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ASPS Shares National Average Fees for Top Cosmetic Procedures

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 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:

Antibiotic-Impregnated Mesh May Reduce Risk of Capsular Contracture

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 of Capsular Contracture,” published in the May issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Eric S.

InMode Launches AccuTite RF Lipolysis System for Small Areas

RF-Assisted Lipolysis

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.

Effects of Energy-Based Devices on HA Filler

Heat-Based Devices and Dermal Fillers

A study using abdominoplasty skin samples revealed that the heat of fractional microneedle radiofrequency (RF) devices can cause thermal damage to hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers. For “Histologic Effects of Fractional Laser and Radiofrequency Devices on Hyaluronic Acid Filler,” published in the April issue of Dermatologic Surgery, Sarah Ham Hsu, MD, Hye Jin Chung, MD, MMS, and Robert Weiss, MD, divided abdominoplasty skin samples into eight zones. They injected HA filler intradermally into seven zones with one zone left untreated to act as control.

Allergan Worldwide Aesthetic Survey Highlights Trends in Aesthetic Medicine

Allergan Release Global Report

Allergan has released the results of its first worldwide medical aesthetics study, titled “Allergan 360° Aesthetics Report.” To develop the report, Allergan reached out to more than 14,500 aesthetically conscious consumers and 1,300 aesthetic physicians in 18 countries, including the United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. An advisory board of physicians partnered with the company to interpret the data and compile the findings.

Tomato Phytonutrients Support Skin’s UV Resilience

Lycored reduces UVB-induced erythema

Subjects who took a supplement containing tomato phytonutrients and rosemary extract experienced less UVB-induced erythema and a reduction in UVB-induced inflammatory cytokines (IL6 and TNF-alpha) compared to placebo. The double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over study, published March 5 in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, included 149 subjects randomized into two groups.

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

National Rosacea Society

The National Rosacea Society (NRS) has designated April as Rosacea Awareness Month to educate the public on this often life-disruptive disorder estimated to affect more than 16 million Americans and 415 million individuals worldwide. During April and throughout the year, the NRS will conduct public education activities to reach the many millions of rosacea sufferers who may not realize they have a medical condition that can be treated, emphasizing the warning signs and urging those who suspect they may have rosacea to see a dermatologist.