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  • What is ASERF?

    ASERF President and ASAPS member, Julio Garcia, MD explains what the research arm of The Aesthetic Society is and what they do to help both patients and surgeons. ASERF (The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation) is the educational and research foundation arm of The Aesthetic Society. Its mission is to identify and pursue those issues relevant to the advancement, effectiveness and safety of aesthetic surgery through directed research and education for the purpose of benefiting patients, physicians and the entire field of medicine. 

  • Five Ways to Put Nervous Patients at Ease Prior to Surgery

    Dr. Daniel C. Mills shares ways he puts his patients at ease as they prep for surgery. “I would think almost every patient is a bit nervous when they first come in because this is not something they do every day,” notes Dr. Mills. 

  • Why it is Important for Patients and Plastic Surgeons to Understand Ethnic Plastic Surgery

    When it comes to diversity in beauty, plastic surgery has come a long way. New trends and techniques have been developed that to allow people of various races to have options. According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) 25% of all cosmetic procedures performed last year were on ethnic minority races. 

  • Here’s Why Teens Are Getting Labiaplasty. It Is Not For Aesthetic Purposes

    There has been a big amount of misconception and connotation when it comes to labiaplasty surgery. Many people associate this procedure to people who are very sexually active and refer to it as the “pornstar procedure”. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sheila Nazarian disagrees with those misconceptions.  

    “I have had a couple of teenage girls that I have performed labiaplasty on because they needed the procedure for functionality reasons,” she explains. “They are not doing it to look better; it is very emotional and necessary for them.” 

  • Wedge vs. Trim Technique. Which Labiaplasty Technique is Right for You?

    A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the labia minora. According to the latest statistical data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), labiaplasty surgery has increased by more than 48 percent from the previous year. Dr. Gary Alter, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California, explains why women undergo this procedure and the difference between the wedge and trim techniques.  

  • How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon

    If you are considering undergoing a cosmetic procedure, it is important to do your research on the procedure and the plastic surgeon. Look for a plastic surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)