Boca Raton, Fla. - Physicians could help patients concerned about the effects of aging by increasing their awareness of an easily performed type of hand rejuvenation in which age spots are removed with a laser, according to Jason N. Pozner, M.D., a plastic surgeon in Boca Raton, Fla.
New York - Plastic surgeons of all experience levels now can compare
their facelift techniques and complication rates with those of their colleagues.
Tampa, Fla. - Sliding genioplasty is a viable and safe alternative to alloplastic mentoplasty for the correction of chin retrusion, according to Edward W. Chang, M.D., D.D.S. Surgeons should be exposed more to this procedure, and incorporate it into their surgical armamentarium, he added.
London - Recent research from Down Under suggests that patients
with dysmorphic concern were rarely happy with the results of their cosmetic
or plastic surgery.
Portsmouth, N.H. - According to Lawrence N. Gray, M.D., more than 80 percent of breast reduction patients would fare better with liposuction-only, rather than with traditional reduction mammoplasty. After all, the breasts are 60 percent fat, said Dr. Gray, who has done more than 500 liposuction-only breast reductions. He uses the less invasive procedure in 99 percent of cases.
Waco, Texas -Worldwide advances in plastic surgery were compared
by 32 experts representing more than 20 nations covering many popular procedures
including facial and breast surgeries, body contouring, and rhinoplasty.
Beverly Hills, Calif. - Robert Kotler, M.D., has been performing rhinoplasties on teenagers for more than 20 years. A number of factors - physical and emotional - come into play when dealing with cosmetic surgery on teenagers that are not an issue in an adult, but he is convinced it is one of the best gifts a teenager can be given.
Discovering patients who are likely to sue saves time, money, and
Screening patients for a psychiatric diagnosis can save plastic surgeons
money, time, and a substantial emotional toll, too. These are the patients
in your practice most likely to sue. A poll of physicians conducted by Henri
Gaboriau, M.D., noted the doctors reported their experience in psychiatric
screening, and provided the information necessary for the researchers to
determine whether patients who had a formal psychiatric diagnosis were statistically
more likely to take their doctors to court.
Maitland, Fla. - Hair transplants, according to Matthew Leavitt, D.O., are intricate procedures that require differentiation as well as the more standard techniques.
Better butts, better breasts, better abs. Better bodies. That is what America wants, and plastic and cosmetic surgeons all over the country are providing these services by the millions.