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Quality of medical records, informed consent and expert reports influential on judicial decisions

May 12, 2015
In cases where malpractice claims were brought against plastic surgeons, researchers found the factors most influential on judicial decisions were…

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Discontinuous undermining with liposuction may eliminate need for surgical drains

May 11, 2015
Discontinuous tissue undermining and the use of postoperative compression garments in lipoabdominoplasty was found to minimize seroma formation and…

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Pulsed electromagnetic fields help reduce pain, inflammation after TRAM flap breast reconstruction

May 8, 2015
Postoperative pain levels, inflammation and use of narcotics were reduced as a result of using pulsed electromagnetic field therapy after unilateral…

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Perforation of viscera often under-reported, underestimated in liposuction

April 27, 2015
Visceral perforation during liposuction can be severe and, at times, fatal, but often goes unreported. However, using careful technique may help…

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Seroma occurs most often on postoperative day 11 following abdominoplasty

April 16, 2015
Researchers found the most common location of seroma caused by abdominoplasty occurs within the iliac fossae by way of ultrasound imaging, and that…

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Preservation of deep lymphatic channels in abdominoplasty may reduce seroma rates

April 16, 2015
Deep lymphatic channels exist in the fascial layers of the abdominal wall, which can potentially be preserved during abdominoplasty and may lead to a…

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Study: No fat-harvesting technique is superior to any other

April 10, 2015
The number of adipocytes or viable adipose mesenchymal stem cells extracted during fat harvesting was not significantly affected by the type of…

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Ventralex hernia patch can be used to address umbilical hernias in postpartum patients

April 7, 2015
Researchers reported success using the Ventralex hernia patch in concomitant umbilical hernia repair and abdominoplasty for postpartum patients…

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Indocyanine green laser angiography improves outcomes in DIEP flaps

March 23, 2015
Indocyanine green angiography was found to be a helpful vascular imaging modality for intraoperatively assessing flap perfusion, in addition to…

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Grafted fat shows variable response following transplantation

March 18, 2015
In a literature review to identify the histology of grafted fat after transplantation, researchers found variable responses with significant…

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Postabdominoplasty cutaneous sensibility losses improve over time

March 17, 2015
Researchers found significant improvements in superficial tactile sensibility involving the supraumbilical, infraumibilical and midline…

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Postop complication rates vary at outpatient plastic surgery facilities in California

March 13, 2015
In a retrospective review of complication rates at outpatient plastic surgery centers in California, researchers discovered significant variability…

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Vacuum-assisted cellulite treatment produces durable results for at least 1 year

March 10, 2015
Researchers found vacuum-assisted precise tissue release effectively treated cellulite in a multicenter, nonrandomized, open-label study, with no…

ASPS: Reconstructive surgery, minimally-invasive procedures up 3% from 2013

March 2, 2015
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, which reported 15.6 million cosmetic…

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Liposuction shows utility for multiple systemic lipomatosis, other chronic medical conditions

February 26, 2015
A literature review identified chronic medical conditions, such as multiple systemic lipomatosis, dercum’s disease and others, where…

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Researchers identify landmark papers on fat grafting

February 26, 2015
Using a Web of Science database search, researchers identified and analyzed the 100 most-cited papers in medical literature on fat grafting that have…

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3-D superficial liposuction can provide satisfying outcomes with proper technique

February 24, 2015
Results of a retrospective review demonstrated 3-D superficial liposuction of the hip, thighs and trunk, when performed correctly, was effective in…

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Study shows strong association between cosmetic surgery pricing, local economic factors

February 12, 2015
Local economic factors like cost of living and real estate values were found to directly influence price-setting for cosmetic surgery procedures…

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Skin of patients with massive weight loss is weaker, less resistant to breakage

February 9, 2015
In a skin analysis, researchers found morbid obesity did not affect skin quality; however, patients who underwent massive weight loss had…

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Questionnaire helps identify body dysmorphic disorder in patients seeking cosmetic surgery

February 9, 2015
In light of the risks and harms cosmetic treatment can cause in patients with body dysmorphic disorder, having a systematic process for identifying…

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