5,705 results match your criteria Aesthetic Plastic Surgery[Journal]


A Novel Thunderbolt Z-Epicanthoplasty for Asians.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 26. Epub 2022 May 26.

Department of Burn and Plastic Surgery, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, No. 37 Guoxue Alley, Wuhou District, Chengdu City, 61000, Sichuan Province, People's Republic of China.

Background: Although many epicanthoplasty techniques have been proposed, prominent hypertrophic scarring in the medial canthal region remains a problem. The aim of this study was to develop a novel design that has a less prominent scar with minimal tension.

Methods: A total of 489 patients underwent thunderbolt Z-epicanthoplasty from July 2015 to April 2019, with or without blepharoplasty. Read More

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Evaluation of Chlorhexidine Concentration on the Skin After Preoperative Surgical Site Preparation in Breast Surgery-A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Department of Surgery, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil.

Background: Although there is a rationale supporting that preoperative showering with 2% or 4% chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) would decrease skin bacterial colonization, there is no consensus that this practice reduces the risk of surgical site infection (SSI).

Objectives: Analyze the skin concentration of CHG after preoperative showering associated with the traditional skin preparation with CHG 4% for breast surgery.

Methods: Randomized controlled trial that included 45 patients, all candidates for augmentation mammaplasty, allocated into three groups (A: no preoperative showering; B: one preoperative showering; C: two preoperative showering with CHG 4%) in a 1:1:1 ratio. Read More

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A Machine Learning-Based Model for Breast Volume Prediction Using Preoperative Anthropometric Measurements.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Iran University of Medical Sciences, Shahid Hemmat Highway, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Accurate assessment of breast volume is helpful in preoperative planning and intraoperative judgment in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. In this prospective study, a formula was derived using machine learning algorithm (Gradient Boosted Model).

Method: A prospective study was performed on 39 female-to-male transgender patients. Read More

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Efficacy of Topical Losartan in Management of Mammoplasty and Abdominoplasty Scars: A Randomized, Double-Blind Clinical Trial.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 25. Epub 2022 May 25.

Medical Biotechnology Research Center, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Etemad zadeh Street, Fatemi-Gharbi Street, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Annually, millions of people suffer from skin scars' psychological and physical disadvantages. Pathologic scars prevention is challenging and requires developing feasible and effective therapeutic strategies. Regarding promising results of losartan (an angiotensin 1 receptor inhibitor) on skin scar in preclinical studies, we aimed to assess the losartan ointment's impact on surgical scars in a clinical setting. Read More

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A Two-Step Technique for Correction of Severe Inverted Nipples with Minimally Invasive Procedures.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 24. Epub 2022 May 24.

Department of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, 33 Badachu Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100144, People's Republic of China.

Background: Congenital inverted nipple is not uncommon in Asian females, which impairs the patient's psychology and breastfeeding function. Although various methods have been reported in references, no consensus has been reached on an ideal treatment for severe inverted nipples.

Objectives: This study aimed to propose a minimally invasive and reliable method that could correct severe inverted nipples, reduce their recurrence rate, and create a definite nipple neck for a natural shape. Read More

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Autologous Shuffling Lipo-Aspirated Fat Combined Mechanical Stretch in Revision Rhinoplasty for Severe Contractures in Asian Patients.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 23. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Natural Products Chemistry, School of Traditional Chinese Materia Medica, Key Laboratory of Structure-Based Drug Design & Discovery, Ministry of Education, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, 110016, China.

Background: A severely contracted nose is a common occurrence. Intraoperative expansion is not sufficient to soften the severely constricted nasal envelope, which poses challenges in revision rhinoplasty. In recent years, adjuvant therapies, including nasal fat grafting and cell component injection, are applied before revision rhinoplasty to soften the nasal envelope. Read More

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Construction of Tissue-engineered Cartilage In Vivo from Microtia Chondrocytes After Transfection with Human VEGF Genes Mediated by a Recombinant Adeno-Associated Viral Vector.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 23. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis, 660 S Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO, 63110, USA.

Objective: To evaluate the transfection efficiency of cultured chondrocytes from individuals with microtia (microtia chondrocytes) with the recombinant adeno-associated virus vector rAAV2-hVEGF-IRES-EGFP and hVEGF in vitro. To test whether VEGF gene-modified microtia chondrocytes can enhance the survival and quality of tissue-engineered cartilage.

Method: The recombinant plasmid rAAV2-hVEGF165-IRES-EGFP was inserted into rAAV2 virus vectors to construct rAAV2-hVEGF165-IRES-EGFP using the AATMaxTM system. Read More

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Inhibiting Warburg Effect Can Suppress the Biological Activity and Secretion Function of Keloid Fibroblasts.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 20. Epub 2022 May 20.

Ninth Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

Background: Keloids have always been a difficult problem in the clinic. In our previous study, we demonstrated a Warburg effect in keloid fibroblasts (KFs), like tumors. In this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of the suppression of the Warburg effect on the biological activity and function of KFs. Read More

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Plastic Surgeons and their Financial Relationships with the Industry in the era of COVID: Insights from the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 20. Epub 2022 May 20.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 60607, USA.

Background: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physician relationships with industry and subsequent financial implications has not been previously assessed. The aim of this study is to compare pre- and post-COVID-19 payments between industry and medical providers for all plastic surgeons.

Methods: Payment information was collected for the 2019 and 2020 reporting periods from the Open Payments Program (OPP) database for plastic surgeons and plastic surgeon subspecialists. Read More

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Reply: A Simple Preoperative Marking of Implant Augmentation Mammoplasty: The Semicircle Method.

Authors:
Dali Mu Yan Lin

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 18. Epub 2022 May 18.

Department of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 33 Badachu Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100144, People's Republic of China.

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The Problem with 'Suction Only' Methods to Reduce Surgical Smoke Exposure.

Authors:
Daniel Rodger

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 18. Epub 2022 May 18.

Institute of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Rd, London, SE1 0AA, England.

Surgical staff and patients are frequently exposed to surgical smoke and there is mounting evidence that this may be harmful. Borsetti et al. have devised a novel approach to minimising intraoperative exposure to surgical smoke. Read More

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Liquid Spreader Grafts: Internal Nasal Valve Opening with Hyaluronic Acid.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 17. Epub 2022 May 17.

ENT Surgeon, Department of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology Head and Neck Surgery, La Conception University Hospital, CNRS, IUSTI, APHM, Aix-Marseille Univ, 147 Bd Baille, 13005, Marseille, France.

Background: Nasal valve disorders frequently give rise to nasal obstruction. Dermal fillers could be used in the internal valve area to generate valve widening. The goal of this study was to report our "liquid spreader" procedure consisting in the injection of hyaluronic acid (HA) at the internal nasal valve in patients complaining of nasal obstruction. Read More

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A Modified Large-Cap Graft in East Asian Revision Rhinoplasty.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

The Twelfth Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, 33 Badachu Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100144, China.

Background: Reconstructing a well-defined nasal tip is a big challenge for East Asian patients, especially with nasal tip irregularities or short noses in revision rhinoplasty. This study aims to report our experience with a modified large-cap graft for improving the contour of the nasal tip in revision rhinoplasty.

Methods: A retrospective review was conducted for 91 patients (81 females, 10 males; mean age, 26. Read More

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US Plastic Surgery Residents' LGBTQ+ Education, Patient Exposure, and Cultural Competency.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Psychiatry, Indiana University School of Medicine, 355 W. 16th St., #2364, Indianapolis, IN, 46202, USA.

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Invited Comment on: "Hyaluronic Acid Gel Injection for the Treatment of Tear Trough Deformity: A Multicenter, Observational, Single-Blind Study." by Alberto Diaspro et al.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Plastic Surgery, AZ Zeno Hospital, Kalvekeetdijk 260, 8301, Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

From this article of Diaspro and colleagues, we can safely conclude that it proves that HA fillers are an effective treatment of tear troughs. A full analysis of the face in general, and the peri-orbital area in particular, is essential to select the right candidates for this treatment. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy is essential to do this selection and to avoid possibly serious complications. Read More

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In Vitro Study on the Biological Characteristics of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells from Liposuction Area in Patients with Progressive Hemifacial Atrophy.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Plastic Surgery Department, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No.33 Badachu Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100144, China.

Objective: In this study, we investigate the biological characteristics of ADSCs from the liposuction area in patients with hemifacial atrophy in vitro.

Methods: ADSCs were respectively extracted from the donor site of patients with hemifacial atrophy and healthy ones. ADSCs of two groups were respectively tested for proliferation ability, phenotype, multipotency, migration ability, self-repair ability, apoptosis, and autophagy. Read More

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Aesthetic Reconstruction of Auricular Keloids with a Novel Hemi-keystone Flap.

Authors:
Tae Hwan Park

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, 40, Seokwoo-Dong, Hwaseong, 18450, Republic of Korea.

Surgical management of helical and retroauricular keloids has been rarely discussed. This study aims to introduce our successful reconstruction of helical and retroauricular keloids using a novel hemi-keystone flap. The current study is a retrospective review of patients with pathologically confirmed helical and retroauricular keloids. Read More

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Comparison of Effectiveness and Safety of a Botulinum Toxin Monotherapy and a Combination Therapy with Hyaluronic Acid Filler for Improving Glabellar Frown.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 12. Epub 2022 May 12.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, 1174, Jung-dong, Wonmi-gu, Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 420-767, Republic of Korea.

Background: Among numerous cosmetic procedures for face rejuvenation performed all over the world, botulinum toxin type A (BoNT-A) for wrinkles is one of the most widely practiced procedures. However, for severe frowns, the application of botulinum toxin is often insufficient. In this study, the effects of hyaluronic acid filler combination therapy and the BoNT-A alone were evaluated. Read More

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Invited Discussion on "Fasting: An Effective Preconditioning Method to Increase Fat Graft Survival".

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California, Davis, 2335 Stockton Blvd., Room 6008, Sacramento, CA, 95817, USA.

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The Impact of Aeroform Tissue Expanders on the Outcomes of Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction; A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 13. Epub 2022 May 13.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, El-Sahel Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt.

Background: Breast reconstruction can improve the quality of patients' lives by restoring the breasts' natural appearance. Saline-based tissue expanders are associated with significant drawbacks. The current systematic review and meta-analysis aimed to reveal the usability, safety, and economic burden of AeroForm-based tissue expanders for breast reconstruction. Read More

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Evaluation of Life Improvement in Trans Men After Mastectomy: A Prospective Study Using the TRANS-Q.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Manisa Turgutlu State Hospital, 45000, Manisa, Turkey.

Background: Mastectomy is the most common and sometimes the only surgery performed in FtM transgender individuals. In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the improvement in life standards of patients who underwent double incision mastectomy with free nipple-areolar complex graft and periareolar mastectomy by using TRANS-Q in trans men.

Materials And Methods: TRANS-Q was performed in 71 trans men at the preoperative and postoperative 1st year, and the revision and complication rates in both groups were compared. Read More

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Optimize Your First Impression: A Comparison of the Aesthetic Websites of Private Practices and Academic Institutions.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 600 Highland Avenue, G5-356 Clinical Sciences Center, Madison, WI, 53792, USA.

Background: An aesthetic surgery offering within academic programs has positive financial and educational implications. To compete with private practices, academic institutions must view their website as integral to patient recruitment.

Objective: This study examines the aesthetic surgery websites of academic and private practices to compare objective website characteristics. Read More

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Comment on "Reverse Expansion Following Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: A Natural, Safe and Effective Autologous Technique for Breast Reconstruction".

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.

Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Medical Biotechnology and Translational Medicine BIOMETRA, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery School, Humanitas Clinical and Research Hospital,, University of Milan, Via Manzoni 56, 20090, Rozzano Mi, Italy.

Level of Evidence IV This 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 Authors www.springer. Read More

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Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Reduction Mammaplasty: A National Survey.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Translational Surgery Graduate Program, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Rua Botucatu, 740, 2º andar. Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Background: Although there is limited evidence for regulating the use of prophylactic antibiotics in reduction mammaplasty, many plastic surgeons prescribe them, even in the postoperative period. This study aimed to conduct a national survey to investigate the antibiotic prophylaxis protocols followed by Brazilian plastic surgeons in reduction mammaplasty.

Methods: An anonymous survey comprising 19 questions was sent to all 4864 active members of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP). Read More

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Sequential Grafting of Fresh and Cryopreserved Fat After Mechanical Processing is a Safe and Effective Facial Rejuvenation Strategy.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 10. Epub 2022 May 10.

Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University, 1838 Guangzhou North Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, People's Republic of China.

Background: The survival rate of fat transplants is variable and consequently multiple operations are often required to achieve satisfactory results. Fat cryopreservation technology is a good solution to this problem. At present, cryopreservation of fats needs to be added with cryopreservation agents, which brings unsafety and operational complexity to clinical applications. Read More

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A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Early Relapse After Facelift.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 9. Epub 2022 May 9.

Private Practice, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Early relapse is an adverse outcome of facelift surgery. The rate of early relapse is an indirect measure of the longevity and efficacy of facelift techniques. However, early relapse after facelift is ill-defined, under-evaluated, and under-reported, and literature data on the subject are dispersed. Read More

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Analgesic Effect of Ropivacaine Pumped in the Sub Rectus Abdominis Muscle Sheath after Abdominoplasty.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 5. Epub 2022 May 5.

Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100144, China.

Background: Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure in plastic surgery. It removes excess skin and fat, tightens abdominal muscles and fascia, restores normal abdominal anatomy and reshapes the distorted abdominal contour. According to the statistics released annually by International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in 2020, there are more than 900, 000 abdominal wall plastic surgeries performed every year worldwide. Read More

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The Effect of Dermal Suspension on Early Complications After Vertical Reduction Mammoplasty.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 3. Epub 2022 May 3.

Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department, Sivas Cumhuriyet University Medical Faculty, 58140, Sivas, Turkey.

Background: Reduction mammoplasty is frequently performed in plastic surgery clinics. The vertical technique can be performed using several different pedicles, including superior, superomedial, medial, and lateral. For patients with large breasts, using a medial pedicle is recommended as a safer approach. Read More

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Comment on Abdominoplasty with Scarpa Fascia Preservation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 3. Epub 2022 May 3.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon.

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