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Autologous Fat Grafting in Young Patients: A Simple and Effective Way to Achieve Facial Balance.

Munique Maia, Frederick N Lukash,

GOALS/PURPOSE:Rhinoplasty is the most common procedure seen in the teenage population. Many of these patients have facial imbalance both recognized and unrecognized by the individual and family. Most often it involves chin or midface deficiency. When the discussion involves the possibility of additional surgery, such as an alloplastic chin implant ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):253-257]

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Chyle Fat-Derived Stem Cells Conditioned Medium Inhibits Hypertrophic Scar Fibroblast Activity.

Junnan Chen, Zhihua Li, Zhenya Huang, Liming Liang, Minliang Chen,

BACKGROUND:Hypertrophic scars (HSs) generally form after injury to the deep layers of the dermis and are characterized by excessive collagen deposition. An increasing amount of evidence has determined that human adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells attenuate fibrosis in various conditions. We explored the effect and possible mechanism of chyle fat-derived ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):271-277]

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Accessory Palmaris Longus: A Concise Anatomic Review With a Relevant Case Study.

Jing Yuan, Ian Dominic Dhanaraj, Hannah Jia Hui Ng, Vaikunthan Rajaratnam,

Current medical literature has described many variations of the palmaris longus. One variation that is rarely seen is that of the accessory palmaris longus, which is better known in literature as the "palmaris profundus." This brief review will describe the anatomy and the developmental origins of the palmaris longus, as ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):363-366]

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Concentration of Chondrogenic Soluble Factors in Freshly Harvested Lipoaspirate.

Tim Ruhl, Jan-Philipp Stromps, Lisa-Marie Maxi Depenau, Bong-Sung Kim, Norbert Pallua,

BACKGROUND:Cartilage tissue has a limited capacity for healing with the consequence that patients are often treated symptomatically until they become candidates for osteotomy or total joint replacement. Alternative biological therapies, for example, application of platelet-rich plasma and implantation of chondrocytes and mesenchymal stem cells, have emerged as a new treatment ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):344-351]

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Donor Site Morbidities of Iliac Crest Bone Graft in Craniofacial Surgery: A Systematic Review.

Kaitlin S Boehm, Mona Al-Taha, Alexander Morzycki, Osama A Samargandi, Sarah Al-Youha, Martin R LeBlanc,

BACKGROUND:The iliac crest bone graft (ICBG) is criticized for high donor site morbidity. Recent research suggests this morbidity is related to the patient population for which the ICBG is harvested. This systematic review is the first to delineate the type and incidence of ICBG donor site complications in craniofacial surgery. ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):352-358]

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Scope of Hand Surgery Using Surgeon Administered Local/Regional Anaesthesia.

Wei Ping Sim, Hannah Jia Hui Ng, Shoun Tan, Sanjay Laxmandasji Bajaj, Vaikunthan Rajaratnam,

INTRODUCTION:Hand and wrist surgeries are often carried out under local/regional anesthesia. We describe our experience using Surgeon Administered Local/Regional Anaesthesia (SALoRA) without sedation to deliver acute and elective hand surgery anesthesia in a tertiary public hospital in Singapore. This is in comparison to wide awake local anesthesia no tourniquet, which ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):278-284]

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Anabolic-androgenic Steroid Use Among Gynecomastia Patients: Prevalence and Relevance to Surgical Management.

Miliana Vojvodic, Fang Zhou Xu, Runting Cai, Mélissa Roy, J Craig Fielding,

BACKGROUND:Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are widely implicated in gynecomastia development. Surgery is the definitive treatment for cases persisting after cessation of AAS use. Currently, the relevance of AAS use to the surgical approach of gynecomastia has not been well explored. This study aims to compare patient characteristics, surgical outcomes, and surgical ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):258-263]

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Three-Dimensional Affordable Stone Models for Cleft Lip Markings: A Prospective Study of Learner Satisfaction.

Rami S Kantar, Marina Gonchar, Samantha G Maliha, Elie P Ramly, Allyson R Alfonso, Oriana Cohen, Bradley S Eisemann, J Rodrigo Diaz-Siso, Pierre B Saadeh, Roberto L Flores,

INTRODUCTION:Knowledge of surgical markings for unilateral cleft lip (UCL) repair is critical for surgical competency. However, few appropriate models are accessible to residents and affordable and accurately reproduce this 3-dimensional (3D) deformity. We propose that cleft care units have the capability of creating affordable 3D stone models to teach UCL ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):340-343]

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Correction of Tuberous Nipple Areolar Complex Deformity in Gynecomastia: The Deformity That Can Get Forgotten.

Alessandro Innocenti, Serena Ghezzi, Marco Innocenti,

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):367]

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One-Piece Fronto-orbital Distraction With Midline Splitting But Without Bandeau for Metopic Craniosynostosis: Craniometric, Volumetric, and Morphologic Evaluation.

Hossam Hassan Fawzy, Jong-Woo Choi, Young-Shin Ra,

BACKGROUND:Distraction osteogenesis has gained popularity in the treatment of different types of craniosynostosis. We aimed to present the technique of 1-piece fronto-orbital distraction with midline splitting osteotomy but without bandeau for the treatment of metopic craniosynostosis, and the protocol of outcome evaluation using craniometric, volumetric, and morphologic parameters based on ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):285-292]

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A Bibliometric Analysis of the Most Cited Articles in Global Reconstructive Surgery.

Urška Čebron, Kevin J Zuo, Leila Kasrai,

BACKGROUND:A substantial global inequality exists between surgical need and the availability of safe, affordable surgical care. Low- and middle-income countries have the greatest burden of untreated surgical disease and addressing this inequity is the goal of the Global Surgery movement. Reconstructive surgery is a fundamental component of Global Surgery as ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):334-339]

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Comparison of Outcomes of Fasciocutaneous Free Flaps and Jejunal Free Flaps in Pharyngolaryngoesophageal Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Erratum.

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):369]

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Toxic Shock Syndrome Caused by Staphylococcal Infection After Breast Implant Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Kana Hisanaga, Hideki Kadota, Seita Fukushima, Yusuke Inatomi, Ryo Shimamoto, Kenichi Kamizono, Masuo Hanada, Sei Yoshida,

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare but life-threatening complication after breast implant surgery. We describe a 77-year-old woman who developed toxic shock syndrome caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus after breast implant reconstruction. Despite a high fever and markedly increased white blood cell count, suggesting severe infection, she initially had no ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):359-362]

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Author's Response to Correspondence on Article: "Correction of Tuberous Nipple Areolar Complex Deformity in Gynaecomastia: The Deformity That Can Get Forgotten".

Yvette Godwin,

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):368]

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Auto-Allo Graft Parallel Juxtaposition for Improved Neuroregeneration in Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction Based on Acellular Nerve Allografts.

Filippo Boriani, Lucia Savarino, Nicola Fazio, Francesca Alice Pedrini, Milena Fini, Nicolò Nicoli Aldini, Lucia Martini, Nicoletta Zini, Marco Bernardini, Federico Bolognesi, Claudio Marchetti, Nicola Baldini,

INTRODUCTION:Nerve repair poses a significant surgical challenge, and much research on this topic for improvement in reconstruction of segmental defects is ongoing. The aims of the study were to reconfirm the accuracy and safety of a previously described nerve decellularization method on a larger experimental population of rabbits, as well ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):318-325]

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Externalized Mesentery Monitoring of Vascularized Jejunum Transfers.

Jun Arata, Mayu Suzuki, Yudai Marukawa, Shuko Kaito, Masanori Kumakiri,

PURPOSE:The use of externalized jejunal monitoring flaps for jejunum transfers could be facilitative for the direct clinical assessment. Although this monitoring method would seem to be highly reliable, we modified this method and used mesentery only as a monitor to make it easy to manage the monitor more. METHODS:Between 2013 ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):305-307]

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New Paradigms in Reconstructive Microsurgery Education.

Jaume Masia, Lidia Sanchez-Porro, Carmen Vega, Jian Farhadi, Sinikka Suominem, Frederic Kolb, Cristina Garusi, Koenraad Van Landuyt, Eric Santamaria, Marco Innocenti,

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):243-246]

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Clinical and Molecular Study of ELMO-2-Related Massive Intraosseous Vascular Malformations: Lessons Learned From 25 Years of Follow-up.

Ibrahim Vargel, Mert Calis, Halil Ibrahim Canter, Barbaros Erhan Cil,

Massive intraosseous vascular malformations, a relatively rare entity in the vascular malformation spectrum, deserves attention as involving the membranous bones of the craniofacial skeleton and may lead to severe life-threatening hemorrhages and even death. The main aim of this study was to summarize the 25 years of clinical experience with ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):293-299]

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Patient-Reported Outcome Measures in Plastic Surgery: An Introduction and Review of Clinical Applications.

Kavita Sharma, Kathryn Steele, Meg Birks, Georgina Jones, Gavin Miller,

Clinical care is often directed at improving patient's quality of life, the effectiveness of which can be measured by objective or subjective outcomes. Surgical intervention, especially in plastic and reconstructive surgery, can often provide hard objective measures, for example, breast size reduction after bilateral reduction mammaplasty, or improved joint position/movement ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):247-252]

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Penile Reinnervation Surgery: A Comprehensive Review of the Literature.

Orr Shauly, Daniel J Gould, Ketan M Patel,

BACKGROUND:Modern approaches to erectile dysfunction (ED) often entail the use of multimodal medical therapy and surgery; however, with recent advances in microsurgery, new options may exist for patients suffering from ED. This comprehensive review of the literature serves to reevaluate anatomical and physiological principles that mediate erection to improve understanding ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):326-333]

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Revisiting Nasal Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery: A Simplified Approach Based on the Liberal Application of Local Flaps.

Vasileios Vasilakis, Khang T Nguyen, Gabriel M Klein, Bruce W Brewer,

INTRODUCTION:Nasal reconstruction after oncologic resection often constitutes a technically demanding task. The aim of this study was to investigate our experience with nasal reconstruction after Mohs micrographic surgery using the following 3 well-established, versatile, and reliable techniques: the bilobed flap, nasolabial flap, and forehead flap. METHODS:A single-surgeon retrospective chart review ... Read more >>

Ann Plast Surg (Annals of plastic surgery)
[2019, 83(3):300-304]

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Combined Surgical Treatment for Chronic Upper Extremity Lymphedema Patients: Simultaneous Lymph Node Transfer and Liposuction.

Ida-Maria Leppäpuska, Erkki Suominen, Tiina Viitanen, Eeva Rannikko, Mikko Visuri, Maija Mäki, Anne Saarikko, Pauliina Hartiala,

BACKGROUND:Upper limb lymphedema is a common problem after axillary lymph node dissection. Lymphatic drainage can be improved by microvascular lymph node transfer, whereas liposuction can be used to reduce arm volume and excess of adipose tissue. We present the results of chronic lymphedema patients who have undergone lymph node transfer ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):308-317]

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Factors Associated With Complications in Immediate Breast Reconstruction in 1 Stage With Completely Submuscular Implants.

Sukru Yazar, Altug Altinkaya, Fuat Baris Bengur, Emine Cigdem Karadag, Halil Kara, Cihan Uras,

BACKGROUND:Immediate breast reconstruction in 1 stage using permanent implants is gaining popularity and can be performed with or without the use of acellular dermal matrices. This study aimed to investigate the results of breast implants placed submuscularly without acellular dermal matrix and assess the factors affecting surgical complications. METHODS:From November ... Read more >>

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[2019, 83(3):264-270]

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The Reconstruction of the Central Tubercle in Bilateral Cleft Lips: Bilateral Lateral Mucosal Advancement Flap With Reinforcement of the Orbicularis Oris Muscle.

Jeehyeok Chung, Joonho Lim, Sukwha Kim, Yountaek Koo,

BACKGROUND:There are various methods to correct the whistle deformity in bilateral cleft lip. In case of the central deficiency with concomitant lateral excess, local tissue rearrangement can be used to reposition the lateral tissue. We designed bilateral lateral advancement flap with reinforcement of the orbicularis oris muscle. METHOD:Thirteen bilateral cleft ... Read more >>

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Combined General and Epidural Anesthesia is Associated With Decreased Opioid Consumption and Enhanced Pain Control After Penile Inversion Vaginoplasty in Transwomen.

Christopher J Salgado, Daisy I Gonzalez, Raymond R Balise, Ralf E Gebhard, Seema Kamisetti, Steven Ovadia,

BACKGROUND:Penile skin inversion vaginoplasty is a gender-affirming surgical procedure for transwomen with limited surgical analgesic protocol. This study compares the postoperative pain and opioid use in patients managed for surgery with general anesthesia (GA) with patients who were given combined epidural and general anesthesia (E/GA) with continuing postoperative epidural analgesia. ... Read more >>

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