Plastic Surgery Foundation Press Releases

    Patti LaBelle 2015 Spokesperson for The PSF Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign
    2014-10-12

    The Breast Reconstruction Awareness Campaign is pleased to announce that American singer, author, and actress, Patti LaBelle has joined the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) to help women “Close the Loop” on breast cancer.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Seattle Physician, Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, New President
    2014-10-12

    Nicholas B. Vedder, MD, Chief of Plastic Surgery; Vice Chair, Department of Surgery University of Washington, Seattle, was today named president of The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF).

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    ASPS Hosts Party With a Purpose, Oct. 13, to Support Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation
    2014-10-12

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) dedicate an evening of their annual scientific meeting to Party with a Purpose for Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation – a joint venture between Fresh Start Surgical Gifts and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, dedicated to transforming the lives of disadvantaged infants, children and teens with physical deformities through the gift of reconstructive surgery and related medical care.

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    The PSF and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Join Forces to Bring Hope to Children With Physical Deformities
    2014-10-12

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts have partnered to create Fresh Start Caring for Kids Foundation, a collaboration that provides no-cost reconstructive surgeries and other medical services to disadvantaged kids with physical deformities caused by birth defects, injury, abuse or disease through surgical weekends and clinics.

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    The PSF Awards Grants to Nonprofits for Breast Reconstruction Awareness, Charitable Care
    2014-09-23

    The PSF today announced the recipients of its 2014 Breast Reconstruction Awareness Fund grant awards.

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    The PSF Seeks Grant Applications to Assist Women in Need of Breast Reconstruction
    2014-01-30

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) is now accepting applications for its 2014 Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Fund grant programs.

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    Plastic Surgery Foundation Receives $100,000 Award From MTF To Boost Dermal Tissue Transplantation Research
    2013-11-26

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced it has been awarded $100,000 by the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) to provide research grants to investigators whose projects are aimed at advancing the science of dermal (skin) tissue transplantation.

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    Singer Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway to Benefit Children With Physical Deformities
    2013-10-09

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) has teamed up with San Diego-based Fresh Start Surgical Gifts to host Sheryl Crow Rocks the USS Midway, a private charitable concert to help children suffering from physical deformities.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Awards Grants to Nonprofits to Raise Breast Reconstruction Awareness, Charitable Care
    2013-08-26

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced the recipients of its 2013 Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Fund grant awards.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Launches Call for Late-Breaking Research Abstracts
    2013-08-05

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced it is now accepting late-breaking research abstracts for Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the annual scientific conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The PSF, October 11-15, 2013 in San Diego

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Now Accepting Applications for Breast Reconstruction Grants
    2013-04-15

    Inaugural BRA Day USA proceeds provide funding for breast reconstruction awareness, charitable care and research.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation, Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Partner to Provide Grants for Next-Generation Research
    2013-03-07

    The PSF is teaming with nation's leading tissue bank to administer research grants to plastic surgeons to advance tissue transplantation, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Launches “Shark Tank” Technology Innovation Challenge for Healthcare Professionals, Entrepreneurs
    2012-10-26

    The PSF is looking to foster the development of new technology in the field of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery through its inaugural TIPS Innovation Challenge.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Texas Physician New President
    2012-10-26

    The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), a leader in plastic surgery research, has named Charles N. Verheyden, MD, PhD, as its new president. Dr. Verheyden, a professor of plastic surgery at Texas A&M University Medical School.

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Closes Loop on Breast Cancer During First BRA Day USA, October 17
    2012-10-10

    On Oct. 17, The Plastic Surgery Foundation and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons will join singer-songwriter Jewel and supporters across the country to educate women about breast reconstruction.

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    LifeCell Corporation Partners with The Plastic Surgery Foundation to Raise Breast Reconstruction Awareness
    2012-09-13

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced their partnership with LifeCell Corporation in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA.

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    Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, The Plastic Surgery Foundation Unite to Increase Breast Reconstruction Awareness, Education, Access
    2012-09-06

    The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation (MTF) has joined The Plastic Surgery Foundation and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to support Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, or BRA Day USA, on Oct. 17, 2012.

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    Everyday Health, The Plastic Surgery Foundation Partner to Educate Women about Breast Reconstruction Options, Post-Mastectomy
    2012-08-30

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) today announced their partnership with digital health and wellness leader Everyday Health in support of the first national Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA, October 17, 2012.

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    Sientra Joins the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation in support of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA
    2012-08-20

    Sientra Joins the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation in support of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA

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    New York Breast Reconstruction Alliance Joins ASPS, The PSF, and Recording Artist Jewel to Close Loop on Breast Cancer
    2012-08-15

    The New York Breast Reconstruction Alliance (nyBRA) has joined the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Plastic Surgery Foundation, and recording artist Jewel in support of Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA.

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    Center for Restorative Breast Surgery Joins ASPS, Jewel to Raise Breast Reconstruction Awareness
    2012-08-12

    New Orleans Breast Center sponsors Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day USA to raise awareness about reconstruction options post mastectomy for breast cancer survivors.

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    Award-Winning Recording Artist Jewel Named Spokesperson for the First Annual National Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day on October 17, 2012
    2012-06-25

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation launches National BRA Day to promote education, raise funds for research and improve access to women eligible for post-mastectomy breast reconstruction.

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    Breast Reconstruction Increases Psychosocial And Sexual Well Being, Study Finds
    2011-11-07

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Women who have breast reconstruction using tissue taken from their abdomen, after mastectomy, experience significant improvements in psychological, social, and sexual well being, as well as, increased breast satisfaction, reports a new study published online in the journal Cancer. The study is the first of its kind to assess patient satisfaction and quality of life after breast reconstruction using the BREAST-Q, a new patient reported outcomes measurement tool.

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    Blood Thinner Lowers Clot Risk in Plastic Surgery Patients
    2011-10-28

    In Highest-Risk Group, Enoxaparin Reduces Venous Thromboembolism Rate by 60 Percent. For plastic surgery patients at high risk, treatment with the anticoagulant (blood-thinning) drug enoxaparin can reduce the risk of serious blood clot-related complications called venous thromboembolism (VTE),

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    The Plastic Surgery Foundation Names Michael Neumeister, MD, As Its New President
    2011-09-26

    DENVER – The Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), the premier plastic surgery research organization advancing the specialty, today announced it has named Michael Neumeister, MD, as its president. Dr. Neumeister, professor and chairman of the Institute of Plastic Surgery at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Ill., assumed the role this week at Plastic Surgery 11 THE Meeting, the leading annual plastic surgery scientific and educational conference.

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    ASPS Collaborates with FDA to Establish Breast Implant Registry
    2011-01-26

    The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is establishing a national registry for breast implants in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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