Large breasts can take physical, mental toll on teens
Boston Children's plastic surgeon Brian Labow, MD, recently published an important study in the journal Pediatrics, focusing on the mental and physical struggles of teen girls with overly large breasts.
Read the HealthDay article about the study.
Baby's hands reattached
Boston Children's plastic surgeon Brian Labow, MD, is quoted in this ABC News story about an 8-month-old Chinese girl whose hands were cut off by her suicidal grandmother.
Obesity may raise odds for painful leg condition
In a letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Boston Children's plastic surgeon Arin Greene, MD, MMsc, and his colleagues reported on 15 obese individuals with swelling in both legs. They diagnosed five of these individuals with leg lymphedema, and the cause of the condition was obesity.
Read the Yahoo! News story on this discovery.
Teenage plastic surgery: How young is too young?
Boston Children's plastic surgeon Brian Labow, MD, talks with FOX25 Morning News about teens using elective plastic surgery.
Transforming lives in the developing world
John Meara, MD, DMD, MBA, chief of Boston Children's Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery, is also director of Harvard Medical School’s Program in Global Surgery and Social Change.
Dr. Meara and his Boston Children's colleagues work closely with organizations like Partners In Health and Operation Smile to improve the delivery of essential medical and surgical care throughout the developing world.
Learn more about some of these efforts by reading:
Recent press releases from Boston Children's