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Plastic surgery trends for 2023, according to plastic surgeons

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, January 31, 2023

"People are influenced by influencers. And I think we're seeing the more subtle, understated aesthetic in many celebrities," said ASPS President Gregory Greco, DO, FACS.


How plastic surgery can be part of your New Year's resolution

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Thousands of people plan to shed the pounds they gained during the COVID-19 pandemic and the holiday season, and cap off their weight loss journey with plastic surgery to contour their bodies, augment their breasts or remove excess skin.


Medical tourism: What you need to know about traveling for plastic surgery

Madison Freeman | ASPS Staff Friday, January 13, 2023

If you’ve paid attention at all to plastic surgery in the media, you are probably familiar with the idea of medical tourism. While you may think of medical tourism purely as flying to another country for procedures, that’s just not the case.


Misconceptions in plastic surgery: What are the facts?

Madison Freeman | ASPS Staff Friday, December 30, 2022

In 2020 alone, more than 20 million people received some sort of plastic surgery, according to the 2020 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. As more and more people get plastic surgery, it’s important now more than ever before to get the facts straight.


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.


Patients combine procedures for shorter recovery times and longer-lasting results

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In the Inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report, 80 percent of survey respondents said their patients sought combination procedures for longer-lasting results and shorter recovery times.


How do diet and smoking affect plastic surgery recovery?

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Without following your surgeon's aftercare instructions, you can – at minimum – expect a longer and more uncomfortable road to recovery. And in the worst-case scenarios, serious, irreversible side effects, including necrosis, can occur.


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

Paul Snyder | Managing Editor 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.


Taking a celeb photo to your plastic surgeon is a slippery slope – here's why

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Wednesday, June 22, 2022

It would be easy to think that a person who walks into a plastic surgeon's office with a picture of Kim Kardashian, asking for one of her specific features is the best kind patient – confident, assured and knows exactly what they want. But in reality, those filtered snaps of overexposed celebrities often blur the line between fantasy and reality when it comes to beauty and plastic surgery.


Celebs are more transparent than ever about plastic surgery, but is it always helpful?

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, April 19, 2022

The celebrity plastic surgery have they or haven't they game is tired, and inherently implies some kind of plastic surgery shaming, which we all can agree needs to end.


Nine tips from a plastic surgeon and patient for a smoother recovery

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, December 27, 2021

There's no way around it: Recovery from plastic surgery is uncomfortable at best. Discomfort during the acute recovery phase, meaning the first few days post-op, should be expected, but pain should not be – especially not now, given all the advancements in technology and technique.


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