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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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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.



3-D printing could one day help fix damaged cartilage in knees, noses and ears

Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Athletes, the elderly and others who suffer from injuries and arthritis can lose cartilage and experience a lot of pain.



Ultrasonic surgery reduces pain and swelling after chin surgery

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic "piezosurgery" equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical drills...



Revision rates, patient characteristics in those undergoing septorhinoplasty

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:00:00 PDT

The overall revision rate for septorhinoplasty (a surgical procedure to fix the nose and nasal septum) was low at 3.



Periorbital transplantation may be promising alternative to protect vision in facial transplant candidates

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Transplantation of the periorbital tissues--the area surrounding the eyes--is a "technically feasible" alternative to protect a functioning eye in some patients being considered for facial...



Quality of life not notably better for women choosing double mastectomy

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Although having a double mastectomy has shown little impact on reducing deaths among women with cancer in only one breast, increasing numbers of women are electing to undergo the procedure.



Using streaming online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A small survey American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members found that most of them had used online streaming media (i.e.



Breast reconstruction using abdominal tissue -- Differences in outcome with four different techniques

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In women undergoing breast reconstruction using their own (autologous) tissue, newer "muscle-sparing" abdominal flaps can reduce complications while improving some aspects of quality of life...



3-D analysis and CAD/CAM techniques lead to new advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:00 PDT

While used mainly in craniofacial reconstruction so far, 3D planning and CAD/CAM techniques have the potential for advances in practically every area of plastic and reconstructive surgery...



Researchers use mouse model to study craniofacial disorders

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 04:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the laboratory of Paul Trainor, Ph.D., at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research have developed an effective and reliable technique for studying high-arched palate using a mouse...