Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(1): 012-015
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1245058
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How to Successfully Incorporate Antiaging and Wellness into Your Practice: Things You Should Know

Allison T. Pontius1 , Pamela W. Smith2
  • 1Williams' Rejuva Center, Latham, New York
  • 2Center for Long Living and Longevity, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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Publication Date:
21 January 2010 (online)

ABSTRACT

Antiaging medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty. It would behoove plastic surgeons to give serious consideration to extending their practices to incorporate antiaging medicine given the similarities in their patient populations, office settings, and fee-for-service practices. It is important to find a practitioner board-certified in antiaging and regenerative medicine that has done a 2-year fellowship in the specialty. Additionally, you must structure your business relationship appropriate to your needs and your practice. There are several options for the arrangement, including (1) having the antiaging physician use your office on your operative days or days off, (2) incorporating the antiaging physician as a part of your practice on a full-time or part-time basis, or (3) renting office space for the antiaging practice in your medi-spa, wellness center, or medical building. These are just some of the more common arrangements all with the ultimate goal of delineating your practice from others in your area, being a forerunner in the future of cutting-edge medical care and offering your patients the full array of aesthetic and health services.