Las Vegas - A window of opportunity for early re-intervention after rhinoplasty should be utilized if significant problems are identified in the initial unveiling after surgery, Ronald Gruber, M.D., said at the annual meeting of the Rhinoplasty Society.
Vail, Colo. - After successfully performing the tongue-in-groove technique for the often challenging correction of the lower third of the nose for many years but not seeing data about it in recent literature, Russell W. H. Kridel, M.D., decided to publish his 10-year experience.
How have rhinoplasty procedures changed over the past few years? Perhaps the biggest change can be summed up best in the phrase, "less is more." But that doesn't mean rhinoplasty is becoming less popular. Far from it, say the experts.
Las Vegas - Canadian plastic surgeon Frank Lista, M.D., F.R.C.S.C., has demonstrated in a series of 1,300 patients that his version of the vertical-scar breast reduction procedure eliminates the long horizontal scar and is easier to perform than the standard breast reduction.
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.
Stanford, Calif. - Nix those denim pants, ditch those deck shoes,
and put a little starch in the lab coat. Two dermatologists have shown that
patients want to see a doctor clad in dress pants and a white coat when
they come in the door.
New York - Talk about a study in contrasts. When Gregory S. LaTrenta,
M.D., tested a mechanical device designed to diminish the appearance of
cellulite through a combination of brushing and suction, he found it to
be unsuccessful and beneficial.
Beverly Hills, Calif. - A new laser is making quite an impression
on aging skin. So why do patients keep asking Mark Rubin, M.D., after he
treats them, "Are you sure you did it right?"
Las Vegas - Are plastic and cosmetic surgeons achieving true rejuvenation?
That was the question posed to a panel of plastic surgeons including Val
Lambros, Bryan Mendelson, James Stuzin, and moderator Rod Rohrich at the
annual meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery.
Las Vegas - The "Turkish Delight" surgicel-wrapped diced
cartilage graft and approximation sutures are used as an addendum to the
standard endonasal or open rhinoplasty method, according to O. Onur Erol,
M.D., at the Annual Rhinoplasty Society meeting.