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FDA Approves New Breast Implant
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new gel-filled silicone breast implant called the Natrelle 410. It is a highly cohesive anatomically-shaped silicone gel product that is used to increase breast size in women who are age twenty two or older and to rebuild tissue, after surgery, in women of all ages. The product is manufactured by Allergen, Inc. and is now available for use by plastic and cosmetic surgeons because the Food and Drug Administration analyzed data from nine hundred forty one females and determined that Natrelle 410 is both safe and effective. Physicians offering this product have been using it on patients for breast reconstruction, primarily necessary after mastectomies due to cancer and for simple, straightforward breast augmentations. That is, of course, for women who are determined to alter and improve their physical appearance. Natrelle 410 has been rapidly growing in popularity since it received approval from the FDA and, as a resul [Read more]
Medicare Is Now Paying for
The public health insurance program for people age 65 and over (also known as Medicare) usually does not cover cosmetic surgery because it is considered an elective and unnecessary procedure. However, in cases where sagging eye lids affect vision, Medicare has been paying for "eye lifts." Interestingly, in recent years, the proliferation of the procedure, that is the rapidly increasing number of operations for "eye lifts," has led many medical professionals and members of the federal government involved in health care to question whether the stated need -- and the operation it leads to -- is on the up-and-up or, put differently, legitimate. Known as blephamoplasty, the cost to Medicare, a program that is already in financial distress, has run into millions and millons of dollars. Government oversight of this program and its viability as a necessary medical procedure has been lax at best. But that may be changing because so many operations have been performed in just the past couple [Read more]
FDA Approves Firmer Silicone Gel Implants
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an approval for the use of firmer MemoryShape Breast Implants for breast augmentation procedures for women who are age twenty two or older and for other adult females that require post-surgical breast reconstruction. The manufacturer of this newly-approved product is Mentor Worldwide LLC, a company located in Santa Barbara, California. The FDA examined six years of data covering the experiences of nine hundred fifty five females that received the MemoryShape Breast Implants and determined that the use of the product is both safe and effective. In fact, the federal agency reported that MemoryShape Breast Implants are no more dangerous than more traditional breast implant products and procedures that have been in use for several years. The FDA approval frees Plastic Surgeons all across the United States to begin using this latest innovation in breast augmentation and reconstruction. It is believed that many phsyicians wi [Read more]
The New Way to Treat Cellulite
A newly-developed treatment for Cellulite, called Cellulaze, can "banish Cellulite in a single visit to your doctor's office. The treatment is costly, it can set you back a few thousand dollars, but by all accounts it is effective. If you opt to have this procedure, it will be done as outpatient surgery right in your doctor's office. He will begin by injecting anesthesia into your thighs or whatever part of your body that needs the treatment. The next step requires that your physician make several very small incisions on the body part that is being targeted. And then, the work really begins. Cellulaze requires that a special laser gun be employed to correct and eliminate your cellulite problem. Your doctor will "aim" his or her laser gun at the "fat globules" -- or bubbles -- that are the cause of your unsightly condition. The laser rays will then "pop" the fat bubbles, destroying them and, as a result, restoring your thighs or other affected body part to its original trim and slim [Read more]
How to Deal With Your Patient's High Expectations
When it comes to cosmetic or plastic surgery and people's expectations about results, it is best for you, as the practicing physician, to be realistic and to tell your patient "the truth." It will come as no surprise to you to learn that far too many patients have unrealistically high expectations which can never be met, certainly not by you. For such people, the reality rarely, if ever, matches up to the dream. It is that way because cosmetic or plastic surgery, while effective, is still somewhat limited. And patients who opt for these elective treatments want to end up with the physical appearance of professional models. Your job as a skilled and capable physician is to give your patient the best possible treatment so that he or she can enjoy the benefits of great results. But, before you even begin surgery, it is vitally important that you spend time in consultation with your new client. Educate your client with doses of reality that dispel unreasonable dreams. Importantly, peop [Read more]
Should Plastic Surgery Be Free?
It may seem improbable, even shocking, but the fact is there are people who probably visit your office hoping that the work you perform on them will be "free of charge." Perhaps such people have read somewhere that standard health insurance fully covers elective Plastic Surgery and they want you to perform surgery on them for no cost. Of course, any surgeries you perform require payment. And you certainly deserve to receive compensation for the skills and knowledge you've acquired, beginning with many years of schooling and the years you've spent since then honing your plastic surgery skills. It seems clear that education is key to helping your potential patients understand that there is a cost involved in your professional services and that it can be signficant. When you engage in an initial consultation with a potential new patient, simply let him or her know that there are three primary costs involved in the work you will do. The first charge is for the Surgical Fee and it is li [Read more]
What You Need to Know About Breast Grafting
Breast augmentation is a big business in the United States. Women who are unhappy with their physical appearance and those who are recovering from cancer surgery are all potential clients, their self esteem and self confidence at stake. As a practicing Plastic Surgeon, you know that the search for the "perfect" breast implant material has gone on seemingly forever and has resulted in a variety of interesting choices, everything from soy oil to paraffin. But those materials have never felt natural to women who have had augmentation surgery and, like so many other materials, have become "failed experiments." The current use of silicone implants is in vogue, in part because they have a high safety profile and because they produce the desired results -- larger and more shapely breasts. However, many women do not like the idea of putting something "foreign" in their bodies, a substance that feels unnatural to them. As a result, "fat grafting" has begun to grow in popularity among Plasti [Read more]
The Facts About Artefil
It is a well known fact that many plastic surgeons in the United States refuse to use Artefil, a widely circulated filler, because of their fears about long term complications that may result from its use. The filler, which had been heavily used when it was first introduced, actually went "off the market" for quite some time after its manufacturer, Artes Medical, went bankrupt. The product reappeared when a new company, Suneda, began offering it for sale. Today, many plastic surgeons continue to use this filler product without concerns because it does not produce granuloma, does not produce migration, does not produce lumps (all concerns associated with Artefil in the past), but does help in the completion of a successful cosmetic restoration. That is the story about Artefil in the United States. There has been a much different result in Europe. Doctors in Western Europe have, for the most part, discontinued using Artefil because of a variety of problems associated with its use. In [Read more]
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