Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma in an Asian patient: The first case report from Thailand.
Authors: Thienpaitoon P, Disphanurat W, Warnnissorn N Abstract Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) has received increasing interest among plastic surgeons as a long-term complication of breast augmentation. Although the prognosis is usually good, mortality is a possible outcome. Most of the cases reported in the past two decades have been from the United States, Europe, and Australia, whereas cases of BIA-ALCL in Asia remain rare. Herein, we describe the first known case of BIA-ALCL in Thailand, in which a 32-year-old woman developed BIA-ALCL 3 years after breast augmentation using t...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Academic exchange in the COVID-19 era.
Authors: Kim YH PMID: 32718104 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Strategies of upper blepharoplasty in aging patients with involutional ptosis.
Authors: Lee TY, Shin YH, Lee JG Abstract In many aging individuals, dermatochalasis and involutional ptosis appear together. Therefore, for functional and aesthetic purposes, ptosis correction and upper blepharoplasty are performed together. The aim of this article is to investigate factors that should be considered in order to achieve good results when simultaneously performing involutional ptosis correction and upper blepharoplasty in aging patients. Involutional ptosis is usually corrected through aponeurosis advancement in mild cases. In moderate or severe ptosis, the Muller muscle and aponeurosis are used tog...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Hyaluronidase: An overview of its properties, applications, and side effects.
Authors: Jung H Abstract Hyaluronidase, an enzyme that breaks down hyaluronic acid, has long been used to increase the absorption of drugs into tissue and to reduce tissue damage in cases of extravasation of a drug. With the increasing popularity of hyaluronic acid filler, hyaluronidase has become an essential drug for the correction of complications and unsatisfactory results after filler injection. For this reason, when performing procedures using hyaluronic acid filler, a sufficient knowledge of hyaluronidase is required. In order for hyaluronidase to dissolve a hyaluronic acid filler, it must interact with its ...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Basic rheology of dermal filler.
Authors: Choi MS Abstract Dermal injectables are the most popular material for facial enhancement, including volumizing and wrinkle correction. However, although hyaluronic acid is the most common component of dermal injectables, the character of hyaluronic acid products is quite variable. These materials can be described in terms of their viscoelastic properties using four parameters. In this article, the author would like to describe these properties in detail. Although many physicians consider this material to be convoluted, thoroughly understanding the characteristics of various injectables enables us to tailor...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Use of magnetic resonance imaging for evaluation of therapeutic response in breast cancer-related lymphedema: A systematic review.
Authors: Forte AJ, Boczar D, Kassis S, Huayllani MT, McLaughlin SA Abstract Breast cancer treatment-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a common comorbidity in breast cancer survivors. Although magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is widely used to evaluate therapeutic response of patients with various medical conditions, it is not routinely used to evaluate lymphedema patients. We conducted a systematic review of the literature to identify studies on the use of MRI to evaluate therapy for BCRL. We hypothesized that MRI could provide information otherwise not possible through other examinations. On October 21, 2019, we conduc...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Validation of the optimal scaffold pore size of nasal implants using the 3-dimensional culture technique.
CONCLUSIONS: Experiments using disc-type PCL scaffolds showed (via both morphologic and quantitative analysis) that chondrocytes and fibroblasts proliferated most extensively at the 400-µm pore size in 56 days of culture. PMID: 32718109 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Correction of microtia with constriction features using a superficial temporal fascial flap combined with a rib cartilage graft.
CONCLUSIONS: Our technique provides a good alternative method for the reconstruction of moderate constricted upper helix ear deformities in patients who meet the surgical indications with satisfactory outcomes and few complications. PMID: 32718110 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Does surgical procedure type impact postoperative pain and recovery in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap breast reconstruction?
Authors: Azizi AA, Mohan AT, Tomouk T, Brickley EB, Malata CM Abstract BACKGROUND: The deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap is the commonest flap used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. It is performed as a unilateral (based on one [unipedicled] or two [bipedicled] vascular pedicles) or bilateral procedure following unilateral or bilateral mastectomies. No previous studies have comprehensively analyzed analgesia requirements and hospital stay of these three forms of surgical reconstruction. METHODS: A 7-year retrospective cohort study (2008-2015) of a single-surgeon's DIEP-patients wa...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of the second and third intercostal spaces regarding the use of internal mammary vessels as recipient vessels in DIEP flap breast reconstruction: An anatomical and clinical study.
Authors: Seong IH, Woo KJ Abstract BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to compare the anatomical features of the internal mammary vessels (IMVs) at the second and third intercostal spaces (ICSs) with regard to their use as recipient vessels in deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: A total of 38 consecutive DIEP breast reconstructions in 36 patients were performed using IMVs as recipient vessels between March 2017 and August 2018. The intraoperative findings and postoperative complications were analyzed. Anatomical analyses were performed using intraoperativ...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Hinged multiperforator-based extended dorsalis pedis adipofascial flap for dorsal foot defects.
CONCLUSIONS: The hinged multiperforator-based extended dorsalis pedis adipofascial flap described herein is a suitable method for reconstructing dorsal foot defects, as it provides optimal functional and aesthetic outcomes with minimal donor site morbidity. PMID: 32718113 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Modified everting sutures combined with reattachment to the inferior tarsal plate for involutional lower eyelid entropion: A new technique.
CONCLUSIONS: The approach described herein proved to be safe and feasible in eyes with involutional lower eyelid entropion without horizontal eyelid laxity. These advantages of this procedure include the lack of a conjunctival scar, punctal eversion, and lateral canthal angle deformation. A low recurrence rate and a long interval to recurrence were also observed. PMID: 32718114 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Thin and superthin perforator flap elevation based on preoperative planning with ultrahigh-frequency ultrasound.
In conclusion, UHF-US was found to be very useful in the preoperative planning of thin and superthin free flaps, as it allows precise anticipation of very superficial microvascular anatomy. UHF-US may represent the next frontier in thin, superthin, and pure skin perforator flap design. PMID: 32718115 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Response to Letter: A retrospective 10-year review of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the hand and adherence to British Association of Dermatologists guidelines.
Authors: Jeong HS PMID: 32718116 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Peripheral osteoma of the infraorbital canal.
Authors: Iwakami A, Imanishi M, Asato H PMID: 32718117 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Chul-Gyoo Park, M.D., Ph.D., 1942 to 2020.
Authors: Chang H PMID: 32718118 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 29, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A retrospective 10-year review of cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas of the hand and adherence to British Association of Dermatologists guidelines.
Authors: Chu H, Maklad M, Henderson J PMID: 32600020 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 2, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A safe distance between doctor and patient.
Authors: Hwang K PMID: 32453926 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The molecular pathophysiology of vascular anomalies: Genomic research.
This article provides an introduction to genetic testing for vascular anomalies and presents a brief summary of the etiology and genetics of vascular anomalies. PMID: 32453927 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The effects of optimizing blood inflow in the pedicle on perforator flap survival: A pilot study in a rat model.
CONCLUSIONS: Optimization of arterial inflow, regardless if performed acutely or as preconditioning, led to increased flap survival in a rat perforator flap model. PMID: 32453928 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Use of platelet-rich plasma and modified nanofat grafting in infected ulcers: Technical refinements to improve regenerative and antimicrobial potential.
CONCLUSIONS: The discussed technique facilitated improvement of both the regenerative and the antimicrobial potential of fat grafting. It proved effective in surgically-untreatable infected chronic wounds unresponsive to conventional therapies. PMID: 32453929 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Epidemiology of severe trauma patients treated by plastic surgeons: A 7-year study at a single regional trauma center in South Korea.
CONCLUSIONS: Through this study, we scoped out the role of the specialty of plastic surgery in the multidisciplinary team at regional trauma centers. These results may have implications for trauma system planning. PMID: 32453930 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Subeschar culture using a punch instrument in unstageable wounds.
CONCLUSIONS: This procedure could be used to detect potentially pathogenic bacteria hidden under black or yellow eschars. Since subeschar infections are often accompanied by multidrug-resistant bacteria, the early detection of hidden infections and the use of appropriate antibiotics are expected to be helpful to patients. PMID: 32453931 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

BellaGel breast implant: 6-Year results of a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: The 6-year data from this planned 10-year study suggest that the BellaGel cohesive silicone gel-filled breast implant is an effective and safe medical device that can be used in breast reconstruction and augmentation. PMID: 32453932 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The Exoscope versus operating microscope in microvascular surgery: A simulation non-inferiority trial.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that experts' Exoscope anastomoses appear non-inferior to the OM anastomoses. Exoscopic microvascular anastomosis was more time consuming but end-product (patency) in not clinically inferior. Experts' "warm-up" learning curve is steep but swift and may prove to reach clinical equality. PMID: 32453933 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Patterns of wrist cutting: A retrospective analysis of 115 suicide attempts.
CONCLUSIONS: We confirmed that most patients were young women who were not suicidal in the true sense because their wounds were not severe. Our study showed a protective role of the barrier tendons (flexor carpi radialis, palmaris longus, flexor carpi ulnaris), and we suggest careful repair of the barrier tendons to protect neurovascular structures against subsequent cutting events. We found that it was possible to improve the continuity of patient counseling by managing patients through a psychiatric treatment program. PMID: 32453934 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Multi-modal treatment strategy for achieving an aesthetic lower face.
CONCLUSIONS: Our method of simultaneously performing LAL, SAL, and thread lifting, while adding BoNTA, filler injections, and BFP removal as needed, was capable of producing consistent and reliable aesthetic outcomes for the lower face. PMID: 32453935 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The Thumb: A Guide to Surgical Management.
Authors: Kim SE PMID: 32453936 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Use of the short saphenous vein graft in microsurgical reconstruction.
Authors: Hwee J, Tan BK, Hattori Y PMID: 32453937 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 27, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Anorectal malformation with didelphys uterus: Extremely rare anomaly and successful neoanal sphincter reconstruction with gracilis muscle flap.
We report an extremely rare case of a young adult female who presented with recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease caused by rectovaginal fistula in congenital imperforate anus and didelphys uterus, and successfully neoanal reconstruction with gracilis muscle flap. Aims for treatment are closed rectovaginal fistula, and anal sphincter reconstruction. To our best knowledge, the imperforate anus with double uterus is extremely rare anomaly. Furthermore, successfully anal sphincter reconstruction with functional gracilis muscle in the imperforate anus with double uterus has never been reported in English literature. PMID: ...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Sensory assessment of meshed skin grafts over free gracilis muscle flaps without nerve coaptation for lower extremity reconstruction.
Conclusions: Finer sensation could be partially restored. However, thermal sensation remained poor. PMID: 32268659 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Recurrent late seroma after immediate breast reconstruction with latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.
Authors: Bae SH, Lee YW, Nam SB, Lee SJ, Park H, Kang T Abstract The latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap (LDMCF) is widely used for breast reconstruction. However, it has the disadvantage of frequent seroma formation at the donor site, and late seroma has also been reported. The authors report histological findings after the surgical treatment of a late, repeatedly recurrent seroma at 10 years after breast reconstruction with LDMCF. In 2008, a 66-year-old female patient underwent immediate breast reconstruction with LDMCF. In 2015, a late seroma was found at the donor site. After aspiration and drainage, the ser...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A rare case of implant displacement to the contralateral side after gluteal augmentation.
In this report, we present a rare case of solid silicone implant displacement to the contralateral side after aesthetic gluteal augmentation, a phenomenon that has never been reported before in the literature. A 29-year-old woman with a history of gluteal augmentation 9 months previously and soft tissue infection presented for a consultation due to 3 days of sudden progressive pain in the right gluteus with erythema and edema, without a history of trauma. Displacement of the left gluteal implant to the right gluteal pocket was shown by magnetic resonance imaging. Because the patient refused implant removal, the decision wa...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Extended medial sural artery perforator free flap for groin and scrotal reconstruction.
This report is the first to document an MSAP flap utilized for simultaneous groin resurfacing and scrotoplasty. Additionally, the dimensions of this flap make it the largest recorded MSAP flap to date. PMID: 32252207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Modification of the position of the angulus oris with a rotation flap and a YV flap in lip reconstruction.
Authors: Kiuchi T, Yazawa M, Ohshiro T, Kishi K Abstract Functionally, the lip serves to prevent food and drink from spilling out of the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract, and it is also used for vocalization. In addition, the lip has cosmetic importance as part of the face involved in making expressions, and in many cultures, it is considered to be sexually appealing. The results of lip reconstruction procedures must therefore be both functionally and cosmetically satisfactory. When the orbicularis oris muscle and oral mucosa are excised, functional reconstruction is prioritized. In contrast, if there are no...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Long-term results of unilateral cleft lip repair with multiple infantile hemangiomas including one involving the cleft side of the upper lip.
Authors: Jeong DK, Lee JW, Choi SJ, Bae YC Abstract Infantile hemangiomas have a growth phase and an involution phase. For this reason, serial observation has generally been recommended as the treatment for uncomplicated infantile hemangiomas. Recently, however, individualized approaches have been emphasized. Although cleft lip and infantile hemangioma are common congenital diseases, infantile hemangiomas on the cleft side (i.e., in the operative field of the cleft lip) are extremely rare, and no clear guidelines have been established for their treatment. We experienced a case in which a patient with a cleft lip ha...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - April 9, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Preprints: What is their role in medical journals?
Authors: Chung KJ PMID: 32203987 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Current status of and trends in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction in Korea.
This study summarizes breast reconstruction trends in Korea after NHIS coverage was expanded in 2015. A significant increase over time in the post-mastectomy breast reconstruction rate was evident, with a trend toward implant-based reconstruction. Analysis of data from the HIRA Big Data Hub can be used to predict breast reconstruction trends and convey precise information to patients and physicians. PMID: 32203988 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Aesthetic outcomes after surgical repair of pectus excavatum in females: Differences between patients and professional evaluators.
CONCLUSIONS: Surgical correction of pectus excavatum in female patients positively influences body perception and psychological well-being. It should therefore not be considered as a merely aesthetic correction, but as an important procedure to restore a patient's self-perception. PMID: 32203989 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Volumetric change of the latissimus dorsi muscle after postoperative radiotherapy in immediate breast reconstruction with an extended latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap.
This study aimed to determine the magnitude of volume reduction of the latissimus dorsi (LD) muscle after treatment using only postoperative radiotherapy (PORTx) in patients who underwent immediate breast reconstruction using an extended LD musculocutaneous (eLDMC) flap after partial mastectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 28 patients who underwent partial mastectomy and an eLDMC flap, received only PORTx, and underwent chest computed tomography (CT) 7 to 10 days after surgery and 18±4 months after the end of radiotherapy, from March 2011 to June 2016. The motor nerve to the LD was resected in all patie...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Implications of abnormal abdominal wall computed tomographic angiography findings on postmastectomy free flap breast reconstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: CTA in FFBR can have a wider impact than facilitating surgical planning and reducing operative times. Incidental findings can influence the surgical plan, and in some instances, avoid doomed-to-fail and unsafe surgery. It is therefore important that these scans are reported by an experienced radiologist. PMID: 32203991 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Chest wall perforator flaps for partial breast reconstruction: Surgical outcomes from a multicenter study.
CONCLUSIONS: Chest wall artery perforator-based flaps are an excellent option for lateral and inferior quadrant partial breast reconstructions. The short and long-term surgical outcomes are comparable across sites and can be performed with minimal morbidity. Patient-reported outcome measures need to be studied. PMID: 32203992 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Attachment distribution of pectoral muscle origins identified in dual-plane breast implant insertion.
CONCLUSIONS: The anatomical findings of this study could be used as a reference for accurate dissection of the origins of the PMM for the preparation of the subpectoral pocket for subpectoral implant placement. PMID: 32203993 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The suprafascial course of lower leg perforators: An anatomical study.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study is the first description in the literature of suprafascial converging perforators, which might constitute an obstacle to planned reconstruction procedures. Despite the accuracy of preoperative evaluations, anatomical variations were present. Knowledge of suprafascial perforator variations may help surgeons to choose the correct perforator upon which to base a planned flap. PMID: 32203994 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Parallel-excision infrabrow blepharoplasty with extensive excision of the orbicularis oculi muscle in an Asian population.
CONCLUSIONS: The parallel excision method for infrabrow blepharoplasty is a safe and effective technique that yields more natural- and youthful-looking eyelids than the conventional elliptical excision method. In our method, more effective manipulation of the orbicularis oculi muscle led to a reduction in frontalis compensation, resolution of sunken eyelids, and correction of lateral hooding. PMID: 32203995 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Reconstruction of a long defect of the median nerve with a free nerve conduit flap.
Authors: Campodonico A, Pangrazi PP, De Francesco F, Riccio M Abstract Upper limb nerve damage is a common condition, and evidence suggests that functional recovery may be limited following peripheral nerve repair in cases of delayed reconstruction or reconstruction of long nerve defects. A 26-year-old man presented with traumatic injury from a wide, blunt wound of the right forearm caused by broken glass, with soft tissue loss, complete transection of the radial and ulnar arteries, and a large median nerve gap. The patient underwent debridement and subsequent surgery with a microsurgical free radial fasciocutaneou...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Reconstruction of post-burn anterior neck contractures using a butterfly design free anterolateral thigh perforator flap.
We report our experience at 4 years' follow-up after secondary reconstruction of severe, anterior neck burn contractures in two patients by harvesting the ALT flap with a butterfly design. This technique provides adequate wound resurfacing of the burned neck and surrounding areas, and provides good neck extensibility by addressing both anterior and lateral aspects of the scar defect simultaneously. Such a flap design reduces tension on wound edges and thus, the risk of contracture recurrence in what remains a particularly challenging type of burn reconstruction. PMID: 32203997 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Refinement of intraoral reverse temporalis transfer for facial palsy using a mandibular periosteum flap.
Authors: Han JW, Sun H PMID: 32203998 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Clinical application of cryolipolysis in Asian patients for subcutaneous fat reduction and body contouring.
Authors: Oh CH, Shim JS, Bae KI, Chang JH PMID: 32203999 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - March 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of Harmonic scalpel and monopolar cautery for capsulectomy at the second stage of expander/implant breast reconstruction.
Authors: Kim KJ, Chung JH, Lee HC, Lee BI, Park SH, Yoon ES Abstract Background: Capsular contracture is a common complication of two-stage expander/implant breast reconstruction. To minimize the risk of this complication, capsulectomy is performed using monopolar cautery or ultrasonic surgical instrumentation, the latter of which can be conducted with a Harmonic scalpel. To date, there is disagreement regarding which of the two methods is superior. The purpose of this study was to compare postoperative outcomes between a group of patients who underwent surgery using a Harmonic scalpel and another group treated wit...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - February 26, 2020 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research