FACE TO FACE blog post coming soon
The FACE TO FACE blog soon will have an exciting new update — Dr. Alvin Glasgold of Highland Park, N.J., recently returned from a FACE TO FACE mission in Vietnam and detailed his experience for a post. The mission involved four other AAFPRS members, Dr. Mac Hodges from Tennessee, Drs. William Truswell and Albert Fox from Massachusetts and Dr. Keith LaFerriere from Missouri. The blog post chronicles the weeklong mission that offered both lecture opportunities for local surgeons and learning opportunities based on observation. Pictures from the trip also will be posted and will be available soon at aafprsfacetoface.blogpost.com. More
Save the scalpel in favor of fillers, peels
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Plastic surgery isn't just about scalpels anymore. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, non-surgical procedures such as chemical peels and filler and toxin injections topped the list of most requested procedures in 2011. More
Attend the AAFPRS Spring Meeting
Plan to attend the AAFPRS Spring Meeting as part of the Combined Otolaryngological Spring Meetings (COSM) in San Diego on April 18-22. You won't want to miss this exchange of the latest cutting-edge clinical and scientific research. Click here to view program.
How plastic surgeons see Samantha Brick
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If self-described "beauty" Samantha Brick walked in to a plastic surgeon's office in Southern California, how would they make her over? Daily Mail columnist Samantha Brick ushered in a tsunami of trash talk after writing the piece, "There are downsides to looking this pretty: Why women hate me for being beautiful." The article, and the backlash, went viral. And it's been vicious. More
Facial plastic surgeon discusses recently released AAFPRS statistics
The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recently released its annual statistics report outlining the top facial plastic surgery procedures performed in 2011 and a discussion on the increase in reliance on social media for finding information about cosmetic surgery. The AAFPRS statistics show that rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery are the two most popular surgical procedures, followed by facelifts and ablative skin resurfacing. More
Happy birthday, Botox
Since its FDA approval for aesthetic treatment in April 2002, the neurotoxin Botox has gone from a somewhat controversial treatment to a celebrity-endorsed wrinkle remedy. Injectables have become the new norm in cosmetic treatment. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the most common nonsurgical procedures last year were Botox and hyaluronic acid fillers. More
Can drastically changing your face give you an identity crisis?
A look at photos of Megan Fox over the years reveals a pretty stunning transformation — Megan Fox 2012 could be a completely different person than Megan Fox 2002. And the word "person" is key — our faces are often deeply linked to our sense of who we are. So what happens to that sense when its outward embodiment drastically changes? More
Ashley Judd strikes back at 'gloating' critics over her 'puffy face moment'
It was prescription steroids. Ashley Judd says there was no other reason for her apparently puffy face — not plastic surgery, botched or otherwise, or diet issues, but a medication reaction. But as she told TODAY's Natalie Morales, there also was no excuse for the way she was pounced on for her appearance. More
Ask the Plastic Surgeon: Finding the best brow procedure for you
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As we age, our brow descends from gravity as well as the downward pull of the facial muscles used when we squint and frown. In addition, the fat from behind our eyeballs moves forward with age and settles in our eyelids, thus creating those heavy, puffy lids. One way to determine if you need the brow lift or just upper-lid surgery would be to look in the mirror and try this doctor's suggested observation. More
Migraine sufferers may find relief in plastic surgery techniques
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An estimated 36 million people, or 10 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from migraine, according to Cathy Glaser of the Migraine Research Foundation, a New York-based national organization. Migraine is not merely a headache, but a constellation of neurological symptoms that may include nausea and visual disturbances. The nerve decompression procedure is one of at least five new migraine surgeries, ranging from closing a hole in the heart to implanting electrodes to stimulate the nerves, Glaser says. These surgeries are only for "the very worst cases," she says, the people who have already tried pharmaceutical and behavioral therapies. More