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.
How to psychologically evaluate patients before selection for surgery
Evaluating a patient’s mental health is an essential risk management consideration for plastic surgeons.
Risks Associated with Medical SpasTake CME Course
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
Addressing transgender health care disparities
A discussion of transgender health care disparities and how practicing cultural competency can improve patient-physician relationships.
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.