Fla. Health Dept. dismisses case against plastic surgeon, but lawsuits loom | Parents give the gift of cosmetic surgery for graduation | Survey reveals differences in medical staff salaries
May 19, 2017
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Fla. Health Dept. dismisses case against plastic surgeon, but lawsuits loom
The Florida Board of Medicine sealed records after finding no probable cause in the cases of three women who say a Jacksonville plastic surgeon botched their breast augmentation procedures. The women can appeal, and 57 women have filed lawsuits or notices of intent against the surgeon, according to the three plaintiffs' attorney.
The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville) (5/13) 
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Parents give the gift of cosmetic surgery for graduation
More than 17% of the aesthetic procedures performed in the US last year were on 19- to 34-year-olds, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and plastic surgeons and dermatologists say aesthetic surgery is an increasingly popular graduation gift. Parents give rhinoplasty, otoplasty, scar removal and other procedures to help their children "enter into the next phase of life feeling confident and strong," says facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dara Liotta.
Allure (5/16) 
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Practice Management
Survey reveals differences in medical staff salaries
A survey of medical staff salaries across the US revealed regional differences in average salaries for advanced practice registered nurses, billing staff, care coordinators and other staff positions.
Physicians Practice magazine online (5/15) 
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Health Quality & Advocacy
Plastic surgeon helps domestic violence survivor heal
Plastic surgeon Stanley Gulin is working with the nonprofit Face Forward to provide plastic surgery for a domestic violence survivor who was severely burned when her husband doused her with gasoline and tossed a lit candle on her. She has had scar revision surgeries and grafts, and Gulin, whose wife also suffered severe burns as a child, will be reconstructing her face.
Naples Daily News (Fla.) (5/18) 
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Research & Technology
Combined ultrasound, gene therapy heals bone gaps in study
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center reported in Science Translational Medicine that a therapy combining ultrasound, gas-filled microbubbles, stem cells and the gene that codes for bone morphogenetic protein 6 closed bone gaps and healed leg fractures within eight weeks in animal models. If the treatment succeeds in human trials, it could help some 100,000 people in the US alone who experience nonunion fractures.
Science online (5/17) 
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Study finds link between nasal tip, upper lip projection in rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty techniques including columellar strut and tongue-in-groove maneuver that increase nasal tip projection also increase upper lip projection, decreasing the Z angle by 2.7 degrees, according to a retrospective study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. "This relationship highlights the importance of the facial bone structure, which we know changes over time," said first author Eric Cerrati.
Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times (5/16) 
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