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#PlasticSurgery

Overview of attention for article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 6,570)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (98th percentile)

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13 news outlets
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643 tweeters
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5 Facebook pages
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3 Google+ users
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1 video uploader

Citations

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43 Dimensions

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Title
#PlasticSurgery
Published in
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 2016
DOI 10.1097/prs.0000000000002814
Pubmed ID
Authors

Branford, Olivier A, Kamali, Parisa, Rohrich, Rod J, Song, David H, Mallucci, Patrick, Liu, Daniel Z, Lang, Dustin, Sun, Kristi, Stubican, Miran, Lin, Samuel J, Branford, Olivier A., Rohrich, Rod J., Song, David H., Liu, Daniel Z., Lin, Samuel J., Olivier A. Branford, Parisa Kamali, Rod J. Rohrich, David H. Song, Patrick Mallucci, Daniel Z. Liu, Dustin Lang, Kristi Sun, Miran Stubican, Samuel J. Lin, Liu, Daniel Z.

Abstract

Social media use is growing inexorably, and there is public appetite for evidence-based information. Little is known about engagement by plastic surgeons with social media. The aim of this study was to examine posting about plastic surgery on Twitter, to best inform how board-certified plastic surgeons could use the hashtag #PlasticSurgery as a tool to educate patients and the public. A prospective analysis of 2880 "tweets" containing the words "plastic surgery" was performed. The following were assessed: identity of author, use of the hashtag #PlasticSurgery, subject matter, whether link to study was provided, and whether posts by surgeons were self-promotional or educational. Social media posting about plastic surgery is dominated by the public, accounting for 70.6 percent of posts versus only 6.0 percent by plastic surgeons. Only 5.4 percent of all tweets contained the hashtag #PlasticSurgery, although almost half of those that did were by plastic surgeons. Of these, 61.3 percent of posts by plastic surgeons were about aesthetic surgery; additional posts were about basic science, patient safety, and reconstruction (13.9, 4.0, and 2.3 percent, respectively). Eighteen scientific articles were referenced, with a link to the Journal site posted in two tweets. Of posts by plastic surgeons, 37.0 percent were self-promotional. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and its Journal have recognized that social media may be used to educate and engage. Board-certified plastic surgeons have a great opportunity to promote evidence-based plastic practice by means of #PlasticSurgery in the interests of supporting patients and the profession.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 8 18%
Researcher 6 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 14%
Student > Master 6 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Other 13 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 73%
Unspecified 3 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 7%
Computer Science 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Other 2 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 563. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 11 October 2018.
All research outputs
#10,392
of 12,271,472 outputs
Outputs from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
#4
of 6,570 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#753
of 339,412 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
#2
of 118 outputs
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