Impact of Anatomical Abnormalities on Velopharyngeal Insufficiency in Patients with Submucous Cleft Palate
Submucous cleft palate (SMCP) is a congenital anomaly characterized by Calnan's triad. However, in clinical practice, it is common forindividuals to exhibit one or two anatomical abnormalities within the triad. Furthermore, the definition of SMCP has been diverse and ambiguous in previous studies. Therefore, this study aimed to analyze the correlation between anatomical abnormalities and development of velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 14, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Chi Hyun Lee, Hyung Joon Seo, Ju Heon An, Go Woon Park, Yong Chan Bae Source Type: research

Prospective assessment of the quality of life and nipple sensation after gender-affirming chest surgery
In the existing literature, assessing transgender patients' quality of life after surgery, especially using standardized surveys, is rare. The nipple sensation regarding the operating technique has neither been studied in a prospective nor standardized way. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 13, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Anoujat Kanlagna, Julien Oillic, Julien Verdier, Pierre Perrot, Ugo Lancien Source Type: research

Four corner fusion: comparison between dorsal circular plate and compression screws
In degenerative wrist disease, scaphoid excision and four-corner arthrodesis (4CF) are an acceptable salvage procedure.1 Different devices can be used with different results.2 (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 13, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Chiara Suardi, Sandra Pfanner, Enrico Verme, Alberto Schiavo, Tommaso Porciatti, Andrea Poggetti Source Type: research

‘Normal’ breast dimensions in obese women – reference values and the effect of weight loss,
Breast hypertrophy may cause significant suffering, such as back-, and breast pain, painful shoulder groves, and eczemas. Furthermore, women with breast hypertrophy might have lower quality of life than women without breast hypertrophy. Although 50% of women undergoing breast reduction in the US have a BMI> 30kg/m2, the current standard of normality is based on studies focusing on women (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 12, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Jonas Ockell, Christina Bi örserud, Monika Fagevik Olsén, Anna Elander, Emma Hansson Source Type: research

Contributors to Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Risk After Breast Cancer Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) events are a preventable complication for patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer. Yet, there is a lack of consistency in the existing literature regarding the potential risk factors affecting these individuals. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 10, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Syeda Hoorulain Ahmed, Ramin Shekouhi, Cameron Gerhold, Alexzandra Mattia, Armina Azizi, Gary Donath, Harvey Chim Source Type: research

Comprehensive Analysis of Donor-site Chest Deformities after Autologous Costal Cartilage Microtia Reconstruction: A Systematic Review
Autologous costal cartilage has gained widespread acceptance as an important material for ear reconstruction in patients with microtia. Despite its recognition as being “worth the trade-off,” attention should be directed towards donor site deformities. This systematic review focused on existing English literature related to microtia reconstruction and aimed to reveal the incidence of chest wall deformities and assess the effectiveness of various proposed surgic al techniques aimed at reducing donor site morbidities. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 10, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Jisu Kim, Chanwoo Park, Kap Sung Oh, So Young Lim Source Type: research

Lymphaticovenous anastomosis map established with lymphatic ultrasound and multi-lymphosome indocyanine green lymphography
This study aimed to establish a map of the LVA site. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 10, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Hisako Hara, Makoto Mihara Source Type: research

Predisposing risk factors for cleft lip and palate in an amazonian population focusing on nutritional factors: a case-control study
Orofacial clefts (OFC) are the most common congenital malformation of the craniofacial skeleton. Attempts have been made to correlate the components of maternal diet as triggers for the development or prevention of OFC. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 10, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Cynthia S.M. Rocha, Franklin S. Rocha, Lucas A.O. Aleixo, Suely P. Barros, Nivaldo Alonso Source Type: research

Active Nerve Management for Above the Knee Amputation: A Comparison of Through the Wound Versus Posterior Approach
Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) and regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI) are used to prevent or treat neuromas in amputees. TMR for above-the-knee amputation (AKA) is most commonly performed through a posterior incision rather than the stump wound because recipient motor nerves are primarily located in the proximal third of the thigh. When preventative TMR is performed with concurrent AKA, a posterior approach requires intraoperative repositioning and an additional incision. The purpose of this study was to evaluate feasibility of TMR and operative times for nerve management performed through the wound compar...
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 9, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Shahnur Ahmed, Dylan Roth, Luci Hulsman, Jeffrey N. Gross, Erin L. Weber, Anthony Archual, Brian M. Christie, Rachel M. Danforth, Joshua M. Adkinson, Aladdin H. Hassanein Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Predictors of Extended Length of Stay Following Outpatient Reduction Mammaplasty
Reduction mammaplasty has transitioned into a largely outpatient procedure in the United States. Following planned outpatient procedures, patients may still be admitted for additional inpatient care, incurring clinical and economic burden. Prior literature has not explored the preoperative and perioperative determinants of extended lengths of stay (LOS) after breast reduction surgery. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 9, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Dylan K. Kim, Grant B. Feuer, Paige E. Warner, Jeffrey A. Ascherman Source Type: research

Acute versus non-acute targeted muscle reinnervation for pain control following major limb amputation: a comparative study
Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) has been shown to reduce both phantom limb pain (PLP) and residual limb pain (RLP) after major limb amputation. However, the effect of the timing of surgery on pain control and quality-of-life outcomes is controversial. We conducted a retrospective study to compare the outcomes of acute TMR for pain prevention with non-acute TMR for the treatment of established pain. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 9, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Andrew T Li, Nicole Garcia, Margaret Angliss, Eldho Paul, Steven Gray, Frank Bruscino-Raiola Source Type: research

A New Type of Dual Plane Breast Augmentation: Redefining Parenchyma-Muscle Interface in High Mobile Glandular Ptotic Breast
We describe and evaluate an innovative approach to breast augmentation in this breast type. By widely disrupting and redefining the parenchyma-muscle interface, the techniques offer opportunities to restore the takeoff point of the breast and improve the fullness of the upper pole, thus producing a “perkier” breast appearance. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 9, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Minqiang Xin, Ziying Zhang, Zhengyao Li Source Type: research

Functional evaluation of Septal L-strut extension graft in East Asians
The septal L-strut extension graft (SLEG) consists of anterior extended spreader graft (AESG) and caudal septal extension graft (CSEG). SLEG is a way to increase the anterocaudal projection from a low-profile nose by creating the de-novo septum. This retrospective study verifies the effectiveness of SLEG in improving the nasal function of east Asians. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 8, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Soo-byn Kim, Seung-hee Baik, Kyu-il Lee, Eun-Sang Dhong, Seong-Ho Jeong, Seung-Kyu Han Source Type: research

CPET-guided prehabilitation in complex abdominal wall reconstruction: could it be the key for optimising ERAS?
Complex abdominal wall reconstruction (CAWR) is a challenging procedure associated with a high incidence of postoperative complications, particularly respiratory complications, which can exacerbate mortality rates and prolong hospitalisation.1 Key risk factors for developing complications include advanced age, male gender, pre-existing conditions such as congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, malnutrition, history of recurrent incarcerated hernia and extended surgical durations. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 8, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Jing Qin Tay Tags: Correspondence and Communications Source Type: research

Breast Reconstruction with Mentor Anatomical Implants and the Risk of Implant Rotation: A Retrospective Study of 1134 Women
Implant rotation is a known complication to breast reconstruction with anatomical implants. However, there is a lack of large studies investigating the risk of implant rotation and potential predisposing risk factors. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - May 8, 2024 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Randa B Kullab, Mathilde N Hemmingsen, Caroline Norlin, Anne K Bennedsen, Mathias Ørholt, Andreas Larsen, Tim K Weltz, Julie Kalstrup, Rikke Bredgaard, Lisbet R Hölmich, Tine E Damsgaard, Peter Vester-Glowinski, Mikkel Herly Source Type: research