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AESTHETIC

Keloid care and insurers – will they or won’t they pay?Insurers tend to think of keloids as a cosmetic issue so they have a wide range of standards covering reimbursement for care and treatments. Practitioners must fully document the medical necessity of the care they provide and then code the conditions and treatments correctly to maximize their chance for reimbursement.
Coding 2017 and beyondRecent Medicare changes include the apparent disappearance of consultation codes, the addition of site-specific soft-tissue excision codes, and increasing pressure from overseers and auditors, says an expert.
Breast implants and breastfeedingFinally, an answer to the question: Do breast implants affect a mother’s ability to breastfeed?
How long does edema after rhinoplasty really last?Researchers share a timeline based on 3D images for post-op nasal edema after rhinoplasty.
Cosmetic surgery and e-cigarette use
Cosmetic surgery and e-cigarette useResearchers offer advice on how to council e-cigarette users prior to surgery.
The hyoid suspension neck liftCould securing the platysma to the peri-hyoid cervical fascia improve the longevity of your neck lifting results?
Addressing the upper arm wobbleThe demand for a batwing solution continues to rise, but is brachioplasty the only (or best) way?
'Dr. Scar' shares treatment pearlsA U.S. dermatologist shares his experience working with a Chinese plastic surgeon who does a high-volume of scar treatments.
New Year, now what?Eight aesthetic physicians offer insights and best practices for making 2017 the best year yet for business.
Reviews matter
Reviews matterFact: online reviews have become nearly as valuable to patients as a personal recommendation. Here’s how to effectively manage yours.

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