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PRS Global Open now indexed on PubMed Central Image

PRS Global Open now indexed on PubMed Central

The international, open-access companion journal to PRS reaches major milestone with acceptance from U.S. National Library of Medicine.

Dermal tissue advances on the rise through PSF/MTF partnership Image

Dermal tissue advances on the rise through PSF/MTF partnership
The PSF has announced that it will continue its partnership with the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) to offer grant opportunities to plastic surgery researchers.

ASPS ad campaign hits airwaves, sparks referrals Image

ASPS ad campaign hits airwaves, sparks referrals
ASPS publications and the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) have garnered national recognition as publishing and media standouts.

PSN, PRS, PSEN win publishing, media awards  Image

PSN, PRS, PSEN win publishing, media awards
ASPS publications and the Plastic Surgery Education Network (PSEN) have garnered national recognition as publishing and media standouts.

National TV ad to promote ASPS member surgeons Image

National TV ad to promote ASPS member surgeons
ASPS is launching an unprecedented marketing campaign to fight back against encroachment into the specialty by corporate cosmetic surgery franchises and non-plastic surgeons.
ACS past exec director Thomas Russell, MD, dies at age 74
Thomas R. Russell, MD, the American College of Surgeons executive director from 2000-10, died Aug. 4 in Chicago at age 74.

ASPS hosts congressional briefing on breast cancer patient education Image

ASPS hosts congressional briefing on breast cancer patient education
ASPS hosted a congressional briefing on the Breast Cancer Patient Education Act (BCPEA), which featured three breast-cancer survivors who shared their personal stories and informed the group about the need for better access to information on post-mastectomy treatment options for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dues dollars account for only one-third of Society’s operating budget Image

Dues dollars account for only one-third of Society’s operating budget
ASPS member dues cover a wide spectrum of benefits and programs, while emphasis on generating non-dues revenue is paying off.

Congress passes 1-year SGR fix Image

Congress passes 1-year SGR fix
Congress passes one-year Medicare SGR patch, preventing a 24 percent cut to physician payments; ICD-10 delayed until 2015

Infection traced to cosmetic surgery performed in D.R. identified in U.S. Image

Infection traced to cosmetic surgery performed in D.R. identified in U.S.
CDC urges plastic surgeons to be alert for rapidly growing Mycobacterium infections from cases performed in the Dominican Republic

ASPS announces 2014 Federal Regional Fly-In schedule Image

ASPS announces 2014 Federal Regional Fly-In schedule
ASPS invites plastic surgeons and other interested parties to participate in one of the Society's upcoming regional advocacy fly-in events in Washington, D.C.

CMS announces streamlined access to PECOS, EHR and NPPES  Image

CMS announces streamlined access to PECOS, EHR and NPPES
CMS online updates aimed at increasing security and improving user experience for PECOS, EHR incentive program and NPPES

Senate committees advance SGR repeal proposals Image

Senate committees advance SGR repeal proposals
Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees each pass proposals to repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate; ASPS opposes the plans

Specialty mourns loss of one of its giants: Thomas Rees, MD, passes at 86 Image

Specialty mourns loss of one of its giants: Thomas Rees, MD, passes at 86
Plastic Surgery pioneer trained generations of plastic surgeons in aesthetic techniques, helped thousands get medica care in Africa

Utah society, ASPS, ABPS prevail as federal court tosses truth-in-advertising lawsuit Image

Utah society, ASPS, ABPS prevail as federal court tosses truth-in-advertising lawsuit
Court says plaintiffs didn't show anticompetitive effect of patient-safety message

Senate Finance, House Ways and Means committees release SGR repeal proposal Image

Senate Finance, House Ways and Means committees release SGR repeal proposal
Draft calls for 10-year freeze of physician payments beginning in 2014, potential 5 percent bonus payment

Physicians’ financial relationships with industry to go public in 2014 Image

Physicians’ financial relationships with industry to go public in 2014
What plastic surgeons need to know about the Physician Payments Sunshine Act

Fee-for-service preserved in first step of SGR repeal Image

Fee-for-service preserved in first step of SGR repeal
SGR repeal legislation clears U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee

Experts needed to develop guidelines for Autologous Breast Recon Image

Experts needed to develop guidelines for Autologous Breast Recon
ASPS Quality and Measurement Committee to convene work group to develop guidelines

PSEN Editorial Committee seeks volunteers Image

PSEN Editorial Committee seeks volunteers
If you're interested in supporting plastic surgery education, PSEN wants you!

ASPS offers new leadership program for plastic surgeons Image

ASPS offers new leadership program for plastic surgeons
Essentials of Leadership slated for Nov. 8-10 in Chicago

SGR repeal legislation passes House health subcommittee Image

SGR repeal legislation passes House health subcommittee
National Registry data key to post-approval studies

FDA approves silicone-gel breast implant from Mentor Image

FDA approves silicone-gel breast implant from Mentor
National Registry data key to post-approval studies

Physicians must act soon to avoid 2014 Medicare eRx penalty Image

Physicians must act soon to avoid 2014 Medicare eRx penalty
June 30 marks final reporting period to avoid the 2014 eRx payment adjustment

PRS, PSN earn national publishing awards  Image

PRS, PSN earn national publishing awards
PRS named top peer-reviewed journal, PSN honored eighth straight year

Tough Physician Advertising Bill Approved by Nevada Legislature  Image

Tough Physician Advertising Bill Approved by Nevada Legislature
Law would require disclosure of certifying board in advertising

All systems ‘GO’ for launch of PRS Global Open Image

All systems ‘GO’ for launch of PRS Global Open
New plastic surgery open-access journal goes live

ASPS AppBuilder offers practices revolutionary new marketing tool for plastic surgeons Image

ASPS AppBuilder offers practices revolutionary new marketing tool for plastic surgeons
New tool allows plastic surgeons to create apps for their practices

Should I stay or should I go? The hidden questions involved in choosing a practice model Image

Should I stay or should I go? The hidden questions involved in choosing a practice model
Young plastic surgeon discusses the pros and cons of various practice models

Aesthetic Society rejects unification effort, elects to sever ties with ASPS Image

Aesthetic Society rejects unification effort, elects to sever ties with ASPS
ASAPS declines invitation to explore options, leaves door open for future

New ASPS initiative seeks to help private practices survive and thrive Image

New ASPS initiative seeks to help private practices survive and thrive
New Management Services Organization designed to level playing field for private practitioners

Survey shows strong support for ASPS/ASAPS unification Image

Survey shows strong support for ASPS/ASAPS unification
Three-fourths of ASAPS members and 80 percent of ASPS members favor merging societies

PRS enters expanding open access arena with launch of spinoff journal Image

PRS enters expanding open access arena with launch of spinoff journal
New PRS-Global Open journal now accepting submissions

FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant from Allergan Image

FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant from Allergan
National Breast Registry data key to post-approval studies

Global health, plastic surgery and helping in Haiti Image

Global health, plastic surgery and helping in Haiti
Medical student recounts medical mission to earthquake-ravaged nation

Affordable Care Act's “sunshine” rule increases transparency in health care Image

Affordable Care Act's “sunshine” rule increases transparency in health care
Device, pharmaceutical manufacturers required to begin reporting payments to physicians

Congress avoids 27 percent Medicare physician payment cut Image

Congress avoids 27 percent Medicare physician payment cut
Congress passes legislation to avoid "fiscal cliff;" ASPS seeks repeal of flawed SGR formula

Make the most of your money: Financial expert offers advice for plastic surgeons Image

Make the most of your money: Financial expert offers advice for plastic surgeons
MoneyZen Wealth management founder Manisha Thakor to speak during Women Plastic Surgeons retreat in Las Vegas

Best abstract presentations honored in New Orleans Image

Best abstract presentations honored in New Orleans
Best abstract presentations honored in New Orleans

Nobel laureate Joseph Murray, plastic surgeon and transplant pioneer, dies at 93 Image

Nobel laureate Joseph Murray, plastic surgeon and transplant pioneer, dies at 93
Dr. Murray performed the first kidney transplant in 1954, leading to hundreds of thousands of lives saved

Women Plastic Surgeons to focus on finance in Las Vegas Image

Women Plastic Surgeons to focus on finance in Las Vegas
ASPS Women Plastic Surgeons retreat will be held in conjunction with Expanding Horizons in January

Court clears path for sale of new dermal filler Image

Court clears path for sale of new dermal filler
Merz Aesthetics gets OK to begin marketing filler, toxin remains on hold until January

Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, MD, dies at age 89 in Mexico City Image

Fernando Ortiz-Monasterio, MD, dies at age 89 in Mexico City
Prolific plastic surgeon treated 24,000 of children over more than 50 years

Past ABPS, PSRC president Erle Peacock dies at 86 Image

Past ABPS, PSRC president Erle Peacock dies at 86
Plastic surgeon-turned-lawyer defended physicians in medical liability cases

Retired plastic surgeon, wife murdered in Yemen Image

Retired plastic surgeon, wife murdered in Yemen
ASPS Life Member Raheed Abud Side, MD, practiced in Texas

Eminent French plastic surgeon Daniel Marchac, MD, 1932-2012 Image

Eminent French plastic surgeon Daniel Marchac, MD, 1932-2012
Renowned surgeon studied under Tessier, Millard, Converse and Cronin

ASPS staff show support for BRA Day Image

ASPS staff show support for BRA Day
The ASPS Executive Office in Arlington Heights, Ill., turned pink on Oct. 17

Is your web-content manager protecting patients' identification? Image

Is your web-content manager protecting patients' identification?
Ten patients sue when identities linked to breast aug photos online

Jewel teams with ASPS to educate, empower women in need of breast reconstruction Image

Jewel teams with ASPS to educate, empower women in need of breast reconstruction
10 questions with the singer/songwriter -- and Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day spokesperson

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act introduced in House Image

Breast Cancer Patient Education Act introduced in House
Proposal seeks to make U.S. women aware of their breast reconstruction options

Largest study of breast reconstruction outcomes seeks pedicle TRAMs Image

Largest study of breast reconstruction outcomes seeks pedicle TRAMs
MROC study seeks to provide definitive answers for patients of most common breast reconstruction procedures

Breast restoration center partners with ASPS, Jewel for BRA Day Image

Breast restoration center partners with ASPS, Jewel for BRA Day
Proposal seeks to make U.S. women aware of their breast reconstruction options

ASPS to host Regenerative Medicine Summit in Miami in March 2013 Image

ASPS to host Regenerative Medicine Summit in Miami in March 2013
ASPS launches new Regenerative Medicine Task Force, plans March 2013 summit in Miami

State Legislation: Truth-in-advertising proposals for physicians continue to gain momentum Image

State Legislation: Truth-in-advertising proposals for physicians continue to gain momentum
More states seek to battle 'White Coat Deception' by requiring doctors to identify their training

Nan Rees, wife of Thomas Rees, MD, passes peacefully in her sleep at age 85 Image

Nan Rees, wife of Thomas Rees, MD, passes peacefully in her sleep at age 85
Tireless AMREF volunteer was married to plastic surgeon pioneer for 63 years

PRS will require one-time sign-in to access via iPad app Image

PRS will require one-time sign-in to access via iPad app
One-time log-in will be required beginning with the July issue

ACS/ASPS scholarship winner says specialty input on health policy is vital Image

ACS/ASPS scholarship winner says specialty input on health policy is vital
Robert Havlik, MD, Indianapolis, will attend executive leadership program at Brandeis U.

Baltimore emerging as hub for face transplantation Image

Baltimore emerging as hub for face transplantation
Following UMD success, Hopkins chief tells PSN: "We are ready."

Fighting negative online comments can lead to bigger problems Image

Fighting negative online comments can lead to bigger problems
Once criticism is posted online, it is difficult to erase

CareCredit teams with plastic surgeons for ‘25 years of Caring' Image

CareCredit teams with plastic surgeons for ‘25 years of Caring'
Company offers patients with CareCredit cards chance to win $25,000 through May

New products, service discounts drive AMP enrollment to 2,500 Image

New products, service discounts drive AMP enrollment to 2,500
AMP offers ASPS members serious savings on the products used they use in their practices

ASPS teams with Fab Over 50 website Image

ASPS teams with Fab Over 50 website
Partnership offers ASPS members exclusive opportunity to connect with 'fabulous' population of potential patients

PSEN celebrates its first year with ‘Expert Chat' series debut Image

PSEN celebrates its first year with ‘Expert Chat' series debut
PSEN editor Al Aly, MD, will field questions about plastic surgery after massive weight loss

TDC warns online 'daily deals' could expose plastic surgeons to risk Image

TDC warns online 'daily deals' could expose plastic surgeons to risk
Physicians are advised to check state laws before offering e-coupons as marketing tool

ASPS Education team earns highest ACCME accreditation distinction Image

ASPS Education team earns highest ACCME accreditation distinction
ACCME awards ASPS education rare "Accreditation with Commendation" honor

Court rules toxin manufacturer violated Trade Secrets Act Image

Court rules toxin manufacturer violated Trade Secrets Act
Federal judge bars Merz from selling Xeomin injectable for 10 months

FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant Image

FDA approves new silicone-gel breast implant
Sientra becomes third U.S. manufacturer with FDA-approved silicone breast implant

City proclaims March 21 as breast reconstruction advocacy day  Image

City proclaims March 21 as breast reconstruction advocacy day
Vancouver, Wash., Mayor Tim Leavitt makes a 'BRAVE' proclamation

Egyptian lawmaker resigns after lying about rhinoplasty Image

Egyptian lawmaker resigns after lying about rhinoplasty
Lawmaker attempts to hide cosmetic surgery by claiming bandages, bruising a result of attack

ASPS conducts important review of complex repair CPT codes Image

ASPS conducts important review of complex repair CPT codes
Plastic surgeons encouraged to participate in RUC Physician Work Survey

PRS iPad app surpasses 10,000 downloads – and counting Image

PRS iPad app surpasses 10,000 downloads – and counting
Popularity of journal iPad app continues to soar

PSF, ASPS partner with FDA to create comprehensive ALCL registry Image

PSF, ASPS partner with FDA to create comprehensive ALCL registry
Registry seeks to learn more about potential association between breast implants and ALCL

Women claim breast implants saved their lives in separate incidents Image

Women claim breast implants saved their lives in separate incidents
Breast implants credited for saving lives in stabbing, auto crash

HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date Image

HHS Announces Intent to Delay ICD-10 Compliance Date
CMS to "re-examine pace" of implementation

Society backs proposed federal rule on adding hand, face transplant to organ registry Image

Society backs proposed federal rule on adding hand, face transplant to organ registry
ASPS supports proposal to expand donations for vascularized composite allotransplantation

PSN launches weekly newsletter Image

PSN launches weekly newsletter
PSN Connection goes weekly with links to breaking news and top stories

New Jersey repeals cosmetic tax Image

New Jersey repeals cosmetic tax
Gov. Chris Christie signs legislation to eliminate 6 percent tax on cosmetic procedures

ASPS member leads team that excised 180-pound tumor Image

ASPS member leads team that excised 180-pound tumor
McKay McKinnon, MD, removes 180-pound tumor from the leg of a man in Vietnam

Model accused of using breast, buttocks implants to smuggle cocaine Image

Model accused of using breast, buttocks implants to smuggle cocaine
Woman arrested at Rome airport with more than 5 lbs. of concealed drugs

ACS/ASPS offer health policy scholarship – deadline Feb. 1 Image

ACS/ASPS offer health policy scholarship – deadline Feb. 1
ACS/ASPS offer $8,000 scholarship to attend Brandeis health policy program

ASCFS/Komedyplast research grant applications due March 1 Image

ASCFS/Komedyplast research grant applications due March 1
Grant available from organization that blends comedy with craniofacial surgery to treat children in need

ALERT: ASPS and French Society working to monitor PIP silicone breast implants Image

ALERT: ASPS and French Society working to monitor PIP silicone breast implants
ASPS and the French Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery keeping track of PIP implants in France

ALERT: CMS extends HIPAA version 5010 Electronic Billing Transactions deadline Image

ALERT: CMS extends HIPAA version 5010 Electronic Billing Transactions deadline
CMS postpones its rule requiring providers to switch to HIPAA 5010 standards for electronic transactions to March 31.

Plastic surgeon named ASSH president – first since ’98 Image

Plastic surgeon named ASSH president – first since ’98
ASPS member Andrew W.P. Lee, MD, elected to lead ASSH

Suspect in gruesome buttocks lift "procedure" arrested Image

Suspect in gruesome buttocks lift "procedure" arrested
Suspect allegedly injected woman with cement, tire-sealant

Plastic surgeon, Nobel Prize nominee Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD, dies at 80 Image

Plastic surgeon, Nobel Prize nominee Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD, dies at 80
Sharadkumar Dicksheet, MD, helped thousands through Project India

Member Alert: Internet scams targeting plastic surgeons abound Image

Member Alert: Internet scams targeting plastic surgeons abound
Perpetrators are getting more creative and sophisticated with email scams

Plastic surgery pioneer Bernard Sarnat, MD, dies at 99 Image

Plastic surgery pioneer Bernard Sarnat, MD, dies at 99
Plastic surgery pioneer Bernard Sarnat, MD, dies at 99

Plastic surgeon receives NIH grant to study the decision-making process of breast reconstruction patients Image

Plastic surgeon receives NIH grant to study the decision-making process of breast reconstruction patients
ASPS member Clara Lee, MD, MPP, has been awarded a five-year career development award from the National Institutes of Health.

ASMS offers open access to fall, winter newsletters Image

ASMS offers open access to fall, winter newsletters
ASPS members welcome to download fall and winter issues of Maxillofacial News

PlastyPAC speaker discusses health care reform, economy Image

PlastyPAC speaker discusses health care reform, economy
Economist Keith Hennessey discussed the current economic climate as well as an analysis of how the new health care reform legislation will impact both the deficit and the long-term U.S. economic stability.

Past PSF President Mary McGrath, MD, gains ACS Distinguished Service Award Image

Past PSF President Mary McGrath, MD, gains ACS Distinguished Service Award
Past PSF President Mary McGrath, MD, San Francisco, has been named recipient of the American College of Surgeon's 2011 Distinguished Service Award.

Stabbing suspect tries to alter looks Image

Stabbing suspect tries to alter looks
A suspect in a 2009 stabbing attack underwent cosmetic surgery to avoid arrest

Stunning upset in Reconstructive Bowl Image

Stunning upset in Reconstructive Bowl
Youth would be served as the third annual ASPS Reconstructive Bowl at Plastic Surgery 11 came down to the wire in Denver.

FDA panel reaffirms safety, efficacy of silicone implants – and looks to the future Image

FDA panel reaffirms safety, efficacy of silicone implants – and looks to the future
The FDA's General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee conducted a hearing on Aug. 30-31 in Gaithersburg, Md., to evaluate the progress of long-term post-approval studies (PAS) for silicone gel-filled breast implants.

NIH Pioneer, New Innovator grant applications now being accepted Image

NIH Pioneer, New Innovator grant applications now being accepted
The National Institutes of Health makes grants to exceptionally creative scientists through the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award and New Innovator Award programs.

ASPS, Provista partner to offer savings to plastic surgeons Image

ASPS, Provista partner to offer savings to plastic surgeons
New Access Medical Purchasing Program to launch at ASPS annual meeting

Top economist to speak at PlastyPAC luncheon in Denver Image

Top economist to speak at PlastyPAC luncheon in Denver
Former White House economist Keith Hennessey headlines PlastyPAC donor luncheon

ASPS launches new Facebook pages Image

ASPS launches new Facebook pages
ASPS finds new homes on Facebook – one for the public, another for members

Did 190 mph paintball rupture breast implant? Image

Did 190 mph paintball rupture breast implant?
26-year-old claims close-range paintball shot ruptured her breast implant

Singer-songwriter Jewel to perform charity concert at annual meeting Image

Singer-songwriter Jewel to perform charity concert at annual meeting
Jewel named national spokesperson for inaugural Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day

Nip, tuck, bark Image

Nip, tuck, bark
UK insurer pays more than $2.4 million for plastic surgical procedures for pets

One-third of rhinoplasty patients have body dysmorphic symptoms Image

One-third of rhinoplasty patients have body dysmorphic symptoms
Study results may help guide future patient selection

More Chinese high school students seek plastic surgery Image

More Chinese high school students seek plastic surgery
80 percent of plastic surgery patients were in high school

Breast augmentation leads to drug bust Image

Breast augmentation leads to drug bust
Neighbors' suspicion reveals criminal activity

Plastic surgeon renews Irishman's hope Image

Plastic surgeon renews Irishman's hope
Patient with rare Otofacial Syndrome seeks reconstructive surgery

TSA warns against surgically implanted bombs Image

TSA warns against surgically implanted bombs
Terrorist groups pursuing ways to further conceal explosives

Three charged in S.C. for aggravated assault, battery after botched liposuction Image

Three charged in S.C. for aggravated assault, battery after botched liposuction
ASPS member Ralph Cozart, MD provides emergency medical care to victim

Book sheds light on philosophy behind cosmetic surgery Image

Book sheds light on philosophy behind cosmetic surgery
Author Robin Yuan, MD challenges patients to better understand themselves

Plastic surgery raffles raising concerns among UK health groups Image

Plastic surgery raffles raising concerns among UK health groups
Raffle hosted by Sarah Barge, UK's "Real Life Barbie"

FDA issues white paper on silicone breast implant safety Image

FDA issues white paper on silicone breast implant safety
ASPS continues to collaborate with the FDA

China hospital offers free cosmetic surgery to student employees Image

China hospital offers free cosmetic surgery to student employees
Hospital exchanges procedures for one-month work contract

FBI fugitive featured in PSN ad nabbed in California Image

FBI fugitive featured in PSN ad nabbed in California
James "Whitey" Bulger caught after 15 years on the run

Plastic surgery pioneer D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, dies at age 92 Image

Plastic surgery pioneer D. Ralph Millard Jr., MD, dies at age 92
Dr. Millard revolutionized cleft lip and palate repair

Chimp attack victim receives face transplant Image

Chimp attack victim receives face transplant
Full face transplant recipient is third in the US

Viewpoint: The unknown truth behind economic credentialing Image

Viewpoint: The unknown truth behind economic credentialing
A letter to the editor on credentialing, outpatient surgery and the health care crisis

Plastic surgeon wins AMA leadership award Image

Plastic surgeon wins AMA leadership award
ASPS member Lynn Jeffers, MD is honored

Country's first full face transplant meets the press Image

Country's first full face transplant meets the press
26-year-old transplant recipient recovering well

ASPS offers compliance guidelines for member interaction with industry  Image

ASPS offers compliance guidelines for member interaction with industry
Standards detail protocols for gifts, speakers, industry support and more

Flesh-and-blood ‘Barbie' lands in Guinness World Records  Image

Flesh-and-blood ‘Barbie' lands in Guinness World Records
Patient has record-setting 52 procedures

Revamped ASPS website debuts Image

Revamped ASPS website debuts
New plasticsurgery.org offers enhanced form, function

Plastic Surgery Education Network launches Image

Plastic Surgery Education Network launches
An education portal for the entire specialty

Texas man receives first full face transplant in U.S. Image

Texas man receives first full face transplant in U.S.
Brigham and Women's Hospital plastic surgery team performs the surgery

Plastic surgeons' EMR use lighter than expected  Image

Plastic surgeons' EMR use lighter than expected
More than half of all plastic surgeons don't use an EMR

Boa constrictor meets its match, and it's silicone Image

Boa constrictor meets its match, and it's silicone
Snake bites an Israeli model during a photo shoot

Merger between Operation Smile and The Smile Train derailed  Image

Merger between Operation Smile and The Smile Train derailed
Merger is halted by board of directors on March 7

Best of PSN: Letters from Iraq Image

Best of PSN: Letters from Iraq
Iraqi plastic surgeons persevere despite enormous challenges

Plastic surgery rebounding with economy Image

Plastic surgery rebounding with economy
Procedures up 5 percent from 2009

FDA issues safety signal on ALCL & breast implants  Image

FDA issues safety signal on ALCL & breast implants
ASPS, FDA to collaborate on breast implant registry

Argentina government tracks breast implants to collect back taxes Image

Argentina government tracks breast implants to collect back taxes
$10 million in related taxes may have gone unreported in 2008 and 2009

State-level plastic surgery advocacy was active in 2010  Image

State-level plastic surgery advocacy was active in 2010
Plastic surgery legislation covered by state

BEST OF PSN: Extreme body modification culture pushes surgical, ethical boundaries  Image

BEST OF PSN: Extreme body modification culture pushes surgical, ethical boundaries
Where is the line between cosmetic surgery and body modification?

Komedyplast offers craniofacial research grant Image

Komedyplast offers craniofacial research grant
Application deadline on March 15

Congress extends Medicare rates through 2011  Image

Congress extends Medicare rates through 2011
New legislation passed by the US Congress

AMA recommends careful evaluation of participation in Medicare Image

AMA recommends careful evaluation of participation in Medicare
Deadline for participation status change is December 31, 2010

New reality TV show to reveal bride to groom after “extreme” plastic surgery Image

New reality TV show to reveal bride to groom after “extreme” plastic surgery
12 women will compete to have their wish list of surgeries performed pre-ceremony

OSU trustees confer departmental status on plastic surgery Image

OSU trustees confer departmental status on plastic surgery
ASPS Member Surgeon Michael Miller, MD is named department chair

Specialty’s worldwide leaders gather for summit in Toronto Image

Specialty’s worldwide leaders gather for summit in Toronto
View the international speakers' presentations

ASPS/PSEF Now Accepting Committee Applications Image

ASPS/PSEF Now Accepting Committee Applications
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2011

ASMS offers craniofacial scholarship Image

ASMS offers craniofacial scholarship
Deadline for the application is November 15, 2010

Double-arm transplant performed in Turkey Image

Double-arm transplant performed in Turkey
The nation's first double-arm transplant took place on Sept. 25

Florida plastic surgeon running for county commissioner Image

Florida plastic surgeon running for county commissioner
Chris Constance, MD of Punta Gorda, Fla. aspires to elective public office.

The 49-year-old plastic surgery resident  Image

The 49-year-old plastic surgery resident
Vincent Laurence, MD announced he was entering medical school at 44

Candidate builds war chest with breast implants Image

Candidate builds war chest with breast implants
Venezuelan National Assemblyman raising funds with surgical raffle

Defending patients from the new ‘superbug’ Image

Defending patients from the new ‘superbug’
New strain of bacteria highly resistant to antibiotics found in India and Pakistan

New York passes law mandating disclosure of breast reconstruction options Image

New York passes law mandating disclosure of breast reconstruction options
Gov. David Paterson signed the new law on Aug. 15

‘Beauty Bandit’ suspect arrested in Miami restaurant Image

‘Beauty Bandit’ suspect arrested in Miami restaurant
Patient skips out on the bill for Botox and skin products

Plastic surgeon sues malicious Internet ‘reviewers’ for damages Image

Plastic surgeon sues malicious Internet ‘reviewers’ for damages
A California plastic surgeon takes her online defamation case to court

Plastic surgeon's recent trip to Haiti reveals ongoing need for care Image

Plastic surgeon's recent trip to Haiti reveals ongoing need for care
Chronic shortage of disaster relief reported by United Nations

Plastic surgeon to run for Kansas lieutenant governor Image

Plastic surgeon to run for Kansas lieutenant governor
Sen. Jeffrey Colyer, MD could become the first plastic surgeon in the office

Plastic surgeon treats open leg fracture at 35,000 feet Image

Plastic surgeon treats open leg fracture at 35,000 feet
A sharp drop leaves a flight attendant in need of help

Best of PSN: The 10 Biggest Plastic Surgery Stories of the Decade 2000-2009 Image

Best of PSN: The 10 Biggest Plastic Surgery Stories of the Decade 2000-2009
PSN ranks the 10 biggest stories of the past decade

The Future of Fat: Plastic surgery-driven stem cell research Image

The Future of Fat: Plastic surgery-driven stem cell research
Will plastic surgery research revolutionize medical care?

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