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January 2011 Briefing - Cosmetic Surgery

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cosmetic Surgery for January 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.

Face Transplant Costs Similar to Multiple Reconstructions

MONDAY, Jan. 31 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of facial transplant is similar to multiple conventional reconstructions, according to a case report of the first U.S. face transplant published in the February issue of the American Journal of Transplantation.

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Resurfacing Offers Help for Lichen Sclerosus of Penis

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Resurfacing of the glans penis for treatment of lichen sclerosus is a straightforward surgical technique that provides excellent functional and cosmetic results, according to a case series and review published online Jan. 6 in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

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Minimally Invasive Procedure Treats Facial Paralysis

THURSDAY, Jan. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive transposition of the temporalis tendon (MIT3) can reanimate facial paralysis, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Skeletal Composition of Face Changes With Age

MONDAY, Jan. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The skeletal morphology of the face changes with age, which may contribute to the appearance of the aging face, according to a study published in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities

THURSDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Among Americans, disparities in income, race and ethnicity, gender, and other social attributes have an impact on whether an individual is healthy or ill or will die prematurely, according to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, released as a supplement to the Jan. 14 issue of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents

MONDAY, Jan. 10 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of burnout and risk for burnout are high in physicians, particularly residents, and more than a quarter of anesthesiology chairs meet criteria for high burnout, according to two articles published in the January issue of Anesthesiology.

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