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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

ISSN: 0364-216X (print version)
ISSN: 1432-5241 (electronic version)

Journal no. 266


Bahman Guyuron, MD, USA 


Associate Editor

Lee Pu, MD, USA

Section Editors

Facial Surgery

Brian Mendelson, FRCSE, FRACS, FACS, Australia


Breast Surgery

Ruth Graf, MD, PhD, Brazil



Dirk Richter, MD, PhD, Germany


Body Contouring

Kai-Uwe Schlaudraff, MD, FEBOPRAS, FMH, Switzerland



Nazim Cerkes, MD, PhD, Turkey


Craniofacial/Maxillofacial Aesthetic Surgery

Michael Yaremchuk, MD


Non-Surgical Aesthetic

Jason Pozner, MD, FACS, USA


Special Topics

Gianluca Campiglio, MD, PhD, Italy


Patient Safety

Renato Saltz, MD, FACS, USA


Basic Science/Experimental

Dana Jianu, MD, PhD, Romania


Practice Management

W. Grant Stevens, MD, FACS, USA


Genital Surgery

Lina Triana, MD, Colombia


Editorial/Review Board

Alfonso Barrera, MD, FACS, USA

Mehmet Bayramicli, MD, Turkey

Chiara Botti, MD, Italy

Giovanni Botti, MD, Italy

Francisco G. Bravo, MD, PhD, Spain

Mitchell Brown, MD, Canada

Nuri Celik, MD, Turkey

Mario Pelle Ceravolo, MD, Italy

Steven Cohen, MD, FACS, USA

Sydney Coleman, MD, USA

Haiyan Cui, MD, China

Claudio DeLorenzi, MD, Canada

Steve Fagien, MD, USA

Giuseppe Ferraro, MD, PhD, Italy

Julio Louis Garcia, MD, USA

Ashkan Ghavami, MD, USA

Robert Gilman, MD, DMD, USA

Joao Carlos Sampaio Goes, MD, PhD, Brazil

Ronald Gruber, MD, FACS, USA

Wolfgang Gubisch, MD, Germany

Lifei Guo, MD, USA

Farhad Hafezi, MD, Iran

Dennis Hammond, MD, USA

Ivar van Heijningen, MD, Belgium

Darryl Hodgkinson, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), Australia

Joseph P. Hunstad, MD, FACS, USA

Noemi Kelemen, MD, MSc, UK

Kamran Khoobehi, MD, FACS, USA

Brian Kinney, MD, USA

Marco Klinger, MD, Italy

Bianca Knoll, MD, Germany

Paraskevas Kontoes, MD, PhD, Greece

Michelle Lee, MD, USA

Ioannis Liapakis, MD, PhD, Greece

Tsai-Ming Lin, MD, PhD, Taiwan

William Little, MD, USA

Jie Luan, MD, China

Apostolos Mandrekas, MD, PhD, Greece

Jeffrey Marcus, MD, USA

Timothy Marten, MD, FACS, USA

Arturo Ramirez Montañana, MD, Argentina

Fabio Nahas, MD, PhD, FACS, MBA, Brazil

Nina Naidu, MD, FACS, USA

Rei Ogawa, MD, PhD, FACS, Japan

Tim Papadopoulos, MD, Australia

Luis Fernando Perin, MD, FACS, Brazil

Kirill Pshenisnov, MD, PhD, Russia

Lee L.Q. Pu, MD, PhD, USA

Ricardo Ribeiro, MD, Brazil

Enrico Robotti, MD, Italy

J. Peter Rubin, MD, FACS, USA

Min-Hee Ryu, MD, China

Osvaldo Saldanha, MD, Brazil

Peter Scott, MD, South Africa

Cemal Şenyuva, MD, Turkey

Luís Ricardo Martinhão Souto, MD, PhD, Brazil

Ozan Sozer, MD, USA

Susumu Takayanagi, MD, PhD, Japan

Tunc Tiryaki, MD, Turkey

Dean M. Toriumi, MD, USA

Ali Totonchi, MD, USA

Su-Ben Tsao, MD, Taiwan

Alexis Verpaele, MD, Belgium

Carlos Uebel, MD, PhD, Brazil

Heidi Waldorf, MD, USA

Maria Wiedner, MD, Germany

Chin-Ho Wong, MD, Singapore

Kotaro Yoshimura, MD, Japan

Chung-Chih Yu, MD, Taiwan

Li Yu, MD, China

James Zins, MD, USA


Associate Editorial Board Members

Rieka Taghizadeh, MBChB, MRCS(Glas), FRCS(Plast), UK


Resident and Fellow Board Members

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD, USA

Katherine A. Grunzweig, MD, USA


Managing Editor

Suzann McClenahan


Founding Editor

Blair O. Rogers, MD (1975-2002)


Editors-in-Chief Emeriti

Thomas M. Biggs, MD (2003-2010)

Henry M. Spinelli, MD, FACS (2011-2016)

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    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is a publication of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the official journal of the European Association of Societies of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (EASAPS), Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva ed Estetica (SICPRE), Vereinigung der Deutschen Aesthetisch Plastischen Chirurgen (VDAPC), the Romanian Aesthetic Surgery Society (RASS), Asociación Española de Cirugía Estética Plástica (AECEP), La Sociedad Argentina de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reparadora (SACPER), the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe (RSE), the Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS), the Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (SAPS), the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Egyptian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ESPRS), the Sociedad Chilena de Cirugía Plástica, Reconstructiva y Estética (SCCP), and the Bulgarian Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (BULAPRAS).

    The purpose of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is to provide a forum for the rapid publication of original articles dealing with techniques advancing the art of aesthetic plastic surgery. Although many of these articles will describe surgical craftsmanship per se, others will deal with complications in surgical procedures and methods by which to treat or avoid them. "Second thoughts" about long established techniques, which should or might be abandoned, modified, or improved, as well as symposia devoted to the controversies arising from the use of one particular technique vs. another and the lessons to be learned from these dialogues will be included. Individual or isolated case histories, which may add to the specialty's increasing fund of knowledge and its advancement; improvements in surgical instruments, pharmaceuticals, and operating room equipment of use to the aesthetic plastic surgeon; and discussions of ancillary problems in aesthetic plastic surgery, such as the role of psychosocial factors in the doctor-patient and the patient-public interrelationships, are all to be presented. The role of preventive medicine and genetic counseling in averting some of the conditions that ultimately require aesthetic surgical correction, as well as certain factors that influence the patient's and surgeon's aesthetic judgement in relation to the overall appearance of a body feature, and the importance of physical anthropology in understanding the patient's ethnic requirements for a particular type of surgical procedure will be discussed. The history of the development and continuing growth of aesthetic plastic surgery and the attitudes of "society" and "the public" concerning the "justification" for the use of aesthetic plastic surgery will be dealt with.

    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is abstracted and covered in Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, SciSearch, Research Alert, Index Medicus-MEDLINE, and Excerpta Medica/EMBASE, Science Citation Index Expanded.

    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is ranked #7 in the Google Scholar H-5 Index of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with a 2016 H-5 Index of 26.

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