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Release: April 7, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on face-lifts
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Al S. Aly, M.D., University of Iowa professor and plastic
surgeon with appointments in the UI departments of surgery and otolaryngology,
will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on face-lifts
with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, April 11.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com and can be accessed
by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com homepage under "Upcoming
Each year more than a million Americans undergo plastic surgery to improve
their appearance. Face-lift, or rhytidectomy, is an attempt to use surgical
means to correct the changes that occur in the natural process of aging. Facial
skin can sag because of weight loss, the lifelong effects of gravity, the
effects of smoking or other reasons. In general, the tightening of the facial
skin and supporting tissues can "turn back the clock" from five
to 10 years with a successful face-lift.
After receiving his medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington,
D.C., Aly completed residencies in otolaryngology at Vanderbilt University
in Tennessee and plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Miami.
He completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at
the University of California, Irvine. He joined the UI faculty in 1997.
Aly is board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology and is a member
of the American Society of Plastic Surgery. He is the editor-in-chief of the
first and only plastic surgery textbook on the Internet. His clinical expertise
is in plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery of the
face, nose, breast and body, total body contouring, and breast reconstruction.
A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue
from past chats can be accessed by logging on to www.uihealthcare.com and
clicking on the AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Cares partnership with AmericasDoctor.com is part of an increasing
trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet.
According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm
that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide
Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects
that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.
University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the
UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care,
medical education and research programs and services they provide.