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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Sedat Tatar, Ainura Sarybaeva, Kemal Fındıkcıoğlu, Cemile Merve Seymen, Çiğdem Elmas, Osman Latifoğlu
BACKGROUND: Silicon implants constitute a major part of plastic surgery practice. Although materials with high biocompatibility have been used around the implants, capsule formation still develops and progressive nature of this process results in capsule contraction. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects of hyaluronic acid injected around the silicon block on the capsule structure. METHODS: Twenty Wistar albino rats were used in the study. Rats were divided into two main groups (group 1 and group 2) and two subgroups...
October 20, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Michele Antonio De Riggi, Nicola Rocco, Giulio Gherardini, Emanuela Esposito, Massimiliano D'Aiuto
INTRODUCTION: One-stage implant-based breast reconstruction using titanium-coated polypropylene mesh is a novel approach widely used in Europe. Complication rates in breast reconstruction with the use of titanium-coated meshes seem to be comparable to those in patients with implant-based breast reconstruction alone. However, the use of synthetic meshes in implant-based breast reconstructive surgery leads to new clinical scenarios with the need for the breast surgeon to face new complications...
October 20, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Qiuyu Wang, Chuan Cao, Rui Guo, Xiaoge Li, Lele Lu, Wenping Wang, Shirong Li
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) in an aesthetic surgery setting in the region of Southwest China, and to ascertain the differences in terms of body images between patients in the aesthetic setting and general Chinese population. This study tracked patient satisfaction with their body image changes while undergoing aesthetic medical procedures to identify whether the condition of patients who were presenting with BDD symptoms or their psychological symptoms could be improved by enhancing their appearance...
October 19, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Pona Park, Hong-Ryul Jin
BACKGROUND: Warping remains a primary issue in the use of autologous costal cartilage for nasal augmentation. To mitigate such issues, diced cartilage in fascia (DCIF) has been proposed as an alternative for use in rhinoplasty. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of DCIF in nasal dorsal augmentation for Asian patients, with particular focus on the strengths and weaknesses of this material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients who underwent major dorsal augmentation with DCIF during the last 2 years were retrospectively reviewed...
October 17, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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October 17, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Kamol Wattanakrai, Nattawut Chiemchaisri, Penpun Wattanakrai
BACKGROUND: Blepharoplasty is a common aesthetic surgery performed worldwide. In Asians, too high eyelid folds after blepharoplasty cause an unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome that is difficult to correct. In this article, the authors propose surgical techniques to correct the high eyelid fold after blepharoplasty. METHODS: During a 4-year period, 213 secondary blepharoplasties were performed to correct high folds. Postoperative results were reviewed, graded, and analyzed...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Antonio Carlos Abramo, Thiago Paoliello Alves Do Amaral, Bruno Pierotti Lessio, Germano Andrighetto De Lima
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to establish a relationship between the skin lines on the upper third of the face in cadavers, which represent the muscle activity in life and the skin lines achieved by voluntary contraction of the forehead, glabellar, and orbital muscles in patients. METHODS: Anatomical dissection of fresh cadavers was performed in 20 fresh cadavers, 11 females and 9 males, with ages ranging from 53 to 77 years. Subcutaneous dissection identified the muscle shape and the continuity of the fibers of the eyebrow elevator and depress muscles...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Samuel Golpanian, David J Gerth, Jun Tashiro, Seth R Thaller
INTRODUCTION: Conventionally, free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (fTRAM) flap breast reconstruction has been associated with decreased donor site morbidity and improved flap inset. However, clinical success depends upon more sophisticated technical expertise and facilities. This study aims to characterize postoperative outcomes undergoing free versus pedicled TRAM (pTRAM) flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: Nationwide inpatient sample database (2008-2011) was reviewed for cases of fTRAM (ICD-9-CM 85...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Wei Qian, Yan-Kun Zhang, Wei Lv, Ying Hou, Qian Cao, Ju-Feng Fan
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the clinical application and efficacy of local injection of botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) at the depressor anguli oris in patients with congenital drooping mouth corner. METHODS: From September 2013 to March 2015, 36 cosmetic patients received local injections of botulinum toxin A at the depressor anguli oris, with 1-3 injection sites in the moving region of the depressor anguli oris on each side. At each injection site, 2-4 U of BTX-A was injected, and the total dose for any unilateral treatment did not exceed 8 U...
October 12, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Erkan Orhan, Yağmur Reyyan Erol, Orgun Deren, Serdar Altun, Bülent Erdoğan
BACKGROUND: Flaps are often used in repairing tissue defects and partial or full flap loss is still an important morbidity cause. Several techniques have been tried to increase flap circulation but none of these could replace the delay technique. Our goal in this study is to show the efficacy of liposuction in delay of dorsal rat cutaneous flaps and improvement in flap survival. METHODS: Twenty-four Wistar rats were used. The rats in group 1 received 9 × 3-sized caudally-based random pattern skin flaps...
October 12, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fabrizio De Biasio, Nicola Zingaretti, Andrea Marchesi, Luca Vaienti, Daria Almesberger, Pier Camillo Parodi
BACKGROUND: Quadrantectomy is an oncologically safe procedure for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, but it often results in poor aesthetic outcomes such as breast shape deformity, which is more visible if the tumour is located in the lower pole. We recommend the use of the transverse incision, which retains the oncological advantages of the quadrantectomy while leading to better aesthetical results. METHOD: We evaluated the clinical results of 24 patients with breast cancer who underwent quadrantectomy of the lower breast pole and volume replacement with remodelling through three posterior scorings from January 2012 to January 2014, with cosmetic evaluations performed according to the criteria set by the Japanese Breast Cancer Society...
October 4, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Fufang Ni, Sai Luo, Dongmei Yu, Yangdong Zhu, Yong Shang, Yida Chen, Haiqian Xu, Qing Wang, Lijun Hao
BACKGROUND: The presence of mild or moderate medial epicanthus is typical in Asian patients. Numerous epicanthoplasty techniques have been described previously. However, these methods usually leave obvious scars in the medial canthal area. The aim of this report is to introduce a novel epicanthoplasty technique and a concomitant double eyelidplasty which avoid leaving scars in the medial canthal region. METHODS: From July 2013 to July 2015, 252 patients received epicanthoplasty and concomitant double eyelidplasty with this new technique...
October 4, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Sharad Hernot, Raman Wadhera, Madhuri Kaintura, Sandeep Bhukar, Dheeraj Shashikumar Pillai, Usha Sehrawat, Jitu Sam George
INTRODUCTION: Tracheocutaneous fistula (TCF) is one of the recognized sequelae of a long-term tracheostomy resulting from mucocutaneous overgrowth which prevents closure of the artificial lumen at the site of tracheostomy. Primary closure of TCF has disappointing results and may lead to complications like pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema, and depressed scar. OBJECTIVE: To compare TCF repair using fistulectomy followed by rhomboid flap versus fistulectomy followed by Z plasty repair...
October 4, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Filip W N Haenen, Marc Van Cleemput, Steven D M Colpaert
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October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dominik Duscher, Michael S Pollhammer, Raphael Wenny, Andreas Shamiyeh, Manfred Schmidt, Georg M Huemer
INTRODUCTION: Surgical wound closure is often complicated by suture-related issues. The recent introduction of knotless barbed sutures may address the shortcomings of conventional sutures and offer the additional benefit of reduced operating time. In this paper, we describe our experience with barbed sutures for body-contouring procedures. We share technical insights and evaluate postoperative complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective assessment of prospectively collected data over a period of more than 5 years was undertaken...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
M Schiavon, M Francescon, D Drigo, G Salloum, R Baraziol, J Tesei, E Fraccalanza, F Barbone
BACKGROUND: INTEGRA(®) Dermal Regeneration Template is a well-known and widely used acellular dermal matrix. Although it helps to solve many challenging problems in reconstructive surgery, the product cost may make it an expensive alternative compared to other reconstruction procedures. This retrospective study aims at comparing INTEGRA-based treatment to flap surgery in terms of cost and benefit. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We considered only patients treated for scalp defects with bone exposure in order to obtain two groups as homogeneous as possible...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Luiz Roberto Reis de Araujo
This editorial describes a crossroad that many plastic surgeons face when they have to decide how to manage their career. Level of Evidence V This journal requires that the 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 .
September 28, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Dae Hwa Kim, Il Hwan Byun, Won Jai Lee, Dong Kyun Rah, Ji Ye Kim, Dong Won Lee
BACKGROUND: The treatment of gynecomastia depends on multiple factors, and the best modality is controversial. In this study, we aimed to determine the best management approach by comparing outcomes of two groups of patients with gynecomastia who received subcutaneous mastectomy combined with liposuction and liposuction only. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 64 patients who underwent surgery for gynecomastia. We divided the patients into two groups: group A, patients who underwent liposuction only; and group B, patients who underwent liposuction and subcutaneous mastectomy...
September 27, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Shahryar Cohanzad
OBJECTIVE: To introduce a postoperative protocol to optimize the final size of the penis in patients undergoing metoidioplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fourteen patients with the mean age of 29.3 years (8-40 ± 11.7), ten female transsexuals (46 xx karyotype) and four with 5-alpha-reductase deficiency syndrome (5ARDS) who had undergone extensive metoidioplasty entered a penile improvement protocol (PIP) between 2007 and 2015 at a specialized clinic in a general hospital in Tehran, Iran...
September 19, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Metin Temel
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to present the long-term results of the consolidative technique otoplasty (CTO). METHODS: Patient age, sex, duration of follow-up, and how the deformity (bilateral-unilateral) occurred were determined. The kind of anesthesia, duration of surgery, surgical techniques used during the operation were reported, and the preoperative and postoperative distances between the ear and head were measured at four points (SUP: The highest point of the helix; SCA: the concha superior sticking points; ICA: stick point of Concha at the inferior; and lobular)...
September 9, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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