Breast Implant Infections: An Update
Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: Infectious Disease Clinics of North AmericaAuthor(s): Tahaniyat Lalani (Source: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America)
Source: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America - September 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research

Glabella impending skin necrosis: a case report
AbstractA 47-year-old female patient undergoing hyaluronic acid injection in the glabella region suffered intravascular injection leading to marked discoloration (whitening) of the whole angiosome of the supratrochlear artery, extending to the areas of the anastomoses to the left upper eyelid, the dorsum of the nose, and the left sidewall of the nose. The syringe was immediately withdrawn while aspirating and prompt salvage counter-measures were taken, including application of warm compresses, vigorous massaging, oral administration of aspirin, repeated injections of hyaluronidase, and application of nitroglycerine paste o...
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Feasibility of a Kinect ®-based rehabilitation strategy after burn injury
Early mobilization and rehabilitation has become a hallmark in the management of critical care patients that is associated with decreased physical impairment and hospital length of stay [1]. In burn patients, the burden of long-term cognitive and neuromuscular impairment is compounded by prolonged muscle catabolism and joint stiffness from cutaneous scarring [2]. As such, it is essential that burn patients are provided early intensive rehabilitative therapies in order to maximize functional outcomes [3]. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - September 18, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Tam N. Pham, Joshua N. Wong, Tonya Terken, Nicole S. Gibran, Gretchen J. Carrougher, Aaron Bunnell Source Type: research

The Extended Purse-String Rhytidectomy
Facial plast Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672176Facelifts remain a critical part of a facial plastic surgeon's cosmetic practice. Techniques continue to evolve, while at the same time patients demand less invasive procedures with less morbidity. The authors present a facelift plication technique using wide purse-string sutures placed into the superficial musculoaponeurotic system and platysma. This is a retrospective review with a level of evidence 3 set at a medical spa and tertiary referral center designed to assess a purse-string suture technique using an inner followed by an outer purse-string, with refinements being made...
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Obourn, Chelsea A. Frodel, John L. Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

A 2-Year Follow-up Study of an Absorbable Implant to Treat Nasal Valve Collapse
This study demonstrates safety of an absorbable implant for lateral nasal wall support and symptom improvement in some subjects with NVC at 24 months postprocedure. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text (Source: Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery - September 18, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: San Nicol ó, Marion Stelter, Klaus Sadick, Haneen Bas, Murat Berghaus, Alexander Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

Breast Implant Infections
Prosthetic breast implantation is a common surgical procedure for augmentation and reconstruction after mastectomy. The incidence of implant infection is 1% to 2.5% and is higher for reconstruction following mastectomy compared with augmentation. Most infections are caused by gram-positive pathogens, such as coagulase-negative staphylococci, Cutibacterium species, Staphylococcus aureus, and streptococci. Acute infections are usually associated with fever and breast pain, erythema, and drainage. Subacute infections may present with chronic pain, persistent drainage, failed healing of the incision site, or migration of the i...
Source: Infectious Diseases Clinics of North America - September 18, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tahaniyat Lalani Source Type: research

Commentary on: Medial Osteoectomy as a Routine Procedure in Rhinoplasty: Six-Year Experience with an Innovative Technique
(Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - September 17, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Is Latin America Ready to Identify Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma in Breast Implants Patients? Regional Encounter During the National Plastic Surgery Meeting in Cancun, Mexico
ConclusionMost representatives agreed that further studies must be done. Concern is increasing, and the problem is known. Other factors involved may be considered, and the problem must not be ignored.No Level AssignedThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - September 17, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Re-evaluation of websites from burn centers in Austria, Germany and Switzerland
Since the introduction of the World Wide Web in the second half of the 20th century, websites, including those of healthcare providers, the information they provide, and their associated services, expanded rapidly. Hence, websites have become an indispensable medium for health-related information and an important tool for healthcare providers. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - September 17, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Stefan Benedikt, Alexandru-Cristian Tuca, Alen Palackic, Paul Wurzer, Daniel Popp, Christian Tapking, Lars-Peter Kamolz Source Type: research

Increasing ambulatory treatment of pediatric minor burns —The emerging paradigm for burn care in children
Burns are a leading mechanism of injury among pediatric patients in the United States and are frequently cared for in emergency departments (ED). In 2015, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported 104,940 nonfatal burn injuries and 290 deaths among children aged 0 –17years [1]. ED providers are frontline in burn treatment, and are tasked with evaluation, triage, and treatment of these injuries. Guidance from the American Burn Association (ABA) recommends referral to burn centers for children presenting to facilities that do not have “qualified personnel a nd equipment for the care of children [2].&...
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - September 17, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Clifford C. Sheckter, Harriet Kiwanuka, Zeshaan Maan, Elizabeth Pirrotta, Catherine Curtin, Nancy E. Wang Source Type: research

Using the injury severity score to adjust for comorbid trauma may be double counting burns: implications for burn research
Historically, the probability of death from thermal injuries has been determined based on three simple clinical criteria [1 –3]: (1) age (e.g.>60years), (2) burn size (>40% total body surface area [TBSA] burned), and (3) inhalation injury [1]. In fact, these three criteria are used in well-known burn mortality prediction scores such as the Modified Baux Index [4] and the Abbreviated Burn Severity Score Index (ABSI) [5,6]. More recently, a common methodology in the burn literature adjusts for age, burn size (e.g. (Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries)
Source: Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries - September 17, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Jud C. Janak, Michael S. Clemens, Jeffrey T. Howard, Tuan D. Le, Leopoldo C. Cancio, Kevin K. Chung, Jennifer M. Gurney, Jonathan A. Sosnov, Ian J. Stewart Source Type: research

The Role of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Managing Chinese Patients With Wound-derived Acute Severe Illness.
CONCLUSIONS: At PUMCH, the new collaborative salvage protocol with proactive use of NPWT with simultaneous life- support methods resulted in greater therapeutic effects than traditional salvage treatment could offer. PMID: 30212366 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Wounds)
Source: Wounds - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Tags: Wounds Source Type: research

Commentary Regarding “Abdominal Wall Reconstruction and Patient Comorbidities”
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

Discrepancies Between Surgical Oncologists and Plastic Surgeons in Patient Information Provision and Personal Opinions Towards Immediate Breast Reconstruction
Conclusion We observed that all respondents discussed the possibility of IBR with their patients, whereas patient-tailored information was given more frequently by plastic surgeons. Physicians differed in their opinions towards contra-indications for IBR, with plastic surgeons reporting patient-related risk factors for wound healing problems and surgical oncologists reporting oncological contra-indications more frequently. Consensus between physicians regarding contra-indications for IBR may optimize patient counseling and shared decision-making. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Book Review: Hand Trauma Illustrated Surgical Guide of Core Procedures
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Book Review: Anatomy An Essential Textbook, 2nd Edition
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Circumspectus Medicinae: Texts and Contexts Source Type: research

Preoperative Implant Size Is Strongly Associated With Alternations of Implant Size During Secondary Breast Augmentation
Conclusions Almost half of patients receive similarly sized implants during elective implant exchange. Among those who did decide to change their implant size, more than twice as many patients opted for a larger implant as opposed to a smaller one. Relatively large preoperative implant size and longer time since primary augmentation were associated with the selection of smaller implants during exchange. Further studies should be conducted to reinforce these results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Aesthetic Refinement in the Creation of the Clitoris, Its Preputial Hood, and Labia Minora in Male-to-Female Transsexual Patients
Conclusions The proposed technique represents an aesthetic refinement of the previously described pedicled glans penis flap by allowing the creation of a sensate neoclitoris, its preputial hood, and labia minora with excellent outcomes in the same surgical stage as the sex reassignment. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Aesthetic Surgery Source Type: research

Breast Reconstruction May Improve Work Ability and Productivity After Breast Cancer Surgery
Conclusions Women who had undergone mastectomy or breast-conserving surgery had decreased work ability and productivity compared with women without a history of breast cancer and to those who had undergone breast reconstruction. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Breast Surgery Source Type: research

Low-Temperature Burn on Replanted Fingers and Free Flaps in Hand
Background Patients who have undergone microsurgery for reconstruction with a free flap or finger replantation are vulnerable to heat injury. Moreover, some of these injuries can occur at low temperatures. Although the temperature does not reach the threshold to cause burns in the adjacent normal tissues, burns can occur in the areas that underwent microsurgery. On the other hand, this type of burn is not completely understood and there are few reports of the clinical prognosis. Methods The medical records of patients who received warm therapy using an infrared heat lamp with the appropriate temperature after hand sur...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Burn Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Outcome Analysis of Metacarpal and Phalangeal Fixation Techniques at Bellevue Hospital
Conclusions To our best knowledge, this is the first review to study phalangeal fractures concurrently but also separately from metacarpal fractures. Despite shorter periods of immobilization, rigid fixation does not appear to lead to improved total active motion or time to return to work. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Surgical Resection of Occult Subungual Glomus Tumors: Cold Sensitivity and Sonographic Findings
Conclusions Small glomus tumors exhibit few traditional symptoms and signs and no definitive radiological CT/MRI finding. However, cold sensitivity alone is a powerful surgical indication, and occasionally, ultrasonographic findings are useful even in the absence of CT/MRI findings. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Hand Surgery Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes of Cranioplasty: Titanium Mesh Is Not a Long-term Solution in High-risk Patients
Background Titanium mesh is a popular material for cranioplasty. However, long-term outcomes of these reconstructions remain unknown. We aimed to compare long-term outcomes between patients undergoing both (1) skull reconstruction with titanium mesh and other commonly used cranioplasty materials and (2) scalp reconstructions with locoregional flaps and free tissue transfers. Methods A retrospective review of patients treated with 466 cranioplasties (401 patients) between 2002 and 2014 was performed. Results Materials used for reconstructions included nontitanium alloplast (52.0%), titanium mesh (38%), and autologou...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Internasal: A New Type of Frontoethmoidal Encephalomeningocele
Conclusions and Relevance Our study presents a newly discovered IN of FEEM. This IN can cause hypertelorism when the nasofrontal type could not. Preoperative 3-dimensional computer tomography scans are very helpful for surgical planning. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

A Combination Flap for Nasal Defect Reconstruction
Conclusions The combination flap is a simple, single-stage procedure useful for reconstruction of heminasal and lateral wall defects. This technique is easily reproducible and provides consistently good results. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Large Defects of the Lower Lip After Mohs Surgery: The Use of Combined Karapandzic and Abbe Flaps
Discussion We believe that the standard Karapandzic and Abbe flap compares favorably with the modified Abbe plus modified Karapandzic flap combination in defects up to 80% because it is performed straightforward and can be done under local anethesia. Similarly, when compared with Karapanzic plus Burrow-Bernard-Webster combination in defects up to 80%, we believe that the standard Karapandzic and Abbe flaps are better both in function and in esthetics. In defects larger than 80%, both flap combinations are better than standard Karapandzic and Abbe flaps because of the risk of microstomy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Polyglycolic Acid Felt for Prevention of Frey Syndrome After Parotidectomy
Conclusions Use of PGA felt successfully prevented Frey syndrome, while being technically simpler and more rapid compared with SCMF transfer. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

The Evolution of Iliac Bone Graft Donor Site Analgesia in Cleft Patients: Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Is Safe and Efficacious
Conclusions Patients undergoing TAP blocks receive the benefit of a single stage procedure without an indwelling catheter and similar 6- and 24-hour morphine usage. Given the safety profile of the procedure, its effectiveness and comfort without indwelling catheter, we advocate for TAP block analgesia as an adjunct therapy in the management of postoperative pain in this population. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Head and Neck Surgery Source Type: research

Medial Plantar Venous Flap: Classic Donor Site Modification for Hand Defects
Conclusions Compared with the traditional medial plantar flap, the medial plantar venous flap involves a simpler surgical procedure and allows for revascularization of distal areas using the flow-through technique. Furthermore, the medial plantar area presents a sensitive, glabrous skin with proper bulkiness and allows for movement of the underlying structure. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

Long-term Outcomes After Pediatric Free Flap Reconstruction
This study sought to assess short- and long-term outcomes after microvascular reconstruction in the pediatric population. Methods Short- and long-term outcomes of free tissue transfer were assessed using chart-review and quality-of-life surveys. The Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument was used to evaluate overall health, pain, and ability to participate in normal daily and more vigorous activities. Patient or parent responses were compared against normative data. Results Forty-two patients underwent 48 flap reconstructions at a mean age of 8 years. Median follow-up was 14.9 years. Indications included conge...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Microsurgery Source Type: research

A Systematic Review of Zosteriform Rash in Breast Cancer Patients: An Objective Proof of Flap Reinnervation and a Management Algorithm
Conclusions Zoster reactivation in breast reconstructed patients is an objective proof of the reinnervation of the skin flap. Moreover, zosteriform rash in cancer patients should raise suspicion for metastasis, which can be confused with herpes zoster. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Peripheral Nerve Surgery and Research Source Type: research

Reconstruction of Soft Tissue Defects Around the Knee With Pedicled Perforator Flaps
Conclusions These 4 kinds of perforator flaps are available methods to repair the skin and soft tissue defects around the knee joints. Suitable perforator flaps should be chosen for different locations of wounds. Level of Evidence Therapeutic study, level IV. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

Functional Outcome After Reconstruction of Traumatic Soft Tissue Defects in the Lower Half of the Leg With Distally Based Medial Hemisoleus Muscle Flaps: A Case Series and Literature Review
Background Data regarding donor-site morbidity, postoperative clinical course, and functional outcome after hemisoleus muscle flap reconstruction are rare. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical and functional outcome of distally based medial hemisoleus flaps used for the reconstruction of defects in the lower half of the leg. Methods Data regarding 31 patients who underwent medial hemisoleus flap reconstruction between 2011 and 2017 were analyzed retrospectively. Epidemiological data and data on clinical outcomes and complications were obtained from hospital records. Functional outcome data were recorded...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Reconstructive Surgery Source Type: research

A Comparative Clinical Study of Flap Thickness: Medial Sural Artery Perforator Flap Versus Anterolateral Thigh Flap
Introduction The purpose of this study is to measure flap thicknesses of anterolateral thigh (ALT) and medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) flaps in healthy subjects by Doppler ultrasonography and compare the results in relation to sex and body mass index (BMI). Method The perforators of ALT and MSAP flaps were marked on 30 healthy subjects. The thickness of skin and subcutaneous tissue was measured in millimeters at the site of the perforator using Doppler ultrasonography. Results The mean ± SD age of the participants was 36.4 ± 10.5, the mean ± SD BMI was 25.2 ± 3.9 (19.4–32.5)....
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of the Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Prerequisite Core Surgical Training Experience: A Residents' Perspective
Background A key educational component of the integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery (PRS) training model is the prerequisite, or core, experiences. The aim of this study is to assess the integrated PRS residents' experience with this early part of training. Methods A 20-question survey was developed and piloted before deployment to integrated PRS training programs from 4 United States Census regions. Respondents were asked to characterize their prerequisite clinical and operative experiences. Results were analyzed using pairwise correlation statistics and logistic regression modeling following Bonferroni corre...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Effect of the Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor Suberoylanilide Hydroxamic Acid and Paclitaxel Treatment on Full-Thickness Wound Healing in Mice
Conclusions The addition of SAHA to taxane chemotherapy improves the therapeutic effect on triple-negative breast cancer while decreasing the detrimental effect of paclitaxel on wound healing. This may have substantial implications on improving outcomes in breast reconstruction following chemotherapy. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Transplantation Surgery and Research Source Type: research

The Use of Pedicled Perforator Flaps in Chest Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Reliability
Conclusions The possibility of numerous pedicles makes it possible for PPPFs to offset most areas of wall chest defects. Furthermore, this surgical technique is reliable and reproducible, with lower donor site morbidity than that in the case of muscular flaps, which are classically used in this location. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Disparities in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature and Modified Framework for Advancing Research Toward Intervention
Conclusions Despite a recent increase in literature focusing on postmastectomy breast reconstruction disparities, the majority focuses on identifying vulnerable populations with inadequate progression to second (understanding) and third (reducing) phases. Increasing research funding, availability of language-concordant and culturally concordant educational materials, and advocacy and sociopolitical awareness within the plastic surgery community is necessary to advance research on postmastectomy breast reconstruction and, ultimately, eliminate it. (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Phentermine: A Systematic Review for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Conclusions The relationship between phentermine and anesthesia, if any, is unclear. Hypotension on induction of general anesthesia is the most reported complication of perioperative phentermine use. Specifically, phentermine-induced hypotension may be unresponsive to vasopressors that rely on catecholamine release, such as ephedrine. Therefore, the decision to perform surgery, especially elective surgery, in a patient taking phentermine should be made with caution. Because of the half-life of phentermine, we recommend discontinuing phentermine for at least 4 days prior to surgery. This differs from the classic 2-week di...
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Review Papers Source Type: research

Classification and Treatment of Adult Buried Penis
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Response to the Letter to the Editor
No abstract available (Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery)
Source: Annals of Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Letters and Commentary Source Type: research

Nasal Elongation with Septal Half Extension Graft: Modification of Conventional Septal Extension Graft Using Minimal Septal Cartilage
AbstractBackgroundIn Asian rhinoplasty, a septal extension graft can be used for both tip projection and derotation of the alar cartilage. However, patients often do not have enough harvestable septal cartilage to create the septal extension graft. We therefore devised a method with which to fix the derotated alar cartilage with a small amount of septal cartilage.MethodsFrom January 2012 to December 2016, 23 patients underwent short nose correction with a septal half extension graft made of septal cartilage and were postoperatively monitored for at least 6  months. The alar cartilage was completely separated from the ...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Adjustable V-Flap Epicanthoplasty Based on Desired Eyelid Morphology
AbstractEyelid shape is one key distinctive feature of the Asian eye. The presence of epicanthal folds is a common eyelid defect of Asians. Different surgical techniques have been developed to correct epicanthal folds. However, potential problems with these techniques are emerging, such as difficulty in design, recurrence and/or prominent scarring after surgery, and restricted application together with double eyelidplasty. An improved epicanthoplasty technique with high simplicity and flexibility is imperative. From October 2000 to March 2017, we performed V-flap epicanthoplasty procedures on 423 Asian patients. The whole ...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Tongue-in-Groove Technique for Rhinoplasty: Technical Refinements and Considerations
Facial plast Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1670647A key concept in successful rhinoplasty surgery is maintaining or increasing tip support, and addressing tip projection and rotation. The tongue-in-groove (TIG) technique is a method to achieve this goal using sutures to create a strong connection between the septum and medial crura to change tip rotation and projection. Criticisms of this method include that it may cause stiffness of the nasal tip and columellar retraction. TIG is routinely used by the authors during anterior septal reconstructions (a modified extracorporeal septoplasty technique), as well as in primary and rev...
Source: Facial Plastic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Spataro, Emily A. Most, Sam P. Tags: Rapid Communication Source Type: research

A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis: Do Absorbable or Non-Absorbable Suture Materials Differ in Cosmetic Outcomes in Patients Requiring Primary Closure of Facial Wounds?
Surgeons are often judged on the cosmetic appearance of any scar after surgery rather than the functional outcome of treatment, especially when considering facial wounds. (Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery)
Source: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery - September 14, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Sarah Louise Gillanders, Steven Anderson, Lisa Mellon, Leonie Heskin Source Type: research

Percutaneous Radiofrequency Lower Face and Neck Tightening Technique
This Surgical Pearl presents the technique for use of 2 types of percutaneous radiofrequency devices to deliver electrothermal energy into the hypodermal skin layers of the face and neck. (Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery - September 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Association of Hair Loss With Health Utility Measurements Before and After Hair Transplant Surgery
This questionnaire study measures health utility scores for the objective assessment of sex-specific alopecia and hair transplant surgery and assesses perception of alopecia compared with other chronic health conditions by laypersons. (Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery)
Source: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery - September 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

[History of breast cancer reconstruction treatment].
Abstract The authors summarize in those six pages of drawings the history of breast cancer reconstruction treatment. The focus is on the variety of techniques available for breast reconstruction and on the debates around different indications. PMID: 30220474 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique)
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - September 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Bardot J, Magalon G, Mazzola RF Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research

[Clinical and morphological indications for delayed breast reconstruction].
Abstract A full range of breast reconstructions procedures exists and had to be proposed within a surgical team, from the simplest to the most complex. The choice of the technique is simply based on the discussion between the surgeon and the patient during a consultation. A computed tomographic angiography might be required in the case of DIEP flap reconstruction. The surgeon bases his decision on a clinical exam of the breast area, the quality of the tissues and looks for potential flaps or fat donor sites. The patient expresses her expectations in terms of breast volume, form and is clearly informed about potent...
Source: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthetique - September 13, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Bruant Rodier C, Bodin F, Ruffenach L, Depoortere C, Dissaux C Tags: Ann Chir Plast Esthet Source Type: research

Dermal subcision of Nemoto ’s ligaments as a long-lasting treatment for forehead and glabellar wrinkles
ConclusionsThe cutting (dermal subcision) of fasciocutaneous ligaments of the forehead described by Nemoto et al. is a safe, economical and effective technique for forehead and glabella rejuvenation with long-lasting results.Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. (Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Source: European Journal of Plastic Surgery - September 12, 2018 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research