Richmond, Va. - Early laser treatments of facial telangiectasias were performed with continuous wave carbon dioxide (10,600 nm), and argon (488-nm and 514-nm) lasers as well as neodymium Nd:YAG (10,600) systems, noted Joseph Niamtu, D.D.S., oral and maxillofacial surgeon specializing in cosmetic surgery.
Data released on program of disease prevention, quality of life; focuses on nutrition, exercise, hormone modulation
Outcomes measured included hemoglobin A1C, lipid profile, body composition,
waist-to-hip ration, bone mineral density, PSA levels
Newport Beach, Calif. - Midface rejuvenation has not enjoyed the success of procedures that create more youthful appearances of the lower and upper facial thirds.
Orlando, Fla. - Microdermabrasion is effective and safe to improve
the appearance of aged skin, according to James Chao, M.D., at the annual
meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Several options are available - Endermologie, surgery, liposuction -
but none treat long-term
It's probably safe to say that patients do not visit a plastic or cosmetic
surgeons if they are satisfied with how they look. Whether their dissatisfaction
stems from a major problem, or the desire to fine-tune a pleasing appearance,
patients are looking for an improvement.
The National Saline Breast Implant Registry (SaBIR) was set up in July
2000 by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) to gather scientific
data on saline breast implants and to analyze and disseminate their findings
to doctors, patients, and regulatory agencies.
Atlanta - The incidence of complications from breast augmentation that contribute to surgical revisions is 1 percent to 2 percent per year, nationwide, according to Mark Codner, M.D. Dr. Codner explained that this is what a patient can figure: that after 10 years, she has a 10 percent or more chance of requiring additional surgery; and at 20 years, she has about a 20 percent or more chance of having additional surgery.
Less redness and quicker recovery time likely due to the technique causing
more precise tissue ablation
Orlando, Fla. - With a lower-than-normal attendance, but positive
outlooks from attendees and exhibitors, the 70th annual scientific meeting
of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons featured instructional courses