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Cheek Augmentation in Gender-Affirming Facial Surgery.

Otolaryngol Clin North Am 2022 Jun 21. Epub 2022 Jun 21.

Jeffrey Jumaily Facial Plastic Surgery, 5757 Wilshire Boulevard PR2, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA. Electronic address:

The cheek area is an important area in facial beauty. High cheekbones and full malar area is considered a desired feminine feature and therefore an essential component of gender-affirming facial surgery. The most common treatment options are injectable fillers, autologous fat grafting, and alloplastic cheek implants. Read More

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Resurfacing of Face and Neck Using Superthin Thoracodorsal Artery Perforator Free Flaps.

J Craniofac Surg 2022 May 1;33(3):931-934. Epub 2021 Oct 1.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Resurfacing of facial and neck defects is challenging due to the unique skin color, texture, and thickness of the region. With the development of microsurgical reconstruction, perforator- free flaps can provide adequate soft tissue. However, despite various modifications, such flaps hardly satisfy cosmetic requirements, due to differences in color and bulkiness. Read More

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Creating Harmonious Arcs: The Importance of Brow Shape in Determining Upper Lid Aesthetics.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Jul;49(3):389-397

Private Practice, 660 Glades Road, Suite 210, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA.

Brow lifting, when indicated, can significantly improve upper eyelid aesthetics. Brow lifting is a powerful maneuver to shape and lateralize the curvature of the brow arc and directly influences the upper eyelid fold height and the curvature of the upper eyelid crease. This article reviews the importance of upper periorbital aesthetic assessment because it lays the foundation to tailor the appropriate operative intervention. Read More

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The Safety of Fat Grafting: An Institutional Retrospective Review.

Ann Plast Surg 2022 06;88(5 Suppl 5):S473-S477

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.

Background: Autologous fat grafting is a popular technique for volume replacement in the breast and face. The efficacy, safety, and complication rate of this technique at the division of plastic surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham will be described in this review.

Methods: An institutional review board-approved retrospective review of patients undergoing fat grafting procedures from January 2015 to July 2018 was performed. Read More

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Volumetric effect and patient satisfaction after facial fat grafting.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Jun 6. Epub 2022 Jun 6.

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.

Background: Facial fat grafts decrease in volume after transplantation. This observation is based on overall facial 3D analyses, since there is sparse information on volume changes in well-defined aesthetic areas. We aimed to assess the overall and more specifically the local volumetric effects of facial fat grafting and relate these effects to patient satisfaction up to one year after treatment. Read More

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Portable three-dimensional imaging to monitor small volume enhancement in face, vulva, and hand: A comparative study.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022 Apr 28. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, London, United Kingdom; UCL Centre for Nanotechnology and Regenerative Medicine, Division of Surgery & Interventional Science, University College London, London, United Kingdom; The Charles Wolfson Centre for Reconstructive Surgery, Royal Free Hospital Campus, University College of London, London, United Kingdom.

Multiple handheld three-dimensional (3D) systems are available on the market, but data regarding their use in detecting small volumes are limited. The aim of this study was to compare different portable 3D technologies in detecting small volumetric enhancement on a mannequin model and a series of patients. Five portable 3D systems (Artec Eva, Crisalix, Go!Scan, LifeViz Mini, and Vectra H1) were tested in a controlled environment with standardised volumes and in a clinical setting with patients undergoing small volume fat grafting to face, vulva, and hand. Read More

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Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Decellularized Xenograft-3D CAD/CAM Carved Bone Matrix Personalized for Human Bone Defect Repair.

Genes (Basel) 2022 Apr 25;13(5). Epub 2022 Apr 25.

R & D Center, ACRO Biomedical Co., Ltd. 2nd. Floor, No.57, Luke 2nd. Rd., Luzhu District, Kaohsiung 821011, Taiwan.

About 30-50% of oral cancer patients require mandibulectomy and autologous fibula reconstruction. Autograft is the gold standard choice because of its histocompatibility; however, it requires additional surgery from the patient and with possible complications such as loss of fibula leading to calf weakening in the future. Allograft and xenograft are alternatives but are susceptible to immune response. Read More

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Supplementation of Facial Fat Grafting to Increase Volume Retention: A Systematic Review.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Pathology and Medical Biology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.

Background: For decades, facial fat grafting is used in clinical practice for volume restoration. The main challenge of this technique is the variable volume retention. Over the past years, studies reported the addition of supplements to augment the fat graft to increase volume retention. Read More

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The Role of Intra-Operative Duplex Ultrasonography Following Translabyrinthine Approach for Vestibular Schwannoma.

Front Surg 2022 28;9:853704. Epub 2022 Apr 28.

Division of Neurosurgery, House Institute, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Objective: Sigmoid sinus (SS) stenosis is a complication of translabyrinthine approach. Velocity changes in the SS measured by intra-operative doppler ultrasound may help in identifying patients at risk for sinus occlusion.

Patients: SS velocity was measured using doppler ultrasound prior to opening dura and again prior to placement of the abdominal fat graft. Read More

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

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

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

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

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Ultrasound-guided ethanol sclerotherapy for multifocal unilateral Warthin's tumor after partial parotidectomy.

Ultrasound 2022 May 21;30(2):158-161. Epub 2021 Jul 21.

Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA.

Introduction: Warthin's tumor, also known as papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum, is one of the most common benign salivary gland neoplasms. The current first-line treatment for Warthin's tumor is parotidectomy. However, surgical resection has the risk of complications including facial nerve weakness and Frey's syndrome. Read More

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The efficacy of cell-assisted versus conventional lipotransfer: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Asian J Surg 2022 Apr 30. Epub 2022 Apr 30.

Department of Clinical Epidemiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, 110001, China. Electronic address:

Autologous lipotransfer is an essential component of soft tissue reconstruction. However, it is not widely applied or accepted by surgeons due to its unstable survival rate and uncertain efficacy. The cell-assisted fat transfer (CAL) is a promising technique that increases the fat survival rate. Read More

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Assessment of facial autologous fat grafts using Dixon magnetic resonance imaging.

Quant Imaging Med Surg 2022 May;12(5):2830-2840

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

Background: Autologous fat grafting is a procedure that treats soft tissue defects by reallocating fat to improve a patient's physical appearance. Imaging methods may be used to evaluate and monitor the grafted fat after transplantation. The goal of imaging is to examine the signal and volume of the grafted fat after autologous fat grafting during the adipose tissue recovery. Read More

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The Application and Efficacy Evaluation of Autologous Fat Transplantation in Antiaging of the Face: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

J Healthc Eng 2022 18;2022:5744123. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

The Affiliated Friendship Plastic Surgery Hospital With Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China.

Objective: To evaluate the therapy of autologous fat fine-grain transplantation in the application of antiaging facial by metaelaboration method.

Methods: In Chinese and English databases, such as Wanfang, Weipu, CNKI, PubMed, Cochrane Library, and EMBASE, the literature on the use of autologous fat fines graft in antiaging facial was collected, covering randomized comparative trials, nonrandomized comparative studies, comparative case studies, cohort studies, case reports, and so forth. Meta-analyses were also conducted on complication rates, beauty seeker satisfaction, and one-shot success rates. Read More

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Barbie Doll Forehead: CAD Design from Silicon Block.

Indian J Plast Surg 2022 Feb 25;55(1):111-114. Epub 2022 Feb 25.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Handa Nursing Home, New Delhi, India.

The forehead is an important determinant of masculine or feminine look of the face. There are many methods described to achieve forehead augmentation for a more feminine face, and they include fillers, autologous fat grafting, silicone implant or methyl methacrylate. We present a case of a "Barbie doll forehead," which is an interesting trend in Asian countries. Read More

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February 2022

A Reliable Porcine Fascio-Cutaneous Flap Model for Vascularized Composite Allografts Bioengineering Studies.

J Vis Exp 2022 03 31(181). Epub 2022 Mar 31.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Laboratory, Center for Transplantation Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Shriners Hospital for Children; Service de Chirurgie Plastique, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP), Université Paris Descartes;

Vascularized Composite Allografts (VCA) such as hand, face, or penile transplant represents the cutting-edge treatment for devastating skin defects, failed by the first steps of the reconstructive ladder. Despite promising aesthetic and functional outcomes, the main limiting factor remains the need for a drastically applied lifelong immunosuppression and its well-known medical risks, preventing broader indications. Therefore, lifting the immune barrier in VCA is essential to tip the ethical scale and improve patients' quality of life using the most advanced surgical techniques. Read More

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The General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer: Concept, Design, and Analysis of Fat Grafting Complications.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 06 11;149(6):1118e-1129e. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

From The Plastic Surgery Foundation; the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh; and Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Background: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation launched GRAFT, the General Registry of Autologous Fat Transfer, in October of 2015. This web-accessible registry addresses the need for prospective and systematic data collection, to determine the rates of unfavorable outcomes (complications) of fat grafting. Understanding and avoiding the factors that lead to complications can help establish safe practices for fat grafting. Read More

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Face Lift Practice Patterns: An American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member Survey, 2000 and 2020. How Much Have We Changed?

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 06 5;149(6):1096e-1105e. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

From the Department of Plastic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Foundation; H/K/B Plastic Surgery (private practice); Couto Plastic Surgery (private practice); Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (private practice); and Hofstra University/Northwell School of Medicine.

Background: In 2000, Matarasso et al. performed a survey of American Society of Plastic Surgeons members' face lift practice patterns. Since that publication, the aesthetic marketplace has changed dramatically, as have ancillary face lift techniques. Read More

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Upper Blepharoplasty and Brow Rejuvenation in Men.

Richard J Warren

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):197-212

University of British Columbia and Vancouver Plastic Surgery Center, 777 West Broadway, Suite 1000, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z4J7, Canada. Electronic address:

The upper lid-brow junction is a complex anatomic zone that undergoes many interconnected age-related changes. Although considerable effort has gone into defining the ideal female eye and brow, no such work has been done for the male. Typically, men develop forehead and glabellar lines in conjunction with either upper lid hooding, brow ptosis, or blepharoptosis, whereas some men develop hollowing of the upper lid sulcus. Read More

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Treatment of scars with autologous fat grafting and 1540 nm non-ablative erbium laser.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2022 Mar 23:1-4. Epub 2022 Mar 23.

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.

Scars may be devastating for patients. Fat grafting and non-ablative lasers are available options for improvement. The former reshapes and improves scar quality by adding volume and regenerative adipose-derived stem cells, whereas the latter facilitates synthesis and deposition of new dermal collagen. Read More

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Fat Grafting: Basic Science, Techniques, and Patient Management.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022 Mar 18;10(3):e3987. Epub 2022 Mar 18.

Ghavami Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, Calif.

In this review, a summary of the rich history of autologous fat grafting is provided, and a comprehensive summary of the science and theory behind autologous adipocyte transplantation, as well as the techniques commonly used is described. These include recipient site preparation, harvesting, processing, and engraftment. In addition, important considerations for preoperative and postoperative management are discussed to maximize graft retention. Read More

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Buccal Fat Pad: Adjunctive Procedure for Lateral Defect Coverage following Primary Palatoplasty.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 05 14;149(5):1180-1185. Epub 2022 Mar 14.

From the Plastic and Reconstructive Unit, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University.

Background: The buccal fat flap is an encapsulated mass originating from a specific fat tissue that is easily accessed and richly vascularized. The aim of this study was to report the effect of using the buccal fat flap on the oronasal fistula rate in primary palatoplasty.

Methods: A case-controlled study of 94 patients who underwent primary cleft palate repair. Read More

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Advanced platelet-rich fibrin promotes the paracrine function and proliferation of adipose-derived stem cells and contributes to micro-autologous fat transplantation by modulating and .

Ann Transl Med 2022 Jan;10(2):60

Research Center of Medical Sciences, The People's Hospital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region & Guangxi Academy of Medical Sciences, Nanning, China.

Background: The micro-autologous fat transplantation (MAFT) technique has demonstrated its feasibility in multiple medical fields, such as facial rejuvenation. Advanced platelet-rich fibrin (), an autologous platelet concentrated on a fibrin membrane without added external factors, has shown significant potential for tissue restoration. However, the role of in the modulation of MAFT remains unclear. Read More

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January 2022

Assessing the quality and reliability of patient information regarding aesthetic fat grafting on YouTube.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2022 Jan 31. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cincinnati, OH USA. Electronic address:

Purpose: Patients increasingly consult social media regarding aesthetic surgery. Given the popularity of fat transfer operations, this study assesses the quality and reliability of patient information available on YouTube regarding aesthetic fat grafting.

Methods: The terms "fat grafting" and "fat transfer" were searched on YouTube with respect to the terms "face", "breast", "buttock", and "Brazilian butt lift". Read More

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January 2022

Oil Cyst Formation after Lower Blepharoplasty with Fat Grafts.

Ann Plast Surg 2022 03;88(1s Suppl 1):S73-S77

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Cathay General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Background: Fat grafting is increasingly used as an adjuvant surgery to blepharoplasty to refill the volume loss of an aged face and promote cellular regeneration. Complications, such as hematoma, infection, seroma, and palpable mass, may occur. We collected the patients that underwent lower blepharoplasty combined with fat graft to evaluate the incidence of oil cyst formation in the lower eyelid and to identify risk factors. Read More

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Combined Surgical-Orthodontic Treatment of Patients With Severe Parry-Romberg Syndrome.

J Craniofac Surg 2022 Feb 21. Epub 2022 Feb 21.

Department of Oral & Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology & Shanghai Research Institute of Stomatology, National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases Department of Orthodontics, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, College of Stomatology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Shanghai Qingdong Farm Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Abstract: Parry-Romberg syndrome (PRS) refers to a relatively rare dysfunction disease that is characterized by chronic progressive maxillofacial atrophy, especially one side of facial skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, and bone. According to the atrophy degree of skin, subcutaneous tissue, and skeleton in the area innervated by the trigeminal nerve, PRS can be classified into mild, moderate, and severe. In general, cases with different severity have specific treatment regimens. Read More

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February 2022

Fat grafting in aesthetics.

Clin Dermatol 2022 Jan-Feb;40(1):35-44. Epub 2021 Aug 8.

Oak Dermatology, Itasca, Illinois, USA. Electronic address:

Autologous fat transfer is an increasingly popular aesthetic and reconstructive technique for facial rejuvenation, breast contouring and augmentation, and buttock augmentation. The grafted fat is a living tissue and contains stem cells with tissue regenerative properties, which makes this a very unique filler. Historically, a major issue with this technique has been long-term graft viability and retention; however, each step of the autologous fat transfer process is being optimized in pursuit of the ideal protocol that maximizes graft survival. Read More

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February 2022

A novel method of hard palate reconstruction utilizing a combination of the buccal fat pad and palatal island flap.

Head Neck 2022 05 21;44(5):1267-1271. Epub 2022 Feb 21.

Thyroid, Head and Neck Cancer (THANC) Foundation, New York, New York, USA.

The palatal island flap is reliable for single-staged reconstruction of select oral defects. However, fistula formation is a disruptive potential complication. The authors employed this technique in five patients and present a representative case of a 65-year-old female with a left-sided palatal salivary neoplasm. Read More

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Histomorphological Findings of Cartilage and Surrounding Tissues According to Thickness and Manipulations in Rabbits.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 Jun;42(7):NP489-NP500

Department of Otolaryngology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

Background: Costal cartilage is commonly employed as a dorsal implant in Asian rhinoplasty. To achieve better outcomes, it is important to know which types of costal cartilage are most appropriate for dorsal augmentation.

Objectives: The authors investigated how various forms of costal cartilage affect the surrounding tissues and their resorption over time, as well as their clinical appearance, using histomorphological analysis. Read More

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Commentary on: Low Negative Pressure Combined With Supertumescence Microliposuction as a New Method for Repairing Facial Fat Overfilling: A Case Series of 32 Patients.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 03;42(4):NP201-NP205

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Croix Rousse Hospital, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France.

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