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Rise Up: Stories of Reconstructive Triumph

A compelling new video series from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

When she was a toddler, Emma survived a severe scalding injury. Doctors didn't know if she would be able to walk, but with the help of her plastic surgeon, her burns didn't define her. See how she went on to compete in multiple sports and reach her ambitious career goals.

Rise Up: Stories of Reconstructive Triumph is a new video series produced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This compelling series highlights the incredible journeys of both patient and physician who both endured lives of resilience and courage, leading them to a critical juncture in both receiving the skilled care from their physician and conversely serving their patient in a time of critical need.

Join us as we delve into the lives of these remarkable humans who have not only endured their own personal challenges but have also used their experiences to uplift and support others. Each episode explores the emotional and physical hurdles faced, unwavering determination and the profound impact reconstructive surgery had on the lives of patient and physician.

Rise Up offers a unique perspective on the power of plastic surgery and its ability to restore both physical form, function and emotional wellbeing. Through these captivating stories, viewers will gain insight into the life-changing effects of these procedures and witness the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit.

Patient Stories

Scalding survivor shows others her resilient spirit

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Wednesday, May 1, 2024

When she was a toddler, Emma survived a severe scalding injury. Doctors didn't know if she would be able to walk, but with the help of her plastic surgeon, her burns didn't define her. See how she went on to compete in multiple sports and reach her ambitious career goals.


Cancer survivor becomes an innovator to help others heal

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Thursday, February 29, 2024

Four-time cancer survivor Cinde Dolphin's struggle to heal sparked an idea. Learn how she designed an innovative solution to help patients heal and discover the impact it had on women in Africa. Dolphin shows us how cancer can test your mettle but also create new opportunities.


Actress uses humor to conquer cancer's horror... twice

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Friday, January 26, 2024

Consummate performer Aniela McGuinness kept her spirits high through breast cancer and reconstructive surgery. Her second cancer diagnosis proved even more challenging. Guided by the compassionate care of ASPS Member Surgeon Shashi Kusuma, MD, she kept her infectious sense of humor.


Plastic surgery helps traffic accident victim regain self-confidence

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Monday, December 11, 2023

Skateboarding enthusiast Brittany Castaneda had to both physically and mentally heal after a drunk driver ran her over while crossing the street. Plastic surgeon Ariel Ourian, MD, transformed both her injuries and self-confidence with reconstructive surgery.


A soldier wins the hardest battle with an invisible enemy

Niccole Caan | ASPS Staff Friday, November 17, 2023

Chronic pain was the biggest battle for soldier Sam Schaefer after he sustained an injury to his left foot during a training exercise. Schaefer was shuffled between doctors and specialists for a decade with no relief and few answers until he met John Felder, MD, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.


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