Text messaging between patients and surgeons may improve key outcomes for women who have undergone post-mastectomy breast reconstruction, a recent study demonstrates.
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Researchers here report Facial Assessment by Computer Evaluation (FACE) software serves as a useful clinical tool for zonal facial movement analysis in comprehensive facial nerve rehabilitation programs.
Last year, more patients sought out social networking sites — rather than friends — for advice and information on facial plastic surgery before choosing a procedure, a new survey suggests.
University of Notre Dame researchers have developed a new face-matching technique that may become an effective law enforcement tool to help identify criminals who have undergone plastic surgery to alter their looks.
Cosmetic surgeons who have something they want to write on a public forum might turn to blogging. When done correctly, this online commentary is good for business, according to one expert.
Cosmetic surgeons who are turning to social media to boost business are finding there's a dark side. Experts weigh in on how to handle negative comments and reviews.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has unveiled its first mobile application (app) for physicians — a tool to help doctors quickly find Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) billing codes. At the same time, the AMA announced its 2011 AMA App Challenge in an effort to find the next innovative idea for a medical app.
Eighty-one percent of U.S. hospitals and 41 percent of office-based physicians say they intend to register for federal incentive payments for adoption and “meaningful use” of certified electronic health record (EHR) technology, InformationWeek.com reports.
Telemedicine and virtual consultations can help physicians expand their practice by reaching out to potential patients who are shopping around for an Aesthetic procedure. However, a personal consult in a doctor's office remains the best and most effective approach when judging — and ultimately determining — whether a patient should undergo a given cosmetic procedure.
Breast surgery is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic procedures both in the United States and internationally, and 3-D breast imaging and biofilms are two of the leading issues with this procedure, according to surgeons at this year's Hot Topics in aesthetic Surgery symposium, at the annual meeting of the American Society for aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Washington in April.