A new body-contouring procedure is revolutionizing the way liposuction is performed. It's said to give patients better results and quicker recoveries. The Plastic Surgery Channel has the story. ThePlasticSurgeryChannel.com
A North Carolina doctor faces state board sanctions in the case of a patient who died after receiving a face-lift at the doctor's Lifestyle Lift clinic. The doctor also is charged with unprofessional conduct for allegedly sedating two patients with insufficient monitoring, performing inappropriate surgeries and prescribing a controlled substance to a family member.
No statistically significant changes were seen in horizontal width, vertical height, palpebral fissure width or angle of lateral canthi after endoscopic forehead-midface lift in a study of 40 patients published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.
Solta Medical's Liposonix body contouring device ablates fat and thickens collagen in the midlamellar matrix using high-intensity, focused ultrasound, but it will not give desired results in patients who have more than three centimeters of superficial fat around the waist, says plastic surgeon Mark Jewell, an assistant clinical professor of plastic surgery at Oregon Health and Science University. The device works best in patients who have a centimeter of fat beyond the focal depth, which can be determined with a high-resolution diagnostic ultrasound device, Jewell said.
Most tattoos leave a faint ghost of the image after removal, and older tattoos are more difficult than newer ones to remove, plastic and reconstructive surgeon Alan Chen said. Piercings can leave scars, including difficult-to-treat keloids, which Chen calls "the Kryptonite of plastic surgery." People who want a tattoo or piercing despite the risks should go to a reputable establishment that uses disposable instruments or cleans them well, Chen said.