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Making plastic surgery a more welcoming and diverse specialty

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Multiple studies have shown that diversity among healthcare teams leads to improved patient care, compliance and satisfaction – particularly among patients of color.


This kiss, this kiss: Exploring the love story patients have with lip fillers

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Wednesday, February 14, 2024

When it comes to smooching, it's no secret that Americans are having a love affair with lip fillers. More than one million people got the procedure last year, according to the 2022 ASPS Procedural Statistics Release. However, does perfecting your pout impact your pucker power?


Sculpting the future: Introducing high-definition liposculpture

Kayla Peterson | Freelance Writer Friday, February 9, 2024

In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of plastic surgery, the introduction of new techniques and approaches marks significant milestones that reshape the landscape of aesthetic medicine. A groundbreaking technique known as high-definition liposculpture is now available in the United States.


New year, new hair: A brief exploration of hair restoration techniques

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Thursday, February 8, 2024

A relatively new option in the world of plastic surgery, hair restoration is a unique group of procedures developed to permanently restore hair in areas of loss. This field is quickly growing in popularity and boasts one of the highest patient satisfaction rates.


Road to wellness: Patients with higher BMI can benefit from liposuction coupled with a healthy lifestyle

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Liposuction can benefit people of all shapes and sizes, including those with a high body mass index (BMI), but it's not a quick fix for losing weight. Yes, liposuction removes fat, but not enough for significant weight loss. Why? Because there's a limit to how much a surgeon can safely remove at once.


There's more than one type of tummy tuck

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Are you considering a tummy tuck? You're not alone. Tummy tucks were among the top five plastic surgery procedures performed in 2022. Women and men are getting this popular procedure to tighten their abdominal muscles and remove stretch marks, extra skin and fat, plus reshape their waistlines.


Actress uses humor to conquer cancer's horror... twice

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Friday, January 26, 2024

Consummate performer Aniela McGuinness kept her spirits high through breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. Her second cancer diagnosis proved even more challenging. Guided by the compassionate care of ASPS Member Surgeon Shashi Kusuma, MD, she kept her infectious sense of humor.


Worried about surgery scars? Here are some tips

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Thursday, January 25, 2024

A scar is a necessary part of many plastic surgery procedures, including breast lifts, arm lifts, tummy tucks and more. Yet, there are steps you can take to ensure your scar heals well and doesn't detract from your enhanced appearance.


Lip service: A deep dive into the world of lip lifts and other lip augmentation procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, January 23, 2024

What is a lip lift, and what does it accomplish? How is it different from lip injections? Which patients should consider this procedure to rejuvenate the appearance of the lips and face?


The future of facial augmentation: A closer look at fat grafting and transfer techniques in facial plastic surgery

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Thursday, January 18, 2024

Facial implants involve skillfully placing a permanent medical device within the face to sculpt and fashion a patient's features. There are many options for those interested in these procedures, from jaw implants to cheek implants – and now there is an alternative that uses your own tissue.


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