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    • 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).

    • Patient Satisfaction with Plastic Surgery – It's the Surgeon, Not the Practice

      Published Aug 31 2018, 10:57 AM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Patient satisfaction after plastic surgery is most affected by surgeon-related factors, such as taking the time to answer questions and including patients in the decision-making process, reports a study in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Implants Made by Computer-Aided Design Provide Good Results in Patients with Rare Chest Muscle Deformity

      Published Jul 31 2018, 03:17 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      For patients with Poland syndrome – a rare congenital condition affecting the chest muscle – computer-aided design (CAD) techniques can be used to create custom-made silicone implants for reconstructive surgery of the chest, reports a paper in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Patients Opt for 3D Simulation for Breast Augmentation – But It Doesn't Improve Outcomes

      Published Jul 31 2018, 02:40 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Three-dimensional image simulation is popular among women planning breast augmentation surgery. But while this evolving technology may enhance communication, it doesn’t improve patient satisfaction with the results of the procedure, reports a paper in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

    • Complication of 'Fat Freezing' Procedure May Be More Common Than Thought

      Published Jun 29 2018, 04:21 PM by Wolters Kluwer Health
      • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

      Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) –a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis – may be more common than previously thought, suggests a paper 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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