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About The Plastic Truth

Plastic Surgery Practice Manager, Founder of ThePlasticTruth.com, kidney donor, website administrator, all things plastic surgery blogger, and non-profit executive administrator. Google theplastictruth@aol.com

The Existence of Sub-Specialty Societies is Only Natural

by Paul S. Howard, MD, FACS Every surgical specialty society spawns sub-specialty societies.  It has always been that way.  Subspecialty groups began their own societies when their specific issues, whether educational or otherwise, are not being met by the parent … Continue reading

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ASPS Identity Crisis 2.0

Millard Principle Number 12: Do Not Underestimate the Enemy Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2015 could likely sink into the Boston Harbor making plastic surgery history.  Not that the ASPS pays any attention to my contributions to the industry in which … Continue reading

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Lift Style Lift Un-lifted

The mass marketing company, Life Style Lift filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year.  As a result, thousands of patients have been rumored to have been stranded having pre-paid for cosmetic services now seeking legal advice to recoup their money.  … Continue reading

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What is the cost of Breast Augmentation?

Plastic Surgery marketing usually focuses on targeting the budget cosmetic surgery seeking patient with breast augmentation in the forefront.  You are probably reading this blog article with this primary question in mind. In this article I will explore the expenses … Continue reading

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Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Plastic Surgeon’s Wife

Think being married to a plastic surgeon is all cookies and crème? Well, maybe, but certainly not all the time. We are like any other wives out there, with our own list of annoying things people say to us. However, … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago this Month a Plastic Surgeon Made History

Sixty years ago a plastic surgeon made history when he successfully performed a kidney transplant. That plastic surgeon paved the way for many to experience second chances with the help of organ donors: deceased and living. This last July, I … Continue reading

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Plastic Surgeons: The latest target by Drug Seekers

Drug Seekers have always been one the biggest challenges to physicians of all specialties. Plastic Surgeons have never been immune to this demographic of patient, but the current environment of electronic prescribing and monitoring has placed new challenges for narcotic … Continue reading

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What you need to know before you go for your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Choose your surgeon wisely Choosing a surgeon who is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery should be your first requirement.  A recent survey conducted by RealSelf.com found that patient satisfaction is 30% higher when patients chose a … Continue reading

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2018: Your Doctor is a Plastic Surgeon

For over 12 years I have worked for my husband in his Plastic Surgery Practice in Birmingham, Alabama.  I began by managing his Cleft Lip/Palate Clinic  which included fighting with insurance companies to cover the medically necessary services for these … Continue reading

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ASPS – ASAPS Unification by Pamela Howard

A recent proposal is on the table calling for the “unification” of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.  Those in favor cite “economic” reasons as well as the “creation” of a more “aesthetic” … Continue reading

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