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Factors to consider when picking plastic surgeon

Kathleen Back Brady 10:34 p.m. EDT May 29, 2014

Man-BotoxWhen you’re in the market for a house renovation, you usually get a referral from someone who knows the quality of the contractor’s work. And it’s good to get a few estimates from multiple contractors.

So when you’re looking for an aesthetic improvement for your face or body, how should you proceed with choosing the best plastic surgeon for the cosmetic procedure you’re seeking?

Never take this process lightly. It’s your body — and your health — at stake. You need to do your homework by researching and choosing the plastic surgeon who will ultimately give you the safest, best result possible to suit your particular needs.

The number one rule in choosing a plastic surgeon is to be certain that your doctor is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (and the Canadian Board of plastic Surgery for those in Canada). Plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are extensively trained in all areas of plastic surgery.

Board certification will require your plastic surgeon to augment their learning with continuing medical education courses. That’s important to keep abreast of the latest procedures and innovations in the field.

“I think it is most important to question the surgeon’s experience and volume of your desired procedure. Asking to see a photo gallery as well as asking for references from former patients for particular procedures is also helpful,” said Ben J. Kirbo, M.D., of Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A.

“Talking to your friends about their experiences and results is always quite helpful,” says Laurence Z. Rosenberg, M.D., also of Southeastern Plastic Surgery, P.A. Seeking references from medical professionals may provide additional insight.

What are some indicators that a plastic surgeon has a good reputation? A plastic surgeon should be able to show you a portfolio of before and after photos of their work.

In many cases, plastic surgeons will also have you contact former patients who have undergone your same procedure and who can discuss their experiences.

Be careful with reading negative online reviews, however. Dr. Rosenberg notes, “Relying on online reviews can be a challenge. There is a saying in plastic surgery that a happy patient tells no one and an unhappy patient tells everyone.”

It’s a good idea to research whether your plastic surgeon has any disciplinary actions against them. Most state licensing boards will list malpractice judgments.

Do your homework to ensure that your plastic surgeon doesn’t have a bad history. If you have any doubts or concerns, a second opinion can be helpful.

Questions for your plastic surgeon

• Have a printed list of questions with you when you go for your consultation. Remember that no question is too stupid or too trivial. You need to be comfortable with your surgeon and to be able to communicate your concerns with them.

• Focus on your goals and ask about other alternative options or solutions. Ask how long the procedure will take to perform and ask how many of these procedures they have performed. Learn what major and minor risks are associated with the procedure.

• If the surgeon does procedures in an office-based facility, see if the facility is accredited. Ask whether you will need sedation or will they use local anesthesia only. Be sure to inquire about the length of the recovery period and post-op limitations and instructions.

• Ask about realistic expectations and final results. What medications are usually needed for pain or to promote healing? Which of your medications will need to be stopped before your procedure and for how long? How long will it be before all bruising and swelling are gone? Will there be noticeable scarring? Also ask about the surgeon’s policies on follow-up or any revision procedures.

All of these questions will help you determine which plastic surgeon is right for you and what you can expect after your procedure.

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When a Botox Offer Is Too Good to Be True

By Robert T. Grant, MD, MSc, FACS | May 27, 2014

Having a good eye for discounts is a great way to save money. In many cases, less expensive generic products are comparable in quality to leading name-brand items. However, there is one area where cutting corners to save a buck is simply not smart.

In the healthcare realm, selecting discounted treatments can lead to big problems. Every day, we see advertisements promoting Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) injections at incredibly low prices, and we all know patients and colleagues who have purchased them through these discount sources. The injections that are being offered at steep discounts on deal-of-the-day websites like Groupon and Living Social are oftentimes diluted or generic, unregulated neurotoxins. As a result, these false Botox treatments can be dangerous and even disastrous. Therefore, it is our job as healthcare professionals to educate the public about the risks.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is also circulating these warnings, cautioning patients and plastic surgeons alike to be wary of unwanted, unsolicited products from unknown suppliers offering significant discounts on cosmetic products such as Botox. It is the responsibility of healthcare professionals to know the origin and quality of medications and ensure patients understand the importance of receiving Botox injections from a certified plastic surgeon.

As of December 2013, the FDA has warned more than 500 doctors that they may have received unapproved versions of Botox. These products are unregulated and may be unsafe due to a variety of factors that include poor storage and contamination, which could mean serious complications for the patients who receive them.

With potentially hazardous products available on the market, how can we protect our patients from being treated with faux Botox injections? Below, I have outlined what I consider to be several important points to keep in mind.

Price

If the offer seems too good to be true, it most likely is. In order to push prices well below the industry standard, something has to be tampered with, and it is often the quality of the product.

To get an idea of the industry standard, patients should compare the prices offered among various cosmetic surgeons. Any deal that deviates too far from what other respected surgeons are proposing should be a red flag.

Experience

Cosmetic surgeons who administer Botox injections should be board certified with an impeccable record in providing high-quality cosmetic care. After all, a surgeon with a flawless reputation would never use inferior or unsafe products.

Before heading to a practice with a special Botox promotion, do some research on the physician offering the discounted service. If he or she is not board certified with an established history of providing excellent cosmetic services, walk away!

Location

The cleanliness and arrangement of a treatment location can be a warning sign, as an office that is poorly maintained may indicate poor product handling. A location that offers Botox and other non-invasive cosmetic treatments should look like a medical facility and have emergency procedures in place.

By recognizing the potential risks of discount Botox injections, we can help ensure our products are not only safe, but also produce results that are nothing short of amazing. After all, the health of our patients is priceless.

Does a Nose Job Affect the Voice?

By Kathleen Raven

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People who had rhinoplasty sounded a bit more nasal five months after the surgery, according to a new study from Iran.

The results from 27 surgeries showed that “the voices changed in statistically significant ways, but the changes were subtle,” Dr. Kamran Khazaeni told Reuters Health.

Khazaeni, a surgeon who specializes in ear, nose and throat procedures, worked on the study at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran.

The 22 female and five male patients “noticed changes, but overall, they were satisfied,” Khazaeni said. Patients ranged in age from 18 to 45 years old.

A team of linguists and speech pathologists detected more pronounced nasal sounds in test words like “man” and “namak” post-surgery after listening to voice recordings of the patients. Persian, the official language of Iran, has no nasal vowels, but does have nasal consonants – like the “m” in “man” and the “n” in “namak” – said Khazaeni, explaining why the group focused on those two words.

The results were confirmed with patient self-assessments and a computer program that analyzes acoustic sounds.

About one in 560 Iranians had cosmetic nose surgery in 2011. By comparison, about one in 1,250 U.S. men and women had the same procedure in 2012, according to national surveys from both countries.

Writing online January 28 in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Khazaeni and his team say that if rhinoplasties can change vocal sounds by narrowing a person’s nasal cavity, people who rely on their voice for professional reasons should be made aware of this possible risk.

But Dr. Steven Pearlman, a facial plastic surgeon based in New York City who was not part of the current research, disagreed, at least in cases where patients are singers.

“The better trained the singer is, the less the nose has to do with it,” Pearlman said.

“I’ve operated on patients who are rock stars, Broadway stars and opera singers,” Pearlman told Reuters Health. “And in the classically trained American style of singing, you sing from the chest and the throat, not the nose,” he said, adding that speaking is different from singing and perhaps Middle Eastern methods of singing rely more on the nasal cavity for sound.

Regarding the study, the idea and goal were good, “but the execution was limited,” Pearlman said.

An important missing element is nasal airflow measurements taken on each patient before and after the surgery in order to detect changes in how air passes through the nose.

“Without this measurement, you may have airflow changes, but you don’t know,” he said.

The study raises interesting questions, such as why these results are being seen in Iran and not in North America, said Dr. Minas Constantinides. Anecdotally, of the more than 2,000 rhinoplasties he has performed, Constantinides said only one patient expressed concerns about more voice nasality after surgery.

Constantinides practices facial plastic surgery in New York City and is secretary of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was not involved in the new research.

“I don’t think these results can be broadly applied to rhinoplasty,” he said. But, the current study “raises enough questions to bear being repeated” with larger groups of patients at a medical center in the U.S., he said.

“Rhinoplasty is one of the hardest procedures to do in facial plastic surgery,” Constantinides said.

“Patients understand that surgery always has some risk attached to it,” he said. “However, voice change is not something that patients need worry about in competent hands.”

 

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