Evidence-based medicine in aesthetic surgery: The significance of level to aesthetic surgery

Rod J. Rohrich, Min Jeong Cho

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Abstract

Since its popularization in the 1980s, evidence-based medicine has become the cornerstone of American health care. Many specialties rapidly adapted to the paradigm shift of health care by delivering treatment using the evidence-based guidelines. However, the field of plastic surgery has been slow to implement evidence-based medicine compared with the other specialties because of the challenges of performing randomized controlled trials, such as funding, variability in surgical skills, and difficulty with standardization of techniques. To date, aesthetic surgery has been at the forefront of evidence-based medicine in plastic surgery by having the most randomized controlled trials. Nevertheless, a detailed analysis of these studies has not been previously performed. In this article, the level I and II articles of aesthetic surgery are discussed to increase awareness of high-quality evidence-based medicine in aesthetic surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1195e-1202e
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume139
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017

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Evidence-based medicine in aesthetic surgery : The significance of level to aesthetic surgery. / Rohrich, Rod J.; Cho, Min Jeong.

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