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Get Patients to Pay Up - May 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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F or plastic surgeon Richard Vagley, MD, FACS, ensuring that patients are happy with scars is one of the key goals of surgery. "In my business, the scar is the surgical proce- dure," says Dr. Vagley, of the Pittsburgh Institute of Plastic Surgery. Whether you use suture, staples, glue or some other adhesive to close skin wounds, here are 4 ways to minimize scarring. 1. Find the right suture Dr. Vagley says the correct suture material and the right technique play equally big parts in producing a good outcome. His personal choice is a 7 2 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | M A Y 2 0 1 5 Update on Wound Closure z NO SMALL THING The size of the scar is sometimes just as important to patients as the surgical outcome. Florida Hospital Tampa Patients often fixate on the obvious reminders of surgery. Here are 4 ways to minimize scarring in your patients. Kendal Gapinski Associate Editor

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