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.
Fat grafting is known by many names, most often referred to as fat transfer, it is also analogous to fat injections, and the technology behind this procedure has accelerated at a whiplash pace.
It’s surprising to many, but one of the first places on our body that begins to show signs of aging is our hands. And if you stop and think about it, perhaps that's not unexpected given the daily beatings our hands take it's no wonder why the skin on our hands would break down first.
Historically, the holiday season – Halloween through mid-January – has been the busiest time of year for plastic surgeons, and this year is no different.
Another plastic surgery stigma is biting the dust: More men are getting plastic surgery. And they aren’t being shy about it anymore, either.
When Merry Maddox Rogers was first diagnosed with breast cancer 13 years ago, reconstruction was the last thing on her mind. "I didn't care," she recalls. "I was just thinking, 'get it out, get it out, get it out.'"
In the summertime when the living's easy, it's also easy to brush off that second application of sunscreen, or to not think twice about a peeling sunburn. Yet, these seemingly innocent choices can accumulate into serious trouble for your skin for years to come.
Katie Coco was 31 years old when she decided to undergo gastric bypass surgery. She had been considering the surgery for many years and finally pulled the trigger.
Facial fat is precious: Why your plastic surgeon shouldn't be too aggressive with buccal fat removalGabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Throughout history, women around the world have committed to lengthy, sometimes dangerous practices in an attempt to accentuate their cheekbones – from the ancient facial massage techniques of China to Marlene Dietrich’s rumored removal of her upper molars.
Small or large, round or narrow, side set, teardrop or asymmetrical, breasts come in any number of shapes and sizes. But for those who aren't happy with the breasts they were naturally dealt, breast augmentation has long offered an opportunity to change them.
While lip filler is popular among the young and old alike, it oftentimes falls victim to stereotypes and punchlines, but there's much more to the cosmetic enhancement than just wanting fuller lips.
Let’s face it: cellulite is often considered by doctors – and many women – to be an ongoing nuisance. There are treatments and devices designed to mollify dimpling or uneven texture, but the results are usually subtle and temporary.
Liposuction continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the world. Even during a pandemic year, more than 210,000 liposuction procedures were performed, making it the fourth most popular procedure of 2020, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
For much of modern history, those looking to change the nose they were born with – be it in size, shape or smoothness – had but one option: to undergo a rhinoplasty.
Patients are taking advantage of anesthesia time to address multiple facial concerns in one fell swoop.
Navigating a breast cancer diagnosis can be an all-consuming experience. Whether processing the news, preparing for a mastectomy or going through chemotherapy, the process often takes over every facet of your life, and likely, the last thing on your mind is reconstructive surgery.
As ASPS data over the years illustrates, strong economic climes equal strong plastic surgery practices – while a downturn, such as the recession of 2008 recession, can mean a dip for some practices. New ASPS data outlining the range and rising frequency of gender-affirmation surgery reflects a different kind of societal change.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases first-ever facial, breast/chest and genital data for gender affirmation proceduresKaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Gender affirmation surgery, also commonly referred to as gender confirmation, is complicated – all the way down to what you call it – but the unique complexities of these procedures haven't stopped an increasing number of patients across the United States from seeking the procedure.
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