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If it’s surgically inserted, like a breast implant, it will need care

Whether you’re wearing a tank top, bathing suit or cocktail dress, there’s no better accompaniment than well-shaped breasts. Though an “A” bra cup size will not qualify you for disability insurance, those that go forth with a flat chest sometimes feel like they’re operating with a handicap. To prove this point, since 1962, between five and ten million unendowed, poorly endowed or otherwise dissatisfied women, worldwide, including an estimated 1.5 to 2.5 million in the United States, have undergone breast implant surgery.

Categories: Breast Surgery News, Patient Safety
January 24, 2012
Research is a mandatory requirement for plastic surgery

Research is a mandatory requirement for plastic surgery

When it comes to plastic surgery, patients may feel overwhelmed by the number of choices available to them.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
January 23, 2012
Surgical facility accreditation can be a life saver.

Unqualified doctors “drift” into unregulated states to perform cosmetic surgery

First, there was “snow drift;” now there is “practice drift.” Just like a huge blanket of snow that drifts where you may least want it, there are doctors who “drift” into medical areas in which they do not belong. No, they are not saving lives on a remote mountain top; they are operating out of unregulated office surgery facilities. “Why?” Because it’s lucrative.  Into what medical area is the wind blowing them? Plastic surgery.

Categories: Patient Safety
January 19, 2012
Woman charged in silicone injection death

Woman charged in silicone injection death

A New Jersey woman has been charged with manslaughter and the unauthorized practice of medicine after allegedly injecting a man's penis with silicone in an effort to perform a penis enlargement procedure.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
January 5, 2012
More victims identified in Florida plastic surgery case

More victims identified in Florida plastic surgery case

Officials in Florida say more victims are coming forward claiming that they underwent cosmetic surgeries by the woman accused of injecting dangerous chemicals not approved for cosmetic procedures into one woman's buttocks.

Categories: Plastic Surgery News, Patient Safety
December 21, 2011

About ASAPS
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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