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How liposuction can get you ready for beach season

Smita R. Ramanadham, MD | Boston, MA Monday, May 22, 2017

Now that summer is just around the corner, it is not unusual to notice those stubborn areas that have not responded to all of those long, hard months of exercise and following a healthy lifestyle. Liposuction may be a good option for these areas.


Sensory nerve repair at time of DIEP flap breast reconstruction may restore feeling after mastectomy

Minas Chrysopoulo, MD | San Antonio, TX Tuesday, May 16, 2017

For patients undergoing mastectomy for breast cancer treatment, losing feeling is a very common concern. Although much work remains to be done in this area, restoring feeling to the reconstructed breast is showing some promising results.


The latest options for freezing away fat with CoolSculpting

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD | Houston, TX Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Unless you have been vacationing on a deserted island for the last year or two, odds are, you have heard the praises of 'freezing' away your fat with CoolSculpting.


What is giant juvenile fibroadenoma and how is it treated?

John Y.S. Kim, MD | Chicago, IL Friday, May 05, 2017

A rare subtype of fibroadenoma is termed a "giant juvenile fibroadenoma" and these masses can grow larger than 5cm in diameter. Significant presenting asymmetry of the breasts may occur and subsequent removal of these fibroadenomas can result in concomitant deformity.


Fact or fiction? Popular myths and other misconceptions about breast implants debunked

Olivia Hutchinson, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, according to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).


Buttock augmentation with fat grafting – aka the Brazilian butt lift

Jon Ver Halen, MD | Southlake, TX Monday, May 01, 2017

Buttock augmentation with fat grafting—also known as a "Brazilian butt lift"—has increased 26% between 2015 and 2016. During this procedure, a surgeon removes fat from an area where it's not wanted and places it into the buttocks.


Stats show labiaplasty is becoming more popular

Karen Horton, MD, FACS, FRCSC | San Francisco, CA Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Statistics on labiaplasty have been collected since 2015 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The 2016 ASPS statistics report showed that labiaplasty is more popular than ever, with over 12,000 procedures performed by ASPS members last year – a 39% increase.


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?


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