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Beat the "Zoom gloom" and touch up your appearance for the holidays

Michele Shermak, MD | Lutherville, MD Tuesday, December 15, 2020

After months of hiding under a mask, wearing athleisure clothing and maintaining a relatively isolated existence, here is hoping that the holiday time will provide a reason to put on your best face and finally pull some nicer clothing out of the closet!

Healthy hands through the holidays

Loree Kalliainen, MD, FACS | Providence, RI Thursday, December 10, 2020

As wonderful as the holiday season is, rushing to get everything done can lead to hand injuries. A trip to the emergency department will not be a time-saver, and recovery from injuries can be lengthy.

Tips to feel good and look great this holiday season and into the new year

Kelly Sullivan, MD, FACS | Annapolis, MD Friday, December 4, 2020

I think we all agree that 2020 has been a challenging year and many of us are looking forward to a new year. As we head into the holiday season, we have a few tips on how to look and feel your best.

Tips for choosing a facelift surgeon

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, December 1, 2020

A facelift can restore the contours of your face, take years off of your appearance and nicely complement other cosmetic procedures you may be considering.

Five things you need to know about a mommy makeover

Sean Doherty, MD | Brookline, MA Thursday, November 5, 2020

The mommy makeover has become incredibly popular over the last decade as it allows plastic surgeons to address multiple problem areas in a single surgery.

Four tips to prepare for male breast reduction surgery

Eric Chang, MD | Columbia, MD Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Also known as male breast reduction, gynecomastia surgery removes excess fat in the chest as well as problematic glandular tissue.

Why facelifts are growing more popular with younger people

John LeRoy, MD | Atlanta, GA Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Facelifts are commonly seen as a cosmetic procedure only reserved for those 60 and older. However, in recent years, the surgery has gained popularity among younger people.

What are stretch marks and what can you do to get rid of them?

Ashley Amalfi, MD | Rochester, NY Thursday, October 1, 2020

Stretch marks are a type of scar to the skin, sometimes referred to as "straie" by doctors. They are caused by a tear in the dermis, or the deeper layer of our skin, often from abrupt stretching of the tissue.

Are you a good candidate for a mommy makeover?

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In recent years, plastic surgeons have performed more than half a million cosmetic procedures for moms who have made the choice to take back control of their bodies and regain their confidence after having given birth.

What you need to know about breast augmentation revision

Frederic Corbin, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Even with a comprehensive breast augmentation consultation and experienced surgeon, there are many factors that could cause your breast implants to deviate from your original expectations or appearance.

Dr. 90210! returns with cast of female plastic surgeons

Kendra Y. Mims | ASPS Staff Monday, August 24, 2020

A reboot of "Dr. 90210" returns to E! this fall with an all-female plastic surgeon cast in Beverly Hills. The groundbreaking reality show will follow four ASPS members as they perform life-changing procedures while balancing their career, family and personal lives.

What to expect during your rhinoplasty recovery

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Tuesday, August 11, 2020

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasties are the most common plastic surgery procedure for the face.

New Netflix reality series transforming lives through plastic surgery

Kendra Y. Mims | ASPS Staff Friday, August 7, 2020

The new Netflix series "Skin Decision: Before and After" isn't your typical makeover show. It challenges common misconceptions about plastic surgery and shows a side of the specialty that's not often portrayed in the media.

Ten things people can do to maintain their youth

Manish Shah, MD | Denver, CO Wednesday, August 5, 2020

The word "prejuvenation" is new to most people. It basically refers to things we can do for ourselves when we are young to maintain our youth.

How long is the recovery for a breast augmentation?

Christine Blaine, MD | Huntington, NY Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Increasing your breast size with a breast augmentation is a major procedure that requires a lot of pre-surgery prep and post-surgery recovery.

What can you do to help your injectable fillers last longer?

Eric Mariotti, MD | Concord, CA Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Dermal fillers are versatile treatments that can not only temporarily smooth away lines and wrinkles, but also restore lost facial volume and plump and reshape the lips.

Is a liquid facelift right for you?

Anthony Terrasse, MD | Lake Forest, IL Tuesday, July 14, 2020

"Liquid facelift" is the phrase used for a combination of injectable procedures that can address some of the issues associated with aging without going through invasive surgery or recovery.

Finding the right time for a mommy makeover

Frederic Corbin, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A mommy makeover is a procedure for women who are dissatisfied with the physical changes brought about by pregnancy and childbirth.

Plastic surgery safety precautions in the coronavirus era

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Thursday, June 25, 2020

While many have been adjusting their day-to-day lives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, interest in plastic surgery was only temporarily dampened.

Chrissy Teigen removed her breast implants: Five things to know if you consider the procedure

Kendra Y. Mims | ASPS Staff Monday, June 15, 2020

Author, TV host and model Chrissy Teigen posted a comical, cute “Bye Boobies” card from her 4-year-old daughter on Instagram last Thursday to let her followers know her breast implant removal surgery “went perfectly” despite her soreness.

What you do before liposuction really matters

Frank Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The things that you do leading up to your liposuction procedure have the potential to greatly impact your surgery results. So, what is it that you should do before liposuction?

Frequently asked rhinoplasty questions

Shahram Salemy, MD FACS | Seattle, WA Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Rhinoplasty, which is more often referred to as a nose job, is a common procedure that both men and women choose for a variety of reasons, functional and cosmetic.

What is a breast reduction and what are the benefits of this procedure?

Anthony Terrasse, MD | Lake Forest, IL Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A breast reduction offers significant benefits to women desiring smaller, more proportional breasts. There are a number of reasons, both medical and cosmetic, for women to undergo this procedure.

The impact of COVID-19 on gender dysphoria patients

Cristiane Ueno, MD | Tacoma, WA Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Patients with gender dysphoria suffer a significant amount of anxiety and depression, and gender-affirming surgeries performed by plastic surgeons have an effect on bringing those patients back to their right body and improving their mental health and personal lives.

How to maintain injectable results while under quarantine

Josef Hadeed, MD, FACS | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, April 14, 2020

How is it possible to maintain the results of your most recent injectable treatment while being under quarantine?

How laser and radiofrequency treatments rejuvenate your skin

Shain Cuber, MD | San Clemente, CA Friday, March 13, 2020

One of the biggest aesthetic concerns that many people have is how to stop the signs of aging. As a result, one of the best ways to combat signs of aging is to take steps to encourage collagen and elastin within the skin.

How can you get injectables without looking overdone?

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Friday, March 6, 2020

How can you get an injectable without the worry of looking fake, frozen or just plain overdone? Get started by doing your homework and making a plan.

Traditional facelift vs noninvasive facelift

Frederic Corbin, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Tuesday, March 3, 2020

When your face is beginning to show the signs of aging, you may want to consider undergoing a facelift procedure to turn back the hands of time.

What is a breast lift and what are the benefits of this procedure?

Anthony Terrasse, MD | Lake Forest, IL Friday, February 28, 2020

A breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure performed to rejuvenate breasts that have a somewhat saggy or droopy appearance and return them to a more youthful and attractive position.

Patience is important after your mommy makeover

Scot Martin, MD | Las Cruces, NM Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Motherhood is a beautiful experience. Yet, while mothers adore their children, they are often left feeling unhappy with the ways pregnancy and childbirth have changed their bodies.

Want to go bigger or smaller? Maybe you need a breast implant exchange

Sean Doherty, MD | Boston, MA Friday, February 21, 2020

Year after year, breast augmentation surgery ranks as one of the most popular aesthetic procedures in the world.

What is a labiaplasty and what does it involve?

Kimberly Singh, MD | Atlanta, GA Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Even though plastic surgery is very common, very few people have heard about labiaplasty. The labiaplasty procedure aims to decrease the size of the labia minora so that it is flush with the labia majora.

Tackling common tummy tuck myths

Anthony Terrasse, MD | Lake Forest, IL Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tummy tuck surgery is a a cosmetic procedure that helps patients tighten the abdominal muscles and eliminate excess fat and skin from the midsection.

A variety of body contouring options offers customized treatments

Frank Campanile, MD | Denver, CO Friday, January 31, 2020

There are many people out there who feel they could benefit from some sort of body contouring but are confused about which body contouring option would be best for them.

Where will your breast implants be placed?

Lane Smith, MD | Las Vegas, NV Tuesday, January 28, 2020

If you are considering breast augmentation surgery there are many questions you will want to have answered by the plastic surgeon before making your final decision.

What type of tummy tuck is right for you?

Frederic Corbin, MD | Beverly Hills, CA Friday, January 24, 2020

A tummy tuck can be an effective solution when your best efforts have not yielded any results in regards to the appearance of your midsection.

Is weight loss your New Year's resolution? What's next when you lose the weight?

Daniel Kolder, MD | Camarillo, CA Friday, January 17, 2020

Body contouring can help put the finishing touches on your 2020 weight loss goal and keep you motivated.

What kind of scar can you expect after a tummy tuck?

Katerina Gallus, MD | San Diego, CA Friday, January 10, 2020

If you are considering a tummy tuck, it will be important to understand the incision scars that will remain after surgery.

How to decide if you need a breast augmentation or breast lift

Ravi Somayazula, DO | Houston, TX Tuesday, January 7, 2020

If you have considered having cosmetic breast surgery, there is a good chance that you have also wondered if you need a breast augmentation and/or a breast lift.

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