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To All of My Patients and Friends in the Medical Community:
     I have been privileged to practice Plastic Surgery in Palm Beach County for 32 years. It is bittersweet that I inform you that I have closed my private practice at 1717 North Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach FL as of July 31, 2019 and hereafter I am restricting my practice. My husband retired over a year ago and has encouraged me to join him. I may chose to continue a limited practice if the right opportunity arises but as of now, I am “retired”.
     If you have been a patient and I have seen you in the last 5 years,  your records will be maintained until 5 years has lapsed since my last contact with you by Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach. You can request them by calling (561) 968-7111 and ask for Beth in Medical Records. For those of you who have breast implants dating back to 1987, I have maintained implant information on a computer program.  If you have misplaced your implant records and wish to obtain them, you may contact me preferably by email at jkrmd2019@gmail.com or by way of the office phone number (561) 833-6688 and leave a message on the voicemail which I will monitor periodically (NOTE: ATT was supposed to have transferred this line effective August 1st but after many hours on tech support, they have informed me this will not be activated until August 9th).
     I have enjoyed the privilege of providing what I hope has been exceptional Plastic Surgery service to you all during the past 32 years, having been awarded TOP DOCs the last 10 consecutive years. Many of you have become friends and I have cherished the opportunity you afforded me.  If you wish to contact me, see the information above.
Thank you and Warm Regards,
Jana K. Rasmussen, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Castle Connolly’s 2019 “TOP DOCS” Award

Once again, I am honored to be selected as Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in Plastic Surgery for 2019, as published in the Gulfstream Media Group’s publications (Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, Boca Life). Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company recognized for their established survey and research process.  Their team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process of doctors’ educational and professional experience to make selections.  Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as “Top Doctors”. This is my 10th consecutive year for this selection and I am humbled to be recognized. My goal has always been to provide exceptional, individualized care to improve the health and well being of my patients, both reconstructive and cosmetic.

Castle Connolly’s 2018 “TOP DOCS” Award

Once again, I am honored to be selected as Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in Plastic Surgery for 2018, as published in the Gulfstream Media Group’s publications (Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, Boca Life). Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company recognized for their established survey and research process.  Their team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process of doctors’ educational and professional experience to make selections.  Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as “Top Doctors”. This is my ninth consecutive year for this selection and I am humbled to be recognized. My goal has always been to provide exceptional, individualized care to improve the health and well being of my patients, both reconstructive and cosmetic.

Castle Connolly’s 2017 “Top Docs” Recognition

Once again, I am honored to be selected as Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in Plastic Surgery for 2017, as published in the Gulfstream Media Group’s publications (Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher). Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company recognized for their established survey and research process.  Their team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process of doctors’ educational and professional experience to make selections.  Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as “Top Doctors”. This is my eighth  consecutive year for this selection and I am humbled to be recognized. My goal has always been to provide exceptional, individualized care to improve the health and well being of my patients, both reconstructive and cosmetic.

KYBELLA® Now Available In Our Office!

KYBELLA® is the first and only injectable drug approved by the FDA (in 2015) “for the treatment of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with submental fat in adults”.  In lay terms, this drug improves the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin, or “the double chin”.  KYBELLA® is deoxycholic acid (DOCA), a cytolytic drug, which, when injected into the tissue,  physically destroys the cell membrane causing lysis, i.e., permanent death to the fat cell so it can no longer store or accumulate fat, regardless if the origin of fat is genetic, weight gain or aging.

This is an office procedure involving multiple injections with a very tiny needle into the fatty area below the chin.  A topical anesthetic is applied beforehand for comfort.  Afterwards, an ice pack is placed to reduce swelling.  While normal activities may be resumed, because of the likelihood of swelling, social downtime for a few days is recommended.  The average treatment uses 2 to 4 vials, and the average patient requires 2-4 treatments at monthly intervals.  Once the result is achieved, further treatment is not necessary. This is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction in this area of the body!

The most common adverse reactions (>20%) include injection site edema/swelling, bruising/hematoma, pain, numbness, erythema/redness and induration/firmness.  Edema/swelling was reported as mild in 79.5%, moderate in 19%, and severe in 1.5%.  Ice packs, head elevation and time resolve this reaction.  Risks include frequent bruising/hematoma reported in 72%.  Marginal mandibular nerve injury resulting in an asymmetric smile was reported in 4%; spontaneous resolution occurred in a range of 1-298 days, median 44 days.  Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) was reported in 2%; spontaneous resolution occurred in a range of 1-81 days, median 3 days.

Deoxycholic acid (DOCA) is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.  Endogenous DOCA (that which normally circulates in the body) is a product of cholesterol metabolism and is excreted intact in the feces.  DOCA from KYBELLA® joins the endogenous bile acid pool in the liver circulation and is excreted along with the endogenous DOCA.

Before and after photos can be viewed at MyKybella.com .

Castle Connolly’s “Top Docs” 2016 Recognition

Once again, I am honored to be selected as Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in Plastic Surgery for 2016, as published in the Gulfstream Media Group’s publications (Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher). Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company recognized for their established survey and research process.  Their team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process of doctors’ educational and professional experience to make selections.  Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as “Top Doctors”. This is my seventh consecutive year for this selection and I am humbled to be recognized. My goal has always been to provide exceptional, individualized care to improve the health and well being of my patients, both reconstructive and cosmetic.

Radiesse First Filler FDA Approved For Hands

       RADIESSE® is the first and only dermal filler approved by the FDA for correction of volume loss in the aging hands. Our office is pleased to be one of the first in the Palm Beach County area to offer RADIESSE® for hand rejuvenation. RADIESSE® provides an immediate volumizing effect and can help to reduce the prominence of tendons and veins in the hands, delivering smooth, natural-looking results that can last up to 1 year.  Treating the hands with RADIESSE® is a quick in-office procedure that can usually be completed in 30 minutes.
       In recent years, I’ve seen an increase in the number of patients who are seeking aesthetic treatments for their hands. The hands don’t lie- so even after providing a more youthful appearance of the face, a patient’s age can easily be given away by the appearance of his/her hands.  RADIESSE® allows me to restore the volume in the back of the hands, enhancing the appearance and the filler also provides the opportunity to treat both their hands and their face. With RADIESSE® for hands, I am able to provide an FDA-approved treatment for patients in my practice who are ready for this next step in their aesthetic regimen.
       In a randomized, controlled US trial, blinded evaluators reported that RADIESSE® improved the appearance of both hands in 75% of treated patients at 3 months. Importantly, 98% of treated patients also reported improvement in the appearance of their hands at 3 months. Improved aesthetic outcomes as measured on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) after initial and repeat treatments correlating with clinical improvement were demonstrated in this study, with all primary and secondary endpoints being met. Most adverse events were injection site reactions such as swelling, redness, pain and bruising, which were usually mild to moderate, short in duration (lasting about 1 week), and required no treatment. No severe device-related adverse events were reported that required treatment.

“Top Doctors” Recognition By Castle Connolly!

Once again, I am honored to be selected as Castle Connolly’s “Top Doctors” in Plastic Surgery for 2015, as published in the Gulfstream Media Group’s publications (Gold Coast Magazine, Jupiter Magazine, The Palm Beacher, Boca Life Magazine). Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company recognized for their established survey and research process.  Their team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process of doctors’ educational and professional experience to make selections.  Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as “Top Doctors”. This is my sixth consecutive year for this selection and I am humbled to be recognized. My goal has always been to provide exceptional, individualized care to improve the health and well being of my patients, both reconstructive and cosmetic.

Lifestyle Lift No Longer Lighting Up Your Life……. Or Your Face

Nationwide cosmetic surgery chain Lifestyle Lift apparently has closed at least 40% of its clinics and may file for bankruptcy.  The corporation treats plastic surgery more like a commodity…the model is based on selling trademarked cosmetic procedures to physicians in return for patient referrals, marketing, and training.  They claim to offer less invasive, cheaper facelifts and a shorter recovery. “Real” Plastic Surgeons do similar procedures, but call them “mini-facelifts”.  Because “real” plastic surgeons have extensive training, their results are usually better with less scarring and longer lasting. This is just another example that “Cheaper is not always better!” See more information on the following links:

From Plastic Surgery SmartBrief (03/10/15):  Fast Face-Lift Firm Closes Clinics

Nationwide cosmetic surgery chain Lifestyle Lift has shuttered clinics and might file for bankruptcy. Office staff at a North Carolina clinic that closed said they are working for free to ensure patients get necessary follow-up care. WCNC-TV (Charlotte, N.C.) (3/5), WWSB-TV (Sarasota, Fla.) (3/6)

 

 

 

Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” Recognition

I am honored to be selected, once again, as a Castle Connolly “Top Doctors” in Plastic Surgery for 2013. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a health care research and information company recognized for their established survey and research process.  Their team of researchers follow a rigorous screening process of doctors’ educational and professional experience to make selections.  Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected and profiled as “Top Doctors”. This is my fourth consecutive year for this selection and I am humbled to be recognized.