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Release: Oct. 20, 2000
UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on facial
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Al S. Aly, M.D., professor of surgery
and otolaryngology, and a plastic surgeon with University of Iowa Health Care,
will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on facial implants
with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.
The online chat will be hosted by AmericasDoctor.com
and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com home
page under "Upcoming Events."
In todays fitness and appearance-obsessed society,
many people reaching their middle years want to regain a more youthful appearance.
Unfortunately, they soon catch on that neither dieting nor exercise will restore
the lost elasticity of their skin. However, plastic surgeons are there to
help; they use facial implants to improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently,
these implants will help provide a more harmonious balance to the face and
features so that people feel better about the way they look. Aly will discuss
various applications of the procedure and will answer questions from the audience.
After receiving his medical degree from Georgetown University
in Washington, D.C., Aly completed residencies in otolaryngology at Vanderbilt
University in Tennessee and in 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. Aly joined the UI College of Medicine
faculty in 1997.
Aly is board-certified in plastic surgery and otolaryngology.
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, as well
as total body contouring and breast reconstruction. Aly is a member of the
American Society of Plastic Surgery.
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
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.