Covid - 19 Protocols

Category Archives: Surgery

April 19, 2021: What is a safe distance?

We are all aware of the health and safe protocols we must follow to help protect our loved ones, those around us and of course ourselves from the coronavirus: wear a mask, wash hands frequently and maintain a distance of 6 feet from other people.  A 6-foot separation from others was the recommendation of the […]

Safety of Out-Patient Plastic Surgery Procedures During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Plastic surgeons as a group have from the very beginning of the coronavirus outbreak taken the care and protection of their patients and staff very seriously. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Aesthetic Society (ASAPS) provided early support and guidance to their members in this respect. The question remained if these protocols […]

Correction of Length in the Aging Lip

For many individuals, one of the most distressing signs of aging are those changes seen in the upper lip. The patients generally focus on two obvious of these changes: the presence of vertical wrinkles and the loss of volume. The third change, less obvious to most, the lengthening of the lip is becoming increasingly recognized […]

Subcutaneous Breast Reconstruction – Are We Returning to Where We Started?

The original technique for breast reconstruction, as described by one of my mentors (Randall H. Guthrie, MD), involved the creation of a pre-pectoral pocket. In other words, after the mastectomy and during the reconstruction, the breast implant was placed in the space above the muscle and below the skin. Many surgeons, however, were uncomfortable with […]

Updates in Plastic Surgery: Breast Reconstructions

The current issue of the journal JAMA Surgery has 3 interesting articles regarding breast reconstruction. Two of the articles compare the differences between autologous breast reconstruction (using the patient’s own tissues) and implant-based reconstruction. (Santosa, KB, et. al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(10):891-899 and Bennett, KG, et. al. Jama Surg. 2018;153(10): 901-908 ) The article by Dr. […]

Introducing Crisalix

Dr. Kenneth Rothaus uses Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics to give his patients a sneak peek at what their transformation will look like. Before undergoing plastic surgery, many patients wish they could see the results on themselves before taking the leap. Fortunately, now there is a way! We now offer Crisalix, a state of the art technology […]

Laser Resurfacing and Face Lifts

Patients who are scheduled for a face lift often ask if they can have laser skin resurfacing at the same time. There is an article to be published shortly which looks at the results (complications) in a such a group of surgical patients .The patients underwent erbium laser resurfacing. They had an overall complication rate […]

Your Medical Choice: Angelina Jolie and Prophylactic Double-Mastectomy

Since the publication of Angelina Jolie’s New York Times Op-Ed regarding her prophylactic double-mastectomy, there has been much discussion, praise and debate surrounding Ms. Jolie’s choice and the procedure itself. Personally, I believe that publicizing her procedure was an extremely brave and commendable action on her part. The decision to undergo a prophylactic mastectomy, however, […]

Quick Fixes and Cookie-Cutter Solutions

I recently posted a study demonstrating the significant psychological benefits of plastic surgery. The study reports positive outcomes across a spectrum of reason people may be seeking cosmetic surgery. Having had the privilege to work with hundreds of patients over the years, I do, however, feel like I should put these findings in context. To […]

Who Should Perform Cosmetic Surgery?

29 January 2013. I am pleased to offer this positive post from our British colleagues. The Royal College of Surgeons has issued guidelines on who should be performing cosmetic procedures, the proper evaluation of patients and called for an end to offering financial incentives to entice people into surgery. Bravo!!! (Of note: The American Society […]

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