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Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Michael J Ingargiola, Felipe Molina Burbano, Amy Yao, Saba Motakef, Paymon Sanati-Mehrizy, Nikki M Burish, Lisa R David, Peter J Taub
Background: The recently increased minimum aesthetic surgery requirements set by the Plastic Surgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME highlight the importance of aesthetic surgery training for plastic surgery residents. Participation in resident aesthetic surgery clinics has become an important tool to achieve this goal. Yet, there is little literature on the current structure of these clinics. Objectives: The authors sought to evaluate current practices of aesthetic resident-run clinics in the United States...
March 14, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Rajendra Sawh-Martinez, Derek M Steinbacher
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March 14, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Kayvan Shokrollahi
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March 12, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Gabriele Miotto, Yan Ortiz-Pomales
Arm contour improvement is a desired goal of the massive weight loss and the aging population who want to maintain the arm aesthetics. Brachioplasty is a growing and safe procedure to improve the arm contour and different approaches and innovative treatment options have been described since the 1930s. This paper reviews the relevant literature in arm contouring including surgical and nonsurgical procedures used to aesthetically improve the arm. A comprehensive literature review was performed using the words "brachioplasty," "arm lift," "arm contouring," "arm liposuction," "noninvasive arm lift," "minimally invasive arm lift...
March 12, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Lopa Patel, Rana Das Gupta
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March 10, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Foad Nahai
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March 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Akash A Chandawarkar, Daniel J Gould, W Grant Stevens
Background: Recent studies demonstrate that board-certified plastic surgeons are underrepresented amongst individuals posting public-directed marketing plastic surgery-related content on Instagram. However, peer-to-peer and education-based social media influence has not been studied. Twitter is a social media platform has been suggested to be useful for educating the masses and connecting with colleagues. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to identify the top influencers in plastic surgery on Twitter, characterize who they are, and relate their social media influence to academic influence...
March 6, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Christopher Inglefield, Ulf Emanuel Samuelson, Marina Landau, Dale DeVore
Background: Despite the increasing popularity of facial contouring with hyaluronic acid, innovation has been limited to iterations that feature different particle sizes, concentrations and degrees of crosslinking. Bio-dermal restoration is a new approach for correcting facial tissue defects by supplementing the natural dermal structure providing a scaffold for fibroblast adherence and proliferation. Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate the safety of RPC Pure-Collagen for the treatment of facial contours...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Ozcan Cakmak, Berke Özücer, Mustafa Aktekin, Fazil Emre Özkurt, Rami Al-Salman, Ismet Emrah Emre
Background: Inadequate release of retaining ligaments during facelift surgery may lead to an unnatural appearance. However, most facelift surgeons are hesitant in transecting these ligaments to avoid possible injury to facial subbranches. Objectives: In our surgical practice for modified composite flap rhytidectomy we use the finger-assisted malar elevation (FAME) technique in order to enable safe release of the zygomatic cutaneous ligaments through the prezygomatic space under direct vision...
March 2, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Catherine S Chang, Brian L Chang, Michael Lanni, Anthony J Wilson, Jacob Beer, Ivona Percec
Background: The perioral region is the most dynamic anatomic area of the face and subject to complex and dramatic changes during aging. Successful treatment for perioral rejuvenation has yet to be identified, and prior studies have reported only subjective outcomes. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to utilize our validated dynamic three-dimensional imaging technology to determine whether conservative neuromodulation combined with hyaluronic acid filler volumization can decrease perioral strain and increase volume with significant patient satisfaction...
March 1, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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February 27, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Süleyman Tas
Over the last 100 years, more than 200 different methods have been described to correct prominent ear deformity. These techniques revolved around various combinations of postauricular incision, cartilage scoring, and strategic suture placement to reapproximate the antihelical fold and correct angular deformity. In the last two decades, fascial flap techniques have become prominent in otoplasty. This article gives a comprehensive review of the different surgical techniques employed to construct fascial flaps and their contributions to otoplasty...
February 27, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Amin Kalaaji, Stine Dreyer, Jannika Brinkmann, Ivana Maric, Cathrine Nordahl, Kjell Olafsen
Background: Research regarding quality of life (QoL) among women who underwent breast aesthetic surgery is expanding. A comparative, anonymous study between two main breast aesthetic procedures is needed. Objective: The authors compared patient characteristics and aspects of QoL among women who underwent breast enlargement with implants (BI group) and those who underwent augmentation mastopexy (AM group). Methods: Patients at the Oslo Plastic Surgery Clinic were given a 47-question survey to measure QoL...
February 22, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Iliana E Sweis, Lisa Hwang, Mimis Cohen
Background: Upper eyelid dermatochalasis often triggers frontalis hyperactivity in an effort to elevate the upper lids away from the visual axis. Similarly, prior neuromodulator treatment of the brow depressors may cause false elevation of the brows, diminishing the extent of preoperative brow ptosis or dermatochalasis. Studies have quantified postoperative brow ptosis and recurrent dermatochalasis following upper blepharoplasty, but a methodology to predict the postoperative brow position remains to be elucidated...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Katarina Andjelkov, Ramon Llull, Milan Colic, Tatjana C Atanasijevic, Vesna M Popovic, Miodrag Colic
Background: Even when clubfoot deformity is treated in a timely manner, the consequences observed in adulthood include hypoplasia of the calf muscles, gait impairment, decreases in foot size and can also affect the tibial length. These consequences may have negative impacts on the patient's subjective appraisal of long-term outcomes, and can influence the patient's self-esteem in both male and female patients. Objectives: We present our experience in the treatment of undeveloped calves after surgical treatment of congenital clubfoot...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Akash A Chandawarkar, Daniel J Gould, W Grant Stevens
Background: Ethical guidelines for appropriate use of social media are beginning to be delineated. As social media becomes ingrained in plastic surgery culture, education of residents on appropriate use of social media is increasingly important. Recently, plastic surgery residency programs have begun to utilize social media. Objectives: This study characterizes the trends and content of plastic surgery residency-associated Instagram accounts. Methods: Active individual residency program Instagram accounts were identified for integrated plastic surgery programs...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Keith Hood, Nishant Ganesh Kumar, K Kye Higdon
Hematomas represent one of the most common postoperative complications in patients undergoing aesthetic surgery. Depending on the type of procedure performed, hematoma incidence and presentation can vary greatly. Understanding the risk factors for hematoma formation and the preoperative considerations to mitigate the risk is critical to provide optimal care to the aesthetic patient. Various perioperative prevention measures may also be employed to minimize hematoma incidence. The surgeon's ability to adequately diagnose and treat hematomas after aesthetic surgery is not only crucial to patient care but also minimizes the risk of further complications or long-term sequelae...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Dario Bertossi, Giovanni Botti, Alessandro Gualdi, Piero Fundarò, Riccardo Nocini, Ali Pirayesh, Berend van der Lei
Background: Minimally invasive facelift techniques involving barbed suture insertion have become popular among patients who wish to correct facial tissue ptosis. Objectives: The authors sought to determine the effectiveness, longevity, complications, and postoperative sequelae associated with facelift by means of barbed polydioxanone (PDO) threads. Methods: A total of 160 consecutive patients who underwent facelift with barbed threads were evaluated retrospectively...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Mohammed Alghoul
Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical procedures. To date it remains the most powerful method of periorbital rejuvenation when compared to other non-surgical modalities, especially in the aging face. Despite that, the procedure has its shortcomings that include a steep learning curve, prolonged recovery and potential for appearance and life-changing complications. Attaining successful outcomes rely on solid understanding of facial topography, patient and technique selection, and, when appropriate, following a conservative approach...
February 21, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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