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McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Introduces use of Synergy Springfield, OR (January 7, 2008) -- Mark Jewell, M.D., a Eugene plastic surgeon, became the first surgeon in the United States to use a newly developed handpiece that promotes precision during surgical procedures. On December 21, 2007, Dr. Jewell used the Synergy handpiece during a plastic surgery procedure …

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A New Frontier in Body Contouring

LipoSonix, Inc. is pleased to announce that they will be unveiling their first commercial product for non-surgical body contouring at Plastic Surgery 2007 in Baltimore, Oct 28th 2007. As you may be aware, LipoSonix, is a company based in the Seattle Washington area that has been developing focused ultrasound technology (HIFU) for non-surgical body contouring …

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A New Chapter In Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation

Dr. Jewell’s chapter in Short Scar Facelift-Operative Strategies and Techniques (Quality Medical Publishing) has been published. This is the second edition book on the MACS short-scar facelift technique that was developed by two Belgian colleagues, Drs. Patrick Tonnard and Alexis Verpaele. The short-scar approach to facial rejuvenation offers patients an alternative to the “classic” facelift …

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Prophylaxis in Plastic Surgery Reduces Risk of Blood Clots

New ASAPS Campaign for Patient Safety Coincides with DVT Awareness Month Surgeons who do not use prophylaxis (preventive measures) or do not properly implement prophylaxis often may be risking their patients’ safety, according to a new article on prevention of venous thromboembolic (VTE) events in cosmetic surgery patients appearing in the March/April issue of Aesthetic …

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Plastic Surgery Societies Raise Concerns About Cosmetic Procedures Performed by Unqualified Personnel

Non-clinical settings may expose patients to unnecessary risks New York, NY and Arlington Heights, IL – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have joined forces to raise awareness about the dangers of unlicensed personnel performing medical cosmetic procedures in non-clinical settings. Recent cases of patients …

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Plastic Surgery Societies Applaud FDA Panel Recommendation That Mentor’s Silicone Breast Implants Be Approved With Conditions

AITHERSBURG, MD – The FDA advisory panel’s 7-2 vote today to recommend to the FDA that Mentor’s silicone breast implants be approved with conditions is applauded by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the two largest plastic surgery membership organizations. This recommendation comes 13 years …

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Breast Implant Decisions Should Be Based on Science, not Emotion, Plastic Surgery Organizations Tell FDA

FDA’s Initial Comments Still Find No Link Between Silicone Implants and Systemic Disease New York, NY – Silicone have been scrutinized more than any medical device, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) stated today. Both plastic surgery societies, which will be represented at the upcoming …

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