Santa Monica, Calif. - Before adding microdermabrasion to their surgical repertoire, physicians should assess the potential market for that procedure, and if they decide to proceed, familiarize themselves with the various features of these instruments as they comparison shop, said Elisabeth Shim, M.D.
Las Vegas - Although creating a profitable office-based surgery center requires a lot of common sense "unfortunately, common sense isn't common," according to Robert Singer, M.D., at the meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Las Vegas - Neil S. Sadick, M.D., has noticed a growing demand for nonablative procedures that slow down the aging process, without putting a damper on patients' lifestyles. Dr. Sadick said that through research and practice experience, he has developed the total approach to nonablative rejuvenation for men and women of all skin types, predominantly in their 30s and 40s.
Chicago - In skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, particularly with lasers, "nonablative" has become an acronym for "no downtime," according to Mark S. Nestor, M.D., Ph.D.
Coronado, Calif. - The term "microdermabrasion" might not accurately represent the skin rejuvenation technique's mechanism of action. According to a presentation made by James M. Spencer, M.D., at the Cosmetic Dermatology Seminar, microdermabrasion appears to improve skin condition without causing any abrasion at all.
Atlanta - Radiofrequency heating appears to have significant potential as a noninvasive method for achieving tissue tightening, although further study is needed to develop optimum parameters for such use, said Richard E. Fitzpatrick, M.D., at the annual meeting of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Las Vegas - Large-volume liposuction can be a valuable adjunct to a traditional diet- and exercise-based weight reduction program in medically overweight women, said Sharon Y. Giese, M.D., at the annual meeting of the American Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons.
Las Vegas - Speaking at the annual meeting of the Rhinoplasty Society here, Neil Sadick, M.D., described the latest intense pulse light technology and discussed the benefits of both short-wave and longer-wave products.
His daughter-in-law calls him an activities person, and that's probably as good a description as any of Stephen W. Perkins, M.D., and his approach to a career in facial plastic surgery. It hasn't been enough for him to do the surgery he loves, he has also spent years perfecting the way he presents himself and his practice in Indianapolis to his patients and the general public.
Las Vegas - The patient's own rib cartilage is the best material to use to reconstruct a nasal tip with destroyed cartilaginous framework, said Jack P. Gunter, M.D., a plastic surgeon in Dallas, and clinical professor in plastic surgery and otolaryngology at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas.