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September 11, 2017

Looking for a plastic surgeon on Instagram? Beware

CBS News –

If you're searching Instagram using hashtags for a good #plasticsurgeon, you may end up with a #plasticsurgerydisaster performed by a hair stylist, a barber or an ER doc offering cosmetic surgery on the side.

September 11, 2017

Why it could be risky to find a plastic surgeon on Instagram

CNN –

Instagram isn't just for selfies: Many plastic surgeons promote their work on the social media app, and some users search the app to find surgeons.

Yet picking your next plastic surgeon on Instagram can bring some serious health risks if that surgeon is not board-certified, according to a pilot study published Wednesday in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

August 24, 2017

ASAPS Newsroom - ASJ Study Puts the Risk of Death From Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma into Plain Perspective for Patients

New York, NY (August 23, 2017) – Findings from a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal showed that the risk of dying from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is 0.4, based on a micromort analysis, a unique tool measuring relative risk of activities, and exposures, defined by Ronald Howard in 1979 as 1 micromort = 1:1 million chance of death. The study will help with patient education about this rare condition that has recently been featured in the news. Its findings demonstrate the following:

August 23, 2017

Did You Know Selfies Can Actually Help Plastic Surgery Patients Heal?

Vogue India –

Snapping selfies may be a great way to kill free time on your lunch break (or literally wherever you are), but if you’ve recently undergone a plastic surgery treatment, puckering up for the camera à la the fish gape may very well speed up the post-operative recovery process, says new research.

August 23, 2017

Why is Plastic Surgery Still So Taboo?

fashionmagazine.com –

“Fear of judgment is a huge part of why [people] aren’t open about it. They think they’ll be perceived as vain or superficial.”

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