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Cosmetic or esthetic surgery is used to alter a person's appearance for a 'more desirable look' or for functional reasons such as breast reduction to reduce neck and back pain. Reconstructive plastic surgery is used to repair damaged tissue after illness



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Penn physician pioneers new reconstructive surgery for female genital mutilation

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There is new hope for the hundreds of millions of women worldwide who have been subjected to genital mutilation.



Older women may not be offered breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A national study from England indicates that older women are often not offered immediate breast reconstruction following a mastectomy, even though guidelines state that surgeons should discuss...



Body dysmorphic disorder may be under-diagnosed in patients seeking cosmetic procedures

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Plastic surgeons and other cosmetic professionals are familiar with the challenges posed by patients with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) seeking cosmetic procedures, reports a survey study in...



Aesthetic nurses to take stand on Botox being administered by beauticians

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

An emergency motion condemning the injection of Botox and dermal fillers by non-health professionals, such as beauty therapists and hairdressers, is to be proposed at this year's 6th National...



Advances in reconstruction of congenital deformities of the ear

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Ear reconstruction for microtia, or underdeveloped ears, remains a clinical challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons.



Round or 'shaped' breast implants? Even plastic surgeons can't tell the difference

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Looking at before-and-after photos, plastic surgeons and nurses can't tell whether breast augmentation surgery was done using conventional round implants or newer anatomically shaped implants...



Is patient satisfaction relevant? Plastic surgeons call for better rating tools

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patient satisfaction has become an important quality measure in the US healthcare system.



What's the best way to match the implant to the breast? Evidence on implant size selection systems reviewed

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How should plastic surgeons choose the best implant type and size for women undergoing breast augmentation surgery?



Older and younger women benefit equally from breast reconstruction after mastectomy

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The most comprehensive study of its kind to date found that older women enjoy the same benefits from breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer as younger women without a...



Anticellulite Creams: Are They Worth Your Money?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The idea of being able to reduce cellulite with an over-the-counter cream is an attractive one, but do they work? Find out about them and other treatments.



Medical tattooing improves perception of scar/graft appearance, quality of life

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Medical tattooing, also known as dermatography, is routinely used by plastic surgeons for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy.



Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article.



Stretch Mark Removal: Treatments and Home Remedies

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Stretch marks are a common problem affecting men and women of nearly all ages and skin types. Learn about the treatments and home remedies for them here.



Should I Worry About Seroma?

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 06:00:00 PDT

A seroma is a buildup of fluid where tissue has been removed, often occurring as after surgery or an injury. Learn about them and their treatment here.



The next frontier in facial plastic, reconstructive surgery

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Is regenerative medicine the next frontier in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery?Matthew Q. Miller, M.D.



Airbags, Seat Belts Associated with Reduced Likelihood of Facial Fractures

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Nearly 11 percent of patients examined at trauma centers following motor vehicle collisions had at least one facial fracture, and airbags and seat belts were associated with reduced likelihood of...



Full-incision facelift superior to short-scar in neck region, study in multiples shows

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Novel research on identical twins and triplets indicates 'turkey wattle' comes back in those who undergo short-incision technique.



Phallic reconstruction shows promise for achieving functional sexual organ

Sat, 07 May 2016 09:00:00 PDT

Procedure for Constructing a Penis Shows Benefit in Trans Men and Survivors of Penile Trauma.



Staging system to explain complexity, manage expectations in revision rhinoplasty

Thu, 05 May 2016 08:00:00 PDT

Can a staging system - much like one used to classify cancerous tumors - help facial plastic surgery patients understand the complexity of their revision rhinoplasty and help to manage their...



Good long-term quality of life after 'DIEP flap' breast reconstruction

Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For women who have undergone mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction using the abdominal "DIEP flap" provides good long-term quality of life (QOL)--similar to that of women without breast...



'Machine learning' may contribute to new advances in plastic surgery

Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

With an ever-increasing volume of electronic data being collected by the healthcare system, researchers are exploring the use of machine learning--a subfield of artificial intelligence--to improve...



Facial grading systems for patients with facial paralysis

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:00:00 PDT

When patients have facial paralysis, many rehabilitation specialists and facial reanimation surgeons use the time-tested Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (FGS) to measure and look for changes in...



Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about body dysmorphic disorder, an under-recognized psychiatric disorder characterized by excessive preoccupation with a minor or imagined physical defect.



UTSW surgeons develop innovative technique for reconstructing breast after mastectomy

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:00:00 PDT

UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons have developed a new breast reconstruction technique that combines advantages of two different types of microsurgical procedures using abdominal and...



Study examines patients' willingness to pay to fix facial deformities

Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How much would you be willing to pay to fix a facial defect? A new study published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery examined that question.