The Food and Drug Administration Bans Biocell Textured Breast Implants: Lessons for Plastic Surgeons
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 10, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Attitudes of Hand Surgeons and Hand Reconstruction Patients Toward Hand Allotransplantation in Taiwan: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor: Response to Manzano Surroca et al. “Poland Sequence: Retrospective Analysis of 66 Cases.”: Annals of Plastic Surgery: , May 2019
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Abdominal Fascial Repair in Breast Reconstruction and the Risk of Deep Venous Thrombosis: Is There a Link?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Perioperative Homeopathic Arnica and Bromelain: Current Results and Future Directions
Discussion A systematic review of the literature demonstrates the potential for arnica and bromelain to improve perioperative outcomes including edema, ecchymosis, and pain control. Future studies are required to determine safety and efficacy of dosing and interactions with other medications. We hope this article stimulates surgeons to consider using these interventions to improve perioperative outcomes in the context of well-done studies with an objective analysis of results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

The Ideal Male Nipple-Areola Complex: A Critical Review of the Literature and Discussion of Surgical Techniques for Female-to-Male Gender-Confirming Surgery
Conclusions The data are inconclusive about the effects of anatomical measurements on NAC vertical and horizontal position, but areola diameter is reasonably consistent. There are a wide variety of guidelines and algorithms offered for determining these measurements. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Tetramethylpyrazine/Ligustrazine Can Improve the Survival Rate of Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Transplantation
Conclusions Tetramethylpyrazine/ligustrazine can improve the survival rate of ADSC transplantation. The possible mechanisms of it may be that TMP induces the expression of transcription factor associated with fat formation including peroxisome proliferator–activated receptor γ, CCAAT/enhancer-binding protein α, and Alu and then promotes the growth of adipose cell. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

New Insights Into 3-Dimensional Anatomy of the Facial Mimetic Muscles Related to the Nasolabial Fold: An Iodine Staining Technique Based on Micro–Computed Tomography
Conclusions Although the micro-CT had many disadvantages, the micro-CT combined with iodine staining technique enabled the 3D anatomical study of the FMM related to NLF. We imported the 2-dimensional images obtained by micro-CT scanning into Mimics software, successfully reconstructed the FMM related to the NLF, and finally obtained images of complex 3D structures of the FMM related to the NLF. The shapes, positions, and 3D spatial relationships between the FMM related to the NLF were clearly visualized. The novel insights into the 3D anatomy of the FMM related to NLF may help understand the formation of the NLF. Finally...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Application of Multilayer Direct Closure With a Longitudinal Relaxing Incision in Urethrocutaneous Fistula Repair
We describe a multilayer direct closure with a longitudinal relaxing incision in urethrocutaneous fistula repair, avoiding the tension associated with the direct suturing of the surgical skin wound. From March 2015 to January 2018, 46 urethrocutaneous fistulas in 34 patients were repaired at the Hypospadias Center of our hospital. During the operations, after the urethral fistula closure, a longitudinal penile skin incision was created 0.5 to 1.5 cm from the edge of the surgical wound. The penile skin wound was closed, and the longitudinal penile skin incision made during the operation was used as a relaxing incision to re...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Psychological Pathologies and Sexual Orientation in Transgender Women Undergoing Gender Confirming Treatment
Conclusions Gender confirming treatment with the combined technique is an important part of a multi-structured treatment of transgenders and does have effects on psychological well-being. It seems to decrease psychopathologies and implicates several ameliorations for transgender women. Findings need to be verified in prospective studies including preoperative evaluations. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Neurolysis of the Dorsal Nerve to the Penis to Restore Function After Trauma
Conclusion Neurolysis of the dorsal nerve to the penis at the inferior pubic ramus canal can be successful in relieving pain, and restoring sensation and erectile function in men who sustained an injury along the inferior pubic ramus. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

The Price of Aesthetics After Nipple-Sparring Mastectomy: A Cost-Minimization Analysis of Skin Banking With Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap
Conclusions Skin banking maximizes aesthetic outcomes after skin loss from either positive margins or skin flap necrosis. Use of this technique should occur especially in select patients at increased risk of mastectomy skin flap/nipple-areola complex (NAC) necrosis and/or suspicion for occult NAC carcinoma. Furthermore, among reconstructive plastic surgeons whose rate of mastectomy flap/NAC necrosis>10 cm2 exceeds 25.3%, sensitive analysis favors undergoing a staged reconstruction after NSM. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Extensive Microsurgical Reconstruction of Chest Wall Defects for Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: A 10-Year Single-Unit Experience
Conclusion Wide resection and microvascular free tissue transfer is oncologically safe in LABC with huge tumors and provides versatile solutions for the reconstruction of extensive chest wall defects. With favorable long-term survival and cosmetic outcomes, surgical resection of LABC combined with flap reconstruction may offer a practical approach in difficult and complicated cases. Implications for Practice In this retrospective review, it was demonstrated that wide resection followed by distinct chest wall reconstructive free flaps transfer is oncologically safe in LABC with huge tumors and provides useful solutions...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Long Term Follow-up of Intralesional Laser Photocoagulation for Head and Neck Lymphatic Malformations Using Neodymium-Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet Laser
Conclusions Throughout the course of our long-term study, ILP using an Nd:YAG laser is an effective treatment modality for lymphatic malformations. Complications can be avoided if the potential for harm is kept in mind. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Gliding Tissue Reconstruction Using a Dorsal Digital Adipofascial Flap in Complex Extensor Injury
This study aimed to determine the usefulness of a gliding tissue reconstruction method by comparing postoperative range of motion between patients who underwent gliding tissue reconstruction and those who did not. Methods Medical records of patients with complex extensor tendon injury who underwent extensor repair between April 2005 and March 2018 were retrospectively analyzed. Ten patients underwent extensor repair with gliding tissue reconstruction using a dorsal digital adipofascial flap and 13 underwent only extensor repair. A triangular flap was separated after zig-zag incision to expose the injured extensor tendon...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Concepts in Early Reconstruction of the Burned Hand
Conclusions Reconstruction of the burned hand may require a broad armamentarium of surgical techniques with different levels of complexity, versatility, and applicability. Excellent results can be achieved with the right procedure for the right patient. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

The American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program Incompletely Captures Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Complications
Conclusions Databases built on partial sampling, such as the NSQIP, may be useful for demographic analyses, but fall short of providing data for complications after IBR, such as infections and wound dehiscence. These results highlight the utility and importance of complete databases. National comparisons of clinical outcomes for IBR should be interpreted with caution when using partial databases. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Prepectoral Versus Subpectoral Direct to Implant Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Conclusions When compared with the subpectoral DTI approach, prepectoral DTI breast reconstruction grants favorable complication rates and improved esthetic outcomes. Prepectoral DTI breast reconstruction is a safe modality that should be considered in any patient who is a candidate for immediate breast reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Atypical Mycobacterial Infections After Plastic Surgery Procedures Abroad: A Multidisciplinary Algorithm for Diagnosis and Treatment
Conclusions M. abscessus cutaneous infections present with unique history and physical examination findings and often require complex diagnostic workups and treatment plans. Increased provider awareness of the management and potential complications of M. abscessus is crucial to the improvement patient outcomes, as is a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates primary care providers, pathologists, plastic surgeons, and infectious disease specialists. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

A Cross-sectional Analysis of Insurance Coverage of Extremity Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
Conclusions We propose a comprehensive list of reporting recommendations to help optimize authorization of extremity contouring in the postbariatric population. There is great intercompany variation in preapproval criteria for brachioplasty and thighplasty, illustrating an absence of established recommendations or guidelines. High-level evidence and investigations are needed to ascertain validity of the limited coverage criteria in current use. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Sleep Deprivation Studies and Their Culture of Overstatement
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

US Food and Drug Administration and Plastic Surgeons: The Historical Perspective of a Successful Collaboration to Protect Breast Surgery Patients
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Mercedes Flap With Modified “V-Y” Releasing Incisions for Scalp Defects
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor Following “Optimal Reconstruction Method for Large Radionecrosis Following Breast Cancer Treatment” by Ha et al, Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2018
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Advancements in Reconstructive Surgery Broaden Opportunities for Salvage of the Injured Lower Extremity
We present a review of the major advancements in reconstructive surgery for salvage of the traumatic lower extremity. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Clinical Anatomy of Submental Intubation: A Review of the Indications, Technique, and a Modified Approach
Since its original description in 1986 by Hernandez, submental intubation has been used in a wide variety of craniomaxillofacial cases as a way to satisfy both surgeon and anesthesiologist to provide access to necessary surgical sites and airway protection. Many modifications to the original technique have been described. There has been a paucity of plastic surgery literature over the last 10 years that have reviewed the anatomy, technique, and complications. In this article, the authors review the pertinent anatomy related to this method of intubation. A cadaver was used to enhance visualization of important structures an...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Evaluating Current Scar Assessment Methods
Current scar surveys have included many questions to evaluate the physical characteristics of scars, with some expanding to include physical implications and patient opinions. This review provides an analysis of frequently used scar assessment methods to date and highlights potential areas for improvement. We build the case that a new assessment tool is necessary, specifically one that centers on psychosocial consequences of scars that influence patient decision making for treatment, allowing physicians to individualize treatment conversations with patients. We postulate that survey techniques used in consumer product mark...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Effects of Fibroblast Growth Factor-2 Combined With a Collagen/Gelatin Sponge for Adipogenesis in the Mouse Subcutis
Conclusion This study presents a promising method to enhance adipogenic effects in the murine subcutis using CGS combined with FGF-2, representing a potential technique for soft tissue reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

The Effect of Astaxanthin on Random Pattern Skin Flaps
Background Skin flaps are the first-line treatment modality for skin defect reconstruction. With the increased importance and use of flap surgery, a growing number of studies have investigated the ways for the prevention of ischemia-reperfusion injury. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of astaxanthin, which is an antioxidant molecule from the xanthophyll family, on the survival of random pattern skin flaps. Methods Thirty-two Sprague-Dawley rats with a caudally based random pattern skin flap (3 × 9 cm) were divided into 4 groups: group A (astaxanthin orally 1 mg/kg per day), group B (astaxanthi...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Circumferential Negative Intermittent Pressure to the Midarm Does Not Impair Digital O2 Saturation: A Randomized Controlled Study
Conclusions Circumferential negative intermittent pressure of 125 mm Hg applied to the midarm of healthy volunteers for 9 hours does not adversely affect digital SpO2. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Sex Disparity in Academic Rank and Industry Payments to Plastic Surgeons
This article seeks to quantify industry payments to academic plastic surgeons (APSs) by sex and examine the relationship between funding and academic achievement. Methods We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of industry payments disbursed to APSs in 2017. Faculty were identified using departmental listings of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education plastic surgery residency programs. Payments were identified via the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services open payment database. Academic achievement was assessed using rank (eg, assistant professor), leadership designation (eg, division head), and Scopus...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Immediate Reconstruction After Colorectal Cancer Resection: A Cohort Analysis Through the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and Outcomes Review
Conclusion Anorectal cancer resection often necessitates reconstruction secondary to postexenteration perineal defects. The incidence of postoperative complications is relatively high, and several risk factors are identified to help refine patient optimization. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Comparative Study of 2 Different Innervation Techniques in Facial Reanimation: Cross-face Nerve Graft–Innervated Versus Double-Innervated Free Gracilis Muscle Transfer
In this study, we compared CFNG- and double-innervated free gracilis muscle transfer (FGMT) for facial palsy reconstruction. A total of 49 patients with facial palsy who underwent facial reanimation surgery from August 2013 to January 2017 were enrolled. The CFNG group (18 patients) underwent 2-stage CFNG innervation, whereas the double-innervated FGMT group (31 patients) underwent dual coaptation with end-to-end masseter nerve and end-to-side CFNG. The FACEgram software was used for evaluating smile excursion, symmetry index, spontaneous smile occurrence, Terzis' score including palsy pathogenesis, and clinical progress....
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Virtual Surgical Planning for Successful Second-Stage Mandibular Defect Reconstruction Using Vascularized Iliac Crest Bone Flap: A Valid and Reliable Method
Conclusion Well-designed splints can assist in precise mandibular reconstruction with high efficiency and accuracy, and thus are a reliable method for complicated second-stage mandibular reconstruction. However, to achieve a better outcome, a satisfactory design is required to adapt the complicated and varied defect. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Evaluation of Neurotized Hypothenar Free Perforator Flaps Used for Fingertip Reconstruction
Conclusions Hypothenar free perforator flaps, with incorporation of neural repair, give promising results for reconstruction of the fingertip. In addition to superior sensorial outcomes, HFPFs yield satisfying results from aesthetic and functional perspectives. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Scalp Avulsion Injuries and Replantation: Is Deep Temporal Artery an Alternate Option?
Scalp avulsion injuries are usually attributed to entrapment of long hair or clothing in agricultural or industrial machinery or traffic accidents. Though rare, these injuries may be dangerous, and resulting cosmetic defect and alopecia lead to social stigma and poor self-esteem. Early intervention in the form of microvascular repair and replantation prevent morbidity and improve outcome. In this case series, we have discussed 3 cases of scalp replantation, 2 complete and 1 partial. Immediate microvascular reconstruction was planned in each case. Single surgical team approach was followed, vessels were identified and opera...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Assessment of Clinical and Histological Changes in the Skin Paddle of Pectoralis Major Myocutaneous Flap in Intraoral Reconstruction: A Prospective Cohort Study
Conclusions Although the intraorally transferred flaps demonstrate a morphological appearance similar to oral mucosa, there is a histological preservation of skin elements and architecture. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Upper Lip Fat Grafting Using the Anatomical Subunit and Fat Compartment Principles Improves Lip Cant and Symmetry in Patients With Unilateral Upper Lip Asymmetries
Background Fat grafting is a widely adopted method for reconstructing upper lip asymmetries. However, most surgical techniques are difficult to reproduce, and none follow anatomical principles. Objectives The aim of this study was to assess the clinical outcomes of upper lip contour asymmetry and lip cant correction by anatomical upper lip fat grafting using the subunit and fat compartment principles. Methods A prospective analysis was conducted of 113 consecutive patients who underwent anatomical upper lip fat grafting using the subunit and fat compartment principles for the management of lip cant and/or upper lip...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Suture Suspensionplasty Using Abductor Pollicis Longus and Flexor Carpi Radialis for Advanced Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis
Conclusions Our suture suspensionplasty technique has several advantages including minimal invasive approach, short operative time, cost-effectiveness, and early mobilization. We suggest that it can be used as an effective, alternative stabilization method after a complete trapeziectomy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Ultrasonographic Features of Trigger Finger in Patients With Hyperuricemia
Conclusions Thickness of A1 pulley, cross-sectional area of the flexor tendon, and flexor tendon with synovium were significantly larger in trigger finger without hyperuricemia group. These findings were not evident in trigger finger with hyperuricemia group. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Triangular Fossa Graft for Philtral Reconstruction After Facial Burns: A 34-Year Experience
Conclusions A triangular fossa composite graft restores and preserves the philtral dimple and corrects the obvious visible deformity of a featureless upper lip. Addition of tissue loosens the lip transversely, and the cartilage component provides a consistent and predictable upper lip position. This results in improved projection, a concave shape to the upper lip, and a better relationship with the lower lip. Restoration of this anatomic landmark creates a more normal-appearing upper lip and helps to minimize the negative impact of other abnormalities in this vitally important area. The overall improvement in total facia...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Acellular Dermal Matrix–sparing Direct-to-implant Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction: A Comparative Study Including Cost Analysis
Conclusion Prepectoral implant placement avoids many of the disadvantages of the traditional 2 stage subpectoral reconstruction, including pectoralis muscle dissection, animation deformity, and multiple surgeries. As the first comparative cost analysis study on the subject, our ADM-sparing direct-to-implant prepectoral reconstruction method costs 25% less than the traditional 2-stage subpectoral reconstruction with a comparable complication profile. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Posttraumatic Augmentation Rhinoplasty Using an Osseocartilaginous Cantilever Graft
Conclusions Anatomic reconstruction of the nasal dorsum and refining the nasal tip using an osseocartilaginous rib graft with the cantilever technique are effective in acute nasal trauma patients who wish to enhance their nasal profile in the primary treatment setting. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

The Multifactorial Contribution of Publications in Plastic Surgery Journals in Microsurgery Education
Conclusion There is an upward trend in the number of publications and plastic surgery journals, demonstrating a remarkable contribution to microsurgery training. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Sir Harold Delf Gillies—The Surgeon Artist
Harold Gillies, a plastic surgeon who created the discipline of plastic surgery and trained hundreds of young surgeons, was foremost an artist. In a short historical perspective, we illustrate this facet of the Gillies' life through a friendship with the British ecologist William Sladen and a painting that Gillies drew during their encounters. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Creating Competent Plastic Surgeons: The Role of Surgical Simulation
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Author's Response to Correspondence on Article: "Nonshaven Follicular Unit Extraction: Personal Experience"
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Comment on: "Nonshaven Follicular Unit Extraction: Personal Experience"
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Virtual Surgical Planning for Mandibular Reconstruction With the Fibula Free Flap: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
This study examines the literature and tests the hypothesis that VSP improves operative efficiency, clinical outcomes, and accuracy when compared with traditional techniques. Methods A systematic review was performed to identify articles utilizing VSP and traditional techniques for FFF-based mandibular reconstruction. Two reviewers independently assessed all articles for methodological quality using a validated instrument (weighted Cohen κ for interrater reliability = 0.70). Outcomes included operative time, length of stay, complications, and accuracy. Meta-analytic comparisons were performed using data from compa...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Paper Source Type: research

Noncontrast Magnetic Resonance Lymphangiography in a Rare Case of Everolimus-Related Lymphedema
We report the case of a 58-year-old man with a history of end-stage renal disease of unknown etiology who had undergone right renal transplantation 11 years before. After the transplant, the patient soon developed bilateral progressive swelling involving feet and legs. The symptoms of the left limb improved markedly after discontinuing everolimus. This condition has been classified as everolimus-induced lymphedema. The patient was referred to our department for the execution of a noncontrast magnetic resonance lymphangiography, that is, a noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging technique that has recently proposed for the s...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - December 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research