Plastic surgeon Michael Salzhauer, also known as "Dr. Miami," has filed a lawsuit accusing a woman of "knowingly and maliciously" making false statements to harm his reputation and business and to extort money from him. The woman said she would be attending mediation with Salzhauer's lawyers.
Nebraska's Columbus Community Hospital has added a plastic surgery clinic led by plastic surgeon Sanjay Mukerji, who will offer both cosmetic surgery and post-trauma reconstruction. Mukerji says he was drawn to plastic surgery because he "liked the idea of combining technical surgical abilities and an eye for aesthetics to create changes that match what each patient wants."
Nonsurgical approaches to reducing extra fat are based on cryolipolysis, radiofrequency, lasers, ultrasound or injectable materials, says plastic surgeon Brooke French. Liposuction is invasive, with abdominoplasty still more invasive, and French says anyone considering any of these procedures should ensure that their plastic surgeon is board certified and experienced.
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International medical graduates who successfully match into US plastic surgery residency slots typically are among the top-ranked in their medical school classes, score highly on the US Medical Licensing Examination tests and have about two years of research experience, a study found. "[M]any IMGs are strong, well-rounded, and competitive applicants who demonstrate a high level of drive and devotion to the advancement of the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery," researchers write in ePlasty.
The US Preventive Services Task Force reiterated its support for chemoprevention with tamoxifen and raloxifene and added aromatase inhibitors to the list for women who have a higher risk for breast cancer, based on clinical trials demonstrating that chemoprevention lowers invasive breast cancer incidence. However, the risks of chemoprevention likely outweigh the benefits in women at low risk for breast cancer, the task force said.
Microfocused ultrasound treatment of moderate-to-severe skin sagging around the jawline and submental region increased skin elasticity at 12 and 24 weeks without changing epidermal barrier function or skin physiology, a 22-patient study found.