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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 autogenous rib cartilage framework. Methods: Ear reconstruction was performed in 3 operative stages. During the first procedure, a 50-80 mL kidney or cylinder-shaped expander was implanted deep to the subcutaneous fascia of the retroauricular mastoid region.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:364-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.79
    Published on: 30 Nov 2016  | Viewed:16237  | Downloaded:552
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    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 surfaces of both the facial and temporal superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) layers. Subsequent midface dissection divides the malar fat pad into the deeper and superficial parts. A new concept of a combination high malar SMAS lift and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:339-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.63
    Published on: 31 Oct 2016  | Viewed:45350  | Downloaded:524
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    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 facial volume loss and dynamic lines, which are the main features of facial aging. Moreover, intradermal fillers provide an array of flexible treatment options for a balanced and holistic result to dermatological practitioners. This paper reviews the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:72-82. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.121
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:30337  | Downloaded:1215
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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 investigated the role of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway and its crosstalk with other signaling components during this differentiation process. Methods: Lithium chloride (LiCl, 10 mmol/L) and keratinocyte growth factor (KGF, 10 µg/L) were used to induce HFSC... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:39-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.75
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:8789  | Downloaded:149
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    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 meshes, and newer bio-inductive products such as Seri silk scaffold and Galaflex. Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:3-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.68
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:10813  | Downloaded:348
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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:27002  | Downloaded:198
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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 variety of rhinoplasty complications, increased attention was devoted to the surgical technique for reconstruction of the dorsal aesthetic lines and nasal tip projection in the patient with a prominent dorsal hump. Based on the modern concept of cartilage... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:315-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169495
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:19224  | Downloaded:513
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    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 negated. We aim to compare costs of one-stage vs. two-stage reconstruction at a single center, taking into account explantation and unexpected admissions following complications. Methods: A retrospective review was carried out on all patients who... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:320-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169494
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:8020  | Downloaded:246
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    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 to August 2014. Results: The HUEC skin bank harvested tissue from 45 cadaveric donors (46.6% female and 53.3% male), with an average age of 36.42. The white skin‑colored donors represented 91% of donations. Most causes of death were of neurological... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:326-31. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169496
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6170  | Downloaded:190
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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 independent groups (Sham, IR, HBO, HRS and HBO+HRS) of rat abdominal skin flap IR model with different interferences. In conclusion, the synergistic application of HBO and HRS showed a higher flap survival rate, which could be a combined treatment to improve... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2015;2:332-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.169499
    Published on: 12 Nov 2015  | Viewed:6446  | Downloaded:147
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