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November 16, 2012
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In the News 
  • Plastic surgery helps child start school with a smile
    Plastic surgeon Albert Oh used a tissue expansion technique before removing a giant nevus from the face of a child from Iceland. Over a series of surgeries, Oh expanded the child's skin using a saline-filled sterile balloon and removed the nevus. The birthmark covered one-third to one-half of the child's face. The Washington Post (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • 3D sneak peek helps patients know what to expect
    The Vectra imaging system creates lifelike images of what patients will look like after plastic surgery and can help them develop more realistic expectations, says plastic surgeon Paul Glat. "They can look at someone else's before and after pictures, but it's not themselves," he said. WPVI-TV (Philadelphia) (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dr. Robert Zubowski on VECTRA® 3D
"VECTRA 3D has been extremely useful in helping me understand patient's expectations. And when you can educate them about what can and can't be accomplished, you're going to have a higher percentage of satisfied patients. It gives them a comfort level with the decision, and the fact that we've gone the extra mile to educate them enhances their whole experience."
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Robert Zubowski, M.D., Paramus, NJ
Practice Management 
  • Poll finds 50% rise in EMR use among U.S. physicians
    A Health Affairs survey showed a 50% increase in EMR use among primary care physicians in the U.S., although use is outpaced by that of some other countries where EMR use is nearly universal. Researchers also found the capability for electronic sharing of patient data is mostly concentrated in bigger practices and those that are part of integrated health systems. (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Dr. Stephen Mulholland Workshop in Orlando
Attend a full day workshop featuring Dr. Stephen Mulholland in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 15, 2012 - at no charge. Learn about the latest body shaping and fat grafting techniques, including live cases, video demos, and an interactive Q&A session. Click here to register!
Health Quality & Advocacy 
  • Study: Change hand-off protocols to improve care
    Changing hand-off protocols among physicians and nurses between shifts could lead to better care and lower mortality, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. University of Michigan researchers who studied 23 shift hand-off sessions found physicians spent too much time talking about the first patients on the list and rushed through cases at the end, even though those patients may have needed more attention. HealthDay News (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Plastic Surgery Channel Video Spotlight 
  • New shaped breast implants close to FDA approval
    Media hype is causing confusion among patients as the FDA is very close to approving two new types of breast implants developed and studied by the breast implant companies Allergan and Mentor. Surgeons say once these implants are available to the public, women will have more choices but also more questions. (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

Research & Technology 
  • Fat grafting, cartilage injections reshape noses
    Autologous fat grafting, alone or with cartilage grafting, yielded improvements in 54 of 59 patients undergoing rhinoplasty to adjust contour and restore volume, surgeons reported at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons' annual meeting. In another study involving 621 patients, diced cartilage was injected into a prepared space in the dorsum, columella or nose tip and yielded "excellent" results. Modern Medicine/Cosmetic Surgery Times (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
One thing I am convinced more and more is true and that is this: The only way to be truly happy is to make others happy. When you realize that and take advantage of the fact, everything is made perfect."
--William Carlos Williams,
American poet and physician

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