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Patients Honor Dr. Jason Wendel For Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Patients Honor Dr. Jason Wendel For Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award

Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Wendel has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. [More]

Mother-daughter pairs are increasingly opting for cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery can be an empowering experience for women who want to bolster their self-esteem. One key component to better results and recovery is having a strong support system. A recent twist on this idea is mother-daughter plastic surgery. [More]

Breast lift procedures growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries

New statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that breast lift procedures are growing at twice the rate of breast implant surgeries. Since 2000, breast lifts have grown by 70 percent, outpacing implants two-to-one. Breast implants are still by far the most performed cosmetic surgery in women, but lifts are steadily gaining. In 2013, more than 90,000 breast lift procedures were performed by ASPS member surgeons. [More]

Dr. Alfred Sofer honored with 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award

Vitals is pleased to announce that Dr. Alfred Sofer has been honored with the prestigious 2013 Compassionate Doctor Award. [More]
Patients with cleft palate can benefit from bone lengthening technique

Patients with cleft palate can benefit from bone lengthening technique

A technique called distraction osteogenesis can create increased length of the upper jaw in patients with cleft lip and palate deformities, reports a study in the March issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, edited by Mutaz B. Habal, MD, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]
Beverly Hills Physicians receives ALLERGAN PARTNER PRIVILEGES Top 50 award

Beverly Hills Physicians receives ALLERGAN PARTNER PRIVILEGES Top 50 award

Throughout Southern California, Beverly Hills Physicians has long been the ideal option for cosmetic procedures like breast augmentation. With BHP's various facilities throughout the region (each approved by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery, Inc.), their plastic surgery patients always know they're receiving the safest and most effective surgery. [More]

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust selects OpenText to manage scanned legacy case-notes

OpenText, the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced today that it has been selected by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust to manage its scanned legacy case-notes. [More]
Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

Study: Rise of 'selfies' have huge impact on facial plastic surgery industry

The rise of 'selfies' is having a huge impact on the facial plastic surgery industry according to a new study by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The annual poll studies a select group of the organization's 2,700 members to uncover the latest trends in facial plastic surgery. [More]

Invuity secures $36 million round of financing led by HC Royalty

Invuity, Inc., a developer of advanced medical devices to dramatically improve access and visualization in minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries, announced today that it has secured $36 million in a Series E financing led by HealthCare Royalty Partners, along with existing investors Valence Life Sciences, InterWest Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, and a number of other qualified investors. [More]
New approach to breast reconstruction surgery decreases use of postoperative opioid painkiller

New approach to breast reconstruction surgery decreases use of postoperative opioid painkiller

A new approach to breast reconstruction surgery aimed at helping patients' bodies get back to normal more quickly cut their postoperative opioid painkiller use in half and meant a day less in the hospital on average, a Mayo Clinic study found. [More]

Majority of women who undergo mastectomy go on to get breast reconstruction

A new study finds that the majority of women who undergo mastectomy for breast cancer go on to get breast reconstruction, a practice that has increased dramatically over time. [More]
Surgeons develop 'monoblock' flaps to reconstruct severe facial defects

Surgeons develop 'monoblock' flaps to reconstruct severe facial defects

Patients with massive burns causing complete loss of the facial skin pose a difficult challenge for reconstructive surgeons. Now a group of surgeons in China have developed an innovative technique for creating a one-piece skin flap large enough to perform full-face resurfacing, reports The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health. [More]

Veterans with exposure to Agent Orange may be at higher risk for skin cancer

Vietnam War veterans with prior exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange may be at higher risk for certain types of skin cancer, suggests a report in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]

Patients perceive voice changes after rhinoplasty, says study

​Patients who have undergone plastic surgery to change the appearance of their nose may also notice changes in the sound of their voice, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]

LifeCell acquires advanced adipose Tissue Injector from TauTona Group for fat grafting procedures

Kinetic Concepts, Inc. announced today that LifeCell Corporation has acquired an advanced adipose Tissue Injector (aTI) for improved fat grafting procedures from the TauTona Group, a medical device incubator based in Menlo Park, California. [More]
Beverly Hills Physicians offer free informational seminars to adults interested in surgical weight loss

Beverly Hills Physicians offer free informational seminars to adults interested in surgical weight loss

Many of the patients seen by the board-certified bariatric surgeons at Beverly Hills Physicians come to an initial consultation feeling as though they've reached the end of their rope trying to lose weight. [More]

Cosmetic results after "lumpectomy" differ for African-American versus Caucasian women

As perceived by both patients and doctors, the cosmetic results after "lumpectomy" for breast cancer differ for African-American versus Caucasian women, suggests a pilot study in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open-, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). [More]

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital opens new Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa opened its new and expanded Steinbrenner Children's Emergency/Trauma Center Dec. 16, 2013. The hospital has the busiest children's emergency center in the region, and the larger, advanced facility will increase the community's access to the highest level of pediatric emergency care in the area. [More]
Smoking and obesity increase odds of early breast implant loss

Smoking and obesity increase odds of early breast implant loss

New research findings published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons confirm that factors such as smoking and obesity increase the odds of early implant loss in women who undergo mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction with implants. Additionally, the study authors propose a unique risk-scoring tool that allows surgeons to better counsel patients preoperatively about their predicted risk for complications. [More]
Patients treated for traumatic eye socket injuries at academic medical centers fare well at far less cost

Patients treated for traumatic eye socket injuries at academic medical centers fare well at far less cost

Adding to evidence that “high-volume” specialty care in busy teaching hospitals leads to efficiencies unavailable in community hospitals, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers finds that patients undergoing repair of traumatic eye socket injuries at its busy academic medical center fared just as well at far less cost than those treated at all other Maryland hospitals. [More]