woman_profileOn the Nose

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) sniffed out practice trends in its annual member survey. Here’s some nose news: Surgeons report that in 2015, up to 25% of their patients were dissatisfied with previous rhinoplasty surgery from a different surgeon and requested a revision rhinoplasty.

BreastCancer_ribbon_COBBreast Options

Good news for breast cancer patients. A new study published in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery finds that lipofilling is safe for breast reconstruction and does not increase the risk of recurrent or new cancers. The rate of recurrence in the breast and surrounding area was 1.3% for women who had lipofilling and 2.4% in those who did not. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1PhHLNu

Women Rule

When it comes to facial plastic surgery, 85% of all surgical and nonsurgical procedures are performed on women. (Source: 2015 AAFPRS Membership Study)

mom_childNew Moms and Melanoma

New research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology finds that melanoma is on the rise in childbearing women. Women younger than 50 who are pregnant or have recently been pregnant are at greatest risk. Conducted by Cleveland Clinic’s Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Institute, the case-controlled study collected detailed data of cutaneous melanomas developing in 462 women aged 49 or younger. Women diagnosed with malignant melanoma during their pregnancy or within 1 year of giving birth were five times as likely to die, seven times as likely to experience metastasis, and had a nine-fold increase in recurrence. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1NkhKuP