Superomedial Pedicle Technique and Management of Circulation Problems in Gigantomastia
AbstractBreast reduction surgeries encompass a wide range of methods that are continuously evolving to discover more reliable and satisfactory techniques. This presentation aims to address the research gap by sharing outcomes and experiences using the superomedial pedicle in gigantomastia, as well as the implemented protocol for managing nipple-areola complex (NAC) ischemia. The Wise pattern and superomedial pedicle reduction mammaplasty method were utilized in treating 19 patients (38 breasts). The average age of the patients was 41.47 years, with a basal mass index (BMI) of 33.27 kg/m2. The mean sternal notch to nipple (...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 20, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Mechanical Purification of Lipofilling: The Relationship Between Cell Yield, Cell Growth, and Fat Volume Maintenance
ConclusionsThe comparison of both groups indicated that washing and filtration were a better efficient system in lipofilling preparation, compared to centrifugation, both in terms of volume maintenance and adipose-derived stem cell growth ability.Level of Evidence IIIThis 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 Authorshttp://www.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 20, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Microneedling Therapy for Striae Distensae: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
ConclusionThis systematic review and meta-analysis has provided initial evidence of the efficacy and safety of microneedling technology for SD.Level of Evidence IIThis 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. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 20, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

“Functional Rhinofiller”: Improvement of Nasal Airflow with Rhinofiller—A Retrospective Review
ConclusionsRhinofiller can be a valuable aid in enhancing both nasal airflow and facial aesthetics. Based on our experience, it resulted in an immediate post-operative improvement in nasal airflow that remains stable in the subsequent 6 months.Level of Evidence IVThis 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. IV: Non-Surgical Procedures (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 19, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Custom-Made Implant Fabrication for Chin Augmentation Using Piled-Up Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene Sheets: An Innovative Surgical Technique and Literature Review
ConclusionPiled-up e-PTFE sheets can be used to produce custom-fit porous polyethylene chin implants that result in minimal complications and a very high satisfaction rate.Level of Evidence IVThis 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. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 18, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Cheeklift With and Without Posterior Lamellar Spacer Grafts for Treatment of Lower Eyelid Retraction
ConclusionsSimilar degrees of lower eyelid elevation were achieved with all the midface lifting techniques, and complication rates did not significantly differ between techniques. However, the higher reoperation rates with the use of spacer grafts suggest that a no-graft technique may be preferable.Level of Evidence IIIThis 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. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 18, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of Injectable Acellular Adipose Matrix on Soft Tissue Reconstruction in a Murine Model
ConclusionsIn summary, injectable AAM demonstrates effectiveness comparable to conventional fat grafting concerning volume effects and tissue regeneration in soft tissue reconstruction. This promising allogeneic injectable holds the potential to serve as a safe and effective “Off-the-Shelf” alternative in both aesthetic and reconstructive clinical practices.No Level AssignedThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each submission to which Evidence-Based Medicine rankings are applicable. This excludes Review Articles, Book Reviews, and manuscripts that concern Basic Science, Animal Studies, Cadav...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 18, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Modified Valente Technique for Cauliflower Ear: Outcomes in Children at Two-Year Follow-Up
ConclusionsThis technique thus demonstrated lasting correction of cauliflower ear with favorable cosmetic outcomes, low risk of complications, and high patient satisfaction. Further investigations and longer-term follow-up are warranted to validate the technique's durability and expand its application to older and more diverse patient populations.Level of Evidence IVThis 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. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 18, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Embracing Spectrum: Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Journeys in Aesthetic Medicine: A Kaleidoscope of Identity
ConclusionsThere is a pressing need for a paradigmatic shift towards more inclusive, competent, and sensitive aesthetic medical care for LGBTQIA+ patients. It underscores the necessity of reform in medical education and advocates for policy changes that promote a more equitable healthcare environment. This research serves as a call to action, emphasizing the ethical imperative to integrate comprehensive LGBTQIA+ care competencies into aesthetic medicine curricula and practice.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Med...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 18, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Feasibility and Safety of Superomedial Pedicle for Breast Reduction in Geriatric Patients
ConclusionSafety margins and satisfaction scores of superomedial pedicled breast reduction in geriatric patients seem similar to their younger counterparts. Furthermore, with  similar complication rates and with its slightly higher ‘Satisfaction with breasts’  scores  when compared to inferior pedicle, superomedial pedicled breast reduction technique can be utilized without reservation in geriatric candidates for breast reduction.Level of Evidence IVThis 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 T...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 15, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The “Keystone Angle”: Geometry in Preservation Rhinoplasty
AbstractRhinoplasty outcome may depend on different factors and bony dorsum shape has proven to significantly influence the lateral view result. The “Keystone angle” corresponds to the osseocartilaginous angle formed between bony and cartilaginous dorsum. Usually, the “V” shaped bony dorsum is characterized by a more acute “Keystone angle” compared to the “S” shaped bony dorsum. To achieve the ideal dorsum flatness, corresponding to a “Keystone angle” of 180°, different techniques may be used. Bearing these concepts in mind we suggest that preoperative assessment of the “Keystone angle” can guide t...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 15, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Patient Comfort with Before and After Photography at Plastic Surgery Offices
ConclusionTo ensure the best patient experience, B&A photography should be taken by a medical professional. If photographs are to be taken when the patient is unclothed, the use of a professional-grade camera may help ease patient discomfort.Level of Evidence IIIThis 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. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 14, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The TRICK-TIP Rhinoplasty: Tip of the Nose Preservation Using the Combined Synergy of Open and Closed Approaches
ConclusionsThe combined benefits of the wide-open approach, shortened surgery duration, and nasal tip preservation contribute to outcome optimization. TRICK-TIP rhinoplasty is characterized by simplicity, enabling targeted modifications, preventing soft triangle and rim complications, and facilitating essential tip support while maintaining favorable results.Level of Evidence V This 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. (Sourc...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 14, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Optimizing Postoperative Care in Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty: A Review of the Role of Nasal Packing and Alternatives in Complication Management
In conclusion, the decision to employ nasal packing in rhinoplasty and septoplasty should be made carefully, considering patient comfort and surgica l context. Evidence suggests that nasal packing may not consistently provide significant advantages and could lead to adverse outcomes. Nasal splints offer similar advantages and may be considered viable alternatives. Surgeons should tailor their approach to individual patient needs, with further re search needed to refine postoperative management for these procedures.Level of Evidence III This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a ful...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 14, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Letter on Outer Fascia of Orbicularis Oculi Muscle (OFOOM)-Orbicularis (OOM)-Aponeurosis Fixation Approach in Double-Eyelid Blepharoplasty Revision
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Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - March 14, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research