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    • What Causes Aging of the Upper Lip? Loss of Volume, Not Just 'Sagging'

      Published Jan 30 2019, 11:58 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Plastic surgeons have long debated the mechanisms aging-related changes in the face: Are they related more to "deflation" or "sagging"? A new study helps settle the debate, showing significant loss of volume in the upper lip in older adults, reports the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Good Results with Autologous Breast Reconstruction after Failed Implant Reconstruction

      Published Jan 30 2019, 11:25 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Implants are usually the first choice for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. But when implant-based reconstruction fails, autologous reconstruction – using the patient's own tissues – is a safe procedure that improves patient outcomes, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • 'Bionic Face' Experiments Could Lead to New Treatment Approach for Facial Paralysis

      Published Jan 03 2019, 09:34 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      An implantable neuroprosthetic device may one day provide a new approach to restoring more natural facial movement in patients with one-sided facial paralysis (hemifacial palsy), suggests a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Botulinum Toxin Reduces Chronic Migraine Attacks, Compared to Placebo

      Published Jan 03 2019, 09:26 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      A growing body of evidence supports the effectiveness of botulinum toxin injections in reducing the frequency of chronic migraine headaches, concludes an updated review and analysis in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Age Alone Doesn't Increase Complications of Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction in Older Women

      Published Nov 29 2018, 10:00 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Breast reconstruction using a "free flap" from the patient's abdomen is a safe procedure with a high success rate in older women opting for reconstruction after mastectomy, reports a study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Functional Nasal Surgery Relieves Chronic Headache for Some Patients

      Published Nov 29 2018, 09:46 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Nasal surgery to relieve obstructed breathing can reduce or eliminate chronic headaches in selected patients, reports a paper in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • High Patient Satisfaction Rates after 'Adam's Apple' Reduction Surgery

      Published Nov 07 2018, 04:16 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Cosmetic surgery to reduce the masculine appearance of the "Adam's apple" has a high patient satisfaction rate, according to a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • CRISPR Gene Editing Will Find Applications in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Published Oct 30 2018, 11:44 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      The CRISPR genome editing technique promises to be a "transformative leap" in genetic engineering and therapy, affecting almost every area of medicine. That includes plastic surgery, with potential advances ranging from prevention of craniofacial malformations, to therapeutic skin grafts, to new types of rejection-free transplants, according to a paper in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Facial Asymmetry Increases with Age

      Published Oct 30 2018, 11:30 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Asymmetry between the two sides of the face increases steadily with aging – a finding with important implications for facial rejuvenation and reconstructive procedures, reports a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Multimodal Analgesia for Breast Surgery – Combinations of Pain Medications Reduce the Need for Opioids

      Published Oct 23 2018, 03:43 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      In women undergoing outpatient breast surgery, multimodal analgesia techniques – using combinations of medications to control surgical pain – can lead to lower pain scores and less need for opioid pain medications, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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