Fort Worth Plastic Surgery Institute


April 28th, 2014
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released its annual Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics.  Over 15 million Plastic Surgery procedures, including minimally invasive and surgical procedures, were performed in 2013, which represents a 3% increase in total procedures since 2012.  5.7 million Reconstructive Surgery procedures were performed in 2013, an increase of 2% from 2012.    New products and advances in technology are behind this growth in both categories.  In 2013 alone, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved several new plastic surgery devices and products, including two form-stable silicone gel breast implants and a hyaluronic acid facial filler designed to treat mid-face volume ...   Read more...
November 12th, 2013

There may be no other area of medicine with as many myths surrounding it as Plastic Surgery. Let’s take a look at a few of the more common myths and break them down. 

Myth #1:  Plastic Surgery is only for the rich and famous. 

If only rich and famous people had Plastic Surgery, your average Plastic Surgeon wouldn’t be nearly as busy as she or he is.  Most cosmetic patients are not the rich and famous, but are average people who simply wish to restore ...

November 5th, 2013
A good article by Diane Mapes on her journey through breast reconstruction. You can see the oroginal version of this article by following the link below.

Reconstruction after breast cancer: It's not a boob job By Diane Mapes ...   Read more...
June 28th, 2013

Breast cancer patients must make a number of important decisions about their treatment but among the most important is whether to undergo a mastectomy (total removal of a breast) or a lumpectomy (breast conserving surgery). Not every patient will have to make this decision, as certain factors about the cancerous tumor, including it’s size, location and how early it was discovered, all influence which procedure may be right for you. Your doctor will tell you if a lumpectomy is not an option or is not advisable. In some cases, a lumpectomy may not be an option due to the growth of the cancer or other factors.

For those patients who do have to make this decision, there are a number of issues to consider.

What exactly is the difference between a lumpectomy and a mastectomy?

Lumpectomy is the surgical removal of the tumor and some ...

May 20th, 2013
You go to the hospital to get better. Hospitals are full of sick people. How are you supposed to get better when you are surrounded by people who may be even sicker than you are? The simple answer is plan your trip, speak up and ask questions and get out. Your goal should be to get in, have the operation and get out as soon as possible. A trip to the hospital is not a vacation-it is a risk undertaken with a specific goal. As much as you may want to spend just one more night , unless you truly don’t feel ready to go home, don’t jeopardize your outcome and your overall health by spending more time in the hospital than you have to. 
  Before you arrive at the hospital, be sure to speak with your doctor about medications you should start or stop and any pre-admission tests you may need. Ask about what to expect in terms of medications, procedures and tests and how long you should expect to stay in the ...   Read more...