• 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    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
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    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
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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
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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
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