- MedOne Plastic Surgery
- ChapterSource: Braz A, Sakuma T, Matteoda F, ed. Dermal Fillers: Facial Anatomy and Injection Techniques. 1st Edition. Thieme; 2020. doi:10.1055/b000000255Comment: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a glycosaminoglycan composed of multiple repeating units of D-glucuronic acid andN-acetyl-D-glucosamine. It occurs naturally in several tissues in the human body, including the skin, synovial fluid of the joints, vitreous humor in the eyes, and cartilages. Approximately 50% of the total body HA is found in the skin. At physiologic pH, it is a highly charged polyanionic polymer which binds water extensively, retaining water that is up to 1,000 times its volume.
Management of the Ptotic Breast, Selected from Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Sameer Patel and C. Bob Basu, 2020Source: Patel S, Basu C, ed. Cosmetic Breast Surgery. 1st Edition. Thieme; 2020. doi:10.1055/b000000305Comment: The preoperative evaluation of patients with macromastia and ptosis is a complex topic, as the definition of macromastia is not always clear. It is generally accepted that reduction mammaplasty can be a therapeutic rather than purely cosmetic procedure. However, regardless of whether the breast reduction surgery is motivated by cosmetic or therapeutic goals, the essence of the procedure remains the same. The goals of surgery are to reduce breast weight and volume, improve shape and asymmetry, remove excess skin, and reposition the nipple areola complex (NAC). The realization of these goals results in the regaining of a more youthful appearance. A thorough history and physical exam are an essential part of the preoperative assessment and enable the physician to recognize modifiable risk factors. However, surgeons should not limit patient access to this therapeutic procedure based on isolated comorbidities. It has been widely published that reduction mammaplasty surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all plastic surgical procedures, and postoperative outcomes have repeatedly been shown to improve quality of life and provide positive emotional and aesthetic results that are long-lasting.
Solo Practice, Chapter 4, Selected from The Business of Plastic Surgery: Navigating a Successful Career, 2e, Joshua Korman and Heather J. Furnas, 2019Source: Korman J, Furnas H, ed. The Business of Plastic Surgery: Navigating a Successful Career. 2nd Edition. Thieme; 2019. doi:10.1055/b-006-163732Comment: Solo practice is a great option for the entrepreneur with a dose of optimism, a taste for risk, and touch of creativity. On the other hand, the changing medical climate with its additional costs and regulations has prompted fewer plastic surgeons to choose to open a practice alone. An option that still offers more independence than a salaried position is a small group. This chapter reviews the process that a plastic surgeon should go through in choosing whether a solo or small group is best, where to practice, and how to prepare.
- E-JournalSource: Karadeniz Ugurlu S, Turhal G, Thomas J R et al. 2019; 35(04): 311 - 312.
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