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    • Plastic Surgery Training Has Negative Effects on Reproductive Health

      Published Oct 29 2019, 10:27 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Plastic surgery training takes a toll on childbearing and reproductive health, including negative effects on fertility, complications during pregnancy, and breastfeeding practices, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • New Study in Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Compares Long-Term Patient Outcomes, Including Sexual Well-Being and Satisfaction With Breasts

      Published Oct 29 2019, 10:09 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Women who underwent breast reduction surgery before age 25 continue to report lasting benefits 10 to 30 years following the procedure, according to a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • 'Tummy Tuck' Improves Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Patients

      Published Oct 02 2019, 10:48 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) yields high patient satisfaction and improved quality of life in patients who are overweight or obese – despite a substantial risk of complications, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Insurance Plans Vary in Coverage of Gender-Affirming 'Top' Surgery for Transgender Patients

      Published Oct 02 2019, 10:44 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Insurance companies having variable policies for covering gender-affirming breast/chest "top" surgery in transgender patients, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Study Supports Benefits of Breast Reduction in Teens and Young Women

      Published Aug 29 2019, 02:57 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Breast reduction surgery is a safe and effective procedure for adolescents and young women with pain and other concerns related to excessively large breasts, concludes a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Reconstructive Surgery Trips to Developing Countries Are Cost-Effective and Sustainable

      Published Aug 29 2019, 02:51 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Trips to perform reconstructive surgery procedures in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are cost-effective in terms of reducing the impact of disability on the lives of patients, reports a special topic paper in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Changes to Abdominal Muscles After Pregnancy May Affect 'Tummy Tuck' Results

      Published Aug 15 2019, 10:42 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Especially in women who have had multiple pregnancies, widening and thinning of the abdominal muscles may contribute to problems with the outcomes of abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") surgery, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • High Patient Satisfaction with Telemedicine Visits for Plastic Surgery Follow-Up

      Published Aug 15 2019, 10:38 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Telemedicine programs provide an effective alternative to in-person clinic visits for follow-up evaluation after plastic surgery procedures for patients in rural areas, reports a study in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Opioid Prescribing by Plastic Surgery Residents: Higher Doses in US Compared to Canada

      Published Jul 02 2019, 10:17 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Plastic surgery trainees in the United States prescribe higher doses of opioids than their counterparts in Canada, suggests a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Study Urges Gene Testing Before Breast Reconstruction Using Abdominal Tissue

      Published Jul 02 2019, 10:08 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      For women with breast cancer who opt for breast reconstruction using a tissue flap from the abdomen, gene testing for high-risk mutations should be performed before surgery, concludes a report in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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