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Monique Vanaman Wilson, Sabrina Guillen Fabi, Ryan Greene
Importance: The pivotal approval trial for a smooth, highly cohesive, viscous, 20-mg/mL hyaluronic acid filler demonstrated sustained aesthetic improvement, with a mean injection volume of 6.65 mL. In daily practice, however, it is not often practical or necessary to use large injection volumes to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome. Objective: To assess the efficacy, longevity, and patient satisfaction associated with correction of age-related midface volume loss using the low volumes of hyaluronic acid filler more commonly used in day-to-day practice...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Min-Hui Hung, Chun-Ta Liao, Chung-Jan Kang, Shiang-Fu Huang
Most parotid tumors grow slowly, and sometimes these patients do not request surgical treatment until the tumors become large and affect their appearance. The surgical treatment of these large tumors is usually accompanied by large skin defects after excision, and it is challenging for surgeons to close the defect primarily. This report describes the case of a 68-year-old man with a left parotid gland tumor (largest dimension, 110 mm) and the case of a 79-year-old man with a left parotid gland tumor measuring approximately 77 mm that had existed for decades...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Taoran Jiang, Yun Xie, Ming Zhu, Peijuan Zhao, Zhuxin Chen, Chen Cheng, Rulin Huang, Kai Liu, Qingfeng Li
BACKGROUND: Patients with congenital or acquired deformities always need fat graft at least twice to remodel facial contour. The purpose of this study was to objectively evaluate the outcomes of the first and second fat grafts for Romberg syndrome by using three-dimensional (3D) volumetric analysis. METHOD: A retrospective study was conducted using the medical records of 13 patients with Romberg disease who were treated with fat graft twice for facial filling. Patient and surgeon satisfactions were evaluated by comparing the preoperative and postoperative two-dimensional (2D) photographs...
July 2, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Qingliang Zhao, Cuixia Dai, Shanhui Fan, Jing Lv, Liming Nie
Salicylic acid (SA) has been frequently used as a facial chemical peeling agent (FCPA) in various cosmetics for facial rejuvenation and dermatological treatments in the clinic. However, there is a tradeoff between therapeutic effectiveness and possible adverse effects caused by this agent for cosmetologists. To optimize the cosmetic efficacy with minimal concentration, we proposed a chemical permeation enhancer (CPE) azone to synergistically work with SA on human skin in vivo. The optical properties of human skin after being treated with SA alone and SA combined with azone (SA@azone) were successively investigated by diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT)...
October 10, 2016: Scientific Reports
Elie M Ferneini, Daniel Beauvais, Steven I Aronin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to provide an overview of infections associated with facial soft tissue fillers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature review was performed which evaluated infections associated with facial soft tissue fillers. RESULTS: Infection rates with soft tissue fillers are low and are estimated at 0.04 to 0.2%. Most of these infections arise when skin contaminants infiltrate the injection site at the time of injection...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
William P Adams, Dean M Toriumi, Bruce W Van Natta
: Resolution of ptosis is a key step to the success of many plastic surgery procedures. Ptosis is a manifestation of tissue stretch. Tissue stretch can occur as a result of the natural aging process or health of the patient, or tissue may stretch under added weight or volume, such as when implants are placed. Surgical rejuvenation of ptotic tissues is very effective and results in marked changes in the patient profile yet the tissue that resulted in the need for the procedure first place has not improved and ptosis can recur...
October 3, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Yunfeng Li, Zhiai Hu, Bin Ye, Yao Liu, Xiaochun Ren, Songsong Zhu
PURPOSE: Orthognathic surgery is an efficient procedure for cosmetic and functional aims. However, when functional improvement is achieved by mandibular or maxillary operations, additional esthetic corrections may be imperative for some patients. This study aims to introduce our primary practice of simultaneous facial bone contouring and orthognathic surgery for esthetic reasons. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten patients with dentofacial deformities as well as a prominent angle, asymmetric deformities, or a high zygoma and zygomatic arch were recruited from West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University (Chengdu, China), between January 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015...
August 31, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Anne F Klassen, Stefan J Cano, James C Grotting, Stephen B Baker, Jean Carruthers, Alastair Carruthers, Nancy Van Laeken, Jonathan M Sykes, Jonathan A Schwitzer, Andrea L Pusic
Importance: Aesthetic eye treatments can dramatically change a person's appearance, but outcomes are rarely measured from the patient perspective. The patient perspective could be measured using an eye-specific patient-reported outcome measure. Objective: To describe the development and psychometric evaluation of FACE-Q scales and an adverse effect checklist designed to measure outcomes following cosmetic eye treatments. Design, Setting, and Participants: Pretreatment and posttreatment patients 18 years and older who had undergone facial aesthetic procedures were recruited from plastic surgery clinics in United States and Canada and completed FACE-Q scales between June 6, 2010, and July 14, 2014...
September 15, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
S Humphrey, K Beleznay, J D A Beleznay
The chin and jaw line are integral parts of an individual's aesthetic profile, and the presence of submental fat detracts from this and can lead to displeasure with one's facial appearance. While liposuction and cosmetic surgery are regarded as the gold standard in treating submental fat, surgical intervention is not appealing to all patients and has potential surgical complications including longer recovery, and contour irregularities. Despite ample advances in aesthetic medicine to enhance the appearance of the face, very little is available in non-invasive options to reduce submental fat that has been supported by robust evidence...
September 2016: Skin Therapy Letter
Sigal Tal, Hillel S Maresky, Theodore Bryan, Ella Ziv, Dov Klein, Assaf Persitz, Lior Heller
BACKGROUND: Despite being considered a non-invasive procedure, injections can cause adverse outcomes including infections, overfilling, asymmetry, foreign body granulomas, and reactions that lead to scarring. Complications may be associated with the procedure itself, the physician's technique, and/or the type of agent injected. In these instances, it is important to be able locate and identify the substance used. This study investigated the viability of using MRI to correctly identify injected substances, their symmetry of distribution, and related complications...
2016: Head & Face Medicine
Mauro Pau, Kawe Navisany, Knut Ernst Reinbacher, Tomislav Zrnc, Jürgen Wallner, Katja Schwenzer-Zimmerer
PURPOSE: The aim of this article is to present our experience treating fractures of the condylar base with a modification of the high submandibular approach (HSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between June 2012 and April 2015, 44 fractures of the condylar base were treated in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery of the Medical Hospital of Graz using the modified HSA. RESULTS: We did not observe any damage (even transient) to the facial nerve or any complication related to violation of the parotid capsule (such as a salivary fistula, Frey syndrome, or a sialocele)...
August 2, 2016: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
Fernando Casanueva, Deniz Gerecci
Importance: The dome binding suture (DBS) used for nasal tip refinement creates the unwanted effects of nasal tip pinching owing to shadowing and loss of alar support. The hemitransdomal suture (HTS), however, refines the nasal tip while maintaining a natural contour between the nasal tip and the alar lobule. To our knowledge, no objective comparison between the DBS and HTS techniques has been described in the literature to date. Objective: To determine whether the DBS or HTS technique results in an objectively satisfactory outcome in nasal tip contouring when assessed from the perspective of the basal view...
September 1, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Pallavi A Kumbla, Nathan Lee, Mary K Kimbrough
Mucormycosis is a rare fungal infection in immunocompetent patients. It is not commonly seen in trauma patients who sustain multisystem injuries and are often exposed to numerous infectious sources. A multidisciplinary approach between medical and surgical specialties is crucial to ensuring timely diagnosis and treatment as morbidity and mortality can be high once acquired. In addition to antifungal therapy, radical debridement and reconstruction by plastic surgery is often necessary. Review of the literature shows that there is no definitive reconstructive technique for mucormycosis of the forehead and sinuses because the amount of tissue destruction may be varied in location and depth, therefore requiring varying extents of debridement...
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Ozlem Unsal, Gulpembe Bozkurt, Meltem Akpinar, Pinar Akova, Bilge Turk, Berna Uslu Coskun
Importance: Performing an open-approach extracorporeal septoplasty (OAES) without simultaneous rhinoplasty could have adverse effects. We sought to understand the effects of OAES without simultaneous rhinoplasty on nasal tip projection and rotation in patients with severe septal deviation. Objectives: To evaluate the outcomes of OAES without simultaneous rhinoplasty in terms of nasal tip projection and rotation using objective measurements. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective study was conducted at a training and research hospital using medical records of 32 adult patients who underwent OAES without simultaneous rhinoplasty between April 10, 2012 and June 12, 2015...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Akmam H Al-Mahdi
Surgical visibility of the joint is often compromised by the efforts to protect the facial nerve and its branches. Several approaches to the temporomandibular joint have been proposed over the years and perhaps the standard and most commonly used incision is the preauricular which is then extended with coronal incision to improve visibility and safety during surgery. The authors present a new modification based on the achievement of an aesthetically acceptable and inconspicuous scar in the temporal area. This is achieved by using a preauricular incision extended with a zigzag incision as a routine approach to the temporomandibular joint instead of the straight coronal incision...
October 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Soo Wook Chae, Byung Min Yun
There are many women who want larger and brighter eyes that will give a favorable impression. Surgical methods that make the eye larger and brighter include double eyelidplasty, epicanthoplasty, as well as lateral canthoplasty. Double eyelidplasty produces changes in the vertical dimension of the eyes, whereas epicanthoplasty and lateral canthoplasty create changes in the horizontal dimension of the eyes. Epicanthoplasty, a surgical procedure which enlarges the eye horizontally, is performed at the inner corner of the eye, whereas lateral canthoplasty enlarges the outer edge of the eye...
July 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Amy L Strong, Allison C Nauta, Anna A Kuang
OBJECTIVES: This study highlights and validates a peroxide-based wound healing strategy for treatment of surgically closed facial wounds in a pediatric population. The authors identified pediatric patients undergoing primary cleft lip repair as a specific population to evaluate the outcomes of such a protocol. Through analysis of defined outcome measures, a reliable and reproducible protocol for postoperative wound care following primary cleft lip repair with favorable results is described...
December 2015: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
K J Lorenz, A Böckers, U Fassnacht, F Wilde, M Wegener
The removal of embedded blast-generated fragments from soft tissue is very difficult, especially in the head and neck regions. First, because many retained foreign materials are non-metallic and can, therefore, not be detected by fluoroscopy, and second, because a broad exploration of the soft tissue is not possible in the facial area for functional and cosmetic reasons. Intraoperative navigation computer-assisted surgery (CAS) may facilitate the retrieval of foreign bodies and reduce exploration trauma. In a blind trial, five test specimens of different materials (glass, metal, wood, plastic, and stone) were inserted on the left and right sides of the head and neck of ten body donors through an intraoral incision...
July 18, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Faya Liang, Song Fan, Ping Han, Qian Cai, Peiliang Lin, Renhui Chen, Shitong Yu, Xiaoming Huang
BACKGROUND: Primary tumors of early-stage (T1-2N0M0) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) can be treated by transoral minimally invasive surgery, but the cervical lymph node lacks corresponding minimally invasive treatment. Therefore, our study was to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of endoscopic-assisted selective neck dissection (EASND) via small lateral neck incision in treatment of early-stage HNSCC. METHODS: From May 2008 to April 2012, 29 patients with early-stage HNSCC were enrolled in this retrospective study...
July 1, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Antonio Mazzoni, Marco Krengli
Surgery has evolved greatly over the last decades thanks to the more sophisticated and conservative surgical approaches and also thanks to the progress of diagnostic imaging. An added value is represented by the increased experience of the professionals and the close multidisciplinarity of the procedures including neurosurgeons, otolaryngologists and maxillo-facial surgeons. One of the most recent developments is the endoscopic surgery allowing for more conservative and cosmetically satisfactory outcomes. Radiation therapy has greatly changed over the last decades thanks to the technology advances related both to the availability of new imaging modalities and techniques of radiation delivery...
July 2016: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy
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