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.
The Brazilian butt lift – a plastic surgery procedure in which fat is liposuctioned from the abdomen or another fleshy part of the body and injected to enlarge and shape the buttocks – is everywhere.
When it comes to procedures like Brazilian butt lifts that have been dragged in the media for the dangers and risks, it’s essential to do your research and know what you are going into prior to having the surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Freelance writer Carin Silkaitis shares her experience getting her breast implants exchanged 10 years after her initial breast reconstruction procedure.
The COVID-19 pandemic helped keep liposuction at the top of the plastic surgery procedure list for another year. And according to the Inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report, patients sought liposuction more than any other plastic surgery procedure in 2021-22.
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.
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.
It's hard to imagine what it would be like to go from being a 19-year-old college football player who could do practically anything he wanted physically, to being unable to move. This became Marc Buoniconti's harsh reality after he collided with another player, dislocated his neck and sustained a spinal cord injury.
In the world of plastic surgery, TikTok is bringing to light trends new and old and is helping to shape the conversation by providing influencers, patients and physicians alike the opportunity to discuss popular aesthetic procedures.
In 2020, rhinoplasty toppled the long-standing breast augmentation as the most common cosmetic plastic surgery in the United States, according to the annual statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
When Blake Haxton reached his senior year of high school, the rowing season had just started when he noticed soreness in his lower right leg. The next morning was an ordinary Monday, but the pain in his leg was anything but.
There's no shortage of curiosity or debate surrounding the Brazilian butt lift. This buzzworthy procedure, which transfers fat from one area of the body into the butt and hips for a more shapely hourglass silhouette, continues to shed its formerly infamous reputation.
Fractional CO2 laser therapy is a promising treatment for patients with burn scars. This noninvasive procedure uses laser energy to break down scar tissue, revealing softer and smoother skin beneath.
Liposuction is often believed to be a minor procedure, especially when compared to other popular plastic surgeries, but the fact is that liposuction is much more serious than a "lunchtime procedure," regardless of how small the area being treated is.
Today's young patients have benefited from innovations in craniofacial surgery that began in the late 1960s. Advances in three-dimensional imaging, for example, have helped plastic surgeons like Jesse Goldstein, MD, see how to improve the shape and function of a pediatric patient's head and face.
One in eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives, and when they are, it helps to have choices for breast reconstruction after cancerous tissue removal. Thanks to innovations in surgery, women now have more options than ever when it comes to post-cancer breast reconstruction.
Although more than one million men had some sort of plastic surgery procedure done in 2020, you oftentimes don't hear that spoken about publicly, whether that be on social media or even in smaller circles of friends or family.
Plastic surgery has advanced considerably since its origins as a treatment for injured soldiers. From rudimentary surgeries during World War I, it has now grown to full limb transplants for troops who have lost their arms, restoring function and giving them a chance at living a more normal life.
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.
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.
When it comes to any plastic surgery procedure, is important to understand what to expect when recovering from surgery. The first month after a breast augmentation can be overwhelming, but you can prepare for a smoother recovery by knowing what to expect.
When it comes to recovering from any type of procedure, it's easy to talk the talk. But unless you've been there and done that, there's truly no way anyone could know what they can reasonably expect, and that can be scary for patients seeking a surgical procedure.
Visible changes in the neck area tend to appear rather abruptly. One day, everything is fine, your jawline is taut and defined, and the next, something just looks... off.
Eyelid surgery has continuously clocked in as a top-five mainstay of the most popular procedures in the country. In 2020, it was the second most performed procedure, according to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, trailing slightly behind rhinoplasties.
While the pandemic was a rough time for many, it certainly didn't negatively impact the popularity of cosmetic procedures and surgeons are anticipating patient requests will shift slightly as they start to set their eyes on a summer vacation or a beach weekend.
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.
There are several effective options for skin tightening that can be done in tandem with liposuction or at a subsequent appointment.
A daddy do-over is the male equivalent of a mommy makeover. It's basically a combination of procedures aimed at getting rid of the 'dad bod.'
A Brazilian butt lift is an augmentation of the buttock region using a patient's own fat tissue. Fat removed from others areas of the body is injected into the hips and buttocks to improve shape and projection.
Cellulite can be, quite literally, an annoying pain in the butt. However, there are a few treatments and devices designed to alleviate cellulite.
Although a tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, may sound like a cute, breezy procedure to reconcile a bit of ab flab, it is a complex, multi-step plastic surgery procedure that addresses a stubborn, flabby pooch around and below the belly button.
If you're unhappy with your nose and are considering a permanent way to change the size, shape or appearance of it, you're far from alone.
If you've ever stayed up until the early hours of the morning – be it drinking with friends at your favorite bar or finishing up a presentation for work the next day – you're likely familiar with the unwelcome sight of bags under your eyes.
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