Use of Medial Sural Vessels as Recipient Vessels in a Previous Gastrocnemius Flap
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Reply to Madelung Disease Type Ia: Lipectomy or Liposuction?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Madelung Disease Type Ia: Lipectomy or Liposuction?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Learning Curves in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Procedures
Conclusions There are sparse data on learning curves in plastic surgery. Existing studies draw a heterogeneous picture, but especially free flap breast reconstructions seem to undergo learning curves with improvements in operative time, complication rates, and success rates. However, well-designed studies with clearly defined outcomes and comparison between surgeons of different levels over time should be performed. Systematic review registration: PROSPERO: CRD42018108634 (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

The Effects of Adipose Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction and Platelet-Rich Plasma on Bone Healing of a Rat Model With Chronic Kidney Disease
Conclusions Platelet-rich plasma and adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction treatments were effective for bone healing in animal model, which can be promising for clinical trials. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Prevalence of Musculoskeletal Symptoms and Ergonomics Among Plastic Surgery Residents: Results of a National Survey and Analysis of Contributing Factors
Conclusions Plastic surgeons are at high risk for occupational symptoms and injuries. Surprisingly, symptoms start early during residency. Because residents are aware of the problem and looking for solutions, this suggests an opportunity for educational intervention to improve the health and career longevity of the next generation of surgeons. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Aspergillus fumigatus Spores Are Not Able to Penetrate Silicone Breast Implant Shells
Conclusions Fungal spores and hyphae do not permeate through an intact silicone shell used in breast implants; thus, the silicone material serves as an impenetrable barrier. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of the Effects of Acellular Dermal Matrix and Montelukast on Radiation-Induced Peri-implant Capsular Formation in Rabbits
Conclusions Acellular dermal matrix and montelukast have a prophylactic effect for CC even when the breast is irradiated. There was no significant difference between ADM and montelukast in preventing capsular formation. The difference is that ADM will only have the effect of covering the capsular formation with ADM and montelukast can cause systemic effects or complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Closed Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Sponge Width and Tension Off-Loading: A Laboratory Model
This study aimed to find what width sponge using ciNPWT provides the most tension off-loading. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

A Human-Derived, Collagen-Rich Hydrogel Augments Wound Healing in a Diabetic Animal Model
Background Application of collagen products to wounds has been shown to improve wound healing. Using a collagen-based hydrogel (cHG) capable of cellular support previously developed by our laboratory, we hypothesize that our hydrogel will increase the speed of wound healing by providing a 3-dimensional framework for cellular support, increasing angiogenesis and cell-proliferation at the wound bed. Methods Two, 10-mm excisional wounds were created over the dorsum of 12 male, genetically modified Zucker diabetic rats. Wounds were splinted open to limit healing by wound contracture. One wound was treated with an occlusiv...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Postoperative Complications of Panniculectomy and Abdominoplasty: A Retrospective Review
Conclusions Panniculectomy offers many functional benefits including improved hygiene and enhanced mobility. However, this study demonstrates that panniculectomy patients may have significantly higher complication rates initially and 30 days postoperatively and longer LOS than individuals undergoing abdominoplasty. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Biological Glue as an Alternative to Suction Drainage in Tissue-Expanded Flaps in Children: Cost-Effectiveness Study
This study evaluates the use of this glue as an alternative to suction drainage for the adhesion of tissue-expanded flaps in pediatric patients. Methods This is a retrospective, multicenter case-control study on 48 flap procedures conducted on 42 children (5 months–12 years of age) between 2004 and 2017, comparing a “glue” group (n = 24) with a control group (n = 24), in which a classic redon drain was used. The control patients were matched according to age, etiology, location of the lesion, and the size of the expander. The primary end point was the duration of hospital stay. Results The condition...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Cultured Epidermal Autograft for Total Scalp Reconstruction in a Neonate Following Necrotizing Fasciitis
We present a case of neonatal necrotizing fasciitis of the scalp requiring full-thickness surgical debridement, which was successfully reconstructed using Epicel cultured epidermal autograft (CEA). A 4-day-old female neonate (gestational age 40 weeks) presented with scalp erythema, blistering, and sepsis following peripartum fetal scalp electrode monitoring. She underwent surgical excision of the scalp to healthy bleeding tissue resulting in a defect of approximately 97% of the scalp, measuring 18 × 19 cm including 4 × 3.5 cm of exposed bone at the occiput. Initial provisional coverage of the defect was obtaine...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Comparative Study of Intercostal Nerve and Contralateral C7 Nerve Transfers for Elbow Extension After Global Brachial Plexus Avulsion
Conclusions Intercostal nerve or cC7 nerve transfer to the long head branch of triceps could reconstruct elbow extension to some extent. Compared with cC7 nerve transfer, ICN transfer had a greater result for elbow extension, but the difference in extension power was not significant, whereas there was difference in electromyography recovery. Patient's age and interval were negatively correlated with the results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Fingertip Replantation Using Artery-Only Anastomosis With a Pulp Tissue Reduction Method: A Combination of Pulp Tissue Reduction, Bone Fixation Without Gaps, and Pinprick Testing Twice a Day
Conclusions The pulp tissue reduction method resulted in a high success rate without the need for external bleeding or blood transfusions. Fingertip replantation with artery-only anastomosis, a pulp tissue reduction method, is effective for replant survival when subcutaneous venous repair is impossible because a reduced pulp volume may facilitate replant survival under conditions of irregular venous drainage, such as bone marrow drainage. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Umbilical Ablation During Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap Harvest Decreases Donor Site Complications
Background Donor site complications are a significant source of morbidity for patients undergoing abdominal-based free flap breast reconstruction, but there is a paucity of data regarding minimizing these postoperative complications. We hypothesize that selective ablation of the umbilicus at the time of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) harvest decreases the incidence of umbilical and abdominal wall complications in high-risk patients. Methods A retrospective review was performed of all patients (n = 117) who underwent DIEP harvest with concomitant umbilical ablation from 2010 to 2015. This cohort was paired ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Functional Outcomes of the Medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap in Oral Cavity Reconstruction
Conclusions The MSAP flap provides adequate small-volume replacement for oral cavity reconstructions. Our results indicate that most patients achieve a full diet with no restrictions by 1 year after reconstruction. Most of our patients demonstrated excellent speech with little or no need for repetition in conversation. Over the past few years, this has become the flap of choice for oral cavity reconstruction in our unit. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Saethre-Chotzen Syndrome: A Report of 7 Patients and Review of the Literature
Conclusion Clinical presentation and severity of deformity in Saethre-Chotzen syndrome are variable. Our current report reviews our treatment strategies and illustrates the predominance of cranial and upper face deformities and frequent need for redo surgeries to address forehead asymmetry in this group of syndromic craniosynostosis patients. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Oberg-Manske-Tonkin Classification of Congenital Upper Extremity Anomalies: The First Report From Turkey
Conclusions Compared with the Swanson classification system based on phenotypic evaluation of the extremity, the OMT classification system is easier to apply and the association of the anomaly with the embryologic origin during evaluation is possible. We believe that multiple studies from different centers will boost the international acceptance of the OMT classification. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Patient- and Physician-Reported Outcome of Combined Fractional CO2 and Pulse Dye Laser Treatment for Hypertrophic Scars in Children
Conclusions Combined laser therapy significantly improves quality, pain, and pruritus of hypertrophic scars in children. When provided by experienced laser and anesthesia teams, it is safe with a low rate of complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Large Ptotic Breasts After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: A Modified Buttonhole Technique
As nipple-sparing mastectomies continue to gain popularity, the reconstruction of a large ptotic breast remains a challenge. The purpose of this article is to introduce the senior author's modifications of a novel technique previously described for addressing the redundant skin envelope in ptotic breasts during immediate reconstruction after nipple-sparing mastectomy. In this review, 15 patients (29 breasts) were reconstructed using our modified “buttonhole” technique. Postoperative complications included 1 case of nipple necrosis and 1 case of tissue expander loss secondary to infection. All patients eventuall...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Scar Assessment After Breast Reconstruction: Risk Factors for Hypertrophy and Hyperpigmentation in Asian Patients
We examined 257 Asian patients who underwent an immediate 2-stage unilateral implant-based breast reconstruction. Vascularity, hypertrophy, and hyperpigmentation of the patients' breast scars were assessed at 1 year postoperatively. Risk factors for an abnormal scar were analyzed statistically. Analyzed patient factors included age, body mass index, incision site (frontal or lateral), breast size (the weight of the resected specimen), skin necrosis at the initial operation (expander placement), and adjuvant therapy. Results At 1 year postoperatively, 161 patients (63%) showed normal vascularity, 77 patients (30%) showed...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

A New Cartilage-Sparing Procedure for Correction of the Prominent Ear Deformity: Dermal Anchor Technique
Background Although the literature is replete with surgical techniques described for correction of the prominent ears, new techniques are still needed to minimize the recurrence rates and postoperative complications. Objective Here, the author presents a new and simple otoplasty procedure, namely, the dermal anchor technique (DAT), in which a wide planar adhesion between the opposing dermal surfaces of the deepithelized antihelical groove is used as a biological anchor for long-term maintenance of the antihelical fold without any cartilage manipulation. Materials and Methods For 12 years, this new procedure was use...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Survey Based Assessment of Burnout Rates Among US Plastic Surgery Residents
Conclusions Burnout exists among plastic surgery residents especially in the DP subscale. Working longer hours and less vacation correlates with increased rates of burnout among residents. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

A Book Review: Childhood Abuse, Body Shame, and Addictive Plastic Surgery: The Face of Trauma
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Personal Finance for the Plastic Surgery Resident
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Breast Cancer–Related Lymphedema and the Obligation of Insurance Providers
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - August 14, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Clinical Follow-up Study of the Reconstruction of the Femoral Head With Transferred Vascularized Greater Trochanter Bone Graft for Association Research Circulation Osseous III–IV Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

FAHS (Full-Awake Hand Surgery) for Major Flexor Tendon Injury
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Is Full-Awake Local Anesthesia No-Tourniquet Hand Surgery More Suitable for Major Flexor Tendon Trauma?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Microbiology of Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Infections: A Systematic Review
Conclusions This systematic review outlines reported microorganisms in IBR. Staphylococcus species and Pseudomonas were the most frequently reported microorganism. Negative cultures were reported in up to 25.5% of infections. Patients with early infections, radiotherapy, and acellular dermal matrix demonstrated higher negative culture rates. This review can help guide the use of empirical antimicrobial therapy in IBR. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Evaluation of Auricular Cartilage Reconstruction Using a 3-Dimensional Printed Biodegradable Scaffold and Autogenous Minced Auricular Cartilage
In this study, scaffolds with or without autogenous minced auricular cartilage were implanted bilaterally in rabbits for auricular regeneration. Six weeks (n = 4) and 16 weeks (n = 4) after implantation, real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and histology were used to assess the regeneration of the auricular cartilage. Quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis revealed that the messenger RNA expression of aggrecan, collagen I, and collagen II was higher in scaffolds with 50% minced cartilage than the scaffold-only groups or scaffolds with 30% minced cartilage (P ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Three-Dimensional Measurement of the Lateral Lip Element Sacrificed in Primary Repair of a Unilateral Cleft Lip
Conclusions Our study demonstrated that sacrifice of the lateral lip element was minimal in the Millard repair, whereas it could exceed 20% in the Fisher repair. However, additional sacrifice of the advancement flap was needed in the Millard-type repair. The ratio of the lateral lip sacrifice varied between patients. Although UCL repair techniques should not be evaluated with the sacrifice ratio, excessive sacrifice of the lateral lip tissue can complicate the secondary lip correction. We recommend that surgeons estimate preoperatively how much lateral lip element will be sacrificed with each incision design using a 3-di...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Digital Occlusion Setup Is Quantitatively Comparable With the Conventional Dental Model Approach: Characteristics and Guidelines for Orthognathic Surgery in Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate
Background The evolving 3-dimensional computer-based technology revolutionized the field of orthognathic surgery (OGS). Digital occlusion setup for OGS may provide advantages in the planning comparing with the conventional approach based on the manual setup using dental casts, but we are not aware of any study focusing on digital occlusion setup for cleft OGS. The purposes of this study were to compare the conventional and digital occlusion setup approaches and to propose a protocol for digital occlusion setup in unilateral cleft OGS. Methods Thirty consecutive patients with unilateral cleft lip/palate who underwent o...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Immediate Versus Staged Soft Tissue Reconstruction After Soft Tissue Sarcoma Resection Has Similar Wound and Oncologic Outcomes
Conclusions Wound complication rates and oncologic outcomes remain similar, regardless of timing for reconstruction. Staged reconstructions were associated with fewer surgical intensive care unit stays, while also affording opportunity for reintervention after positive margins with little additional morbidity. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

The Biosynthetic Option as an Alternative in Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
Synthetic mesh and acellular dermal matrix reinforcement during complex abdominal wall reconstruction (CAWR) have significantly improved outcomes. In an attempt to further improve outcomes, we combined both into a single biosynthetic by suturing a synthetic mesh on top of porcine acellular dermal matrix. Our aim was to review our experience with this new technique. Patients undergoing CAWR with the biosynthetic mesh were reviewed from a prospective database from 2015 to 2018. A total of 39 patients were 56.3 ± 10.9 years old, white (59.0%), and female (74.4%), with 31.9 ± 7.4 kg/m2 of body mass index. Eight r...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Suprazygomatic Aponeurotic McLaughlin Myoplasty for Facial Reanimation
Conclusions Suprazygomatic aponeurotic McLaughlin myoplasty for facial reanimation demonstrates a successful modification of the classical McLaughlin lengthening temporalis myoplasty, making it more customizable, simple, and predictable by taking the level of transection to the temporalis aponeurosis without the need for zygomatic osteotomy. A new classification of orthodromic temporalis myoplasty based on level of transections is also proposed for the first time. Good to excellent outcomes coupled with high patient satisfaction and low morbidity should make this technique popular among the facial reanimation surgeons. (...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

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
A superior advantage of the superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator flap is that any donor site residue can easily be hidden by clothing. Usually designed as narrow or moderate-sized flaps based on medial perforators of the superficial branch, this readily allows primary donor site closure. However, for larger flaps, tension-free closure requires that the thigh remain flexed or even a skin graft used. Another alternative would be to use an adequate lateral perforator of the deep branch, if available, as the vascular hub of a propeller flap that extended into the adjacent flank, that could then be rotated into the me...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Three End-to-End Techniques for Microvascular Anastomosis of Vessels With Different Size Discrepancy
Conclusions Our results depicted operational convenience and reliability of the 3 end-to-end anastomotic techniques in addressing mild-to-large vessel discrepancy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Combining Rotation and V-Y Design for Lower Forehead and Temporal Region Reconstruction With Myocutaneous Frontal Flap: Our Experience on 27 Consecutive Cases
Conclusions The authors present a modification to myocutaneous frontal flap harvesting, with emphasis on its extensive arc of rotation with a V-Y design to minimize donor-site morbidity. The advantages of myocutaneous frontal flap with rotation and V-Y design include a good contour with excellent color, texture, and thickness match and good to excellent aesthetic results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

The Influence of Transverse Carpal Ligament Thickness on Treatment Decisions for Idiopathic Mild to Moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Conclusions Transverse carpal ligament thickness affects disease progression and may affect treatment efficacy, depending on the treatment method. Transverse carpal ligament thickness may be a criterion for deciding between surgical and conservative treatments based on a thickness threshold of 1.5 mm. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

The State of Burn Care Training During Plastic Surgery Residency
This study challenges the belief that plastic surgery trainees are disinterested in burn care. Burn surgery remains an important component of training programs, and we propose several steps to encourage greater interest and participation in the burn surgery workforce. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Role, Management, and Outcome of Free Flap Reconstruction for Acute Full-Thickness Burns in Hands
Conclusions Free flap transfer can be a mandatory and valuable tool to cover full-thickness burn injuries of the hand early in the clinical course of thermal trauma and may provide extremity salvage by favorable means of reconstruction to achieve acceptable functional outcomes, in the most severe cases. Although microsurgical failure rates in burn patients are slightly higher than in free flap transfer to the upper extremity in general, it can be performed with reasonable risk-to-benefit ratio. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Analgesic Use Following Bilateral Breast Reduction
The opioid epidemic in the United States resulted in 42,000 deaths in 2016, 40% of which involved a prescription opioid. It is estimated that 2 million patients become opioid-dependent after elective, ambulatory surgery each year. There has been increased interest in quantifying the need for postoperative narcotic pain medications for a variety of surgical procedures. However, studies have been limited. We sought to quantify the analgesic usage after one of the most common operations performed in plastic surgery, bilateral breast reduction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Carbon Dioxide Cryotherapy for Treatment of Nasal and Perinasal Congenital Melanocytic Nevi
In this study we provide a simple, cheap and effective treatment modality for nasal and perinasal congenital melanocytic nevi. In our study, significant improvement was observed with no repigmentation throughout the follow-up period. We conclude that carbon dioxide cryotherapy is an effective treatment modality for nasal and perinasal congenital melanocytic nevi that should be used by others to stand on its long-term persistence and possible complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Millennial-Assisted Liposuction: The Next-Generation/Future Technique
This article was written and developed by a millennial and the senior author, a nonmillennial, to help conform to the changing dynamic of incoming plastic surgeons. The technique was developed to solve the problem regarding millennials requiring constant reinforcement, around-the-clock assistance, immediate feedback, work-hour limits, frequent breaks, and lack of trophies. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

An Update on Social Media in Academic Plastic Surgery Training Programs: The Rising Trend of Likes, Shares, and Retweets
Conclusions Similar to its adoption by private practice plastic surgery, social media use in academic plastic surgery is growing exponentially. Now, over half of residency programs have Instagram accounts. Program leaders are using Facebook and Instagram primarily for personal use and Twitter for professional use. Programs affiliated with a top-ranked hospital or ranked highly by Doximity have more followers on social media. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Reconsidering the Role of Routine Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolism Prevention in Plastic Surgery
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - July 30, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Following “Prospective Clinical Trial Comparing Outcome Measures Between Furlow and von Langenbeck Palatoplasties for UCLP” by William N. Williams, M. Brent Seagle, Maria Ines Pegoraro-Krook, et al. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2011
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Which Fat Processing Can Achieve Optimal Transplantation in Patients With Insufficient Fat Resource?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 12, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research