort between ASPS, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) will be available for public comment beginning on August 5, 2019. At that time, you will be able to access a draft of the guideline here.

Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection
Coming Soon

The Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection guideline, a joint effort with ASPS, ASDS, AAD, American College of Mohs Surgery, American Society for Mohs Surgery, The AAO-HNSF, AAFPRS and ASOPRS was available for public comment until January 2, 2019.

Autologous Breast Reconstruction with DIEP or Pedicled TRAM Abdominal Flaps
Published 2017

This evidence-based guideline is based on a systematic review of evidence and specifically addresses the complications and patient satisfaction of patients undergoing breast reconstruction with autologous abdominal flap—specifically, the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap and the pedicled transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap—to treat breast defects associated with the diagnosis or treatment of breast cancer.

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Endorsed by the American College of Radiology and the American Society for Radiation Oncology

Guidelines in Progress

Reduction Mammaplasty Update
2019

Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Resection
2019

Upper Eyelid and Brow Surgery
2019

Archived Evidence-Based Guidelines

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

Practice Parameters

Practice Parameters provide guidance or direction for the diagnosis, management and treatment of specific clinical problems. They are strategies for patient management, developed to assist physicians in clinical decision making and are based on a thorough evaluation of the scientific literature and relevant clinical experience.

Archived Practice Parameters

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