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Fractional CO2-Laser Resurfacing Improves Appearance of Skin Grafts

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Investigators assessed cosmetic outcomes of split-thickness and full-thickness skin grafts.

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism

The American Medical Association recently adopted new ethical guidelines on medical tourism to help physicians understand their responsibilities when interacting with patients who seek or have received medical care outside the United States.

Greater Satisfaction With Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Patients undergoing autologous post-mastectomy breast reconstruction have greater satisfaction than those undergoing implant reconstruction, and the odds of developing complications are significantly higher for autologous reconstruction types versus expander-implant techniques.

Dorsal Reduction Adds to Social Perception of Rhinoplasty

Dorsal reduction has a greater effect than tip manipulation in adding value to social perception of the facial profile of patients undergoing cosmetic rhinoplasty.

Defining Normal: An Ethical Responsibility in Surgery

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In the past few years, Snapchat has allowed plastic surgeons to showcase labiaplasty surgical procedures to a large audience, which has led to ethical concerns.

Research Lacking on Platelet-Rich Tx for Facial Aesthetics, Alopecia

Further research is needed on the use of platelet-rich therapy for facial aesthetics and alopecia.

Restylane Lyft Approved to Correct Volume Deficit in the Dorsal Hand

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The approval was based on a multicenter, randomized, evaluator-blinded, split-hand study (N=89) which showed that treatment with Restylane Lyft resulted in a clinically meaningful improvement in the correction of volume deficits of treated hands for up to 6 months.

No Long-Term Benefit With Carboxytherapy for Reduction of Abdominal Fat

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Although carboxytherapy was well tolerated by the participants, the transient decrease in subcutaneous fat reported in the study may not persist.

Ethically Using a Personal "Brand" in Plastic Surgery Advertisements

By Alyssa Capel

Although social media advertising is an innovative and useful tool, there are risks to patients who are exposed to a physician's "brand" through social media.

Novel Algorithm Can Help Create 3-D Human Nose Prosthesis

All clinicians surveyed indicated that they would consider using this tool to create a temporary prosthesis instead of referring to a prosthodontist.

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