The nonsurgical technique of Endermologie offers promising results for patients with cellulite, as long as a skilled, motivated technician operates the machine.
New Orleans - Although attendance was down 10 percent from the
previous year, planners and presenters of the American Academy of Dermatology
were upbeat and ready to move forward focusing on the patient needs and
Procedures come and go in the field of cosmetic surgery, and if a given modality makes it a decade, it probably has merit and is here to stay, pending a newer technology.
Atlanta - Dale P. Goodwin, R.N., offered what she called a "basic take-home message" for nurses who want to assist with or perform nonablative laser procedures in doctors' offices.
Dallas - Use of centrifuged fat yields better long-term aesthetic
results for lipoaugmentation of the hands than does a technique based on
noncentrifuged fat, accordiing to Kimberly J. Butterwick, M.D. Aging hands
are not only a cutaneous process, but involve significant soft tissue atrophy
and is a cosmetic concern of many patients.
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - A combination treatment using a laser and a cream peel could solve a common problem associated with segmental CO2 laser face resurfacing.
Newport Beach, Calif. - According to Malcolm D. Paul, M.D., the telltale signs of midface aging - periorbital hollowing, ptotic malar fat pads, tear trough deformity,
A book Edward Luce, M.D., of Cleveland, Ohio, read in his teen years could
well have been the impetus needed that set his course in life.
San Diego - By now, plenty of software solutions are available to handle
billing, scheduling, and related functions. However, one vendor provides a set
of capabilities for revenue and sales management in cosmetic surgical settings:
Inform Solutions (San Diego), whose offerings include Inform & Enhance,
Inform & Consent, and a scheduling module called InSched.
Boardman, Ohio - A frosty economic forecast hasn't cooled down the demand
for cosmetic surgery, according to a cross- section of plastic and reconstructive
surgeons from across the country. And middle-aged physicians - those likely
to be past their peak in other medical specialties - may be benefiting the most.