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Physician Initiated Research
Understanding Breast Implant Illness Print

Jill M Newby, PhD, Samantha Tang, PhD, Kate Faasse, PhD, Maria J Sharrock, BAdvSci(Hons), William P Adams, Jr, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjaa329

Background: Breast implant surgery is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed globally. A subset of women with breast implants report experiencing a myriad of disabling and distressing physical and psychological symptoms attributed to their implants. Social media groups have coined the condition ‘Breast Implant Illness’ (BII). Little to no scientific research currently exists for BII.

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Vibration Exposure Safety Guidelines for Surgeons Using Power-Assisted Liposuction (PAL) Print

Chaowen Wu, MD, PhD, Stephen Laswell, BSME, James A Mentz, BA, Rolando Morales, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjaa373

Background: As power-assisted liposuction (PAL) gains popular use, plastic surgeons operating these devices experience occupational exposure to hand-transmitted vibration, which can result in Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), a debilitating neurovasculopathy.

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Improvement in Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Safety With the Current Recommendations from ASERF, ASAPS, and ISAPS Print

Luis Rios, Jr, MD; and Varun Gupta, MD, MPH

Aesthetic Surgery Journal  2020, 1–7

Background: In 2017, the ASERF Gluteal Fat Grafting Task Force reported gluteal fat grafting to be a high-risk procedure and recommended specific surgical techniques to decrease the risk of pulmonary fat embolism (PFE).

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