News Article | November 21, 2016
Receive press releases from The Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery: By Email Dr. Robert Burke Reappointed Clinical Professor in Two Surgical Disciplines by the Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine Robert Burke, MD, FACS, reappointed Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery by the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ann Arbor, MI, November 21, 2016 --( “It is a great honor for me to serve on the faculty of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in the department of surgery. This is one the finest programs of its kind in the world and, to be a part of this amazing faculty, is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share knowledge,” stated Dr. Robert Burke, who is also the Director of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Ann Arbor. Dr. Burke is an editorial board member of American Health and Beauty (AmericanHealthandBeauty.com),an internationally recognized researcher, peer-reviewed author and journal editor, as well as an accomplished and successful surgeon. Most recently, Dr. Burke is principal researcher in the use of noninvasive lasers for pain control and in the use of the Astanza laser system for tattoo removal. He is a researcher on FDA approved breast implant studies for both Allergan and Mentor corporations. “A close working relationship with Astanza laser corporation helped expand the use of this multi wavelength system for the removal of unwanted tattoos as well as other cosmetic surgery applications," says Dr. Burke. Dr.Burke attended Michigan State University in the College of Human Medicine while serving as an assistant clinical professor of anatomy. Currently, he serves as Treasurer of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He received the Award of Special Merit for his anatomy research. Dr. Burke and his family live in Ann Arbor where they enjoy the nearby Matthaei botanical gardens, sailing, mountain biking, and all University football and basketball games. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Robert Burke at 1-800-487-4840 or visit his website at Ann Arbor, MI, November 21, 2016 --( PR.com )-- Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine announces the reappointment of Robert Burke, MD, FACS, as Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery.“It is a great honor for me to serve on the faculty of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in the department of surgery. This is one the finest programs of its kind in the world and, to be a part of this amazing faculty, is a wonderful opportunity to learn and share knowledge,” stated Dr. Robert Burke, who is also the Director of the Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Ann Arbor.Dr. Burke is an editorial board member of American Health and Beauty (AmericanHealthandBeauty.com),an internationally recognized researcher, peer-reviewed author and journal editor, as well as an accomplished and successful surgeon.Most recently, Dr. Burke is principal researcher in the use of noninvasive lasers for pain control and in the use of the Astanza laser system for tattoo removal. He is a researcher on FDA approved breast implant studies for both Allergan and Mentor corporations.“A close working relationship with Astanza laser corporation helped expand the use of this multi wavelength system for the removal of unwanted tattoos as well as other cosmetic surgery applications," says Dr. Burke.Dr.Burke attended Michigan State University in the College of Human Medicine while serving as an assistant clinical professor of anatomy. Currently, he serves as Treasurer of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Trustee of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He received the Award of Special Merit for his anatomy research.Dr. Burke and his family live in Ann Arbor where they enjoy the nearby Matthaei botanical gardens, sailing, mountain biking, and all University football and basketball games.If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. Robert Burke at 1-800-487-4840 or visit his website at robertburke.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Michigan Center for Cosmetic Surgery
News Article | February 28, 2017
February 28, 2017 - For infants with congenital malformations of the ear, a treatment system called EarWell can gently reshape the ear--avoiding the pain and cost of later surgery, reports a study in the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But treatment must begin early--preferably within the first three weeks after birth, according to the study by ASPS Member Surgeon H. Steve Byrd, MD, and colleagues of Pediatric Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas. Dr. Byrd comments, "The EarWell system is effective in eliminating or reducing the need for surgery in all but the most severe congenital ear malformations." The researchers review their experience with nonsurgical correction of congenital ear malformations in 175 infants. The EarWell system is a relatively simple technique for molding and reshaping the ear, taking advantage of the increased malleability of the ear cartilage in newborns. For best results, treatment should start within the first three weeks after birth, or correspondingly later in infants born prematurely. The technique and length of EarWell treatment varies according to the type and severity of the infant's ear deformity. Dr. Byrd and colleagues present a classification system and technical details for plastic surgeons to follow in evaluating the best treatment for specific types of malformations. For most infants in the study, both ears were treated, for a total of 303 ears. Ninety-eight percent of infants had relatively mild "constricted"-type ear deformities. EarWell treatment started at an average age of 12 days and continued for 37 days, including an average of six follow-up visits to the plastic surgeon's office. EarWell treatment was highly successful in correcting or reducing the severity of congenital ear malformations. Results were judged good to excellent in 97 percent of ears with one simple deformity and 88 percent with more complex "mixed" deformities. About 70 percent of ears with constricted malformations were graded as having no deformity after treatment. Complications consisted mainly of skin injuries that healed without further problems. In eight cases, treatment had to be stopped because of an allergic reaction to the adhesive tape used. While the EarWell system is not new, the report is the largest study of congenital ear malformations treated with this approach--including a standardized approach to treatment and assessment of the results. The results strongly support its use, especially in infants with deformities and less-severe malformations. But lack of awareness of this nonsurgical alternative is a key limiting factor. "The opportunity for early treatment can be hampered by a failure to convince pediatricians that the majority of misshapen newborn ears do not self-correct," Dr. Byrd and coauthors write. They also point out that EarWell is highly successful in the treatment of prominent ears--a condition that commonly goes unnoticed by parents and pediatricians, but is likely to get worse as the child grows. "While we can operate on ears later in the patient's life, waiting not only increases the surgery's difficulty and expense, but may expose the child to teasing, bullying, and loss of self-esteem," comments Editor-in-Chief Rod J. Rohrich, MD, in a featured video on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website. "If your baby has any type of ear deformity, plastic surgeons can help with or without surgery. Discuss non-surgical, ear molding alternatives with your pediatrician, and consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon...the earlier the better!" 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News Article | November 17, 2016
San Diego double-board certified plastic surgeon, Tom J. Pousti, MD, F.A.C.S, of Pousti Plastic Surgery recently reached a new milestone in his contribution to the Real Self plastic and cosmetic surgery community, contributing over 39,000 expert answers in response to patient questions on the plastic surgery group’s website, RealSelf.com. Dr. Tom Pousti also recently reached a new milestone with RealSelf.com, exceeding 1,350 five-star reviews from past patients, solidifying Dr. Pousti and his Plastic Surgery practice as a major contributor to the plastic surgery community on both a National and international level. Dr. Pousti has one of the highest response rates of all plastic and cosmetic surgeons across the Country. With over 39,000 individual responses to questions asked by prospective plastic surgery candidates on RealSelf.com, he is in the top 1% in the Nation for expertly answered questions relating to procedures such as breast augmentation, revisionary breast surgery (such as symmastia, asymmetry, encapsulation, bottoming out, and more), breast reduction surgery, and body sculpting procedures such as tummy tuck, liposuction and mommy makeovers. Dr. Pousti has the highest number of Doctor recommendations and is also in the top 1% of number of positive patient reviews on RealSelf.com, further solidifying his professional reputation and unwavering commitment to patient care and procedure quality. Dr. Pousti has been in private practice for over 19 years, and believes in generously sharing his knowledge and surgical experience to the plastic surgery community as a whole, regardless of whether they are a patient of his or not. He believes in sharing information and answering questions to individuals Nationwide who are considering plastic surgery or have already undergone plastic surgery with another doctor and need assistance resolving surgical complications. As a contributing member to the RealSelf community since 2009, Dr. Pousti has assisted prospective patients throughout the Nation make confident and educated decisions about the cosmetic surgery procedures they are considering and researching. Dr. Pousti maintains a very strong score of 5 out of 5 stars, with 1,358 positive and detailed patient reviews. Tom Pousti, M.D., F.A.C.S is double board certified in General Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been a licensed physician for over 23 years and has been in private practice in Southern California for nearly 19 years. Dr. Pousti completed his Plastic Surgery training at Harvard with world-renowned surgeons at The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. As a San Diego cosmetic surgery and La Jolla plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Pousti focuses on breast surgery, body contouring, facial rejuvenation and all types of revisionary surgery, and sees patients from all over the United States and worldwide. For more information on Dr. Tom J. Pousti, MD, F.A.C.S, please visit Pousti Plastic Surgery’s website at http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com or call (619) 466-8851.
News Article | February 23, 2017
San Diego plastic and cosmetic surgery Practice, Pousti Plastic Surgery, is pleased and excited to announce recent partnerships with major San Diego hotels in order to better serve the Practice’s growing out of town patient base. For almost two decades, Double Board Certified Chief Surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti, has been growing his private Practice in Southern California, and his exceptional reputation in plastic and cosmetic surgery has lead to an increasing out of town patient base. For nearly 20 years, out of town patients have traveled from all parts of the United States as well as internationally from Countries including Australia, Canada, Jamaica, the United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Greece and the Middle East. Due to his extensive reputation and experience in cosmetic and plastic surgery, patients travel very long distances in order for Dr. Tom Pousti to complete their surgical procedure. The plastic surgery Practice understands that serving out of town patients requires a different and more effective communication strategy to ensure patient success. Pousti Plastic Surgery has developed an efficient communication procedure to make the due diligence, goals, surgical and recovery process successful and convenient for the patient. Because Dr. Pousti strongly recommends that patients stay in San Diego for a minimum of 5-7 days after surgery, the Practice has taken their commitment to out of town patients one step further by partnering with major local hotels in the greater Mission Valley area in close proximity to the Practice’s surgery center and office. Pousti Plastic Surgery has negotiated preferred pricing with The Holiday Inn, Handlery Hotel and Resort, and the DoubleTree Mission Valley hotels as a courtesy and benefit for out of town patients. Out of town patients are encouraged to start by visiting the Practice’s website for more information, before and after photos, procedure information, videos and testimonials. From there, patients are encouraged to contact the Practice and provide digital photos and patient goals for Dr. Pousti to review. The plastic surgery team will then help the out of town patient through the rest of the consult process and answer all questions. Tom Pousti, M.D., F.A.C.S is double board certified in General Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been a licensed physician for over 23 years and has been in private practice in Southern California for nearly 19 years. Dr. Pousti completed his Plastic Surgery training at Harvard with world-renowned surgeons at The Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. As a San Diego cosmetic surgery and La Jolla plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Pousti focuses on breast surgery, body contouring, facial rejuvenation and all types of revisionary surgery, and sees patients from all over the United States and worldwide. For more information on Dr. Tom J. Pousti, MD, F.A.C.S, please visit Pousti Plastic Surgery’s website at http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com or call (619) 466-8851.
News Article | December 14, 2016
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2016) - Following Majesco Entertainment, Inc.'s ( : COOL) ("Majesco") announcement on 12/8/16 that it had signed a definitive merger agreement with PolarityTE™, Inc. ("Polarity") www.polarityte.com, Polarity has revealed the first wave of their World Class Clinical Advisory Board, as Drs. Michael Grant, Stephen Milner, and Anand Kumar. Chairman and CEO, Denver Lough MD, PhD elaborated, "Our goal is to build an entirely new type of regenerative medicine company with PolarityTE™. The PolarityTE™ Clinical Advisory Board will play a critical role in translating our regenerative technology into pragmatic clinical practice, helping us address the realities of the field on a real-time basis. It is this tangible feedback that allows PolarityTE™ technology to evolve quickly under the guidance of thought leaders in reconstructive surgery and regenerative medicine, while permitting our platform to break into new markets and develop new integrative technologies. We are extremely excited to announce the first tier of our world class clinical advisory board" as: Michael P Grant MD, PhD, FACS Paul N. Manson Distinguished Professor and Chief Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center University of Maryland Medical Center Stephen Milner MD, DDS, DSc, FRCSE, FACS Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Director of the Johns Hopkins Burn Center, Professor at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Director of the Michael D Hendrix Burn Research Center, Adjunct Professor Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Honorary Civilian Consultant Advisor to the British Army in Plastic Surgery and Burns Anand Kumar MD, FACS Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Director, Center for Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Johns Hopkins School of Medicine About PolarityTE PolarityTE, Inc. is the owner of a novel regenerative medicine and tissue engineering platform developed and patented by Denver Lough MD, PhD. This radical and proprietary technology employs a patients' own cells for the healing of full-thickness functionally-polarized tissues. If clinically successful, the PolarityTE platform will be able to provide medical professionals with a truly new paradigm in wound healing and reconstructive surgery by utilizing a patient's own tissue substrates for the regeneration of skin, bone, muscle, cartilage, fat, blood vessels and nerves. It is because PolarityTE uses a natural and biologically sound platform technology, which is readily adaptable to a wide spectrum of organ and tissue systems, that the company and its world-renowned clinical advisory board, are poised to drastically change the field and future of translational regenerative medicine. More info can be found online at www.polarityte.com Welcome to the Shift™ Forward Looking Statements Certain statements contained in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements contained in this release relate to, among other things, the Company's ongoing compliance with the requirements of The NASDAQ Stock Market and the Company's ability to maintain the closing bid price requirements of The NASDAQ Stock Market on a post reverse split basis. They are generally identified by words such as "believes," "may," "expects," "anticipates," "should'" and similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based upon the Company's beliefs and assumptions as of the date of this release. The Company's actual results could differ materially due to risk factors and other items described in more detail in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's Annual Reports filed with the SEC (copies of which may be obtained at www.sec.gov). Subsequent events and developments may cause these forward-looking statements to change. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation or intention to update or revise these forward-looking statements as a result of changed events or circumstances that occur after the date of this release, except as required by applicable law.
News Article | November 20, 2016
Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani, premier plastic surgeon of New York, New York has joined the prestigious Haute Beauty network. The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with luxury lifestyle publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani as a prominent cosmetic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. Dr. Sachin M. Shridharani, a Johns Hopkins trained Plastic Surgeon based in New York City focusing on aesthetic/cosmetic surgery and complex reconstruction. Dr. Shridharani will share his skill and expert opinion with the Haute Beauty and Haute Living subscribers, educating readers on his industry and providing exciting and relevant news, tips, trends and insight relating to his specialties. Attended one of the few Bachelor/Doctor of Medicine (MD) accelerated track programs in the country. After graduating with honors and at the top of his class at the combined BA/MD program at the University of Missouri where he obtained his undergraduate degree (BA) and doctor of medicine (MD) with honors in an accelerated 6 year program straight out of high school, he was accepted into the esteemed Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Integrated Residency Program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery where he trained and served as Chief Resident under leaders in the field of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, Craniomaxillofacial, and Hand Surgery. The Johns Hopkins Hospital has been ranked by US News and World Reports as the #1 hospital in America for 23 years. He went on to complete an Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship at the prestigious Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York City where he focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery procedures and injectables like Botox and fillers. Dr. Shridharani has experience in developing 501(c)(3) non-profit medical organizations and was featured on the ABC TV show “Hopkins.” Furthermore, he has co-authored nearly 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in some of the most well respected medical journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has presented this research work at several national plastic surgery conferences throughout the United States. These innovative research interests have earned him many awards including the coveted Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Resident Research Award, American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) Senior Resident Conference Best Aesthetic Paper Award, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) Gaspar W Anastasi Award for Best Research Presentation. In addition Dr. Shridharani was awarded the prestigious Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Plastic Surgery Residency Program Teaching Award for commitment to medical student and resident education. Furthermore, he has written a media-reviewed children’s book for children suffering from cleft lip and palate deformities and the family members who take care of them. Dr. Shridharani continues to develop his interests in aesthetic/cosmetic surgery pertaining to the face, breast, abdomen, and body contouring. These procedures include (but are not limited to): facelift (rhytidectomy), rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), breast augmentation, breast lift (mastopexy), tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty), mini-tummy tuck, “mommy-makeover surgery,” liposuction, fat grafting/transfer, botox, and dermal fillers. He is fully committed to treating each patient with the latest and safest personalized plastic surgery care in order to meet his patient’s goals and create beautiful natural results with concierge attention.
News Article | February 24, 2017
Dr. Maurice Khosh is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon in the New York Tri-State area who holds dual board certifications in his field. While he is able to serve both men and women with a full menu of surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face and neck, he is exceptionally adept at addressing the unique signs of male aging on the neck. Dr. Khosh now offers an innovative technique in male neck rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Khosh offers two innovative and unique approaches for neck rejuvenation in the male patients, the direct midline neck lift and a more traditional lower facelift combined with neck lift. The Direct Midline Neck Lift is ideal for older men who have a significant anterior neck skin redundancy and poor skin elasticity. Dr. Khosh employs the midline neck lift to allow maximal restoration of neck contour while avoiding the “pulled look.” The midline neck lift is the most efficient maneuver for elimination of the “turkey wattle” with the shortest recovery time. The Neck Lift combined with Lower Facelift is typically offered to men who are less aged. Using a standard lower facelift approach, Dr. Khosh tailors the lower facelift incisions in his male patients to best hide the scars. He utilizes incisions in front of the ear to avoid abnormal positioning of hair-bearing skin directly unto the cartilage of the ear. He also ensures meticulous control of bleeding as the risk of bleeding is greater in the male patients. The vector of the pull is specifically designed in a vertical direction to avoid the “wind-swept” look. “I am proud to offer such a unique and favorable approach to male neck rejuvenation, which gives more men the opportunity to regain a youthful and attractive profile without jeopardizing their masculinity,” says Dr. Khosh. Although demand for cosmetic facial surgery in the male population has increased in the last two decades, only 10% of neck lift candidates are male, according to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Male neck lift surgery, therefore, continues to be a niche category with few sub-specialized plastic surgeons. However, in Dr. Khosh’s Manhattan practice, over 40% of neck lift candidates are male, which supports his high success rate in performing his unique approach to male neck rejuvenation. Male neck rejuvenation is primarily sought to address excess neck skin and anterior neck bands that occur with age. This “turkey wattle” appearance can even make it difficult for men to wear button up shirts with ties. Improving these concerns takes a skilled facial plastic surgeon with specific planning and execution steps, as the rejuvenation procedure must accommodate the specific challenges of the heavier, hair bearing, and more vascular skin of the male neck. Dr. Khosh offers a number of highly sophisticated facial plastic surgery procedures for men and women in his office at 580 Park Avenue in New York City. Dr. Maurice Khosh is a highly recognized dual board certified facial plastic surgeon practicing in Manhattan, NY. Beyond his continued appearance on the Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor™ list from 2013 through 2016, he has also been given the Patients’ Choice Award, is a founding member of the New York Head & Neck Institute and was the former Director of Facial Plastic Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Khosh’s dedication to the highest level of patient care and intricate expertise in his field has gained him renowned respect as one of the top plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the country. For more information on the services offered by Dr. Khosh, visit his website at Facedoctornyc.com or contact his office in Manhattan directly at (212) 339-9988.
News Article | February 15, 2017
Dr. Ben Talei of The Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery is a distinguished double-board certified facial plastic surgeon who is known for his dedication to use the most natural and minimally invasive techniques available. His mission is to deliver outstanding results in facial plastic surgery that portray natural beauty as well as provide valued sustainability. His patients have certainly recognized his excellence in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as they have posted a number of superior reviews and five-star rating across multiple credible online sources. This has led Find Local Doctors to feature Dr. Talei as a 2017 Top Patient Rated Plastic Surgeon for Beverly Hills. Find Local Doctors is an online directory that helps consumers connect with qualified and reputable physicians in their area. Dr. Ben Talei’s plastic and reconstructive surgery practice in Beverly Hills offers a full menu of facial plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments, including advanced facelift procedures, rhinoplasty, eyebrow lifts, non-surgical skin rejuvenation and more. Dr. Talei has pioneered numerous techniques in facial plastic surgery to improve patient experience, recovery and results. These include a lip lift method that offers faster healing and more natural results than past surgical methods as well as an awake and painless deep plane facelift technique that Dr. Talei calls the Auralyft. Dr. Talei is also an industry-leading physician in the field of birthmark removal surgery for babies through adults. He carries remarkable training and expertise, including a dual fellowship training in Facial Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vascular Birthmarks and Congenital Anomalies with Laser Surgery. The practice is committed to approaching patient care with complete transparency, sincerity and honesty. “We judge our success not by how we view our outcomes but by how our patients view their results. Therefore, because this award is based on actual patient reviews it represents a significant achievement for us,” says Dr. Ben Talei of The Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery. The Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery is now serving patients in a new, state-of-the-art facility located at 465 N. Roxbury Drive in Beverly Hills, CA 90210. About Dr. Ben Talei: A native of California, Dr. Benjamin Talei graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Physiological Sciences. He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Talei then went on to complete his residency training in Head and Neck Surgery at Columbia University and Cornell University Medical Centers, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Following his residency program, Dr. Talei became one of the only surgeons in the country to complete two separate fellowships in Facial & Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery including a fellowship at the Vascular Birthmark Institute of New York. In addition, Dr. Talei is a respected author, speaker and humanitarian. If you would like to get more information about Dr. Ben Talei or his plastic and reconstructive surgery centers, please visit their website at beverlyhillscenter.com or call (310) 288-0641.
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Journal of Hand Surgery: European Volume | Year: 2010
Forty patients with a 30° to 70° palmar displacement of a little finger metacarpal neck fracture were treated either with closed reduction and intramedullary splinting, or conservatively without reduction. Functional mobilization was started after 1 week in both groups. A radiological and clinical assessment of flexion and extension of the small finger metacarpophalangeal joint was done at 2 and 6 weeks, and at 3, 6 and 12 months. In addition patient satisfaction and grip strength were recorded at 12 months. No statistically significant differences in range of motion and grip strength were found between the two groups. Patient satisfaction and the appearance were superior in the surgically treated group. We conclude that intramedullary splinting for displaced fractures of the little finger metacarpal neck offers an aesthetic, but not a functional advantage. © 2010 The Author(s).
News Article | February 16, 2017
Smoking e-cigarettes, popularly known as vaping, is touted as being safer than smoking traditional cigarettes. Therefore, although it’s been established that smoking cigarettes puts plastic surgery patients at a greater risk of postoperative complications, it stands to reason that vaping would result in a lower risk of such complications. That theory was put to the test in a recent study, the results of which were published in late 2016 in the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. “This type of study is more important because of the increasing popularity of vaping in our patients” said Dr. Kulbersh. “When smoking became popular back in the 1920s, the harmful effects weren’t realized until the 1940s, at least a generation later, when lung cancer rates soared. Although e-cigarettes are thought to be safer than traditional cigarettes, we’re still uncertain about the potential long-term effects on people’s health – and we may not know for another decade.” One issue that physicians and researchers want to clarify is the impact of inhaling nicotine vapor on patients recovering from facial plastic surgery. Smokers of regular cigarettes are strongly encouraged not to smoke for 3-4 weeks before and after undergoing a facial plastic surgery procedure. Nicotine from cigarettes results in vasoconstriction, or reduced blood flow, which increases the chances of poor wound healing and complications after plastic surgery. “We know that nicotine in traditional cigarettes is a major risk factor leading to a postoperative complications, but it’s not definitive if the same holds true for the nicotine in e-cigarettes,” Dr. Kulbersh said. “What we do know is that while long-term smoking of traditional cigarettes leads to increased risks of cancer and heart disease, current evidence does not show that vaping contributes to the development of these diseases. We can’t make the leap and concluded that vaping doesn’t lead to complications during recovery from plastic surgery.” Evidence from one study conducted several years ago indicated that the rate of post-surgery complications dropped from 40% to 20% in patients who stopped vaping 3-4 weeks beforehand. Based on this evidence, as well as on the overall uncertainty about the impact of e-cigarette smoking on recovery and healing, patients considering a facial plastic surgery procedure, such as a facelift or a nose job, are encouraged to refrain from vaping in the 3-4 weeks before and after surgery at a minimum. For some patients, they would need to be off vaping for months before undergoing surgery. To find out more about facial plastic surgery options, as well as what to do to prepare for and recover well from the procedure, visit https://CarolinaFacialPlasticSurgery.com/Facial-Procedures/. “Although it’s true that no direct evidence shows nicotine in e-cigarettes increases complications with blood flow following surgery,” Dr. Kulbersh said, “I demand that patients who vape follow the same guidelines for pre- and post-surgery that patients who smoke cigarettes do. Patient safety is the number one priority in my practice. For this reason, I will not take any undue risk for any patient undergoing surgery. Undergoing any type of surgery has risks so doctors should be taking all steps to limit risk to their patients.” Double board-certified as a facial plastic surgeon and fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Jonathan Kulbersh is the founder and director of Carolina Facial Plastics in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Kulbersh received training in facial plastic surgery in Beverly Hills with renowned surgeons, Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, Paul Nassif, MD, FACS, (well known for his show Botched) and Guy Massry, MD, and has experience in facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelift and injectables (Botox and fillers). Additionally, as an expert in the function of facial nerves, Dr. Kulbersh has a special interest in patients with facial paralysis and Bell’s palsy. Dr. Kulbersh has published numerous articles, as well as chapters of medical textbooks, including Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation.