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ASPS Plastic Surgery News ConnectionTop Headlines August 9, 2016
Ivo Pitanguy, MD, icon of Brazilian plastic surgery, dies at 93

Ivo Pitanguy, MD, icon of Brazilian plastic surgery, dies at 93
A world-renowned plastic surgeon known for pioneering the “Brazilian butt-lift,” Ivo Pitanguy, MD, rose to prominence more than 50 years ago when he helped save and reconstruct hundreds of his countrymen tragically burned in a circus-tent fire. The day before he died, Dr. Pitanguy passed the Olympic torch on its final leg through Rio de Janiero, near his clinic.  NY Times  |  Reuters | ABC News


Pediatric double-hand transplant recipient throws out first pitch at Camden Yards

Pediatric double-hand transplant recipient throws out first pitch at Camden Yards
Zion Harvey, a 9-year-old from Baltimore who last July became the first child to undergo a double-hand transplant, triumphantly threw out the first pitch last week at an Orioles game. Fox | ESPN


first breast augmentation with a silicone implant

Patient, surgeon look back at first breast augmentation with a silicone implant
Thomas Biggs, MD, the lone surviving member of the surgical team with Thomas Cronin, MD, and Frank Gerow, MD, recounts the groundbreaking 1962 procedure. Houston Chronicle


Renowned plastic surgeon humanitarian, John Constable, MD, passes away at 88

Renowned plastic surgeon humanitarian, John Constable, MD, passes away at 88

A harrowing experience while volunteering at a Saigon hospital in 1968 at the outset of the bloody Tet Offensive led John Constable, MD, to decades of humanitarian and antiwar efforts. Boston Globe


Plastic surgeon named dean of college of medicine at U. of Tennessee
Mexico drug kingpin ‘El Diablo’ arrested prior to plastic surgery appointment
No ethical barriers to face transplant in children
Transgender man sues insurer for denial of coverage for gender confirmation surgery
Cosmo offers 10 things to consider before plastic surgery
Insurance, distance may prevent breast reconstruction
Science and Research
New suturing techniques to reconstruct the keystone area in septoplasty
Case report: L-positioned perforator propeller flap for breast recon
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University of Washington offering two surgical critical care burn fellowships
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