Articles
  • Original Article|Open Access

    A novel skeletal anchorage for rigid external distractor

    Rodrigo Fariña , Felipe Salinas
    Aim: Maxillofacial surgery has always aimed to find alternative therapies to treat severe maxillary hypoplasia. Distraction osteogenesis of the midface has become the technique with the best functional and aesthetic results. Nevertheless, anchoring a distractor to the middle third of the face... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:144-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.49
    Published on: 5 Sep 2017  | Viewed:493  | Downloaded:115
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Immediate iliac bone graft reconstruction of post ablative defect of benign mandibular pathology - a systematic review

    Olufemi K. Ogundipe , Olalere O. Gbolahan
    Aim: Autogenous iliac crest bone graft is frequently used in immediate reconstruction of post ablation defect of benign mandibular pathologies. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic literature review on the complication and failure rates with this technique and factors associated with... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:137-43. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.41
    Published on: 29 Aug 2017  | Viewed:642  | Downloaded:63
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Tips and tricks for getting more out of your delayed primary repair of ruptured flexor pollicis longus tendon

    Charles Yuen Yung Loh , Alethea Tan , Makarand Tare
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:135-6. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.43
    Published on: 25 Aug 2017  | Viewed:333  | Downloaded:50
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Anatomical features associated with venous congestion in DIEP flap using CT angiography with three-dimensional reconstruction

    Alejandro Ruiz-Moya , Rafael-Antonio Lopez-Garcia , Domingo Sicilia-Castro , Tomas Gomez-Cia , Pedro Infante-Cossio
    Aim: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) using three-dimensional (3D) virtual reconstruction has been increasingly used in planning deep inferior epigastric artery perforator (DIEP) breast reconstruction. Although the most common complication associated with this surgery is diffuse venous... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:127-34. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.29
    Published on: 21 Aug 2017  | Viewed:612  | Downloaded:32
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  • Topic: Keloid and its Treatment|Open Access

    The radiation therapy in keloids treatment: a comprehensive review of pathomechanism, damage mechanisms and cellular response

    Jing Xu , Elan Yang , Nan-Ze Yu , You-Bin Wang , Xiao Long
    Keloid management has always been frustrating and challenging. The combination therapy of surgical excision and radiation therapy was deemed as the last resort for decades. The authors performed a thorough and comprehensive review over the mechanisms on how radiation therapy damages the keloid... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:116-26. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.24
    Published on: 28 Jul 2017  | Viewed:1629  | Downloaded:102
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Preoperative planning and breast implant selection for volume difference management in asymmetrical breasts

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: To assess volume management in patients presenting with breast asymmetry and ptosis. Methods: Retrospectively collected data was analysed. The patients were divided into 3 groups. Group A included patients who had volumetric difference alone and had different size implants alone. Group B... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:108-15. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.36
    Published on: 19 Jul 2017  | Viewed:1279  | Downloaded:132
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  • Topic: Keloid and its Treatment|Open Access

    Keloid treatment: what will be the right choice?

    You-Bin Wang
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:106-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.44
    Published on: 17 Jul 2017  | Viewed:468  | Downloaded:59
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A new tool to assess human fat grafts transplanted into nude mice using a nuclear magnetic resonance device

    Aviad Keren , Simon Filson , Nadia Smirnov-Shalom , Amos Gilhar , Yehuda Ullmann
    Aim: Over the past two decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the research of the use of autologous fat grafting in clinical practice. Despite the many advantages this method possesses, the unpredictable fat resorption rates limit its use. The primary aim of this study was to develop an... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:97-103. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.14
    Published on: 27 Jun 2017  | Viewed:1149  | Downloaded:51
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  • Commentary|Open Access

    Comment on “Multipotency and secretome: the mechanisms behind the regenerative potential of adipose-derived stem cells”

    Young-Joon Jun
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:104-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.18
    Published on: 27 Jun 2017  | Viewed:555  | Downloaded:32
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  • Topic: Keloid and its Treatment|Open Access

    Inflatable pressure garment device for pressure therapy after chest wall keloid operation and radiotherapy

    Shu Liu , Ke-Xin Song , You-Bin Wang
    Aim: Keloids often occur on the chest wall, with high recurrence rates despite surgery and radiotherapy. Garment pressure therapy is commonly used to treat hypertrophic scars and keloids. Irregularity of the chest wall surface can inhibit the effects of the garment pressure therapy. This clinical... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:92-6. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.26
    Published on: 16 Jun 2017  | Viewed:1545  | Downloaded:67
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Reverse latissimus dorsi muscle flap for complex back defects: our experience

    Kumaraswamy Mohan Kumar , Shantha Kumar Shivalingappa , Veena Prabhakar Waiker , Udaya Shankar Odeyar
    Aim: The aim was to study the effectiveness of the reverse latissimus dorsi muscle flap in reconstruction of complex defects of the back. Methods: This is a retrospective study of patients who underwent reverse latissimus dorsi flap for reconstruction of the back, in a tertiary care hospital. The... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:76-81. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.16
    Published on: 26 May 2017  | Viewed:1021  | Downloaded:98
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Double-paddled pectoralis major myocutaneous flap as an alternative to microvascularized free flaps in complex orocervical defects

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez , Raúl González-García , Carlos Moreno-García
    The authors present the double-paddled pectoralis major myocutaneous flap as a successful alternative for the reconstruction of complex orocervical defects following failure of prior microvascularized free flaps or free flap harvest is not feasible. This method was used for the reconstruction of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:82-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.99
    Published on: 26 May 2017  | Viewed:833  | Downloaded:45
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  • Topic: Keloid and its Treatment|Open Access

    Reconstruction of a large defect of the female chest following keloid excision with use of the rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap

    Quan-Cang Men , Shu Liu , Ke-Xin Song , You-Bin Wang , Zhu Lin , Liu Hao , Xin-Hang Dong , Long Xiao
    Aim: This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of the myocutaneous flap of the rectus abdominis in the surgical treatment of a large defect on the female chest following keloid excision. Methods: According to the location and size of the keloid on the chest, a myocutaneous flap based on the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:86-91. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.25
    Published on: 26 May 2017  | Viewed:1237  | Downloaded:68
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hypospadias: an algorithm for repair with the aid of the microscope in 102 patients

    Mohamed Maher , Maria Chasapi , Milind Dalal
    Aim: To demonstrate an algorithmic approach to hypospadias repair with the aid of the surgical microscope as a teaching aid, as well as an ergonomic tool. Methods: One hundred and two patients were operated on between 2009 and 2013, all by the senior surgeon (M Dalal). This is a retrospective... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:64-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.105
    Published on: 27 Apr 2017  | Viewed:1506  | Downloaded:72
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Resolution of 2nd, 3rd or 4th interdigital space incomplete, simple syndactyly using a random vascularity flap

    Heriberto Garza de la Llave , Yusef Jiménez Murat , Alejandro Ángel Corona Figueroa
    Syndactyly consists of a variable fusion of soft tissue or of bone in adjacent fingers. This has important aesthetic and functional impacts on the development of the child due to the abnormal appearance of the hand. When the 1st web space is affected, it compromises grasp and development of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:70-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.108
    Published on: 27 Apr 2017  | Viewed:1198  | Downloaded:92
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The experience performing extended abdominoplasty in massive weight loss patients

    Maria A. Bocchiotti , Elisabetta Adelaide Baglioni , Stefano Bruschi , Luca Spaziante , Erind Ruka
    Aim: The post-bariatric patients who undergo torsoplasty often incur postoperative complications that dilate their recovery time. The authors propose the technique of extended abdominoplasty, described in 2012 for aesthetic torso remodeling, in post-bariatric patients in order to reduce... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:57-63. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.111
    Published on: 21 Apr 2017  | Viewed:1531  | Downloaded:84
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Management of complications of Medpor® implants in rhinoplasty

    Kapil Agrawal , Raghav Shrotriya
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:54-6. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.06
    Published on: 30 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1226  | Downloaded:64
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  • Review|Open Access

    Multipotency and secretome: the mechanisms behind the regenerative potential of adipose-derived stem cells

    Doruk Orgun , Hiroshi Mizuno
    The use of stem cells for regenerating damaged organs and tissues which are unable to heal on their own is a widely studied field in plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as medicine in general. Among various stem cell types, adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) are especially considered to be... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:32-40. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.109
    Published on: 22 Mar 2017  | Viewed:2330  | Downloaded:131
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Pressures secondary to circumferential digital dressings in clay models

    Han Joon Kim , Kun Hwang
    Aim: With little manipulation, compression bandages placed circumferentially around the digit can be rolled up the digit, creating a tourniquet effect. The aim of this study was to elucidate the pressures induced by self-adherent bandages applied circumferentially around the fingers. Methods:... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:41-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.94
    Published on: 22 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1064  | Downloaded:54
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Unilateral rhinophyma: report of a case and review

    Scott Walter , Steven Krueger , Jonathan Ho , Kavitha K. Reddy
    Rhinophyma is a less-common subtype of rosacea that presents as thickened skin with enlarged sebaceous glands that may progress to large bulbous growths with dilated pores on the nose. Rhinophyma can lead to morbidity aesthetically and sometimes functionally. The prevalence of rosacea ranges from... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:49-53. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.08
    Published on: 22 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1259  | Downloaded:96
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A study of correlation between prosthetic breast reconstruction, antibiotic prophylaxis and surgical wound drains

    Emanuele Rampino Cordaro , Nicola Zerbinati , Alice Garzitto , Daria Almesberger , Michela Francescon , Raffaele Rauso , Mario Cherubino , Pier Camillo Parodi
    Aim: The primary aim of this investigation into the correlation between prosthetic breast reconstruction, antibiotic prophylaxis and surgical drains was to determine whether the short-term prophylaxis recommended in the current guidelines is in fact able to sterilize the peri-prosthetic pocket in... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:24-31. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.52
    Published on: 28 Feb 2017  | Viewed:1008  | Downloaded:97
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Portraits of two innovative plastic surgeons in the National Portrait Gallery

    Kun Hwang
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:15-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.110
    Published on: 22 Feb 2017  | Viewed:1859  | Downloaded:58
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Early muscle reinnervation by means of end-to-side neurorrhaphy in an experimental model

    Araceli Pérez , Rafael Reynoso , Rosa M. Romero , Angélica González , Jorge Ochoa , Dulce H. Gutiérrez , Damián Palafox
    Aim: The aim of the study was to provide early muscular reinnervation to avoid muscle atrophy and functional loss in an experimental model. Methods: Fifty rats were divided into five groups. In group 0 (control group) only nerve dissection was performed. Total peroneal nerve section was performed... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:18-23. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.95
    Published on: 22 Feb 2017  | Viewed:1169  | Downloaded:58
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Five “Ds” of plastic surgery

    Preethitha Babu , Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Sudhanva Hemanth Kumar , Senthil Kumaran Marimuthu , Elan Kumar Subbarayan , Konda Sireesha Reddy , Vinayak Chavan , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Meethale Thiruvoth Friji , Dinesh Kumar Sivakumar
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:13-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.104
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017  | Viewed:2007  | Downloaded:72
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Thermal distribution and response in Q-switched ruby laser treatment for oculodermal melanosis (Nevus of Ota)

    David Cheong Chon Fok , Cheng-Jen Chang , Yun-Liang Su , Shu-Ying Chang , Yen-Chang Hsiao , Kuen Ting , Wen-Shiung Lin , Kuen-Tasnn Chen , Shih-Feng Chen
    Aim: A clinically useful treatment laser must generate stable and precise energy of low diffusivity. This study assessed the photothermal response of a Q-switched ruby laser (QSRL) in the treatment of oculodermal melanosis (Nevus of Ota). Methods: A two-year retrospective review of 40 patients... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:1-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.85
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017  | Viewed:2903  | Downloaded:84
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    In vivo degradation of poly L-lactic D-lactic acid and tri-methylene carbonate sheets in orbital reconstruction

    Kun Hwang , Hyung Mook Kim
    This study was conducted to evaluate changes in the composition of a poly-L-lactic D-lactic acid and trimethylene carbonate (PLDLA-TMC) sheet after insertion into the human body. A 35-year-old woman had an orbital fracture that was reconstructed using a PLDLA-TMC sheet. During iliac bone grafting... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:9-12. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.78
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017  | Viewed:2096  | Downloaded:111
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    Improvements in the cervical angle and anthropometric distances using elasticum suspension

    Seong Kee Kim , Kun Hwang , Hun Kim , Young Rok Kim , Yeop Na
    Aim: This study aims to characterize the effects of elastic facelifts using the elasticum suspension technique on the cervical angle and anthropometric distances. Methods: Forty-six patients underwent surgery. Two 4-5 mm incisions a few centimetres apart were made at sideburn. Through blunt... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:384-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.88
    Published on: 23 Dec 2016  | Viewed:6202  | Downloaded:177
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  • Topic: Advanced Wound Management and Prospects|Open Access

    Preliminary evidence using negative pressure wound therapy to achieve limb salvage for the ischemic diabetic foot

    Joe Chi-Cheng Fang , Yu-Tsung Chen , Yin-Shuo Chang , Jen-Hsiang Shen , Min-Ling Chen , Chang-Cheng Chang
    Aim: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) has been discussed in several studies, but without a focus on peripheral arterial disease (PAD), which is a common comorbidity. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of NPWT in the treatment of DFU with PAD in... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:378-83. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.06
    Published on: 20 Dec 2016  | Viewed:2995  | Downloaded:119
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  • Topic: Advanced Wound Management and Prospects|Open Access

    Clinical pathway for an efficient wound care center

    Yu-Tsung Chen , Chang-Cheng Chang
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:375-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.125
    Published on: 20 Dec 2016  | Viewed:2345  | Downloaded:288
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Non-invasive focused ultrasound for abdominal circumference reduction: does it really work?

    Eric Barel , Abraham Amir , Asaf Olshinka , Dean Ad-El
    Aim: Non-invasive body contouring is a promising modality. However, due to a lack of good evidence-based data, the mechanism by which contouring occurs remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment with the Contour I™ ultrasound system (Ultrashape®, Syneron®,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:368-74. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.81
    Published on: 14 Dec 2016  | Viewed:1568  | Downloaded:121
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Full retroauricular skin and fascia expansion in microtia reconstruction: a single center experience of 166 cases

    Ji-Hua Wang , Ting Tang , Yong-Jing He , Ying-Jia Zhang , Yun Yang
    Aim: Ear reconstruction is a challenge for plastic and reconstructive surgeons. The ear requires sufficient skin coverage and a three-dimensional (3D) cartilage framework. In this paper, the authors present their 10-year experience in microtia reconstruction using tissue expansion and an... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:364-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.79
    Published on: 30 Nov 2016  | Viewed:9858  | Downloaded:285
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The extended running W-plasty: an additional tool for simultaneous reduction of the hypertrophied labia minora and redundant clitoral hood

    Hamdy A. Elkhatib
    Aim: The extended running W-plasty technique using the W-plasty principle is a modification of the conventional technique. The use of this technique was utilized for simultaneous reduction of the protuberant labia minora and the redundant clitoris. Methods: Twenty-three patients presented to the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:359-63. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.41
    Published on: 22 Nov 2016  | Viewed:3324  | Downloaded:170
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Development and assessment of a cutaneous tissue stretch device as a novel scar therapy

    Jonathan Kanevsky , Joshua Vorstenbosch , Julian Diaz-Abele , Tyler Safran , Markus Prinz , Youssef Tahiri , Mirko Gilardino , Satya Prakash
    Aim: Scar prevention and reduction is an area of therapeutic opportunity and unmet medical need. With no current effective scar therapy, patients are often disappointed in their appearance post surgery and re-present to surgeons, only to be turned away. The purpose of this study was to develop... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:351-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.27
    Published on: 15 Nov 2016  | Viewed:2445  | Downloaded:97
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Epidermoid and dermoid cysts of the head and neck region

    Samrat S. Sabhalok , Lakshmi S. Shetty , Pallavi H. Sarve , Sneha V. Setiya , Swati R. Bharadwaj
    Epidermoid cysts, dermoid cysts and teratoid cysts are cystic malformations lined with squamous epithelium. They present as soft nodular lesions with a sessile base. Their prevalence is 7% in head and neck patients and 1.6% within the oral cavity. The authors present a case series of 21 patients... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:347-50. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.09
    Published on: 4 Nov 2016  | Viewed:12196  | Downloaded:263
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The temporal endoscopic midface lift - centrofacial rejuvenation without facial scars

    Thomas Haffner
    Aim: The author describes a new endoscopic midface lifting technique using solely temporal access and evaluates its advantages and perspectives. Methods: This is a single-surgeon case study. Through a short temporal incision, dissection is performed along a single plane connecting the superficial... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:339-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.63
    Published on: 31 Oct 2016  | Viewed:9919  | Downloaded:189
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Topical rapamycin for angiofibromas in patients with tuberous sclerosis: how does it work in clinical practice?

    Maria Palmetun Ekbäck , Desiree Wiegleb Edström
    Aim: Topical rapamycin for angiofibromas has been reported to be a new promising treatment. This study aims to report the outcome in clinical practice. Methods: A retrospective clinical follow-up on twenty-three patients who had been prescribed an oral solution of 0.1% rapamycin, to be applied on... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:328-34. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.60
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2899  | Downloaded:73
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Morel-Lavallee lesion - radiological spectrum

    Bharat Bhushan Sharma , Sandeep Sharma , Priya Ramchandran , Narendar Kumar Magu , Mir Rizwan Aziz , Shilpa Singh
    Morel-Lavallee lesion (MLL) entity represents as a haemolymph mass as a result of closed degloving injury following focal trauma. The swelling can be mistaken as a tumor or simple hematoma formation, and it can be of concern as it gradually increases in size. It is important to diagnose the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:335-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.65
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2284  | Downloaded:70
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Proliferation and adipogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells isolated from middle-aged patients with prominent orbital fat in the lower eyelids

    Guang-Peng Liu , Cai-He Liao , Yi-Pin Xu
    Aim: To evaluate the age-related effects on the adipogenic differentiation and proliferation potentials of human orbital adipose-derived stem cells (OASCs). Methods: Orbital adipose samples were harvested from the central fat compartment in the lower eyelids of 10 young and middle-aged patients... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:322-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.74
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2364  | Downloaded:82
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Soft tissue reconstruction after lower extremity limb-sparing pediatric sarcoma resection

    Kevin Shultz , Nicholas Webster , Miguel A. Soto-Miranda , Anas Eid , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: Limb salvage is the treatment of choice for lower extremity bone sarcomas in children. To date, peers have not described algorithms for soft tissue reconstruction of these defects. This paper is to report a large single center series of lower extremity salvage after sarcoma treatment, with... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:311-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.38
    Published on: 30 Sep 2016  | Viewed:5537  | Downloaded:131
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  • Commentary|Open Access

    Comment on “Breast cancer-related lymphedema: quality of life after lymph node transfer”

    Azra Ashraf
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:320-1. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.71
    Published on: 30 Sep 2016  | Viewed:138428  | Downloaded:147
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Photometric analysis of absorbable barbed suture for periareolar closure in mastopexy

    Allen D. Rosen , Alanna M. Guzman , Teresa Hartman
    Aim: The primary author previously described his technique for periareolar closure in mastopexy using a pinwheel interlocking purse string with absorbable barbed suture and now reports the results of a retrospective photometric analysis comparing this technique with the same closure using Gortex®... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:296-301. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.40
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:4098  | Downloaded:141
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    Medially based de-epithelialized flap for nasal base narrowing and nostril sill augmentation in a cleft lip nasal deformity

    Kun Hwang , Jong Hwan Choi , Hun Kim , Dae Joong Kim
    Aim: The authors observed the nostril floor in a gross cadaver specimen histologically and innovated a medially based de-epithelialized flap for nasal base narrowing and nostril sill augmentation. Methods: In cadaver, fully thick section was taken from the nostril sill at the midpoint of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:291-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.70
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:36890  | Downloaded:121
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Total nasal septal reconstruction using costal cartilage in difficult cases of secondary septoplasty

    Kapil S. Agrawal , Raghav Shrotriya
    Rhinoplasty and septal reconstruction often require the use of cartilage grafts. Complete nasal septal reconstruction may be required in very specific situations like difficult secondary septoplasty or severely deformed post traumatic noses. Usually in these cases the septal cartilage or bone is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:306-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.07
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:4645  | Downloaded:138
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Non-odontogenic hard palate cysts with special reference to globulomaxillary cyst

    Bharat Bhushan Sharma , Shweta Sharma , Arvind Jha , Kamal Deep Sharma , Jai Deep Sharma , Chattur Bhuj Sharma
    Palatal cysts are always confusing by defining their exact nomenclature or conclusive diagnosis. One of these presentations is globulomaxillary cyst which requires to be categorized under appropriate head for the management point of view. Though this entity appears to be of odontogenic in origin... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:302-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.36
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:3954  | Downloaded:130
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A mammometric comparison of modified Robertson versus Wise pattern inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty

    Victor Z. Zhu , Ajul Shah , Rachel Lentz , Tracy Sturrock , Alexander F. Au , Stephanie L. Kwei
    Aim: The advent of 3D photoimaging and mammometrics has allowed for quantitative, volumetric breast analyses. This study uses 3D photoimaging and mammometrics to compare the postoperative morphometric outcomes of the modified Robertson technique to the more traditional Wise pattern inferior... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:284-90. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.48
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:2844  | Downloaded:83
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Body contouring: “less is more and don’t throw anything away”

    Raffaele Rauso
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:271-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.44
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:1513  | Downloaded:79
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Peno-scrotal soft tissue loss: a need for multidisciplinary and multimodal integration

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Ragu Angappan , Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Aim: Scrotal soft tissue loss is a part of the challenging conditions for plastic surgeon. The non-availability of adequate nearby healthy soft tissue and its probability of frequent contamination by excretory substances make the issue of reconstruction complicated. The authors present their... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:273-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.127
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:6231  | Downloaded:82
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Medicine and new social media: the good and the bad of taking a “selfie” for skin problems

    Anna Zampetti , Dennis Linder
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:282-3. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.26
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:1320  | Downloaded:66
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    A case of 25-year-old giant neurofibromatosis

    Marcos Sforza , Renato Zaccheddu , Bruno Lopes Cancado , Deborah Sforza
    In this paper, the authors presented a case report of a 39-year-old man taken to the Emergency Unit with a 25-year-old giant neurofibromatosis. Moreover, the treatment applied for this case and the physiopathology of the neurofibromatosis disease are also discussed. Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:279-81. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.46
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:2201  | Downloaded:98
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A propensity score matched analysis of obesity as an independent risk factor for postoperative complications in reduction mammaplasty

    James D. Goggin , Stacy Wong , Jessica E. Pruszynski , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: Reduction mammaplasty is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of symptomatic macromastia and is increasingly desired by the obese population. With the increasing prevalence obesity in the population, it is imperative to understand its effect on postoperative outcomes. The purpose... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:259-68. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.50
    Published on: 28 Jul 2016  | Viewed:2414  | Downloaded:65
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Two-millimeter dermoscopically detected excision margins in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma: an assessment of radicality and recurrence

    Pierfranco Simone , Carlo Carusi , Riccardo Iannuzzi , Paolo Persichetti
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:269-70. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.49
    Published on: 28 Jul 2016  | Viewed:2631  | Downloaded:89
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  • Review|Open Access

    How we do it: the Running-X suture technique

    Nathaniel L. Villanueva , Kyle Sanniec , Ronald Mancini
    There are a myriad of suture techniques available to close incisions of the brow and forehead, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The ideal suture technique would provide excellent cosmetic results, offer expedient wound closure, optimize skin eversion and wound edge apposition,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:245-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.59
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:19266  | Downloaded:226
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Use of negative pressure wound therapy in pediatric oncology patients: a single-center review of 66 patients

    Stacy Wong , Anas Eid , Warren Southerland , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been studied extensively in adult patients, but less is known about pediatric patients. This study assesses the efficacy and safety of vacuum-assisted closure® usage in pediatric oncology patients. Methods: Retrospective data on all patients treated... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:248-53. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.101
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:5581  | Downloaded:112
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  • Brief Communication|Open Access

    Meshed acellular dermal matrix: technique and application in implant based breast reconstruction

    Dino Zammit , Jonathan Kanevsky , Fan-Yi Meng , Tassos Dionisopoulos
    Alloderm was the first acellular dermal matrix used and remains a popular choice among plastic surgeons. However, while the overall surgical outcome of breast reconstruction using alloderm has been a success, the economic burden on the health care system makes it a subject of frequent... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:254-6. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.128
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:5274  | Downloaded:107
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    The most compatible position of operator for mandibular right posterior teeth extraction

    Ramesh Kumaresan , Sivakumar Pendyala , Jawahar Dhanavel
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:257-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.04
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:6154  | Downloaded:84
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Breast amyloidosis: a case report

    Giulia Boscaini , Marco Pignatti , Giovanni Tazzioli , Giorgio De Santis
    Amyloidosis is an uncommon disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of abnormal proteins. Breast involvement has rarely been reported and can clinically be misdiagnosed as breast cancer. A 60-year-old woman presented with a 3-mm diameter mass in the right breast close to a silicon... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:240-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.96
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:3755  | Downloaded:61
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    Application of regenerative medicine in treatment of acne scars

    Mauro Barone , Stefania Tenna , Annalisa Cogliandro , Vincenzo Panasiti , Carolina Nobile , Paolo Persichetti
    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the protocol of nanofat and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for face atrophic scars by acne and to analyse patient’s satisfaction with the original questionnaire. Methods: From March 2014 to... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:235-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.42
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:6360  | Downloaded:115
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    Closed rhinoplasty: effects and changes on voice - a preliminary report

    Giuseppe Guarro , Romano Maffia , Barbara Rasile , Carmine Alfano
    Aim: Effects of rhinoplasty were already studied from many points of view: otherwise poor is scientific production focused on changes of voice after rhinoplasty. This preliminary study analyzed objectively and subjectively these potential effects on 19 patients who underwent exclusively closed... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:231-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.80
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:2356  | Downloaded:126
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    Twenty years of experience with the rabbit model, a versatile model for tracheal transplantation research

    Margot Den Hondt , Bart M. Vanaudenaerde , Pierre Delaere , Jan J. Vranckx
    Pathologies comprising more than half the length of the trachea are a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Innovative tracheal transplantation techniques aim to offer the patient a curative solution with a sustained improvement in quality of life. This review summarizes the authors’... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:223-30. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.117
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:4665  | Downloaded:207
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    Incredible surgery in India

    Giovanna Spinzo
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:221-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.29
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:1098  | Downloaded:53
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    Report on the European Residents in Plastic Surgery Meeting 2015

    Carlo Melloni
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:220. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.32
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:867  | Downloaded:53
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    Preface to special issue on “EuRePS Meeting”

    Francesca Toia
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:219. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.31
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:897  | Downloaded:45
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Current role in facial allograft transplantation: what have we learned?

    Pedro Infante-Cossio , Fernando Barrera-Pulido , Tomas Gomez-Cia , Domingo Sicilia-Castro , Alberto Garcia-Perla-Garcia , Purificacion Gacto-Sanchez , Jose-Maria Hernandez-Guisado , Araceli Lagares-Borrego , Rocio Narros-Gimenez , Juan-David Gonzalez-Padilla
    Face transplant (FT) has evolved enormously in the last 10 years since the successful completion of the first facial transplant. This procedure has become a new reconstructive option for complex facial deformities to restore the anatomy of patients with severely disfigured faces. The authors... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:211-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.11
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:10969  | Downloaded:208
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Current prognosis and quality of life following surgical treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

    Cristina Hernández-Vila
    Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world with a close relation with some risk factor like, tobacco, alcohol consumption and more recently, with human papilloma virus infection. A review of the literature about actual prognosis and quality of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:203-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.20
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:7077  | Downloaded:284
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The reliability of the "Iberic graft" for covering of the radial forearm free flap donor site

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez , Raúl González-García
    Aim: Traditional donor site closure from radial forearm free flap (RFFF) has been associated with esthetic and functional morbidity. To avoid complications, such as color mismatch and secondary donor site morbidity, a new technique named "Iberic graft" for covering the RFFF donor site was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:197-202. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.21
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:5232  | Downloaded:1199
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of salvage surgery in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Raúl González-García
    Aim: To select and analyze the most representative papers published in the literature concerning oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), specifically dealing with salvage surgery following primary treatment by surgery with or without by postoperative radiotherapy, specifically focusing in the oral... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:189-96. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.43
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:6911  | Downloaded:94
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Contralateral neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma: when it should be done?

    Laura Villanueva-Alcojol
    Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has a high incidence of cervical micrometastases and sometimes metastasizes bilaterally because of the rich lymphatics in the submucosal plexus, which freely communicate across the midline. The presence of contralateral pathologic lymph nodes has been... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:181-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.14
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:1970  | Downloaded:174
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Elective neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma of the upper maxilla: necessary?

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez
    Aim: Surgical treatment of clinically negative neck in maxillary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the upper jaw is controversial. The purpose of this systematic review was to define the incidence of cervical metastasis and to assess if elective neck dissection is justified when the neck is not... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:175-80. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.18
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:4332  | Downloaded:116
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Elective neck dissection in early oral squamous cell carcinoma: necessary?

    Carlos Moreno-García
    Aim: The indication of neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a problem of risk-benefit evaluation between probability of neck metastases, the problem of complications associated with neck dissection and the prognostic influence of delayed diagnosis of metastasis during... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:167-74. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.12
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:32301  | Downloaded:230
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of oral cavity cancer

    Joaquín J. Cabrera-Rodríguez
    Radiotherapy plays a critical role in the treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma as monotherapy in early stage cancer or combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy in advances ones. Recent developments in the imaging of cancer and radiation technology have allowed developing more precise... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:158-66. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.13
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:6680  | Downloaded:376
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The tissue shrinkage phenomenon on surgical margins in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

    David González-Ballester
    Aim: One of the most important factors associated with recurrence rate and overall survival is the status of surgical margin of resection free of disease. However, sometimes, the margins measured intra-operatively at the time of surgery differ of those measured by the pathologist in the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:150-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.23
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:1860  | Downloaded:139
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of sentinel node biopsy in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Justo Serrano-Vicente
    Aim: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the published literature to assess the state of the art of this procedure. Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC) is a novel and proven useful technique alternative to the neck dissection (ND) in the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:142-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.19
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:3328  | Downloaded:91
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of human papillomavirus in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Francisco A. Ramírez-Pérez
    Aim: The causative role of human papillomavirus (HPV) has been established into the aetiology of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Some authors believe that HPV can determinate the prognosis and module treatment response from this kind of malignancies. Methods: Articles published in the last... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:132-41. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.17
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:5120  | Downloaded:137
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    State of the art in the management of oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Raúl González-García
    The present editorial is an introductory paper to a special issue composed of eleven manuscripts focusing on particular aspects about the state of the art in OSCC under the light of current knowledge. While strict criteria for systematic reviewing concerning Cochrane database recommendations have... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:129-31. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.30
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:8978  | Downloaded:91
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Treatment of chronic recurrent dislocation of temporomandibular joint by autologus blood injection

    Syed Sayeed Ahmed , Md. Kalim Ansari
    Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of autologus blood injection in the management of recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation. Methods: A total of 11 patients, 4 males, 7 females, mean age of 58.6 years and suffering from recurrent dislocation of TMJ, were included... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:121-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2014.105
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:3733  | Downloaded:515
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The forehead flap: a valuable option in resource depleted environment

    Rowland Agbara , Benjamin Fomete , Athanasius Chukwudi Obiadazie , Kelvin Uchenna Omeje , Olushola Ibiyinka Amole
    Aim: Reconstruction of orofacial soft tissue defect is often challenging and this is more difficult in resource challenged environment. This retrospective study highlights our experience with the use of forehead flap to overcome some of the challenges of orofacial reconstruction in a resource... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:115-20. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.123
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:6829  | Downloaded:130
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Self-esteem and rhinoplasty: a case-control study

    Mohsen Naraghi , Mohammad Atari
    Aim: Self-esteem is one’s attitude towards oneself. It is one of the most important psychological aspects of rhinoplasty, a common aesthetic operation. Prior studies have indicated an improvement in patients’ self-esteem after this operation. The aim of current study was to preoperatively compare... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:111-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.103
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:4386  | Downloaded:168
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Blood lipid profiles following nonfocused ultrasonic treatment for noninvasive body contouring

    Takashi Honda , Katsuhiro Kure , Hiroyuki Goto , Takuya Suzuki , Mariko Mogami , Tsukasa Isago
    Aim: Blood lipid profiles changed following nonfocused ultrasound treatments for body contouring. The present study elucidates clinical effects of these devices on adipose tissue. Methods: Ultrasound treatments for 5 males and 5 females in a supine position, ages 37-67 years, were applied at 20... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:107-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.61
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:4117  | Downloaded:192
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Angioleiomyoma: a rare diagnosis of a painful subcutaneous nodule in the hand

    Sandeep Bhogesha , Satyaswarup Tripathy , Jerry R. John , Debajyoti Chatterjee
    Angioleiomyoma of the hand is a rare differential diagnosis of painful soft tissue nodule in the extremity. It arises from smooth muscle of the blood vessels and the most common symptom is pain. Imaging with magnetic resonance imaging shows characteristic features like a hypodense peripheral... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:126-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.86
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:5517  | Downloaded:128
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    Collagen membrane for reconstruction of soft tissue defects after surgery of oral cancer and precancer: a brief review

    Ankita Vastani , Nishant Chourasia , Vedant Pahlajani , Suryakant Choubey
    There are some surgeries after which a temporary cover for raw wounds is required to ensure healing. Some of those circumstances are loss of tissue due to burns, trauma, amputation, chronic ulcer, leprosy, and skin graft sites. Although the body initiates regeneration mechanisms, however the time... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:100-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.119
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:10413  | Downloaded:401
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    An update review on recent skin fillers

    Li-Ying Cheng , Xiao-Ming Sun , Meng-Yao Tang , Rong Jin , Wen-Guo Cui , Yu-Guang Zhang
    Facial rejuvenation has changed over the last decade, evolving from the rhytidectomy to an approach that focuses on revolumization, due to a more complete understanding of the changes to bone and soft tissue that occur with the aging face. Soft tissue augmentation using various injectable filler... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:92-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.124
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:3017  | Downloaded:548
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    Materials to facilitate orbital reconstruction and soft tissue filling in posttraumatic orbital deformaties

    Ling-Xiao Ye , Xiao-Ming Sun , Yu-Guang Zhang , Ying Zhang
    Posttraumatic orbital reconstruction has been a challenging mission for decades in craniomaxillofacial surgery. Complications like enophthalmos, diplopia and gaze obstacles emerge when orbital trauma occurs, affecting people' s daily life as well as their appearance. Advances in technology and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:86-91. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.122
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:4530  | Downloaded:250
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    Advances in the research of autologous fibroblast injections for aging skin

    Meng-Yao Tang , Rong Jin , Ying Zhang , Yao-Ming Shi , Bao-Shan Sun , Lu Zhang , Yu-Guang Zhang
    With the development of autologous stem cells transplantation, the application of autologous fibroblast graft has been an important therapy in defect repair. In the past decade, amounts of studies have reported favorable treatment effect and safety about the therapy. The material has the ability... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:83-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.118
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:1436  | Downloaded:680
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    Biomaterials for facial aging

    Wen-Guo Cui , Xin Zhao , Yu-Guang Zhang
    Fountain of youth has always been the dream of mortals since the ancient time. Since ages ago, mortals have always been searching for ways to stay and look young. In the new millennia, retaining a youthful appearance is no longer a dream beyond reach. The advancement in medical technology,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:70-1. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.5
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:1432  | Downloaded:92
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    Intradermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial aging

    Zhi Yuan (William) Lin , Vishva Shah , Arvind Dhinakar , Lara Yildirimer , Wen-Guo Cui , Xin Zhao
    The ever-increasing interest in retaining a youthful physical appearance has facilitated the development of various minimally invasive dermatological techniques. The use of intradermal fillers can be incorporated into dermatological practices with minimal overhead costs. This strategy addresses... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:72-82. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.121
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:19351  | Downloaded:951
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Penoscrotal defect: a functional, esthetic, and psychological challenge

    Durga Karki , Pankaj Kumar Patel , Ravi Prakash Narayan
    Aim: Penoscrotal defects may be caused by a variety of events. Reconstruction of the penoscrotal region is required not only for aesthetic appearance but also for functional and psychological reasons. Numerous techniques have been described for penoscrotal reconstruction reflecting the challenge... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:64-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.28
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:6075  | Downloaded:99
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves outcome of snake envenomation: tertiary center experience

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Ragu Angappan
    Aim: Snakebite injuries of the extremities are common in tropical India among those involved in farming and outdoor activities. These injuries often complicated by cellulitis, gangrene, regional lymphadenopathy, compartment syndrome, bleeding abnormalities, septicemia, hypotension, and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:59-63. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.11
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:4577  | Downloaded:102
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Utility of multi-detector row computed tomography angiography versus Doppler in localization of perforators of anterolateral thigh flaps

    Chandan N. Jadhav , Surinder Singh Makkar , Gautam Biswas , Niranjan Khandelwal
    Aim: Anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is widely used in reconstruction of various defects. Preoperative imaging facilitates perforator mapping, overcoming intraoperative uncertainty. The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of multi-detector row computed tomography angiography... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:52-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.64
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:3358  | Downloaded:55
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    Reconstruction of the anterior skull base with radial forearm free tissue transfer: case series and literature review

    Windy A. Olaya , Lauren T. Daly , Emily G. Clark , Thomas Scholz , Vincent Laurence , Keyianoosh Z. Paydar , Garrett A. Wirth , Gregory R. D. Evans
    Aim: Reconstruction of the anterior skull base offers an especially complex challenge as the impermeable separation of the dural space and the upper aerodigestive tract must be maintained. We propose the use of the radial forearm free flaps (RFFF) as a superb method of re-establishing integrity... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:47-51. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.70
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:3778  | Downloaded:95
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Modulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling affects the directional differentiation of hair follicle stem cells

    Bin Yang , Xiao-Ying Wu , Jian Ni , Bing-Hang Li , Li-Huan Deng , Meng-Juan Xiang
    Aim: The differentiation of hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) into hair follicle cells has potential clinical applications for cutaneous burns. However, the mechanisms regulating the differentiation of HFSCs into hair follicular papilla or epidermal cells are currently not clear. This study... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:39-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.75
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:6079  | Downloaded:108
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Painful scar neuropathy: principles of diagnosis and treatment

    Andrea Lisa , Matteo Murolo , Luca Maione , Valeriano Vinci , Valeria Bandi , Francesco Klinger , Marco Klinger
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:68-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.106
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:1303  | Downloaded:99
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Cleavage classification: categorizing a vital feminine aesthetic landmark

    Muhammad Adil Abbas Khan , Ammar Asrar Javed , Nigel Mercer
    Breast cleavage is defined by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), as the space present between a woman’s breasts. The width of the inter-mammary cleft is defined by the distance between the points of attachment of the breast tissue to the periosteal tissue. Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:36-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.84
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:10864  | Downloaded:117
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    Pathogenesis, presentation and classification of late autoinflation of the breasts: case report and literature search

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: Autoinflation of the breast following mammoplasty using breast implants can be divided into early and late. Early autoinflation of the breast is commonly due to haematoma. Late autoinflation of the breast is an uncommon complication and its true incidence is not known due to the paucity of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:31-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.94
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:1254  | Downloaded:105
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Augmentation mastopexy and augmentation mammoplasty: an analysis of 1,406 consecutive cases

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: Simultaneous augmentation mastopexy is a challenging operation for esthetic plastic surgeons. Complication and revision rates following augmentation mammoplasty or mastopexy are less commonly seen when these two procedures are performed separately. However, when the two procedures are... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:26-30. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.67
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:2501  | Downloaded:321
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    A long term review of augmentation mastopexy in muscle splitting biplane

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: Simultaneous or single stage mastopexy with augmentation is challenging, unique and commonly performed by a plastic surgeon. In this procedure pocket for implant placement, marking for envelope reduction and type of implants used can affect the outcome of the procedure. Muscle splitting... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:21-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.55
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:1646  | Downloaded:70
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Bi-plane breast augmentation: a case series supporting its use and benefits

    Matthew Stodell , Gordon McArthur , Mathew James
    Aim: Breast augmentation has traditionally been performed in either the subglandular or submuscular plane. Dual plane augmentation has been described before and captures the advantages of both of these techniques but reduces the trade-offs. The biplane muscle splitting technique adopts the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:17-20. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.51
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:2934  | Downloaded:122
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Commentary

    Francesco M. Egro , Chibueze A. Nwaiwu , Vu T. Nguyen
    The association between body mass index (BMI) and surgical complications has been of great interest in recent years given the rise of obesity worldwide. Current evidence shows that there is a strong correlation between obesity and the rate of complications following breast reconstruction, such as... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:14-6. | 
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:831  | Downloaded:47
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    An analysis of underweight status on 30-day outcomes after breast reconstruction

    Anas Eid , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: To examine the impact of underweight body mass index (BMI) values on breast reconstruction outcomes. Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was retrospectively reviewed for all patients who underwent breast reconstruction... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:8-14. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.171423
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:3076  | Downloaded:56
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    Internal bra: a unifying solution for reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery issues

    Richard A. Baxter
    The internal bra is a concept utilizing implantable materials for long term maintenance of support and shape of the breast with mastopexy and in revision breast surgery. This article reviews the various materials used for the internal bra including Acellular Dermal Matrices, non-absorbable... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:3-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.68
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:7375  | Downloaded:276
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    An overview of aesthetic surgery of the breast

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aesthetic surgery for the breast is one of the common procedure performed by an aesthetic plastic surgeon today. The surgery is frequently performed for aesthetic as well reconstructive reasons. Breast itself is a uniquely important part of the female body and as such embodies in itself... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:1-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.116
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:1018  | Downloaded:84
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Transfer of upper trapezius with clavicular segment for restoration of shoulder movements following injury to the brachial plexus

    Neeraj Kant Agrawal
    Aim: Most brachial plexus palsies occur following high-velocity trauma. The shoulder joint is a large proximal joint which influences the motion of the hand. Transfer of the trapezius muscle is an effective alternative for palsy of the deltoid and supraspinatus muscles. Methods: Between 2009 and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:346-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169503
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6306  | Downloaded:98
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    Tissue engineering using mesenchymal stem cells with periosteal wrap for bone defect repair in rabbits

    Trung-Hau Lê Thua , Dang-Nhat Pham , Khanh-Linh Lê , Minh-Tuan Lê , Quang-Ton-Quyen Nguyen , Phan-Huy Nguyen , Ngoc-Vu Tran , Ngoc-Luong Nguyen , Willy Boeckx , Albert Demey
    Aim: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are an excellent potential source of cells for bone tissue engineering due to their excellent renewal ability and osteogenic differentiation capabilities. This study was designed to evaluate the bone formation properties of a demineralized cancellous bone... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:340-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169497
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6101  | Downloaded:143
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    Synergistic effect of hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning and hydrogen-rich saline in ameliorating rat flap ischemia/reperfusion injury

    Yi-Ding Xiao , Yun-Qi Liu , Ming-Zi Zhang , You-Bin Wang , Yi-Fang Liu , Xue-Mei Ma
    Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) treatment has been widely used in clinical work, while, hydrogen-rich saline (HRS) has also been shown its protective effect of ameliorating ischemia/reperfusion (IR) injury. What will we obtain if these two approaches combined together? In this study, we set five... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:332-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169499
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:5590  | Downloaded:104
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Peripheral nerve injuries

    Katerina Anesti , Paul Caine
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:309-10. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169500
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:3022  | Downloaded:97
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  • Review|Open Access

    Nasal dorsal aesthetic lines and rhinoplasty technical tricks

    Alexander Kutubidze
    Rhinoplasty surgery remains one of the most difficult operations of the face. Improving aesthetic appearance and maintaining nasal function are inseparable goals in rhinoplasty surgery, and failure to achieve either of these objectives can be devastating for the patient. After evaluating a... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:315-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169495
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:10019  | Downloaded:304
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    First-year experience of a new skin bank in Brazil

    Alysson Rogerio Matioski , Clóvis Rodrigo Guimarães Braz Pereira da Silva , Diogo Rodrigues da Silva-Cunha , Luiz Henrique Auerswald Calomeno , Flávia Thaiana Bonato , Marcelus Vinícios Araujo Nigro
    Aim: To report the 1st year experience of the skin bank opened at the Evangelical University Hospital of Curitiba (HUEC), Brazil in June 2013. Methods: A retrospective statistical and epidemiological study was conducted from data obtained from the activities of the HUEC skin bank from June 2013... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:326-31. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169496
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:5026  | Downloaded:126
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Lacrimal sac rhinosporidiosis

    Laxmi Kanta Mishra , Sanjeev Gupta , Surya Kanta Pradhan , Manas R. Baisakh
    Rhinosporidiosis is caused by the organism Rhinosporidium seeberi. It is a rare aquatic protistan parasite. Though more prevalent in Asiatic regions, cases have also been reported in European countries. In India, it mostly affects the southern part. Rhinosporidium seeberi most commonly affects... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:353-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169501
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:3525  | Downloaded:118
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Lift of cheek and neck: technical notes

    Maurice Yves Mommaerts
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:301-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169502
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:15926  | Downloaded:163
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  • Review|Open Access

    Free deep inferior epigastric perforator flap after abdominal liposuction: reconsidering a contraindication

    Peter James Mankowski , Jonathan Kanevsky , Anne-Sophie Lessard , Teanoosh Zadeh
    Autologous breast reconstruction with perforators has been previously avoided in tissues that have undergone liposuction. We present a case series and literature review of breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps after abdominal wall liposuction. An MEDLINE... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:311-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169504
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:5181  | Downloaded:202
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    Cost-effectiveness of one-stage versus two-stage breast reconstruction in the United Kingdom

    Isabel Teo , Iman A. Azmy
    Aim: Permanent expanders allow for breast reconstruction as a single stage. These prostheses are more expensive than conventional tissue expanders, but this excess cost is markedly offset as only one operation is required. However, if the revision rate is sufficiently high, then this effect is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:320-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169494
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6098  | Downloaded:193
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    High pressure paint gun injury of the index finger: a case report

    Memet Yazar , Zeliha Gül , Ali Can Günenç , Sevgi Kurt Yazar , Erol Kozanoğlu
    Injuries to the hand secondary to high pressure paint guns are considered to be true hand emergencies. These rare injuries may have serious outcomes, and a critical step in their management is extensive debridement performed within the first six hours following injury. For this reason, their... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:350-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169498
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6233  | Downloaded:69
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Corticosteroid - an uncertainty in management of sepsis

    Kanica Yashi
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:284-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165442
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2205  | Downloaded:56
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Acellular micronized extracellular matrix and occlusive dressings for open fingertip injuries

    Stephanie E. Dreifuss , Ronit Wollstein , Stephen F. Badylak , Peter J. Rubin
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:282-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.156994
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2004  | Downloaded:81
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Role of jet force technology in wound management

    Vijayaraghavan Nandhagopal , Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Dinesh Kumar Shivakumar , Arjun Ashokan
    Aim: The aim was to study the role of jet force technology (JFT) in wound management. Methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 18 cases of chronic nonhealing wounds in which JFT was used. Chronic wounds which had already undergone surgical debridement but which were not ready for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:277-81. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165441
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3108  | Downloaded:154
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Histopathological study of chronic wounds modulated by intermittent negative pressure therapy under limited access dressing

    Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Rekha Singh , Swarna Shivakumar , Pragna Rao , Hemanth K. Prasad , Sudesh Kumar , Udaya Kumar , Echalasara Govindarama Padmanabha Udupa
    Aim: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has achieved widespread success in the treatment of chronic wounds. However, its effects have been only partially explored, and investigations have generally concentrated on the wound-dressing interface; a detailed histopathological description of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:272-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.156993
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:2036  | Downloaded:56
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    A comparative study to evaluate the effect of limited access dressing on diabetic ulcers

    Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Krishnananda Prabhu , Ashwini Kumar , Pragna Rao , E. G. Padmanabha Udupa , Shobha Kamath , Antony Sylvan D’ Souza , Krishna Kishore Mahato
    Aim: Emerging evidence favors the important role of antioxidants, matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), and nitric oxide (NO) in the healing of diabetic wounds. There is a lack of substantial evidence regarding the effects of negative pressure on antioxidants, MMPs and NO in chronic wounds associated... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:266-71. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165448
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:1927  | Downloaded:56
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Computer assessment of the composition of a generic wound by image processing

    Rohit Nayak , Pramod Kumar , Ramesh R. Galigekere
    Aim: This paper addresses the assessment of the composition of a general wound, in terms of all identifiable categories of tissue and pigmentation in an attempt to improve accuracy in assessing and monitoring wound health. Materials and Methods: A knowledgebase of clusters was built into the hue,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:261-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165444
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:4427  | Downloaded:72
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Effect of limited access dressing on surface pH of chronic wounds

    Pramod Kumar , Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda
    Aim: Changes in the pH of chronic wounds can inhibit the optimal activity of various enzymes in the wound environment, thereby delaying wound healing. The aim of the present study is to monitor the effect of limited access dressing (LAD) on the pH on the surface of chronic wounds. Methods: A... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:257-60. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165449
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3272  | Downloaded:104
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Current concepts in the physiology of adult wound healing

    Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Dinesh Kumar Sivakumar , Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Vijayaraghavan Nandhagopal
    Wound healing requires a complex interaction and coordination of different cells and molecules. Any alteration in these highly coordinated events can lead to either delayed or excessive healing. This review provides an overview of adult wound healing physiology. A review of the literature focused... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:250-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158851
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:50960  | Downloaded:499
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Role of angiogenesis and angiogenic factors in acute and chronic wound healing

    Thittamaranahalli Muguregowda Honnegowda , Pramod Kumar , Echalasara Govindarama Padmanabha Udupa , Sudesh Kumar , Udaya Kumar , Pragna Rao
    Angiogenesis plays a crucial role in wound healing by forming new blood vessels from preexisting vessels by invading the wound clot and organizing into a microvascular network throughout the granulation tissue. This dynamic process is highly regulated by signals from both serum and the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:243-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165438
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3885  | Downloaded:184
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Assessment of the histological state of the healing wound

    Akriti Gupta , Pramod Kumar
    The dynamic process of wound healing has various phases, and the knowledge of which is essential for identification of the pathology involved in a chronic intractable wound. Various instruments for the assessment of wound healing have been described, primarily for clinical assessment of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:239-42. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158862
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:12967  | Downloaded:711
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    A massive dentigerous cyst of the mandible in a young patient: a case report

    Gururaj Arakeri , Kirthi Kumar Rai , Hosadurga Rudraswami Shivakumar , Shahanavaj I. Khaji
    Cysts of the jaw present as swellings of jaws and midface. Of the different varieties, the dentigerous cyst is the most common type of noninflammatory odontogenic cyst and the frequent cause of a lytic lesion associated with an impacted tooth. The cyst develops from epithelial remnants of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:294-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165439
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:3285  | Downloaded:99
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  • Topic: Current Concepts in Wound Healing|Open Access

    Limited access dressing and wound infection

    Pramod Kumar
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:237-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158856
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:1963  | Downloaded:63
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Morphometry of subcutaneous fat lobules of the abdomen and its implication in obesity

    Arvind K. Pandey , Pramod Kumar , Kodavoor Shrinivas Aithal , Rama Kotian Sushma , Antony Sylvan D’Souza
    Aim: The subcutaneous fat in the lower abdomen (LA) is more resistant to resorption as compared to the upper abdomen (UA). Males and females have variability in fat deposition and resorption in the abdominal region. Hence, there could be a difference in morphology of fat cells of these regions.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:286-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165443
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:9275  | Downloaded:80
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Ectrodactyly-ectodermal dysplasia-cleft lip/palate syndrome: a rare entity

    Samrat Sabhlok , Sobhan Mishra , Ramanupam Tripathy , Deepthi Mony
    Ectrodactyly-ectodermic dysplasia-cleft lip/palate (EEC) syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly of inherited origin and varying clinical features. This syndrome has three main symptoms, which display variable expression and penetrance. The management of this syndrome is challenging, with few... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:290-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165446
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:33858  | Downloaded:102
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    A simple postoperative oral physiotherapy aid for edentulous patients with oral submucous fibrosis

    Ankita Vastani , Anisha Maria , Nishant Chourasia , Ambika Shrivastava Gupta
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:299-300. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.165447
    Published on: 15 Sep 2015  | Viewed:1586  | Downloaded:69
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Nerve regeneration in vascularized composite allotransplantation: current strategies and future directions

    Anirudh Arun , Nicholas B. Abt , Sami Tuffaha , Gerald Brandacher , Angelo A. Leto Barone
    Vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) has emerged as a viable treatment option for limb and face reconstruction of severe tissue defects. Functional recovery after VCA requires not only effective immunosuppression, but also consideration of peripheral nerve regeneration to facilitate... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:226-35. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158853
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:3638  | Downloaded:115
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Endoscopic telemicrosurgery or minimally invasive robotically-assisted microsurgery for peripheral nerve repair

    Satoshi Ichihara , Sybille Facca , Frédéric Bodin , Sarah Hendriks , André Gay , Philippe Liverneaux
    Microsurgery comprises a variety of surgical procedures such as neurovascular anastomoses, performed under optical magnification and with fine instrumentation. While refinements have been made since its advent in the 1960s, robotics offers the potential for major technological advancement.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:220-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.158860
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:3328  | Downloaded:70
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Tissue-engineered constructs for peripheral nerve repair: current research concepts and future perspectives

    Alba C. de Luca , Wassim Raffoul , Francesco Giacalone , Maddalena Bertolini , Pietro G. di Summa
    Traumatic injuries resulting in peripheral nerve lesions lead to important morbidity with devastating social and economic consequences. When the lesioned nerve cannot be sutured directly, a nerve graft is generally required to bridge the gap. Although autologous nerve grafting is still the first... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:213-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160889
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:5063  | Downloaded:122
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    “Babysitting” procedures in proximal nerve trunk injuries: two case reports and a review

    Michele R. Colonna , Antonio Russo , Mariarosaria Galeano , Gabriele Delia , Giorgio E. Pajardi , Francesco Stagno d’Alcontres
    One of the most important goals in treating proximal nerve injuries is to maintain the function of distal effectors during axonal regeneration. “Babysitting”, that is, connecting the injured nerve to a healthy trunk provides a bypass for distal neural regeneration or reactivation. It avoids... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:208-12. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160888
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:5066  | Downloaded:93
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Sensory protection to enhance functional recovery following proximal nerve injuries: current trends

    Boa Tram Nghiem , Ian C. Sando , Yaxi Hu , Melanie G. Urbanchek , Paul S. Cederna
    Proximal nerve injury can lead to devastating functional impairment. Because axonal regeneration is slow, timely reinnervation of denervated muscle does not occur. These denervated muscles atrophy and lose function. Sensory protection is a surgical technique thought to prevent denervated muscle... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:202-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.156982
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:3185  | Downloaded:63
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Nerve transfers of the forearm and hand: a review of current indications

    Paolo Sassu , Katleen Libberecht , Anders Nilsson
    Nerve transfer surgery, also referred to neurotization, developed in the mid 1800s with the use of animal models, and was later applied in the treatment of brachial plexus injuries. Neurotization is based on the concept that following a proximal nerve lesion with a poor prognosis, expendable... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:195-201. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160887
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:71582  | Downloaded:483
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Vascularized nerve “grafts”: just a graft or a worthwhile procedure?

    Salvatore D’Arpa , Karel Etienne Yvonne Claes , Filip Stillaert , Britt Colebunders , Stan Monstrey , Phillip Blondeel
    The aim of this review is to extrapolate evidence regarding the use of vascularized nerve grafts (VNGs) in peripheral nerve reconstruction and summarize available data on their indications, if any, and clinical applications. A review of the literature via the PubMed database was performed with... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:183-94. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160882
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:4679  | Downloaded:135
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Recalcitrant cubital tunnel syndrome

    Adolfo Vigasio , Ignazio Marcoccio , Eleonora Morandini
    Ulnar nerve neuropathy at the elbow represents the second most frequent compression neuropathy of the upper extremity. Of the five different anatomical areas responsible for ulnar nerve compression at the elbow region, the epitrochlear-olecranon channel and Osborne’s arcade are the most common.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:176-82. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160881
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:10631  | Downloaded:87
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Neuropathic pain after bilateral sagittal split osteotomy: management and prevention

    Jimoh Olubanwo Agbaje , Ivo Lambrichts , Reinhilde Jacobs , Constantinus Politis
    Neuropathic pain is characterized by spontaneous and provoked pain and other signs reflecting neural damage. Aberrant regeneration following peripheral nerve lesions leaves neurons unusually sensitive and prone to spontaneous pathological activity, abnormal excitability and heightened sensitivity... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:171-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160880
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    The management of neuropathic pain from neuromas in the upper limb: surgical techniques and future directions

    Tereze Laing , Aftab Siddiqui , Manu Sood
    Neuropathic pain of the upper limb results from damage or disease of the upper limb somatosensory system caused by wide range of pathologies including peripheral neuromas. Treatment strategies depend on making an accurate diagnosis, recognizing co-existing pathologies, and formulating an... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:165-70. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160879
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:10765  | Downloaded:153
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Painful scar neuropathy: principles of diagnosis and treatment

    Pierluigi Tos , Alessandro Crosio , Pierfrancesco Pugliese , Roberto Adani , Francesca Toia , Stefano Artiaco
    Nerve-tissue interactions are critical. Peripheral nerve injuries may involve intraneural and extraneural scar formation and affect nerve gliding planes, sometimes leading to complex clinical presentations. All of these pathological entities involve pain as the main clinical symptom and can be... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:156-64. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160878
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:20855  | Downloaded:236
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Clinical neurophysiology and imaging of nerve injuries: preoperative diagnostic work-up and postoperative monitoring

    Andrea Gagliardo , Francesca Toia , Francesco Maggì , Alessio Vincenzo Mariolo , Michele Cillino , Francesco Moschella
    Peripheral nerve injuries are a heterogeneous group of lesions that may occurs secondary to various causes. Several different classifications have been used to describe the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to the clinical deficit, from simple and reversible compression-induced demyelination,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:149-55. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160877
    Published on: 15 Jul 2015  | Viewed:11970  | Downloaded:320
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  • Topic: Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration|Open Access

    Preface to special issue on "Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration"

    Francesca Toia
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:147-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.160876
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy and surgical delay improve flap survival of reverse pedicle flaps for lower third leg and foot reconstruction

    Pradeoth Mukundan Korambayil , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan
    Aim: The purpose of the study is to present a management protocol for various types of soft tissue defects of the distal third region of leg and foot treated with pedicle flaps, by including hyperbaricoxygen (HBO) therapy in the treatment regimen with flap delay. Methods: We present a prospective... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:130-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157107
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:9211  | Downloaded:69
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    A guiding oblique osteotomy cut to prevent bad split in sagittal split ramus osteotomy: a technical note

    Gururaj Arakeri , Peter A. Brennan
    Aim: To present a simple technical modification of a medial osteotomy cut which prevents its misdirection and overcomes various anatomical variations as well as technical problems. Methods: The medial osteotomy cut is modified in the posterior half at an angle of 15°‑20° following novel... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:127-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157105
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:4190  | Downloaded:84
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    Use of the multiplane internal mastopexy for ptosis correction revision-augmentation mammoplasty

    Umar Daraz Khan , Muhammad Riaz
    Aim: Augmentation mammoplasty is a commonly performed procedure with a high satisfaction rate. Multiplane pocket was described for simultaneous internal mastopexy and augmentation using inframammary crease incision for selected primary and secondary mammoplasties. The use of the technique is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:120-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157104
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:5243  | Downloaded:95
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Use of tensor fascia lata flap for reconstruction of the defect created following inguinal block dissection in a case of carcinoma penis: a case report and brief review of literature

    Amitabh Jena , Banoth Manilal , Sriharsha Haranadh , Rashmi Patnayak
    Tensor fascia lata (TFL) flap is a versatile myofasciocutaneous flap. It has varied usages as both free and pedicled flap. As a pedicled flap, it is a good option for reconstructing soft tissue defects after tumor ablation. The TFL perforator flap is a good alternative for anterolateral thigh... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:144-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157111
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:11386  | Downloaded:529
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    Fat injection to correct contour deformities of the reconstructed breast: a single surgeon experience

    Youssef Tahiri , Jonathan Kanevsky , Joshua Vorstenbosch , James Lee , Karl Schwarz
    Aim: Autologous fat grafting has gained acceptance as a technique to improve aesthetic outcomes in breast reconstruction. The purpose of this study was to share our clinical experience using autologous fat injection to correct contour deformities during breast reconstruction. Methods: A single... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:115-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157103
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:19810  | Downloaded:104
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    Aesthetic rehabilitation of a patient with an anterior maxillectomy defect, using an innovative single-step, single unit, plastic-based hollow obturator

    Vishwas Bhatia , Garima Bhatia
    What could be better than improving the comfort and quality of life of a patient with a life-threatening disease? Maxillectomy, the partial or total removal of the maxilla in patients suffering from benign or malignant neoplasms, creates a challenging defect for the maxillofacial prosthodontist... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:140-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157110
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:3773  | Downloaded:105
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Hemifacial microsomia: management of the vertical ramus compartment

    Maurice Yves Mommaerts
    Hemifacial microsomia and Goldenhar syndrome pose unique challenges to the craniofacial surgeon. The O.M.E.N.S. classification provides a description of the craniofacial features. For the “M” of O.M.E.N.S. (the mandible), the Pruzansky-Kaban classification provides therapeutic guidelines for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:99-106. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157097
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:39387  | Downloaded:336
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  • Review|Open Access

    Neurovascular plexus theory for “escape pain phenomenon” in lower third molar surgery

    Gururaj Arakeri , Mandeep Gill Sagoo , Peter A. Brennan
    Pain during extraction of impacted mandibular third molars which can occur despite adequate local anesthesia is termed as “escape pain phenomenon”. Recently, it was described during elevation of a mesioangular impacted mandibular third molar and also while curetting an extracted third molar... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:107-10. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157098
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:7624  | Downloaded:94
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    Role of topical heparin in the management of burns: experience in a district government hospital of Karnataka in South India

    Ashish Gupta , Thangam J. Verghese , Priyanka Gupta , Ashok K. Gupta
    Aim: Heparin is a multifaceted compound with uses not only as an anticoagulant, but also as an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-histaminic, anti-serotonin, anti-proteolytic and neoangiogenic agent. The aim of the study was to study the effect of topical heparin in the management of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:111-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157100
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:3827  | Downloaded:79
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Rupture of the flexor carpi radialis tendon secondary to trauma: case report and literature review

    Jonathan Kanevsky , Dino Zammit , Jean-Paul Brutus
    The flexor carpi radialis (FCR) is one of the long flexors, which is important in flexing and abducting the hand at the wrist. It originates at the medial epicondyle of the humerus and attaches at the base of the second metacarpal. Closed rupture of the long flexors of the finger is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:138-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.157108
    Published on: 15 May 2015  | Viewed:4387  | Downloaded:74
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    Straight line closure for correction of congenital isolated bilateral macrostomia

    Narendra S Mashalkar , Naren Shetty
    Congenital bilateral macrostomia is a very rare deformity of the mouth, and it is still rarer to see cases of isolated bilateral macrostomia. Although the creation of a symmetric neocommissure is imperative, this presents a technical challenge. A review of the literature for surgical solutions... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:95-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153210
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:4743  | Downloaded:103
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    Reconstruction of palate with buccal fat pad secondary to resection of desmoplastic ameloblastoma

    Bhimappa Mallappa Rudagi , Manjunatha Reddy Bandral , Reshma Hammannawar , Pritish Harish Padgavankar
    Desmoplastic ameloblastoma (DA) is an unusual variant of ameloblastoma exhibiting important differences in the anatomical distribution, radiographic features and histologic appearance compared with the classic type of ameloblastoma. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of DA in the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:91-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153209
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:4012  | Downloaded:56
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Pseudoangiomatous squamous cell carcinoma: a challenge for pathologists and plastic surgeons

    Dimitrios Kanakopoulos , Evgenios Evgeniou , Panayiotis A Dimitriadis , Mahendra Kulkarni
    Pseudo-angiosarcomatous or pseudovascular squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin is an unusual variant form of acantholytic SCC that mimics the histopathological appearance of angiosarcoma. We describe a case of pseudovascular SCC in a 77-year-old lady to highlight the frequent recurrence and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:88-90. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153208
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:3372  | Downloaded:54
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    Isolated tibial nerve injury: a rare presentation

    Rahul Krishnarao Patil , Prashant Verkey , Harshal Patil , Deepesh Manoharan
    Tibial nerve injury is rare and is always associated with other injuries due to its close association with the other structures. We present a rare case of isolated injury to the tibial nerve where the nerve was avulsed from the middle third of the leg, but all other structures were intact. The... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:85-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153207
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:6004  | Downloaded:336
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    Soft tissue defects of eyelid and malar region: an experience with the McGregor flap

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Aim: Reconstruction of defects of the eyelids and malar region following trauma may result in considerable distortion of the adjacent tissue. A clinical study was undertaken to demonstrate the ability to utilize a modified McGregor flap for reliable soft tissue coverage. Methods: Nine patients... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:69-72. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153202
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:6078  | Downloaded:106
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Inferior dermoglandular flap for autologous breast remodeling following explantation of breast implants in ptotic breasts: a case report and literature search

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Explantation following aesthetic mammoplasty without implant replacement is quite uncommon and often leaves the patient worse off than prior to mammoplasty. A case is presented here in which patient's own tissue was used as an inferior dermoglandular flap for autologous breast remodeling.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:81-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153206
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:5475  | Downloaded:123
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    Simultaneous expander and deep inferior epigastric perforator reconstruction: indications and alloderm sling technique for protecting the anastomosis

    Elizabeth Stirling Craig , Ajul Shah , Sarah Persing , Jeffrey Salomon , Stefano Fusi
    Aim: Autologous tissue is considered the "gold standard" for breast reconstruction today. However, little is known about deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap reconstruction in combination with tissue expander (TE)/implant. The authors describe a series of combined DIEP flap/TE... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:63-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153201
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:5756  | Downloaded:63
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    A rare case of bilateral absence of distal ulnar artery

    Jung Ho Lee , Rock Kuen Ju , Young Joon Jun , Young Jin Kim
    It is fairly common to find anatomic variations and anomalies in the arterial pattern of the upper extremities. However, a complete absence of the distal ulnar artery bilaterally is extremely rare. During preoperative assessment for a radial forearm free flap, we accidentally discovered bilateral... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:79-80. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153205
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:3068  | Downloaded:64
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    Heel pad avulsion injury: an approach with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan
    Aim: Crush injuries of the foot are often associated with partial or complete degloving of the heel pad. The purpose of this study is to present an algorithm for the management of various types of heel pad avulsion injuries, including hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in the treatment regimen.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:56-62. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153200
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:17106  | Downloaded:163
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    A novel approach to achieve breast symmetry in a single-stage procedure

    Benedetto Longo , Rosaria Laporta , Marco Pagnoni , Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
    Preservation of the skin envelope and the inframammary fold is the main factor in achieving breast symmetry in unilateral reconstruction. Skin sparing mastectomy (SSM) type-IV followed by immediate autologous reconstruction and contralateral symmetrization permits realizing this goal in large,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:76-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153204
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:3968  | Downloaded:72
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  • Review|Open Access

    Surgical treatment of synovial-collagen disorders of the hand

    H Kirk Watson , Purnell Traverso , Lois Carlson , Daniel Mastella , Ronit Wollstein
    Critical relationships between collagen and synovium exist and affect the function of the hand. Understanding these relationships enhances the ability to perform surgery including procedures addressing soft tissue and joint pathology. We present a series of surgical procedures based on this... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:47-50. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153192
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:7935  | Downloaded:83
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    A survey of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drug prescription for oral implant surgery

    Rahul Datta , Yasmin Grewal , Jaspreet Singh Batth , Amandeep Singh
    Aim: This study was conducted to determine the preferred analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs prescribed by oral implantologists in India. Methods: A structured questionnaire was distributed to 332 dentists to gather information regarding their prescription habits for analgesics and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:51-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153194
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:11026  | Downloaded:303
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Aneurysmal bone cyst of the maxilla rare presentation with radiological and pathological correlation

    Bharat Bhushan Sharma , Priya Ramchandran , Sandeep Sharma , Shweta Sharma
    The incidence of aneurysmal bone cyst in the maxillofacial region is rare and may remain undiagnosed for a long period prior to becoming symptomatic. This may cause associated issues secondary to compression by extending to the surrounding vital anatomical areas. An aggressive course can lead to... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:73-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.153203
    Published on: 13 Mar 2015  | Viewed:3710  | Downloaded:82
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    Composite augmentation phalloplasty: personal experience after 275 patients

    Juan Monreal
    Aim: To report the author's experience in augmentation phalloplasty by studying a retrospective series of patients who underwent fat grafting for girth enhancement or a composite technique based on suspensory ligament release plus fat grafting performed simultaneously. Methods: The author... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:27-33. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149374
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:136562  | Downloaded:138
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    Primary contraction of skin grafts: a porcine preliminary study

    Alexander Bogdanov Berezovsky , Vasileios A Pagkalos , Eldad Silberstein , Yaron Shoham , Lior Rosenberg , Yuval Krieger
    Aim: Skin grafting is a common clinical practice for plastic surgeons, yet primary contraction of these grafts is a neglected topic. This study was designed to investigate primary contraction and introduce the shape of skin graft as a possible factor that modifies primary contraction behavior,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:22-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149372
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:16192  | Downloaded:90
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    Temporary ectopic hand implantation

    Xu Zhang , Hong-Wei Zhu
    Severe crushing injuries to the distal forearm can preclude immediate hand replantation, with temporary ectopic implantation as a practicable option under special circumstances. This report describes a case of temporary ectopic hand implantation for a crush injury extending from the wrist to the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:43-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149381
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:9639  | Downloaded:76
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    Effect of neoadjuvant chemotherapy on skin-sparing mastectomy and breast reconstruction modalities in 409 patients

    Sameh Goubran , Jon Ver Halen
    Aim: While skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) can be performed in patients with stage II-III breast cancer, the impact of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) on SSM rates and reconstructive modalities in these patients is not known. Methods: Between January 2007 and December 2009, 409 immediate breast... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:17-21. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149369
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:4985  | Downloaded:72
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    Diode and Nd:YAG laser in a case of refractory acne keloidalis nuchae

    Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Dinesh Kumar , Arjun Asokan , Vijayaraghavan Nandhagopal
    Acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN) is a disease of unclear etiology that mainly affects males. Medical treatment of AKN is difficult, with refractory cases often requiring ablation by laser or surgical resection. We report herein, a 23-year-old male with refractory AKN treated successfully with... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:40-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149380
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:4326  | Downloaded:66
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    Patient-centric dose equivalency pilot study of incobotulinumtoxin a (xeomin) vs. abobotulinumtoxin a (dysport) in the treatment of glabellar frown lines

    Jonathan Bank , Nicole A Phillips , Laurie A Casas
    Aim: Incobotulinumtoxin A (xeomin) has been proposed as an alternative to abobotulinumtoxin A (dysport) and onabotulinumtoxin A (Botox) in the treatment of glabellar frown lines. A recent study is comparing abobotulinumtoxin A and onabotulinumtoxin A revealed equivalent efficacy with a dose... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:12-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149366
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:4717  | Downloaded:57
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    Primary repair of ear laceration with wedge resection

    Bhupinder Singla , Inderjit Chawla , Prasant Gautam , Anupam Goyal , Jalaj Rathi
    Although major contributions have been made in the field of reconstructive surgery, reconstructive surgery of the auricle is a daunting prospect even for the most experienced surgeons. Here, we present a case who presented to us in the emergency surgical ward with a history of an accidental... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:38-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149378
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:3952  | Downloaded:290
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  • Review|Open Access

    Liposuction for chronic medical diseases and noncosmetic conditions: review of the literature

    Hamdy Abuelhassan El-Khatib
    The purpose of this systematic literature review was to evaluate the safety of liposuction techniques and to identify the cosmetic and noncosmetic application of liposuction. Liposuction can be used to improve the quality-of-life in patients with disabling medical conditions in addition to its... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:1-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149362
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:18438  | Downloaded:155
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    Surgical pitfalls with custom-made porous hydroxyapatite cranial implants

    Bruno Zanotti , Angela Verlicchi , Roberto Stefini , Attilio Carlo Salgarelli , Nicola Zingaretti , Pier Camillo Parodi , Casadei Matteo , Massimo Robiony
    Aim: Cranioplasty implants are used primarily in cases of surgical cranial decompression following pathological elevations of intracranial pressure. Available bone substitutes include porous hydroxyapatite (HA) and polymethylmethacrylate. Whichever material is used, however, prosthetic cranial... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:7-11. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149364
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:6111  | Downloaded:141
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    Preliminary stages before nasal reconstruction using forehead flap: restoring perinasal subunits and nostril patency

    Victor Diniz de Pochat , Fernando César Câmara de Oliveira , Felipe Simões da Rocha Mata , Marcelo Sacramento Cunha , Nivaldo Alonso , José Valber Lima Meneses
    Due to the complex three-dimensional structure of the nose, the repair of the nasal defect requires reconstruction of three different layers: skin envelope, osteocartilaginous framework and nasal lining. Before nasal reconstruction can be accomplished, the nose must rest on a stable platform to... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:34-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.149377
    Published on: 15 Jan 2015  | Viewed:7499  | Downloaded:57
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    Differential fat harvesting

    Sebastian Torres Farr , Angelo Trivisonno
    Aim: Volume replacement with fillers is regularly performed with the use of diverse volumetric materials to correct different structures around the face, depending on the volume enhancement required and the thickness of the soft tissue envelope. Differential fat harvesting and posterior grafting... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:103-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143556
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:7124  | Downloaded:154
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    The influence of national guidelines on soft tissue sarcoma patient outcome: a single center experience

    Annu Nummi , Taina A Partanen , Ylermi Soini , Leena Berg , Leena Setala , Paula Mustonen
    Aim: The aim was to study the impact of nationwide clinical practice guidelines for soft tissue sarcomas (STS), introduced in 1994 and again in 2005 in North Savo, Finland. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all the patients whose sarcoma was treated by a multidisciplinary team between the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:98-102. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143554
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:5837  | Downloaded:78
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    Autologous bone graft harvested during implant site preparation: histological study

    Mario Santagata , Umberto Tozzi , Rosario V.E. Prisco , Gianpaolo Tartaro , Salvatore D'Amato
    Aim: The bone particles harvested during osteotomy could be used as autogenous bone graft materials to correct a bony defect prior to implant placement. Methods: A simple surgical procedure was described in which autogenous bone was harvested from the drills during the preparation of implant... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:94-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143553
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:5615  | Downloaded:74
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Lipoma causing Guyon's canal syndrome: a case report and review

    Narayanathu Chellappantilla Sreekumar , Panambur Laxminarayan Bhandari , Lalitha Sreedharan Sreelesh , Krishnankutty Rajamma Thushara
    Compression of the ulnar nerve in Guyon's canal leads to Guyon's canal syndrome. Lipoma is a rare cause of such compressions with only 12 cases reported previously. We report a 55-year-old man who presented with swelling in the left hand with decreased sensation in the ring and little fingers.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:118-20. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143559
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:5558  | Downloaded:96
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    Superiorly based perforator plus flap for inguinal defects

    Pradeoth Mukundan Korambayil , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Aim: Inguinal block dissections for metastasis to inguinal lymph nodes and occasionally trauma are always associated with soft tissue loss over the groin region. A clinical study was undertaken to demonstrate the ability to utilize a superiorly-based perforator flap with reliable vascularity and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:89-93. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143551
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:9890  | Downloaded:94
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    Isolated sporadic bilateral split hand malformation: a case report and review of the literature

    Manjit Singh , Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa , Harsimarjit Kaur , Ravinder Singh
    Typical cleft hand is a rare disorder usually inherited in an autosomal-dominant manner. We report a case of bilateral typical cleft hand in a 6-year-old male. There was no positive family history of such presentation, and no systemic manifestations were associated with this entity. Preanesthetic... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:114-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143558
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:7047  | Downloaded:87
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  • Letters to Editor|Open Access

    A unique late complication with the use of calcium hydroxylapatite filler in facial lipoatrophy rehabilitation

    Raffaele Rauso
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:122-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143563
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:2339  | Downloaded:62
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Anatomic variability of the vascularized composite osteomyocutaneous flap from the medial femoral condyle: an anatomical study

    Trung-Hau Le Thua , Duc-Phu Bui , Dang-Nhat Pham , Vu-Bao Le , Albert DeMey , Willy Boeckx
    Aim: The anatomical study and clinical application for the vascularized corticoperiosteal flap from the medial femoral condyle have been performed and described previously. Although prior studies have described the composite osteomyocutaneous flap from the medial femoral condyle, a detailed... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:85-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143544
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:6784  | Downloaded:78
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Craniofacial abnormalities in goldenhar syndrome: a case report with review of the literature

    Ramesh Kumaresan , Balamanikanda Srinivasan , Mohan Narayanan , Navaneetha Cugati , Priyadarshini Karthikeyan
    Goldenhar syndrome (oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum) is a rare congenital anomaly of unclear etiology and characterized by craniofacial anomalies such as hemifacial microsomia, auricular, ocular and vertebral anomalies. In many cases, this syndrome goes unnoticed due to a lack of knowledge... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:108-13. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143557
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:5326  | Downloaded:392
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  • Letters to Editor|Open Access

    Unburied K-wire induced injuries: taking the edge off

    Ravi Kumar Chittoria , Devi Prasad Mohapatra , Friji Meethale Thiruvoth , Dinesh Kumar , Arjun Asokan , Nandhagopal Vijayaraghavan
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:121. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143561
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:1781  | Downloaded:41
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Allogeneic epidermal substitutes in the treatment of chronic diabetic leg and foot ulcers

    Andrea Marchesi , Marco Brioschi , Pier Camillo Parodi , Matteo Marchesi , Roberto Brambilla , Luca Vaienti
    Aim: Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the industrialized world. Tissue-engineering products offer a lower extremity salvage strategy when healing does not proceed according to the standard of care. New allogeneic sheets are available... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:74-80. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139706
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:7239  | Downloaded:140
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The keystone-design perforator-based flap for leg defects: a synthesis of philosophies

    Jerry R John , Jyoshid R Balan , Satyaswarup Tripathy , Ramesh Kumar Sharma , Chandan Jadhav
    Aim: The classical keystone-design flap, although elegantly employed for various trunk defects, has limited movement on the leg. This study aims to modify the keystone-design flaps for leg defects. Methods: A keystone-design flap, in which perforators are identified and dissected, is described... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:70-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139704
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:10588  | Downloaded:207
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    Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of chronic nonhealing leg ulcers

    Shwetha Suryanarayan , Leelavathy Budamakuntla , Syed Iqbalulla Sha Khadri , Sacchidanand Sarvajnamurthy
    Aim: The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic nonhealing ulcers. Methods: A nonrandomized, uncontrolled study was performed on 24 patients with 33 nonhealing ulcers of various etiologies. All patients were treated with PRP at weekly intervals... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:65-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139703
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:7067  | Downloaded:246
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hyaluronic acid in calves defects correction

    Lorenzo Rosset , Mario Goisis
    Aim: Since the advent of fillers, new techniques are continuously developed for different uses. In this study, we evaluated the use of hyaluronic acid for calf augmentation. Methods: A total of 42 patients were enrolled in this study. All of them underwent augmentation procedure in our centers... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:62-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139702
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:7291  | Downloaded:110
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Perceived aesthetic impact of malocclusion in 16-24 year-old adults in the rural areas of India

    Charu M Marya , Amit Rekhi , Ruchi Nagpal , Sukhvinder S Oberoi , Chandan Dhingra
    Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the self-perception of patients toward their dental appearance using the aesthetic component (AC) of index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) index and whether age and gender had any influence on it. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:58-61. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139701
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:10250  | Downloaded:201
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Comperative analysis of unilateral cleft lip closure using absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures: a randomised clinical study

    Abhay Nilkanth Datarkar , Darshan Rewanwar , Anshul Rai
    Aim: Patients with cleft lip usually undergo multiple procedures that require hospitalization resulting in emotional stress to their family members. Young patients often require sedation or general anesthesia (GA) for suture removal on a sensitive area to prevent disruption of the repair. In this... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:54-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139700
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:5723  | Downloaded:196
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  • Review|Open Access

    Current and future applications of nanotechnology in plastic and reconstructive surgery

    Dana K Petersen , Tate M Naylor , Jon P Ver Halen
    Although nanotechnology is a relatively young field, there are countless biomedical applications in use or under investigation. Many specialties have benefitted from nanoscale refinements of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Plastic and reconstructive surgery is an incredibly diverse... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:43-50. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139698
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:10819  | Downloaded:288
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Management of isolated zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures with an individualized approach: a retrospective study

    Rahul Datta , Kanwar Harit , Yasmin Grewal
    Aim: Fractures of the zygomatico maxillary complex (ZMC) are commonly seen after traumatic injuries to the facial skeleton. The aim of the study was to review the outcome of individualized treatment approach in the management of isolated ZMC fractures. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 25... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:51-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139699
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:6705  | Downloaded:229
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  • Commentary|Open Access

    Commentary

    Dina Gofstein , Jonathan Bank
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:72-3. | 
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:4180  | Downloaded:25
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Supermicrosurgical reconstruction of knee defect using superior medial genicular perforator as a recipient vessel

    Hoon Kim
    A 24-year-old male presented after being involved in a motorcycle accident and was found to have soft tissue defects of the knee with exposure of patella. Due to the severe injury from the popliteal fossa to the posterior aspects of the lower leg, repair with a free flap from anterolateral thigh... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:81-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139708
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:4978  | Downloaded:98
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Internal derangement of temporomandibular joint: role of arthocentesis with steriod

    Altaf Hussain Malik
    Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of arthrocentesis with arthrocentesis plus steroid in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangements. Methods: Nine males and 11 females aged 17-39 years were enrolled in the study. The patients were complaining of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:29-32. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135547
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:6361  | Downloaded:199
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Comparison between four treatment modalities for active myofascial triggers point

    Atef Fouda
    Aim: The study aimed at the painful trigger points (TrPs) for the purpose of ablating muscle spasms and restoring normal muscle length to find the most effective treatment for alleviating pain and improving mouth range of motion in patients with myofascial pain dysfunction. Methods: We enrolled... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:21-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135545
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:7073  | Downloaded:151
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    In consideration of a career in research

    Gaurav Goyal
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:3-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135531
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:4948  | Downloaded:95
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A modified bilobed flap design for nasal tip defects

    Zhi-Guo Wang , Xiu-Juan Chen , Zhen-Yu Chen
    Aim: The correction of nasal tip defects presents many challenges. Zitelli's bilobed flap has been widely used for such repairing defects, but may be complicated by interrupted scars on the nasal dorsum. Our study evaluates the design principles, results, and advantages of a modified bilobed flap... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:16-20. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135540
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:17037  | Downloaded:1325
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Options for thumb revascularization: our experience and literature review

    Pradeoth Mukundan Korambayil , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Traumatic injuries to the thumb resulting in segmental loss of a digital artery are not uncommon. To bridge the gap and repair a transacted digital artery, the superficial palmar arch or the radial digital artery of the index finger can be used to reconstruct the ulnar digital artery of thumb for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:37-40. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135563
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:21843  | Downloaded:158
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  • Review|Open Access

    Nanotechnology applications in osteodistraction

    Adam E. Singleton , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Most current strategies for bone regeneration have relatively satisfactory results. However, there are drawbacks and limitations associated with their use and availability, and even controversial reports about their efficacy and cost-effectiveness. The induction of new bone formation through... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:5-12. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135534
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:7029  | Downloaded:111
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Auricular seroma: A new concept in management

    Monika Shamrao Malgonde , Manoj Kumar
    Aim: Auricular seroma is a cystic swelling with a collection of serous fluid between the perichondrium and cartilage. The successful treatment of auricular seromas remains a challenge because this disease has a high propensity for recurrence. Methods: A total of 20 patients with auricular seromas... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:13-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135537
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:8120  | Downloaded:1768
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Management of extensive intraparotid vascular malformation: a case report

    Katerina Anesti , Zachary Moaveni , Heng-Yi Wu
    Treatment of large soft tissue vascular lesions remains one of the greatest challenges in modern plastic surgery. The extent of the disease and the involved structures, but also the expectations of the patients are important in determining the way of treatment. The effective management of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:33-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135556
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:5116  | Downloaded:76
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Progressive drain withdrawal without suture removal: a technical note

    Zaher Jandali , Charles Yuen Yung Loh , Athanassopoulos Thanassi
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:41-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135564
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:4081  | Downloaded:102
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Fifty-six years of plastic surgery

    Thomas M. Biggs
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:1-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135529
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:5210  | Downloaded:89
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