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ASPS Plastic Surgery News

2017

May

Bullying Linked to Increased Desire for Cosmetic Surgery in Teens

Adolescents who are involved in bullying—victims and perpetrators alike—are more likely to say they would want to undergo cosmetic surgery to be more attractive or fix perceived flaws, reports a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

For Plastic Surgeons, Learning 'Danger Zones' Can Increase Safety When Using Facial Fillers

Dermal fillers have become a popular alternative to surgery for patients who want a younger facial appearance. Learning about some key "danger zones" can help plastic surgeons to enhance the safety and effectiveness of facial filler procedures, according to an expert update in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

April

More than $16 Billion Spent on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans spent more than ever before – $16 billion – on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally-invasive procedures in 2016. The new report also breaks down the national average cost of surgical and minimally-invasive procedures.

March

H. Bruce Williams, MD, past president of ASPS and The PSF, passes at age 87

The Society's first president to serve from outside the United States, H. Bruce Williams, MD, passed away on March 24 at age 87 in the palliative care unit of McGill University Hospital in Montreal.

High Rates of Physical Symptoms among Women Seeking Labiaplasty

Women seeking labiaplasty—surgery to reduce excess vaginal tissue—report a wide range of physical and functional symptoms, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Different Databases, Differing Statistics on Racial Disparities in Immediate Breast Reconstruction after Mastectomy

Three major national databases include varying estimates of racial gaps in the use of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) after mastectomy for breast cancer, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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

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

New Plastic Surgery Statistics Reveal Focus on Face and Fat

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