American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
News Article | May 24, 2017
A May 22 article on Business Insider reveals new information from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) showing continued growth for the practice of plastic surgery. In the new study, nose shaping rhinoplasty led procedures in terms of dollars, with a mindboggling $1.1 billion spent in the United States during 2016; closely following was breast augmentation with $1.08 billion. Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., known more casually to his patients simply as Dr. J, says that the new data reflect many important societal factors, including the growing use of plastic surgery by male patients and the increased social acceptance of all procedures by all genders. Dr. J notes that, increasingly, people view plastic surgery and other procedures as simply another way to make the most of their appearance. Among the more intriguing statistics included in the article, Dr. J notes that American men obtained 55,024 rhinoplasties and 30,958 blepharoplasty (eyelid) procedures last year as well as numerous liposuctions, facelifts, and tummy tucks. Dr. J notes that U.S. males in particular have historically been somewhat resistant to the notion of appearance-improving procedures, largely based on outmoded notions of masculinity. Dr. J notes, however, that it’s not only millennial men who are more open-minded about plastic surgery, as many of the men he sees are middle-aged and older. He notes that many of them say they are concerned with remaining relevant both professionally and socially – a growing issue for both genders as more and more people are remaining healthy and active well into their later years. Dr. J notes, however, that what’s really going on is an overall growing public acceptance of plastic surgery. He adds that, while gossip web sites still sometimes stoke the fires of controversy around procedures with headlines about celebrities “confessing” to “accusations” of plastic surgery, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the general public believes there’s nothing to confess or accuse about. Dr. J says that more and more people are coming around to the view that plastic surgery is, at heart, not that much different from altering an individual’s wardrobe or hairstyle. He notes that, while any procedure is serious business and requires the skills of a board certified plastic surgeon, it’s a procedure that should remain open to anyone who’s ready to take a big step towards looking and feeling their very best. Readers who are interested in learning more about Dr. J’s qualifications are welcomed to call his office at 310-683-0200. They can also learn more via his web site.
News Article | May 24, 2017
The global breast implants market is anticipated to reach USD 2.0 billion by 2025 Increasing focus toward enhancement of physical appearance has led to the growth of breast implants market. Breast reconstructions are being highly adopted by women in order to enhance their physical appearances. This kind of surgery involves esthetic repair of any damage taking place after implantation procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2015, nearly 106,000 breast reconstruction procedures have been performed in the U.S. Thus, such huge number of cases are expected to drive the growth of the market. Breast implants are used post mastectomy to enhance esthetic appeal. Breast augmentation is another procedure requiring the application of these implants. Esthetic appeal plays an important role in increasing the demand for these procedures, thereby, making the cosmetic industry lucrative for the target population. Further key findings from the study suggest: Key Topics Covered: 1 Research Methodology 2 Executive Summary 3 Breast Implants Market Variables, Trends & Scope 3.1 Market Segmentation & Scope 3.2 Market Driver Analysis 3.2.1 Growing number of breast augmentation procedures 3.2.2 Rising incidence of breast cancer 3.2.3 Introduction of technologically advanced products 3.3 Market Restraint Analysis 3.3.1 High cost of implant procedure 3.3.2 Post-surgical complications 3.4 Key Opportunities Prioritized 3.5 Breast Implants - SWOT Analysis, By Factor (political & legal, economic and technological) 3.6 Industry Analysis - Porter's 3.7 Breast Implants Market: Company Market Share Analysis For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/khxpzb/breast_implants Research and Markets Laura Wood, Senior Manager email@example.com For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907 Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/global-breast-implants-silicone-breast-implants-saline-breast-implants-market-analysis--segment-forecasts-2014-2017--2025---research-and-markets-300463290.html
News Article | May 23, 2017
The number of surgeries done to confirm a person's gender identity, also referred to as sex reassignment surgeries, has increased in recent years, according to the first report on the topic from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In 2016, more than 3,200 gender-confirmation surgeries were performed in the U.S., according to the report. That's up 20 percent from the number performed in 2015, the ASPS said. The organization began collecting data on gender-confirmation surgeries in 2015. Gender-confirmation surgeries include any type of surgery that people undergo to make their physical characteristics better align with their gender identity. This could include anything from facial and body contouring to genital reconstruction surgery, according to the ASPS. It's important to note that the steps people may undergo to transition to the gender that aligns with their identity vary depending on the person, according to GLAAD. Not all transgender people choose to undergo surgery as part of their transition. (GLAAD is the group formerly known as the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.) "There is no one-size-fits-all approach to gender confirmation," Dr. Loren Schechter, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Chicago who performs gender-confirmation surgeries, said in a statement from the ASPS. [10 Milestones in Gay Rights History] The recent rise in surgeries may be related to better access to care for transgender patients, he said. "In the past several years, the number of transgender patients I've seen has grown exponentially," Schechter said. "Access to care has allowed more people to explore their options, and more doctors understand the needs of transgender patients." Until recently, private insurance companies treated transgender-related medical procedures as cosmetic, and specifically excluded these medical procedures from their coverage, according to GLAAD. But in 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services ruled that this practice was illegal, and insurance companies that receive federal funds are now required to cover services for transgender people if those services are covered for non-transgender people, according to the National Center for Transgender Equality. Still, although this ruling improved access to health care for transgender people, insurances that do not receive federal funds could still discriminate and deny services for transgender people, according to GLAAD. "For transgender people...surgical options are a corrective treatment, not cosmetic," Gearah Goldstein, a patient of Schechter's who underwent gender-confirmation surgery, said in the statement. "The types of surgeries someone has is very personal and private, and you wouldn't even know someone had surgery if you saw them walking down the street. It's not about how we're perceived by the public, but how we perceive ourselves," Goldstein said. Schechter said he often works with other doctors to provide care for transgender patients. "It takes a team of experts across different disciplines working together to provide comprehensive care," Schechter said.
News Article | May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017 - Skull fractures and other head and facial injuries from motorcycle trauma in Michigan have doubled since that state relaxed its motorcycle helmet laws, reports a study in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The new study is one of the first to focus on how helmet laws affect CMF trauma rates. "Our study demonstrates the negative impact of weakened motorcycle helmet laws leading to decreased helmet use," said lead author Nicholas S. Adams, MD, of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids. The findings suggest that higher numbers of craniomaxillofacial (CMF) injuries can be added to increased deaths, serious injuries and health care costs when motorcyclists ride without helmets. The researchers used a state trauma quality improvement database to analyze changes in the rate of CMF injuries to motorcycle riders since the change in Michigan helmet laws. In 2012, Michigan repealed its universal motorcycle helmet law in favor of a partial law. Under the new law, riders are eligible to ride without helmets if they meet criteria for age (over 21), training/experience and insurance coverage. Trends in CMF injuries were analyzed for three years before and three years after the change in helmet laws. The study included a total of 4,643 motorcycle trauma patients seen at 29 Michigan trauma centers. Under the new law, the proportion of motorcycle trauma patients who were riding without helmets more than doubled, from 20 to 44 percent. Compared to helmeted patients, those not wearing helmets were about twice as likely to sustain CMF injuries. The difference was significant for fractures and soft tissue injuries. Patients without helmets had higher injury severity scores. Before and after the change in helmet laws, unhelmeted patients had higher blood alcohol content. The absolute rate of CMF injuries increased from 25.5 percent under the universal helmet law to 37.2 percent under the partial helmet law. This translated into a relative 46 percent increase in overall CMF injuries, including a 28 percent increase in fractures and a 56 percent increase in soft tissue injuries. The researchers also noted an increase in certain patterns of facial injuries after the change in helmet laws. Fractures of the cheekbones (malar fractures) increased significantly, as did facial lacerations, contusions and abrasions. All types of injuries were more common in unhelmeted patients. There is a long history of debate over motorcycle helmet laws. Previous studies have shown that helmets prevent nearly 40 percent of fatal injuries and 13 percent of nonfatal serious injuries. Yet, up to one-third of motorcycle riders do not wear helmets, even more in states without universal helmet laws. Dr. Adams said, "We urge state and national legislators to reestablish universal motorcycle helmet laws." Based on their findings, the researchers estimate that wearing a motorcycle helmet can decrease the risk of facial trauma by half, while requiring all riders to wear helmets could decrease facial injuries by more than 30 percent. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® is published by Wolters Kluwer. Click here to read "The Effects of Motorcycle Helmet Legislation on Craniomaxillofacial Injuries." Article: "The Effects of Motorcycle Helmet Legislation on Craniomaxillofacial Injuries" (doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003370) For more than 70 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (http://www. ) has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® brings subscribers up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, and cosmetic surgery, as well as news on medico-legal issues The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in more than180 countries, maintains operations in more than40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our solutions and organization, visit http://www. , follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
News Article | May 26, 2017
May 26, 2017 - For some patients undergoing intestinal or multi-organ transplantation, closing the abdominal wall poses a difficult surgical challenge. Total abdominal wall transplantation provides an alternative for abdominal closure in these complex cases, according to a state-of-the-art approach presented in the June issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). ASPS Member Surgeon David Light, MD, and colleagues of the Cleveland Clinic identify the anatomy and describe a dissection technique for total abdominal wall transplantation. They believe their approach provides a new option for organ transplant recipients with severe abdominal wall defects, when conventional reconstructive techniques aren't sufficient to close the abdomen. In some patients undergoing intestinal and/or multiple organ transplants, gaps or defects of the abdominal wall make it difficult to close the abdomen using the patient's own tissues. Several factors contribute to these problems--particularly the fact that these patients typically have a long history of serious health issues with many previous surgeries. One study found that traditional abdominal wall closure was not possible in 20 percent of intestinal transplant patients. Partial abdominal wall transplant techniques have been reported, but these do not provide sufficient coverage for the largest abdominal wall defects. In a series of cadaver dissections, the researchers demonstrate the anatomy of the abdominal wall, with special attention to the four major arteries providing its blood supply. Their paper includes imaging studies illustrating each artery's contribution to blood flow in the abdominal wall. The researchers also outline a system classifying the various types of abdominal wall defects and the appropriate options for achieving closure. Conventional reconstructive techniques are suitable for patients with less-extensive defects, Dr. Light and colleagues believe that total abdominal wall transplantation is most appropriate for cases in which the defect comprises at least half of the abdominal wall. Abdominal wall transplantation is a vascularized composite allotransplant (VCA)--a term referring to transplant procedures combining different types of tissues, such as skin, muscle, and blood vessels. Face and hand transplants are the best-known types of VCA. Abdominal wall transplantation is an option for patients who are also undergoing organ transplantation--and thus will already be taking lifelong immunosuppressive therapy to prevent transplant rejection. A recent article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reported the successful use of a VCA to reconstruct a complex scalp defect in a patient undergoing a kidney/pancreas transplant. Dr. Light and coauthors believe that total abdominal wall transplantation should be considered among the alternatives for intestinal or multiple organ transplant patients who have major abdominal wall defects that can't be managed by conventional reconstructive techniques. The researchers add, "Our algorithm will guide practicing surgeons in the reconstruction of complex abdominal wall defects." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® is published by Wolters Kluwer. Click here to read "Total Abdominal Wall Transplantation: An Anatomical Study and Classification System." For more than 70 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® (http://www. ) has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® brings subscribers up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, and cosmetic surgery, as well as news on medico-legal issues The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 7,000 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY). For more information about our solutions and organization, visit http://www. , follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
News Article | May 24, 2017
Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, an internationally known rhinoplasty expert delivered the Esteemed President’s Lecture at the annual meeting of The Rhinoplasty Society in San Diego, California. He discussed how a plastic surgeon becomes a true expert in rhinoplasty with his presentation entitled "Mastering Rhinoplasty – A lifelong Journey". Dr. Rohrich, a board certified plastic surgeon from Dallas, Texas and the Founding Chair and a Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, presented to colleagues and distinguished international guests. The lecture discussed how rhinoplasty is the most challenging procedure in all of plastic surgery and that it takes much more than 10,000 hours to become a true expert. One needs to sustain a long term focus, becoming better with each procedure and constant self-analysis and criticism. The process requires that the rhinoplasty surgeon concentrates on the three E's - have significant daily rhinoplasty Experience, develop Expertise by teaching and writing about rhinoplasty in peer reviewed journals and producing consistently Exceptional rhinoplasty results. The Rhinoplasty Society is a globally recognized society of board certified plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons with recognized true expertise in this most challenging procedure in all of plastic surgery. Dr Rohrich emphasized the five key aspects in becoming a true rhinoplasty expert: Dr. Rohrich states that the most important aspect to knowing you are a true expert is when you can see and visualize the result before beginning the procedure, much like a sculptor visualizes the end result. Dr. Rohrich included technical and practical information in the presentation to help the beginning rhinoplasty surgeon develop these skills. Dr. Rohrich states that "developing true expert status in rhinoplasty requires intense hard work, focus and willingness to be self-critical when performing a rhinoplasty and how you can be better." This self-depreciation requires a strong desire to never be satisfied with the status quo. "Rhinoplasty should never follow a standardized formula" explained Dr. Rohrich. The five key aspects essential for a successful rhinoplasty are: Dr. Rohrich uses rhinoplasty imaging to show his patients what they may look like post-op based upon his critical individualized assessment of their concerns and specific facial features. These are important educational tools to help the patient and surgeon have the same understanding of what can be done to obtain an exceptional result in rhinoplasty. Dr. Rod Rohrich is a Dallas, Texas board certified plastic surgeon, Distinguished Teaching Professor and was the Founding Chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is also a Founding Partner of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. Dr. Rohrich graduated from Baylor College of Medicine with high honors, and completed residencies at the University of Michigan Medical Center and fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard (hand/microsurgery) and Oxford University (pediatric plastic surgery). He has served as president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the largest organization of board certified plastic surgeons in the world. He repeatedly has been selected by his peers as one of America's best doctors, and is the only plastic surgeon to receive one of his profession's highest honors three times in his career-the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes his contributions to education in plastic surgery. Dr. Rohrich participates in and has led numerous associations and councils for the advancement of plastic and reconstructive surgery.
News Article | May 8, 2017
Plastic Surgery Associates is excited to announce that Heather Furnas, MD, and Francisco Canales, MD, have been asked to present at the upcoming Aesthetic Meeting. Held in San Diego, at the San Diego Convention Center, the annual event will run from April 27-May 2. Drs. Furnas and Canales will lend their expertise to the Premier Global Hot Topics session, speaking on genital rejuvenation. Hosted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the Aesthetic Meeting is known for providing a unique opportunity for top plastic surgeons and aesthetic professionals to share in the latest trends and developments in cosmetic medicine. This year marks the 50th anniversary the event, which first met in Venice, Italy in 1967. The organization now boasts a membership of more than 2,200 international professionals from the fields of facial plastic surgery, plastic surgery, dermatology and oculoplastic surgery. ASAPS Aesthetic Meeting will consist of a five-day conference, filled with a variety of educational presentations, board-room breakout lectures, lunch and learn sessions and a Corporate Satellite Symposia. The highly interactive and engaging learning experience will include presentations from leading experts on selected topics selected on the face, breast and body, as well as patient safety and practice management. All of those in attendance have the opportunity to earn up 48.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits. During the Premier Global Hot Topics session, held on Friday, April 28, Drs. Furnas and Canales will present on the advances of female genital plastic surgery. Their talks will cover the viewpoints of both function and aesthetic changes achieved through genital rejuvenation. The surgeons will expand on the innovative ways that new, cutting-edge technology plays an important role today for improving a woman’s quality of life. Additionally, Dr. Furnas will provide the welcome message and introductions at the the 4th Annual Women Aesthetic Surgeon’s Symposium, held on April 27, as part of the Aesthetic Meeting. The scheduled presentations of Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales will cover a variety of genital rejuvenation topics, including: Dr. Furnas co-founded Santa Rosa’s Plastic Surgery Associates in 1992 with her husband, Dr. Canales. As avid lecturers, educators and writers, Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales often speaks on a variety of plastic surgery topics at conventions around the United States and internationally. Both board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, they are current members of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Details on the 2017 Aesthetic Meeting in San Diego, can be found on the ASAPS website or by calling 562.799.2356. Registration will be open the entire meeting, during regular business hours. Get more information on Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales by calling Plastic Surgery Associates at 707.537.2111 or filling out an online Contact Us form. For patient convenience, Plastic Surgery Associates has two locations, in Santa Rosa and Novato, California.
News Article | May 10, 2017
Plastic Surgery Associates is honored to announce practice founder, Heather Furnas, MD, was recently awarded the Tiffany Award for Best Scientific Presentation of the Aesthetic Meeting 2016. Her paper, Why Patients Request Labiaplasty, was presented at last year’s Aesthetic Meeting. The award, from the Aesthetic Society Board of Directors and the Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation (ASERF), was presented to Dr. Furnas at the 2017 Aesthetic Meeting in San Diego on April 29th. The Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation was founded as a way to encourage advancement, effectiveness and safety in aesthetic surgery through collaborative research and education. The ASERF promotes studies, publications and lectures that share knowledge and awareness within the international aesthetic community. To acknowledge those physicians leaving their mark through aesthetic research, the ASERF presents numerous awards each year, including accolades for journal research papers, distinguished service, leadership and journal articles. The Tiffany Award is presented each year during the ASAPS/ASERF annual meeting. The coveted award is given to the physician or aesthetic professional who offers the most effective and extensive research on a given topic. The Tiffany, a crystal prism on an onyx base, is announced and distributed during the subsequent year’s meeting. The 2016 Tiffany Award was given to Dr. Furnas on the first morning of the ASAPS meeting’s Scientific Session. Dr. Furnas was on hand to accept her recognition in-person, as she was presenting on genital rejuvenation during the Premier Global Hot Topics Session. This year, Dr. Furnas and practice co-founder, Francisco Canales, MD, presented their expertise on a variety of cutting-edge innovations in female genital plastic surgery, discussing its role in improving a woman’s quality of life. Topics addressed by Drs. Furnas and Canales at the 2017 Aesthetic Meeting included surgical and noninvasive vaginal tightening, noninvasive RF treatment, ThermiVa and Viveve. Additionally, Dr. Furnas was asked to provide the welcome message and introductions at the 4th Annual Women Aesthetic Surgeon’s Symposium, also part of the Aesthetic Meeting. Dr. Furnas is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University, before completing her medical degree at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Furnas then returned to Stanford to complete a competitive, six-year plastic surgery residency. She is a member of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In 1992, Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales founded Plastic Surgery Associates in Santa Rosa, California. More information on the Aesthetic Surgery Education & Research Foundation, and the recent 2017 Aesthetic Meeting, can be found from the ASAPS. To learn more about Dr. Heather Furnas, the labiaplasty procedure, or to schedule a confidential consultation, contact Plastic Surgery Associates at 707.537.2111. Appointments are available at both Plastic Surgery Associates locations, in Santa Rosa and Novato, California.