News and case studies for plastic surgeons
Reporter Q1 2020
CME: Risks associated with medical spas; TMLT Government Relations: Our focus for 2020; Failure to follow up and timely diagnose ectopic pregnancy; Delay in obtaining MRI
Building a therapeutic physician-patient relationship
The practice of plastic surgery often produces uncertainties. Patients judge the success of surgical outcomes based on their personal standards, so it is important to manage any misconceptions.
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How to psychologically evaluate patients before selection for surgery
Evaluating a patient’s mental health is an essential risk management consideration for plastic surgeons.
Case Study: Failure to supervise aesthetician
A 33-year-old woman sought laser hair removal at a plastic surgeon’s medical spa, located next to his medical office.
Reporter Plastic Surgery 2018
Failure to train and supervise advanced practice provider; Law requires Texas physicians to query PMP before prescribing opioids and other drugs
Failure to obtain informed consent
On June 30, a 63-year-old female patient came to her surgeon with an MRI report of ruptured implants in both of her breasts.