Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for April 2011. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.
Silicone Breast Implants Yield Good Aesthetic Results
FRIDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction has low complication rates and provides good aesthetic results, according to a study published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Virtual Nasal Surgery Predicts Post-Surgical Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Virtual nasal surgery appears predictive of post-surgical outcomes and may help surgeons tailor their procedure using computer simulation techniques, according to research published online April 18 in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
THURSDAY, April 7 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the new Global Trigger Tool, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, detects at least 10 times more adverse events than other methods currently in use, according to a study published in the April issue of Health Affairs.