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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. Over a period of 3-5 months, the expander was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:364-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.79
    Published on: 30 Nov 2016  | Viewed:10311  | Downloaded:299
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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 dissection, the deep temporal fascia was approached. An elastic thread (Elasticum®) was anchored to this fascia. A 1.0 cm incision was made just in front of the earlobe. The elastic thread was anchored to the tympanoparotid fascia. Jano needle was passed under the skin surface, as determined by the depth... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:384-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.88
    Published on: 23 Dec 2016  | Viewed:6708  | Downloaded:185
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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 regards to limb salvage and the clinical course. Methods: The authors retrospectively collected patients with DFU and PAD diagnosed with either Doppler ultrasound or angiography as the PAD study group. Patients with DFU but no PAD were enrolled as the non-PAD comparison group. NPWT was applied to both... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:378-83. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.06
    Published on: 20 Dec 2016  | Viewed:3664  | Downloaded:134
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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 with oculodermal melanosis treated with a QSRL (λ = 694 nm, pulse duration = 25 ns, 3 mm spot size, energy density 6-10 J/cm2) was performed. Demographics included an age range of 18-54 years (mean 28) and a gender distribution of 25 females and 15 males. The values recorded from real-time infrared... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:1-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.85
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017  | Viewed:3463  | Downloaded:97
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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 an ideal stem cell population for several clinical situations. These cells could be harvested from fat with relatively less invasive methods with high yield rates. ASCs have proved to be worthy of more research to understand the mechanisms behind their regenerative abilities. However, it remains... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:32-40. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.109
    Published on: 22 Mar 2017  | Viewed:3040  | Downloaded:161
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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:2688  | Downloaded:333
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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 for enophthalmos 190 days after the insertion, the sheet was removed and analyzed using gel permeation chromatography and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. The weight average molecular weight decreased (from 151,000 Da to 10,000 Da), as did the number average molecular weight (from 15,600 Da... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:9-12. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.78
    Published on: 19 Jan 2017  | Viewed:2222  | Downloaded:118
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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:2190  | Downloaded:72
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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:2153  | Downloaded:59
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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 study is to determine the effect of inflatable pressure garment in preventing keloid recurrence after keloid operation and radiotherapy. Methods: Chest wall keloid was removed and radiotherapy was administered at the surgical sites on the 1st and 7th postoperative days in 61 patients. An inflatable... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:92-6. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.26
    Published on: 16 Jun 2017  | Viewed:2084  | Downloaded:70
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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 review of results in the case series. The procedures used were one stage repair with no incision of the urethral plate, or the two stage Bracka repair. Results: Fifty-six patients underwent the one stage procedure and 46 patients underwent the two stage Bracka repair. Early complication rate was 4.9%... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:64-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.105
    Published on: 27 Apr 2017  | Viewed:2073  | Downloaded:79
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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 cells. The keloid cells’ cellular response towards damage induced by irradiation was also studied based on original and current literatures. Mechanisms of damage generated by radiation therapy on keloid cells remained partially understood. However, direct damage was identified playing dominant role,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:116-26. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.24
    Published on: 28 Jul 2017  | Viewed:1964  | Downloaded:127
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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 complications and hospitalization time. Methods: The authors performed 21 extended abdominoplasties and compared them with 21 torsoplasties in post-bariatric patients during a 1-year period. Data studied was age, gender, duration of the procedure, blood loss, complications and hospitalization duration.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:57-63. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.111
    Published on: 21 Apr 2017  | Viewed:1867  | Downloaded:92
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    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®, Israel) on abdominal circumference and to compare 2 power levels for efficacy and safety. Methods: A prospective, self-controlled double-blind design was used. Thirty-six women, aged 30-45 years, were randomized to receive treatment with the Contour I at high or low acoustic outputs in 3 successive... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:368-74. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.81
    Published on: 14 Dec 2016  | Viewed:1775  | Downloaded:125
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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 1% to 20%. The exact pathogenesis is not known, but potential factors include altered circulation, changes in microorganisms and/or alterations in immunity. Here the authors present a unique case where a patient presented with unilateral rhinophyma: a presentation warranting work up to rule out... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:49-53. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.08
    Published on: 22 Mar 2017  | Viewed:1686  | Downloaded:102
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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 clamp function. Affliction of the 2nd, 3rd or 4th webspaces hinder the independent movement of the fingers adjacent to it. Current syndactyly release techniques have inherent disadvantages such as the use of skin from both the interdigital halves of the syndactylized fingers, the need to skin graft... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:70-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.108
    Published on: 27 Apr 2017  | Viewed:1609  | Downloaded:98
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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 left or right rectus abdominis muscle was designed and transferred for repair of a chest defect following keloid resection. Radiotherapy was performed in the surgical area on the first and seventh postoperative days. Results: From January 2015 to March 2016, rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap coverage... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:86-91. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.25
    Published on: 26 May 2017  | Viewed:1518  | Downloaded:73
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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:1499  | Downloaded:77
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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 accurate, quick, non-invasive assessment tool, using the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technique, which allows the injection of fat in small droplets rather than in large aliquots (the main drawback of our formerly described method) which allows assessment of fat retention in a more clinically... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:97-103. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.14
    Published on: 27 Jun 2017  | Viewed:1472  | Downloaded:59
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  • Topic: Hair transplantation|Open Access

    Controlled clinical trial for evaluation of hair growth with low dose cyclical nutrition therapy in men and women without the use of finasteride

    Rajendrasingh Jalamsingh Rajput
    Aim: To evaluate possible results with the stimulation use of minoxidil and the strengthening of hair roots with nutritional cyclical supplements, resulting in increased hair regrowth, without the use of anti androgens and enzyme blockers. Methods: This prospective controlled clinical trial compares the current acknowledged form of treatment for hair loss within two controlled groups for both men and women against the use of cyclical nutritional therapy and minoxidil 2%. One hundred patients in each of the 4 groups, a total of 400 patients, were followed for 1 year. The progress was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2017;4:161-73. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2017.57
    Published on: 30 Sep 2017  | Viewed:1445  | Downloaded:38
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