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    Use of the BREAST-Q™ Survey in the Prospective Evaluation of Reduction Mammaplasty Outcomes.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Introduction: BREAST-Q™ is a patient-reported outcomes survey instrument with a specific module that evaluates breast reduction surgery. It allows assessment of patient's satisfaction with received treatment and evaluates the impact of surgery on different aspects of the patient's quality of life. This article aims to assess the satisfaction and quality of life of patients who underwent reduction mammaplasty. Read More

    Usefulness of Cross-Linked Human Acellular Dermal Matrix as an Implant for Dorsal Augmentation in Rhinoplasty.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute for Human Tissue Restoration, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 03722, Republic of Korea.
    Background: Asian noses are relatively small and flat compared to Caucasians; therefore, rhinoplasty procedures often focus on dorsal augmentation and tip projection rather than reduction in the nasal framework. Various autologous and alloplastic implant materials have been used for dorsal augmentation. Recently, human acellular dermal matrices have been introduced as an implant material for dorsal augmentation, camouflaging autologous implants without an additional donor site. Read More

    Trendy Tattoos-Maybe a Serious Health Risk?
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, AGAPLESION Diakonieklinikum Rotenburg, Elise-Averdieck-Straße 17, 27356, Rotenburg (Wümme), Germany.
    Background: The literature reports many cases of cutaneous malignancy in the setting of skin tattoos. In this study, we review the reported incidence of and risk factors for tattoo-associated skin cancer.

    Methods: A PubMed literature review was performed for all cases of tattoo-associated skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, malignant melanoma, keratoacanthoma, and other rare skin malignancies (source: PubMed/until June 2017). Read More

    An Alternative Rhinoplasty Technique: Rotational Spreader Flap ("Rabbit Flap").
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Medical Faculty, Acibadem University, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: In modern rhinoplasty, septal cartilage is the most commonly used graft material. It is a big challenge if septal cartilage is insufficient. We present an alternative technique named the "rabbit flap," created from the cephalic portion of the lower lateral cartilage to show its effectiveness on nasolabial angle, nasal axis deviation, and nasal dorsal line. Read More

    Reductive Augmentation of the Breast.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery, 1431 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, CA, 92014, USA.
    Aim: Although breast reduction surgery plays an invaluable role in the correction of macromastia, it almost always results in a breast lacking in upper pole fullness and/or roundness. We present a technique of breast reduction combined with augmentation termed "reductive augmentation" to solve this problem. The technique is also extremely useful for correcting breast asymmetry, as well as revising significant pseudoptosis in the patient who has previously undergone breast augmentation with or without mastopexy. Read More

    Complications and Treatment Strategy After Breast Augmentation by Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Injection: Summary of 10-Year Clinical Experience.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 639 Zhizaoju Road, Shanghai, 200011, People's Republic of China.
    From 1997 to 2006, polyacrylamide hydrogel (PAAG) was approved for use in China as a permanent filler for breast augmentation, and it is estimated that 200,000 women have undergone PAAG injection since then. After injection, complications such as pain, mass, hematoma, asymmetry, migration, infection, and even cancer continue to emerge. Because of the potential toxicity and unstable nature of the material and the nonstandardized injection layers, complications after PAAG injection breast augmentation are often complex and difficult to treat. Read More

    "The Chignon Mastopexy": A Double Glandular Suspended Flaps for an Auto-Augmentation Effect.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 9. Epub 2017 Nov 9.
    Medical School of Tunis, The office of Dr KOTTI : Residence "Yasmin du lac", Bloc A, Avenue de la bourse, 1053, Lac 2, Tunis, Tunisia.
    Background: Many mastopexy techniques have been described in the literature focusing on the new nipple areolar complex position and the breast deflation treatment, but only few of them detailed the glandular volume redistribution to avoid the use of implants. We describe a mastopexy procedure that brings the maximum of the volume to the central part of the breast. We compare the procedure to a "chignon" hair style way to vulgarize the technique and simplify its comprehension. Read More

    Modifications of Z-Epicanthoplasty Combined with Double-Eyelid Blepharoplasty in Asians.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1277 Jiefang Avenue, Wuhan, 430022, China.
    Background: Epicanthoplasty combined with double-eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in Asians. However, the postoperative medial canthal scar is a concerned issue. Here the authors adopted some modifications of Z-epicanthoplasty to minimize the canthal scar. Read More

    Drivers of Hospital Costs in the Self-Pay Facelift (Rhytidectomy) Patient: Analysis of Hospital Resource Utilization in 1890 Patients.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 110 Francis Street Suite 5A, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.
    Introduction: Rhytidectomy is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures by plastic surgeons. Increasing attention to the development of a high-value, low-cost healthcare system is a priority in the USA. This study aims to analyze specific patient and hospital factors affecting the cost of this procedure. Read More

    Male-to-Female Sex Reassignment Surgery using the Combined Vaginoplasty Technique: Satisfaction of Transgender Patients with Aesthetic, Functional, and Sexual Outcomes.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Rechts der Isar, Munich Technical University, Ismaninger Strasse 22, 81675, Munich, Germany.
    Background: Currently available patient-reported outcome measures are limited in the field of sex reassignment surgery (SRS). Standardized questionnaires deliver high evidence data on satisfaction of male-to-female (MTF) transgender patients but do not allow any modification in their clinical application. We therefore designed a prospective study using self-developed indication-specific questionnaires to evaluate the aesthetic, functional, and sexual outcomes of MTF patients undergoing SRS. Read More

    Measurement of the Area of Corneal Exposure Using Digital Image and Its Application During Assessment for Blepharoplasty.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, 3056-6 Daemyung 4 Dong, Nam Gu, Daegu, 42732, Republic of Korea.
    Background: The normal morphological and functional values of orbits vary according to race, sex, and age. We measured the palpebral fissure using the marginal reflex distance (MRD1), marginal limbal distance (MLD), and vertical height of the palpebral fissure (VHPF). Unfortunately, these measurements are all one-dimensional figures that measure the distance between two points; they have limitations when it comes to measuring the three-dimensional ocular surface. Read More

    Comparison of the Efficacy of Homologous and Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Treating Androgenic Alopecia.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Meram Faculty of Medicine, Necmettin Erbakan University, 42080, Meram, Konya, Turkey.
    Background: Androgenetic alopecia (AGA), the most common cause of hair loss in both sexes, accounts for 95% of all cases of hair loss. Although the literature has suggested that both nonactivated (n-PRP) and activated autologous (a-PRP) PRP can be used to treat AGA, we did not find any study investigating the use of homologous PRP (h-PRP) for this purpose. Also, to the best of our knowledge, there are no studies comparing the efficacy of h-PRP, a-PRP, or n-PRP on AGA therapy. Read More

    Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma Associated with Breast Implants: A Case Report of a Transgender Female.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Vinohrady Teaching Hospital, Srobarova 1150/50, 100 34, Prague, Czech Republic.
    Breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare peripheral T cell lymphoma. BIA-ALCL is a disease of the fibrous capsule surrounding the implant and occurs in patients after both breast reconstruction and augmentation. More than 300 cases have been reported so far, including two in a transgender patient. Read More

    Polyurethane Foam Wound Dressing Technique for Areola Skin Graft Stabilization and Nipple Protection After Nipple-Areola Reconstruction.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Yokohama City University Hospital, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 236-0004, Japan.
    We describe a new wound management technique using a soft dressing material to stabilize the areola skin graft and protect the nipple after nipple-areola reconstruction at the final stage of breast reconstruction. We introduced a center-fenestrated multilayered hydrocellular polyurethane foam dressing material that provides adequate pressure and retains a moist environment for a smooth skin graft "take." Moreover, the reconstructed nipple can be monitored at any time through the fenestrated window for adequate blood circulation. Read More

    What Neurotoxins Have Taught Us About the Brow: The Reintroduction and Review of the Transpalpebral Browpexy.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Nov 2. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
    Washington University, Saint Louis, MO, USA.
    Introduction: The use of neuromodulators has grown substantially in our society, particularly in the temporary treatment of brow ptosis. This study revisits the use of the transpalpebral browpexy for upper face and brow rejuvenation in the context of what has been learned from neuromodulators.

    Methods: A retrospective review of 97 subjects was conducted who had transpalpebral browpexy performed for lateral brow ptosis. Read More

    Mastopexy on Reconstructed Breast Following Massive Weight Loss: An Innovative Technique Using Dermo-Capsular Flaps.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo 200, Rome, Italy.
    Background: We have developed a dermo-capsular flap mastopexy technique for patients who have experienced massive weight loss after breast reconstruction. The aim of this technique is to lift the inframammary fold, adequately cover the implant, and remove excess skin, elevating the breast and obtaining symmetry with the contralateral breast.

    Methods: Between January 2014 and February 2017, we performed this technique on 20 women who were candidates for second-stage breast reconstruction following nipple-sparing mastectomy. Read More

    Augmentation Mastopexy with a Dermal Encapsulated Round or Anatomic Autoprosthesis.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    SO-EP Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seyitgazi Mah. Seyyid Burhaneddin Bulv. No: 51/A, 38050, Kayseri, Turkey.
    Introduction: Several factors, such as aging, pregnancy, and weight loss, reduce the elasticity of the breast tissue, and ptosis occurs. Due to aging and gravity, it is not possible to completely prevent breast ptosis. The goal is to delay the recurrence of ptosis as much as possible. Read More

    Comment to: "Complications and Outcomes After Gynecomastia Surgery: Analysis of 204 Pediatric and 1583 Adult Cases from a National Multi-center Database".
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Institute for Reconstructive Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, 6560 Fannin Street, Scurlock Tower, Suite 2200, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
    Level of Evidence V 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

    Recent Advances on the Application of Negative Pressure External Volume Expansion in Breast Plastic Surgery.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No. 33 Badachu Rd., Shijingshan District, Beijing, 100144, People's Republic of China.
    Background: External volume expansion (EVE) has been effectively applied as an assistance to fat transplantation on breast plastic surgery. Many indicators and refinements have been made in clinical practice; meanwhile, the related mechanism and more optimized preclinical model also have been explored in experimental studies.

    Methods: A literature search was conducted using PubMed with the keywords: EVE, negative pressure, breast enlargement, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast plastic surgery and breast aesthetic surgery. Read More

    A Novel and More Aesthetic Injection Pattern for Malar Cheek Volume Restoration.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    Galderma Laboratories, L.P, 14501 N. Freeway Rd, Fort Worth, TX, 76177, USA.
    The loss of superior midface contour and projection can be corrected with the use of injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers, however, the most frequently used injection pattern employs a technique which was originally designed for malar implant surgery. Here we describe a novel injection pattern for restoring facial contours with a HA dermal filler inspired by traditional make-up artistry, which includes greater superolateral positioning of injection sites. Importantly, this technique helps injectors avoid creating an excess of volume in the anterior portion of the malar complex. Read More

    The Incidence of Psychiatric Medication Use and Its Effect on Intraoperative Bleeding in Facial Cosmetic Patients.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 24. Epub 2017 Oct 24.
    The Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospital Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.
    Purpose: Psychiatric medications, particularly the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, have been associated with increased surgical bleeding. This study aims to compare intraoperative surgical bleeding between cosmetic surgery patients who are and are not taking psychiatric medications.

    Methods: The charts of 392 consecutive patients who underwent cosmetic facial surgery at the senior author's practice were reviewed. Read More

    Determination of the Amount of Ptosis Correction in Levator Resection Surgery for Pediatric Congenital Ptosis.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Department of Ophthalmology, The Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
    Background: It is difficult to determine the amount of eyelid lift in levator resection surgery for congenital ptosis, especially when the surgery is performed under general anesthesia. We aim to introduce an objective and steady method with which to adjust eyelid height, and to identify other factors to be considered during surgery.

    Methods: This is a retrospective, observational study of 110 eyes from 78 patients who underwent levator resection surgery for congenital ptosis. Read More

    Cutting the Holy Dome: The Evolution of Vertical Alar Resection.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Faculty of Medicine, Bahçelievler Medical Park Hospital, Otorhinolaryngology İstanbul, İstanbul Kemerburgaz University, TR, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Introduction: Dome division or vertical dome division (VDD) is a tip plasty technique that is effective when applied appropriately to suitable patients. For 15 years, we have used VDD and made modifications as needed. In classical VDD, the dome area is cut and left to heal, but experience shows that additional components are needed to complement dome division, such as sutures or grafts. Read More

    Abdominal Contouring Outcomes in Class III Obesity: Analysis of the ACS-NSQIP Database.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Division of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery, DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Research Building (CRB), 1120 N.W. 14th Street, Room 410, Miami, FL, 33136, USA.
    Background: Obesity may increase the risk of complications following abdominal contouring. The aim of this study is to evaluate panniculectomy outcomes in patients with class III obesity (BMI > 40 kg/m(2)).

    Methods: The American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program ACS-NSQIP (2010-2014) was used to identify patients who underwent panniculectomy. Read More

    Outcome of In Situ Septoplasty and Extracorporeal Subtotal Septal Reconstruction in Crooked Noses: A Randomized Self-Controlled Study.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Otolaryngology Department, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey.
    Importance: Severe dorsal deviations in crooked noses are treated by either in situ septoplasty with asymmetric spreader grafts (ISS) or extracorporeal subtotal septal reconstruction (ECS). To our knowledge, except one retrospective study, there is no other that compares the objective and subjective results of these two treatment modalities.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the aesthetic and functional outcomes of ECS and ISS in crooked noses. Read More

    Autologous Buccal Micro-Mucosa Free Graft combined with Posterior Scrotal Flap Transfer for Vaginoplasty in Male-To-Female Transsexuals: A Pilot Study.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    10th Department (Gynecological Plastic Center), Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, No.33 BaDaChu Road, ShiJingShan District, Beijing, 100144, People's Republic of China.
    Background: The inverted peno-scrotal flap method is considered the standard method of vaginoplasty in male-to-female genital reassignment surgery. Though with numerous advantages, the method has its limitations regarding skin texture, lack of inherent lubrication, and that the tissues for creating the labia depend on the amount of tissues remaining after vaginoplasty. Our purpose was to describe the procedure and outcome of vaginoplasty applying a new technique: autologous buccal micro-mucosa free graft combined with posterior scrotal flap transfer, which could solve some of the problems the previous methods had. Read More

    Indolent Rib Osteomyelitis Following Breast Implant Reconstruction: An Unusual Case and Review of the Literature.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital (RBWH), Butterfield St & Bowen Bridge Rd, Herston, QLD, 4029, Australia.
    Rib osteomyelitis is an infrequently occurring but important complication of breast implant surgery. Although prosthetic or surgical site infection (SSI) and rib osteomyelitis as separate entities are well described in the literature, only five cases of rib or sternal osteomyelitis related to implant placement have been reported globally. Historically patients who experience this complication have not demonstrated an identifiable prevalence of the traditional risk factors associated with SSI or rib osteomyelitis. Read More

    A Comparative Study of Full-Thickness Blepharotomy Versus Transconjunctival Eyelid Lengthening in the Correction of Upper Eyelid Retraction in Graves' Orbitopathy.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    Division of Ophthalmology, Laboratory for Investigation in Ophthalmology (LIM-33), University of São Paulo Medical School, Av. Dr. Arnaldo, 455, São Paulo, SP, 01246-903, Brazil.
    Background: The study was designed to compare the outcome of full-thickness blepharotomy and transconjunctival eyelid lengthening in the correction of upper eyelid retraction (UER) in patients with Graves' orbitopathy (GO).

    Methods: This is a prospective randomized interventional study. Following ophthalmic examination, determination of the ocular surface disease index (OSDI) and photography, 27 patients with UER were randomly assigned to either graded full-thickness blepharotomy (G1) or transconjunctival Müller muscle recession and graded disinsertion of the levator palpebrae superioris muscle (G2). Read More

    Comparison of the Effect of Dexamethasone and Tranexamic Acid, Separately or in Combination on Post-Rhinoplasty Edema and Ecchymosis.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Oct 4. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shahid Beheshti Hospital, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Babol, Iran.
    Background: Dexamethasone and tranexamic acid are used to decrease post-rhinoplasty periorbital edema and ecchymosis. We compared the impact of each medication separately or in combination in this regard.

    Methods: A prospective, randomized triple-blinded study was undertaken on 60 patients who underwent primary open rhinoplasty. Read More

    Hailey-Hailey Disease and Reduction Mammoplasty: Surgical Treatment of a Gene Mutation.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital of St. John of God (Barmherzige Brüder) Salzburg (A), Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) Salzburg, Kajetanerplatz 2, 5020, Salzburg, Austria.

    Capsular Contracture Rate After Breast Augmentation with Periareolar Versus Other Two (Inframammary and Transaxillary) Incisions: A Meta-Analysis.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    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, China.
    Background: Capsular contracture has been the most common complication of cosmetic breast augmentation. The effect of incision pattern on capsular contracture is still unclear. This meta-analysis demonstrates current evidence with regard to the comparison of capsular contracture rate between periareolar and other two (transaxillary and inframammary) incisions. Read More

    A 3D Mammometric Comparison of Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction With and Without Acellular Dermal Matrix (ADM).
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, PO Box 208041, New Haven, CT, 06520-8041, USA.
    This retrospective study utilizes 3D imaging and mammometrics to compare implant-based breast reconstruction with and without the use of ADM. Previous studies have suggested improved aesthetic outcomes with the use of ADM, but none have been able to quantify this difference. Images were obtained at early and late time points following the expander-implant exchange procedure. Read More

    Aesthetic Training for Plastic Surgeons: Are Residents Getting Enough?
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Akademikliniken, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Plastic Surgery is one of the most competitive specialties in the field of medicine. However, this specialty has a unique particularity: the difficulties in Aesthetic Surgery training within the residency program. Despite the fact that the full title of the specialty is Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery and that Aesthetic Surgery is a part of the examination syllabus, the actual training in the specific area is limited. Read More

    1000 Consecutive Cases of Laser-Assisted Liposuction Utilizing the 1440 nm Wavelength Nd:YAG Laser: Assessing the Safety and Efficacy.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Fellowship, Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 128 Central Park South, New York, NY, 10019, USA.
    Background: Liposuction remains one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures performed today, and it has undergone continuous refinements over the past four decades. Advancements in anesthesia, improvements in instrumentation, better understanding of fluid dynamics and the addition of energy to liposuction have led to better outcomes with improved safety and efficacy.

    Objectives: The purpose of this study is to review 1000 consecutive laser-assisted liposuction (LAL) cases utilizing the 1440 nm wavelength. Read More

    Objective Evaluation of Eyebrow Position After Autologous Fat Grafting to the Temple and Forehead.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Apr 26. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Plastic and Aesthetic Department, Genesis Clinic, No.93-1, Xinglong Rd. Sec. 2, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Background: Fat grafting can be used to correct age-related volume loss in the face. However, the degree of rejuvenation is difficult to be evaluated.

    Objectives: The author sought to objectively verify the change in patients' eyebrow position after fat grafting to the upper face. Read More

    Buccal Fat Pad: An Effective Option for Facial Reconstruction and Aesthetic Augmentation.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 28. Epub 2017 Aug 28.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
    Introduction: Autogenous grafting with lipoaspirate and dermo-fat grafting are popular techniques employed by plastic surgeons for correcting small volume facial defects and contour deformities. These techniques however present certain disadvantages. In this article, we present the use of the buccal fat pad graft as an alternative method of correcting such facial deformities. Read More

    Closed-Suction Drains After Subcutaneous Mastectomy for Gynecomastia: Do They Reduce Complications?
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 25. Epub 2017 Aug 25.
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20010, USA.
    Background: In cases of refractory gynecomastia, surgical excision of excess glandular breast tissue is often warranted. Closed-suction drain placement is commonplace; however, the effect of drains on preventing complications after male breast surgery has not been fully elucidated in the literature.

    Objective: To investigate the effect of drains on reducing seroma and hematoma after subcutaneous mastectomy for gynecomastia. Read More

    Desmoid Tumor and Silicone Breast Implant Surgery: Is There Really a Connection? A Literature Review.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 25. Epub 2017 Aug 25.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Beersheba, Israel.
    Background: Desmoid tumors are borderline tumors of the connective tissue, arising in the musculo-aponeurotic stromal elements. A desmoid tumor (DT) has an infiltrative and locally aggressive growth pattern and usually does not metastasize; however, it has a high recurrence and complication rate. DT located in the breast (BDT) represents a rare extra-abdominal form. Read More

    Chen's Double Eyelid Fold Illusion: An Eye Size Assimilation Illusion Induced by a Supratarsal Fold in the Brow-Eye Unit, A Preliminary Report.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 25. Epub 2017 Aug 25.
    Department of Anesthesiology, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Background: Double eyelidplasty can enhance the eye size and facial attractiveness of Asian individuals with single eyelids. The authors hypothesize that a supratarsal fold can induce an eye size assimilation illusion to enhance eye dimensions and aesthetics, and seek to define the optimum vertical proportion between a supratarsal fold and the eye fissure associated with maximal induction of the size assimilation illusion.

    Methods: A photometric study of the replicated photographs of ten female Taiwanese patients after double eyelidplasty was designed. Read More

    Sexuality Among Women Treated for Breast Cancer: A Survey of Three Surgical Procedures.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 25. Epub 2017 Aug 25.
    Unidad de Investigación Biomédica 02, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico Nacional de Occidente, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Av. Belisario Domínguez 1000, Colonia Independencia, 44340, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
    Background: The quality of life of Mexican patients with breast cancer has been studied, but female sexual function has only been explored superficially. The Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire has been validated as a tool to measure sexual function among women with cancer. However, no study in Mexico has been published. Read More

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