Medesthetics

NOV-DEC 2015

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© GETTY IMAGES; TOP LEFT: COURTESY OF CRC PRESS CUTTING EDGE 56 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 | Surgical Aesthetics Physicians who want to offer their facial surgery patients the best aesthetic out- comes should be incorporating autologous fat transfer to the superfi cial compart- ments of the perioral region, say researchers Rod J. Rohrich, MD, et al, of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. They performed a retrospec- tive chart review of 130 patients—65 underwent rhytidectomy without perioral rejuvenation (Group A); 65 underwent rhytidectomy with autologous fat transfer to the perioral superfi cial compartments (Group B). The fat was injected into the superior and inferior superfi cial compartments in a fan-like pattern—in one session—followed by massage. Group B had twice the improvement in perioral wrinkles and cos- mesis compared to Group A as rated by independent observers. There were no complica- tions, such as cellu- litis, hematoma or fat necrosis. Based on their fi ndings, the authors recom- mend that "this surgical adjunct should be a funda- mental component to achieve global facial rejuvenation during rhytidec- tomy." The study was published in Plastic and Recon- structive Surgery (September 2015). If breast surgeries are a signifi cant part of your plastic surgery practice, you may want to pe- ruse the new book Problems in Breast Surgery: A Repair Manual (CRC Press) by plastic sur- geons Jack Fisher, MD, and Neal Handel, MD. The book begins by offering an overview of the basic principles of corrective breast surgery, including key anatomic factors and mecha- nisms of failure. The following chapters each address a specifi c problem that surgeons may encounter followed by a variety of solutions— with case studies and step-by-step explana- tions—from Drs. Fisher and Handel. The book covers both aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgeries, such as breast augmentation, masto- pexy, breast reconstruction and nipple-areola reconstruction. Problems in Breast Surgery is available at amazon.com and crcpress.com. Board certifi ed physicians working in the self-pay arena have a new tool available to share ideas, network with colleagues, rate prod- ucts and procedures, and take advantage of group buying power: ALPHAEON Corporation has released an updated version of its ShoutMD application. Physicians who join the social and com- merce-based site can rate and review products, request demos and purchase products. In addition, the network allows doctors to communicate and share ideas in real time. "ShoutMD is my daily resource for real-time peer problem solving, clinical case review and overall education," says plastic surgeon Christopher Pelletiere, MD. "It's a dynamic, cross-specialty professional network that has enhanced how I practice and helps to keep me at the cutting edge of our specialties." For more information, visit alphaeon.com. ALPHAEON Launches ShoutMD 3.0 Addressing Challenges in Breast Surgery Autologous Fat Enhances Perioral Rejuvenation SURGICAL AESTHETICS AESTHETICS SURGICAL

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