Plastic surgeon performs lymph node transfer | Anti-cellulite therapy improves skin tone | Silicone breast implants rebound to dominate market
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March 12, 2013
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Plastic surgeon performs lymph node transfer
A vascularized lymph node transfer surgery in a lymphedema patient was broadcast online by Orlando Health. Plastic surgeon Richard Klein led the procedure, the first of its kind in Florida. American City Business Journals/Orlando, Fla./The Buzz blog (3/11)
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Anti-cellulite therapy improves skin tone
Cellulaze anti-cellulite treatments cut subcutaneous bands and tighten skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite, plastic surgeon Michael Cohen says. Recovery is similar to that of liposuction, with some bruising and swelling. Two days may be needed before the resumption of normal activity. WMAR-TV (Baltimore) (3/12)
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Practice Management
Silicone breast implants rebound to dominate market
Last year, silicone implants were used in 72% of 330,631 breast enhancements in the U.S., compared with 19% in 2006, after the FDA lifted its 1992 ban on silicone implants, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports. In the latest advance for implants, newly approved form-stable devices are firmer and resistant to leaks, said plastic surgeon Robert X. Murphy Jr., the incoming president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Although saline implants are more prone to texture changes, some surgeons prefer them for young patients who may be more likely to change their minds about augmentation, says plastic surgeon Gregory Evans, current president of the ASPS. The Wall Street Journal (3/11)
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Experts discuss ethics of teen plastic surgery
Almost 219,000 plastic surgery procedures were performed on teenagers in 2010, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The work included rhinoplasty, liposuction and otoplasty, as well as breast augmentation and reduction. The statistics don't include all minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and dermabrasion. Some procedures correct physical problems, such as breathing obstructions, and teens may be too immature -- whether physically or emotionally -- to make decisions about some cosmetic procedures, experts say. The Deseret News (Salt Lake City) (3/12)
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Study in ASJ Finds VASERĀ® Shape Reduces Adipose Tissue
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Onelio Garcia, concluded that the VASER Shape System has a reduction effect on adipose tissue by altering the permeability of the adipocytes after observing adipocyte structural changes and an increase of free lipids in the lymph system on the treated side. Learn more in the January 2013 issue of ASJ or by clicking here.
Research & Technology
Surgeons obtain good results with lip reconstruction technique
Patients who received lip reconstruction using the musculocutaneous nasolabial flap experienced no subsequent flap failures and had good cosmetic outcomes, researchers report in the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. Musculocutaneous tissue was preferred over subcutaneous tissue because of its mass and vascular properties. MedWire News (U.K.) (3/12)
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