Upon her arrival at the Mère-Enfant le Luxembourg Hospital in Bamako, little Kadiatou had a severe facial deformity. Her cleft lip ("harelip") is accompanied by a gap in the roof of her mouth under her nostrils (cleft palate), which not only causes eating and speech difficulties, but would also condemn her to hostile looks for the rest of her life.
Michael Reilly, MD, freely admits he loves faces. In his first year of medical school at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, he aced head and neck anatomy. “I got the best grade of the whole year in that course,” he says, adding that he is simply a “people person” who loves to communicate with others, “and the face is your window to the world.”
NEW YORK, NY – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 18th annual multi-specialty statistical data today showing an aesthetic plastic surgery spend consistent with the figures for 2013, with Americans spending more than 12 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the second year in a row.
SAN FRANCISCO – Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person’s appearance. Researchers will report today that they have developed a “self-fitting” material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for new bone growth.
Philadelphia — For women undergoing breast reconstruction, professional tattoo artists can achieve "aesthetically superior" results by creating realistic three-dimensional tattoos of the nipple and surrounding areola, according to a report in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
Philadelphia -– As more Asian patients seek cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of their nose, plastic surgeons need to know about some important factors affecting the success of 'Asian rhinoplasty,' reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
By Amy Albin – Social media has revolutionized the way in which people and businesses interact, and it is taking on a growing role in the health care industry. A new UCLA study looking at the use of social media among plastic surgeons has found that roughly half of these specialists use social media tools.