36-year-old dies after 5-hour plastic surgery in Colombia | Scalpel-free face-lift offered in Ariz. | Cynosure to be acquired by Hologic
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February 17, 2017
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36-year-old dies after 5-hour plastic surgery in Colombia
A man whose 36-year-old wife died after undergoing liposuction in Colombia is warning that the low price of plastic surgery tourism is not worth the risk. The man, who accompanied his wife, said the surgery was performed in a house, and his wife was under anesthesia for five hours.
WSB-TV (Atlanta) (2/14) 
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Scalpel-free face-lift offered in Ariz.
Scottsdale, Ariz., plastic surgeon Bryan Gawley has begun offering an incision-free face-lift called InstaLift, which is done with sutures rather than a scalpel. A series of sutures placed across the jowl, mid-cheek and cheekbone dissolve and stimulate collagen generation.
KTVK-TV (Phoenix) (2/15) 
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Cynosure to be acquired by Hologic
Hologic will spend $1.65 billion to acquire Cynosure and its devices for non-invasive body contouring, hair removal, skin rejuvenation and women's health. Hologic makes diagnostic, medical imaging and surgical products.
Reuters (2/14) 
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Practice Management
Hackers see small medical practices as easy targets
Hackers are going after medical devices and smartphones connected to electronic health records, and they may see small medical practices as easy targets, says security risk analyst Karen McMillen. She and KPMG partner Michael Ebert say physician practices should have strong cybersecurity policies, document security procedures, use software that limits access to EHRs and encrypts data, and consider cloud-based EHRs.
Modern Medicine/Medical Economics (2/16) 
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Complications from facial fillers rare but can threaten eyesight
A case study in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology describes delayed and recurrent orbital cellulitis in a 49-year-old woman following treatment with facial soft-tissue filler. MRI scans revealed two orbital abscesses, which were drained, but the patient again presented with orbital cellulitis, which was due to gelatinous material at the inferior end of the suture from prior treatment with permanent silicone filler.
Physician's Briefing/HealthDay News (2/14) 
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Research & Technology
Patented Botox delivery technique avoids frozen effect
Oculoplastic surgeon Kenneth Steinsapir presented his patented forehead rejuvenation procedure at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery's annual scientific meeting. "In essence, the approach involves treating eyebrow depressing muscles; not treating the brow elevator muscles in the forehead," avoiding the "frozen effect" from standard Botox treatments, Steinsapir said.
Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times (2/12) 
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