Plastic surgeons are always on the lookout for innovative products that make surgery more efficient and help reduce trauma. Fortunately, manufacturers are responding with new and innovative equipment. Consider adding these products to your office or operating room.
MD Resource The Tumescent Measuring Device (TMD) by MD Resource measures tumescent delivery with ±1.0-mL precision. The TMD device features a 24-volt low-current circuitry and allows the system to be piggybacked to the K Pump system. It can also be used as a stand-alone device. It has a four-digit display on a blue backlight and offers a 60° viewing capacity, with a load limit of up to 4,000 mL. The system mounts on an adjustable intravenous (IV) pole and uses a stainless-steel hook that accommodates multiple IV bags. It supplements an aspiration-infiltration “tower” assembly that provides aspiration, power-assisted lipoplasty, infiltration, collection, and the IV bags all within a 15-inch-square footprint of space. For more information, contact MD Resource Corp, 23392 Connecticut St, Suite 1, Hayward, CA 94545; (800) 633-8423; www.mdresource.com.
Sound Surgical Technologies The VASER® System by Sound Surgical Technologies emulsifies fatty tissue with a minimal amount of energy to reduce trauma to the tissue matrix. The VASER uses 36-kHz ultrasonic energy to target fat, and provides to the physician total control and ease of use. The preservation of tissue, critical to fast recovery and smooth results, increases patient satisfaction. One-, two-, and three-groove patterns on the VASER probes increase fragmentation efficiency for fibrous, medium, and soft tissue types, allowing treatment of a full range of fatty tissue. For more information, contact Sound Surgical Technologies, 357 S McCaslin Blvd, Suite 100, Louisville, CO 80027; (888) 471-4777; www.vaser.com.
ACE Medical Equipment ACE Medical Equipment offers the Midmark 75L Power Exam Chair. Each refurbished chair comes with a choice of a new upholstery color and a 1-year warranty on parts and labor. ACE Medical also offers sales and service of patient monitors, defibrillators, and electrosurgical units, in addition to anesthesia machines and lighting products. For more information, contact ACE Medical Equipment Inc, 13214 38th St N, Clearwater, FL 33762; (800) 223-6606; www.acemedical.com.
HK Surgical HK Surgical’s Super Absorbent Pad absorbs 1,000 mL of fluid without leaking. Placed over the surgical areas, the pad creates uniform compression as drainage fluid is absorbed, and provides bimodal compression after the garment is placed. Uniform gentle compression of subcutaneous tissue after surgery shrinks the gaps within the interstitial collagen of the dermis. Effective distribution of compression prevents bruising by blocking the outward percolation of red blood cells toward the epidermis. For more information, contact HK Surgical, 1271 Puerta del Sol, San Clemente, CA 92673; (800) 909-0060; www.hksurgical.com.
Genesis Biosystems The Chromolite Intense Pulsed-Light System with Smartlite Treatment Technology by Genesis Biosystems may be used for permanent hair reduction, active acne, vascular lesions, and photo-rejuvenation. Unlike other intense pulsed-light systems, no cooling or gel is required during treatments. Red- and yellow-wavelength light energy is applied to the subsurface skin layers for gentle and gradual results with few side effects and minimal patient discomfort. Chromolite uses a single, lightweight, ergonomic handpiece with a Smartlite flashlamp that lasts for 200,000 shots. With a large 15-mm x 50-mm treatment area, the average time to treat both legs is 45 minutes; a man’s full back can be treated in 10 minutes. For more information, contact Genesis Biosystems Inc, 405 State Hwy 121 Bypass, Suite D-120, Lewisville, TX 75067; (888) 577-PEEL; www.genesisbiosystems.com.
Shippert Medical Shippert Medical Technologies offers tissue-reinjection guns that fit all standard BD syringes. The autoclavable guns are designed for facial procedures and may also be used for autologous fat transfers. Each trigger click on the gun advances the plunger approximately 1/16 inch into the syringe chamber. The guns are available in 3-, 5-, 10-, 20-, 30-, and 60-mL sizes. The company also offers kits available with 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-mL sizes with interchangeable hubs and tips. For more information, contact Shippert Medical Technologies Corp, 6248 S Troy Circle, Suite A, Centennial, CO 80111; (800) 888-8663; www.shippertmedical.com.
Oculo-Plastik Oculo-Plastik offers Durette® III laser goggles for patients. Durette enables exposure of the glabella, nose, and crow’s feet and features metal cups (regular and small) with clear plastic (nasal and temporal) attachments that can be moved away from the area to be treated without affecting the proper shields position. For more information, contact Oculo-Plastik Inc, 200 Sauvé W, Montreal, QC, Canada H3L 1Y9; (888) 381-3292; www.oculoplastik.com.
Paragon Service The Platinum SC430 anesthesia system by Paragon Service features an 8.4-inch color touch screen and a trim knob. Its AV-S ventilator provides an ascending bellows (20 mL to 1,600 mL without changing the bellows). Standard ventilation modes include a volume mode with fresh gas compensation, pressure mode, and pressure-support mode. For more information, contact Paragon Service, 204 W Bennett St, Saline, MI 48176; (800) 448-0814; www.paragonservice.com.
Midmark Midmark’s 630 Power Procedures Table with rotation allows the patient to be moved so that the physician and staff do not have to move during treatment. The touch of a pedal on either side of the table offers 350° rotation; a second touch locks the table in place. The table features a power foot tilt and a power height and back adjustment. It has a low seat height of 19 inches and a high seat height of 40 inches. The table also features a 450-pound patient weight capacity. For more information, contact Midmark Corp, 60 Vista Dr, Versailles, OH 45380; (800) MIDMARK; www.midmark.com.
Surgical Specialties Surgical Specialties introduces the Articulus CT400, a knotless, fixed barbed suture that combines two unidirectional threads to elevate and fixate sagging facial tissue. The Articulus reduces procedural time, increases suture-to-tissue holding strength, and enhances efficiencies of Contour ThreadLift® procedures in the midface and brow. For more information, contact Surgical Specialties Corp, 100 Dennis Dr, Reading, PA 19606; (800) 523-3332; www.contourthreads.com.