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May 25, 2016

Surgery for Chronic Temporal Headaches: Simplified Approach Shows Good Results

Apr. 29, 2016 — A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to new ... read more

Facial Grading Systems for Patients With Facial Paralysis

Apr. 21, 2016 — When patients have facial paralysis, many rehabilitation specialists and facial reanimation surgeons use the time-tested Sunnybrook Facial Grading System (FGS) to measure and look for changes in ... read more

Inflammatory Factors Cause Damage to Back of Eye Following Keratoprosthesis Implantation

Apr. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified inflammatory factors that contribute to optic nerve damage following keratoprosthesis implantation in a mouse model, a new report ... read more

Experience in Afghanistan Highlights Plastic Surgeons' Role in Combat Trauma Surgery

Mar. 31, 2016 — Especially with improved chances of survival from severe combat trauma, plastic surgeons play a critical role in managing injuries sustained in modern warfare, suggest researchers with experience at ... read more

Ibuprofen Doesn't Increase Bleeding Risk After Plastic Surgery

Mar. 31, 2016 — Patients are often instructed not to take ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before or after surgery because of increased bleeding risk. But available evidence suggests ... read more

Ultrasonic Surgery Reduces Pain, Swelling After Chin Surgery

Mar. 11, 2016 — For patients undergoing plastic surgery of the chin (genioplasty), the use of ultrasonic 'piezosurgery' equipment reduces trauma, pain, and swelling, compared to traditional surgical ... read more

Revision Rates, Patient Characteristics in Those Undergoing Septorhinoplasty

Mar. 10, 2016 — The overall revision rate for septorhinoplasty (a surgical procedure to fix the nose and nasal septum) was low at 3.3 percent although certain patient characteristics were associated with an ... read more

Periorbital Transplantation May Be Promising Alternative to Protect Vision in Facial Transplant Candidates

Mar. 9, 2016 — Transplantation of the periorbital tissues -- the area surrounding the eyes -- is a 'technically feasible' alternative to protect a functioning eye in some patients being considered for ... read more

Quality of Life Not Notably Better for Women Choosing Double Mastectomy

Mar. 7, 2016 — Contralateral prophylactic mastectomies were associated with slightly higher satisfaction in women's perception of how their breasts looked and felt, but primarily among women whose mastectomies ... read more

Dermatology: Patients Have Many Reasons to Love Lasers

Mar. 4, 2016 — From removing birthmarks to reducing wrinkles, dermatologists can use laser treatments to help patients in more ways than ever. Thanks to recent advances in laser technology, experienced ... read more

Using Streaming Online Media to Learn New Surgical Techniques

Mar. 3, 2016 — A small survey American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members found that most of them had used online streaming media (i.e., YouTube) at least once to learn a new technique and ... read more

3-D Analysis and CAD/CAM Techniques Lead to New Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Feb. 26, 2016 — Three-dimensional analysis, virtual surgical planning, and computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques are leading to new and refined approaches to reconstructive surgery of the skull, face, ... read more

Annual Plastic Surgery Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery

Feb. 25, 2016 — The annual plastic surgery procedural statistics show that in 2015 there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States -- up 2 percent from ... read more

Gastric Bypass Surgery at Ages Older Than 35 Years Associated With Improved Survival

Feb. 10, 2016 — Researchers examined whether gastric bypass surgery is equally effective in reducing mortality in groups undergoing surgery at different ages. Bariatric surgery is effective in reducing all-cause and ... read more

Nasoalveolar Molding Use for Cleft Lip, Palate Reduces the Number of Surgeries and Cost of Care

Feb. 9, 2016 — Patients with complete unilateral and bilateral cleft lip and palate (U/BCLP) who were treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) required fewer surgeries and a reduction in overall healthcare costs ... read more

Intense Work Helped Michelangelo Maintain Use of Hands Despite Osteoarthritis

Feb. 3, 2016 — Prolonged hammering and chiseling accelerated degenerative arthritis in the hands of Michelangelo Buonarroti, sculptor, painter and one of the greatest artists of all time. But the intense work ... read more

Good Cosmetic Outcomes, Improved Quality of Life With Full Facial Feminization Surgery

Jan. 29, 2016 — For patients with gender dysphoria undergoing male-to-female transformation, a stepwise approach to facial feminization surgery (FFS) leads to good cosmetic outcomes along with psychological, social, ... read more

Fat Injection for Breast Reconstruction Doesn't Increase Risk of Recurrent Breast Cancer

Jan. 29, 2016 — For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling—using the patient's own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction—does not increase the risk of ... read more

Pregnancy-Associated Melanoma Is Associated With Higher Death Rates

Jan. 20, 2016 — Melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, is on the rise in women of child-bearing age. Those at the greatest risk, according to new research, are women younger than 50 who are pregnant or have ... read more

Study Finds Gaps in Patient Knowledge of Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Complications

Jan. 7, 2016 — Breast cancer patients surveyed about their knowledge of breast reconstruction were only moderately informed about the procedure, and their knowledge of complications was low, a new study has ... read more

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