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AESTHETIC

New restrictions for estheticiansSome states are restricting treatments estheticians can provide, with legal consequences. Is yours at risk?
Faces ‘feel’ happier with Botox
Faces ‘feel’ happier with BotoxNew research confirms that smoothing away frown lines can also help to beat the winter blues by eliminating the proprioception of sadness. .
Photos? Pricing? Years in practice?What do patients value most when searching for the right cosmetic surgeon?
Global plastic surgery market anticipates steady growthThe global plastic surgery market is expected to show steady growth over the next five years, according to a recent market research report.
Battle of the brandsRealSelf dips into its data to reveal which minimally invasive aesthetic products and technologies have captured consumer interest... and which are going to create competition in 2017.
Screening tool for tummy tuck patientsClassification system accurately predicts complication risk in abdominoplasty patients.
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.

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