A Drain-free Technique for Female-to-Male Gender Affirmation Chest Surgery Decreases Morbidity: Outcomes From 306 Consecutive Masculoplasties
Conclusions Gender affirmation chest surgery can be safely offered using a drain-free or “masculoplasty” technique. Compared with historical data, the use of progressive tension sutures decreases the incidence of hematoma, the need for acute reoperation, and other complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Two-Flap Otoplasty: A New Technique for Protruding Ear Correction
Prominent ear deformity is a common congenital deformity of the external ear affecting 5% of the general population. Although this is a harmless deformity, several publications demonstrate the psychological distress, emotional trauma, and behavioral problems that this deformity can inflict on children. As a result of these concerns, corrective prominent ear surgery is now widely performed as a prophylactic surgery. A laterally based perichondrioadipodermal flap and a medially based adipoperichondrial flap were elevated. A subdermal pocket was prepared over mastoid bone. Medially based adipoperichondrial flap was fixed to ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Referrals of Plastic Surgery Patients to Integrative Medicine Centers: A Review of Resource Utility
Background Integrative medicine (IM) centers are becoming more established nationwide and provide an expansive range of therapeutic services. Given the high prevalence of IM usage among plastic surgery patients, we sought to define referrals rates to IM centers by plastic surgeons to investigate (1) the role of IM in the continuous care process of plastic surgery patients and (2) whether IM centers are being effectively utilized. Methods Institutions with plastic surgery residency programs were identified using the American Medical Association's Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database Access System in...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Addressing Knowledge Gaps in the Impact of Nutrition on Plastic Surgery Outcomes
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Comment: First Lymphaticovenular Anastomosis for Female and Male Breast Lymphedema
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Priority Claim: First Lymphovenous Anastomosis Performed for Breast Lymphedema in 2016 and 2017
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Using Temporary Ectopic Implantation by the Distal Runoff Vessel of the Lateral Circumflex Femoral System and Combining With Free Modified Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap for Salvaging an Amputated Leg in Children
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Sensory Restoration of the Facial Region
This article serves to thoroughly review the basic anatomy of trigeminal nerve, diagnosis of sensory nerve dysfunction, and attempts to establish a protocol for treatment and rehabilitation of affected patients. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Before and After: What Has Changed in the Attitude of Turkish Society Regarding Face Transplantations?
In this study, we aimed to investigate the changes in the views of the Turkish society with respect to face transplantation from past to present. For this purpose, 1000 volunteer participants were questioned in terms of demographics and their perspective and preferences on organ and face transplantation. The results of the study were compared with the past data, and based on the results, the level of consciousness and awareness of the Turkish society about the subject has increased; the rate risk taking for immunosuppression has decreased, and instead, the rate of having an undecided stance has increased, and this attitude...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Analysis of Airway and Midface in Crouzon Syndromes
Conclusions Three-dimensional analysis revealed notably decreased pharyngeal and nasal airway volumes in patients with Crouzon syndrome, but nasal bone tissue and soft tissue measurements showed very little change between patients and control subjects. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Long-Term Characterization of Cranial Defects After Surgical Correction for Single-Suture Craniosynostosis
Conclusions We describe and make available a novel validated method of measuring cranial defects. We find that the large majority of initial defects greater than 9 cm2 remain at least 1 in2 in size (2.5 cm2) 1 year postoperatively. In addition, there appear to be regional differences in closure rates across the cranium, with frontoparietal defects closing more slowly than those in the parietal region. This information will aid surgeons in the decision-making process regarding cranioplasty after craniosynostosis correction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Graciloplasty for Anal Incontinence—Is Electrical Stimulation Necessary?
Conclusions Unstimulated or adynamic graciloplasty is a relatively safe procedure, has a short learning curve, is affordable, and avoids the additional implant-related complications. We feel that the unstimulated graciloplasty still has a significant role in the management of anal incontinence. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Gluteal Flaps Revisited: Technical Modifications for Perineal Wound Reconstruction
Conclusions This modified technique of bilateral fasciocutaneous gluteal V-Y advancement flaps for perineal wound control is a safe and effective method of reconstructing defects. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Assessment of Pelvic Floor Anatomy for Male-to-Female Vaginoplasty and the Role of Physical Therapy on Functional and Patient-Reported Outcomes
Background Rapid increase in number of male-to-female vaginoplasties emphasizes the need for preoperative measures to optimize final surgical and patient-reported outcomes. Hormonal therapy and socioeconomic factors may contribute to a higher incidence of pelvic floor dysfunction in patients undergoing male-to-female vaginoplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the incidence of pelvic floor dysfunction in this population and the role of physical therapy in its treatment. Methods From July 2016 to July 2018, patients scheduled to undergo male-to-female vaginoplasty were evaluated by a physical therapist for ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstructive Options for Inferior Alveolar and Lingual Nerve Injuries After Dental and Oral Surgery: An Evidence-Based Review
Purpose The investigators wanted to evaluate, analyze, and compare the current microsurgical repair modalities (primary repair, autograft, tube conduit, and allograft reconstruction) in achieving functional sensory recovery in inferior alveolar and lingual nerve reconstructions due to injury. Methods A literature review was undertaken to identify studies focusing on microsurgical repair of inferior alveolar and lingual nerve injuries. Included studies provided a defined sample size, the reconstruction modality, and functional sensory recovery rates. A Fischer exact test analysis was performed with groups based on the ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Comparison of Outcomes of Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps and Jejunal Free Flaps in Pharyngolaryngoesophageal Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusions Jejunal free flaps still remain an excellent first choice for PLO reconstruction of circumferential defects. For near-circumferential and partial defects, ALT seems to have a better performance than RFF. Preoperative radiotherapy was associated with an increased risk of fistula formation in circumferential PLO defects but not postoperative radiotherapy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Rare Manifestation of Gout: Gouty Tophi in the Nose
We report on this peculiar case of tophaceus gout as it is—a rare manifestation of the disease with tophi located in the nasal region. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Rosai-Dorfman Disease: Cutaneous and Parotid Involvement
We report a case of a 30-year-old man who presented with a facial cutaneous mass and was diagnosed with RDD; he underwent surgical excision. The patient experienced recurrent lesions on the surgical scar and parotid gland as well as the lower back. Treatment consisted of systemic steroids and surgical excision. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Role of Active Range of Motion in Hand and Wrist Joint Photography: A Preliminary Analysis
Conclusion These findings suggest that photographs of wrists during passive motion may affect the results of a treatment or study by showing false positivity. We propose obtaining images of active ROM instead of passive ROM in hand photography. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Tendon Subluxation After Surgical Release of the First Dorsal Compartment in De Quervain Disease
We aimed to determine whether dorsoulnar incision elevating radial flap and immobilization for the treatment of de Quervain disease have an advantage over simple midline incision and early mobilization, respectively, in terms of tendon subluxation and clinical outcomes. Forty-six patients with de Quervain disease were randomly divided into 2 groups (midline incision vs dorsoulnar incision) and 2 subgroups (immobilization vs early mobilization). Subluxation of intracompartmental tendons was measured in dynamic wrist positions at 12 and 24 weeks using ultrasonography. The DASH (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand) an...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

The Effect of Chyle Fat Injection on Human Hypertrophic Scars in an Animal Model: A New Strategy for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars
Background Chyle fat transplantation has shown positive effects on preexisting human hypertrophic scars (HSs) in a nude mouse HS graft model. Methods Hypertrophic scar fragments were obtained from 5 surgically treated burn patients and implanted into the backs of nude mice in 3 groups: group A, control; group B, triamcinolone; and group C, chyle fat. The specimens were implanted after the corresponding intralesional injection in each group, and the mice were observed for 4 weeks. In total, 18 mice and 72 scar specimens were studied. After 4 weeks, the HSs were removed from the mice. Then, the scar weights, histology, ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Malignant Phyllodes Tumor Recurrence in the Pleural Cavity via the Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap and Internal Mammary Vessel Bundle: A Case Report
We report a rare case that after rapid recurrence there was pathological transition from a fibroadenoma and benign phyllodes tumor to borderline and malignant phyllodes tumor. Another rare finding included tumor dissemination in the pleural cavity via reconstructed deep inferior epigastric perforator flap edge and internal mammary vessel bundle. Hence, we eliminated the use of internal mammary vessel bundle as the recipient vessel for free-flap reconstruction to avoid recurrence in the pleural cavity. Remarkably, we achieved successful reconstruction of 2 huge defects (reconstruction of breast following mastectomy and that...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Nipple Areola Complex Reconstruction With the “Half-Dome” Technique Following Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
Conclusions The half-dome technique provides a useful alternative modification of the C-V flap in patients with implant-based reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Female Sexual Function and Sexual Well-being Before and After Breast Reduction: A Pilot Cross-sectional Study and Review of Literature
Background Breast reduction is one of the most frequently performed procedures in plastic surgery practice. Patients often undergo this procedure for not only aesthetic but also functional reasons because breast hypertrophy may hinder daily activities because of chronic spinal pain. Breast reduction has a documented impact on quality of life. However, there are only a few reports on the influence of breast reduction on sexuality. Objective The aim of the study was to analyze the impact of breast reduction on female sexual dysfunction and on sexual well-being. Methods Ours was a pilot cross-sectional 2-cohort study,...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Tip Reinforcement Flap: An Original Technique for Improving Nasal Tip Support and Definition
Conclusions The tip reinforcement flap technique offers advantages for tip plasty in those cases with middle crural deficiency, short middle crura, and middle crural weakness. The technique also provides an additional projection, stabilization, and definition to the nasal tip while reducing lateral crural cephalic excess. This technique improves nostril-lobular disproportion and has the advantage of hiding extra support grafted into the folded flap. Complications such as graft visibility, malposition, and asymmetry, which may occur with the use of classic tip grafts, can be eliminated with the tip reinforcement flap tech...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

What Do Plastic Surgery Patients Think of Financial Conflicts of Interest and the Sunshine Act?
This report constitutes the first evaluation of plastic surgery patients' views on COI and the government-mandated Sunshine Act. Methods This cross-sectional study invited patients at an academic, general plastic surgery outpatient clinic to complete an anonymous survey. The survey contained 25 questions that assessed respondents' perceptions of physician COI and awareness of the Sunshine Act. Analyses were performed to examine whether perspectives on COI and the Sunshine Act varied by level of education or age. Results A total of 361 individuals completed the survey (90% response rate). More than half of respondents...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Breast Implant–Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma and Textured Breast Implants
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

The Textured Breast Implant Crisis: A Call for Action
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Response to Dr. Gips' Letter to the Editor
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor per Vartarian et al
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Depressor Reanimation After Facial Nerve Paralysis
Facial expressions play a fundamental role in interpersonal communication and interaction; consequently, facial palsy has profound effects on the quality of life of patients. Reanimation of lower lip depressors is rarely addressed during facial reanimation but is as important as treating the eye sphincter and the lip levators. Depressors of lower lip are vital for full denture smile and the expression of facial emotions. Static and dynamic techniques are used to reanimate the lower lip depressors. Static techniques provide stationary results either by weakening the contralateral normal side to achieve symmetry using botuli...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Treatment of Intraosseous Ganglion Cyst of the Lunate: A Systematic Review
Conclusions Conservative treatments can be the doctors' first choice for patients with IGC. Surgical procedure is advised when conservative treatment fails. Traditional surgical curettage with autologous bone grafting is the mainstay of treatment with satisfactory outcomes; however, novel surgical techniques like arthroscopically assisted minimally invasive technique or filling with bone cement are considered as more promising attempts with less trauma and shorter recovery period. Nonetheless, studies with high levels of evidence are guaranteed for developing widely accepted clinical treatment guidelines. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Cadaveric Bilateral Proximal Forearm Allotransplantation
Until, sometime ago, microsurgery meant mainly covering a defect or replanting severed parts back to where they belong. Now, restoration of original function and aesthetic consideration is a must in planning reconstructive procedure. Hand transplant combines hand surgery and microsurgery with complex multidisciplinary care. At the anniversary of our first cadaveric bilateral proximal forearm transplantation done in the country's government institute, we would like to share our experience in performing the surgery, outcomes so far, complications, and lessons learned, to contribute to the growing knowledge of vascularized c...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

A Novel Frameshift Mutation of GLI3 Causes Isolated Postaxial Polydactyly
Conclusions By systematically reviewing the gene-phenotype relationship, we found that GLI3 p.P394fs18x mutation might be specific for isolated postaxial polydactyly. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Anatomical Basis for Lip Reconstruction: The Role of the Modiolus
Conclusions and Relevance Locoregional flaps remain the workhorse for lip reconstruction. This study provides the anatomic basis for the modiolus and its muscular attachments that permit techniques such as the Bernard-Webster flap and the Karapanzic flap to achieve functional lip reconstruction with innervated and denervated tissue. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Optimal Result of One-Stage Secondary Debulking Procedure After Flap Reconstruction of the Ankle
Background Skin and soft tissue defect of the ankle usually mandates flap reconstruction; however, bulky flap and difficulty ambulance have been the major disadvantages after flap reconstruction of this area. We used the concept of full-thickness skin graft as a 1-stage method of secondary debulking procedure to achieve both aesthetic and functional results. Methods Since January of 2004 to June of 2016, 22 one-stage secondary debulking procedures were performed on 22 patients who had received reconstruction with flaps for ankle defects. Nineteen cases were free myocutaneous flaps, 2 cases were free fasciocutaneous fl...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Posterior Tibial Artery Perforator Flaps Carrying Partial Gastrocnemius Muscle for Repair of Soft Tissue Defects With Dead Space in the Ankle and Foot
Conclusions Posterior tibial artery perforator flaps carrying partial gastrocnemius muscle can be an optimal reconstruction method for repairing soft tissue defects with dead space in the ankle and foot. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Diabetic Foot Defects With the Proximal Lateral Leg Perforator Flap
Conclusion The thin, pliable proximal lateral leg perforator flap is an option for the reconstruction of small to moderate diabetic foot defects especially when it is located over the dorsal foot or the ankle. The flap is simple and quick to harvest without sacrificing a major artery. Although it is limited by the short length and the small diameter of the pedicle, for experienced microsurgeons, the success rate is high. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Histological Evidence of Intrinsic Muscle Degeneration in Compression Ulnar Neuropathy
Purpose We investigated the histological characteristics of the tissues in the intrinsic hand muscles of patients with compressive ulnar neuropathy (CUN) to determine how the compromised nerve influences the target muscle. Methods In total, 83 patients underwent surgery for CUN in our institution between March 2015 and August 2017. Of these, 45 patients who met our inclusion/exclusion criteria were initially included in this study. Basic demographic data including age, sex, hand dominance, duration of symptoms, bone mineral density, and clinical stage were evaluated. During the ulnar nerve decompression surgery, a bio...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Autologous Breast Reconstruction With a Delay Procedure of the Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap Because of Venous Congestion of the Flap on Pedicle: A Case Series
The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap is one of the most used free flaps for the reconstruction of the breast after a mastectomy. Despite careful selection of the patients and preoperative imaging, difficulties in vascularization of the flap can occur in some cases. Although multiple vascular connections (bipedicled, turbocharged, or stacked) can be made in selected cases, there can still be venous congestion before the flap is transferred. Between 2016 and 2018, 4 cases in our series of 281 patients experienced such problems. Three of 4 patients had undergone preoperative imaging of the perforators b...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Helical Rim Reconstruction With Chondrocutaneous Hatchet Flap-Z Plasty
Conclusions The chondrocutaneous HFZP method is a simple, single-stage method that uses local tissues without color mismatch. In addition to the method's geometric gain, there is no removal of healthy skin or cartilage, resulting in minimal decreases in the vertical and horizontal diameters of the ear. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Correction of Congenital Telecanthus by Extended Medial Epicanthoplasty With Skin Redraping Method
Conclusions Our results revealed that the skin-redraping medial epicanthoplasty technique could be a better option even in the reconstruction of congenital telecanthus as well as aesthetic plastic surgery. It could correct mild to severe telecanthus and minimize scar formation. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Flexor Tendon Reconstruction: Active Range of Motion After the First Stage of Silicone Rod Insertion
Conclusions Our series documents a very unusual “desirable” event following the first-stage flexor tendon reconstruction. The study also documents the lack of silicone rod–related complications on long-term follow-up. The results may also encourage the use of permanent implants in flexor tendon reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Dorsal Block Splinting of Volar Plate Injuries at Neutral Position
Conclusions Dorsal block splinting at neutral position results in fewer flexion deformities following volar plate injuries of the PIPJ, without resultant hyperextensibility. There are fewer demands on hand therapy. Dorsal block splinting at neutral position may result in better function for patients suffering this injury, with decreased complications and quicker return to daily activities. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Management of Major Burns in 37 Casualties of a Colored Powder Explosion: Experience of the Linkou Burn Center in Taiwan
Conclusions We share our experience in managing 37 major burn patients in a colored powder explosion to improve the holistic care in modern mass burn casualties. Aggressive early debridement and skin grafting reduced hospital stay and costs. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Poland Sequence: Retrospective Analysis of 66 Cases
Conclusions We propose to include the presence of upper extremity involvement in Romanini's TBN classification (TBNS) for optimal management of these patients and use a standard number and profile for image documentation presurgery and postsurgery. We found that in the literature the ratio of men and women with PS was not 2 to 3:1, but 1:1. The most frequent phenotype of PS was T1B1N1S0 (hypoplasia or aplasia of the pectoralis muscles and soft tissue/breast hypoplasia/nipple-areolar complex with dislocation of (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical Site Infection Risk Factor Analysis in Postbariatric Patients Undergoing Body Contouring Surgery: A Nested Case-Control Study
Conclusions Although not required by current guidelines for body-contouring plastic surgery, preoperative antimicrobial prophylaxis in our study demonstrated a significant protective effect against SSIs. Further research may reveal its true contribution to SSI prevention in body-contouring plastic surgery. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Noncompliance in Patient Photograph Management in Plastic Surgery
Conclusions This is the first study to quantify the prevalence of noncompliance with regard to an entire digital photograph management workflow. These findings were consistent with previous studies that reported that younger physicians tend to embrace newer technologies, whereas older attendings are more reluctant. The findings also suggest that HIPAA noncompliance in digital photograph security and management is a significant problem within the plastic surgery community. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

The Gold Standard: It's Time to Shun the Term
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 16, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Publication Rates and Author Characteristics From 3 Plastic Surgery Journals in 2006 and 2016: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: ERRATUM Source Type: research