Importance of qualified surgeon grows with delicate procedure

When President Barack Obama suffered a split lip while playing basketball over the Thanksgiving holiday, a large number of Americans likely sympathized with his injury. A cut lip is one of the most common sports-related injuries and the one that most frequently requires plastic surgery, CNN reports.

December 1, 2010
Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News


Teen patients turn to plastic surgery to boost self esteem

According to recent statistics, 210,000 people who were between 13 and 19 had plastic surgery in 2009. While the procedures may be similar to adults who have surgery, the reasons are markedly different, ABC News reports.

November 29, 2010
Categories: Psychological Issues


Medical tourism an alarming, dangerous trend

With the allure of a smaller price tag, many individuals are drawn overseas to undergo plastic surgery. However this trend, which is sometimes referred to as "medical tourism," is a dangerous practice that can leave an individual with a number of negative side effects, Marie Claire reports.

November 24, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News


Mommy makeover helps older mothers regain form

For many mothers, one of the most challenging aspects of giving birth is the return journey to their pre-pregnancy bodies. Many cosmetic procedures are aimed at providing assistance for those looking to regain their svelte phsyique, doctors say. The so-called "mommy makeover" includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or breast augmentation.

November 23, 2010
Categories: Body Contouring News


Charitable group flies Iraqi youth to U.S. for surgery

In 2009, 9-year-old Noora Afif Abdulhameed traveled to Portland, Oregon to receive plastic surgery to help heal a wound she suffered from a sniper. She recently returned to have another round of reconstructive surgery thanks to the charitable group, No More Victims, The Portland Press Herald reports.

November 22, 2010
Categories: Plastic Surgery News


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body.  ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.


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