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Conservative Treatment Normalizes Head Shape in Children with Skull Flattening

A recent study by ASPS Member Surgeon Frank A. Vicari, MD, and colleagues of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago reports on the effectiveness of both conservative and helmet therapy, as confirmed by objective measurements. This study of positional cranial deformity (PCD) reports that more than three-fourths of infants experiencing skull flattening […]


American Society of Plastic Surgeons Reports Cosmetic Procedures Increased 3% in 2014

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 15.6 million people in the United States underwent cosmetic procedures in 2014, indicating an increase of 3% compared to the previous year. These findings include both minimally-invasive and surgical procedures, and findings also indicate that 5.8 million reconstructive surgeries were performed, up by 1% since 2013. […]


Why Only Specialists Should Perform Cosmetic Surgeries

The British Royal College of Surgeons is urging the public to be prudent about who performs their surgeries. In a recent statement to the BBC, a spokesman expressed concern that current rules allow General Practitioners (GP’s) to do nose jobs, which is a “big problem” for patients, and is insisting that a new certification system […]


6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Having Plastic Surgery

There are many benefits to having plastic surgery, from an improved physical appearance, attaining a more ‘youthful’ look, and a boost in self-esteem. However, making the decision to have plastic surgery isn’t a decision that should be taken lightly. Below are 6 things you should consider: Do the positive advantages exceed the possible complications? All […]


Can This New Drug Rid You of Your Double Chin?

A new experimental drug from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc. may be able to rid you of that pesky double chin. The drug ATX-101, which is a version of the fat-destroying molecule deoxycholic acid, is injected into fat under the chin and contours the chin without affecting surrounding tissue. It has  so far been tested on 1,600 […]