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    Asian Cleft Rhinoplasty: The Open Structural Approach.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Nov 15. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
    Private practice, Singapore. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA; Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.
    Background: Asian cleft rhinoplasty is a unique procedure with specific challenges.

    Objectives: This paper presents our experience with the use of an open structural technique for Asian cleft rhinoplasty utilizing a complete autologous approach.

    Methods: An open approach that reconstructs the malpositioned nasal cartilage was utilized. Read More

    Paradoxical Adipose Hypertrophy (PAH) After Cryolipolysis.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department, Hopital Tenon, Paris, France. Private practice, Paris, France. Department of Dermatology, Hopital Tenon, Paris, France. Anatomopathology Laboratory, Hopital Tenon, Paris, France.
    Background: Cryolipolysis is a minimally invasive technique used to decrease local adipose tissue by thermal cooling. Paradoxical adipose hypertrophy (PAH) is a rare complication of cryolipolysis with important aesthetic consequences.

    Objectives: The objective of this study was to describe four cases of PAH after a cryolipolysis treatment. Read More

    Effect of Botulinum Toxin A on Muscle Healing and its Implications in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Nov 14. Epub 2017 Nov 14.
    Head and Neck Reconstruction Unit, Burn Unit, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Soroka University Medical Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Department of Pathology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel.
    Background: Muscle activity contributes to the enhancement of facial aging deformity, blepharospasm, cerebral palsy spasticity, trismus, torticollis, and other conditions. Myotomy of the involved muscles in order to reduce the deformity has variable success rates due to muscle healing and regeneration of activity.

    Objectives: The goal of this study was to investigate whether blocking striated muscle activity with Botulinum toxin (BtxA) during the healing time after myotomy alters the healing process and reduces long-term muscle activity. Read More

    Surgical Management of Penile Lesions Secondary to Foreign Body Reaction: A Case Report and Systematic Review.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Departamento de Cirurgia Geral e Especializada (MCG), Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niterói/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro, UFF; and Departamento de Patologia Geral e Laboratórios, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Programa de Pós-Graduação de Ciências Médica, UERJ.
    Background: To improve the penile contour, some men choose to undergo implantation or injection of nonbiological materials. Foreign body reactions in penile tissue may produce scarring, deformity, ulceration, necrosis, and even gangrene. Consensus is lacking regarding the most effective surgical procedure for reconstruction of these penile lesions. Read More

    Morphometric Analysis of the Umbilicus According to Age.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Hopital Maison Blanche, CHU Reims, Reims University Hospital, Reims, France. Anatomy Laboratory, Champagne Ardenne University, Reims University Hospital, Reims, France. Department of Gynecology, Hopital Alix de Champagne, Reims University Hospital, Reims, France. Department of Pediatric Surgery, American Memorial Hospital, CHU Reims, Reims, France. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, CHU Toulouse, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France.
    Background: Morphometric and anatomical analyses of the shape and position of the umbilicus have been conducted in adults, but umbilicoplasty in children remains challenging because growth is still occurring.

    Objectives: The main objective of this study was to evaluate the difference in the position and shape of the umbilicus between childhood and adulthood. The secondary objective was to improve the surgical management of umbilicoplasty in children. Read More

    Clinically Oriented Software for Facial Symmetry, Morphology, and Aesthetic Analysis.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 9. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Centre of Postgraduate Medical Education, Prof. W. Orlowski Memorial Hospital, Warsaw, Poland. Department of Systems and Computer Networks, Faculty of Electronics, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Wroclaw, Poland. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Norbert Barlicki Memorial Hospital, Lodz, Poland.

    Incidence and Predictors of Venous Thromboembolism in Abdominoplasty.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 8. Epub 2017 Oct 8.
    Division of Plastic Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. University of California, San Diego (UCSD), San Diego, CA. Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA; Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
    Background: The prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a high priority in aesthetic surgery. Abdominoplasty is the aesthetic procedure most commonly associated with VTE, yet the mechanisms for the development of VTE associated with this procedure are unclear.

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence and predictors of VTE in patients undergoing abdominoplasty procedures in outpatient surgery centers using data from the Internet Based Quality Assurance Program (IBQAP). Read More

    Long-Term Quality-of-Life Outcomes After Body Contouring Surgery: Phase IV Results for the Body-QoL® Cohort.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Jun 3. Epub 2017 Jun 3.
    Department of General Surgery, Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis, Delft, The Netherlands. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile. Hospital Clínico de la Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
    Background: Body contouring surgery (BCS) is becoming increasing popular for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes, particularly among patients with massive weight loss (MWL). However, data on quality of life (QoL) following the surgery are limited, especially long-term QoL.

    Objectives: The authors evaluated the effect of BCS on QoL and the durability of this effect over time. Read More

    Hand Rejuvenation by Targeted Volume Restoration of the Dorsal Fat Compartments.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 May 30. Epub 2017 May 30.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai Ninth Hospital, Shanghai, China; and the Plastic Surgery and Burn Center, Trauma Center Murnau, Murnau, Germany.
    Background: Recent anatomic findings suggest aging-related changes of the complex fat distribution in the hand.

    Objectives: To rejuvenate the aging hand, we developed a targeted fat grafting technique based on the physiologic fat distribution of the hand.

    Methods: The dorsum of both hands was examined in 30 healthy volunteers of different age utilizing B-mode ultrasound to determine physiological changes of the aging hand. Read More

    Computer-Assisted Planning and 3D Printing-Assisted Modeling for Chin Augmentation.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 May 30. Epub 2017 May 30.
    Private practice, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C.).
    Background: Patients are frequently not satisfied with the outcome of chin augmentation.

    Objectives: We report the use of three-dimensional (3D) imaging and printing to design custom fit porous polyethylene chin implants.

    Methods: Patients requesting chin augmentation received 3D computed tomography (CT) imaging of the facial area. Read More

    Patient Satisfaction With an Early Smartphone-Based Cosmetic Surgery Postoperative Follow-Up.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Jun 1. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH. Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
    Background: While prevalent in everyday life, smartphones are also finding increasing use as a medical care adjunct. The use of smartphone technology as a postoperative cosmetic surgery adjunct for care has received little attention in the literature.

    Objectives: The purpose of this effort was to assess the potential efficacy of a smartphone-based cosmetic surgery early postoperative follow-up program. Read More

    Does Botulinum Toxin Injection into Masseter Muscles Affect Subcutaneous Thickness?
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Jun 21. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, South Korea.
    Background: Botulinum toxin (BoNT) is widely used to treat masseter muscle hypertrophy. Changes in the muscle thickness have been found in many studies, but there has been no report on changes in the thickness from the skin surface to the masseter muscle.

    Objectives: We aimed to use ultrasonography to measure not only changes in the muscle thickness but also changes in subcutaneous thickness. Read More

    Do Not Fear an Implant's Shape: A Single Surgeon's Experience of Over 1200 Round and Shaped Textured Implants in Primary Breast Augmentation.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Aug 9. Epub 2017 Aug 9.
    Drs Montemurro and Hedén are plastic surgeons in private practice in Stockholm, Sweden. Dr. Cheema is a plastic surgeon and consultant at University Hospital Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. Drs Agko, Quattrini Li, and Avvedimento are fellows at a private plastic surgery practice in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Background: Breast implants can be characterized by their fill material, surface texture, or shape. Whereas long-term good quality studies have provided evidence for the fill material and texture, there is still little consensus for choosing the shape of an implant. Surveys indicate that many surgeons choose only one implant shape, for reasons that may not always agree with outcomes from long-term studies. Read More

    Social Media Return on Investment: How Much is it Worth to My Practice?
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 28. Epub 2017 Oct 28.
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
    Background: Plastic surgeons are rapidly integrating social media into their practices and recent articles on the subject have exploded in the literature. Although social media is being evaluated as a tool, few have actually been able to quantify the impact of social media on a practice.

    Objectives: To quantify the return on investment for social media in a plastic surgery practice. Read More

    Effects of Thermal Protection in Patients Undergoing Body Contouring Procedures: A Controlled Clinical Trial.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Private practice, Bucaramanga, Colombia. Division of Plastic Surgery, Jalisco Institute of Reconstructive Surgery, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Private practice, Mérida, Yuc, México. Private practice, Baltimore, MD, USA. Private practice, Medellin, Colombia. Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.
    Background: Hypothermia is common in many plastic surgery procedures, but few measures to prevent its occurrence are taken.

    Objectives: This study evaluated the effect of hypothermia in patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures and the effect of utilizing simple and inexpensive measures to prevent patient hypothermia during surgery.

    Methods: A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed among 3 groups of patients who underwent body contouring surgery for longer than 3. Read More

    Surgical Site Irrigation in Plastic Surgery.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 26. Epub 2017 Oct 26.
    Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL.
    Background: The incidence of infection following breast implant reconstruction remains high at the level of 24%. Surgical site irrigation is commonly used for its prevention. However, the lack of evidence-based guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in breast implant surgery necessitates research for optimal irrigation technique. Read More

    Aesthetic Surgical Procedures in Men: Major Complications and Associated Risk Factors.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 14. Epub 2017 Oct 14.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA. Southeast Permanente Medical Group, Atlanta, GA. Prima Center for Plastic Surgery, Duluth, GA. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
    Background: The number of men undergoing cosmetic surgery is increasing in North America.

    Objectives: To determine the incidence and risk factors of major complications in males undergoing cosmetic surgery, compare the complication profiles between men and women, and identify specific procedures that are associated with higher risk of complications in males.

    Methods: A prospective cohort of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery between 2008 and 2013 was identified from the CosmetAssure database. Read More

    The Suprapubic Dermoadipose Flap for Aesthetic Reshaping of the Postpregnancy Abdomen.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 14. Epub 2017 Oct 14.
    Plastic Surgery Department, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), School of Medicine and Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires University Institute (IUHI),Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Background: Postpregnancy full-length diastasis of the recti abdominis muscles is a common condition occasionally associated with atrophy of the subcutaneous fat located at the midline above and below the umbilicus.

    Objectives: The authors report a preliminary clinical experience with the suprapubic flap to prevent the late postoperative contour deformities of the postpregnancy abdomen.

    Methods: Between January 2005 and January 2015, all female patients undergoing abdominoplasty with the suprapubic flap were included in the present study. Read More

    Characterization of Adipose Tissue Product Quality Using Measurements of Oxygen Consumption Rate.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 13. Epub 2017 Oct 13.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. Private practice, San Francisco, CA. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
    Background: Fat grafting is a common procedure in plastic surgery but associated with unpredictable graft retention. Adipose tissue (AT) "product" quality is affected by the methods used for harvest, processing and transfer, which vary widely amongst surgeons. Currently, there is no method available to accurately assess the quality of AT. Read More

    Liposuction-Augmentation Mammaplasty.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 16. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka, IN. Private practice, Plano, TX.
    Background: The female breast loses superior fullness and becomes more ptotic over time. Women often present to their plastic surgeon requesting reversal of this evolution. While liposuction alone has been proven to lift the breast, no solution combining augmentation and liposuction has been reported. Read More

    Outcome After Breast Reduction Considering Body Mass Index and Resection Amount.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct;37(10):1103-1110
    Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. Department of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Lütfi Kirdar Kartal Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Background: It is presumed that breast reduction improves patients' quality of life and promotes weight loss. Preoperative body mass index (BMI) and the amount of breast tissue (breast reduction amount [BRA]) in proportion to the patient's body weight are important variables to affect the breast reduction outcome.

    Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the short and long-term effects of breast reduction from the perspective of BMI and BRA. Read More

    The Value of a Resident Aesthetic Clinic: A 7-Year Institutional Review and Survey of the Chief Resident Experience.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct;37(10):1188-1198
    Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
    Background: With the evolving plastic surgery training paradigm, there is an increasing emphasis on aesthetic surgery education during residency. In an effort to improve aesthetic education and to encourage preparation for independent practice, our institution has supported a resident-run aesthetic clinic for over two decades.

    Objectives: To provide insight into the educational benefits of a resident-run cosmetic clinic through longitudinal resident follow up and institutional experiential review. Read More

    Personal Evolution in Thighplasty Techniques for Patients Following Massive Weight Loss.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct;37(10):1124-1135
    Department of Plastic Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. New York Bariatric Group, Roslyn Heights, NY. College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Bryan, TX. Private practice, Paramus, NJ.
    Background: Lockwood described the importance of Colles' fascia anchoring in medial thighplasty to reduce morbidity associated with the procedure. However, this maneuver may still have complications including traumatic dissection, prolonged edema, and potential wound healing ramifications form increased tension. Alternatively, we suggest orienting tension in medial thighplasty for massive weight loss (MWL) patients in the horizontal vector rather than a vertical direction, negating the need for Colles' fascia anchoring. Read More

    Percutaneous Myotomy With a Small Needle-Knife and Lipoinjection for Treatment of Glabellar Frown Lines.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct;37(10):1168-1174
    Plastic Surgery Department, China Japan Friendship Hospital, Beijing, China.
    Background: Glabellar frown lines are a common aesthetic concern, and minimally invasive techniques to treat frown lines have become popular.

    Objectives: The authors developed a technique to minimize frown lines by means of percutaneous myotomy with a small needle-knife and lipoinjection.

    Methods: Sixty-nine patients underwent treatment of the glabellar frown lines in a prospective study. Read More

    Apparent Age is a Reliable Assessment Tool in 20 Facelift Patients.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Sep 18. Epub 2017 Sep 18.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.
    Background: Although the literature is replete with favorable facelift results, there are few validated facial rejuvenation outcome measures. Apparent age (AA), a visual estimate of age by objective observers, has been utilized in several studies; although attractive, AA lacks validation.

    Objective: The aim of this study is to examine the reliability of AA, highlighting the importance of the exclusive use of validated outcome measures in future studies. Read More

    Body Contouring Surgery and the Maintenance of Weight-Loss Following Roux-En-Y Gastric Bypass: A Retrospective Study.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 4. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK. University College, London, UK. Centre for Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, University College, London, UK; UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, University College, London, UK. UCLH Bariatric Centre for Weight Management and Metabolic Surgery, University College, London, UK.
    Background: Bariatric surgery leads to significant weight loss with reduced morbidity and mortality. However, excess skin as a consequence of weight loss represents a major problem, impacting upon patient's functionality with potential negative effects on weight loss.

    Objectives: We evaluated the effect of body-contouring surgery on weight-loss maintenance following bariatric surgery. Read More

    Effect of Use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) in Skin with Intrinsic Aging Process.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Sep 7. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Postgraduate Program in Surgical Science, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Department of Neurological and Motor Science, Section of Anatomy and Histology, University of Verona, Verona, Italy. Regenerative Surgery Unit, San Francesco Clinic, Verona, Italy.
    Background: In previous papers, we demonstrated that the treatment of human photoaged skin with stromal-vascular fraction-enriched fat or expanded adipose-derived stem cells showed a decrease of elastosis and the appearance of new oxytalan elastic fibers in dermis and an increase in the vascular network. The utilization of fat plus platelet-rich plasma (PRP) led to an increase in the vascular permeability and reactivity of the nervous component.

    Objectives: The purpose of this study was to analyze the histologic and ultrastructural changes of human skin after the injection of only PRP in the retroauricular area that was not exposed to sun and did not present the photoaging process, in comparison with our previous results. Read More

    The Balcony Technique of Breast Augmentation and Inverted-T Mastopexy With an Inferior Dermoglandular Flap.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct;37(10):1114-1123
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Regina Elena Cancer Institute of Rome, Rome, Italy.
    Background: Optimal breast augmentation-mastopexy involves a reliable technique, fast recovery, minimal complications, and aesthetic results that are excellent and enduring.

    Objectives: The authors sought to determine whether the balcony technique of augmentation-mastopexy was safe and yielded satisfactory long-term outcomes in patients with breast ptosis and hypoplasia.

    Methods: The authors conducted a retrospective review of 207 patients who underwent subglandular augmentation and inverted-T mastopexy with a customized Wise keyhole resection pattern and an inferior flap. Read More

    Variables That Impact Medical Malpractice Claims Involving Plastic Surgeons in the United States.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
    University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ. University of Arizona College of Public Health and College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, AZ. University of Arizona College of Medicine; Mayo Clinic Hospital; Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
    Background: Medical malpractice lawsuits contribute directly and indirectly to the cost of healthcare in the United States. Reducing medical malpractice claims represents an often unrecognized opportunity for improving both the quality and affordability of healthcare.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to better understand variables of the informed consent process that may contribute to reducing malpractice claims in plastic surgery. Read More

    Treatment of Gastrocnemius Muscle Hypertrophy with Botulinum Toxin Injection Followed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment and 3-Dimensional Evaluation.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Oct;37(10):1146-1156
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shanghai 9th People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, P.R. China.
    Background: Hypertrophy of the gastrocnemius muscle is considered to be a hindrance to lower leg beauty in the Asian aesthetic market. A noninvasive technique that has been gaining recognition involves botulinum toxin A injection; however, there are no proper guidelines or standardized protocols for the administration of botulinum toxin to correct gastrocnemius hypertrophy.

    Objectives: This study sought to determine the most effective botulinum toxin injection method for correcting the contour of the lower leg calf, as well as to determine the dose that can produce the maximum effect in meeting the demands of the physician and patient. Read More

    Demystifying the "July Effect" in Plastic Surgery: A Multi-Institutional Study.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Sep 15. Epub 2017 Sep 15.
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
    Background: The "July Effect" refers to a theoretical increase in complications that may occur with the influx of inexperienced interns and residents at the beginning of each academic year in July.

    Objectives: We endeavored to determine if a July Effect occurs in plastic surgery.

    Methods: Plastic surgery procedures were isolated from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry. Read More

    Quantification of the Aesthetically Desirable Female Midface Position.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Jun 28. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Department of Ophthalmology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. Division of Ophthalmology, Section Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Ohio University/OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Columbus, OH. Department of Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
    Background: The purpose of this study was to attempt to determine a reliable method of evaluating midface position. We assessed a novel parameter called WIZDOM (Width of the Interzygomatic Distance of the Midface) and its relationship to other facial metrics.

    Objectives: The goal was to evaluate midfacial position quantitatively in women by examining 2-dimensional photographs of a subset of women with idealized facial proportions. Read More

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