Cosmetic Surgery

A Rising Surgical Tide

Bariatric surgery continues to proliferate — and that has significant implications for surgeons who perform the procedures, for physicians who treat obesity-related comorbidities and for plastic surgeons.


New Findings May Allay Fear of Complications among Breast Reconstruction Patients

Research in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery challenges the traditional view that older women have a greater risk of complications following both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction.


A Burgeoning Field

Cosmetic and reconstructive surgery are on the rise.


New Findings May Allay Fear of Complications among Breast Reconstruction Patients

Research in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery challenges the traditional view that older women have a greater risk of complications following both implant-based and autologous breast reconstruction.


The Full Spectrum of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at WVU Healthcare

WVU Healthcare’s Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division has developed multidisciplinary approaches and multispecialty expertise to build a comprehensive program providing statewide coverage for elective and corrective procedures.


New Book Details Surgeon’s Journey to Successful Body-contouring Approach

This month, Springer.com publishes Comprehensive Body Contouring: Theory and Practice. The 230-page, 190-image compendium highlights the 16-year clinical experience of innovative University of Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dennis Hurwitz, MD, in treating dysmorphia after massive weight loss, pregnancy and aging.


Mommy Makeover: Is It Safe?

During the past 10 years, an extraordinary social phenomenon has been increasing in plastic surgeons’ offices across the country. Middle-aged mothers are having their sagging breasts enhanced, their loose abdomens tightened and their excess waist fat liposuctioned away.


Neal M. Blitz, DPM, FACFAS: Meet the Bunion King of New York

Revolutionizing bunion surgery, Dr. Blitz developed the Bunionplasty procedure and a patented implant that gets patients walking immediately after surgery, resulting in extremely positive outcomes and high levels of satisfaction.


Postoperative Prophylactic Antibiotics — an Ounce of Prevention

A new study indicates withholding perioperative prophylactic antibiotics for breast reconstruction surgery may lead to future infections.


Asaadi Plastic Surgery: Artistry in the Details

When working to reshape a human body, there is no margin for error. Devoting attention to every nuance is essential for attaining the best cosmetic surgical results.