Response to the Letter to the Editor
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Classification and Treatment of Adult Buried Penis
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Phentermine: A Systematic Review for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Conclusions The relationship between phentermine and anesthesia, if any, is unclear. Hypotension on induction of general anesthesia is the most reported complication of perioperative phentermine use. Specifically, phentermine-induced hypotension may be unresponsive to vasopressors that rely on catecholamine release, such as ephedrine. Therefore, the decision to perform surgery, especially elective surgery, in a patient taking phentermine should be made with caution. Because of the half-life of phentermine, we recommend discontinuing phentermine for at least 4 days prior to surgery. This differs from the classic 2-week di...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Disparities in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Modified Framework for Advancing Research Toward Intervention
Conclusions Despite a recent increase in literature focusing on postmastectomy breast reconstruction disparities, the majority focuses on identifying vulnerable populations with inadequate progression to second (understanding) and third (reducing) phases. Increasing research funding, availability of language-concordant and culturally concordant educational materials, and advocacy and sociopolitical awareness within the plastic surgery community is necessary to advance research on postmastectomy breast reconstruction and, ultimately, eliminate it. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

The Use of Pedicled Perforator Flaps in Chest Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Reliability
Conclusions The possibility of numerous pedicles makes it possible for PPPFs to offset most areas of wall chest defects. Furthermore, this surgical technique is reliable and reproducible, with lower donor site morbidity than that in the case of muscular flaps, which are classically used in this location. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

The Effect of the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid and Paclitaxel Treatment on Full-Thickness Wound Healing in Mice
Conclusions The addition of SAHA to taxane chemotherapy improves the therapeutic effect on triple-negative breast cancer while decreasing the detrimental effect of paclitaxel on wound healing. This may have substantial implications on improving outcomes in breast reconstruction following chemotherapy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Prerequisite Core Surgical Training Experience: A Residents' Perspective
Background A key educational component of the integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) training model is the prerequisite, or core, experiences. The aim of this study is to assess the integrated PRS residents' experience with this early part of training. Methods A 20-question survey was developed and piloted before deployment to integrated PRS training programs from 4 United States Census regions. Respondents were asked to characterize their prerequisite clinical and operative experiences. Results were analyzed using pairwise correlation statistics and logistic regression modeling following Bonferroni corre...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Comparative Clinical Study of Flap Thickness: Medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap Versus Anterolateral Thigh Flap
Introduction The purpose of this study is to measure flap thicknesses of anterolateral thigh (ALT) and medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flaps in healthy subjects by Doppler ultrasonography and compare the results in relation to sex and body mass index (BMI). Method The perforators of ALT and MSAP flaps were marked on 30 healthy subjects. The thickness of skin and subcutaneous tissue was measured in millimeters at the site of the perforator using Doppler ultrasonography. Results The mean ± SD age of the participants was 36.4 ± 10.5, the mean ± SD BMI was 25.2 ± 3.9 (19.4–32.5)....
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Functional Outcome After Reconstruction of Traumatic Soft Tissue Defects in the Lower Half of the Leg With Distally Based Medial Hemisoleus Muscle Flaps: A Case Series and Literature Review
Background Data regarding donor-site morbidity, postoperative clinical course, and functional outcome after hemisoleus muscle flap reconstruction are rare. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and functional outcome of distally based medial hemisoleus flaps used for the reconstruction of defects in the lower half of the leg. Methods Data regarding 31 patients who underwent medial hemisoleus flap reconstruction between 2011 and 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Epidemiological data and data on clinical outcomes and complications were obtained from hospital records. Functional outcome data were recorded...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects Around the Knee With Pedicled Perforator Flaps
Conclusions These 4 kinds of perforator flaps are available methods to repair the skin and soft tissue defects around the knee joints. Suitable perforator flaps should be chosen for different locations of wounds. Level of Evidence Therapeutic study, level IV. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Zosteriform Rash in Breast Cancer Patients: An Objective Proof of Flap Reinnervation and a Management Algorithm
Conclusions Zoster reactivation in breast reconstructed patients is an objective proof of the reinnervation of the skin flap. Moreover, zosteriform rash in cancer patients should raise suspicion for metastasis, which can be confused with herpes zoster. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes After Pediatric Free Flap Reconstruction
This study sought to assess short- and long-term outcomes after microvascular reconstruction in the pediatric population. Methods Short- and long-term outcomes of free tissue transfer were assessed using chart-review and quality-of-life surveys. The Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument was used to evaluate overall health, pain, and ability to participate in normal daily and more vigorous activities. Patient or parent responses were compared against normative data. Results Forty-two patients underwent 48 flap reconstructions at a mean age of 8 years. Median follow-up was 14.9 years. Indications included conge...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Medial Plantar Venous Flap: Classic Donor Site Modification for Hand Defects
Conclusions Compared with the traditional medial plantar flap, the medial plantar venous flap involves a simpler surgical procedure and allows for revascularization of distal areas using the flow-through technique. Furthermore, the medial plantar area presents a sensitive, glabrous skin with proper bulkiness and allows for movement of the underlying structure. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

The Evolution of Iliac Bone Graft Donor Site Analgesia in Cleft Patients: Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Is Safe and Efficacious
Conclusions Patients undergoing TAP blocks receive the benefit of a single stage procedure without an indwelling catheter and similar 6- and 24-hour morphine usage. Given the safety profile of the procedure, its effectiveness and comfort without indwelling catheter, we advocate for TAP block analgesia as an adjunct therapy in the management of postoperative pain in this population. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Polyglycolic Acid Felt for Prevention of Frey Syndrome After Parotidectomy
Conclusions Use of PGA felt successfully prevented Frey syndrome, while being technically simpler and more rapid compared with SCMF transfer. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Large Defects of the Lower Lip After Mohs Surgery: The Use of Combined Karapandzic and Abbe Flaps
Discussion We believe that the standard Karapandzic and Abbe flap compares favorably with the modified Abbe plus modified Karapandzic flap combination in defects up to 80% because it is performed straightforward and can be done under local anethesia. Similarly, when compared with Karapanzic plus Burrow-Bernard-Webster combination in defects up to 80%, we believe that the standard Karapandzic and Abbe flaps are better both in function and in esthetics. In defects larger than 80%, both flap combinations are better than standard Karapandzic and Abbe flaps because of the risk of microstomy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

A Combination Flap for Nasal Defect Reconstruction
Conclusions The combination flap is a simple, single-stage procedure useful for reconstruction of heminasal and lateral wall defects. This technique is easily reproducible and provides consistently good results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Internasal: A New Type of Frontoethmoidal Encephalomeningocele
Conclusions and Relevance Our study presents a newly discovered IN of FEEM. This IN can cause hypertelorism when the nasofrontal type could not. Preoperative 3-dimensional computer tomography scans are very helpful for surgical planning. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes of Cranioplasty: Titanium Mesh Is Not a Long-term Solution in High-risk Patients
Background Titanium mesh is a popular material for cranioplasty. However, long-term outcomes of these reconstructions remain unknown. We aimed to compare long-term outcomes between patients undergoing both (1) skull reconstruction with titanium mesh and other commonly used cranioplasty materials and (2) scalp reconstructions with locoregional flaps and free tissue transfers. Methods A retrospective review of patients treated with 466 cranioplasties (401 patients) between 2002 and 2014 was performed. Results Materials used for reconstructions included nontitanium alloplast (52.0%), titanium mesh (38%), and autologou...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical Resection of Occult Subungual Glomus Tumors: Cold Sensitivity and Sonographic Findings
Conclusions Small glomus tumors exhibit few traditional symptoms and signs and no definitive radiological CT/MRI finding. However, cold sensitivity alone is a powerful surgical indication, and occasionally, ultrasonographic findings are useful even in the absence of CT/MRI findings. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Outcome Analysis of Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fixation Techniques at Bellevue Hospital
Conclusions To our best knowledge, this is the first review to study phalangeal fractures concurrently but also separately from metacarpal fractures. Despite shorter periods of immobilization, rigid fixation does not appear to lead to improved total active motion or time to return to work. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Low-Temperature Burn on Replanted Fingers and Free Flaps in Hand
Background Patients who have undergone microsurgery for reconstruction with a free flap or finger replantation are vulnerable to heat injury. Moreover, some of these injuries can occur at low temperatures. Although the temperature does not reach the threshold to cause burns in the adjacent normal tissues, burns can occur in the areas that underwent microsurgery. On the other hand, this type of burn is not completely understood and there are few reports of the clinical prognosis. Methods The medical records of patients who received warm therapy using an infrared heat lamp with the appropriate temperature after hand sur...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Breast Reconstruction May Improve Work Ability and Productivity After Breast Cancer Surgery
Conclusions Women who had undergone mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery had decreased work ability and productivity compared with women without a history of breast cancer and to those who had undergone breast reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Aesthetic Refinement in the Creation of the Clitoris, Its Preputial Hood, and Labia Minora in Male-to-Female Transsexual Patients
Conclusions The proposed technique represents an aesthetic refinement of the previously described pedicled glans penis flap by allowing the creation of a sensate neoclitoris, its preputial hood, and labia minora with excellent outcomes in the same surgical stage as the sex reassignment. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Preoperative Implant Size Is Strongly Associated With Alternations of Implant Size During Secondary Breast Augmentation
Conclusions Almost half of patients receive similarly sized implants during elective implant exchange. Among those who did decide to change their implant size, more than twice as many patients opted for a larger implant as opposed to a smaller one. Relatively large preoperative implant size and longer time since primary augmentation were associated with the selection of smaller implants during exchange. Further studies should be conducted to reinforce these results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Book Review: Anatomy An Essential Textbook, 2nd Edition
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Book Review: Hand Trauma Illustrated Surgical Guide of Core Procedures
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Discrepancies Between Surgical Oncologists and Plastic Surgeons in Patient Information Provision and Personal Opinions Towards Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Conclusion We observed that all respondents discussed the possibility of IBR with their patients, whereas patient-tailored information was given more frequently by plastic surgeons. Physicians differed in their opinions towards contra-indications for IBR, with plastic surgeons reporting patient-related risk factors for wound healing problems and surgical oncologists reporting oncological contra-indications more frequently. Consensus between physicians regarding contra-indications for IBR may optimize patient counseling and shared decision-making. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Commentary Regarding “Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Patient Comorbidities”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Reply to “Ablation of Apocrine Glands With the Use of a Suction-Assisted Cartilage Shaver for Treatment of Axillary Osmidrosis: An Analysis of 156 Cases” Annals of Plastic Surgery March 2009;62(3):278–283
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Commentary on Intraoperative Analgesic Consumption and Hospital Discharge Criteria in Select Reduction Mammaplasty Patients: A Closer Look
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Intraoperative Analgesic Consumption and Hospital Discharge Criteria in Select Reduction Mammaplasty Patients: A Closer Look
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Resorbable Implants for Orbital Fractures: A Systematic Review
Conclusions Resorbable implants are suitable for isolated medial wall or floor fractures with intact bony buttresses and function as a barrier rather than a load-bearing support. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

The Stromal Vascular Fraction Improves Maintenance of the Fat Graft Volume: A Systematic Review
Conclusions Most studies found a significant and measurable long-term effect of SVF-enhanced fat grafting on breast augmentation and defects, wound healing, scaring, and facial aesthetic outcomes. Stromal vascular fraction use did not result in a higher instance of complications and, thus, can be considered a safe option for fat grafting. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Ptosis Sensitivity Threshold for the Lay Observer
Conclusions Lay observers tend to recognize between 1.0 mm and 1.5 mm of ptosis on one side as being abnormal. This may have implications in the selection of candidates for ptosis surgery and the analysis of subsequent surgical outcomes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Resident Attrition in Plastic Surgery: A National Survey of Plastic Surgery Program Directors
Conclusions Approximately 3.0% of all plastic surgery residents underwent attrition. Being single, male, divorced, or having no dependents increases the risk of attrition in plastic surgery residencies. This is the first study to demonstrate potential risks factors for plastic surgery residents undergoing attrition. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Single Surgeon's Experience With Transgender Female-to-Male Chest Surgery
Conclusions Any of the reviewed techniques are safe in practice; however, there is a learning curve associated with their use, and longer follow-up will allow for the identification of late complications. The double incision with nipple transposition on a pedicle technique can be considered for patients for whom depigmentation of the nipple-areola complex is a significant concern, especially if they are willing to tolerate a potentially suboptimal chest contour. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Primary Closure of Wide Fasciotomy and Surgical Wounds Using Rubber Band–Assisted External Tissue Expansion: A Simple, Safe, and Cost-effective Technique
Conclusions The modified RB technique is a simple, safe, and cost-effective alternative for treating fasciotomy and other surgical defects resulting in high patient satisfaction and good cosmetic outcome, without the need for split-thickness skin graft or flap coverage. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Salvage of Threatened Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices: Case Series and Review of Literature
Conclusions Cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices with low-grade infection or threatened exposure may be salvaged without explantation. Despite the lack of clear management guidelines or data, plastic surgeons may be asked to assist in the management of threatened cardiac devices. Further prospective trials are required to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of attempted implant salvage. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Curcumin and Biodegradable Membrane Promote Nerve Regeneration and Functional Recovery After Sciatic Nerve Transection in Adult Rats
Background Curcumin has immunomodulatory anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of curcumin and biodegradable membrane on nerve healing in rat sciatic nerve transected injuries. Methods Rats were divided into groups: (1) control group (Ctrl), (2) curcumin group (Cur), (3) membrane group (Mem), and (4) membrane and curcumin group (Mem + Cur). Functional recovery was evaluated at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks after surgery. At the end of the eighth week after surgery, histological assessments were done. Results At the end of 8th week after surgery, f...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Surgical Refinement Following Free Gracilis Transfer for Smile Reanimation
Conclusions Improved aesthetics and quality of life can be achieved through targeted revision of the gracilis free tissue transfer, without significant loss of smile excursion. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Ceftriaxone-Resistant Aeromonas hydrophila Infection Following Leech Therapy: A New Resistant Strain
We report a case of ceftriaxone-resistant Aeromonas hydrophila infection in a 32-year-old man after medicinal leech therapy. The patient underwent a free gracilis muscle flap for dorsal foot soft tissue reconstruction. Because of persistent congestion after venous revision, medicinal leech therapy was initiated to aid in flap salvage. Intravenous ceftriaxone was administered prior to application of leeches for prophylaxis against A. hydrophila. Leech therapy was discontinued after 1 week, and ceftriaxone was discontinued 24 hours thereafter. An infection developed despite being on appropriate antibiotics. Culture sensitivi...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

The Gracilis Free Flap Is a Viable Option for Large Extremity Wounds
Conclusions Reconstruction of large extremity wounds using the gracilis free flap showed a 94% success rate with few major complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Clinical Application of 3-Dimensional Continuous Suturing Technique for Triangular Wounds
Conclusions Our experience showed that the 3D continuous suturing technique for triangular wounds is a time-saving and convenient method and can make the wounds closed tighter, more stable, and reliable. The technique can be applied to any type of triangular wounds or incisions and is not limited to the clinical scenarios described in this article. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

A New Technique in Management of Depressed Posttracheostomy Scars
Conclusions We think that this technique, which gives functionally and aesthetically satisfying results, can be used safely in depressed scars formed after tracheostomy and treatment of functional impairment due to this procedure. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Treacher Collins Syndrome and Tracheostomy: Decannulation Using Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis
Conclusions Clinical outcomes to airway function after MDO are significantly inferior in patients with TC compared with patients with RS. Repeat MDO and longer course to decannulation are more prevalent in patients affected by TC. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Perioperative Glucocorticoid Treatment of Soft Tissue Reconstruction in Patients on Long-term Steroid Therapy: The Experience of 6 Cases Using Reversed Posterior Interosseous Flap for Hand Neoplasm Surgery
Conclusions It is safe, reliable, and versatile to use reversed interosseous flap to repair hand defects in patients on long-term steroid therapy. A stress dose of GCs might not be necessary in this procedure and other equally moderate soft tissue reconstructive surgeries. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Outcome of the Modified Meek Technique in the Management of Major Pediatric Burns
Conclusions The Meek technique is useful when there is a paucity of donor site in the pediatric group. The graft take is good, contracture formation is low, and this technique is cost-effective. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Modified Treatment Algorithm for Pseudogynecomastia After Massive Weight Loss
Conclusions For pseudogynecomastia, the treatment algorithm of the Gusenoff classification should be modified and adapted according to our recommendations to achieve more optimal masculine results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Chest Wall–Based Flap for Repairing Partial Mastectomy Defects: A Multipurpose Flap
Conclusions Applying principles taken from the cosmetic plastic surgery lies at the base of any high standard reconstructive surgery in general and oncoplastic breast surgery in particular. The chest wall–based flap is suitable for the reconstruction of a wide range of breast lumpectomy defects and is feasible for small- to medium-sized breasts, which are usually not easily amenable to tissue rearrangement techniques. The learning curve is short, with replicable results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research