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Is your plastic surgeon board certified? That's the first of many questions to ask

Jonathan Kaplan, MD | San Francisco, CA Friday, April 21, 2017

Patient education forums often recommend checking your doctor's board certification prior to the consultation. If you notice, this question is typically recommended for patients seeking out doctors for cosmetic services.


SculpSure: A new option in nonsurgical fat reduction

Henry Wilson, MD | Lynchburg, VA Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Dr. Henry Wilson, member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, explains how SculpSure is offering patients a new minimally-invasive form of fat reduction.


Do I need to change my breast implants every 10 years?

Jonathan Kaplan, MD | San Francisco, CA Friday, April 07, 2017

Patients that are researching breast augmentation have likely read that breast implants need to be replaced every 10 years, but is this fact or fiction?


Slimming bown for bikini season

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Even with diet and exercise sometimes you need an extra boost to melt away stubborn fat. If that is the case, visit with your board-certified plastic surgeon for the best surgical or nonsurgical body contouring options.


Understanding female genital plastic surgery procedures

Heather Furnas, MD | Santa Rosa, CA Thursday, March 30, 2017

The number of labiaplasty procedures done in the U.S. jumped 400% between 2011 and 2015. One of the biggest reasons for that growth may be that people are finally talking and writing about female genital plastic surgery.


Mommy Makeover: What it is and isn't

Michael Burgdorf, MD | Nashville, TN Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A "mommy makeover" combines several plastic surgery procedures to restore a woman's body after childbirth.


How a tummy tuck can get you ready for summer

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Friday, March 24, 2017

Now that it is almost spring and the weather is getting warmer, many people are starting to consider plastic surgery so that they have time to recover and look great for the beach season in the summer.


What you need to know about the nose: A guide to surgical rhinoplasty

Rod Rohrich, MD, FACS | Dallas, TX Tuesday, March 21, 2017

You have lived with it your entire life, you see it every time you look in the mirror, and now you have finally reached the point of doing something about it, so what do you need to know about the nose? Surgical rhinoplasty is one of many options available within the realm of plastic surgery that can completely renovate your face and impact your overall beauty.


New plastic surgery statistics and breast reconstruction trends

Daniel Liu, MD | Zion, IL Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have observed steady annual growth in breast reconstruction over the years with 39% increase in procedural volume since 2000 and 3% increase since 2015.


The importance of choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon

Victor J. Hassid, MD, FACS | Houston, TX Friday, March 10, 2017

Selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your plastic surgery procedure is an important step in safely achieving your optimal surgical outcome.


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