American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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2021

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.


Six of the most common areas that plastic surgeons do fat transfers

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Thursday, December 23, 2021

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.


Everything you need to know about hand rejuvenation

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, December 20, 2021

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.


Five procedures to get now to be ready for the holidays

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Historically, the holiday season – Halloween through mid-January – has been the busiest time of year for plastic surgeons, and this year is no different.


Seven most popular procedures men are booking

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Thursday, November 4, 2021

Another plastic surgery stigma is biting the dust: More men are getting plastic surgery. And they aren’t being shy about it anymore, either.


A breast reconstruction patient recounts the highs and lows of recovery

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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.'"


Seven ways to undo sun damage, discoloration and other sins of summer

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Friday, October 15, 2021

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.


Recovering from body contouring after significant weight loss

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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 removal

Gabby 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.


What to expect after your breast augmentation surgery

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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.


Four reasons a person may want lip filler

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Wednesday, September 8, 2021

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.


New study sheds light on cellulite dimples

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, August 31, 2021

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.


Body contouring's latest frontier: High-definition liposuction

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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.


The centerpiece of the face: Why nonsurgical rhinoplasties are gaining popularity

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Thursday, August 19, 2021

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.


For facelifts, it's all about the add-ons

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Monday, August 16, 2021

Patients are taking advantage of anesthesia time to address multiple facial concerns in one fell swoop.


The importance of having a plastic surgeon on your breast cancer team

Gabby Shacknai | Freelance Writer Thursday, August 5, 2021

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.


Boosted by positive cultural changes, gender affirmation procedures are soaring

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Friday, July 30, 2021

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 procedures

Kaitlin 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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