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Texas medical center stresses importance of plastic surgery education

October 25, 2010

Texas medical center stresses importance of plastic surgery education
Texas medical center stresses importance of plastic surgery education

Though the University of Texas' Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has been most renowned for its work pertaining to diabetes, cancer and neurology, the institution has recently made an effort to educate the public regarding plastic surgery procedures, according to Fort Worth Texas' Star-Telegram.

The chairman of the plastic surgery department at the center says that keeping the public abreast of the important role that plastic surgery can play is important.

"The public is bombarded with all kinds of hype - the one-minute face-lift, for instance - and we're trying to make sense of it," he told the news source.

According to the news provider, Dallas-Fort Worth is a community like many across the US that may benefit from proactive initiatives that aim to educate the public on plastic surgery. Many cosmetic surgeries are performed in the region, but it seems that the patients are not always well-informed about the plastic surgeries they've elected to undergo.

Individuals considering plastic surgery may want to consult a board-certified surgeon who is a member of an organization such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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