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Pre-operative predictive estimation of abdominal flap volume for breast reconstruction using ultrasound  and an anthropometric method
ConclusionsOur pre-operative measurements of breast volume, abdominal flap volume, and body mass index enabled us to establish a relationship between these variables and to determine the feasibility of surgery and the need for additional volume enhancement and breast symmetrization procedures in patients seeking breast reconstruction.Level of Evidence: Level IV, risk/prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 25, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

An enhanced fresh cadaveric model for reconstructive microsurgery training
We describe a model to enhance flap surgery simulation, in conjunction with qualitative assessment.MethodsThe fresh frozen cadaveric limbs used in this study were acquired by the University. A perfused fresh cadaveric model was created using a gelatin and dye mixture in a specific injection protocol in order to increase the visibility and realism of perforating vessels, as well as major vessels. A questionnaire was distributed amongst 50 trainees in order to assess benefit of the model. Specifically, confidence, operative skills, and transferable procedural-based learning were assessed.ResultsTraining with this cadaveric m...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 25, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Is single-stage implant-based breast reconstruction  (SSBR) with an acellular matrix safe?
ConclusionsThis cohort study clearly suggests that the use of a single-stage breast reconstruction is not safe with the use of these AMs. Well-designed prospective studies that guarantee the safety of those matrices should be published before these AMs are used in implant-based surgery.Level of Evidence: Level III, risk / prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The first step of patient-specific design calvarial implant: A quantitative analysis of fresh parietal bones
ConclusionsPolylactic acid-based three-dimensional implants can be considered as acceptable candidates for temporary replacement of parietal defects in terms of mechanical properties.Level of Evidence: Not ratable. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

How to avoid common errors in writing scientific manuscripts
This article aims to contribute with the existing information on how to recognize and avoid common errors for a successful scientific writing and consequently being published.Level of Evidence: Not ratable. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A case of important weight loss after a prepectoral breast reconstruction
We present the case of a 42-year-old woman who underwent left nipple-sparing mastectomy with prepectoral acellular dermal matrix (ADM) assisted direct-to-implant (DTI) breast reconstruction and contralateral mastopexy. The implant was completely wrapped around by Braxon ®, a preshaped porcine ADM. A few months after surgery, she experienced a severe weight loss resulting in the aesthetic deterioration of both breasts. The patient showed a migration of the left implant inferiorly and laterally, and deflation of the contralateral breast. In order to improve the left breast, a lateral capsulectomy was performed to reduce ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 10, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Towards standardization of training and practice of reconstructive microsurgery: an evidence-based recommendation for anastomosis thrombosis prophylaxis
ConclusionsHigher level studies are needed to investigate the clinical use of antithrombotic medications in microsurgery; however, given the small failure rates in modern practice, these will need to be large multicenter trials in order to reach sufficient power.Level of Evidence: Level III, risk/prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 9, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Late hand replantation with restoration of intrinsic muscle function: a case and review of the literature
We report the case of a traumatic trans-carpal hand amputation in a 40-year-old male, with a second-level injury more distally at the metacarpal heads, who was replanted with a total ischaemic time of 19 h and 25 min. The decision was made to retain his intrinsic hand muscles in contradiction to common practice. At 2.5 years follow-up, he has regained a remarkable level of function of his hand including activation of his intrinsic hand muscles. His Semmes Weinstein testing has also sho wn good sensory recovery of his repaired nerves and he enjoys little, if any, disability as a result of his injury (despite ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 9, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A systematic review of the risk of postoperative bleeding with perioperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in plastic surgery
ConclusionsBased on the assembled data, the authors conclude that the use of perioperative NSAIDs in plastic surgical procedures increases the risk of postoperative bleeding complications. Despite this, the rate of bleeding complications remains low.Level of Evidence: Not ratable. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 9, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Limited incision harvest of the rectus abdominis muscle flap
ConclusionsThe morbidity of the traditional paramedian incision for rectus harvest may be avoided using a limited skin incision approach. This is useful in patients with attenuated healing capacity and offers a lower risk approach to a traditionally risky donor site.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - April 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Importance of sentinel lymphatic node biopsy in patients with low-risk and high-risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
AbstractBackgroundCutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (CSCC) is the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer type. The purpose of our study was to compare the diagnosis of CSCC micrometastases using sentinel lymphatic node biopsy (SLNB) in sentinel lymphatic nodes (SLN) in patients with high-risk and low-risk CSCC.MethodsA prospective clinical study was carried out. Patients with clinically diagnosed and histologically confirmed CSCC were included in the study if no metastases were observed preoperatively. Patients were divided into low-risk (n = 42) and high-risk (n = 46) groups according to the risk ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - March 27, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Subcutaneous lipomas: A minimally invasive method for resection of subcutaneous lipomas preserving retaining ligaments
AbstractThe article Subcutaneous lipomas: A minimally invasivemethod for resection of subcutaneous lipomas preserving retaining ligaments, written by Akio Sakamoto, Takeshi Okamoto, Shuichi Matsuda, was originally published electronically on the publisher ’s internet portal (currently SpringerLink). (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - March 21, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Managing complex trauma injuries in the elderly: a case report of a free flap and circular frame in a 95-year old patient with an open IIIB tibial fracture
We present the case of a patient believed to be the oldest documented patient treated in a trauma setting with free flap and circular frame fixation to an open tibial fracture. A 95-year-old male presented to the Level 1 Major Trauma Centre (MTC) with multiple injuries after a pedestrian vs car incident. His injury severity score (ISS) was 22. For treatment of his open tibial fracture, he required soft tissue coverage with a free anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap, and circular frame application. Microsurgery was performed after consultation with the MDT and was uneventful. The circular frame was removed after 10  months ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - March 20, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A new otoplasty procedure: combination of perichondrio-adipo-dermal flap, posterior auricular muscle transpositioning and cartilage suturing to decrease the post-operative complication rates
ConclusionsThe combination of these three techniques not only decreases post-operative complication rates but also provides a primary otoplasty technique. All three techniques are well-documented and reliable protruding ear correction methods. It was aimed to benefit from specific advantages of each technique while decreasing the complication rates. The primary drawback of our study is the amount of patients in our sample. Complication rates of this technique remain debatable in the 14 cases. The need for further prospective comparative studies about this subject remains.Level of Evidence: Level  IV, therapeutic study...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - March 7, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A skin stretch system for the immediately closing of the large skin defects of the anterior chest wall following large keloid excision
AbstractLarge anterior chest wall skin defects following keloid resection, which are not suitable for primary closure, represent a substantial reconstructive challenge, partly due to the expected high tension closure and the considerable rate of recurrence. The TopClosure® Tension Relief System (TRS) is a novel skin stretching and wound closure-secure system which has been shown as a substitute for skin grafts, tissue expanders, and flaps. A 36-year-old man presented with a large keloid with ulcerations on the anterior chest wall. The patient underwent surgical resection of the keloid with immediate primary closure of ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - March 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Reply to: Comments on “Breast augmentation together with intraoperative glandular transposition flap for prevention and correction of lower pole deformities”
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - March 1, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Near-infrared fluorescence image-guidance in plastic surgery: A systematic review
ConclusionsFuture standard implementation of novel intraoperative optical techniques, such as NIRF imaging, could significantly contribute to perioperative anatomy guidance and facilitate critical decision-making in plastic surgical procedures. Further investigation (i.e., large multicenter randomized controlled trials) is mandatory to establish the true value of this innovative surgical imaging technique in standard clinical practice and to aid in forming consensus on protocols for general use.Level of Evidence: Not ratable (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 27, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Management of nipple-areola complex ischemia after breast reduction: A systematic literature review and algorithm proposal
ConclusionsNo consensus exists about the management of NAC necrosis, which remains a complication feared by surgeons. We propose a management algorithm that simplifies the therapeutic indications.Level of Evidence: Not ratable (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 27, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Osteotomies and autografted artificial dermal substitute over bone marrow in a bone-deep burn in an elder patient: An  alternative to amputation
In this report, we describe the case of an elder patient who suffered a third-degree fire burn with extensive bone affection and exposure of both tibias. The usual treatment strategy for this type of case would have been amputation, or the performance of a multiple free flap surgery. Notwithstanding taking into account the age and the functional objectives for this patient, the multiple free flap option was disregarded. Therefore, we performed an original limb salvage procedure which consisted in bilateral anterior tibial cortex osteotomies and direct grafting over bone marrow, applying skin grafts over a monolayer artific...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 27, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Extensive intraneural fascicular dissection of a lipofibromatous hamartoma of the ulnar digital nerve of the thumb
AbstractLipofibromatous hamartoma (LFH) is a rare, benign fibrofatty tumor of the peripheral nerves. Only a handful of cases have been reported in the literature, together with cases of LFH of the digital branches of the median nerve. The median nerve is the most commonly affected site. Different treatment approaches to LFH have been described according to the clinical presentation. A case of LFH of the ulnar digital nerve of the left thumb that underwent extensive intraneural fascicular dissection and mass excision is described in this paper. Good results were obtained, i.e., pain relief and good cosmesis. Extensive intra...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 17, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The optimal timing of adipose derived stem cells injection to improve skin flap survival in a rat model
ConclusionsWe demonstrate that the skin flap viability can be enhanced by local ASC administration simultaneously with flap elevation or 2  days prior to flap elevation. Their beneficial effect is attributed to paracrine secretion VEGF which enhanced the skin flap vascularity. The angiogenic effect of ASCs can be maximized when the ASCs are injected at the time of flap elevation.Level of Evidence: Not ratable (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Transcutaneous oximetry and laser Doppler flowmetry values in patients with chronic skin ulcers treated with platelet rich plasma and stromal vascular fraction cells: a pilot study
ConclusionsThese results may reflect improved subcapillary circulation of the treated areas at 3  months postinjection, without a significant improvement in capillary perfusion.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Outcomes of the use of Ligamentotaxor ® for proximal interphalangeal fractures of the hand: North Bristol hand centre experience
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 8, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The treatment of perianal skin horseshoe melanoma by advancement flap (Y-V shaped) and the assessment of outcome over a long-term follow-up
AbstractA horseshoe perianal skin melanoma was treated by cutaneous advancement flap (Y-V shaped) and the outcome was investigated over a long-term follow-up. Objects of investigation were the history taking, the preoperative work-up, the adopted surgical procedure, and the histological and immune-histochemical findings concerning additional lesions found during the follow-up. The follow-up lasted 140  months. In this patient, a previous breast cancer was diagnosed and treated. Local diffusion of soft tissue, nodes, and anal sphincter infiltration or distant metastasis were not shown preoperatively. A wide excision wi...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 5, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A rotation flap does not rotate
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - February 2, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Quality of life before and after rhinoplasty surgery measured with SF-36, RSES, and WHOQOL-BREF
AbstractBackgroundRhinoplasty continues to be among the most popular surgical cosmetic treatments around the world. This is often a reflection of the significance of nose shapes in sociocultural, ethnic, and psychological contexts. Despite developments in the therapeutic field of cosmetic surgery, there is scarce information available within current literature concerning the effects of cosmetic procedures on quality of life (QOL), particularly in Iran. The purpose of this study was to survey QOL among Iranian adults before and after rhinoplasty.MethodsFrom July 2015 to July 2016, 83 patients over 16  years of age seek...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 29, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Direct augmented reality computed tomographic angiography technique (ARC): an innovation in preoperative imaging
ConclusionsWe illustrate a novel technique of projector-based AR CTA (or ARC) for preoperative planning in perforator flaps. The technique is affordable and readily reproducible.Level of Evidence: Level IV, diagnostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 24, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Little finger flexor tendon injuries; watch out for anatomical variations and biomechanical excursion
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 22, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of abdominal wall defects using extended trilobed rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap
AbstractReconstruction of extensive abdominal wall defects is difficult in many cases. We performed peritoneal reconstruction by free fascia lata transplantation and abdominal wall reconstruction with an extended trilobed rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap. Firstly, the peritoneum is closed by free fascia lata transplantation. Then, the rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap is prepared adjacent to the abdominal wall defect and centering on the rectus abdominis muscle body on the contralateral side. The rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap is elevated with the first flap toward the xiphoid process on the cranial side...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 22, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Comments on “Breast augmentation combined with a transposed glandular flap for prevention and correction of lower pole deformities”
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 19, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Acknowledgment to reviewers —2017
(Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Complete resorption of Veritas ® in acellular dermal matrix (ADM)-assisted implant-based breast reconstructions—is there a need for tighter regulation of new products developed for use in breast reconstruction?
ConclusionsVeritas ® collagen matrix has a comparable immediate postoperative complication rate when compared to other acellular dermal matrix. However, the long-term resorption rate in this series is high resulting in frequent correctional surgery.Level of Evidence:  Level III, risk/prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 11, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Lacrimoplasty: a new bone fixation technique for recurrent lacrimal gland prolapse
We report the incidence of lacrimal gland prolapse purely based on the external deformity and also report a case of recurrence following surgical lacrimal gland periosteal hitching, in a patient with blepharochalasis syndrome 4  years post the original correction. A new technique of true bony fixation of the recurrent prolapsed lacrimal gland to the lacrimal fossa is described. We call the new technique ‘lacrimoplasty’. An operative video is also included to demonstrate the technique step by step.Level of Evidence: level V, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - January 4, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Rhinoplasty in elderly patients: analysis of outcomes and patient ’s satisfaction following 20 years experiences
ConclusionsThe tip of the nose is the focus of attention for older patients who want to undergo this surgery and require surgical procedures for increased projection and support. Augmentation rhinoplasty plays a fundamental role in the remodeling of the nose in patients over 65  years old.Level of Evidence: Level III,  risk/prognostic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 30, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of fresh human amniotic membrane on radiation-induced wounds in a  murine experimental model
ConclusionsAfter biomechanical and histopathological evaluation, amniotic membrane, with its antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, angiogenic, and epithelial-inductive effects, was found to be affective in post-radiation wound treatment. Due to the features of amniotic membrane mentioned above, it can be an option in treatment of patients which received neoadjuvant radiotherapy to prevent future wounds. It can also be used for the care and treatment of post-radiation wounds.Level of Evidence: Not ratable (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 30, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Progress in surgical strategies for treatment of simple congenital syndactyly: A systematic review
ConclusionsWith the development of biomaterials and surgeon ’s experiences, more and more modified techniques have been conceived. However, no specific technique can be announced to be superior to others. Furthermore, more sensitive outcome measures should be established, and relationship between operative procedures and postoperative complications should be further defined.Level of evidence: not ratable. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 22, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Fibula osteomyocutaneous free flap in mandibular reconstruction: clinical experience in a community-based hospital
ConclusionsOur FFF outcomes were non-inferior to those reported in specialized university hospitals and are evidence that successful results can be obtained outside of high-volume academic centers. FFF represents a reliable surgical approach for mandible reconstruction in university and community hospitals.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 12, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Minimally invasive dorsal sympathicotomies for the treatment of hyperhidrosis: palmar microcirculatory assessment as an intraoperative-aid
ConclusionsAccording to our data, LDF allowed to obtain reliable and fast intraoperative evidence of a correct section of T3 ganglia. As such, we recommend LDF as a useful intraoperative tool when dealing with dorsal sympathicotomies for the treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis, both for the unexperienced surgeon and when the sympathetic chain is not clearly visualized.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 6, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The role of body image concern, sexual body image, and sexual self-esteem in the happiness of women seeking rhinoplasty surgery
This study aims to investigate the role of body image concern, sexual body image, and sexual self-esteem in the happiness of women seeking rhinoplasty surgery.MethodsThis study had a descriptive correlational design. Cases were defined as subjects who presented to beauty centers in Tehran. A convenience sample of 65 women participated. Each woman completed Oxford Happiness Inventory (OHI), Body Image Concern Inventory (BICI), Body Exposure during Sexual Activities Questionnaire (BESAQ), and Sexual Self-Esteem Index for Woman-Short Form (SSEI-W-SF). The data were analyzed with Pearson correlation coefficient and stepwise re...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 5, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Development and validation of a new assessment tool for suturing skills in medical students
ConclusionsFurther studies are needed on implementation of the instrument. Moreover, how the instrument can be used to give formative feedback, evaluate if a required standard is met and for curriculum development needs further investigation.Level of Evidence: Not ratable. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 4, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Adipose-derived stem cells for treatment of chronic cutaneous ulcers in patients with critical limb ischemia: a pilot study
ConclusionsAccording to the values of LDF and TcpO2, the multidisciplinary treatment of severe ulcers with ACSs+PRP associated or not with revascularization therapy allowed a perilesional improvement of oxygenation and perfusion such to avoid limb amputation, with complete wound healing. Early treatment with ASCs associated or not with reperfusion therapy is an effective treatment even in severe ulcers in advanced stage once treated with amputation of limb.Level of evidence: Level V, therapeutic study (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 2, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Repositioning the inframammary fold after DIEP flap reconstruction: using biologic mesh to provide a more stable result
AbstractTraditional techniques for elevating the inframammary fold (IMF) position have relied mainly on isolated sutures to maintain the repositioned fold. Furthermore, most published reports focus on implant-based reconstructions, rather than the unique challenges of revising autologous reconstruction. Therefore, to improve the durability of the IMF repair in the autologous reconstructed breast, we have developed a method which utilizes biologic mesh to distribute the forces over a greater area of the chest wall. In our initial experience using this technique to elevate the IMF during revisions of autologous tissue breast...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - December 1, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Effect of burn rehabilitation program on improving quality of life (QoL) for hand burns patients: a randomized controlled study
This study aims to investigate the effect of our designated burn rehabilitation program on improving quality of life of hand burns patients.MethodsA randomized controlled study was conducted for 12  months at Mansoura University Burn Center. It included 60 adult patients with hand burns who were randomly divided and assigned to a study and control groups. Both groups underwent basic rehabilitation. A newly designed program was implemented for the study group. Data were collected using three t ools; bio-socio demographic characteristics, the Burn Health Knowledge Questionnaire, and the Burn Specific Health Scale-Brief ...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 28, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of acquired ischiatic and perineal defects: an anatomical and clinical comparison between gluteal thigh and inferior gluteal perforator flaps
ConclusionsBoth flaps are suitable for coverage ischiatic and perineal sores. Due to its anatomical features, the IGAP flap should be considered the first choice of treatment for ischiatic ulcers. The gluteal thigh flap should be used in the recurrent sores.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 25, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Analysis of outcomes and patient ’s satisfaction following monolateral and bilateral mastectomy using BREAST-Q
AbstractBackgroundBreast reconstruction plays an important role in improving the quality of life of patients with breast cancer. The aim of this study is to verify if there is a difference in patient ’s satisfaction and in body perception following monolateral and bilateral mastectomy with breast reconstruction.MethodsThe study population were 144 women who had undergone mastectomy and breast reconstruction at our hospital between 2005 and 2016. They filled out BREAST-Q post-operative module after almost 1  year from breast reconstruction. We administered the questionnaire electronically almost 1 year after...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 22, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Three-dimensional printing modeling: application in maxillofacial and hand fractures and resident training
ConclusionsWe have created low-cost, good quality, reliable, and accurate 3D printed models for the preoperative planning of reconstructive surgeries of maxillofacial and hand fractures, reducing the operative times and providing a new academic teaching tool in the training of residents of plastic surgery.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 21, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcome measures following gynecomastia correction: a systematic review
ConclusionsThe rate of patient satisfaction was high, although most studies did not use validated or quantifiable evaluation methods for assessment of satisfaction. A new self-assessment tool, which should include functional, psycho-relational, and cosmetic components, is needed to measure satisfaction and quality of life in patients who have undergone gynecomastia correction.Level of Evidence:  Level III, therapeutic study (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 17, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Transversalis fascia scoring: a new adjunct to anterior  component separation technique
ConclusionsAdding transversalis fascia scoring in a controlled standard fashion to ACS may help surgeons achieve closure of abdominal wall defects when ACS alone is not sufficient.Level of Evidence: Level V, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 11, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Correction to: Apocynin and dimethyl sulfoxide synergistically protect against ischemia-reperfusion injury in a rat hind limb ischemia-reperfusion model
AbstractDr. Ozer Sehirli ’s affiliation needs to be updated as he was transferred from Marmara University Faculty of Pharmacy to Near East University Faculty of Dentistry two years ago. The updated information is provided in the affiliation section below. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - November 9, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

A novel technique for clinical examination of buried head and neck free flaps
AbstractMonitoring buried flaps within the head and neck presents a unique challenge to the microsurgeon. We conducted an independent review of the literature using Medline, PubMed and Q Read performed up to February 2017. This showed that head and neck free flaps have contemporary success rates of between 92 and 98%, which is similar to rates reported for all types of flaps (90 –98%). Studies looking specifically at buried free flaps were scarce, with success rates (90–98%) precisely mirroring those of studies looking at all flaps. In studies in which both buried and non-buried flaps were stratified, buried fl...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - October 30, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research