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Plastic surgeons want to use nerve regeneration to make prosthetic limbs move

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Plastic surgeon Paul Cederna, MD, has always been interested in solving some of the most challenging issues in reconstructive surgery. He co-leads the Neuromuscular Lab at the University of Michigan, which focuses on developing futuristic technology that uses an amputee's nerves to control a prosthetic limb.


Photographer turns camera on herself to normalize breast cancer bodies

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, October 28, 2022

Boudoir photographer Jennifer Rozenbaum was on top of the world at age 41. She was well-known within the world of portrait photography, had a large social media following and had given a TEDx talk about boudoir photography, encouraging women to be shamelessly feminine.


The importance of Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day educates women about post-cancer breast reconstruction options. Celebrated this year on October 19, BRA Day features parades and community events in more than a dozen states throughout the nation.


The importance of getting your breast implants exchanged... from someone who has gotten it done

Carin Silkaitis | Freelance Writer Friday, October 14, 2022

Freelance writer Carin Silkaitis shares her experience getting her breast implants exchanged 10 years after her initial breast reconstruction procedure.


Liposuction was the most popular post-pandemic plastic surgery procedure

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic helped keep liposuction at the top of the plastic surgery procedure list for another year. And according to the Inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report, patients sought liposuction more than any other plastic surgery procedure in 2021-22.


Patients combine procedures for shorter recovery times and longer-lasting results

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Tuesday, September 27, 2022

In the Inaugural ASPS Insights and Trends Report, 80 percent of survey respondents said their patients sought combination procedures for longer-lasting results and shorter recovery times.


How do diet and smoking affect plastic surgery recovery?

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Without following your surgeon's aftercare instructions, you can – at minimum – expect a longer and more uncomfortable road to recovery. And in the worst-case scenarios, serious, irreversible side effects, including necrosis, can occur.


Plastic surgery helps quadriplegic man continue his life's mission

Daisy Brumby | Freelance Writer Friday, September 9, 2022

It's hard to imagine what it would be like to go from being a 19-year-old college football player who could do practically anything he wanted physically, to being unable to move. This became Marc Buoniconti's harsh reality after he collided with another player, dislocated his neck and sustained a spinal cord injury.


Lip flips may have been trending on TikTok, but is it the right choice for you?

Madison Freeman | ASPS Staff Tuesday, September 6, 2022

In the world of plastic surgery, TikTok is bringing to light trends new and old and is helping to shape the conversation by providing influencers, patients and physicians alike the opportunity to discuss popular aesthetic procedures.


Six things to know before booking a rhinoplasty

Kaitlin Clark | Freelance Writer Tuesday, August 30, 2022

In 2020, rhinoplasty toppled the long-standing breast augmentation as the most common cosmetic plastic surgery in the United States, according to the annual statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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