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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Announces 2013 Journalistic Achievement Award Winners
Date:4/12/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2013

Selected from over 125 entries nationwide, journalists representing The Palm Beach Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Boston Globe, W Magazine and KXAN (an NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas), are among winners receiving top honors in the 2013 ASAPS Journalistic Achievement Awards. This year’s winners will be presented a certificate of merit and a downloadable presentation that will be featured on the ASAPS’ website (http://www.surgery.org). The Aesthetic Society, founded in 1967, is the leading national organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body.

Each year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery honors journalists for their reporting on cosmetic plastic surgery. Entries are accepted in five categories: Television News, Newspaper, Magazine, Internet, and Patient Safety.

This year’s, first place in the Television News category goes to Sierra Pedraja of KXAN, an NBC affiliate in Austin, Texas, for her piece “Plastic surgery a tool to stop bullying.” The news segment discusses how plastic surgery can help children avoid being a victim of bullying. “Plastic surgery is not a cure-all but it can help for certain specific problems,” said Jennifer Walden, MD, Vice-Chair of ASAPS Media Relations Committee and a plastic surgeon in Austin, TX. In the segment Dr. Walden suggests that families consider many factors before making the decision whether plastic surgery is the answer.

Gloria Hochman, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, receives first place for the newspaper category her newspaper article, “Demand-and differing methods-are growing in plastic surgery”. This article delves into the world of cosmetic surgery and looks at why people decide to undergo aesthetic procedures to improve their appearances. The article discusses the latest trends, ne
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