■Does minimally invasive mean minimal results?
More people are seeking minimally invasive cosmetic procedures compared with surgical procedures, according to the ASPS. Economics plays a role, but minimally invasive procedures might not pay off in the long run, writes ASPS member Dr. Michael Yaremchuk, chief of craniofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital. The procedures are "too often performed by weekend course trained doctors," putting patients at risk for poor results or permanent damage, Yaremchuk writes. The Huffington Post (11/1)