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2017

March

Scott Spear, MD, past president of ASPS, passes at age 68

ASPS past President and Georgetown University Hospital Department of Plastic Surgery founding Chair Scott Spear, MD, Washington, D.C., died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, March 16, at age 68.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Calls for Congress to Improve American Health Care

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is calling on the United States House of Representatives to do more to improve the current state of health care and conduct a more thorough and deliberative review of legislative options than has played out so far.

New Plastic Surgery Statistics Reveal Focus on Face and Fat

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to ASPS statistics there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2016. The data also shows new cosmetic trends in both facelifts and fat.

February

Nonsurgical Treatment Can Correct Congenital Ear Malformations in Infants

For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear—avoiding the pain and cost of later surgery, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

ASPS President Pens Response to Sen. Sanders' Health-Care Debate Comment Regarding Plastic Surgeons

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