From the Editor: Ethnic Plastic Surgery: What’s in a Name?

“Most surgeons were, and are, quick to say that Michael Jackson and his alleged plastic surgery procedures, including rhinoplasty, gave ethnic plastic surgery a bad rap”. PSP Editor, Denise Mann, examines ethnic plastic surgery in her September 2014 column.

A new material that changes shape upon heating could help heal bone lesions caused by injuries, tumor removal or birth defects, such as cleft palates. (The white bar is 1 cm, or less than half an inch long.)


New Moldable Polymer May Aid Facial Reconstruction

A new self-molding material may help change the way facial surgeons approach bone defects or injuries in the head, neck, or jaw. The findings were presented at the annual meeting o f the American Chemical Society.

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BioTime Inc Scores 510(K) FDA Marketing Clearance for Premvia

Premvia can help treat wounds including: partial thickness, full-thickness, and tunneling wounds; pressure, venous, diabetic, and chronic vascular ulcers; donor skin graft sites; post-Moh’s surgery; post-laser surgery; podiatric wounds; wound dehiscence; abrasions; lacerations; second-degree burns; skin tears; and draining wounds.