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Neck lift

Jae-Hui Nam, Young-Jun Choi, Jae Yun Lim, Joon Hong Min, Won-Serk Kim
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is regarded as an effective skin-lifting device; however, literature regarding treatment of the aging neck and décolletage with HIFU is scarce. Our study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combination with HIFU and low-fluence Q-switched Nd:YAG (LQSNY) laser on the aging neck and décolletage. Nineteen women were assessed. HIFU at two visits and LQSNY laser at six visits were used to irradiate the neck and chest. At week 16, improvements were rated using the Dedo classification, Fabi/Bolton Chest Wrinkle Scale (FBCWS), and Global Aesthetic Improvement Scales (GAIS)...
October 20, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
Eija Haukka, Anneli Ojajärvi, Leena Kaila-Kangas, Päivi Leino-Arjas
We identified factors protective of all-cause sickness absence (SA) among subjects with multisite musculoskeletal pain (MSP). The nationally representative source sample comprised 3420 actively working Finns aged 30-55 in year 2000 and alive at follow-up. Pain in 18 body locations was combined into four sites (neck, low back, upper limbs, lower limbs). The baseline prevalence of MSP (pain in ≥ 2 sites) was 32 %. Baseline data on sociodemographic factors, work ability, work, health, and lifestyle were gathered by questionnaire, interview and clinical examination and linked with national registers on all-cause SA (periods lasting ≥10 workdays) for 2002-2008...
October 3, 2016: Pain
Enzo Rivera Citarella, Alexandra Condé-Green, Samir Janne Hasbun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 6, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Simon F Williams, David P Martin, Arikha C Moses
The GalaFLEX Scaffold (Galatea Surgical, Inc., Lexington, MA) for plastic and reconstructive surgery belongs to a new generation of products for soft tissue reinforcement made from poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB). Other members of this new family of products include MonoMax Suture (Aesculap AG, Tuttlingen, Germany) for soft tissue approximation, BioFiber Scaffold (Tornier, Inc., Edina, MN) for tendon repair, and Phasix Mesh (C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill, NJ) for hernia repair. Each of these fully resorbable products provides prolonged strength retention, typically 50% to 70% strength retention at 12 weeks, and facilitates remodeling in vivo to provide a strong, lasting repair...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Julia Dendle, Douglas C Wu, Sabrina G Fabi, Diana Melo, Mitchel P Goldman
BACKGROUND: Subsurface monopolar radiofrequency (SMRF) has emerged as a new method for reducing skin laxity via the controlled delivery of thermal energy below the skin using a radiofrequency probe. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the overall efficacy of the treatment and satisfaction ratings of subjects who underwent a single SMRF treatment to the face, neck, or jawline (or some combination). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective, single-center study was conducted in which data were obtained via subject follow-ups at 90 and 180 days posttreatment...
August 31, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Antoniu-Oreste Gostian, Jean-Marc Kouamé, Martin Bremke, Magdalene Ortmann, Karl-Bernd Hüttenbrink, Dirk Beutner
Importance: Multiple techniques for a more secure and stable anchoring of the foot of a total ossicular replacement prosthesis (TORP) on the footplate have been proposed. To address this issue, a technique was developed that fits a cartilage shoe into the oval niche to guide the base of the prosthesis into a preformed central perforation. Objective: To evaluate the long-term results of the cartilage shoe technique used to anchor a titanium TORP on the stapes footplate in patients after type III tympanoplasty...
August 18, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Alejandro Duarte-Y-Sánchez, Miguel Angel Gaxiola-García
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 15, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
N John Yousif, Hani S Matloub, James R Sanger
BACKGROUND: The shape of the deep cervical structures is the shape of an aesthetic neck. With age, changes can obstruct visualization of that shape. Achieving a youthful contour requires removal of excess skin and fat but also control of the platysma to allow skin to re-drape like a blanket over an underlying framework. Our technique makes the platysma part of the deep cervical structures whose shape underlies an attractive neck and allows the skin to re-drape to that contour. METHODS: To make the platysma conform closely to the deep cervical structures and allow the skin to show that new form, we developed a procedure that includes removal of excess fat, attaching the platysma to the hyoid fascia, approximating the edges of the platysma above and below that suture, and wide undermining of skin to allow re-draping over the re-defined deep structures...
August 15, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Mohammad Milhem, Leonid Kalichman, David Ezra, Deborah Alperovitch-Najenson
Healthcare workers, especially those with direct patient contact are amongst professions with the highest rate of workrelated musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), physical therapists (PTs) being one of them. Our objective was to review current knowledge relating to the prevalence, risk factors and prevention of WMSDs among PTs. Pubmed, Google Scholar and PEDro databases were searched for terms relating to WMSDs in PTs from inception to 2015. The prevalence of WMSDs among PTs was high, with lifetime prevalence reported as 55-91%, and 12-month prevalence ranges 40-91...
2016: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Martin Sattelmayer, Roger Hilfiker, Hannu Luomajoki, Simone Elsig
BACKGROUND: Movement control abilities are often reduced in persons with neck pain. In physiotherapeutic practice observational tests are frequently used to assess the impaired abilities. Several tests for movement control abilities are available, but no evidence exists on how to combine and interpret them. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to investigate structural validity of a set of movement control tests with Rasch analysis. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
July 21, 2016: Manual Therapy
Robert Lukavsky, Gary Linkov, Christopher Fundakowski
Submandibular gland ptosis is a common impediment to obtaining superior surgical aesthetic results in neck lift surgery. Techniques for suspending the submandibular gland have been proposed, but these procedures have the drawbacks of disturbing the floor of the mouth mucosa and periosteum. We present an approach of submandibular gland suspension for the treatment of gland ptosis by employing a platysma and hyoid bone fascia cradle. Our technique was performed on cadaveric models. The platysma muscle and hyoid bone cradle for submandibular gland ptosis was created on the left side of the neck in two cadavers...
July 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Rod J Rohrich, Kailash Narasimhan
BACKGROUND: Attaining a long-lasting result has always been a major goal of facial rejuvenation surgery. A major objective of this article is for the reader to understand which specific factors have been the keys to durability and consistency in facial rejuvenation. METHODS: The authors describe the evolution and development of their current techniques for face lifting. The authors review reliable techniques and point to factors that in their experience increase longevity of facial rejuvenation...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Arthur C Croft, Bryce Milam, Jade Meylor, Richard Manning
OBJECTIVE: Because of previously published recommendations to modify the Neck Disability Index (NDI), we evaluated the responsiveness and dimensionality of the NDI within a population of adult whiplash-injured subjects. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the responsiveness and dimensionality of the NDI within a population of adult whiplash-injured subjects. METHODS: Subjects who had sustained whiplash injuries of grade 2 or higher completed an NDI questionnaire...
June 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Mario Pelle-Ceravolo, Matteo Angelini, Erminia Silvi
BACKGROUND: The most common features of aging in the anterior neck are skin laxity and anterior platysma bands. Most neck correction techniques fail to obtain lasting correction of these despite promising early improvement. The authors use a major procedure to obtain the best results, combining full neck undermining with complete platysma transection and midline platysma approximation. Even using this technique, the authors have had concerns about the long-term results, and are aware of the lack of published studies of results using this technique...
October 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Frank Cheau-Feng Lin, Tsung-Lin Yang, Min-Che Tung, Stella Chin-Shaw Tsai
BACKGROUND: Cystic hygroma is a rare benign abnormality of the lymphatic system generally occurring in young children less than 2 years old. The standard transcervical surgical treatment of cystic hygroma may often leave a permanent scar in the neck region. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of cystic hygroma in a 19-month-old Asian baby girl successfully treated with robot-assisted excision through a hairline neck-lift approach. We present the use of the Yang's retractor as an instrumental advancement to this surgical approach...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Chiara Pranteda, Pasqualino Sirignano, Laura Capoccia, Wassim Mansour, Nunzio Montelione, Francesco Speziale
We report a case of an early type Ia endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of an abdominal aortic aneurysm by Ovation Stent Graft implantation and spontaneously resolved without further reintervention. The patient presents a conical aortic neck, but EVAR was performed within the instruction for use proposed by manufactory. At completion angiography, a low-flow type Ia endoleak was present and left untreated. Computed tomographic angiography performed on the third postoperative day showed infolding of the 2 sealing rings...
July 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Leslie Baumann, Brian Zelickson
BACKGROUND: A novel device using micro-focused ultrasound with high-resolution ultrasound visualization (MFU-V) produces non-invasive lifting and tightening of lax skin on the face and neck when treatment is delivered at a single focal depth (Ulthera® System; Ulthera, Inc., Mesa, AZ).<br/> OBJECTIVE: The following study was performed to test the hypothesis that customized application of MFU-V at two focal depths will produce clinical results that are superior to treatment at a single focal depth...
May 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Sabrina G Fabi, Mitchel P Goldman, Daniel C Mills, W Philip Werschler, Jeremy B Green, Joely Kaufman, Robert A Weiss, Carl S Hornfeldt
BACKGROUND: A microfocused ultrasound system with visualization (MFU-V) is currently indicated for use as a noninvasive dermatological aesthetic treatment to lift the eyebrows, lax submental and neck tissue, and improve lines and wrinkles of the décolleté. OBJECTIVE: To determine the existence of any safety signals when combining MFU-V with botulinum toxin-A and/or semipermanent and temporary dermal fillers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed using subjects who received aesthetic treatments including incobotulinumtoxinA injection, cohesive polydensified matrix hyaluronic acid (CPM HA) dermal fillers, and calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) dermal fillers within 6 months of treatment with MFU-V in the same or different anatomic areas...
May 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Javier de Benito Mora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
S Pesenti, C Ciceron, E Toledano, J Niddam, H Tournebise
BACKGROUND: Pressure sores are a frequent complication in spinal injured people. Their treatment is often long and complex. OBSERVATION: We report the case of a 60-year-old man affected with complete paraplegia who developed a right trochanteric pressure ulcer complicated with osteoarthritis of the coxofemoral joint. The treatment was done in three steps. First, a large excision of necrotic tissues and a femoral head-neck resection is performed. Then, the defect is partly covered with a Gluteus Maximus and a Biceps Femoris myocutaneous flaps...
April 11, 2016: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
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