cosmetic techniques

Study examines venous risks with post-abdominoplasty compression garmentsCould the common practice of using compression garments post-abdominoplasty elevate the risk of blood clots? Brazilian researchers take a closer look.
Study: Tarsal sling for post-blepharoplasty lower eyelid malpositionHow effective is the tarsal sling stitch for preventing scleral show in lower eyelid blepharoplasty? Researchers report their study findings.
Avoiding, treating fractional laser complicationsStrategies to avoid fractional laser complications include lowering laser parameters and paying attention to patient histories. Should complications occur, early recognition and treatment can reduce the potential for scarring.
PRP performs well in adjunctive role with laser resurfacingNew research shows PRP improve wound healing and more in patients who undergo ablative fractional photothermolysis.
Study considers transaxillary technique for high-risk patientsNew research suggests that the transaxillary incision technique for breast implant exchange procedures in high-risk patients is a safe, effective, perhaps preferable option to the standard anterior approach.
Novel extended-release local analgesic improves post-facial rejuvenation outcomesPlastic surgeons present their experience with integrating bupivacaine into pain management plans for facial procedures for reduced requirements in post-operative oral analgesics and related side effects. Their infiltration technique and a case study is presented.
Dynamic movement 4D video: Before and after gynecomastia treatmentUsing dynamic movement (4D) photography and/or video is beneficial for patient communication after high-definition body contouring and other treatments where small improvements can provide sizable changes in contour and shadowing.
Skin adhesive rivals sutures in wound-closing studyRecently released results of a European study suggest that a new topical skin adhesive is as effective as intradermal sutures in wound closures.
Plastic surgeon's protocol for scar treatmentFrom topical treatment options, to surgical revision, one plastic surgeon offers his approach to scar treatments.
Abdominal dermal-fat grafts for buttock augmentationIs abdominal dermal-fat graft augmentation gluteoplasty a viable technique?