American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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2023

How young is too young for plastic surgery?

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Pediatric plastic surgery can repair physical conditions that may impact the quality of life of infants or children, like a cleft palate or a large facial birthmark. But when it comes to elective plastic surgery procedures, how young is too young for plastic surgery?


The importance of compression after plastic surgery

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Monday, September 25, 2023

After undergoing a plastic surgery procedure, it is important to diligently follow all postoperative instructions provided by your plastic surgeon. One of the most critical aspects of those postoperative guidelines? Wearing the proper compression garments.


Balancing motherhood and self-care: The role of mommy makeovers in reconnecting with yourself

Siamak Agha, MD, PhD, FACS | Newport Beach, CA Wednesday, August 30, 2023

The mommy makeover has emerged as a popular solution in the field of plastic surgery, offering mothers the opportunity to regain their confidence, enhance their appearance and prioritize self-care.


What are the benefits of combining breast augmentation and a breast lift?

Lawrence Iteld, MD | Chicago, IL Thursday, August 10, 2023

Breast augmentations and breast lifts are two popular cosmetic surgeries that are often performed together to provide patients with comprehensive breast enhancement results.


When to consider plastic surgery reversal

David L. Kaufman, MD | Folsom, CA Tuesday, July 25, 2023

After a boom in popularity for cosmetic treatments such as eyelid surgery, Brazilian butt lifts and lip fillers in recent years, some plastic surgeons across the country are seeing a rise in the number of requests for plastic surgery 'reversal' procedures.


What are the most common signs of aging around the eyes, and what can be done about it?

Kevin J. Cross, MD | Philadelphia, PA Tuesday, July 11, 2023

There are numerous signs of aging skin around the eyes that are best corrected with a procedure such as blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery.


What questions should you ask your plastic surgeon during the consultation?

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Wednesday, June 7, 2023

The consultation is an opportunity to ask your plastic surgeon questions, and many patients find that the answers to these questions help to inform or refine their goals.


Your guide to a tummy tuck – before, during and after

Jonathan Weiler, MD | Baton Rouge, LA Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Has significant weight loss or pregnancy left you with loose skin or separated abdominal muscles? If you're looking for a way to restore your waistline and your confidence, a tummy tuck could be the solution you've been looking for.


Could the secret to a better plastic surgery recovery be beauty sleep?

Sean T. Doherty, MD | Brookline, MA Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Inadequate sleep can impact not only your appearance but also your physical and mental health. So it only makes sense that quality sleep would be a major component of your plastic surgery recovery. However, sleep isn't always easy after a surgical procedure.


What would disqualify you from getting plastic surgery?

Daniel Y. Maman, MD | New York, NY Thursday, February 16, 2023

While many people are strong candidates for plastic surgery, other individuals desire plastic surgery but are unable to proceed with their desired procedure.


Will breast implants get in the way of exercise?

John Q. Cook, MD | Chicago, IL Monday, February 6, 2023

One thing patients are usually most interested in knowing about when considering implants is when it will be safe for them to exercise again after their breast augmentation procedure.


What does TV plastic surgery get right and wrong?

Michele Manahan, MD | Baltimore, MD Thursday, February 2, 2023

Plastic surgery as featured on television and internet shows – truth or fiction? Good or bad? For years, patients have asked me if I've seen show X, Y or Z featuring the latest plastic surgeon media personality.


What can you do to prepare for a breast augmentation consultation?

Terence M. Myckatyn, MD | St. Louis, MO Monday, January 23, 2023

Thousands of patients every year decide they want a breast augmentation, so they book an appointment – then wonder what happens next when it comes to plastic surgery.


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