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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:138325  | Downloaded:147
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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 with dermoid and epidermoid cysts who underwent surgical removal. One year of follow-up was carried out without evidence of recurrence. The removal of these cysts is of great concern as it can cause serious social stigma, aesthetic and functional impairment, dysphagia and dysphonia. Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:347-50. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.09
    Published on: 4 Nov 2016  | Viewed:12147  | 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 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 internal skin flap anchorage that provides long-term... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:339-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.63
    Published on: 31 Oct 2016  | Viewed:9897  | Downloaded:188
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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:9857  | Downloaded:285
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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:6197  | Downloaded:177
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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 algorithm. Methods: The authors performed a retrospective review of patients undergoing resection of lower extremity bone sarcomas at a single center over 12 years. Results: In total, 65 children (29 girls, 36 boys) with a mean age of 13 years (range 2.9-23.3 years) underwent resection of a lower leg... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:311-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.38
    Published on: 30 Sep 2016  | Viewed:5513  | Downloaded:131
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    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 plastic surgery clinic between 2008 and 2015 with the complaints of protuberant and enlarged labia minora in conjunction with a hypertrophied clitorial hood. The extended running W-plasty was performed in all patients. Surgery was performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure with a... 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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  • 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:2980  | Downloaded:119
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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:2898  | Downloaded:84
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    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 facial lesions once a day. Results: Seventeen of 23 patients continued the treatment. Papules and nodules were improved in 8 patients (47%) and erythema in 12 (70%). Side effects, such as stinging and redness were reported in 35% of patients. Blood samples were taken from 5 patients and no... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:328-34. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.60
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2895  | Downloaded:73
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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 and test a device that produces intermittent parallel stretch on new scars and to analyze its potential to reduce scarring. Methods: Mice were randomized into 5 scar stretch treatment groups: 1 control, 1 sham, and 3 stretch models (0.5×, 1×, or 2× device strength) and treated for 10 days. Scars were... 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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  • 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 during routine blepharoplasty surgery. After assessment of the morphological changes of adipocytes with aging, OASCs were isolated from the fat samples and expanded in vitro. Differences in the stem cell colony number (fibroblast colony-forming unit), growth rate and phenotype characterization (flow... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:322-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.74
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2359  | Downloaded:82
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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:2340  | Downloaded:288
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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:2324  | Downloaded:131
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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 entity promptly as proper management can avoid skin necrosis and further complications. We present a 20-year-old female nursing student who fell down from a scooter and developed painful massive right thigh swelling over a 3-week course following trauma. She underwent plain radiography which was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:335-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.65
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2282  | Downloaded:70
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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:2096  | Downloaded:111
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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:2005  | 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:1856  | Downloaded:58
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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:1626  | Downloaded:102
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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®, 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:1568  | Downloaded:121
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