Plastic surgery

News and case studies for plastic surgeons

  • Reporter Q1 2020

    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

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  • Building a therapeutic physician-patient relationship

    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

    How to psychologically evaluate patients before selection for surgery

    Evaluating a patient’s mental health is an essential risk management consideration for plastic surgeons.

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  • Case Study: Failure to supervise aesthetician

    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.

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  • Reporter Plastic Surgery 2018

    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

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  • Failure to obtain informed consent

    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.

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