In plastic surgery, it’s the tiniest of details that often set apart merely an acceptable result from one that is truly extraordinary. In this vein, researchers in Singapore sought to find specific, definable aesthetic characteristics for reconstructing the umbilicus for patients undergoing abdominoplasty or lipoabdominoplasty.
Laser and light device treatments are infiltrating cosmetic and medical dermatology, causing many in the specialty to consider starting or growing laser practices. While the decision to go into the laser side of dermatology works out well for many, it can be a costly mistake for those who don’t do their homework, experts warn.
Injectable fillers are used in a variety of ways to improve the appearance of the aging face. However, because not all fillers are alike, it is important for dermatologic surgeons to understand the features and benefits of each product in order to optimize its clinical use, says W. Philip Werschler, M.D.
Hawaii has passed legislation that prohibits minors under the age of 18 from indoor tanning, according to a news release. The bill is effective immediately.
This year was the 10th Annual Summer Meeting for Cosmetic Bootcamp, held at the St. Regis, Aspen, Colo., June 12-15. Even if you wanted to attend this year, you had to register early to get a guaranteed seat — the meeting hit capacity this year and had a registration waitlist! Since I was fortunate enough to be in attendance, the editor of Cosmetic Surgery Times invited me to share my takeaways.