Archives of Plastic Surgery's efforts to become indexed in Science Citation Index Extended (SCIE) over the last 3 years.
Authors: Kim YH PMID: 31550742 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

They are analyzing us: Our own survey is needed.
Authors: Hwang K PMID: 31550743 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Radially patterned polycaprolactone nanofibers as an active wound dressing agent.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we successfully used modified electrospinning to fabricate radially aligned nanofibers with similar mechanical properties to those of conventional randomly aligned nanofibers. In addition, we observed faster migration along radially aligned nanofibers than along randomly deposited nanofibers. Collectively, the radially aligned nanofibers may have the potential for tissue regeneration in combination with stem cells. PMID: 31550744 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Clinical factors in patients with congenital muscular torticollis treated with surgical resection.
CONCLUSIONS: Our study shows that 16.6% of the CMT patients presented in the breech position, which is a much higher rate than that observed in the general population (3%-4%). We hypothesize that being in the breech position as a fetus appears to exert a significant influence on shortening and fibrosis of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. PMID: 31550745 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A novel technique for placing titanium mesh with porous polyethylene via the endoscopic transnasal approach into the orbit for medial orbital wall fractures.
CONCLUSIONS: We obtained satisfactory results by inserting a titanium mesh with porous polyethylene into the orbit via the transnasal approach endoscopically. PMID: 31550746 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A 20-year experience of immediate mandibular reconstruction using free fibula osteocutaneous flaps following ameloblastoma resection: Radical resection, outcomes, and recurrence.
CONCLUSIONS: Mandibular ameloblastoma should be treated with segmental mandibulectomy (with a surgical margin of 2 cm) to reduce the risk of recurrence. Subsequent mandibular and adjacent soft tissue defects should be reconstructed immediately with a free fibula osteocutaneous flap. PMID: 31550747 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Mastectomy in female-to-male transgender patients: A single-center 24-year retrospective analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Choosing the suitable mastectomy technique for each patient requires careful individual evaluation of breast features such as size, degree of ptosis, and skin elasticity in order to maximize patient satisfaction and minimize secondary revisions. PMID: 31550748 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Merkel cell carcinoma: A series of seven cases.
CONCLUSIONS: We treated seven Asian MCC patients and our series confirmed that MCC is a very dangerous cancer in Asians as well. Based on our experiences, thorough surgical excision of MCC with histopathological clearance should be considered, with sentinel lymph node evaluation if necessary, followed by appropriate reconstruction and careful postoperative observation. Adjuvant radiation therapy is also recommended for all Asian MCC patients. The results of this case series may provide guidance for the treatment of Asian MCC patients in the future. PMID: 31550749 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Sequential reconstruction for recurrent head and neck cancer: A 10-year experience.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings suggest that patients who need additional operations with recurrent head and neck cancer could optimally benefit from sequential curative resections and reconstructions. PMID: 31550750 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A dual padding method for ischial pressure sore reconstruction with an inferior gluteal artery perforator fasciocutaneous flap and a split inferior gluteus maximus muscle flap.
CONCLUSIONS: The dual-flap procedure with an IGAP fasciocutaneous flap and split inferior gluteus maximus muscle flap for ischial pressure ulcer reconstruction is a useful method that combines the useful characteristics of perforator and muscle flaps, providing thick dual padding with sufficient vascularization while minimizing donor morbidity and vascular pedicle injury. PMID: 31550751 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Utility of a modified components separation for abdominal wall reconstruction in the liver and kidney transplant population.
CONCLUSIONS: This small, retrospective series of complex open CST in transplant patients shows acceptable rates of long-term hernia recurrence and healing. By using a multidisciplinary approach for abdominal wall reconstruction, we believe that modified open CST with biologic mesh is a safe and effective technique in the transplant population with complex abdominal hernias. PMID: 31550752 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of a low-cost single-channel myoelectric-interface three-dimensional hand prosthesis.
Authors: Ku I, Lee GK, Park CY, Lee J, Jeong E PMID: 31550753 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - September 27, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Wound Infection.
Authors: Kim H Abstract PMID: 31462024 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Analysis of factors involved in brain-death donor processing for face transplantation in Korea: How much time is available from brain death to transplantation?
Conclusions: When face transplantation is performed, the transplantation team has 22 hours 57 minutes on average to prepare after the first brain death decision. The cause of brain death was head trauma in approximately one-fourth of cases. Although head trauma does not always imply facial trauma, surgeons should be aware that the facial tissue may be compromised in such cases. PMID: 31462025 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Translational techniques from cleft to cosmetic rhinoplasty.
Authors: Stark HL, Fries CA, Mercer NS PMID: 31462026 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Subtotal extended thigh flap.
Authors: Persichetti P, Tosi D, Femmine PFD, Marangi GF Abstract PMID: 31462027 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A new flap combination for reconstruction of lower nasal dorsum and supra-tip skin defects.
Authors: Guesnier M, Claveleau X, Longeac M, Barthélémy I, Dang NP, Depeyre A Abstract Repairing surgical defects of the nose is still challenging due to its tridimensional shape and its aesthetic concern. Difficulty in reconstructing nasal subunits lies in their contour, skin texture and limited availability of adjacent skin. For lower nasal dorsum and supra-tip regions, we design a new combined local flap as existing local flaps may give disappointing results. This combination flap was performed on two patients for reconstruction of the lower nasal dorsum area after basal cell carcinoma excision. Si...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Incidental finding of subclavian artery occlusion and subsequent hypoplastic internal mammary artery as a candidate recipient vessel in DIEP flap breast reconstruction.
We report a case of autologous breast reconstruction in which a thoracodorsal vessel was used as a recipient vessel after a hypoplastic internal mammary vessel was found on preoperative computed tomography (CT) angiography. A 46-year-old woman with no underlying disease was scheduled to undergo skin-sparing mastectomy and breast reconstruction using a deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap. Preoperative CT angiography showed segmental occlusion of the right subclavian artery with severe atherosclerosis and calcification near the origin of the internal mammary artery, with distal flow maintained by collateral branc...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Successful ankle replantation in two cases with different presentations.
We report our experience of treating two patients with ankle amputation with different presentations. The first case was a clean-cut sharp amputation. The second case was an avulsion injury following a motor vehicle accident in a patient who arrived 8 hours after the injury. Replantation was successful in both cases. In avulsion injuries, a secondary operation for wound coverage is required at a later stage. With good strategy and a support team, encouraging limb survival outcomes are possible post-replantation. PMID: 31462030 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Avoiding complications in microsurgery and strategies for flap take-back.
Authors: Fong HC, Levin LS Abstract PMID: 31462031 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Simultaneous corrective osteotomy and fracture fixation in a patient with polydactyly.
Authors: Kim YH, Gu JH Abstract PMID: 31462032 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Short-scar pectoralis major flap through a submammary fold incision.
Authors: Sattler D, Kohout MV, Kraus A Abstract PMID: 31462033 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - August 30, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A note on the current review process of Archives of Plastic Surgery.
Authors: Song SY PMID: 31336415 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Deep sternal wound infections: Evidence for prevention, treatment, and reconstructive surgery.
Authors: Schiraldi L, Jabbour G, Centofanti P, Giordano S, Abdelnour E, Gonzalez M, Raffoul W, di Summa PG Abstract Median sternotomy is the most popular approach in cardiac surgery. Post-sternotomy wound complications are rare, but the occurrence of a deep sternal wound infection (DSWI) is a catastrophic event associated with higher morbidity and mortality, longer hospital stays, and increased costs. A literature review was performed by searching PubMed from January 1996 to August 2017 according to the guidelines in the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses statement. The following key...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Clinical outcomes of a low-cost single-channel myoelectric-interface three-dimensional hand prosthesis.
CONCLUSIONS: This low-cost 3D-printed myoelectric-interface prosthetic hand with a single reliable myoelectrical signal shows the potential to positively impact amputees' quality of life through daily usage. The emergence of a low-cost 3D-printed myoelectric prosthesis could lead to new market trends, with such a device gaining popularity via reduced production costs and increased market demand. PMID: 31336417 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Publication rate of presentations at Korean plastic surgery meetings: The R & R Forum, KSAPS, and KSPRS (2011-2015).
CONCLUSIONS: Scientific researchers present diverse results at these professional meetings, with a focus on innovative surgical techniques and improved surgical outcomes. This is our second study on this topic. Despite its limitations, this study indirectly shows that the recognition of Korean plastic surgeons and the quality of the annual meetings of Korean societies of plastic surgery have risen to the global level. PMID: 31336418 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Indocyanine green fluorescence videoangiography for reliable variations of supraclavicular artery flaps.
CONCLUSIONS: The TBSA flap is very useful in reconstructive surgery, and reliable flaps could be obtained by using ICG fluorescence videoangiography intraoperatively. PMID: 31336419 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

De-epithelialized dermal flap for nipple reconstruction: A modified star flap.
We present a new modification of the star flap that incorporates a de-epithelialized dermal flap, along with the associated surgical results. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent nipple reconstruction using the modified star flap method. The design was different from the conventional star flap in that the lateral wings were changed into a trapezoidal shape and de-epithelialized dermal flaps were added. The patients were followed up at 2, 4, 6, and 12 months postoperatively, and nipple height was measured. The postoperative nipple height achieved using the modified method was compared with ...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Characteristics of adhesion areas between the tissue expander and capsule in implant-based breast reconstruction.
In this study, we investigated adhesion between the expander and the capsule. METHODS: Seventy-nine cases of immediate breast reconstruction via two-stage implantbased reconstruction performed between September 2016 and November 2017 were evaluated. Mentor CPX4 expanders were used in 14 breasts, and Natrelle expanders in 65. We analyzed areas of adhesion on the surfaces of the tissue expanders when they were exchanged with permanent implants. We investigated whether adhesions occurred on the cephalic, caudal, anterior, and/or posterior surfaces of the expanders. RESULTS: Total adhesion occurred in 18 cases, non-adh...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Surgical outcomes of sternal rigid plate fixation from 2005 to 2016 using the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database.
This study will report the outcomes and associated risk factors of sternal RPF using a national database. METHODS: Patients undergoing sternal RPF from 2005 to 2016 in the American College of Surgeons-National Surgical Quality Improvement Program were identified. Demographics, perioperative information, and complication rates were reviewed. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify risk factors for postoperative complications. RESULTS: There were 381 patient cases of RPF identified. The most common complications included bleeding (28.9%), mechanical ventilation>48 hours (16.5%), and reoperation/read...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Proximal ligation after the side-to-end anastomosis recovery technique for lymphaticovenous anastomosis.
CONCLUSIONS: Our findings show that achieving patent anastomosis is challenging when postoperative venous inflow is poor. We achieved good results by performing proximal ligation after LVSEA. Thus, the PLASTER technique is a particularly useful recovery technique when LVSEA does not result in good run-off. PMID: 31336423 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Effectiveness of mini-open carpal tunnel release: An outcome study.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that mini-incision carpal tunnel release is clinically effective in the short and long term. PMID: 31336424 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A novel photonumeric hand grading scale for hand rejuvenation.
CONCLUSIONS: The scale was proven to be precise, reproducible, and reflective of clinical differences. PMID: 31336425 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Subtotal calvarial vault reconstruction utilizing a customized polyetheretherketone (PEEK) implant with chimeric microvascular soft tissue coverage in a patient with syndrome of the trephined: A case report.
We present the case of a 48-year-old male with a large cranial bone defect, who failed autologous cranioplasty secondary to infection, and developed rapid neurologic deterioration leading to a near-vegetative state. Following debridement and antibiotic therapy, delayed cranioplasty was accomplished using a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) implant with free chimeric latissimus dorsi/serratus anterior myocutaneous flap transfer for vascularized resurfacing. Significant improvements in cognition and motor skill were noted in the early postoperative period. At 6-month follow-up, the patient had regained the ability to speak, ambula...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Accessory penis: A rare method of peno-urethral separation of sexual function and voiding following successful complex hypospadias reconstruction with a free ileum flap.
In this study, we describe the expanded use of intestinal flaps for urethral reconstruction and report a peculiar request from a patient to undergo peno-urethral separation after successful hypospadias repair with a free ileum flap. A 51-year-old male patient with perineal hypospadias underwent several urethral reconstructive procedures with poor outcomes. A free ileum flap was attempted as a substitute for the urethra. Following successful reconstruction, separation of the neo-urethra (ileum) from the penile body was performed to address the patient's sexual expectations. A free ileum flap proved to be a reliable urethral...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Finite element analysis of long-term changes of the breast after augmentation mammoplasty: Implications for implant design.
Authors: Myung Y, Lee JG, Cho M, Heo CY Abstract The development of breast implant technology continues to evolve over time, but changes in breast shape after implantation have not been fully elucidated. Thus, we performed computerized finite element analysis in order to better understand the trajectory of changes and stress variation after breast implantation. The finite element analysis of changes in breast shape involved two components: a static analysis of the position where the implant is inserted, and a dynamic analysis of the downward pressure applied in the direction of gravity during physical activity. Thr...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Macrodystrophia lipomatosa of bilateral hands and the left upper limb with syndactyly.
Authors: Oh SJ PMID: 31336429 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - July 26, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The peer review system of Archives of Plastic Surgery: Current status and plans for improvement.
Authors: Chung KJ PMID: 31113181 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Safe anesthesia for office-based plastic surgery: Proceedings from the PRS Korea 2018 meeting in Seoul, Korea.
Authors: Osman BM, Shapiro FE Abstract There has been an exponential increase in plastic surgery cases over the last 20 years, surging from 2.8 million to 17.5 million cases per year. Seventy-two percent of these cases are being performed in the office-based or ambulatory setting. There are certain advantages to performing aesthetic procedures in the office, but several widely publicized fatalities and malpractice claims has put the spotlight on patient safety and the lack of uniform regulation of office-based practices. While 33 states currently have legislation for office-based surgery and anesthesia, 17 states h...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

A comparative study between sterile freeze-dried and sterile pre-hydrated acellular dermal matrix in tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction.
CONCLUSIONS: There are limited data comparing the outcomes of tissue expander/implant breast reconstruction using two types of sterile-processed ADMs. In this study, we found that using pre-hydrated ADM resulted in less skin necrosis and better integration into host tissue. Pre-hydrated ADM may therefore be preferable to freeze-dried ADM in terms of convenience and safety. PMID: 31113183 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Antithrombotic effect of epigallocatechin gallate on the patency of arterial microvascular anastomoses.
CONCLUSIONS: EGCG showed vasodilatory effects and led to reduced early thrombus formation after microvascular repair. Similar studies on venous anastomoses and random or axial pedunculated skin flaps would also contribute valuable findings relevant to this topic. PMID: 31113184 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The round-the-clock technique for correction of gynecomastia.
CONCLUSIONS: In this study, we demonstrated the safety and reliability of a new technique that allows mastectomy through an imperceptible 3-mm incision. We obtained high patient satisfaction scores using our surgical technique, and patients reported considerable improvement in their social, physical, and psychological well-being after surgery. PMID: 31113185 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Comparison of postoperative pain according to the harvesting method used in hair restorative surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: Postoperative pain was significantly less severe in patients whose donor hair was harvested by the FUE than FUT method. Postoperative pain had almost disappeared by postoperative day 3 in the FUT group, whereas only minimal pain was present even on postoperative day 1 in the FUE group. PMID: 31113186 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Perception of upper lip augmentation utilizing simulated photography.
CONCLUSIONS: Simulated upper lip augmentation is amenable to social perception analysis. Scores of the same observer for attractiveness, successfulness, and overall health are strongly correlated. Overall, the natural condition had the highest scores in all categories, followed by simulated upper lip filler, and lastly simulated upper lip lift. PMID: 31113187 [PubMed] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Use of the cross-leg distally based sural artery flap for the reconstruction of complex lower extremity defects.
We describe the use of the extended distally based sural artery flap in a cross-leg fashion for lower extremity coverage in three patients. To maximise the viability of these extended flaps, a delay was performed by raising them in a bipedicled fashion before gradual division of the tip over 5 to 7 days for cross-leg transfer. Rigid coupling of the lower limbs with external fixators was critical in preventing flap avulsion and to promote neovascular takeover. The pedicle was gradually divided over the ensuing 7 to 14 days before full flap inset and removal of the external fixators. In all three patients, the flaps survived...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Gracilis pull-through flap for the repair of a recalcitrant recto-vaginal fistula.
We present a case of recurrent recto-vaginal fistula surgically treated with a gracilis pull-through flap. The surgical goals in this patient were complete excision of the recto-vaginal fistula and introduction of fresh, vascularized muscle to seal the fistula. A defunctioning colostomy was performed 1 month prior to the present procedure. The gracilis muscle and tendon were mobilized, pulled through the freshened recto-vaginal fistula, passed through the anus, and anchored externally. Excess muscle and tendon were trimmed 1 week after the procedure. Follow-up at 4 weeks demonstrated complete mucosal coverage over an intac...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Design of a combined cartilage graft crusher, morselizer and holder for use in rhinoplasty.
Authors: Röjdmark J, Cheema M Abstract A combined cartilage holder and crusher is described that allows the surgeon to hold, crush, morselize, and suture a single piece or stack of cartilage graft without letting it slip. The customized slit-shaped jaws allow adequate room for the suture needle, while the serrated surfaces hold the cartilage firmly. The use of this instrument is advocated primarily in rhinoplasty for manipulating and suturing a small cartilage graft or a stack of grafts. The use of this instrument may be extended to aesthetic or reconstructive cases where cartilage grafts need to be sutured or...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 24, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Beliefs and trends of aesthetic surgery in South Korean young adults.
Authors: Park RH, Myers PL, Langstein HN PMID: 31079443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 14, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

Application of a paste-type acellular dermal matrix for coverage of chronic ulcerative wounds.
Authors: Rodríguez-Quintero JH, Márquez-Gutierrez EA, Morales-Maza J PMID: 31042861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research

The Goldilocks technique: An alternative method to construct a breast mound after prosthetic breast reconstruction failure.
Authors: Zavala KJ, Kwon JG, Han HH, Kim EK, Eom JS Abstract The Goldilocks technique for breast reconstruction utilizes redundant mastectomy flap tissue to construct a breast mound. This technique is suitable for women who decline, or are poor candidates for, traditional postmastectomy reconstruction. Moreover, this technique can be applied in secondary operations after the failure of initial reconstruction efforts. A 74-yearold patient underwent the Goldilocks procedure after reconstruction failure with an implant and acellular dermal matrix. At her 6-month follow-up, the cosmetic outcome of the procedure was sat...
Source: Archives of Plastic Surgery - May 4, 2019 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Arch Plast Surg Source Type: research