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    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

    Comparison of Sensory Changes Following Superomedial and Inferior Pedicle Breast Reduction.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 24. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Antalya Education and Research Hospital, Antalya, Turkey.
    Background: More attention is focused on sensory outcomes following breast reduction operations. We conducted this prospective, non-randomized study to compare two commonly used breast reduction techniques, superomedial pedicle and inferior pedicle, regarding sensation of the nipple-areolar complex.

    Methods: We prospectively assigned 60 patients with macromastia into the superomedial pedicle group (SMP group, n = 30) or the inferior pedicle (IP group, n = 30) group. Read More

    Evaluation of A Well-Known Technique with Ultrasound: Dorsal Grafting in Rhinoplasty.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 24. Epub 2017 Aug 24.
    Rinocenter, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: We aimed to evaluate the survival of a well-known camouflage technique using ultrasound imaging of the graft through the nasal dorsum and supratip.

    Material And Method: Twenty-two patients (8 women and 14 men) who underwent primary rhinoplasty performed by the same surgeon in Isparta, Turkey, between December 2013 and February 2015, were evaluated in this retrospective study. We used the remaining pieces of harvested septal cartilage during rhinoplasty as autologous graft material and venous blood mixture as a scaffold in a Turkish Delight fashion. Read More

    RE: Prosthetic Breast Implant Rupture: Imaging-Pictorial Essay : Full Cooperation Between Surgeon and Radiologist: "The Best of Both Worlds".
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 10. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Department of Surgery "P.Valdoni", Unit of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 'Sapienza' University of Rome, Policlinico Umberto I, Via Giovanni Maria Lancisi, 2, 00161, Rome, Italy.
    Cooperation between plastic surgeons and radiologists is fundamental when breast prosthesis rupture is suspected. We describe our experience managing the case of suspected implant rupture in a patient that underwent CT scan imaging for thoracic pain. Poor clinical information given to radiologists leads to wrong diagnosis: during surgery, both prostheses were checked revealing no signs of rupture. Read More

    Keloid Skin Flap Retention and Resurfacing in Facial Keloid Treatment.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 8. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, 100730, China.
    Objective: Facial keloids commonly occur in young patients. Multiple keloid masses often converge into a large lesion on the face, representing a significant obstacle to keloid mass excision and reconstruction. We describe a new surgical method that excises the keloid mass and resurfaces the wound by saving the keloid skin as a skin flap during facial keloid treatment. Read More

    Madelung's Disease: Is Insobriety the Chief Cause?
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 8. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    Department of General Surgery, The Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University, No. 1677 Wutaishan Road Huangdao District, Qingdao, 266555, Shandong, People's Republic of China.
    Background: Madelung's disease (MD) is a rare disease of unknown etiology that is characterized by massive fatty deposits distributed in a symmetrical pattern mainly in the head, neck, and upper trunk. Here, we sought to explore the pathogeny and treatment of MD.

    Methods: We enrolled ten patients who underwent surgical operations and one patient who refused an operation at our hospital between January 2009 and December 2016. Read More

    Evaluation of the Neo-umbilicus Cutaneous Sensitivity Following Abdominoplasty.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 8. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, 4031, Basel, Switzerland.
    Background: Abdominal cutaneous sensitivity loss after abdominoplasty is an undesirable outcome. However, little is known in the literature about sensitivity changes of the neo-umbilicus after abdominoplasty. The aim of this study was to evaluate post-abdominoplasty cutaneous sensitivity of the neo-umbilicus using clinical, quantitative, and reproducible methods. Read More

    Fat Injection: A Systematic Review of Injection Volumes by Facial Subunit.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 8. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 29017 Cedar Road, Cleveland, OH, 44125, USA.
    Background: Fat grafting to the aging face has become an integral component of esthetic surgery. However, the amount of fat to inject to each area of the face is not standardized and has been based mainly on the surgeon's experience. The purpose of this study was to perform a systematic review of injected fat volume to different facial zones. Read More

    Postoperative Pain Control by Intercostal Nerve Block After Augmentation Mammoplasty.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 8. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine, Catholic University of Daegu, Duryugongwon-ro 17-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu, 705-718, Republic of Korea.
    Background: In breast augmentation with implant, there is severe pain due to damage from expansion of breast tissue and the pectoralis major. Therefore, the authors conducted this study to analyze the effectiveness of postoperative intercostal nerve block (ICNB) in reducing postoperative pain after breast augmentation with implant.

    Method: Forty-four female patients were enrolled in the study. Read More

    Incidence and Classification of Chest Wall Deformities in Breast Augmentation Patients.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    SO-EP Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seyitgazi Mah. Seyyid Burhaneddin Bulv. No: 51/A, 38050, Kayseri, Turkey.
    Although chest wall deformities (CWDs) are seen four times more often in males than in females, most patients who consult plastic surgery clinics in our country are females. Breast augmentation and augmentation mastopexy were performed with a total of 812 breast implants in 406 patients. Forty-three of these patients had various CWDs. Read More

    Medial Osteoectomy as a Routine Procedure in Rhinoplasty: Six-Year Experience with an Innovative Technique.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ioannina University Hospital, Ioannina, Greece.
    Background: Medial osteotomy is an integral part of most rhinoplasty procedures, and when improperly performed, it is associated with postoperative complications and nasal contour deformities. In this article, we present a minimally traumatic and easy-to-perform medial osteoectomy technique with a pair of pliers, as a routine procedure, instead of the traditional medial osteotomy with osteotome and hammer. We report our experience with the use of the technique in a series of rhinoplasty procedures and review in brief the existing literature. Read More

    Impact of Metabolic Syndrome on the Morbidity and Mortality of Patients Undergoing Panniculectomy.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Institute for Reconstructive Surgery, Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, 6560 Fannin Street, Scurlock Tower, Suite 2200, Houston, TX, 77030, USA.
    Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is defined as the concomitant disease process of obesity and at least two of the following variables: diabetes, hypertension, hypertriglyceridemia, or reduced high-density lipoprotein. These entities are well established as risk factors for complications following surgery. Obese patients are particularly prone to the development of MetS. Read More

    Surgical Outcome and Cosmetic Results of Autologous Fat Grafting After Breast Conserving Surgery and Radiotherapy for Breast Cancer: A Retrospective Cohort Study of 222 Fat Grafting Sessions in 109 Patients.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery, Tergooi Ziekenhuizen, Hilversum, The Netherlands.
    Background: Breast conserving surgery (BCS) and radiotherapy (RT) often lead to breast deformity. Reconstruction of these defects is a surgical challenge. Lately, the popularity of autologous fat grafting in these patients is growing. Read More

    Volumetric Mammogram Assessment: A Helpful Tool in the Treatment of Breast Asymmetries.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Grupo Médico Rostagno, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    The surgical approach to breast asymmetry depends on several factors, including the surgeon's experience, the anatomy of the patient, and several methods that may help to choose a technique and define the size of the implant or the amount of breast tissue to be excised. The aim of this study is to assist in evaluation of breast volumes with the Quantra™ software application, intended for use with Hologic™ digital mammography systems. Twenty-eight women were studied with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) with the Quantra™ software application, for use with Hologic™ digital mammography systems preoperatively. Read More

    Are Burnt-out Doctors Prone to Seek Cosmetic Surgery? A Cross-Sectional Study.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 4. Epub 2017 Aug 4.
    Laboratory of Hygiene, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Panepistimioupoli, 54124, Thessaloníki, Greece.
    Introduction: Studies have so far examined several psychosocial factors associated with an interest in aesthetic plastic surgery. Among them, gender, teasing history, marital status, education, social networks and body dysmorphic disorders are all predictors of interest in cosmetic surgery. Given the fact that professional status can influence health-related attitudes, our objective was firstly to identify if medical professionals are more likely to express interest in plastic surgery compared to non-medical professionals. Read More

    OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) in the Treatment of Crow's Feet Lines in Japanese Subjects.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 21. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    Allergan plc, Irvine, CA, USA.
    Background: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA in Japanese subjects with crow's feet lines (CFL).

    Methods: This phase 3, multicenter, double-blind, randomized study included 2 treatment periods: 6-month placebo-controlled period followed by a 7-month open-label period. In period 1, subjects with moderate to severe CFL received onabotulinumtoxinA 24 U (n = 104) or 12 U (n = 99), or placebo (n = 97). Read More

    Surgical Masculinization of the Breast: Clinical Classification and Surgical Procedures.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 21. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    Innovare Cirugia Plástica Especializada, Av. Verona 7412 Villa Verona, Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico.
    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

    Robot-Assisted Surgery for Mandibular Angle Split Osteotomy Using Augmented Reality: Preliminary Results on Clinical Animal Experiment.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 19. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    National Digital Manufacturing Technology Center and School of Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Xuhui, Shanghai, 200030, China.
    Mandibular angle split osteotomy (MASO) is a procedure widely used for prominent mandibular angles. However, conventional mandibular plastic surgery is invasive and high risk. It may induce postoperative neurosensory disturbance of the inferior alveolar nerve, fractures and infection due to the complexity of the anatomical structure and the narrow surgical field of view. Read More

    Optimal Positioning of the Nipple-Areola Complex in Men Using the Mohrenheim-Estimated-Tangential-Tracking-Line (METT-Line): An Intuitive Approach.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 19. Epub 2017 Jul 19.
    Department of Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany.
    Introduction: The reconstruction of the body shape after post-bariatric surgery or high-grade gynecomastia involves, besides skin tightening, the repositioning of anatomical, apparent landmarks. The surgeon usually defines these during the preoperative planning. In particular, the positions of the nipple-areola complexes (NAC) should contribute to the gender-appropriate appearance. Read More

    Application of Human Acellular Breast Dermal Matrix (ABDM) in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: An Experimental Study.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 14. Epub 2017 Jul 14.
    Pediatric Urology and Regenerative Medicine Research Center, Section of Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Therapy, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, No. 62, Dr. Qarib's Street, Keshavarz Boulevard, Tehran, 1419433151, Islamic Republic of Iran.
    Background: The use of acellular dermal matrices (ABDM) has become more common for breast reconstruction to improve postoperative outcomes. We evaluated the efficacy of breast reconstruction by the application of human ABDM in a sheep model.

    Methods: The sheep in group I (GI) (N = 4) underwent the following procedures on the right side: (1) breast reconstruction using human ABDM after total mastectomy, (2) human ABDM under the skin, near the breast area and on the left side, (3) fat injection and human ABDM after partial mastectomy, and (4) replacement of ABDM in the abdominal wall far from the breast. Read More

    Experience of Immediate Ambulation and Early Discharge After Tumescent Anesthesia and Propofol Infusion in Cosmetic Breast Augmentation.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 13. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Wuri Lin Shin Hospital, No.168, Rong-he Rd. Wuri Dist., Taichung, 41454, Taiwan, ROC.
    Introduction: Current cosmetic breast augmentation relies on general anesthesia that normally requires 40 min to total recovery. With experience, the surgical procedure can be completed expediently in 20 min under tumescent anesthesia and propofol full sedation to achieve immediate postoperative ambulation and home discharge readiness, and thus improve patient satisfaction and reduce cost. We retrospectively examined the outcomes of the protocol. Read More

    A Simplified Method for Management of Platysmal Bands: Platysmotomy as an Office Procedure.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 12. Epub 2017 Jul 12.
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Bani Swaif University, Bani Swaif, Egypt.
    Restoration of the esthetic neck contour is an integral component of facial rejuvenation. Characters of the aging neck include lipodystrophy, platysmal bands and jowls that extend into the neck, reducing the esthetic characters of the lower face. The authors present a new, simplified and economic method to manage platysmal bands as an office procedure under local anesthesia using a standard 18-gauge syringe needle as a cutting tool. Read More

    Systematic Review of Quality of Patient Information on Phalloplasty in the Internet.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    St. Luke's Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    Background: An increasing number of patients, considering aesthetic surgery, use Internet health information as their first source of information. However, the quality of information available in the Internet on phalloplasty is currently unknown. This study aimed to assess the quality of patient information on phalloplasty available in the Internet. Read More

    Creation of an Aesthetic Male Nipple Areolar Complex in Female-to-Male Transgender Chest Reconstruction.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Utah, 30 N 1900 E, Suite 3B 400, Salt Lake City, UT, 84103, USA.
    Background: Female-to-male chest wall reconstruction is becoming more common, but while there is a growing body of the literature describing technique and algorithms, little detail is written on methods for creating a male appearing nipple areolar complex (NAC) from a female NAC utilizing free nipple graft techniques. Incorrect positioning of the NAC on the chest wall and suboptimal shaping and sizing of the NAC are common pitfalls in male NAC creation.

    Methods: With this paper, we present techniques for nipple grafting to achieve improved male appearing NACs, as well as a simple, reproducible method for appropriate placement of the NAC relative to the borders of the pectoralis muscle. Read More

    The Anterior SMAS Approach for Facelifting and for Buccal Fat Pad Removal.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine, 1401 Avocado Ave., Suite 610, Newport Beach, CA, 92660, USA.
    Having performed numerous varieties of SMAS advancement including: plication, resection, flap elevation with variable anterior deep dissection, the author has developed a direct approach to the mobile anterior SMAS which allows correction of midface descent, modest elevation of the modiolus, jawline correction, and, where indicated, direct access for buccal fat pad resection.

    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. Read More

    Combination of Würinger's Horizontal Septum and Inferior Pedicle Techniques to Increase Nipple-Areolar Complex Viability During Breast Reduction Surgery.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jul 11. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Medical Faculty, Bezmialem Vakif University, Adnan Menderes Bulvarı, Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: Breast reduction techniques depend on the vascularity of the pedicle. Preserving vascularity of the nipple-areolar complex (NAC) is mandatory for reduction mammoplasties, as the NAC is the most important aesthetic and functional unit of the breast. The inferior pedicle technique is the most common method for breast reduction; however, pedicle length may increase after using this technique and cause problems related to NAC viability in gigantomastic and hypertrophic breasts. Read More

    Discussion-Cervico-Mental Angle Suspensory Ligament: The Keystone to Understand the Cervico-Mental Angle and the Aging Process of the Neck.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Aug 10;41(4):837-838. Epub 2017 Jul 10.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brown University Warren Alpert Medical School, 235 Plain Street, Suite #502, Providence, RI, 02905, USA.
    This is a commentary and discussion in response to a cadaveric study entitled, "Cervico-mental angle suspensory ligament: The keystone to understand the cervico-mental angle and the aging process of the neck." While highlighting the cervico-mental angle suspensory ligament has the potential to give rise to new surgical technique in neck rejuvenation surgery, the authors caution readers of the study's major limitation. Without well-documented results aligning with aesthetic ideals or reports of the safety and longevity of the procedure, it seems too early to consider this ligament the keystone to understand the aging neck. Read More

    Lymphocele Following Liposuction in the Thigh.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jun 29. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Vascular Surgery Department, Beijing Hospital, 1# Dahua Road, Dongdan, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
    Lymphocele has not been reported as a complication after liposuction. In this study, we present the case of a patient who developed a cystic lesion after liposuction in her right thigh. The cyst could contract and evolve. Read More

    Axillary Advancement Suture to Minimize Post-Implantation Deformity in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction.
    Aesthetic Plast Surg 2017 Jun 29. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University Hospital, 170 Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu, Daegu, 42415, Korea.
    Patients who have undergone implant-based breast reconstruction after skin-sparing mastectomy often complain about bulging on the upper flank or inferior axillary area. This is most likely because the subcutaneous tissue layer of the upper flank, which is continuous with the breast tissue, tends to show inferolateral drooping once the subcutaneous tissue becomes loose after eliminating the breast parenchyma. In addition, one of the weaknesses of implant surgery is that implants cannot completely replace the tissue removed during skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM). Read More

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