Other patients who might not be good candidates include those with dry eyes.
A study Dr. Arndt co-authored involving hundreds of thousands of Internet search engine hits for terms related to laser surgery showed that only a few yielded objective information.
Colorado Springs, Colo. - We've all seen celebrities - and countless everyday patients - who suffer from "the facelifted look." Its telltale signs include swept-back cheeks whose tension is aesthetically at odds with other areas, such as those around the eyes, which project a hollowed-out look often caused by overzealous fat removal.
Colorado Springs, Colo. - Based on preliminary results of a two-year follow-up study, corrections made with injectable Radiesse (formerly Radiance, calcium hydroxyapatite; BioForm Medical, Franksville, Wis.) appear to last somewhere between 12 and 24 months. Investigators had hoped for longer duration, but the good news is the filler provides safe, effective intermediate corrections for a variety of cosmetic problems.
National Report - With an ever-increasing array of products and technologies available to treat scars, it might be tempting to overlook the basics. However, that's the worst thing you could do for your patients and your practice.
Philadelphia - Hypertumescent liposuction performed with a rotary-assisted power tool represents the state of the art for treating gynecomastia, according to Jeffry B. Schafer, M.D. He is medical director of Coronado, Calif.-based New Image Cosmetic Surgery.
Philadelphia -- The inferior central pedicle technique for breast reduction generally provides more consistent results than newer alternatives, according to Robert F. Jackson, M.D., F.A.C.S. However, he also recommended physicians employ somewhat unusual post-operative treatments including platelet-rich plasma, electrical stimulation, and epidermabrasion.
Denver - Pure tumescent liposuction performed under local anesthesia appears safe and effective for breast reduction, Loek Habbema, M.D., told attendees here at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's liposuction congress. Excision is considered the standard treatment for breast reduction.