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Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

A Modified Technique Using Levator Aponeurosis-Muller Muscle-Reinforced Plication for Blepharoptosis Correction
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Breast Irrigation in Implant-Based Breast Surgery
Conclusions These data suggest that chlorhexidine gluconate, Betadine, and TAS irrigation of the breast pocket can provide protection against infection and implant loss in both reconstruction and augmentation surgeries. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Making the Most of Big Data in Plastic Surgery: Improving Outcomes, Protecting Patients, Informing Service Providers
In medicine, “big data” refers to the interdisciplinary analysis of high-volume, diverse clinical and lifestyle information on large patient populations. Recent advancements in data storage and electronic record keeping have enabled the expansion of research in this field. In the United Kingdom, Big data has been highlighted as one of the government's “8 Great Technologies,” and the Medical Research Council has invested more than £100 million since 2012 in developing the Health Data Research UK infrastructure. The recent Royal College of Surgeons Commission of the Future of Surgery concluded t...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Estimation of Health Utility and Quality Adjusted Life Years in Bilateral Hand Transplantation: A Time Trade-off Study
Conclusions Bilateral hand CTA HS stands above the other 2 HSs, namely BHA and prosthesis, in terms of the health utility. As demonstrated by QALY gain of 12.57, participants' valuation of health utility is notably higher for CTA with acceptance of lifelong immunosuppressant rather than for a state of uncompromised physical health with a bilateral hand amputation. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Dermatochalasis Through Decades: A Histopathologic Study
Conclusions Lymphangiectasia progresses significantly by age. Histopathological characteristics of DC are the same in the 2 age groups. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Impact of Social Media on Plastic Surgery Residency Applicants
Conclusions Applicants routinely rely on online resources to gather information regarding prospective residency programs. Fear of attracting attention to their own personal social media pages may limit applicants' engagement with PRS programs on social media. However, residency programs can still utilize social media to deliver important messages, especially as social media usage continues to grow. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Evolving Trends in the Impact Factor of Plastic Surgery Journals: A 22-Year Analysis
Background The journal impact factor (IF) is one of the most widely adopted metrics to assess journal value. We aimed to investigate the trends in the IF and ranking of plastic surgery journals (PSJs) over a 22-year period. Methods The Journal Citation Report 2018 was used to identify all journals within the field of plastic surgery from 1997 to 2018. We analyzed the IF of PSJs and that of the category surgery. Results A total of 34 PSJs were identified. The mean IF increased from 0.584 (median, 0.533) in 1997 to 1.58 (median, 1.399) in 2018 (P (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Aesthetic and Anatomic Reconstruction of Polysyndactyly of the Fifth Toe Fused With the Fourth Toe
Conclusions Our new operative procedure could achieve aesthetic and anatomic reconstruction of polysyndactyly of the fifth toe fused with the fourth toe with good shape of the reconstructed web space without skin grafting, favorable appearance and axis alignment of the reconstructed fifth toes, and good foot contour. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Prophylactic Bronchial Stump Support With Intrathoracic Muscle Flap Transposition
Conclusions Reinforcement of the bronchial closure with vascularized muscle is a viable option for potentially decreasing the incidence of BPF in high-risk patients. Further randomized studies are needed to determine the efficacy of this technique for BPF prevention. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Dynamic Hemitongue Defect Reconstruction With Functional Gracilis Muscle Free Transfer
Conclusions Although this was a preliminary study, the findings suggest that using a conjoined free flap with an RFFF and a functional gracilis muscle flap for dynamic hemitongue reconstructions could improve postoperative tongue function. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

The First Dorsal Metacarpal Artery Free Flap for Salvage of Nasal Reconstructions
The first dorsal metacarpal artery free flap is widely known for its use as a pedicled flap in thumb and hand reconstruction; however, its potential for use as a free flap is less well known. We previously described successful use of the first dorsal metacarpal artery free flap for salvage of a subtotal nasal reconstruction. In this retrospective study, we have expanded our experience to 7 consecutive cases in which a FDMFF was utilized to salvage a nasal reconstruction. Single island flaps were used in 6 of 7 cases, in one case a double island configuration was utilized. Sites restored included the columella (5 patients),...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

The Inverted V-Shaped Fasciocutaneous Advancement Flap Effectively Solves the Complication of Tracheostomal Stenosis
We present a retrospective study on sequential 9 patients who underwent stomaplasty with inverted V-shaped fasciocutaneous advancement flap. This procedure effectively solves tracheostomal stenosis, providing large stoma for breathing with no need for further stenting and low revision rates. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical and Ophthalmologic Outcomes of Reconstruction in Patients Treated With Eye-Sparing Surgery and Radiation Therapy for Tumors of the Lacrimal Drainage Apparatus
Conclusions This is the first study to compare reconstructive and functional outcomes of nonmicrosurgical reconstruction and microsurgical free tissue transfer in the setting of eye-sparing surgery for tumors of the lacrimal drainage apparatus. Although various reconstructive options are feasible, microsurgical free tissue transfer is often used at our center and is associated with reliable outcomes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Office-Based Forehead Flaps: A Safe and Reliable Reconstructive Option
Conclusions Our data suggest that forehead flap reconstruction can be done safely with acceptable postoperative results when performed under local anesthesia in an office-based outpatient setting. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Circumferential Upper Extremity Defect Using a Bipedicle Expanded Flank Flap
Conclusions The bipedicle expanded flank flap enables reconstruction of circumferential upper limb skin lesions in 1 sequence of tissue expansion with low complication rate and high patient satisfaction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Fractionated Ablative Carbon Dioxide Laser Therapy Decreases Ultrasound Thickness of Hypertrophic Burn Scar: A Prospective Process Improvement Initiative
Introduction Carbon dioxide (CO2) laser treatment is routinely used to treat hypertrophic burn scars (HBS). Although prior research has documented subjective improvement in HBS after treatment, there is little data evaluating objective changes in scar characteristics after therapy. The aim of our process improvement project was to evaluate changes to scar thickness (ST) using high-frequency ultrasound in patients with HBS undergoing CO2 laser therapy. Methods Ultrasound measurements of ST were obtained from patients with HBS before initial and at each subsequent treatment. ST, reduction in ST per treatment, and ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in Breast Implant Capsules
We report 2 cases where routine pathologic evaluation of capsulectomy specimens revealed squamous cell carcinoma associated with the breast implant capsule and discuss the possible pathogenesis of this unusual entity. Both patients had long-standing implants (>10 years) and presented with acute unilateral breast erythema and swelling. Intraoperatively, the capsules for both cases appeared thickened and calcified, containing extensive granulomatosis and keratinaceous debris invading into the chest wall. Extensive workup failed to find an occult primary. One patient died from a malignant pleural effusion secondary to tumo...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Efficacy of Low Power, Pure Cut Mode of Monopolar Electrosurgery and Quilting Sutures for Preventing Seroma Formation After Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap Harvest
This study aimed to determine the impact of different electrocautery modes during flap elevation, with or without subsequent quilting sutures, on postoperative seroma formation. Methods Subjects were 112 patients who underwent immediate breast reconstruction with LD flaps after breast-conserving surgery between April 2015 and January 2019. Group A consisted of 21 patients who underwent LD flap elevation using the fulgurate mode, and group B consisted of 25 patients who underwent flap elevation using the lower power, pure cut mode. Group C consisted of 66 patients who underwent flap elevation with the lower power, pu...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Role of Orbicular Oculi Muscle Resection in Double Eyelid Surgery to Correct Ptosis of Young Adults: A Retrospective Review in 121 Chinese Patients
Background A plump single eyelid with ptosis is the morphological feature of Asians. Orbicularis oculi muscle (OOM) technique can correct ptosis and get a good appearance. Methods A retrospective study was conducted in 121 Chinese patients who underwent double eyelid surgery with medial epicanthoplasty using OOM resection technique from December 2016 to December 2019. Preoperatively, all the patients had good or excellent levator function while skin fold overlapping the upper eyelid margin was found. Palpebral fissure height, upper eyelid margin reflex distance, complications, and cosmetic results were evaluated...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

The Linton A. Whitaker Legacy: Cultivating Craniofacial Surgeon Leaders
Conclusions Equally important to Dr Whitaker's clinical contributions in plastic and craniofacial surgery is the development and success of his trainees who will undoubtedly continue the legacy of training the next generation of craniofacial surgeon leaders. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Comments on: “The National Breast Implant Registry”
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Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Response to Commentary
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Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

The Case Against the National Breast Implant Registry
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 12, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Synchronous Closure of a Large Medial Perforator‐Based Scip Free Flap Donor Site Using an Ipsilateral Lateral Perforator‐Based Scip Propeller Flap (Reply)
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Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Comment on the Study of Zhang et al: “Synchronous Closure of A Large Medial Perforator-Based Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Free Flap Donor Site Using an Ipsilateral Lateral Perforator-Based Superficial Circumflex Iliac Artery Perforator Propeller Flap”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Comment on the Yang et al Study, A New Surgical Method to Reconstruct the Fingertip
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Catheter-Based Computer Tomography Angiography in Double-Skin Paddle Anterolateral Thigh Perforator
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Reversed Palmaris Longus Muscle With Median Nerve Compression Symptoms: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Conclusion In carpal tunnel syndrome, in cases with atypical presentation, RPL should be considered in the differential diagnosis. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Clinical Significance of Oncoplastic Breast-Conserving Surgery and Application of Volume-Displacement Technique
Oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery for breast cancer has been continuously developing in recent years, and it has become an important part of breast cancer surgery. Its safety and aesthetics have been widely recognized by domestic and foreign experts. However, due to the complexity and diversity of individuals and diseases, and the need for integrating the thinking of breast surgery and plastic surgery, it is still a challenge for breast surgeons. This review summarizes the pros and cons of its clinical application through a comprehensive discussion of hot issues in oncoplastic breast-conserving surgery and introduces c...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Planning and Osteotomy Designs in the Correction of Single-Suture Craniosynostosis
Conclusions There has been ongoing evolution of the surgical techniques available to reconstruct single-suture craniosynostosis, leading to ever-improving patient outcomes. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Intergender Hand Transplant: A Sex Congruent Hand Transformation
We report a case of sex congruent transformation of hand morphology in an intergender hand transplant. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

An Individualized Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Program for Bilateral Hand Transplantations
This article describes a rehabilitation program and the long-term results after its application in 2 double-hand transplantation patients after 9- and 4-year follow-up periods. A personal rehabilitation program was planned to commence as early as possible after postoperative patient stabilization. Splinting, edema, positioning, passive and active joint movements, daily life activity modification and education, and occupational therapy were also emphasized. Results Positioning, edema, and passive joint movements were started in the acute phase. Strengthening and exercises were continued for 8 weeks and later for func...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Incorporating Cleft Lip Simulation Into a “Bootcamp-Style” Curriculum
Conclusions This pilot curriculum illustrates a mechanism to incorporate lessons from adult learning theory into plastic surgery training using a high-fidelity simulator for deliberate practice of cleft lip repair. Further evaluation is warranted to determine whether this didactic model can accelerate the acquisition of the complex skill set required for cleft lip repair and other surgical procedures. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Ranking United States Plastic Surgery Residency Programs Based on Academic Achievement of Faculty Members
Conclusion We ranked plastic surgery residency programs based on objective data related to faculty academic achievement. Academic achievement rankings are just one of numerous other factors that medical students should synthesize when making informed decisions when applying to residency. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Wide Local Excisions and Pedicled Perforator Flaps in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Study of Quality of Life
Background Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin pathology characterized by the occurrence of inflamed and swollen lesions, with a devastating impact of the disease on patient's quality of life. Wide local excision (WLE) of the affected tissue is the criterion-standard treatment, but there is no general consensus on the best reconstructive technique. The aim of this article is to evaluate the quality of life before and after WLE combined with pedicled perforator flap reconstruction, in patients suffering from HS. Methods We analyzed 26 consecutive patients suffering from Hurley stage III HS. Every pati...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

A Multicenter Analysis of Wide Excision and Reconstruction for Severe Anogenital Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Conclusions These long-term follow-up data on severe aHS demonstrate a high recurrence rate after wide excision and reconstruction. Patients should be informed that treatment consists of long-term medicinal and surgical interventions with high recurrence rates, and surgeons may choose their own preferred reconstruction methods. Furthermore, more attention should be paid to the sexual health of patients with aHS. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Long-Term Outcome of Phrenic Nerve Transfer in Brachial Plexus Avulsion Injuries
Conclusions The long-term follow-up confirms the safety and effectiveness and of phrenic nerve transfer for functional restoration of shoulder and elbow functions in brachial plexus avulsion injuries. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Source Type: research

Ultradelayed Arterial Thrombosis: Critical Flap Ischemia After Phalloplasty
Conclusions Ultradelayed arterial thrombosis is a rare phenomenon requiring urgent intervention. The exact causes of this phenomenon, whether mechanical or physiological or both, have yet to be fully elucidated but it is hypothesized that the original anastomosis may continue to serve as the critical blood supply to its flap as far as 10 years after surgery. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Modified Use of Costal Cartilage in Asians for the Correction of Nostril Asymmetry in Unilateral Secondary Cleft Lip Nasal Deformity
Background Weak alar cartilage and lack of soft tissue on the cleft side are considered to be the main critical factors leading to the asymmetry of bilateral nostrils. The costal cartilage can provide strong structural support and can be used to maintain long-term stability of nostril shape after surgical correction. With the advancement in rhinoplasty techniques, the application and understanding of costal cartilage in cleft lip nasal deformity is still on going. Herein, we present our technique of applying costal cartilage to provide nostril support and correct asymmetry in Asian patients with unilateral secondary cl...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Nasal Reconstruction Using a Myocutaneous Island Pedicle Flap Based on the Nasalis Muscle With Bilevel Undermining: Review of 57 Cases
Conclusions The myocutaneous island pedicle flap based on the nasalis muscle with bilevel undermining can be used as a versatile flap for the closure of defects of various sizes and locations on the nose because of its rich blood supply, ease and convenience of use, and highly acceptable cosmetic outcome. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

The Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Based Abdominal Flap for Reconstruction of Extensive Defects of the Hand and Forearm: A Modified Design With Primary Closure of the Donor Site
Conclusion Abdominal flap based on SIEA is a safe, reliable, and versatile flap for the reconstruction of extensive soft-tissue defects of the hand and forearm. An ability to provide a large amount of skin and soft tissue and the abdominal donor site's primary closure make it a favorable option for upper limb reconstruction in regions with limited resources and technical expertise. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

One Pedicled Superficial Temporal Artery Hair-bearing Flap to Reconstruct Three Different Anatomical Areas of the Burnt Face: A Personal Technique
Reconstruction of the burnt face is a challenge. In men, the best option to hide facial scars and get rid of the grafted facial appearance is to use the superficial temporal artery hair-bearing flap. In the literature, the superficial temporal artery flap hair-bearing flap has been used to reconstruct one facial anatomical area in men such the eyebrows, the beard, or the mustache area. In this communication, the author describes a personal technique that allows the use of one pedicled superficial temporal artery hair-bearing flap to reconstruct both eyebrows and improve the grafted appearance of the upper/lower lips post t...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Trapezoid Advancement Flaps for the Treatment of Severe Upper Extremity Burn Contractures Limiting the Risk of Recurrence
Conclusions We conclude that this relatively simple and safe technique limits the risk for early postoperative healing complications and recurrence of the contractures in the long term. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Surgical Complications of Skin-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction in Women Concurrently Treated With Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer
Conclusions Like other women who have to undergo mastectomy, women who need to undergo adjuvant chemotherapy can potentially benefit from combined skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate implant-based breast reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Mastectomy and Chest Masculinization in Transmasculine Minors: A Case Series and Analysis by Ethical Principles
Mastectomy for chest masculinization is a commonly performed gender-affirming surgery in minor patients, a vulnerable population with unique developmental and psychosocial needs. We aimed to use principles of medical ethics (eg, autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice) as a framework to analyze preoperative clinical decision making by pediatric plastic surgeons who work with transmasculine and nonbinary adolescents designated female at birth presenting for chest masculinization. Two patients were selected for inclusion in this case series based on the senior author's (J.F.C.) clinical experience. A retrospective...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Endoscopic “Quick” Septoplasty in Preservation Rhinoplasty
Conclusions Our results show that a short surgical time is needed to perform the proposed endoscopic septoplasty procedure. Such a short operative time allows the physician to both correct septal deviations quickly and correct/reduce the cartilaginous hump, thus representing a fundamental element of PR. In addition, the minimal tissue dissection reduces intraoperative nasal edema, favoring intraoperative aesthetic evaluation. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Paranasal Augmentation With Composite Graft Transfer in Overresection of Alar Base and Nostril Contracture
Conclusions Combining paranasal augmentation and composite graft transfer increased the cross-sectional area of the external valve and improved nostril contracture and airway obstruction after the overresection of the alar base or nose contracture after multiple rhinoplasty surgeries. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Book Review: Burns (Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Surgery)
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Developing a Breast Reconstruction Program in a Resource-Constrained Ghanaian Teaching Hospital: Needs Assessment and Implementation
Discussions, lectures, and cadaver dissections investigated the various reconstructive options. Operative cases were performed using a latissimus musculocutaneous flap, a lower abdominal transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap, and a midabdominal TRAM flap. The midabdominal TRAM was found to be the best choice at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. It is a reliable, robust, well-perfused, single-stage flap that produced excellent patient satisfaction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 16, 2021 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research