Strategies 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.
New 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.
Plastic 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.
Using 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.
Both dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons have a variety of advanced and direct techniques they regularly employ to combat the effects of photoaging. Taking a look behind the doors of one such practice, dermatologic surgeon Rebecca A. Kazin, M.D., F.A.A.D., Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, Washington, D.C., offers her practice pearls for the techniques she uses on her patients’ faces to turn back these undesirable effects of time.