Los Angeles Business, February 27, 2009 – Dr. Donaldson responds to questions by Business First

What tech breakthrough means the most to your business?

Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson – Plastic surgeon, Donaldson Plastic Surgery

“Interest in my profession has exploded in the last 10 years with the advent of bioengineered aesthetic injectible agents such as Botox and Restylane. These products have reached new patient populations and expanded my ability to achieve excellent results. At the same time, operations have become safer, more refined and less debilitating so that the net result is increased demand for broadened, improved plastic surgical services through these powerful gateway technologies. Further advancements such as barbed suture (no knot-tying required), skin substitutes, tissue glues, custom implants generated by 3-D CAT scans, fiberoptic visualization, programmable pain medication infusions, dissolvable bone plates and screws, surgical robotics and microscopic surgical systems also have created new opportunities for me to help patients through reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgical technology has advanced more rapidly than most other medical services, and it is uniquely positioned to benefit both my practice and my patients.”