Creative marketing or deceptive advertising?

Dr. Ad employs a variety of advertising methods to grow his practice. Two years ago, he ran an ad that said prolonged use of his $1,000/tube facial cream would negate a need for a facelift. Now he is facing a complaint by a patient who bought 20 tubes and saw no improvement over the course of a year. Dr. Ad claims that his marketing was harmless and no different than most other ads. Is he in trouble?
Source: Dermatology Times - Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

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Conclusions In the span of a very short time—less than a decade—robotic head and neck surgery has transformed the management of the head and neck cancer, and it seems clear that the future of treatment for these cancers lies in a multimodal approach in which TORS is likely to play an important role. Nevertheless, it is important to keep in mind that the current indications for TORS are limited and long-term data on the safety and oncological outcomes are needed to better understand the true role of TORS in treatment of head and neck cancer. Nonetheless, the emergence of ever more advanced robotic instruments i...
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Surgical techniques for cosmetic facial rejuvenation, antiaging concerns, and the optimization of facial beauty can be nuanced and complex. Generally speaking, surgical interventions, including facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty, are the gold standard approaches for the enhancement of facial features. A detailed understanding of facial anatomy, aesthetics, and techniques is necessary to master these approaches.
Source: Otolaryngologic clinics of North America - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: The transverse facial artery provides at least one perforator that can be accurately localized using a Doppler probe. Clinical applications related to the improved knowledge of transverse facial artery perforators could be as follows: (1) performing a lateral facial skin flap; (2) facial composite allotransplants; (3) face-lift procedures to improve skin perfusion; and (4) prevention of vessel injury in aesthetic procedures such as dermal filler injection or thread-lift techniques.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive: Head and Neck: Original Articles Source Type: research
Lisa, from Texas, was driven to have a face lift a few years ago. But the procedure failed and made her look even older. She turned to Dr Terry Dubrow and Dr Paul Nassif as part of TV series Botched.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
We are frequently asked does health insurance pay for Essure removal? Essure was first approved in 2001. At first not many women opted to have the Essure procedure. As doctors became more comfortable offering Essure and as the public became aware Essure was tubal ligation alternative, more women chose to use Essure for permanent birth control (sterilization). Sterilization is intended to be permanent. Research has shown that a significant number of women will regret their sterilization and desire to have another baby. Some of these women will consider in-vitro fertilization and some will consider surgical reversal of steri...
Source: Tubal Reversal Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Essure removal health insurance pay Source Type: blogs
The Towson hospital joins dozens of other hospitals across Maryland planning major facelifts.
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Source Type: news
[Feminism and cosmetic surgery: Suzanne Gros-Noël (1878-1954)]. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2019 Feb 19;: Authors: Olivetto M, Bettoni J, Testelin S, Dakpé S, Devauchelle B Abstract Born at the late 19th century, Suzanne Noël achieved, despite prejudices, to become at the same time the first female cosmetic surgeon and an influential feminist activist. Trained as a dermatologist by Professor Brocq, she first became fascinated by rejuvenation surgery during her studies by meeting Sarah Bernardh, who had undergone a facelift in the United States. As a surgeon, she mainly performed procedures...
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research
ConclusionThe described technique requires further study, but the first results suggest that this type of a surgical intervention is safe, easy to execute, and may be an option to choose for surgical correction of facial aging changes.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Summary: The 3 most common problems after a parotidectomy are cheek contour deformity, Frey syndrome (gustatory sweating), and a visible scar on the neck. These problems can potentially be prevented by (1) facelift type incisions, which eliminate the neck incision and (2) interposition of temporoparietal fascia at the parotidectomy site that fills the defect and provides a barrier to aberrant neuronal regeneration. We followed 11 patients who underwent parotidectomy (9 superficial and 2 total parotidectomies) for a variety of parotid tumors between December 2001 and January 2018. Facelift type incisions were used in all ...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Ideas and Innovations Source Type: research
Cook Medical and Zelegent, a company out of La Jolla, California, announced that the FDA cleared the Elevo Kit Snoring Intervention Device. The Elevo is used to position special sutures so as to lift the soft palate, the rear roof of the mouth. Alexa...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: ENT Source Type: blogs
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