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Can Scarring Be Treated?

TASA ID: 11869


Scars can be undesirable for several reasons.  Obviously, from a visual perspective, they can create a certain amount of self-consciousness, especially if they are in a very visible location, such as the face.  They may also have some physical symptoms, such as itchiness or pain which leads us to the question: “can plastic surgery remove scars?”   The answer is...

11 Need-To-Know Answers About Lasers

Q&A: Laser Management of Scars

TASA ID: 11869

Things to consider: 

  • Test spots should be performed prior to a full treatment. 
  • Choice of setting: Understand that the pulse rate can be manipulated.
  • Patient selection is based on medical history, including medication and the site of the skin.
  • Patients using medication may produce more sensitivity to the laser-you may want to refrain from using medications 72 hours prior to and after the procedure. 
  • Some skin types may blister, if so, the frequency will need to be reduced.
  • Suntanned patients should not be treated until the skin is lighter to avoid blistering, hypo-pigmentation and delayed efficacy. 
  • A patient on aspirin or iron may bruise more easily. Test a small area first. 
  • Apply cold compresses after the treatment to decrease discomfort and edema.
  • Minimal discomfort relieved by cold compress or cool gel pack. Patient may have edema, erythema and a tight sensation with minimal discomfort. 
  • Topical anesthetics may be used on lesions.

Plastic Surgery Expert Witness

The Importance of Ethics

TASA ID: 11869


When choosing a plastic surgery expert witness, it’s important to choose an expert witness who is familiar with the necessary code of ethics. Historically, there has been no real formal code which expert witnesses should follow. However, in 2010, attorney Robert Ambrogi put together a code of ethics which aims to provide a guide for expert witnesses and how they should behave in an ethical way.

What I've Learned As An Expert Witness

Sexual Abuse in the Treatment Room

TASA ID: 4192

"There is no doubt that the vast majority of massage therapists and bodyworkers are honest, hardworking professionals who would never engage in sexual misconduct of any kind. Unfortunately, some individuals who enter our profession lack the integrity, psychological boundaries, or mental and emotional stability to practice ethically." 

3 Things That Make a Good Plastic Surgery Expert Witness

TASA ID: 11869

The role of a plastic surgery expert witness is not a simple one. There are several components required in order to perform this role well. With every word being scrutinized, there is a great amount of pressure resting on the shoulders of expert witnesses, not to mention the added pressure of being addressed - and accountable - in a court of law.

In this brief article, we will outline three things which make a good plastic surgery expert witness. When choosing your next expert witness, it might be prudent to ensure the plastic surgery expert witness you choose has these qualities:

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