Surgical Aesthetics

JAN-FEB 2014

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Surgical Aesthetics News & Events Publisher/CeO Deborah Carver • ViCe President/CFO Mindy Rosiejka • editOriAl direCtOr Stephanie Yaggy • EDitoRial exeCutiVe editOr/AssOCiAte Publisher inga Hansen • seniOr editOr • Stacy Gueraseva aRt Creative DireCtor • Dawn Cobalt art DireCtor • Melody ostil PhOtO editOr • armando Sanchez PrePress Manager • Cam Campanaro DesktoP sPeCialist • Sophia Freeman aDvERtiSinG AssOCiAte Publisher/AdVertising direCtOr lisa Fisco • ACCOunt exeCutiVes Diane Jones • nazli Santana • wEb/MaRkEtinG postoperative photographs and threedimensional simulations of 52 patients. The independent panel graded the overall similarity of the simulations to the actual breasts following surgery using a visual analogue scale ranging from 1 to 10. The researchers reveal that "the highest average score was given to projection, breast width, and height (7.8); the lowest average score was given to intermammary distance (7.0)." Among the patients who selfevaluated their postprocedure results, 86% reported that the simulated image was very accurate in predicting the actual result of their surgeries. mArketing COOrdinAtOr • andrew b. Smith Web Art/ux direCtOr • Ryan boydstun AssOCiAte Web editOr • Chrisi talyn Saje CiRCulation/PRoDuCtion CirCulAtiOn direCtOr • barbara Shepherd PrOduCtiOn direCtOr • Garnet blair PrOduCtiOn mAnAger • Madlen Martinez PrOduCtiOn AssistAnts Claudia Marquez, Flora Robinson aDMiniStRation aCCounting Manager • lourdes R. nuno ACCOunts reCeiVAble mAnAger viktoriya Milshteyn ACCOunting AssistAnt • Suzie Chavez sPeCial ProjeCts Manager • Denise Maiman AdministrAtiVe AssistAnt • Dario Dicochea Questions about your subscription? Contact MedEsthetics, Attn: Subscriptions, PO Box 1072, Skokie, IL. 60076-9712; 800.624.4196; Publication Offces: MedEsthetics, 7628 Densmore Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91406-2042. For other questions call 818.782.7328 or fax 818.782.7450. The views and opinions printed herein are not to be taken as offcial expressions of the publishers, unless so stated. The publishers do not warrant, either expressly or by implication, the factual accuracy of the articles herein, nor do they so warrant any views or opinions offered by the authors of said articles. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form or by any means, including photocopying, or utilized by any information storage and retrieval system without written permission from MedEsthetics. Copyright 2014 by Creative Age. All rights reserved. 34 Lateral Canthal Position Remains Constant Following Endoscopic Forehead and Midface Lift Concerns that endoscopic foreheadmidface lifts may affect the shape and positioning of the eyelids and lateral canthal lines led facial plastic surgeons Christopher K. Kolstad, MD, and Vito C. Quatela, MD, to launch a retrospective case study of patients in their private facial plastic surgery practice. The study, published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery (September/October 2013), reviewed photometric data of 40 patients who underwent endoscopic forehead-midface-lift and lower blepharoplasty procedures for cosmetic midface rejuvenation. The researchers reviewed the patients' before-and-after surgery images "to determine the horizontal width, vertical height, palpebral fssure width, or angle between the medial and lateral canthi," write Kolstad and Quatela. "The right and left eyes were evaluated independently, with the results analyzed using a 2-tailed paired t test with a confdence interval of 0.05 or less (required for statistical signifcance)." The results identifed no signifcant differences in the position of the lateral canthus before and after surgery. Surgical Aesthetics ❘ January/February 2014 Mechanomodulation Device Improves Scar Revision Outcomes The embrace Advanced Scar Therapy mechanomodulation device (Neodyne Bioscienes) signifcantly improves aesthetic outcomes following scar revision surgery, say researchers Angeline Lim, MD, et al. For "The embrace Device Signifcantly Decreases Scarring Following Scar Revision Surgery in a Randomized Control Trial" (published online, October 7, 2013, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery), 12 patients undergoing scar revision surgery acted as their own controls. Four independent surgeons, who were not involved in the study, evaluated scar appearance at six months, using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). The researchers report that "the VAS scale demonstrated a highly signifcant improvement in scar appearance following embrace treatment (p>0.005)." Isaps Unveils ConsumerFriendly Website The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has redesigned its website ( to include more consumer-friendly content and bring together medical professional from around the globe. New features include: • Expanded procedure coverage for patients and improved patient safety resources. • A new platform that supports an unlimited number of languages. (The previous site included information in 10 languages.) • A new member locator that offers enhanced profle information on ISAPS members and helps to connect patients with board-certifed aesthetic plastic surgeons. • Articles and perspectives by ISAPS members relevant to their region and in their languages. • An enhanced membership

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