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Cosmetic plastic surgery patients chose needle over knife
Rest and relaxation seem like impossible feats to most Americans trying to balance the demands of family and career. (2006-03-16)
Herbal supplements, a smoking gun in plastic surgery
Natural herbal supplements are supposed to help boost our immune systems, give us more energy and make us generally healthier. (2006-02-13)
Cosmetic surgery procedures to exceed 55 million in 2015, ASPS study predicts
More than 55 million cosmetic surgery procedures will be performed in 2015, predicts a recent study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2008-06-24)
Coalition applauds bill to repeal cosmetic surgery tax
The Coalition to Stop Medical Taxes applauds the introduction of a bill to repeal New Jersey's tax on cosmetic surgery procedures. (2006-02-09)
System lowers breast augmentation re-operation rate by 17 percent
Plastic surgeons can reduce breast implant re-operations in augmentation patients to 3 percent by following a new system of decision and management algorithms, according to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (PRS), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2004-11-10)
He was left with no scars after they reconstructed his face
In an eight-hour operation on an adult patient, Dr. Daniel Borsuk carried out facial reconstruction using virtual surgery and 3-D models, removing a vascularized piece of pelvic bone and reshaping it to adapt it to the rest of the face before transplanting it through the inside of the mouth, with no scars left at all. (2015-11-11)
Body contouring is only for the rich and insured
Only a small percentage of obese patients who have undergone bariatric surgery to help them control their weight follow up this procedure with further plastic surgery to reshape their bodies and remove excess rolls of skin. (2017-06-13)
More than $16 billion spent on cosmetic plastic surgery
A new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveals that Americans spent more than ever before -- $16 billion -- on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2016. (2017-04-12)
New liposuction device speeds recovery, report UT Southwestern plastic surgeons
A new liposuction device that varies the amount of ultrasound used is enabling UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas plastic surgeons to help patients recover with less bruising and discomfort than traditional ultrasound-assisted liposuction. (2001-07-12)
Bullies and their victims more likely to want plastic surgery
11.5 percent of bullying victims have extreme desire to have cosmetic surgery, as well as 3.4 percent of bullies and 8.8 percent of teenagers who both bully and are bullied -- compared with less than 1 percent of those who are unaffected by bullying. (2017-04-27)
ASPS study indicates breast reduction diminishes breast cancer in high-risk women
Women at high risk of developing breast cancer may have an additional preventative alternative to having their breasts removed - breast reduction surgery, according to a study published in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2004-05-29)
Plastic surgeons perform first entire face reconstruction
Hundreds of thousands of people are burned in fires each year with many suffering from facial burns as a result. (2004-10-13)
YouTube is source of misinformation on plastic surgery, Rutgers study finds
In the first study to evaluate YouTube videos on facial plastic surgery procedures, Rutgers University researchers found that most are misleading marketing campaigns posted by non-qualified medical professionals. (2018-08-16)
Got migraines?
Migraine headaches are a drain -- not only on the estimated 30 million Americans who suffer from them, but on the economy, too. (2009-07-31)
The next frontier in facial plastic, reconstructive surgery
Is regenerative medicine the next frontier in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery? (2016-08-11)
Disfigured patients may be forced to forego surgery
Increasing insurance company denials, restrictions on covered procedures and a new tactic of excluding specific procedures may be forcing some adults and children to live with painful medical conditions or disfigurement. (2005-03-16)
Treadmill machines can injure small children, warns researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Add treadmill machines to the list of home exercise equipment that can pose dangers to little fingers. (2001-10-09)
More men undergo plastic surgery as the daddy-do-over trend rises in popularity
Just as women can turn to a suite of procedures, known as the 'Mommy Makeover,' more men are embracing their own set of treatments, the 'Daddy Do-Over,' to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance. (2019-06-12)
Plastic Surgery 2006 spotlights the future of plastic surgery
From new data on psychological and physical benefits, to futurists, economists and plastic surgeons sharing their vision of the future of plastic surgery, the hottest topics, technologies and advances will be presented at Plastic Surgery 2006. (2006-09-06)
ASAPS partners with SAGE in 2010 to publish the Aesthetic Surgery Journal
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has partnered with SAGE to publish the Aesthetic Surgery Journal beginning in 2010. (2009-10-13)
Women taking breast enhancement pills swallow empty promises
Flip through any women's magazine and you are sure to find advertisements hawking pills to enlarge women's breasts. (2004-11-17)
Liposuction shown to be safe under proper conditions
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas have completed the first comprehensive study of the effects of liposuction on different parts of the body during and immediately following the procedure. (2004-09-01)
Personalized 3-D avatars for real life
Until now, 3-D avatars were mainly used as fun objects for diversion and entertainment purposes of the end user. (2011-09-15)
'Fantastic 4' of breast procedures leave women extremely satisfied
Breast augmentation, lift, combination lift/augmentation and reduction achieve high satisfaction rates; enhance self-esteem and quality of life; and 99 percent of women would have their surgery again, according to a first-of-its-kind study to be presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery 2008 conference. (2008-10-08)
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery celebrates 10 years of publication
The November/December 2009 issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the journal's publication and features a special series of articles on the art and science of the specialty. (2008-11-17)
Plastic surgeons countdown first full facial transplantation
Even after news of the first partial facial transplantation performed in France spread around the world, plastic surgeons have continued to research how to make the first full facial transplantation a reality. (2006-03-01)
Men turn to plastic surgeons for a better body image and more confidence at every age
Body confidence is an issue most often talked about among women, but a new report shows an increase in men exploring their options to gain a better body image. (2018-06-13)
Skin flaps deliver cancer-fighting therapy, ASPS study reveals
Using gene therapy, plastic surgeons have delivered cancer fighting proteins through skin flaps placed on cancerous tumors on rats with a 79 percent reduction in tumor volume, according to a study in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2008-05-08)
Selecting appropriate massive weight loss patients for body contouring critical
The importance of pre-operative screening for patients seeking body contouring after massive weight loss will be assessed in three studies presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery 2008 conference. (2008-10-08)
Breast reconstruction advances fix distortions left by lumpectomy
Lumpectomy or breast conservation surgery is the most common type of breast cancer surgery currently performed. (2008-04-23)
Plastic surgery to restore facial defects
Insurance companies may deem reconstructing severe facial deformities in children with mental disabilities as cosmetic surgery and refuse to cover them. (2005-08-02)
First ever data on number of gender confirmation surgeries
For the first time, the world's largest plastic surgery organization is tracking national statistics on gender confirmation surgeries. (2017-05-22)
Consumers and plastic surgeons say economy is cutting into cosmetic procedures
The results of consumer and plastic surgeon polls are being release in conjunction with Plastic Surgery 2008, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at McCormick Place in Chicago Oct. (2008-10-28)
Less common procedures less common than thought
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery announces the results of its 2009 Less Common Cosmetic Procedures consumer survey. (2009-07-29)
The state of the cosmetic surgery industry
Beginning Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, cosmetic surgeons from around the world will converge at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's 25th Anniversary Scientific Meeting to share and learn the latest developments in cosmetic surgery. (2009-01-12)
Study examines factors that may predict if patients will be satisfied with facial plastic surgery
A study of patients undergoing elective facial plastic surgery suggests that older patients and those currently being treated for depression may be more likely to be satisfied with the results of their procedures, whereas overall optimism and pessimism do not appear related to satisfaction with surgical outcomes, according to a report in the May/June issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2010-05-17)
Plastic Surgery 2009 news briefs
Plastic Surgery 2009 news briefs are designed to keep journalists up-to-date on embargoed studies and other news being presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons held Oct. (2009-10-23)
The appearance of your hands can reveal your age, study finds
Want to know a person's real age? Just look at their hands, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). (2006-06-05)
98 percent of elective mastectomy patients would have reconstruction again, says ASPS study
Women who have breast reconstruction after an elective mastectomy are satisfied with their decision, have low complication rates and 98 percent would do it again, reports a study in July's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2008-07-07)
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