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    Dr. Amy Alderman Named New Chair of The PSF Grant Review Committee
    2013-03-01

    Nationally renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Amy Alderman, was named chair of The Plastic Surgery Foundation’s grant review committee.

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    New Survey: Women Want to See Breast Reconstruction Results Before Cancer Surgery
    2014-04-15

    A new survey released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows 89 percent of women want to see what breast reconstruction surgery results would look like before undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

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    Breast Reconstruction May Quickly Improve Quality of Life
    2011-11-17

    Women who underwent breast reconstruction after a mastectomy using their own abdominal tissue felt better about themselves as early as three weeks later, according to a new study.

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    Psychology of a Breast Reconstruction to Be Studied by UNC Doctor
    2011-10-25

    A UNC doctor received an $862,700 grant to study the decision making process of breast cancer survivors considering breast reconstruction surgery.

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    Neck Restoration: Is Your Neck Aging You?
    2011-09-15

    Dr. Rod Rohrich of UT Southwestern Medical Center, with colleagues, developed a step-by-step approach to neck restoration as a part of facial rejuvenation or plastic surgery.

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    Top Cosmetic Injectable Filler Gets a Makeover
    2011-09-26

    The developer of an investigational thread-like solidified hyaluronic acid (HA) product that can be slipped under narrow facial wrinkles claims that it might one day simplify procedures for cosmetic surgeons who struggle to keep gel-based fillers within their intended boundaries.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Michael Neumeister, MD, as Its New President
    2011-09-27

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), the premier plastic surgery research organization advancing the specialty, this week announced it has named Michael Neumeister, MD, as its president.

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    Breast Reconstruction Guidance Enlightens Cancer Victims
    2011-09-29

    September 29, 2011 (Denver, Colorado) — A prospective mixed-method study suggests that more uninsured women in indigent populations opt for breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomy when a concerted effort is made to offer instructional content that has been corrected for language barriers and cultural factors.

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    Rand Corporation Publishes Studies Association Between Breast Implants and Cancer
    2011-04-19

    Breast implants appear to be associated with a rare form of lymphoma, but there is not yet evidence to show that the cancer is caused by implants or to suggest an underlying mechanism for how the disease might develop, according to a study by researchers from the RAND Corporation.

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    FDA Reviews Possible Association Between a Breast Implants and a Rare Type of Lymphoma.
    2011-01-26

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced details from an internal review suggesting a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and the development of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a very rare type of lymphoma.

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