Business Consult April 2019
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Business Consult April 2019

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NEWS

National Surgeon Fees for Cosmetic Procedures
As part of its annual procedural statistics, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) asked members to share their fees—not including anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses—for surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The data collected was used to...
Capsulectomy with TYRX
A retrospective analysis of five patients with capsular contracture (CC) who were treated with an antiobiotic-impregnated absorbable mesh during implant replacement revealed no recurrence of CC two years after surgery. For “Evaluation of Antibiotic-Impregnated Mesh in Preventing the Recurrence...
ASPS Shares National Average Fees for Top Cosmetic Procedures

As part of its annual procedural statistics, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) asked members to share their fees—not including anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses—for surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. The data collected was used to create a list of national average surgeon fees to help members as they evaluate their own pricing for these procedures.

Average fees for the most-performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2018 were:

  • Botulinum toxin injections: $397
  • Chemical peels: $669
  • Laser hair removal: $285
  • Microdermabrasion: $131

The least expensive surgical procedures were:

  • Labiaplasty: $2,924
  • Eyelid surgery: $3,156
  • Liposuction: $3,518
  • Breast augmentation: $3,824

The most expensive surgical procedures included:

  • Facelift: $7,655
  • Abdominoplasty: $6,253
  • Breast reduction: $5,680
  • Rhinoplasty: $5,350

Compared to 2017 statistics, the national average surgeon fee for breast augmentation surgery increased 2.8 percent, the cost for liposuction increased 4.2 percent and the cost for rhinoplasty and...

Antibiotic-Impregnated Mesh May Reduce Risk of Capsular Contracture

A retrospective analysis of five patients with capsular contracture (CC) who were treated with an antiobiotic-impregnated absorbable mesh during implant replacement revealed no recurrence of CC two years after surgery. For “Evaluation of Antibiotic-Impregnated Mesh in Preventing the Recurrence of Capsular Contracture,” published in the May issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Eric S. Ruff, MD, et al, analyzed the outcomes of patients who were treated with a TYRX absorbable minocycline and rifampin-eluting antibacterial envelope—currently indicated for stabilization of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED), such as pacemakers or defibrillators—at the time of capsulectomy and implant replacement.

The mean age of the subjects at time of surgery was 47.0 ± 7.3 years (range, 35-54 years). The median BMI was 21.5 kg/m2 (range, 18.4-36.4 kg/m2). One patient (20 percent) presented with Baker grade III CC, and four patients (80 pecent) with Baker grade IV. A total of nine mammary augmentations utilizing the TYRX mesh were performed on the five patients.

All patients underwent capsulectomy through an inframammary incision with implant replacement into the submuscular plane...

InMode Launches AccuTite RF Lipolysis System for Small Areas

The new InMode AccuTite radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RFAL) device features a sub-millimeter cannula designed specifically for the treatment of delicate areas of the face and body that require precise heating and pinpoint accuracy. The minimally invasive treatment can be performed in-office under local anesthesia. Patients experience little to no visible scarring and minimal downtime.

InMode’s clinical studies of the AccuTite have shown immediate visible results that continue to improve for several weeks following treatment, with outcomes maintained for up to 12 months postprocedure.

“We are excited to offer AccuTite, the newest of our breakthrough radiofrequency technologies to add to our growing product portfolio,” said Moshe Mizrahy, co-founder and CEO of InMode. “ We continue to work together with physicians around the world to develop innovative solutions to meet the growing need for minimally invasive and noninvasive aesthetic and wellness solutions.”

For more information, visit www.inmodemd.com.

ASDS Honored With 14 MarCom Awards

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Association (ASDSA) were recognized with 14 awards—including three Platinums—in the 2015 MarCom Awards.


The MarCom Awards competition is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, selecting winners “whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.” The 2015 competition received about 6,500 entries representing more than a dozen countries.


The Platinum Award—MarCom’s top honor—was presented to ASDS in three categories: Currents... more »

Cellfina Available in US

Merz Aesthetics has begun commercial shipment of the Cellfina System, indicated for long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs, to aesthetic practices in the U.S.


Cellfina combines proprietary technology with minimally invasive subcision to treat the primary structural cause of dimpled cellulite. Results of the procedure last at least two years—in clinical trials, patient satisfaction with their treatment results improved from 94% at one year to 96% at the two-year mark. The most common side effects reported were soreness, tenderness and bruising... more »

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