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Brazilian butt lifts: Getting the look for less may cost you

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Friday, December 2, 2022

There's a dark side to the wildly popular Brazilian butt lift procedure – most notably, the rush of unregulated, pop-up facilities staffed with unqualified doctors or injectors, which can lead to devastating and often irreversible outcomes.


Woman survives disfiguring accident, now inspires others

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Onyinye Udebuani survived a car accident in 2018 that severely disfigured her face, changing not only her looks but the course of her life. She was a passenger in the collision that killed three others.


Plastic surgery transforms a young burn victim

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, November 18, 2022

Shamira Reeves was a toddler in Africa when her tiny torso and arms were burned by boiling water that her stepmother poured on her, webbing her arms to her body and crippling her.


Five reasons you maybe shouldn't get plastic surgery – at least not yet

Madison Freeman | ASPS Staff Monday, November 14, 2022

The basics for who is a good candidate for plastic surgery may be old news. Characteristics like being a nonsmoker, committing to leading a healthy lifestyle post-surgery and having a stable weight are tried and true features for people wanting to get plastic surgery.


A veteran continues to give back after plastic surgery restores her breasts

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, November 11, 2022

Dr. Rosie Ann Riley led a busy life in 2020 – the veteran had served her country in the Marine Corps and was a community volunteer. Illness was the last thing she expected to contend with, so she was angry when a mammogram a few weeks before Christmas revealed she had stage one breast cancer.


Plastic surgeons reconstruct NFL star Alex Smith's leg and dreams

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, November 4, 2022

NFL star Alex Smith's life changed in a matter of seconds in 2018. One moment the quarterback was running toward the 40-yard line, and the next he was steamrolled to the ground by the opposing team's J.J. Watt and Kareem Jackson. The tackle shattered the bones in Smith's lower leg – and potentially his dream of ever playing football again.


Plastic surgeons want to use nerve regeneration to make prosthetic limbs move

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Plastic surgeon Paul Cederna, MD, has always been interested in solving some of the most challenging issues in reconstructive surgery. He co-leads the Neuromuscular Lab at the University of Michigan, which focuses on developing futuristic technology that uses an amputee's nerves to control a prosthetic limb.


Photographer turns camera on herself to normalize breast cancer bodies

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, October 28, 2022

Boudoir photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum was on top of the world at age 41. She was well-known within the world of portrait photography, had a large social media following and had given a TEDx talk about boudoir photography, encouraging women to be shamelessly feminine.


The importance of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day educates women about post-cancer breast reconstruction options. Celebrated this year on October 19, BRA Day features parades and community events in more than a dozen states throughout the nation.


The importance of getting your breast implants exchanged... from someone who has gotten it done

Carin Silkaitis | Freelance Writer Friday, October 14, 2022

Freelance writer Carin Silkaitis shares her experience getting her breast implants exchanged 10 years after her initial breast reconstruction procedure.


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