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 …

Breast Implants are Now 50 Years Old In the world of medicine, technology and medical devices advance at a rapid pace. Many of the surgical instruments of yesterday have given way to newer, state-of-the-art equipment. Despite the amazing advances in medical technology, one tool of the plastic surgeon has remained for 50 years now: the …

Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss Boosts Long-Term Quality Of Life Body contouring after bariatric surgery improves quality of life up to 7 years out, according to a new study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Researchers led byEva S.J. van der Beek, MD, of University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands, evaluated …

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