There has already been a month’s worth of pertinent aesthetics news with two weeks still remaining in August. Aesthetic Surgery Journal recently published a study that illuminates the discrepancies between nationwide procedural data and cosmetic surgery exam questions, which has sparked a lot of feedback from our readers.
Continue on for the top stories of the month thus far.
Poor correlation between cosmetic surgery exam questions and procedural nationwide data
There was a poor correlation between content on the Plastic Surgery In-Service Training Exam and procedural volume data, and researchers hope these findings will optimize clinical and didactic experiences for training in cosmetic surgery. Read more
SMAS facelift yields high patient satisfaction, younger appearance
Patients who underwent a facelift with superficial musculoaponeurotic system technique reported high satisfaction and an improvement in their quality of life, according to researchers evaluating responses with the FACE-Q instrument. Read more
New York facial plastic surgeon releases full length rhinoplasty video
Board-certified plastic surgeon Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, has released a full-length rhinoplasty surgery video for patients and surgeons alike can view his rhinoplasty technique. Read more
Lip enhancing hyaluronic acid gel effective up to 9 months
Lip enhancement with hyaluronic acid–based gel was well-tolerated and associated with high satisfaction rates for natural-appearing lips lasting for 9 months, according to recent study results. Read more
Electronic Medical Assistant company makes prestigious Inc. 500 list
Modernizing Medicine Inc., creator of the Electronic Medical Assistant, announced it has received a spot on the Inc. 500 list, which has previously included companies like Intuit, Zappos, Microsoft and Oracle. Read more
New styles of Allergan’s Natrelle 410 anatomically shaped silicone implants available in October
Allergan announced FDA approval to market 28 additional styles of Natrelle 410 silicone-filled breast implants. Read more