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    The Caucasian Nasal Septum: An In Vivo Computed Tomography Study.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 19. Epub 2018 Feb 19.
    From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
    Background: The nasal septum is composed of cartilaginous and bony components and an understanding of each component volume is essential in both functional and cosmetic surgery.

    Objectives: We sought to radiographically measure septal dimensions on cross sectional computer tomography (CT) images, establishing average parameters for normal anatomy among a single, Caucasian population group.

    Methods: One hundred and fifty consecutive sinus CT scan images were examined and 100 cases with appropriate sagittal views were included in the study. Read More

    Betadine and Breast Implants.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX.
    In the fourth quarter of 2017, the US FDA reviewed and approved a request by one of the breast implant manufacturers for a change in the Directions for Use (DFU) that removed warnings regarding the use of Betadine (povidone-iodine [PI] 10% solution, 1% available iodine [Purdue Frederick Company, Stamford, CT], also available in generic formulations [Aplicare, Inc., Meriden, CT]). Previously, in 2000, there were concerns by the FDA that PI would degrade the silicone elastomer shell. Read More

    Patients' and Surgeons' Perceptions of Social Media's Role in the Decision Making for Primary Aesthetic Breast Augmentation.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 9. Epub 2018 Feb 9.
    private practice in Stockholm, Sweden.
    Background: Social media (SoMe) has evolved to be a platform that patients use to seek information prior to an operation, share perioperative and postoperative journey, provide feedback, offer and receive support. While there have been studies looking at the evolution and usage of SoMe either by patients or by surgeons, there is no information that compares its usefulness for both the groups.

    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the view held by patients and surgeons, towards social media and other internet resources, in relation to one commonly performed operation. Read More

    Does Stromal Vascular Fraction Ensure a Higher Survival in Autologous Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation? A Volumetric Study Using 3-Dimensional Laser Scanning.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 9. Epub 2018 Feb 9.
    Dr Chiu is a plastic surgeon in private practice in Taipei, Taiwan.
    Background: Cell-assisted lipotransfer (CAL) has been considered a promising technique for promoting adipogenesis and angiogenesis in fat grafts.

    Objectives: The author sought to objectively analyze the change of breast volume in patients who underwent stromal vascular fraction (SVF)-enriched fat grafting for breast augmentation and compared the clinical results with those who underwent conventional fat grafting without SVF by using 3D laser scanning.

    Methods: From April 2015 to March 2016, 105 patients who underwent traditional fat grafting without SVF enrichment for breast augmentation were assigned to group A and served as the control. Read More

    Cellulite: A Surgical Treatment Approach.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 8. Epub 2018 Feb 8.
    Plastic Surgery Division, Hospital São Lucas, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Porto Alegre, Brazil.
    Background: Cellulite is one of the most common skin and subcutaneous tissue conditions, affecting predominantly the thighs and hips in post-adolescent women. Its etiology is not well defined, and multiple available treatments show variable efficacy.

    Objective: To describe a technique for treatment of cellulite of the gluteal region, thighs, and hips through superficial liposuction utilizing a special cannula, combined with subcutaneous autologous fat grafting. Read More

    Breast Hypertrophy, Reduction Mammaplasty, and Body Image.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 7. Epub 2018 Feb 7.
    Division of Plastic Surgery, UNIFESP, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
    Background: Body image dissatisfaction is one of the major factors that motivate patients to undergo plastic surgery. However, few studies have associated body satisfaction with reduction mammaplasty.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of breast hypertrophy and reduction mammaplasty on body image. Read More

    Guidelines for the Standardization of Genital Photography.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 6. Epub 2018 Feb 6.
    Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Transgender Surgery, University of Miami Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.
    Plastic surgery relies on photography for both clinical practice and research. The Photographic Standards in Plastic Surgery laid the foundation for standardized photography in plastic surgery. Despite these advancements, the current literature lacks guidelines for genital photography, thus resulting in a discordance of documentation. Read More

    An Unusual Delayed Type Reaction Following Periorbital Filler Injection With Hyaluronic Acid.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 6. Epub 2018 Feb 6.
    private practice in Istanbul, Turkey.
    Hyaluronic acid fillers have been increasingly popular for soft tissue augmentation. Although generally considered safe, early and delayed types of adverse events were reported. We describe an unusual delayed type reaction observed with hyaluronic acid filler in a series of three patients treated for tear trough and periorbital hollow. Read More

    A Single-Blind Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Gold Nanoparticle Photothermal-Assisted Liposuction in an Ex Vivo Human Tissue Model.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 3. Epub 2018 Feb 3.
    Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego.
    Background: Liposuction is one of the most performed cosmetic surgery procedures. In a previously reported study, gold-nanoparticle (GNP) laser-assisted liposuction (NanoLipo) was shown to improve procedure parameters and outcomes in a porcine model.

    Objective: An ex vivo human liposuction model was developed to assess the ease, efficacy, and outcomes of NanoLipo, and to further explore its mechanism of action in facilitating liposuction. Read More

    The Use of Poly-4-Hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) Scaffold in the Ptotic Breast: A Multicenter Clinical Study.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 1. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
    Background: Mastopexy and reduction mammoplasty are often limited by the patient's poor native soft tissue quality, resulting in ptosis recurrence and loss of rejuvenated surgical results. Surgical scaffolds and acellular dermal matrices are used in these procedures to provide physical and mechanical stabilization of weakened or compromised tissue. GalaFLEX scaffold, made from poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB), is a next-generation product for soft tissue reinforcement that resorbs gradually while aiding tissue regeneration to achieve excellent outcomes. Read More

    The Influence of Paranasal Augmentation on the Measurement of the Nose for the Treatment of Midfacial Concavity.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb;38(3):241-251
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aesthetic Medical Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taipei, Taiwan.
    Background: A concave midface with its associated deep nasolabial folds is more aesthetically displeasing than a convex midface. Midfacial concavity may be addressed with autologous tissue and implants.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of paranasal augmentation on photogrammetric parameters. Read More

    Efficacy and Safety of ATX-101 by Treatment Session: Pooled Analysis of Data from the Phase 3 REFINE Trials.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Feb 1. Epub 2018 Feb 1.
    Ms Somogyi is an Associate Vice President, Clinical Development, Allergan plc, Irvine, CA.
    Background: ATX-101 (deoxycholic acid injection) is the only injectable drug approved for submental fat (SMF) reduction. In the phase 3 REFINE trials, adults with moderate or severe SMF who were dissatisfied with the appearance of their face/chin were eligible to receive up to 6 treatment sessions with ATX-101 (2 mg/cm2) or placebo. Primary and secondary endpoints, evaluated at 12 weeks after last treatment, significantly favored ATX-101 supporting its efficacy for reducing SMF and the psychological impact of SMF, and increasing satisfaction with the appearance of the face/chin. Read More

    Treatment of Nasal Deviation With Underlying Bony Asymmetry Secondary to Augmentation Rhinoplasty in Asian Patients.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 11. Epub 2018 Jan 11.
    private practice in Taipei, Taiwan.
    Background: In Asian patients, nasal deviation secondary to augmentation rhinoplasty may result from underlying bony asymmetry that was not corrected intraoperatively. Diagnosis and treatment of this condition are complicated by the masking effect of dorsal implants.

    Objectives: The authors applied computed tomography (CT) to examine the causes of nasal deviation after augmentation rhinoplasty. Read More

    Added Healthcare Charges Conferred by Smoking in Outpatient Plastic Surgery.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 31. Epub 2018 Jan 31.
    Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH.
    Background: A history of smoking confers additional risk of complications following plastic surgical procedures, which may require hospital-based care to address.

    Objectives: To determine if patients with a smoking history experience higher rates of complications leading to higher hospital-based care utilization, and therefore greater healthcare charges, after common outpatient plastic surgeries.

    Methods: Using ambulatory surgery data from California, Florida, Nebraska, and New York, we identified adult patients who underwent common facial, breast, or abdominal contouring procedures from January 2009 to November 2013. Read More

    Scroll Reconstruction: Fine Tuning of the Interface Between Middle and Lower Thirds in Rhinoplasty.
    Aesthet Surg J 2017 Dec 19. Epub 2017 Dec 19.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
    Background: The junction between upper and lower lateral cartilages, known as "the scroll area," is an important determinant of the spatial relationship between the middle and lower nasal thirds.

    Objectives: We offer a graduated and reproducible surgical technique of scroll area management that takes into consideration anatomic, functional, and aesthetic relationships.

    Methods: This study was a retrospective review of the recorded intraoperative information to investigate the frequency of the use of scroll reconstruction techniques and perioperative parameters that relate to unintended component alterations in the scroll area. Read More

    Safety and Effectiveness of Repeat Treatment With VYC-15L for Lip and Perioral Enhancement: Results From a Prospective Multicenter Study.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 30. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
    Allergan plc (Irvine, CA).
    Background: VYC-15L (Juvéderm Volbella XC) is a non-animal crosslinked hyaluronic acid (HA) gel with lidocaine.

    Objective: To evaluate safety and effectiveness of repeat treatment with VYC-15L administered 1 year after treatment for lip and perioral enhancement.

    Methods: In this prospective multicenter study, 124 subjects with minimal, mild, or moderate lip fullness on the validated 5-point Allergan Lip Fullness Scale (LFS) who received initial/touch-up treatment with VYC-15L received repeat treatment with VYC-15L 1 year after initial treatment. Read More

    Plasma Activation of a Breast Implant Shell in Conjunction With Antibacterial Irrigants Enhances Antibacterial Activity.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 25. Epub 2018 Jan 25.
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratory, Rambam Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.
    Background: Infection and capsular contracture are two of the most significant complications of breast-implant surgery. Both complications are associated with bacterial contamination of the implant surface. Plasma activation of the surface of a silicone breast implant changes its surface properties from water repelling (hydrophobic) to water absorbing (hydrophilic), thus making it possible for antibacterial irrigants to temporarily adsorb onto the implant surface. Read More

    Simultaneous Aesthetic Eyelid Surgery and Orbital Decompression for Rehabilitation of Thyroid Eye Disease: The One-Stage Approach.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 24. Epub 2018 Jan 24.
    Dr Devoto is an oculoplastic surgeon in private practice in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Background: Aesthetic rehabilitation of thyroid orbitopathy includes orbital decompression, correction of eyelid retraction and aesthetic blepharoplasty, performed traditionally in separate stages.

    Objectives: To report the results of orbital decompression surgery associated with aesthetic eyelid surgery in one stage for aesthetic rehabilitation of patients affected by thyroid eye disease.

    Methods: Retrospective, multi centric study including 40 consecutive patients, who underwent orbital decompression surgery associated with aesthetic eyelid surgery in two centers: Genova (Group 1) + Buenos Aires (Group 2). Read More

    Vaginal Laxity, Sexual Distress, and Sexual Dysfunction: A Cross-Sectional Study in a Plastic Surgery Practice.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 23. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
    Background: Sexual health issues can be characterized by vaginal laxity (VL), sexual distress, and sexual dysfunction. The epidemiology of these issues in plastic surgery patients, and especially breast cancer survivors, remains poorly understood.

    Objectives: To prospectively assess sexual health issues in a plastic surgery patient population with and without breast cancer. Read More

    A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized, Contralateral Study of Tissue Liquefaction Liposuction Versus Suction-Assisted Liposuction.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 23. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
    Chief Scientific Officer, Andrew Technologies, Haddonfield, NJ.
    Background: Tissue liquefaction liposuction (TLL) deploys a novel energy source utilizing a stream of warmed, low-pressurized, and pulsed saline to extract fat tissue.

    Objective: Compare TLL to suction-assisted liposuction (SAL) to determine which device is more efficient for surgeons and provides better recovery for patients.

    Methods: Thirty-one adult female patients were followed prospectively in a contralateral study design comparing differences in bruising, swelling, tenderness, and incision appearance ratings between TLL and SAL procedures. Read More

    Prepectoral Revision Breast Reconstruction for Treatment of Implant-Associated Animation Deformity: A Review of 102 Reconstructions.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 20. Epub 2018 Jan 20.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA.
    Background: Animation deformity is a direct consequence of subpectoral implant placement for breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Current treatment options ameliorate but do not address the source of the problem. Moving the implant from subpectoral to prepectoral has the potential to eliminate animation deformity. Read More

    Nanofat Grafting for Scar Treatment and Skin Quality Improvement.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 20. Epub 2018 Jan 20.
    Division of Plastic and Hand Surgery, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Zurich, Zürich, Switzerland.
    Background: Fat grafting has been gaining attention in tissue augmentation over the past decade, not only for lipofilling, but also for its observed regenerative properties and overall skin texture improvement.

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of nanofat grafting on scars, wrinkles, and skin discolorations in our clinic.

    Methods: Nanofat was prepared by a standard emulsification and filtration protocol. Read More

    The Ideal Thigh: A Crowdsourcing-Based Assessment of Ideal Thigh Aesthetic and Implications for Gluteal Fat Grafting.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 20. Epub 2018 Jan 20.
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.
    Background: As the popularity of aesthetic gluteoplasty continues to grow, there is renewed focus on defining the ideal buttocks. However, the literature lacks studies characterizing an ideal thigh, despite the impact of thigh contour on overall gluteal aesthetic.

    Objectives: The authors performed the first population analysis of the characteristics of perception of attractive thighs, to identify a role for fat grafting of the thigh in gluteoplasty. Read More

    The Nasal Ligaments and Tip Support in Rhinoplasty: An Anatomical Study.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 23. Epub 2018 Jan 23.
    Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pécs Medical School, Pécs, Hungary.
    Background: In 1971, Janeke and Wright1 published a now classic study on the support of the nasal tip in which they found four areas of anatomic support. These findings led to the "tripod concept" of tip support. Recently, surgeons have begun repairing and/or preserving the nasal ligaments as a method to control tip projection and rotation. Read More

    Effect of a Facial Muscle Exercise Device on Facial Rejuvenation.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 20. Epub 2018 Jan 20.
    Department of Physical Therapy, Yonsei University, Wonju, South Korea.
    Background: The efficacy of facial muscle exercises (FMEs) for facial rejuvenation is controversial. In the majority of previous studies, nonquantitative assessment tools were used to assess the benefits of FMEs.

    Objectives: This study examined the effectiveness of FMEs using a Pao (MTG, Nagoya, Japan) device to quantify facial rejuvenation. Read More

    Mastopexy and Mastopexy-Augmentation.
    Aesthet Surg J 2018 Jan 20. Epub 2018 Jan 20.
    Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO.
    Mastopexy and mastopexy-augmentation are aesthetic breast surgeries that seek to create youthful, beautiful appearing breasts. Age, hormonal changes, or weight loss can lead to alterations that require addressing the skin envelope and breast parenchyma. Many surgical approaches have been described including periareolar, vertical, and Wise pattern techniques, but most modern mastopexies include manipulation of the breast parenchyma to improve the longevity of breast ptosis correction. Read More

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