Thirty-one percent of men responding to an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery survey said they were highly likely to consider a surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, citing as reasons self-image, career competitiveness and a desire to please their partners. Ninety-two percent of those who would consider cosmetic procedures were millennials, reflecting cultural shifts and the influence of social media, says AAFPRS President Fred Fedok.
Columella retraction suture after all incisions have been closed is an option for controlling dead space after endonasal or open approach rhinoplasty to correct the nasolabial and columella-tip complex, according to a study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The technique was used in 200 cases, and the only complication was one superficial infection in the columella.
Annual review and training sessions in customer service are important in all areas of a practice, including the front office, which serves as the front line and face of the practice; the back-office operations involved with scheduling, billing and insurance; and the practitioners and providers themselves.
Breast implants can complicate the interpretation of electrocardiograms, leading to abnormal findings, according to a study published in the journal Europace. Patients seeking implants should consider undergoing ECG first to establish a baseline, and those with implants should notify their doctor before undergoing ECG, lead author Sok-Sithikun Bun said.
Women with a BRCA1 genetic mutation have a 72% higher risk of breast cancer until age 80 and a 44% higher chance of ovarian cancer, according to a prospective study of nearly 10,000 initially cancer-free women. BRCA2 mutations were associated with a 69% higher risk of breast cancer and 17% higher risk of ovarian cancer; cancer risk accelerates through middle age before leveling off; and family history is strongly linked to cancer risk, the researchers reported in JAMA.
Infection rates were lower in patients who received round implants than in those who received shaped implants, but patients receiving round implants were also more likely to undergo contralateral symmetry procedures, a prospective, multicenter study found. "With appropriate patient selection, both shaped and round implants can provide acceptable outcomes in breast reconstruction," the researchers wrote.