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Patti LaBelle Joins Breast Reconstruction Campaign

Legendary singer named 2015 spokesperson for “closing the loop” on breast cancer The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign has announced that Patti LaBelle, a legendary singer, author, and actress, has joined the American Society of Plastic Surgery and The Plastic Surgery Foundation to help women “close the loop” on breast cancer. As the Breast Reconstruction Awareness Continue Reading

Celebrating the BRAve Faces of Breast Cancer

Third annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA is October 15, 2014 The third annual Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, organized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), will take place on October 15, 2014, in cities across the country. The goal of BRA Day USA is to Close Continue Reading

Patients Follow Breast Reconstruction with Cosmetic Surgery

ASPS study participants seek body image improvement following mastectomy Although Breast Reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s self-esteem and sense of well-being following a mastectomy, it may not be the only step some patients take to improve their self-image. Breast reconstruction patients may also choose cosmetic surgery procedures such as Liposuction or Eyelid Surgery in a quest Continue Reading

Comfort & Confidence with Breast Reduction

If overly large and heavy breasts are causing your bra straps to dig into your skin, you are not alone. Many women with overly bountiful bustlines not only have back, neck and shoulder pain but also find themselves limited in the physical activities they are able to participate in. Breast Reduction removes excess breast tissue Continue Reading

Cosmetic Procedures Top 10 Million in 2012

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction head list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures More than 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures were performed nationwide in 2012, according to the 16th annual statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Breast augmentation and liposuction were the top cosmetic surgical procedures. Botulinum toxin type A (including Continue Reading

BRA DAY USA for Breast Reconstruction Awareness

Singer/songwriter Jewel is spokesperson for Oct. 17 event to “close the loop” The U.S. has joined 20 other countries in recognizing October 17 each year as National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day. This international event is designed to “close the loop” on breast cancer by promoting education, awareness and access to breast reconstruction following a Continue Reading

Jewel Named Breast Reconstruction Spokesperson

Singer/songwriter joins international effort to increase awareness Many women who have bravely battled breast cancer and had life-saving surgery must also grapple with the question, what’s next? That’s why the United States and 20 other countries are joining an international effort to increase awareness about options for Breast Reconstruction after having a mastectomy. The initiative, which was Continue Reading

Liposuction is No. 1 in 2011

Almost 9.2 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year, say annual cosmetic surgery stats The number of cosmetic surgery procedures increased again last year, with Liposuction and Breast Augmentation leading the list of the most popular procedures. Among nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, Botulinum Toxin Type A (BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport) was the top choice, followed by Continue Reading

FDA Releases Update on Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Agency stands by 2006 approval after review of follow-up studies When silicone gel-filled breast implants were approved for general use in 2006, the two breast implant manufacturers were required to conduct ongoing follow-up studies on their safety. Five years later, the FDA’s first major review of the manufacturer studies finds that silicone breast implants are Continue Reading

Cosmetic Surgery Jumps 9% Last Year

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction top list of most popular cosmetic surgical procedures Plastic surgery procedures increased almost 9% last year compared to 2009, say annual statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Breast augmentation was the most popular surgical procedure for the third year in a row. The top nonsurgical procedure was Botulinum Toxin Continue Reading

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