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First U.S. Penis Transplant

The first U.S. penis transplant was performed in Boston on May 8 and 9th by a team lead by a plastic surgeon. This is the third such penis transplant in the world. The 64 year-old male patient had his penis previously removed due to cancer. The operation took 15 hours over two days with the Read More…

2015 Real Self Top 100 Dr. Barry Eppley

  Real Self is a community-driven website where readers can review treatments and find a plastic surgeon to perform them. The website is chocked fill of reviews, popularity rankings and lots of general information on plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine. The layout of the site allows readers to post questions for doctors to answer and Read More…

Plastic Surgery Statistics 2015

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) just released their annual plastic surgery statistics from procedures performed by their members in 2015. The annual number of procedures done rose 2% from 2014 with close to 16 million surgery and non-surgical procedures done. To no surprise the overall number of procedures performed from 15 years ago Read More…

Product Review – Vitagel in Plastic Surgery

The most common expected early outcomes and complications from many types of plastic surgery are various types of undesired fluid collections. These are caused by bleeding (bruising and hematomas) as well as prolonged lymphatic leaks. (seromas) While the body has many natural clotting and healing mechanism to limit the occurrence or extent of these fluid Read More…

The Occurrence and Need for Revision of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Procedures

Cosmetic procedures and their outcomes can be influenced by how the body responds to the traumatic insult of surgery and the unpredictable forces induced by wound healing. As a result, undesired aesthetic outcomes can occur. This may necessitate the need or desire for revision plastic surgery. In plastic surgery, the occurrence of complications presents different Read More…

Complication in Cosmetic Surgery – Protection with CosmetAssure

  Cosmetic surgery, like all surgeries, has the risk of after surgery complications. But cosmetic surgery us unique is that it has two distinct types of complications…medical and  cosmetic. Medical complications are events like infection or DVT. Cosmetic complications are an undesired or unexpected appearance like an implant being too big or an out contour Read More…

Safety of Cosmetic Surgery in the Elderly

  The popularity of all forms of cosmetic surgery is growing and it spans all ages from teenagers to senior citizens for a wide variety of procedures. Age knows no limits when it comes to self-improvement and the desire to look as good as physically possible. While younger patients do inquire as to the safety Read More…

Intraoral Shortening Vestibuloplasty for Improved Food Clearance

From an anatomic perspective, the mouth is made up of two basic parts. There is the oral cavity proper which lies between the teeth where the tongue resides and is bounded superiorly by the palate and inferiorly by the mylohyoid muscles of the floor of the mouth. But the second and often forgotten part of Read More…

Need Plastic Surgery Help For A Physical Deformity?

Are you, a loved one or a family member suffering from a physical deformity that is seriously affecting the quality of your life? Such physical deformities can occur from birth defects, traumatic injuries (e.g., burns, motor vehicle accidents, domestic violence, work-related injuries) or surgery for different types of tumor removals. These events can have severe Read More…

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