A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that when plastic surgeons listen to music they prefer, their surgical technique and efficiency when closing incisions is improved. The study is currently available in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
Following several years of research and collaboration, physicians and engineers at Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center say they have developed a computer platform that provides rapid, real-time feedback before and during facial transplant surgery, which may someday improve face-jaw-teeth alignment between donor and recipient.
Single-stage implant breast reconstruction is a less invasive procedure that may offer good aesthetic outcome with no additional oncologic risk in selected patients, according to research published in the August issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
A cosmetic surgery that uses injections of hyaluronic acid to make lips appear fuller could also improve the lives of people with facial paralysis, according to results of a small study by researchers at Johns Hopkins and Stanford universities.
The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who undergo breast-conserving therapy (BCT) has risen slowly in recent years, new research shows. The study was published online June 17 in JAMA Surgery.