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    • Stem Cell Treatments ‘Go Deep’ to Regenerate Sun-Damaged Skin

      Published May 28 2020, 12:11 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      For a while now, some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they’ve been getting good results, it’s been unclear exactly how these treatments – using adult stem cells harvested from the patient’s own body – work to rejuvenate “photoaged” facial skin.

    • New Study Evaluates Facial Feminization Outcomes, Benefits for Transgender Women

      Published May 27 2020, 02:06 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Previous studies have reported improved quality of life and mental health in transgender women undergoing facial feminization surgery (FFS) surgery to provide a more feminine facial appearance. But there is still limited evidence on these and other benefits of facial gender confirmation surgery.

    • What We Learned After 5,000 Non-Surgical Rhinoplasties

      Published Feb 26 2020, 01:43 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      As patients continue to seek non-invasive treatments across the cosmetic spectrum, “liquid rhinoplasty” is emerging as the non-surgical alternative to the traditional nose job. Using dermal fillers to change the appearance of the nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty is gaining in popularity due to its relatively low cost, convenience, and short recovery time.

    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Prevent Breast Implant Complications, Like Capsular Contracture

      Published Feb 26 2020, 12:56 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      For women receiving breast implants during reconstructive or cosmetic breast surgery, scarring around the implant – called capsular contracture – is a common, costly, and painful complication. The anti-inflammatory effects of omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish oil, might help to avoid abnormal capsule formation suggests an experimental study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • New Study Examines the Accuracy of Plastic Surgery Videos on Social Media

      Published Jan 29 2020, 12:12 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      In the era of ‘Dr. Google,’ social media is a tremendous influence on patients interested in cosmetic surgery, and with more than two billion users – representing almost one-third of the internet – YouTube has emerged as an essential platform for reaching people interested in plastic surgery.

    • Express Yourself: Dermal Fillers Restore Youthful Facial Movement, Don’t Just Fill Wrinkles

      Published Jan 29 2020, 10:45 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Used for facial rejuvenation, dermal fillers do more than just fill in wrinkles. According to a new study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), they also restore a more youthful pattern of facial movement and expressiveness.

    • New Study Reports Uplifting Technique for Bald Men's Faces

      Published Dec 26 2019, 02:11 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Whether they choose the look, or genetics chooses it for them, some guys are embracing baldness. However, without a hairline, bald men who desire a facelift have a difficult time hiding their scars, which has always presented a challenge to plastic surgeons.

    • 'Nipple By Number' Device Helps Plastic Surgeons Perform 3D Nipple Tattoos

      Published Dec 26 2019, 02:06 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Three-dimensional tattoos offer a new alternative for creating a natural-looking nipple after breast reconstruction. For most women, accessing this option means finding a tattoo artist with the skill to create these detailed tattoos. Now a new device called Nipple By Number® enables plastic surgeons to perform realistic-looking 3D nipple tattoos as an in-office procedure, reports a paper in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Treating Lipedema With Liposuction May Help Women With 'Painful Fat' Disease

      Published Dec 19 2019, 12:42 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Suppose you're a teen or young woman who starts putting on fat, mainly in your legs. Doctors say you're obese – but no matter how much you diet and exercise, you can't lose the fat. After years of weight gain, pain, and swelling, you're finally diagnosed with lipedema – a common but "enigmatic" disease of the peripheral fat. That's the experience of women with lipedema surveyed in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • 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).

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