“I think the absorbable plates are taking a bigger role all the time,” Dr. Papel said. “As long as you devote the time and attention to such surgery, you can do a good job.”
Explore This IssueNovember 2006
In 2006, many more people are seeking facial plastic surgery—and at younger ages—than previously. And, perhaps not surprisingly, a growing number of otolaryngology residents are entering the field. Dr. Papel, who serves as co-director of the facial plastic fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, noted that there are now 50 fellowships in this subspecialty. With 200 residents finishing an ENT residency each year, about one-quarter now appear to be entering this ever-evolving field.
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