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Grants We Funded

In 2019, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 33 investigator-initiated projects and allocated $891,274 to support the newest, clinically relevant research in plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons/PSF leadership is committed to continuing to provide high levels of investigator-initiated research support to ensure that plastic surgeons have the needed research resources to be pioneers and innovators in advancing the practice of medicine.

Research Abstracts

Search The PSF database to have easy access to full-text grant abstracts from past PSF-funded research projects 2003 to present. All abstracts are the work of the Principal Investigators and were retrieved from their PSF grant applications. Several different filters may be applied to locate abstracts specific to a particular focus area, or PSF funding mechanism.

3D Imaging for Planning and Analysis in Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Principal Investigator
Oren Tepper MD


New York University Medical Center

Funding Mechanism
Basic Research Grant

Focus Area

Breast surgery aims to modify breast size, shape, and contour, while achieving bilateral symmetry. The present day approach to augmentation or reduction mammaplasty remains largely subjective, as surgeons base operative strategies on visual size estimates and predicted change. Thus, the overall success of aesthetic breast surgery is limited by the inability of plastic surgeons to objectively assess breast volume and shape. A potential solution to this subjective obstacle may be three-dimensional (3D) technology, which can provide unique objective clinical data that was previously unattainable to plastic surgeons. In the following study, we hypothesize that 3D-surface imaging technology can provide novel objective data with clinical relevance for surgical planning and outcomes analysis in aesthetic breast surgery.