The Use of Expanded Polytetrafluoroethylene in Short Nose Elongation: Fourteen Years of Clinical Experience
Conclusions Nasal elongation using ePTFE implantation is a feasible therapeutic approach for patients with short noses. Reliable outcomes and the absence of donor site morbidity contribute to the high patient acceptance. Meticulous surgical technique and careful patient selection are prerequisites for successful results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Correction of Tuberous Nipple Areolar Complex Deformity in Gynecomastia: The Deformity That Can Get Forgotten
This article concentrates on the tuberous deformity of the nipple areolar complex (NAC) that can present in gynecomastia and is sometimes overlooked at surgical correction. This deformity can be corrected at primary surgery if it is recognized preoperatively. If missed, or not adequately corrected, the postoperative result of primary reduction may be deemed incomplete by the patient and they will request revision. The deformity involves overprojection of the NAC in an anteroposterior direction, yet the base diameter may be close to normal. Correction involves reduction of the herniated breast bud, excision of excess areo...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Patient Comorbidities
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - June 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Discussion: Predictors of Complications After Pectoralis Major Transposition for Sternum Dehiscence
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Complications and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Male-to-Female Vaginoplasty—Where We Are Today: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusions Multiple surgical techniques have demonstrated safe and reliable means of MtF vaginoplasty with low overall complication rates and with a significant improvement in the patient's quality of life. Studies using different techniques in a similar population and standardized patient-reported outcomes are required to further analyze outcomes among the different procedures and to establish best-practice guidelines. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Masculinizing Top Surgery: A Systematic Review of Techniques and Outcomes
Background Chest wall masculinization by means of mastectomy is an important gender affirming surgery for transmasculine and non-binary patients. Limited data exist comparing commonly used techniques in masculinizing top surgery, and most are single institution studies. Methods A systematic review was performed on primary literature dedicated specifically to the technical aspects and outcomes of mastectomy for masculinizing top surgery. For each study, patient demographics and surgical outcomes were compared. Results Eight studies met inclusion criteria. There were 2138 breasts with an average patient age of 28.6 y...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Extracorporeal Perfusion in Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: Current Concepts and Future Prospects
Severe injuries of the face and limbs remain a major challenge in today's reconstructive surgery. Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has emerged as a promising approach to restore these defects. Yet, there are major obstacles preventing VCA from broad clinical application. Two key restrictions are (1) the graft's limited possible ischemia time, keeping the potential donor radius extremely small, and (2) the graft's immunogenicity, making extensive lifelong monitoring and immunosuppressive treatment mandatory. Machine perfusion systems have demonstrated clinical success addressing these issues in solid organ t...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Transcatheter Arterial Embolization in the Treatment of Maxillofacial Fractures With Life-Threatening Hemorrhage
Conclusions Cases of MFH are rare, but they are associated with a high mortality. Transcatheter arterial embolization use appears to lead to successful outcomes in such cases. Further studies are required to confirm the efficacy of TAE and evaluate its indications and complications. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Opinions on Authorship: A Survey of Plastic Surgery Residents and Fellows
Conclusions Plastic surgery trainees do not seem to be familiar with guidelines regarding authorship justifying contributions. It is important to raise awareness regarding criteria that warrant authorship and to educate our residents and fellows in matters of appropriate scholarly conduct because nothing short of the credibility of our scientific endeavors is otherwise in question. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Classification and Treatment of the Adult Buried Penis
In contrast to the concealed penis found in children, the adult buried penis (BP) is associated with obesity or found in patients after massive weight loss. Bariatric patients present with enormous prepubic fat masses into which the penile shaft retracts. As a consequence, urinating problems occur with wetting of the adjacent tissue. Many BP patients are circumcised with recurrence and worsening of the symptoms. In postbariatric patients, the penis is not engulfed into the prepubic tissue. In contrast to highly obese patients, the BP is covered underneath the cutaneous apron. Although all conditions are called BP, it is co...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Repeated Use of Gluteal Fold Flaps for Post–Oncologic Vulvoperineal Reconstruction
Conclusions We showed the feasibility of successful reuse of subcutaneous pedicled or perforator-based gluteal fold flaps for repeated vulvoperineal reconstruction, both in nonirradiated and irradiated women. This concept of reuse of the gluteal fold flap is useful for recurring (pre)malignant vulvoperineal defects, and reconstructive surgeons and patients may benefit from this potential option. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Fate of Denervated Skeletal Muscle After Microvascular Flap Transfer
Conclusions We demonstrated that muscle free flap without reinnervation eventually converts into adipose tissue regardless of spontaneous reinnervation during muscle regeneration. The long-term findings of the present study will be valuable for muscle flap selection and prognosis. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Immediate Breast Reconstruction With a Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap: A Study of Patient Satisfaction
Conclusions Immediate breast reconstruction using a deep inferior epigastric perforator free flap after nipple-sparing mastectomies met with a high rate of general satisfaction among patients and resulted in a low rate of nipple-areola complex necrosis. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Utilization of Microdissected Thin Perforator Flap Technique in the Treatment of Bulky and Deformed Skin Flaps
Conclusions The utilization of microdissected thin perforator flap technique to further thin bulky skin flaps at the second stage can be effective in a single operation. The blood supply of all free flaps was preserved, with no evidence of necrosis or healing complications. This technique offers an effective approach for secondary thinning of bulky free flaps. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Modified 2-Stage Method for Auricular Reconstruction
Conclusions This modified 2-stage method for auricle reconstruction can receive acceptable results and fewer complications; furthermore, it is relatively simple and easy to master. The 10-year experience validates that this modified method is an ideal method in auricular reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Risk Factors of Vasopressor-Induced Symmetrical Peripheral Gangrene
Conclusions Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is a rare clinical syndrome related with a high mortality and up to 70% of patients who survive require amputation. Several studies have mentioned that there are several factors affecting the result of SPG. Few studies on SPG have been reported and most of them are case reports. In this study, we revealed the influence of vasopressors to the occurrence of SPG, and this was the first matched case-control study based on the analysis of multiple risk factors. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Skin Graft Fixation Using Hydrofiber (Aquacel® Extra)
Conclusions The use of hydrofiber for skin graft fixation was effective and technically very simple. Splints were not required with this method, decreasing the medical waste created and increasing patient comfort. We suggest that this is an excellent alternative for skin graft fixation while at the same time decreasing our carbon footprint as surgeons. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Design of Mini Latissimus Dorsi Flap Based on Thoracodorsal Vascular Patterns
Conclusion The classically described pattern of TD pedicle (type 5) was found in 20% of cases, whereas the most commonly found pattern was type 1. This means that the pattern of TD branching is unpredictable, and a preoperative ultrasound is essential to define the existing pattern and plan the best LD flap design for each patient. In types 1 and 5, the flap can be designed using the transverse medial branch or branches. In type 2, one of the lateral transverse branches can be used. In types 3, 4, and 5, the long descending vertical branch can be used. It has a sizeable diameter (1.80.23 mm), length (12.31.64 cm), and ca...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes Analysis of Chief Cosmetic Clinic Over 13 Years
Conclusions Chief resident clinics can provide results with acceptable complication and revision rates that fall within the acceptable ranges in the literature. In addition, it provides a valuable experience that leaves residents with high comfort levels in performing key procedures in aesthetic surgery. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Course Review: AOTrauma—Hand Fixation for Surgeons
Hand trauma forms an important part of plastic surgery and orthopedic training curricula. Although numerous practical hand trauma courses exist, there is always difficulty in achieving the right balance between educational content and practical workshops. AOTrauma—Hand Fixation for Surgeons is a 2.5-day course for plastic surgery and orthopedic trainees that aims to instill the principles of hand fracture fixation and soft tissue coverage through self-directed learning, lectures, small group discussion, and dry bone practical workshops. This course with international faculty and delegates is held in Leeds, United Kin...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

Course Review: Birmingham and Coventry Hand and Forearm Cadaveric Dissection Course
Hand surgery constitutes an important part of plastic surgery and orthopedic training curricula. Although the value of simulation-based training is being increasingly recognized, attendance at such courses may be limited owing to cost, availability, and non–learner-centered schedules. The Birmingham and Coventry hand and forearm cadaveric dissection course is a 1-day course with a loose agenda that offers an inexpensive and learner-centered approach toward surgical access, dissection, and soft tissue coverage in the upper limb. This course is held in Coventry, United Kingdom, at a cost of £165 ($220 US dollars...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

Book Review: New Concepts on Abdominoplasty and Further Applications
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

Can Covey's 7 Habits Produce a Highly Effective Plastic Surgeon?
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - May 15, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Versus 3-Dimensional Laser Scanning for Breast Volume Assessment After Breast Reconstruction
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Defining Infection in Breast Reconstruction: A Literature Review
Conclusions Currently, there is no consensus on the definition of infection after implant-based IBR. We propose that the definition should include the administration of antibiotics beyond the surgeon's standard perioperative period with or without the presence of localized clinical signs of infection (erythema, pain, increased temperature, etc). A universal definition of postoperative infection after implant-based IBR that accurately captures the incidence of infection will allow better comparisons between future studies. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Management of the Cleft Nasal Tip: An Overview of Classic Techniques and Strategies
The challenges of cleft reconstruction have been present for centuries. However, understanding of the cleft nasal tip and the evolution of techniques decidedly began in the 20th century and refinement continues into the present day. Although a multitude of technical descriptions and case series have been published, a compendium of seminal techniques, which have shaped modern thought, has not been compiled in the literature. In this review, we discuss the anatomical disturbances in the cleft nasal tip anomaly, the timing and strategy of tip correction, and the major classic techniques for management of the cleft nasal tip. ...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Experimental Study on Effects of Adipose-Derived Stem Cell–Seeded Silk Fibroin Chitosan Film on Wound Healing of a Diabetic Rat Model
Conclusions Our analyses clearly suggested that it is feasible and effective to enhance wound healing in a diabetic rat model with ADSC-seeded SF/CS film. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Preventive Effect of Synthetic Tryptophan Metabolite on Silicone Breast Implant–Induced Capsule Formation
Background In the field of plastic surgery, capsular contracture after silicone breast implant surgery is a major clinical problem. This experimental study confirms that the synthetic tryptophan metabolite N-(3′,4′-dimethoxycinnamonyl) anthranilic acid (Tranilast) reduces capsule formation and prevents capsular contracture. Methods Eighteen New Zealand white rabbits were divided into 2 groups. In the experimental group, implants were inserted into each rabbit, and oral synthetic tryptophan metabolite was administered daily at a dose of 5 mg/kg in 10 mL of saline. In the control group, rabbits received impl...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Venous Thromboembolism Incidence After Craniofacial Surgery
This study addresses the first two. Design Retrospective cross-sectional study. Methods Discharge data from 64,170 patients undergoing CFS between 2008 and 2013 extracted from the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Nationwide Inpatient Sample were analyzed. The outcome measures extracted were: deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, demographic data, common comorbidities, length of stay, total cost, and discharge outcome. Results Diagnoses of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, collectively classified as VTE, were observed in 355 (0.55%) of 64,170 patients discharged after CFS. Other surgeries e...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Rank and Research: The Correlation Between Integrated Plastic Surgery Program Reputation and Academic Productivity
Conclusions Academic reputation of integrated plastic surgery residency programs is correlated with the scholarly activity of full-time faculty. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Interperforator Flow Pattern and Clinical Application of Distal Extended Peroneal Artery Perforator Flaps
Conclusions Distally based extended peroneal artery perforator flaps appear reliable for repairing wounds located on or around the ankle and front foot. However, whether the middle perforator or peroneal artery should be used depends on the condition of the anastomosis between direct linking vessels and the distal perforator. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Duplex Ultrasonography-Assisted Freestyle Pedicled Perforator Flaps for the Repair of Myelomeningocele Defects
Conclusions Freestyle pedicled perforator flaps combined with duplex ultrasonography delineates perforator anatomy and obviates the need for tiny perforator dissection during myelomeningocele reconstruction, achieving reliable closure with excellent long-term results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

V-Y Lengthening Technique of the Flexor-Pronator Mass for Anterior Submuscular Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve in Severe Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study
Conclusions In McGowan grade III severe CTS, anterior submuscular transposition of the ulnar nerve using a flexor-pronator V-Y lengthening technique leads to satisfactory outcomes. Longer symptom duration is associated with poorer results, and the outcome is not correlated with age. Therefore, active surgical treatment should be considered regardless of age before severe disease occurs. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Isolated Compression of the Ulnar Nerve Motor Branch: A Case Series With 3 Unique Etiologies
Discussion Patients presenting with complaints of weakness with a positive Froment and Egawa signs but a negative Wartenberg sign and no sensory complaints can be a diagnostic dilemma. Compression of the ulnar nerve motor branch must be considered, and here we present 3 unique cases. Activity modification in those presenting early may be curative, although many ultimately require surgery. In the cases presented here, all patients experienced full resolution of their symptoms by 1 year after surgery. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Long-Segment Tracheal Reconstruction With Free Radial Forearm Flap Reinforced by Rib Cartilage
We report here two cases of complex tracheal reconstruction with a modification of this technique, which consists of the creation of two independent skin paddles to allow the reconstruction of the trachea and a second adjacent defect (eg, cervical skin, esophagus). Airway patency was achieved with no stenosis, prolonged stenting, fistula, or necrosis after 26 and 44 months, respectively. We suggest that the satisfactory outcome obtained with this modified technique is a valuable option for tracheal and adjacent defect reconstruction without the need for a second flap. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of an Alar Transfixion Suture for the Correction of a Vestibular Web and Alar-Facial Groove: A Photogrammetric Analysis
Conclusions The alar transfixion suture procedure is not effective for correcting a vestibular web and alar-facial groove. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Upper Extremity Injuries Seen at a Level 1 Trauma Center: Does Insurance Status Matter?
Background Hand and upper extremity injuries are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States, making up 10% of all emergency department visits. The purpose of this study was to determine if there are any demographic differences between patients presenting primarily to our emergency department for upper extremity injuries versus those transferred from outside hospitals for the same diagnoses. Methods A retrospective review of our hand trauma database was performed between 2011 and 2014. All patients within this period with International Classification of Disease 9 codes consistent with upper extremity inju...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Analysis of Operative Techniques of Fractures of the First Metacarpal Base
Conclusions The determined data of the operated extra-articular and intra-articular first metacarpal base fractures revealed approximately equal results for patient outcome, postoperative x-ray results, and time of radiation exposure during the operation. After analyzing the operation time of epibasal and Bennett fractures, we can recommend that the K-wire fixation is superior to the plate and/or screw osteosynthesis as a treatment, because of the associated benefits of keeping costs low without harming the patient in the long term. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Autologous Breast Reconstruction Using a Tensor Fascia Lata/Anterior Lateral Thigh–Freestyle Flap After Extensive Electric Burn: A Case Report
Conclusions Autologous breast reconstruction is a valuable option for patients after severe burn injury. However, microsurgical expertise and an individualized and flexible surgical strategy are required for optimal reconstructive results. Computed tomography angiography is helpful for preoperative planning of the procedure. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Complex Intraoral Reconstruction Using a Single Free Anterolateral Thigh Flap and Supermicrosurgery After Corrosive Ingestion in a 14-Month-Old Child
Oral chemical burn injuries induce more damage to the underlying tissues with extensive scarring. It is very well known that alkali causes severe liquefaction necrosis and injury to the deeper tissues. Pediatric facial burns must be managed thoroughly and always require complex reconstruction, which is a challenging process. So, any reconstructive surgeon must be aware of all the deformities that may have significant functional and aesthetic impact on the burn survivors especially children. Few medical studies addressed pediatric microsurgical reconstruction for oral burn injuries induced by chemical materials. Anterolater...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Reducing Infection Rates in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: Impact of an Evidence-based Protocol
Conclusions Our evidence-based protocol was associated with a significant decline in infection rates among implant-based breast reconstruction patients and was particularly effective for gram-positive infections. We will continue to use this protocol in our practice and will consider future directions for addressing gram-negative infections as well. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

The P1 Method: Prepectoral Breast Reconstruction to Minimize the Palpable Implant Edge and Upper Pole Rippling
Conclusions As prepectoral prosthetic-based breast reconstruction becomes more popular, architectural adaptations will be made to improve surgical and patient-centered outcomes. The P1 Method is effective in improving the superomedial contour in thin patients, minimizes upper pole rippling, and provides greater overall implant support. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Does 2-Stage Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction Allow for a Larger Volume of the Definite Implant Compared With 1-Stage Reconstruction?
Introduction Breast reconstruction using implants is still the main breast reconstruction technique worldwide. Current debate within implant-based breast reconstruction is whether to perform a 1-stage (direct implant) or 2-stage (tissue expander/implant) reconstruction. Volume differences between a woman's native breast and changes in volume after breast reconstruction might be an important factor for a patient's choice between these types of reconstruction. Three-dimensional imaging facilitates objective breast volume estimates. The goal of this study was to investigate differences between the patient's natural breast a...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Secondary Mastopexy After Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Staged Subcutaneous Expander/Implant Reconstruction
Conclusions Secondary mastopexy after 2-stage subcutaneous expander/implant breast reconstruction is uncommon, but if needed, it may be safely performed to correct ptosis and improve breast shape, symmetry, and function. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Ketorolac and Hematoma Incidence in Postmastectomy Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction
Conclusions Review of our breast reconstruction database did not find a trend toward an elevated incidence of hematoma associated with intraoperative Toradol use in implant-based postmastectomy reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Comparative Outcomes in Functional Rhinoplasty With Open vs Endonasal Spreader Graft Placement
This study aimed to determine whether an endonasal spreader graft placement leads to equivalent postoperative outcomes using a standardized nasal obstruction symptom score and whether there is a significant difference in operative time between the 2 approaches. Design A retrospective review of functional rhinoplasties by a single facial plastic surgeon over a 2-year period was conducted. Setting Facial plastic surgery practice at a tertiary academic medical center. Participants Fifty patients with a single surgeon over a 22-month period with a minimum of 1-year follow-up were included in the study. Age, sex, and p...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Book Review: Operative Management of Vascular Anomalies
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Text and Context Source Type: research

A 1-Point Plan to Eliminate Breast Implant–Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - April 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Modified Subcutaneous Buried Horizontal Mattress Suture Compared With Vertical Buried Mattress Suture: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Errata Source Type: research

Optimizing Radiotherapy for Keloids
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - March 9, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letter and Commentary Source Type: research