Publications by authors named "Alan Matarasso"

90 Publications

Subcutaneous Lateral Temporal Lift.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul 13;49(3):365-375. Epub 2022 May 13.

Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zucker School of Medicine, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 1009 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA. Electronic address:

Over the past decades, the understanding of the nuances of forehead anatomy and facial aging has grown immensely. Safe and reliable options for forehead rejuvenation followed. Although noninvasive techniques are an important adjunct in forehead rejuvenation, the mainstay of treatment of the eyebrow is operative intervention. The senior author's technique has developed over many years, first focusing on the open coronal and anterior hairline approach to the forehead lift, then the endoscopic brow lift, and most recently, the lateral subcutaneous temporal lift. This technique allows for reliable and safe elevation of the lateral brow with minimal complications.
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July 2022

Face Lift Practice Patterns: An American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member Survey, 2000 and 2020. How Much Have We Changed?

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 06 5;149(6):1096e-1105e. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; H/K/B Plastic Surgery (private practice); Couto Plastic Surgery (private practice); Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (private practice); and Hofstra University/Northwell School of Medicine.

Background: In 2000, Matarasso et al. performed a survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons members' face lift practice patterns. Since that publication, the aesthetic marketplace has changed dramatically, as have ancillary face lift techniques. In an attempt to detail these changes, we repeated that original survey, adding questions to address more recent technical issues and advances. The goal of this report was to define current face lift practice patterns, compare current patterns to the previous ones, and define recent advances.

Methods: A 38-question survey assessing face lift techniques, perioperative management, complications, and concomitant procedures was electronically distributed to a random cohort of American Society of Plastic Surgeons members. Data were recorded and statistically analyzed utilizing the Pearson chi-square test.

Results: A total of 251 forms were returned and analyzed. Details of demographics, face lift techniques, ancillary procedures, perioperative care, and complications are presented. Current results were compared to the previously published society member practice patterns delineated in the 2000 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery publication.

Conclusions: The basic approach of American Society of Plastic Surgeons members to the face lift operation has not changed dramatically over the past 20 years. The development of operative adjuncts, however, has been positive, including fat grafting techniques, concomitant use of skin resurfacing, and means of minimizing blood loss with tranexamic acid. In certain instances, respondents do not follow evidence-based guidelines for perioperative care. Finally, common complications of practicing members appear to coincide with published retrospective reviews.
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June 2022

Plastic Surgery in Men.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Clin Plast Surg 2022 04 16;49(2):xi. Epub 2022 Mar 16.

Hofstra University/Northwell School of Medicine, 1009 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA. Electronic address:

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April 2022

High-Definition Liposuction in Men.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):307-312

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 210 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065, USA; Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, USA.

Liposuction is the most common procedure in plastic surgery and becoming increasingly common in male patients. Recently, liposuction has evolved from a procedure whose goal was primarily fat extraction, to one that sculpts tissue with the goal of enhancing muscular definition. The popularity of high-definition liposuction has increased rapidly due to visibility on social media and has broadened the patient population presenting for liposuction, particularly among men. Herein, the authors review patient selection, surgical technique, and postoperative outcomes following high-definition liposuction in male patients.
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April 2022

The Male Abdominoplasty.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):285-291

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 210 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065, USA; Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, USA.

Although body contouring has long been considered a female-dominated market, growing popularity among men has led to shifting market focus. The increase in male body contouring surgery has been fueled by increased recognition of its safety and efficacy, decreased stigma via social media awareness, and increasing desire among men who seek to remain competitive in the workforce. The growth of bariatric surgery has only compounded such trends, with a growing population of men seeking excisional procedures following massive weight loss. The authors review key features of the modern male abdominoplasty, with respect to anatomy, patient selection, surgical technique, and postoperative outcomes.
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April 2022

Rhinoplasty: A Complex, Four-Dimensional Procedure.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 01 27;49(1):xiii-xiv. Epub 2021 Sep 27.

Hofstra-Northwell Health System, New York, NY 10028, USA. Electronic address:

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January 2022

Remembering Dr. Mel Spira.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Jul;148(1):256-257

From the Department of Surgery, Hofstra University/Northwell School of Medicine.

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July 2021

Invited Discussion on: Medical Tourism in Aesthetic Breast Surgery-A Systematic Review.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 08 27;45(4):1910-1911. Epub 2021 May 27.

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Hofstra University, Hempstead, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-021-02346-9DOI Listing
August 2021

Mastery of Basic Rhinology: An Important Tool for the Modern Rhinoplasty Specialist.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 08;41(9):NP1141-NP1151

Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zucker School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

Rhinology is the branch of medicine that deals with nasal function as part of the respiratory apparatus. It is a fundamental component of otolaryngology curricula and thus generously found in that specialty's literature. Ear, nose, and throat specialists who have made aesthetic rhinoplasty a cornerstone of their practice have understood the importance of rhinology for years. We propose that deeper knowledge and understanding of rhinology would be incredibly useful for the cosmetic rhinoplasty surgeon, especially the one who has no formal training in otolaryngology. This is of critical importance because sometimes, cosmetic rhinoplasties may have negative repercussions on nasal function, a problem that must be dealt with either preemptively at the time of surgery or at a revision procedure. Moreover, many of today's rhinoplasty patients are seeking comprehensive surgical care by a specialist who can manage both aesthetic and functional concerns in a single operation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjaa384DOI Listing
August 2021

Evidence-Based Performance Measures for Rhinoplasty: A Multidisciplinary Performance Measure Set.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 02;147(2):222e-230e

From the Johns Hopkins Hospital; Fedok Plastic Surgery and Laser Center; the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; The Plastic Surgery Clinic; Westlake Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery; The Center for Facial Restoration; the University of Pennsylvania; the University of Michigan; the University of Southern California; Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School; the University of Wisconsin; private practice; Stanford University; Case Western Reserve University; TLKM Plastic Surgery; Yale School of Medicine; the University of California, Davis; and the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

Summary: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery commissioned the multidisciplinary Rhinoplasty Performance Measure Development Work Group to identify and draft quality measures for the care of patients undergoing both functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty. One outcome measure and three process measures were identified. The outcome looked at patient satisfaction with rhinoplasty procedures. The process measures look at motivations and expectations of the procedure, airway assessment, and nonnarcotic shared decision-making strategies for pain management. All measures in this report were approved by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Quality and Performance Measures Work Group and Executive Committee, and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The Rhinoplasty Society, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. The Work Group recommends the use of these measures for quality initiatives, Continuing Medical Education, Maintenance of Certification, Qualified Clinical Data Registry reporting, and national quality reporting programs.
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February 2021

Standards and Trends in Lipoabdominoplasty.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2020 Oct 26;8(10):e3144. Epub 2020 Oct 26.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Northwell Health, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Great Neck, N.Y.

Background: Lipoabdominoplasty has evolved over the last 6 decades through contributions from numerous luminaries in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Methods: The authors review historical perspective and provide a contemporary examination of trends in lipoabdominoplasty.

Results: In 1967, Pitanguy popularized abdominoplasty (without liposuction) as a technique for augmenting ventral hernias repairs and subsequently for aesthetic improvement of the abdomen. After the introduction of suction assisted lipectomy by Illouz in 1983, abdominoplasty became a central tool in a diverse armamentarium of anterior and lateral abdominal wall contouring procedures. Liposuction was initially utilized with mini-abdominoplasty in order to improve contour. Subsequently, Matarasso advanced the safe combination of liposuction with full abdominoplasty. Additionally, he systematized the variety of cutaneous undermining, excision, and liposuction procedures utilized in abdominal contouring as indicated by the degree of skin laxity and musculofascial diastasis. Lockwood advocated high lateral tension closure of the superficial fascial system of the abdomen to improve the contour of the hips and flanks. Saldanha advanced selective undermining and anterior abdominal wall perforator preservation to minimize wound healing and seroma complications associated with lipoabdominoplasty procedures.

Conclusion: In abdominal contour surgery, surgeons can rely on classic techniques and algorithms that have withstood the test of time while modifying their approaches with advances backed by compelling and rigorously obtained evidence.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7647643PMC
October 2020

Abdominoplasty: State-of-the-Art.

Clin Plast Surg 2020 07 21;47(3):ix-x. Epub 2020 Apr 21.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, 9500 Euclid Avenue, A60, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA. Electronic address:

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July 2020

Lateral Temporal Subcutaneous Brow Lift: Clinical Experience and Systematic Review of the Literature.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2020 Apr 24;8(4):e2764. Epub 2020 Apr 24.

Clinical Professor of Surgery, Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zucker School of Medicine, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, N.Y.

Background: Numerous techniques have been described to correct brow aesthetics in facial rejuvenation. We report the senior author's (A.M.) current approach for eyebrow elevation utilizing a lateral subcutaneous brow lift and, when indicated, a medial subgaleal brow lift. Furthermore, a systematic review of the literature was performed comparing the different surgical approaches and techniques.

Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed using the MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases. Studies were included if the content was original, provided outcome data, and complications.

Results: The senior author (A.M.) has performed over 500 lateral temporal subcutaneous brow lifts for lateral brow ptosis. The vast majority was highly satisfied with the outcome and there were minimal complications. This represents the largest series of patients utilizing this technique. Twenty-six articles were reviewed and 5 met our screening criteria and were analyzed critically for inclusion and further objective review. All of the studies were retrospective in nature and report high patient satisfaction with an acceptable risk profile.

Conclusions: In this study, we described the largest series of patients undergoing lateral subcutaneous brow lifts (n > 500), as well as a systematic review of the current literature. The current literature described an overall high degree of patient satisfaction with low complication rates, similar to the senior author's (A.M.) experience. This technique has emerged as a reliable technique for lateral brow elevation with a very low and acceptable risk profile.
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7209881PMC
April 2020

Reply: Secondary Abdominoplasty: Management of the Umbilicus after Prior Stalk Transection.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Plast Reconstr Surg 2020 03;145(3):654e-655e

Department of Plastic Surgery, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell Health, New York, N.Y.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000006582DOI Listing
March 2020

Commentary on: Buccal Fat Pad Excision: Hydrodissection Technique.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Aesthet Surg J 2019 09;39(10):1046-1047

Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zuckerman School of Medicine, New York, NY.

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September 2019

Secondary Abdominoplasty: Management of the Umbilicus after Prior Stalk Transection.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 04;143(4):729e-733e

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California San Diego Medical Center; Associates in Plastic Surgery; and Hofstra Northwell Health System, Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital.

Patients with prior umbilical stalk detachment, secondary to limited abdominoplasty or prior umbilical hernia repair, may in the future be candidates for full abdominoplasty. In these patients, a circumferential incision around the umbilicus detaches the remaining cutaneous blood supply, prompting concern for umbilical viability. Minimal literature exists to guide clinical decision-making for these patients. Inquiries were made to Louisiana Society of Plastic Surgery members and the Plastic Surgery Education Network online forum of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Metrics obtained included patient age, sex, nature of primary surgery, time between umbilical stalk detachment and secondary full abdominoplasty, complications, and whether rectus plication was performed at the time of secondary surgery. Eleven physicians provided complete documentation for 18 cases. All patients healed without evidence of umbilical ischemia or necrosis. Average patient age was 40.6 years. Average interval between procedures was 3.6 years. Sixty-seven percent of patients had the umbilicus delayed before the secondary procedure, with the median delay time being 18 days. Rectus fascia was plicated during secondary surgery in 72 percent of patients. This is the first reported series of patients undergoing full abdominoplasty after prior umbilical stalk detachment. It is also the first time the Plastic Surgery Education Network online forum has been used to collect research data, highlighting its potential as a valuable research tool. The data set was obtained from a wide range of practices, which allows for consideration of various technical solutions when this or other diverse clinical scenarios are encountered. CLINICAL QUESTION/LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:: Therapeutic, V.
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April 2019

Hip Asymmetry: Implications in Body Contouring Surgery.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2019 03;143(3):513e-517e

From the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Harvard Medical School-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine; and Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital.

Background: Asymmetry of the hips and its implication in body contouring procedures has not yet been reported. Hip asymmetry is common in the general population and may account for uneven abdominoplasty scar and the apparent discrepancies in volume following liposuction of the hips and flanks. The goal of this study was to determine the presence of hip asymmetry in women presenting for abdominal contouring surgery.

Methods: Analysis of preoperative photographs of 100 female patients was performed by three independent plastic surgeons. They were asked to evaluate for hip asymmetry and, when present, determine which side was higher. Adobe Photoshop was also used to objectively measure hip asymmetry. Patients were women with no known history of hip abnormalities; age ranged from 17 to 64 years and the body mass index ranged from 16 to 47 kg/m(2).

Results: All three plastic surgeon reviewers found that the majority of patients had hip asymmetry, with raters 1, 2, and 3 documenting discrepancies in hip height in 88, 60, and 76 percent of patients, respectively. The interrater reliability was 0.713. Chi-square statistical analysis suggested that the raters were not statistically different from one another (p = 0.086). The objective analysis found asymmetry in 82 percent of patients.

Conclusions: The results showed that the majority of patients who present for abdominal contouring surgery have asymmetric hips. Patients are usually unaware of the unevenness of their own hips; however, they often notice postoperative discrepancies in scar height after abdominoplasty or volume differences after liposuction.
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March 2019

Commentary on: The Excision of the Buccal Fat Pad for Cheek Refinement: Volumetric Considerations.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Aesthet Surg J 2019 05;39(6):593-594

Northwell Health System/Hofstra University, Zuckerman School of Medicine, New York, NY.

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May 2019

Commentary on: Botulinum Toxin Treatment for Mild to Moderate Platysma Bands: A Systematic Review of Efficacy, Safety, and Injection Technique.

Aesthet Surg J 2019 01;39(2):207-208

Hofstra University/Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY.

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January 2019

Optimizing Male Periorbital Rejuvenation.

Dermatol Surg 2017 Nov;43 Suppl 2:S196-S202

*Charlotte Plastic Surgery, Charlotte, North Carolina; †Hofstra University Northwell School of Medicine, New York, New York; ‡Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, Dallas, Texas.

Background: Facial rejuvenation continues to be an increasing trend among males. The periorbital region deserves special mention given the overall differences in aesthetics between sexes.

Objective: To examine the aesthetics of the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, lateral canthus, and brow with respect to male periorbital rejuvenation.

Methods: The upper eyelid, lower eyelid, lateral canthus, and brow are examined, highlighting aesthetic differences in males and females.

Results: The authors outline principles so as to maintain a masculine appearance when treating the male upper eyelid, lower eyelid, lateral canthus, and brow.

Conclusion: With guiding principles, the male upper lid, lower lid, brow, and lateral canthus can be managed to achieve optimal, consistent results.
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November 2017

Discussion: Transabdominal Breast Augmentation: A Review of 114 Cases Performed over 14 Years.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 09;140(3):488-489

New York, N.Y.

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September 2017

Discussion: Botulinum Toxin for Neck Rejuvenation: Assessing Efficacy and Redefining Patient Selection.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 07;140(1):18e-19e

New York, N.Y., and San Francisco, Calif.

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July 2017

Reply: Management of the Postbariatric Medial Thigh Deformity.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 03;139(3):799e

Hofstra University, Northwell School of Medicine, Hampstead, N.Y.

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March 2017

Reply: Management of the Postbariatric Medial Thigh Deformity.

Authors:
Alan Matarasso

Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 02;139(2):568e

Department of Surgery Hofstra University Northwell School of Medicine Hempstead, N.Y.

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February 2017

E-Cigarettes and Potential Implications for Plastic Surgery.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Dec;138(6):1059e-1066e

New York, N.Y.

The use of tobacco-based products, most notably cigarettes, is related directly to wound healing problems and poorer outcomes in plastic surgery. Current abstracts have highlighted the potential complications from nicotine, specifically following plastic surgery in patients who choose to smoke. Recently, products that use electricity to vaporize liquid nitrogen have been gaining popularity. New rules were recently proposed that would give the federal government authority over electronic cigarettes. However, the health-related issues surrounding e-cigarettes are still largely unknown or misunderstood. These issues also extend to their impact on surgical procedures, notably their effect on plastic surgical procedures that rely heavily on the vascularity of either the host wound bed or the replacement tissue.
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December 2016

Incorporating Minimally Invasive Procedures into an Aesthetic Surgery Practice.

Clin Plast Surg 2016 Jul;43(3):449-57

Park Avenue Skin Solutions, 1009 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10028, USA.

Minimally invasive procedures in an aesthetic practice have grown over the past decade. Plastic surgery practices are embracing the incorporation of injectables and lasers as adjuncts to their surgical procedures. The use of botulinum toxin, hyaluronic acid fillers, and lasers has made a significant impact on the authors' practice. The authors describe the important considerations, consultation goals, and procedural steps with injectables and fillers. The novel use of deoxycholic acid injections is also described. The authors strongly think that as options continue to expand, plastic surgeons will benefit from taking an active role in adopting these new innovations.
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July 2016

Management of the Postbariatric Medial Thigh Deformity.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 May;137(5):1434-1446

Ramsey and Hackensack, N.J.; and New York, N.Y.

Background: Thigh contour deformities-in particular, those of the medial thighs-are a common concern for many individuals seeking body contouring. Despite the frequency of this concern, some plastic surgeons have often been reluctant to embrace the medial thigh-lift procedure because of the risk for significant complications and relatively poor results. The authors' approach to medial thigh contouring is to address the variables outside of the medial thighs affecting the medial thighs before considering a medial thigh-lift procedure with a vertical component. In this article, the authors review the senior author's (J.F.C.) experience of 350 vertical medial thigh lifts in the weight-loss patient.

Methods: The charts of 350 consecutive individuals who had undergone vertical medial thigh lifts were reviewed for complications and other variables. The procedures were all performed by the senior author between February of 2000 and February of 2014. The preoperative markings, current surgical technique, and postoperative care are described.

Results: There were 326 women and 24 men in the study, with an average age of 43 years. The overall complication rate was 45.14 percent. Skin dehiscence and seroma formation were the most frequent complications, at 31.14 percent and 18.18 percent, respectively. The vast majority of patients were pleased with the aesthetic and functional results of their surgery.

Conclusion: The medial thigh deformities of the weight-loss patient are effectively addressed by a vertical medial thigh lift when the variables adjacent to the medial thighs are first treated by a body lift.

Clinical Question/level Of Evidence: Therapeutic, IV.
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May 2016

Introduction to "Soft-Tissue Fillers and Neuromodulators: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives".

Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Nov;136(5 Suppl):9S-10S

Boca Raton, Fla.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and New York, N.Y. From private practice; University of California, Los Angeles; and Department of Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Ear, Eye, and Throat Hospital.

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November 2015

Reply: Combined Breast Surgery and Abdominoplasty: Strategies for Success.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Jan;137(1):249e-250e

Department of Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Ear, Eye, and Throat Hospital, New York, N.Y.

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January 2016

Strategies for Aesthetic Reshaping of the Postpartum Patient.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2015 Aug;136(2):245-257

New York, N.Y.; and Pittsburgh, Pa. From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Manhattan Ear, Eye, and Throat Hospital; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Unlabelled: Statistics reflect that pregnancies are occurring at a later age, multiple births are becoming more common, and a sizeable population--with a keen interest in nutrition, fitness, and a continued desire to retain a youthful figure--is aging. Consequently, postpartum reshaping is a priority for many women, enough so that the phrase "mommy makeover" has entered the vernacular. In this article, the senior author's practice was evaluated to explore patient goals, methods, and outcomes in reshaping the postpartum abdomen. A literature review was conducted to assess the state of the art in methods to meet these goals. The postpartum patient often uses her prepregnancy appearance as a barometer for her postpregnancy goals. Although aging is one force motivating women to pursue abdominoplasty, the majority desires the correction of changes related to pregnancy. The abdomen and breasts are the regions most visibly affected by pregnancy, although numerous aesthetic units of the trunk and surrounding regions concern patients seeking postpartum body contouring and they may be part of the patient's perception and idealization of her appearance. Abdominoplasty is central to postpartum body contouring, and numerous strategies such as concurrent flap, flank, or mons pubis liposuction and waistline enhancement methods are integral components of it. Consideration should also be given to the multiple body areas affected by pregnancy that may enhance the patient's overall appearance. In the appropriate context, multiple procedures can be safely and effectively combined to address the various regions affected by postpartum changes.

Clinical Question/level Of Evidence: Therapeutic, V.
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August 2015
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