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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Cherubism in a 4-year-old boy managed with tumor curettage, mandibular osteotomies and repositioning

    Jared W. Garlick, Rhett N. Willis, Daniel P. Donato, Barbu Gociman
    Cherubism is a rare disease characterized by significant loss of medullary bone which is replaced by excessive amounts of fibrous tissue growth within the mandible and maxilla. We present a case of a 4-year-old boy with a rapidly enlarging mandible and maxilla, causing significant change in the facial contour, malocclusion and phonation difficulties. He was treated with aggressive tumor curettage, lateral mandibular cortex osteotomies with medial repositioning. This allowed obliteration of the enlarged medullary space and restoration of the normal mandibular anatomy. At 12 months... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:29. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.36
    Published on: 16 Aug 2018  | Viewed:56  | Downloaded:4
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  • Retraction|Open Access

    Retraction: Optimization of the design of a barbed suture for flexor tendon repair using extended finite element analysis

    Joseph Bakhach, Ahmad Oneissi, Dimitri Bakhach, Reem Karami, Kobeissi Hiba, Shammas Elie
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:28. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.56
    Published on: 10 Aug 2018  | Viewed:85  | Downloaded:5
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  • Retraction|Open Access

    Retraction: Optimization of tissue anchoring performance and mechanical properties of barbed sutures for flexor tendons repair

    Joseph Bakhach, Ahmad Oneissi, Elsa Bakhach, Reem Karameh, Mireille Hantouche, Elie Shammas
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:27. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.55
    Published on: 10 Aug 2018  | Viewed:97  | Downloaded:3
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    When free flaps are not the first choice: is the distally based peroneus brevis still an option for foot and ankle reconstruction in the era of microsurgery?

    Raymund E. Horch, Ingo Ludolph, Marweh Schmitz, Anja M. Boos, Ulrich Kneser, Justus P. Beier, Andreas Arkudas
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    This article belongs to the Special Issue Wound Healing and Plastic Surgery
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:26. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.25
    Published on: 31 Jul 2018  | Viewed:478  | Downloaded:16
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  • Technical Note|Open Access

    Global facial rejuvenation, new technique

    Giuseppe Colombo, Vittorio Ruvolo
    Facial aging is the combination of multiple effects such as sun exposure, tobacco, environmental stress and smog, reflecting the cumulative and dynamic effects of time on the skin, soft tissues and the deep structural components of the face that show an important change structural features of the skin and loss of facial volume. There are many different techniques currently used to perform face lifting, the ultimate goal is to get good results with respect for patient safety. This article describes a new approach to facial rejuvenation combining superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS)... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Facial Rejuvenation: from scalpel to syringe
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:25. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.29
    Published on: 30 Jul 2018  | Viewed:236  | Downloaded:11
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Successful reconstruction of bilateral oral commissure fusion secondary to Stevens Johnson syndrome

    Shadai Flores, Dino Maglic, Neal Moores, Rayaad Hosein, Faizi Siddiqi, Barbu Gociman
    Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) is a rare and often fatal hypersensitivity reaction commonly triggered by drugs which results in the uncontrolled destruction of keratinocytes with both cutaneous and mucosal involvement. Fusion of the oral commissures, although reported in burn victims, is a very uncommon complication of SJS. The successful reconstruction of oral commissures fusion using a modified commissuroplasty technique in a 19-year-old Hispanic female with severe microstomia secondary to SJS is presented here. Re-establishment of normal speech, oral intake, as well as aesthetic... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:24. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.31
    Published on: 27 Jul 2018  | Viewed:374  | Downloaded:7
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  • Review|Open Access

    Rejuvenation of the centre of the face: a new paradigm. Endoscopic lifting with fat grafting

    Gabriel Pignata, Alessandro Gennai, Francesco Bernardini
    The ageing process starts in the centre of the face in the periocular region and around the mouth, with a combination of volume loss and tissue descent. It is a logical approach to assess all these problems at once. The combination of minimal incisions vertical endoscopic lifting combined with superficial enhanced fluid fat injection can be an integral approach to facial rejuvenation. Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Facial Rejuvenation: from scalpel to syringe
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:23. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.28
    Published on: 20 Jul 2018  | Viewed:311  | Downloaded:8
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Early experiences with the use of Earfold™ for correction of prominent ears

    Bernd W. Schuster
    Aim: This paper describes the author’s personal experience with using the minimally-invasive Earfold™ implant. Methods: The author inserted the Earfold™ implant into 19 patients (5 men, 14 women) between November 2016 and June 2018. Bilateral implantation was performed in 14 patients. In 5 cases, implantation was limited to one ear. The author’s main indication for treatment was a helical-mastoid distance of more than 20 mm. Additional antihelixplasty of the upper ear was performed in 4 patients (2 primarily and 2 after explantation). One patient underwent simultaneous treatment of... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Biomaterials in Plastic and Reconstructive Research
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:22. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.13
    Published on: 17 Jul 2018  | Viewed:562  | Downloaded:11
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Optimization of the design of a barbed suture for flexor tendon repair using extended finite element analysis

    Joseph Bakhach, Ahmad Oneissi, Dimitri Bakhach, Reem Karami, Kobeissi Hiba, Shammas Elie
    Aim: Use of barbed sutures for flexor tendon repair is a promising technique. These sutures lie within the substance of the tendon, avoiding the need of external knots and so improving tendon gliding. The load is dispersed equally along the length of the barbed suture, decreasing the possibility of rupture. The purpose of this article is to propose enhanced suture geometry by comparing different cross-sectional configurations, barb cut angles and cut depths using the finite element method. Methods: Inspired by the geometry of flexor tendons, an elliptical cross-sectional wire was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:21. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.14
    Published on: 30 Jun 2018  | Viewed:749  | Downloaded:12
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Projection capacity assessment of hyaluronic acid fillers

    Jérémie Bon Betemps, Francesco Marchetti, Tingsong Lim, Basste Hadjab, Patrick Micheels, Denis Salomon, Samuel Gavard Molliard
    Aim: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is considered as the gold standard biomaterial for facial soft tissue correction. Over the last 8 years, there has been a strong demand from physicians for HA products with high projection capacity to restore facial volume loss at the level of the cheeks, cheekbones, chin, temples and jawlines. The projection capacity is thus an essential property for HA fillers especially for the products dedicated to the restoration of the volume of the face. Methods: In this publication, a new skin model assay for evaluating the projection capacity of HA fillers is presented,... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Biomaterials in Plastic and Reconstructive Research
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:19. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.24
    Published on: 28 Jun 2018  | Viewed:1030  | Downloaded:64
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Role of newer technologies in wound bed preparation in Fournier's gangrene

    Souradeep Dutta, Abhinav Aggarwal, Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Elankumar Subbarayan, Vinayak Chavan, Konda Sireesha Reddy, Saurabh Gupta, Chirra Likhitha Reddy
    Fournier's gangrene or necrotizing fasciitis of the perineum scrotum and penis is a highly debilitating condition with a high mortality rate of 20% to 88% reported in the literature. Management is multimodal, and the importance of aggressive debridement, broad-spectrum antibiotics and intensive supportive care cannot be emphasised. The addition of newer modalities of ulcer/wound management like low level laser therapy, hydrojet debridement and platelet rich plasma can be used to augment the existing principles of management and reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:20. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.19
    Published on: 28 Jun 2018  | Viewed:475  | Downloaded:8
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Fat grafting as adjuvant to reduce scars in arm

    Katarina Andjelkov, Connor John Atkinson
    Aim: Brachioplasty in patients who are normal weight, with moderate skin excess and who are not accepting long scars, remains a challenge for plastic surgeons. Methods: We present our experience in 47 patients with short scar brachioplasty in combination with posterolateral liposuction, fascia anchoring and fat grafting in the inferomedial arm in order to improve skin quality and correct minor irregularities. Patients’ satisfaction rates were evaluated after 3 and 6 months following the procedure. Results: Patients (groups IIa, IIb and IIIa according to Rohrich classification) showed high... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:18. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.96
    Published on: 25 May 2018  | Viewed:1881  | Downloaded:108
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Key rheological properties of hyaluronic acid fillers: from tissue integration to product degradation

    Samuel Gavard Molliard, Jérémie Bon Bétemps, Basste Hadjab, David Topchian, Patrick Micheels, Denis Salomon
    Aim: Over the last 15 years, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers have become the most popular injectable biomaterial for soft tissue correction. With the increasing number of available HA fillers and the multiplication of facial treatments all over the world, there has been a need from physicians to better understand the HA fillers science. There is especially a growing interest in the science-based evaluation of rheological characteristics which represents an essential tool to guide physicians in the selection of the most appropriate HA fillers, administration techniques and depths of injection... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Biomaterials in Plastic and Reconstructive Research
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:17. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.10
    Published on: 14 May 2018  | Viewed:1616  | Downloaded:92
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A simple classification and a simplified treatment’s algorithm for ptotic breasts

    Bouraoui Kotti
    Aim: Many classifications have been described in the literature for ptotic breasts, focusing on the nipple areola complex position compared to the inframammary fold. These use centimeters and lateral views to illustrate their various grades in a manner always insufficient to propose a clear treatment plan aimed at achieving natural results. We discuss a new dynamic approach to breast ptosis with a complete treatment algorithm. Methods: Patients were examined in a standing position first with hands down then with hands up. We observed the elevation of the inter-nipple line called the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:16. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.11
    Published on: 26 Apr 2018  | Viewed:4376  | Downloaded:123
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A novel highly specialized functional flap: omohyoid inferior belly muscle

    Gerado Muñoz-Jimenez, Jose E. Telich-Tarriba, Damian Palafox-Vidal, Alexander Cardenas-Mejia
    Aim: There is no previous description on the anatomy of the inferior belly of the omohyoid muscle. This muscle has specific morphological characteristic that make it appealing when solving specialized reconstructive problems. Our objective is to describe the microsurgical anatomy of the inferior belly from the omohyoid muscle. Methods: Supraclavicular bilateral dissection in 5 anatomic models (fresh human cadavers). Measurements were taken with a millimetric caliper. Statistical analysis was performed with measures of central tendency. Results: Eight muscles were dissected in 5 anatomic... Read more
    This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Surgical Procedures for Facial Paralysis and Peripheral Nerve Clinical Conditions
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:14. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.04
    Published on: 23 Apr 2018  | Viewed:962  | Downloaded:36
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  • Systematic Review|Open Access

    A systematic literature review of the management of chronic venous ulcers with autologous fibrin matrix with or without growth factors

    Alejandra García Botero, Jorge Ernesto Cantini Ardila, Luis David Devoz Borja, Viviana Gómez-Ortega
    Aim: To evaluate available evidence for the effective management of venous leg ulcers with fibrin matrix with or without growth factors. Methods: A systematic review of the literature was performed to evaluate the use of fibrin matrices with or without growth factors for the management of chronic venous ulcers in lower limbs. Article searches were performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE, COCHRANE, LILACS and ongoing clinical trials at ClinicalTrial.gov. Results: The search in MEDLINE and EMBASE identified three articles; one was a pilot study evaluating the use of fibrin matrix and autologous growth... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:15. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.09
    Published on: 23 Apr 2018  | Viewed:714  | Downloaded:31
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Use of “tent-pole” graft for setting columella-lip angle in rhinoplasty

    Kapil Agrawal, Raghav Shrotriya
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:13. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.17
    Published on: 18 Apr 2018  | Viewed:1235  | Downloaded:42
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Optimization of tissue anchoring performance and mechanical properties of barbed sutures for flexor tendons repair

    Joseph Bakhach, Ahmad Oneissi, Elsa Bakhach, Reem Karameh, Mireille Hantouche, Elie Shammas
    Aim: The ideal flexor tendon repair should be reliable, simple and strong enough without impairing the tendon healing. Based on these requirements, we have imagined the use of a single barbed intra-tendinous suture for stumps connection. The aim of our research is to quantify the stress that the suture and barbs should withstand in order to ensure perfect stumps connections. Methods: Seven different cross-section sutures were selected for the research study. One circular and 6 different elliptical shapes were defined according to the ratio of their minor and major axes (ρ = b/a). Barbs were... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:12. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.01
    Published on: 8 Apr 2018  | Viewed:1977  | Downloaded:55
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Clinical applications of the jugal lipectomy technique: case reports

    Bárbara do Amaral Antunes, Alan Robert Moreira Schmitt, Michel Abrão Neto, Filipe Jaeguer, Maria da Graça Naclério-Homem, Matheus Furtado de Carvalho
    The adipose body of cheek is the tissue located in the buccal space. In the past, the partial removal of this tissue, called jugal lipectomy, was indicated to fill defects resulting from buccosinusal communications and/or maxillary resections. Recently, such technique became popular in facial aesthetics as it gives patients the feel of a more delicate face, in which the zygomatic bone appears to be more prominent due to the reduction in the volume of the cheeks. However, many professionals are unaware of how to establish the correct diagnosis of facial volume alterations, as well as in... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:11. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2018.03
    Published on: 14 Mar 2018  | Viewed:1907  | Downloaded:96
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  • Review|Open Access

    Reviewing immunosuppressive regimens in animal models for vascularized composite allotransplantation

    Aline Yen Ling Wang, Charles Yuen Yung Loh
    The development of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) and its clinical need has led to the need for more animal models to study and perform the research required to further this specialty in terms of functional recovery and immunomodulatory improvements. Much of the animal models are reported in individual series in the literature but there has not been a review as such of these models. Here we present a compilation of the animal models reported in the literature thus far in VCA. A comprehensive review of the literature was performed for any studies which involved the use of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2018;5:10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.90
    Published on: 13 Mar 2018  | Viewed:1218  | Downloaded:55
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