• Cosmetic Surgery MTV

    Cosmetic Surgery MTV

    MTV’s “I Want a Famous Face” Sets a Dangerous Course, Says the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery New York, NY (April 1, 2004) -“Having plastic surgery because you want to look like someone else is the wrong way to start out,” says ASAPS President Robert W. Bernard, MD, a plastic surgeon in White Plains,

  • Lipoplasty or Liposuction

    Lipoplasty or Liposuction

    Position Statement and Guidelines New York, NY (February 9, 2004) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) presents the following guidelines developed to assist physicians in clinical decision-making. The guidelines were developed in conjunction with plastic surgery organizations participating in a Lipoplasty Task Force. This document is not intended to establish a standard

  • Cosmetic Surgery Laser Skin Resurfacing

    Cosmetic Surgery Laser Skin Resurfacing

    Lasers offer new medical and cosmetic treatment options for patients with skin of color CHICAGO (July 27, 2003) – Lasers are becoming one of the most versatile treatment options for everything from leg veins to birthmarks. However, the first generation of laser treatments was not appropriate for use on darker colored skin because they could

  • Florida Office-Surgery Moratorium on Combined Liposuction/Abdominoplasty

    Position of the ASAPS New York, NY (February 13, 2004) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) supports the Florida Board of Medicine’s investigation into a small but significant number of patient deaths associated with surgical procedures, including plastic surgery, performed in office-based surgical facilities. However, ASAPS believes that the Board’s recent vote

  • FDA Says Not Yet to Silicone Gel – Filled Breast Implants

    ASAPS Survey Shows Doctors Mixed on Impact of Gel Availability New York, NY (January 08, 2004)- “The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) respects the scientific inquiry and regulatory process that led the FDA to its current conclusion not to allow silicone gel-filled breast implants back on the market right now,” says Robert Bernard,

  • When It Comes to Plastic Surgery, Extreme is “Out” Subtle “In”

    Consumer Survey from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Shows Americans Want to Look Better, Not Different New York, NY (December 9, 2003)–Despite the popularity of “makeover” reality shows, most Americans who might consider cosmetic plastic surgery would not want to drastically change their appearance, according to a national survey of 1000 American households