FDA Recall of Allergan’s Biocell textured implants

In response to the FDA recall of Allergan’s Biocell textured implants, please contact a board-certified surgeon to discuss your implants, ideally the surgeon that placed them, for information regarding this recall. All VASPS members are board-certified plastic surgeons. Please visit the FDA website for more information about the recall.

BOM to Enforce Use of Reconstituted Neurotoxins Within 10 Hours.

In its newsletter of September, 2018 the Board of Medicine reminded us of its 2005 legislation mandate to do periodic audits assess compliance with the regulations. They announced that it is time for another audit and all physicians who mix, dilute, or reconstitute drugs for administration will be audited. Since we all reconstitute neurotoxins, we […]

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Truth in advertising

As many of you are aware, current Virginia statute states that if a physician advertises that he/she is “Board Certified,” then he/she must list the name of the “certifying” board. Unfortunately, there are “boards” out there that require only an application and a fee for membership. Their names imply expertise that is not required for […]