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The nonsurgical nose job: An in-depth examination of liquid rhinoplasty

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Thursday, April 11, 2024

Many patients are familiar with the idea of the traditional rhinoplasty, but not as many may be acquainted with a recently popular alternative – the liquid rhinoplasty.

National Mature Women's Day: What are the best nonsurgical procedures for mature skin?

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Tuesday, April 9, 2024

There are a lot of misconceptions about aging. Beauty companies use buzzwords like "mature" to describe aging skin and complexions. It is true that our skin changes as we age but "mature skin" is not technically a medical term. So, what does "mature" mean?

Why some plastic surgeons are now offering weight loss medications

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Monday, April 1, 2024

You might raise an eyebrow at the thought of your plastic surgeon prescribing semaglutide weight loss medications like Ozempic, especially if they're one of the go-to experts for liposuction in your area. It does sound a bit counterintuitive at first. Yet, when you look closer, the picture becomes clearer.

Perk up for spring: Why breast lifts are getting bigger than implants

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Thursday, March 28, 2024

Spring is the perfect time to perk up! No, we're not talking about spring cleaning. We are talking about breast lifts. Breast lifts are on the rise and slowly getting bigger than implants.

Achieving gender parity: Women's role in plastic surgery

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Most plastic surgeons are men, but more women are entering the specialty each year. In 2024, women comprised only 19 percent of membership in the United States for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), but gender parity is coming to plastic surgery.

Why are men mad about liposuction?

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Thursday, March 21, 2024

There's a new kind of madness gripping men this March, and it has nothing to do with sports. Liposuction is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic trends among men. Recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show liposuction was one of the top procedures for men in 2022, with nearly 19,275 males undergoing the procedure.

All about the lips: An insider overview of lip augmentation procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Monday, March 18, 2024

For those unhappy with the shape of their lips or their fullness, lip augmentation is a great option to help them achieve the look they are after. From traditional fillers to surgical implants and everything in between, there are many methods and means of lip augmentation to help anyone craft their dream lips.

Balancing act: Parenthood and professionalism for women in plastic surgery

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Friday, March 15, 2024

Managing careers and families has always been a delicate balancing act for women. They are often told they can have it all, but the reality of working in a demanding specialty and the demands of being a working parent is challenging. Women plastic surgeons, however, agree that while it can certainly be difficult – it's not impossible.

Spring forward? How about turning back time with injectables?

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Thursday, March 14, 2024

Board-certified plastic surgeons have plenty of tools to help revitalize your face and help wipe away the appearance of time. Injectables are one of the most potent nonsurgical tools that can help rewind the clock and give you a more youthful and radiant appearance.

The prevalence of TikTok and its impact on plastic surgery procedures

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Monday, March 11, 2024

Once seen as a platform for teens to post dance videos or showcase a daily outfit, TikTok has quickly become a leading source of information – and misinformation – for individuals around the world who are interested in learning more about plastic surgery.

Finding the best plastic surgeon for you

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, March 8, 2024

Searching for the best plastic surgeon is like dating. You're looking for that special someone who gets you, shares your vision and will help you become your best self. It's a mix of excitement, nerves and high hopes as you sift through plastic surgeon websites, reviews and before and after photos, seeking a connection that feels just right.

Revitalize and refresh: Skin resurfacing techniques as a tool for facial rejuvenation

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Wednesday, March 6, 2024

One option that isn't often considered in the journey to facial rejuvenation is skin resurfacing. This group of procedures involves a variety of methods to gently and effectively rework the appearance of the skin's surface, providing amazing results with minimal downtime.

Sizing up: Discover your options for breast implants

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Monday, March 4, 2024

There is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to breast augmentation. As technology changes, so do surgical techniques and breast implant materials, giving women today more options than ever before. From silicone to saline, smooth to textured, how do you know which implant type is right for you?

Can you trust before and after photos?

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, March 1, 2024

Scrolling through plastic surgery before and after photos, you may have marveled at the transformative results and wondered if they're too good to be true. You're not alone. While some images accurately show the outcomes of a procedure, others can leave you thinking there's more to the picture than meets the eye.

Cancer survivor becomes an innovator to help others heal

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Thursday, February 29, 2024

Four-time cancer survivor Cinde Dolphin's struggle to heal sparked an idea. Watch how she designed an innovative solution to help patients heal and discover the impact it had on women in Africa. Dolphin shows us how cancer can test your mettle but also create new opportunities.

Hollow cheeks: A focus on buccal fat removal

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, February 27, 2024

When considering recent plastic surgery trends, a lesser-known procedure might come to mind – buccal fat removal.  This decades-old procedure that involves reshaping the face through the removal of fat found in the cheeks has recently seen a boom in demand.

It's all in the eyes: The rejuvenating impact of blepharoplasty

Alia Willson | Freelance Writer Wednesday, February 21, 2024

There are ways to rejuvenate your eyes and the surrounding area, especially if you have sagging eyelid skin or bags under your eyes. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can help revamp the area around your eyes, giving them the sparkle in the spotlight they deserve.

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.

A comprehensive guide to body sculpting techniques: CoolSculpting, liposuction and more

Ariel Frankeny | Freelance Writer Tuesday, January 16, 2024

For so many of us who are chasing that dream physique, it can be a daunting and near-impossible challenge to make any headway toward our goals. It's easy to feel stuck and plateau in your weight loss journey, especially when you're following a healthy diet and exercising regularly.

Plastic surgery in the age of telemedicine: Challenges and opportunities

Kayla Peterson | Freelance Writer Monday, January 8, 2024

The integration of telemedicine into plastic surgery marks a significant paradigm shift in how healthcare is delivered. Adding this approach to communication has transformed the traditional methods of patient consultations, follow-ups and overall patient interaction.

Here's what you need to know about capsular contracture

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Thursday, January 4, 2024

Potential risks and complications of breast implants need to be considered if you have had a breast augmentation or are contemplating one. After all, as safe as they are, implants are not free of the potential for a complication known as capsular contracture. It's a term that can be both confusing and concerning.

Rhinoplasty for young adults: Trends, considerations and timing for milestone celebrations

Kayla Peterson | Freelance Writer Tuesday, January 2, 2024

In recent years, a significant trend has emerged among young adults, particularly girls, who are opting for rhinoplasty as a significant gift for milestone celebrations like sweet sixteens, bat mitzvahs and high school graduations.

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