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2012

How we determined patients still look younger five years after facelift surgery

Barry M. Jones, MD | London, England Monday, December 17, 2012

One of the questions people enquiring about facelift surgery will ask most frequently is "How long will it last?" Surprisingly, there is very little in the scientific literature to enable doctors to give an honest and straightforward answer so they tend to pluck a number out of the air.


It's winter time, be kind to your skin

David Reath, MD | Knoxville, TN Wednesday, November 28, 2012

As winter is upon us, you have probably noticed that you skin is getting dryer. This is common and we see changes in our skin throughout the seasons of the year. And, your skin will require different care and treatment depending upon the season of the year. So what should you be doing differently? Glad you asked.


Gifting cosmetic surgery: A delicate balance

Earl Campbell, MD | Calgary, AB Friday, November 23, 2012

With the holidays approaching, many are wondering if gifting a cosmetic procedure is appropriate. Personally, I discourage this practice as it tends to trivialize a potentially invasive intervention. However, if gifting a cosmetic procedure is on your holiday to-do list, here are some things to consider.


Large breasts causing back pain? Breast reduction surgery offers relief

Bethanne Snodgrass, MD | Sylvania, OH Friday, November 09, 2012

One of the most commonly requested and most predictably successful plastic surgery procedures is female breast reduction. Many women suffer from symptoms caused by the weight of their breasts. Unfortunately, nonsurgical treatments often provide little or no relief.


The Vampire Facelift: Not really a facelift and no vampires involved

Richard Baxter, MD | Mountlake Terrace, WA Wednesday, October 31, 2012

With popular interest in vampires seeming to survive beyond a natural lifespan, it was probably inevitable that someone would find a way to capitalize on the term in plastic surgery. But the "vampire facelift" isn’t really a facelift, and the only connection to vampires is the fact that it involves use of a product made from your own blood.


The importance of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Anureet Bajaj, MD | Oklahoma City, OK Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Breast reconstruction may not be the right option for every woman, but for many, it is a life-changing procedure. The mission of BRA Day is to "develop and advance an internationally recognized day that promotes awareness and access to post-cancer breast reconstruction surgery."


How to reduce fat without diet, exercise or surgery

Anthony Youn, MD | Troy, MI Tuesday, September 18, 2012

We all want to lose fat. But not all of us want to go under the knife to do it. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, last year 204,702 Americans underwent liposuction, making it the third most common cosmetic surgery performed. This is in stark contrast to 2000, when 354,015 Americans had liposuction, making it the most popular cosmetic surgery of that year.


Gynecomastia, abnormally enlarged male breasts, becoming less of a taboo topic

Mordcai Blau, MD | White Plains, NY Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Gynecomastia is a condition characterized by abnormally enlarged male breasts. There are multiple origins of the disorder. Some of them are congenital and some are acquired. One of the most common causes of gynecomastia is related to the endocrine system, and caused by excess female hormones.


Summer's not over yet! Protecting your skin from the sun

Daniel Kaufman, MD, FACS | Brooklyn, NY Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sun safety includes multiple modalities of sun protection, as well as close follow-up with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for skin health maintenance and early cancer detection. Many simple and easy methods must be employed to make your life sun-safe.


How plastic surgeons got their name

Gary Culbertson, MD, FACS | Sumter, SC Thursday, August 16, 2012

The term Plastic Surgery comes from the Greek word plastike (teckhne) or the art of modeling or sculpting. The profession dates back to approximately 800 BC in India where forehead flaps were utilized to reconstruct amputated noses.


Confessions of a plastic surgeon: I've had a little work done

Anureet Bajaj, MD | Oklahoma City, OK Friday, August 03, 2012

When people find out that I'm a plastic surgeon, they always ask, "So, have you had anything done?" And of course, by "anything," they mean plastic surgery. I usually tell them that I've had "lots" done - how else do I look so young?


Remember the three P's of plastic surgery

Jennifer Walden, MD | Austin, Texas Thursday, July 26, 2012

It used to be that one would go to a salon simply to get one's hair and nails done, but these days salons offer all kinds of beauty treatments including cosmetic injectables and even more invasive procedures. The prices can be very cheap, but the results can be catastrophic.


Reconstructive options after partial mastectomy

Melissa Crosby, MD | Houston, TX Friday, July 20, 2012

Understanding your reconstructive options when you are considering or have had a partial mastectomy (or lumpectomy) is important. Partial mastectomy and lumpectomy are considered "breast-sparing surgery" or "breast conservation surgery" because there is an attempt to save as much healthy breast tissue as possible while removing the breast cancer.


Top five plastic surgery myths

Roy Kim, MD | San Francisco, CA Friday, July 13, 2012

Many myths surround the seemingly glamorous world of plastic surgery. But in fact, plastic surgery is a lot like every other medical specialty, with highly-trained physicians providing everything from reconstructive hand surgery to burn scar revisions. Here are the top five plastic surgery myths according to ASPS member Dr. Roy Kim.


Cosmetic results are impacted by reconstructive training

Hatem Abou-Sayed, MD, MBA, FACS | Boca Raton, FL Monday, July 02, 2012

We are fond of saying that to become a great cosmetic surgeon, one must first be a great reconstructive surgeon. This is for several reasons.


Becoming a plastic surgeon

Hatem Abou-Sayed, MD, MBA, FACS | Boca Raton, FL Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Even the most gifted plastic surgeon does not always produce a perfect, "home run" result, but it is a hallmark of a good plastic surgeon that he/she will always aim to do so, and will ethically manage complications and disappointments to the best of his/her skill set.


Why a plastic surgeon?

Hatem Abou-Sayed, MD, MBA, FACS | Boca Raton, FL Monday, June 18, 2012

Every so often, a patient walks into my office, referred by her dermatologist for a new skin lesion after I have previously removed one to her satisfaction, and I discover the patient has, in the interim, gone to see someone else for a cosmetic surgery procedure.


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