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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)

Plastic Surgery 2005 showcases span of plastic surgery
From emerging minimally-invasive options for facial rejuvenation such as trumpet suture facelifts and mesotherapy to treat eye bags, to advances in combat injury management and new data on breast cancer recurrence after mastectomy, the hottest topics and technologies in plastic surgery will be presented at Plastic Surgery 2005, the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons. (2005-08-18)

Migraine surgery offers good long-term outcomes
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Plastic waste disintegrates into nanoparticles, study finds
There is a considerable risk that plastic waste in the environment releases nano-sized particles known as nanoplastics, according to a new study from Lund University. The researchers studied what happened when takeaway coffee cup lids, for example, were subjected to mechanical breakdown, in an effort to mimic the degradation that happens to plastic in the ocean. (2018-12-19)

7 years without a nose
Patients whose nose has been destroyed by a tumor or injury carry a severe psychological and social burden. Aesthetic reconstruction ranges among the most challenging tasks in plastic surgery. Helmut Fischer and Wolfgang Gubisch present the different options for nasal reconstruction surgery in the current issue of Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. (2008-11-07)

Half-million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for Hispanics in 2004 - up 49% from 2000
Hispanics had nearly 553,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2004, an increase of 49 percent from 2000 and a 7 percent increase from 2003, according to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Hispanics led all minority groups in the number of procedures performed, comprising 6 percent of the 9.2 million cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2004, followed by African Americans with 5 percent (461,000 procedures), and Asians with 3 percent (276,000 procedures). (2005-03-16)

Survey finds that cosmetic ear surgery has the youngest age of patients
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's 2008 Procedural Survey, 27.7 percent of otoplasties -- a reshaping of the ear by placing small incisions behind the ear then reshaping or trimming the cartilage to define how and where the ear bends -- are performed on those ages 13-19. Additionally, the survey found that otoplasty has the youngest mean age of both invasive and less invasive cosmetic procedures at 29. (2009-06-10)

Deflated 'pancake' breasts restored after pregnancy, weight loss, aging
Women who desire a mommy-makeover, have had major weight loss, or are unhappy with the toll age has taken on their breasts can breathe easier. An innovative procedure to correct severely deflated, sagging breasts left looking like (2008-10-08)

Are breast cancer patients being kept in the dark?
Despite the increase of breast reconstruction procedures performed in 2008, nearly 70 percent of women who are eligible for the procedure are not informed of the reconstructive options available to them, according to a recently published report. (2009-07-07)

When surgeons listen to their preferred music, their stitches are better and faster
A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that when plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved. The study is currently available in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal. (2015-07-30)

Men are opting to remove spider veins over replacing hair
The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce the results of its 2007 Procedural Data. Findings conclude that sclerotherapy, the standard treatment for spider and varicose veins, is now the number two most performed cosmetic surgical procedure, due in large part to men. Sclerotherapy has seen a 226.3 percent increase in males over the past five years. A drastic comparison to the 3.5 percent increase in females since 2002. (2008-03-14)

Breast reconstruction not as safe for obese patients
Significantly obese women may wish to consider delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy until they achieve a healthier body weight. According to findings presented today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery 2006 conference in San Francisco, women who are significantly obese are at higher risk for complications and have a lower satisfaction rate than do normal and overweight patients. (2006-10-08)

Baby teethers are a novel source of infant exposure to endocrine disruptors
A new study has found that endocrine disrupting chemicals -- which can interfere with the actions of hormones in the body -- are present in some plastic teethers for babies, and the chemicals can leach out of the products. (2015-05-18)

Collaboration between medical specialties benefits patients
Opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation between facial plastic surgeons and ophthalmologists have never been more important or promising, according to an editorial in the November/December issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, a theme issue on orbital and ophthalmic plastic surgery. The December issue of the journal Archives of Ophthalmology is a paired theme issue on the same topic, highlighting the value of multidisciplinary collaboration, writes Robert A. Goldberg, M.D., of the Jules Stein Eye Institute, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles. (2007-11-19)

New plastic surgery statistics reveal trends toward body enhancement
New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows there were nearly a quarter million more cosmetic procedures performed in 2018 than the previous year. According to the ASPS annual plastic surgery statistics report, there were more than 17.7 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2018, a number that has risen steadily over the past five years. (2019-03-11)

Key to Angelina-like cheeks? Add volume to deep fat compartment
Not only are cheeks central to your face -- they are central to the American concept of beauty. A study in June's Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, found that a deep fat compartment located within the cheek is vital to a youthful-looking face. (2008-05-28)

Physicians may be obstacles to breast reconstruction
A new study suggests that only one quarter of general surgeons refer most breast cancer patients for a reconstruction consultation at the time of treatment planning. (2007-03-26)

Billions of plastic items are sickening coral reefs
A new study estimates that 11.1 billion plastic items are lodged along coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific, and that their presence increases the risk of coral disease from 4 to 89 percent, in some cases. (2018-01-25)

Gold nanoparticles enrich everyday products
A new technique for dispersing nanoparticles through polymers opens a world of new properties for diverse products. (2010-05-04)

Massive weight loss fuels surge in plastic surgery
Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows an increase in weight loss surgeries may be having a ripple effect in plastic surgery. In 2013 there were about 500 weight loss surgeries a day and a year later there's been a surge in associated plastic surgeries. Many patients are left with large amounts of sagging skin, and a growing number are turning to plastic surgery for removal. (2015-06-01)

Many plastic surgeons view social media as important tool for promoting their practice
Social media has revolutionized the way in which people and businesses interact, and it is taking on a growing role in the health care industry. A new UCLA study looking at the use of social media among plastic surgeons found that roughly half of these specialists use social media tools. (2013-05-08)

Building a better breast with eye-tracking technology
What makes the female breast attractive? The answer is subjective, of course. But studies using eye-tracking technology are providing a more objective basis for determining which breast areas are most attractive -- which may help to improve the outcomes of surgery, reports the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (2019-12-03)

Does rhinoplasty change perceptions of attractiveness, success, health?
Participants in a web-based survey who viewed pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty rated patients after surgery as more attractive, successful and overall healthier, in an article published by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. (2017-10-19)

Why people put themselves under the knife
In a long-term study, Prof. Dr. J├╝rgen Margraf from the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum investigated the psychological effects of plastic surgery on approximately 550 patients in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Basel. Patients demonstrated more enjoyment of life, satisfaction and self-esteem after their physical appearance had been surgically altered. The results of the world's largest ever study on this issue are reported by the researchers in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. (2013-03-11)

Record number of patients seek laser treatments to take lightyears off their faces
New trends reveal that laser technology is steering the future of the cosmetic surgery industry. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a leader in the cosmetic surgery industry, conducted its annual Procedural Survey and the most notable finding is the shift towards noninvasive laser treatments. (2009-03-24)

New technique for injectable facial fillers improves comfort, recovery
Less pain during injections for wrinkle-fighting facial fillers. Less swelling afterward. Less time in the office waiting for anesthesia to take effect. These and other benefits of a new injection technique that UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons are helping pioneer are outlined in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (2009-10-28)

Plastic Surgery 2009 news briefs
Plastic Surgery 2009 news briefs are designed to keep you up-to-date on embargoed studies and other news being presented at the annual meeting of the ASPS held Oct. 23-27 in Seattle. All briefs are embargoed until the date/time they are presented. (2009-10-27)

Smoking while pregnant causes finger, toe deformities
In the largest study of its kind, plastic surgeons found smoking during pregnancy significantly elevates the risk of having a child with excess, webbed or missing fingers and toes, according to the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In fact, the study found that smoking just half a pack per day increases the risk of having a child born with a toe or a finger defect by 29 percent. (2006-01-05)

Plastic surgeons play pivotal role in war injury research
Members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons will play a pivotal role over the next five years developing groundbreaking therapies to better treat US soldiers critically injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The US Department of Defense has awarded $85 million in grant funding to the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, a multi-institutional network of plastic surgeons and other physicians who specialize in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. (2008-04-17)

Americans pay for unethical medical expert witnesses
With medical liability insurance premiums skyrocketing, the role of a physician expert witness and how they can contribute to increasing malpractice costs is certainly controversial. Expert witnesses are a necessary component of the U.S. legal system. Untruthful testimony, however, can punish good doctors and push the medical community's overall medical liability insurance premiums up, which forces many physicians to modify their practice and pass costs onto their patients, according to a panel held today at the Plastic Surgery 2004 conference in Philadelphia. (2004-10-12)

Researchers use high tech in mold watermark to protect plastic products from piracy
Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have devised a high-tech way to add anticounterfeiting to plastic products as they are created in the molding process. The process could cost less than one percent of the total cost of manufacturing the product. (2008-03-28)

Plastic Surgery 2009 news briefs
Plastic Surgery 2009 news briefs are designed to keep you up-to-date on embargoed studies and other news being presented at the annual meeting of the ASPS held Oct. 23-27 in Seattle. All briefs are embargoed until the date/time they are presented. (2009-10-26)

Fat injections can improve breast reconstruction -- jury's out on augmentation
Injecting fat after breast reconstruction to correct implant wrinkling or dimpling may be safe and effective to improve breast shape, according to a study to be presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery 2008 conference. (2008-10-08)

Over 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been produced and most of it thrown away
More than 9.1 billion tons of plastic have been manufactured since the material was initially mass-produced in the 1950s, according to 'the first global analysis of all mass-produced plastics,' which reports the majority has ended up in landfills or natural settings. (2017-07-19)

Divorce, antidepressants, or weight gain/loss can add years to your face
Your mother's wrinkles -- or lack there of, may not be the best predictor of how you'll age. In fact, a new study claims just the opposite. The study, involving identical twins, suggests that despite genetic make-up, certain environmental factors can add years to a person's perceived age. (2009-02-03)

Men fuel rebound in plastic surgery
Women have always been willing to do what it takes to look good. Now, the latest research from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, shows that more men are now going under the knife. Overall cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in men were up 2 percent in 2010 compared to 2009. The new stats show that many male surgical procedures increased significantly. Facelifts for men rose 14 percent in 2010 while male liposuction increased 7 percent. (2011-03-21)

Is bigger better? Breast surgery linked to boost in self-esteem and sexuality
Although breast augmentation should not be seen as a panacea for feelings of low self-worth or sexual attractiveness, it is important for health-care practitioners to understand the psychological benefits of these procedures, UF researchers say. (2007-03-21)

News briefs from the American Society of Plastic Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the most widely read plastic surgery journal in the world. It provides information on the latest techniques and developments in all areas of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, focusing on innovative surgical advances and new clinical findings. (2008-08-11)

Last-resort lower-body amputation effective in extreme cases of bone infection, 25-year review shows
A landmark, 25-year review of cases in which surgeons had to remove the lower portion of the body from the waist down for severe pelvic bone infections shows the therapy can add years and quality of life to survivors, say researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center. (2009-11-17)

Anesthesia duration not an indicator of adverse outcomes for patients having plastic surgery
The length of time patients spend under anesthesia during outpatient facial plastic surgery procedures does not appear to be linked to their risk of injury or death, according to a study in the January issue of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2006-01-16)

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