Tampa, FL. July 15th, 2012- “Dr. Mack Publishes Medical Articles”- William P. Mack, M.D. recently educated renowned physicians in Las Vegas, however, his education is never ending as he continues to publish medical articles in several medical journals.
Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America (August 2010) Volume 18, Number 3 contains the topic of “Complications in Periocular Rejuvenation” an article submitted by Dr. Mack. With the focus of this journal being “Periocular Rejuvenation,” Dr. Mack and sixteen other physicians submitted articles to create this educational journal that was guest edited by Florida physician, Edward H. Farrior, M.D. Pages 435-453 of Dr. Mack’s article discuss complications that may occur through periocular surgery. The article educates physician in ways to prevent complications and also ways to fix complications from surgery. The article starts with Dr. Mack stating “the ultimate rejuvenation goal of cosmetic periocular surgery is to achieve an aesthetic balance between the forehead, periocular area, and mid-face. As patients who seek cosmetic surgery are focused on achieving their ultimate aesthetic result, it is imperative that cosmetic surgeons take the time to focus on the importance of educating patients regarding realistic outcomes and possible complications that may result from the planned procedure.” The conclusion of the article states that “with careful preoperative analysis, meticulous surgical planning and technique, the risks associated with periocular rejuvenation can be decreased or even avoided.” Guest editor, Edward H. Farrior, M.D., states in the preface that “this issue of Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics we have assembled an esteemed group of authors to help make sense of the evolution in management of the periorbita and help the reader develop his or her own decision-making pathway for addressing the aging process. The goal is to provide readers with a reference that covers the treatment options available for the rejuvenation of this complex and vital anatomic region of the face and help them to better serve their patients.”
“Avoiding and Managing Complications in Facial Plastic Surgery” with guest editor Steven J. Pearlman, M.D., F.A.C.S. is the latest medical journal Dr. William P. Mack has submitted. This official journal of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery was published in June 2012 and is Volume 28 Number 3 of the Facial Plastic Surgery journals. Dr. Mack’s pages (273-287) take physicians through “Blepharoplasty Complications”. William P. Mack, M.D. begins the article by stating “it is extremely valuable for the facial cosmetic surgeon to take the time with prospective patients to emphasize the aging changes that occur in the periocular region including loss of facial volume (deflation), shifting of tissues (descent), and changes in the skin/ligament/bone/and muscle.” By thoroughly analyzing the eyelid anatomy, medical history of the patient, a thorough examination of the brow/upper eyelids as well as a lower eyelid/cheek exam, managing dry eye syndrome/ocular irritation and assessing history of botulinum Toxin (BOTOX® Cosmetic,) physicians are able to avoid many complications post blepharoplasty. These are just some of the pre-operative ways Dr. Mack discusses in the article to prevent complications such as: chemosis, lower eyelid retraction/lagophthalmos, lateral canthal dystopia, periorbital hollowing and scleral show. William P. Mack, M.D. concludes the article with “to avoid complications from eyelid surgery, both functional and/or cosmetic, the surgeon’s examination of the patient should include a thorough evaluation of the brow/upper eyelid region to asses for the presence of brow ptosis, brow/eyelid asymmetry, and eyelid ptosis. The lower eyelid/cheek examination should focus on the diagnosis of underlying negative vector, dry eyes, prominent eyes, ectropion, lateral canthal dystopia, lower eyelid laxity, scleral show, lagophthalmos, chemosis, and lower eyelid retraction. Regarting the patient’s pasty history, an emphasis should be placed on the previous diagnosis of dry eyes, past facial trauma, past injection of botulinum toxin and facial dermal fillers, and history of previous LASIK and previous facial surgery.”
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About William P. Mack, M.D.
William P. Mack, M.D. is a board certified surgeon who specializes in oculoplastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery.
When eye contact is made, we immediately begin forming our first impression. Judging someone to be tired, sad, angry or pleasant are all based on the appearance of the area around the eyes. “Oculoplastics is a specialized branch of plastic surgery that focuses around the eyes and face,” notes Dr. Mack. “My extensive training in eye and facial plastic surgery allows me to offer the optimal surgical options to achieve your aesthetic goals.”
For more information, visit their website www.mackmd.com or call (813) 875-5437.