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The Silicone Breast Implant Turns 50

The procedure that started it all, performed in 1962 This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the day Timmie Jean Lindsey, a mother-of-six from Houston, Texas, became the first recipient of the silicone breast implant. It may be hard to fathom now, with breast augmentation being the second-most popular form of plastic surgery in the …Read More

Celebrity News – Miss Piggy Abused Botox

How not to follow in the felt diva’s footsteps In a recent appearance on Anderson Cooper’s talk show, famed Muppets starlet Miss Piggy spoke with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about her crippling Botox addiction. “I’m 99% Botox,” Miss Piggy revealed to a stunned audience, “but that may be underestimating it.” Miss Piggy went on to disclose …Read More

New Silicone Breast Implant Competitor

More choices available to patients and physicians If you’re in the market for breast augmentation surgery, then good news! The FDA has just approved the California company Sientra to offer a range of silicone gel implants on the market. Last year, breast augmentation was the most in-demand form of plastic surgery for women, clocking in …Read More

Summer Plastic Surgery Suggestions

Some procedures that could help you look your best in a swimsuit Punxsutawney Phil may have foreseen another six weeks of winter, but Summer is closing in nonetheless. Summer plastic surgery will soon be here, as people across the country set upon clinics to get this lifted, or that tucked, all to feel confident strutting …Read More

The Dangers of Non-Certified Plastic Surgeons

Tips to keep you safe from unqualified practitioners Stories about illegal cosmetic procedures perpetrated by the likes of Padge ‘Black Madam’ Windslowe and Oneal Ron Morris that cause permanent physical damage or even death can make cosmetic surgery seem unsafe to the uninformed. The truth is that certified practitioners pride themselves on professionalism and high …Read More

New Breast Implant Monitoring Technology a Possibility

Ultrasound System Might Save Time and Money New ultrasound technology could make monitoring implants easier Monitoring your breast implants can be costly and inconvenient, but that may all change with the advent of new monitoring procedures that could make the process far more efficient. The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, partially funded by the American Society for …Read More

Figures Looking Good for Plastic Surgery

13.8 Million Procedures in 2011 The economy is on a slow-but-steady rise, and consumer confidence starting to return. As a result, cosmetic procedures have enjoyed their second year of growth in a row. According to a report issued by the American Plastic Surgery Society, surgeons across the country performed 13.8 million procedures in 2011. This …Read More

The Changing Healthcare Landscape: The Surgeon’s View from the Patient’s Bedside

This blog is supposed to discuss issues that the young plastic surgeon may face and how PRS applies to our lives. That said, it will sound cliché to say that I looked at the calendar and realized that January was half over, but it is true. The past six weeks have been a whirlwind, where …Read More

New Technique in Breast Reconstruction Yields Positive Outcomes

Surgeons test a combination technique of fat grafting and implant-based reconstruction A new study of breast reconstruction after radiation therapy has shown promising results. The technique combines implant based reconstruction with fat grafting. For women who have have undergone radiation therapy for breast cancer, the new technique may provide an alternative for breast reconstruction. “Fat …Read More

Giuliana Rancic Shares her Story of Breast Cancer and Reconstruction

E! Television host Giuliana Rancic was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and shared her story on TODAY. Because a lumpectomy failed to remove the cancer, she decided to move forward with a double mastectomy. When faced with the decision to undergo mastectomy, she had to gather information first. “We talked to as many experts as …Read More

Relationships and Compliance

By Anu Bajaj This post originally appeared on PRSonally Speaking, the official blog of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. I read with interest the editorial summarizing the compliance summit. At the end of the article, the authors’ state that most plastic surgeons in private practice don’t quite …Read More

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