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ASPS Press Releases

2019

May

Study Proposes New Standards for Safely Performing 'Brazilian Butt Lift'

A new anatomic study highlights critical technical issues to ensure safe performance of the increasingly popular "Brazilian butt lift" – a procedure using the patient's own fat to augment and improve the appearance of the buttocks. The study appears in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

3D-Printed 'Hyperelastic Bone' May Help Generate New Bone for Skull Reconstruction

Defects of the skull and facial bones can pose difficult challenges for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. A synthetic material called hyperelastic bone – readily produced by 3D-printing – could offer a powerful new tool for use in reconstructing skull defects, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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