Plastic surgeon plans first fat-grafting procedure using donor fat | 3D printer creates new nose for boy burned by power line | Plastic surgery is a popular holiday trend, gift
November 20, 2015
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Plastic surgeon plans first fat-grafting procedure using donor fat
Board-certified plastic surgeon Jarrod Little this week was to take fat from one woman to use in reconstructing the jaw of her twin sister, whose face was disfigured during cancer treatment. While fat grafting has been used for years using fat from another part of a patient's body, this would be the first case in which the fat is transplanted from a donor.
WDRB-TV/WMYO-TV (Louisville, Ky.) (11/18) 
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3D printer creates new nose for boy burned by power line
Cosmetic surgeon Tal Dagan of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai used 3D-printing technology to build a new nose for 15-year-old Dalan Jennet, whose face was badly burned by contact with a power line. Scar tissue was treated with lasers so it could be used to line the inside of the boy's new nose and restore his sense of smell. Jennet also regained his sense of taste, and surgeons were able to restore his sight as well. (11/19) 
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Plastic surgery is a popular holiday trend, gift
Demand for cosmetic procedures and surgeries increases about 25% from Thanksgiving through New Year's, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. A popular trend is to give someone a plastic surgery or aesthetic treatment as a holiday gift. Popular gifts include rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and injectables, along with more minimally invasive treatments such as non-surgical fat reduction, skin resurfacing and fillers.
Las Vegas Review-Journal (11/18) 
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VECTRA® XT now with 360° body imaging
Simply capture a front and back view of the patient and VECTRA software will automatically stitch them together into a single three dimensional wrap around image. It's the perfect communication solution for your breast and body consultations. Software Includes advanced tools for aesthetics, reconstruction and research. Read More >>
Practice Management
Health IT organization asks CMS to eliminate MU pass/fail
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives sent a letter to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt asking him to change the pass/fail approach being used in the EHR meaningful use program. Instead of requiring providers to meet 100% of MU measures to avoid penalties, CHIME recommended that the CMS consider a provider successful if it has achieved 75% of the requirements. (11/18) 
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10 Common Website Scenarios That Make a Web CMS Essential
Not running a CMS (Content Management System) yet for your website? Get this guide for 10 common scenarios where a Web CMS is essential. Website authoring, collaboration, and administration tools designed to allow users of any level, to create and manage website content with ease.
Health Quality & Advocacy
Groups say joint effort leads to "seamless" CME, MOC process
The American Board of Internal Medicine and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education are creating a "seamless" process that combines continuing medical education activities and Maintenance of Certification requirements, officials with the groups said in an ABIM blog. The groups posted CME activities that are qualified for MOC credit on the ACCME website.
Healio (free registration) (11/17) 
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Plastic Surgery Channel Video Spotlight
Leaders share knowledge through live surgery
Plastic Surgery Channel
(The Plastic Surgery Channel)
Leaders in the field of plastic surgery come together each year in Miami to teach other surgeons new techniques. But this isn't your typical meeting: Invited faculty surgeons perform live surgery while their peers watch and ask questions. The Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery celebrates its 50th year -- Feb. 11-13, 2016.
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Research & Technology
Physician: 3D scanner gives preview of plastic surgery results
A 3D scanner gives patients a realistic idea of what the results of a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure will look like, board-certified plastic surgeon Mark Chin said. Chin uses the Vectra XT 3D Imaging Machine and said that while it cannot guarantee outcomes for patients, "it's the closest thing I can do to communicate to them what I think I can do, and if they're happy with that, then we try to shoot for the goal."
KFSN-TV (Fresno, Calif.) (11/19) 
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Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller,
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