Plastic Surgery continues to grow in popularity. Last year, there was a grand total of 1.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures across the United States, a 2 percent increase since 2014. Breast augmentation was most in demand with 279,143 procedures as recorded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the premiere society of plastic surgeons, or …

Comparison of four types of abdominal flaps used for autologous breast shows reconstruction shows differences in some key outcomes—notably related to problems related to hernias or bulging at the abdominal “donor site,” according to the new research by Dr. Sheina A. Macadam of University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and colleagues. Researchers looked at nearly 1,800 …

The Panamanian citizen landed at Barcelona’s Prat airport on a so-called “hot flight,” one that came from a destination known for drug trafficking — in this case Bogota, Colombia. Ninety percent of cocaine trafficked into the United States, for example, comes from Colombia, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The passenger came under the scrutiny …

Educational materials resulting from the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (H.R. 5937) would inform women that breast reconstruction is possible at the time of breast cancer surgery; that it may be delayed until after other treatments; or that they may choose not to have reconstruction and be informed of the availability of prostheses or breast …

This got us thinking at RPR… What can patients uniquely do better than their plastic surgeons? How can patients help us stay competitive and even lead us into the future? Is it possible that our patients know better than we do about how best to market and grow our practices? Patients know more about each …

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