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October 17, 2017
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Teenager arrested in Toronto, accused of performing cosmetic procedures
Toronto police arrested a 19-year-old woman known as Dr. Kitty who allegedly posted vague ads with QR codes in at least one restaurant and performed cosmetic treatments in a basement. Another woman says she developed a serious infection that required corrective surgery after undergoing a cosmetic facial procedure allegedly performed by the teenager.
The Toronto Star (10/15) 
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Effects of vampire breast lift are subtle, short-lived
The so-called vampire breast lift involves taking some of the patient's blood, extracting platelet-rich plasma and mixing it with hyaluronic acid, autologous fat or saline, and injecting the solution into the patient's breasts. Plastic surgeons say the procedure, which is not without risk of side effects, can make the breasts look somewhat fuller and the skin smoother for a while, but only a surgical breast lift or implants can lift sagging breasts and address excess skin.
Allure (10/16) 
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Dr. William P. Adams Jr. on Canfield’s ViewMyConsult Patient Portal
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Practice Management
Cutting expenses doesn't always lead to medical practice growth
Cutting expenses does not automatically lead to growth and can instead harm productivity and efficiency if the wrong expenses are cut, writes Laurie Morgan. She lists four questions medical practice managers should ask before embarking on a cost-cutting spree.
Physicians Practice magazine online (10/11) 
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Iowa-S.D. breast cancer program offers coordinated care
Breast cancer patients can meet with a breast surgeon, oncologist and plastic surgeon in a single visit at South Dakota's Midlands Clinic through a partnership with the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Iowa. Patients "don't have to bounce from one medical office to the next, to the next and wonder if their physicians are talking. They know their physicians are talking," said plastic surgeon Laura McNaughton.
Sioux City Journal (Iowa) (10/16) 
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Research & Technology
Study compares injectables for facial synkinesis
AbobotulinumtoxinA and onabotulinumtoxinA improved facial synkinesis to a similar extent within four weeks of treatment, and incobotulinumtoxinA also improved facial synkinesis but to a lesser extent, according to a small study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The researchers suggested that "[s]horter intervals between treatments or larger doses may be required when using incobotulinumtoxinA treatment for facial synkinesis."
Healio (free registration) (10/12) 
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Virtual tool approximates real-world nasal surgery
A virtual planning tool for nasal obstruction surgery approximated actual surgery, informed decision-making and was useful to otolaryngologists participating in a study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. Future applications and areas of study include the tool's potential role in patient counseling, surgical candidate selection and identification of anatomical structures that should undergo surgical correction, the authors wrote.
Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (10/12) 
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