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This multimedia rich app is optimized for the iPad 2.

PRS provides up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, cosmetic surgery, as well as pediatric and craniofacial surgery. The cosmetic section provides expanded coverage on new procedures and techniques and offers more cosmetic-specific content than any other journal. All subscribers enjoy full access to the Journal's website, which features broadcast quality videos of reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, podcasts, comprehensive article archives dating to 1946, and additional benefits.

The purpose of the Journal serves in cooperation with the overall mission of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons,® which is to support its members in their efforts to provide the highest quality patient care and maintain professional and ethical standards through education, research and advocacy of socioeconomic and other professional activities.

Key features:
-Easy-to-read, full-text articles that can be shared via email or social media
-Adjustable text sizing with “pinch and zoom”
-Engaging multimedia video and images
-Ability to store or archive downloaded issues
-Speedy issue browsing capability via Quick View
-Quick scrolling through abstract summaries
-Convenient notification when a new issue is available
-Link to PRS online to view supplemental material, including Published Ahead-of-Print, and Archived Issues

For more than 60 years Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon.

A subscription to PRS includes twelve print issues per year, full online access to PRSJournal.com including archived issues, and exclusive access to the iPad App!

Download a free sample issue to experience all PRS has to offer for the iPad!

What's New

Version 1.8

- Critical bug fixes for iOS 8; update mandatory to support iOS 8

Ratings and Reviews


Constant crashes, can't complete a download

Would love to be able to read PRS with this app. But currently it won't stay running for more than 10 seconds without crashing, and even when it did, I never succeeded in downloading an entire issue- the iPad always timed out before it finished and the download stopped. (My OS is up to date, too.) This is a great idea (I read Sports Illustrated with its iPad app, and it is great- video content, etc., works perfectly), but the PRS app needs serious help before we can eliminate the print version.


Nice app but limited by download size

The layout of the articles is easy to use and the app is quite visually appealing. However, the major limitation is that one journal was over 1 gigabyte (yes, gigabyte... not megabyte) to download - that is a tremendous amount of memory for one month's worth of articles. I would rate it 5 stars if it didn't take 30+ minutes over wifi to download one journal.


Great idea but poorly implemented

I like the idea of being able to pull up articles on my iPad so that I don't have to carry the journal with me, but (1) the files are too big and take too long to download, (2) the app is laggy and blurry at times, and (3) the text resolution is awful and certainly does not make use of the iPad 3's retina display. This is not the best magazine app out there by a long shot.


Wolters Kluwer Health
22.1 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Copyright © 2014 by American Society of Plastic Surgeons
In-App Purchases
  1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery July 2012 $79.99
  2. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery August 2012 $79.99
  3. Plast Recon Surg - December 2016 $79.99


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