Plastic Surgery During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a time of isolation, as we all try to adjust to social distancing guidelines and quarantine protocols. Not only are we separated from friends and family, but also acquaintances, coworkers, and strangers. We’re working from home whenever possible, and avoiding public spaces. When we do leave our homes, we’re wearing […]

Cosmetic Surgery and Smoking Cessation

If you’re a smoker considering cosmetic surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely require you to stop smoking for at least two weeks before your procedure. A long-term follow-up study finds that many patients receiving these instructions will quit smoking, or at least smoke less, in the years after cosmetic surgery, reports the September issue of […]

Who is appropriately qualified to perform cosmetic surgery?

Do you know what makes a “plastic surgeon” different from a “cosmetic surgeon”? If you’re considering surgery to improve your appearance, the answer has important implications for choosing an appropriately qualified physician, according to a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic […]

New plastic surgery statistics reveal focus on face and fat

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that Americans want to put their best face and body forward as their annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show a three percent growth in cosmetic procedures over the last year. According to ASPS statistics there were 17.1 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures […]