Medical Tourism Gets a Facelift... and Perhaps a Pacemaker

1.25 M Americans will Travel Outside the U.S. for Medical Treatment This Year
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The aim of this study was to compare Hamra's and Mendelson's models of midface lift. The terms “Hamra ST” and “Mendelson BC” were used to search PubMed, yielding 35 and 48 papers, respectively. Of the 83 abstracts, 55 were excluded and 28 full papers discussing midface lift were reviewed. Among those 28 papers, 13 were excluded because they did not have sufficient content. Among the 15 full texts, 5 mined papers were added. Thereafter, 20 papers were analyzed. Hamra's description of his surgical technique changed twice. In 1990 (The Deep-Plane Rhytidectomy), he wrote that he performed Skoog-type s...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Anatomical Studies Source Type: research
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said 20 per cent of clinics in England put clients at risk of serious harm. The health regulator has threatened to shut them down.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsAsymmetry of the face and body is a general rule in human anatomy, but correlation and consistency of this asymmetry between the left and right sides is a novel finding based on our measurements. Our findings showed that the orbit was significantly bigger in width, height, and surface area on the left side. We also quantified a narrower mandible on the right side. We hope these findings can be translated to aesthetic surgery practice to make the plastic surgeon and patient more familiar with the patient ’s specific anatomy in order to better predict, plan, and successfully implement aesthetic procedures su...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
This study demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of the platysma denervation technique. Sectioning the cervical branch of the facial nerve provides a permanent solution to improve the cosmetic appearance of platysma bands and can be combined with rhytidectomy. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Cosmetic: Ideas and Innovations Source Type: research
Facial plast Surg 2019; 35: 516-524 DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696655Achieving a more youthful neckline is one of the most common reasons why patients seek facial plastic surgery. A variety of treatment options are available to contour the neck, ranging from injectable medications to minimally invasive energy devices to surgery. A spectrum of surgical procedures can be offered to contour the neck, including liposuction, submentoplasty, necklift, and facelift, all with or without implants. The ideal neck aesthetic, pertinent anatomy, patient evaluation process, indications, and techniques for the aforementioned procedures are dis...
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractDr. Suzanne No ël was a pioneer for female surgeons and made fundamental contributions to the field of plastic surgery. Her hallmark operation, the “petit operation,” defined the fundamental aspects to many modern rhytidectomies including the mini-lift and the short scar facelift. These contributions included camouflaging incisions in the hairline, limiting incision length, avoiding tension on the skin, meticulous handling of the skin edges, appropriate and precise vector placement, and staging operation when required. Through understanding the history of the fundamental principles on which rhytide...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Complications of rhytidectomy are well known, yet often preventable. A thorough preoperative history and physical along with realistic patient expectations provide the surgeon and patient with insight into potential complications and postoperative management. Understanding of surgical pitfalls and avoidance are crucial in beginning to manage facelift complications. Possible complications of facelift techniques should not discourage surgeons from pursuing a particular technique as the majority of complications are temporary. Though, a strong patient-physician relationship is critical when complications occ...
Source: The Surgical Clinics of North America - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am Source Type: research
In this report, the authors introduce a rare complication after reduction malarplasty in 2 patients. One patient underwent temporal rhytidectomy and malar osteotomy. The other patient underwent zygoma grinding without osteotomy. Both patients presented malar depression and cheek ptosis after surgery and visited the clinic. Physical examination, cephalometric radiographs, and facial 3-dimensional computed tomography were conducted, which indicated total zygomatic arch bone resorption. After examining the possible causes of the complication, the authors concluded that preserving enough blood supply and performing adequate ri...
Source: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Clinical Studies Source Type: research
Numerous incisions around the ear have been described and many are used in oral and maxillofacial surgery for procedures involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), condylar neck and the parotid, as well as for rhytidectomy.[1-5] Although the traditional pre-auricular and endaural incisions frequently provide an excellent outcome, they do heal with a visible scar.[1,4] The incision we describe aims to refine the incision to further improve this aesthetic outcome. Additionally, surgical procedures around the ear often result in the unpleasant and inconvenient collection of blood or surgical skin preparation in the ear canal.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Technical Notes Source Type: research
Numerous incisions around the ear have been described, and many have been used in oral and maxillofacial surgery for procedures involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), condylar neck, and parotid gland, as well as for rhytidectomy.1-5 Although the traditional preauricular and endaural incisions will frequently provide an excellent outcome, they will heal with a visible scar.1,4 The incision we have described aims to refine the incision to further improve this esthetic outcome. Additionally, surgical procedures around the ear have often resulted in the unpleasant and inconvenient collection of blood or surgical skin pre...
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: CRANIOMAXILLOFACIAL DEFORMITIES/SLEEP DISORDERS/COSMETIC SURGERY Source Type: research
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