Seeking Cheaper Plastic Surgery Abroad? Buyer Beware
THURSDAY, April 5, 2018 -- In search of a cosmetic surgery procedure that might be less costly than the going rate in the United States, a 43-year-old woman traveled to the Dominican Republic for a " tummy tuck. " What she got, instead, were massive...
In this study, we wanted to characterize leukocytes in SAT as compared to the skin and peripheral blood (PB). We phenotypically assessed cells from SAT, skin (both obtained from abdominoplasty surgeries) and PB of healthy donors (n=10 each) by FACS and stained tissue sections using Tissue FAXS.
We have developed a novel in vitro research platform that combines a human hair-bearing skin explant (that retains the normal cellular organization interactions of the skin) with immunostaining of transverse human frozen skin sections of the hair follicle (HF) and interfollicular epidermis (IE). Fresh skin obtained from abdominoplasty from 3 healthy individuals was placed in explant standard (control) media or in media containing 12-o-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA) (48 nm), a compound with attributed pro-proliferative effects on melanocytes (MCs).
Dermal injury repair occurs via fibroblast-mediated scar formation, which is potentiated by mechanical tension. There is a significant heterogeneity in how people scar. It is unknown if this is attributable to differences between fibroblasts, their response to tension, and if there is a role for exosomes in this process. We hypothesize there are distinct differences in fibroblasts ’ responses to mechanical tension via exosomes that contribute to scar heterogeneity. Skin and scar paired samples were obtained from women who had c-section scars and underwent abdominoplasty.
ConclusionsLiposuction or fat grafting in the appropriate layer would not be a hurdle to safely performing simultaneous thread lifts if the target lift tissue is intra-SMAS or just above the SMAS layer.Level of Evidence VThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266.
We demonstrate the GROIN FLAP technique to close the abdominal wall of children with exstrophy-epispadia complex without osteotomy and without radical soft tissue mobilization. The advantages over current techniques for complete repair are the small risk of penile tissue loss and the avoidance of osteotomies.
Conclusions: The inner scar umbilicus is a simple, safe, and reproducible technique, presenting low complication rates with sustainable and natural results. High-quality navel reconstruction favors the indication of vertical abdominoplasties, especially for post–bariatric surgery body contouring. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, IV.
Conclusions: When done by board-certified plastic surgeons, abdominoplasty with truncal liposuction is safe, with fewer complications than abdominoplasty alone. Regulations governing liposuction volumes in abdominoplasty are arbitrary and do not reflect valid thresholds for increased complications. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Therapeutic, III.
Conclusions: Cosmetic surgery performed in developing countries can carry substantial risks of complications that can be challenging to patients, primary care providers, insurers, and plastic surgical teams not associated with the original surgery. These complications pose significant burdens on our public health systems.
Conditions: Surgical Scar; Breast Augmentation; Abdominoplasty; Face Lift Intervention: Device: fractional radiofrequency Sponsor: Venus Concept Recruiting