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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:144852  | Downloaded:154
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Elective neck dissection in early oral squamous cell carcinoma: necessary?

    Carlos Moreno-García
    Aim: The indication of neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is a problem of risk-benefit evaluation between probability of neck metastases, the problem of complications associated with neck dissection and the prognostic influence of delayed diagnosis of metastasis during follow-up. There is no consensus on the elective treatment of the neck in early oral cancer patients with a clinically N0 (cN0) neck. Methods: The author performed a search of PubMed articles with the words "elective neck dissection vs. observation", "node negative neck" and "early stage oral squamous cell... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:167-74. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.12
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:41353  | Downloaded:235
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Medially based de-epithelialized flap for nasal base narrowing and nostril sill augmentation in a cleft lip nasal deformity

    Kun Hwang , Jong Hwan Choi , Hun Kim , Dae Joong Kim
    Aim: The authors observed the nostril floor in a gross cadaver specimen histologically and innovated a medially based de-epithelialized flap for nasal base narrowing and nostril sill augmentation. Methods: In cadaver, fully thick section was taken from the nostril sill at the midpoint of the columella base and ala base, and stained with Masson-Trichrome. In eight patients, circumferential incision along the nostril sill and alar base freed the alar base from the upper lip. At the columellar base, fresh epithelium was shaved on the medial side of the incision line. The widened scar on the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:291-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.70
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:37355  | Downloaded:130
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  • Review|Open Access

    How we do it: the Running-X suture technique

    Nathaniel L. Villanueva , Kyle Sanniec , Ronald Mancini
    There are a myriad of suture techniques available to close incisions of the brow and forehead, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The ideal suture technique would provide excellent cosmetic results, offer expedient wound closure, optimize skin eversion and wound edge apposition, and provide excellent cosmetic results. The authors describe a new suture technique, the Running-X suture, a running horizontal mattress suture that has successfully been used by the senior author for many years to re-approximate surgical wounds of the brow and forehead in an expeditious and aesthetic... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:245-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.59
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:22505  | Downloaded:239
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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 different intradermal fillers categorized by... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:72-82. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.121
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:20599  | Downloaded:989
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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:15591  | Downloaded:286
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Current role in facial allograft transplantation: what have we learned?

    Pedro Infante-Cossio , Fernando Barrera-Pulido , Tomas Gomez-Cia , Domingo Sicilia-Castro , Alberto Garcia-Perla-Garcia , Purificacion Gacto-Sanchez , Jose-Maria Hernandez-Guisado , Araceli Lagares-Borrego , Rocio Narros-Gimenez , Juan-David Gonzalez-Padilla
    Face transplant (FT) has evolved enormously in the last 10 years since the successful completion of the first facial transplant. This procedure has become a new reconstructive option for complex facial deformities to restore the anatomy of patients with severely disfigured faces. The authors review the literature and discuss the main surgical, immunological, and ethical aspects as well as the results described in patients undergoing FT. To date there have been more than thirty FT worldwide. The main indication was post-traumatic deformity. In all cases a standard immunosuppression was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:211-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.11
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:12988  | Downloaded:224
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Cleavage classification: categorizing a vital feminine aesthetic landmark

    Muhammad Adil Abbas Khan , Ammar Asrar Javed , Nigel Mercer
    Breast cleavage is defined by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA), as the space present between a woman’s breasts. The width of the inter-mammary cleft is defined by the distance between the points of attachment of the breast tissue to the periosteal tissue. Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:36-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.84
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:12529  | Downloaded:119
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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:11912  | Downloaded:203
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    Collagen membrane for reconstruction of soft tissue defects after surgery of oral cancer and precancer: a brief review

    Ankita Vastani , Nishant Chourasia , Vedant Pahlajani , Suryakant Choubey
    There are some surgeries after which a temporary cover for raw wounds is required to ensure healing. Some of those circumstances are loss of tissue due to burns, trauma, amputation, chronic ulcer, leprosy, and skin graft sites. Although the body initiates regeneration mechanisms, however the time taken for complete healing of wounds is unpredictable. Also, there is a tendency for long standing wounds to undergo infection and scarring. Oral mucosa is no exception to scarring and infection of wounds and there has always been a search for new materials that can be used for coverage of oral... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:100-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.119
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:11615  | Downloaded:417
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    State of the art in the management of oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Raúl González-García
    The present editorial is an introductory paper to a special issue composed of eleven manuscripts focusing on particular aspects about the state of the art in OSCC under the light of current knowledge. While strict criteria for systematic reviewing concerning Cochrane database recommendations have not been followed due to the heterogeneity of the revised series, an effort has been made to selectively approach particular aspects of OSCC management, while selecting the most prominent series within the last 15 years. Some of the incoming works have made a special effort in trying to include and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:129-31. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.30
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:10407  | Downloaded:95
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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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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Current prognosis and quality of life following surgical treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

    Cristina Hernández-Vila
    Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world with a close relation with some risk factor like, tobacco, alcohol consumption and more recently, with human papilloma virus infection. A review of the literature about actual prognosis and quality of life in HNSCC has been done analysing the results of surgical treatment and their impact on the quality of life of patients. Despite the elevated incidence of HNSCC, the survival rate has increased considerably over the last years thanks to the development of new surgical techniques, such as,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:203-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.20
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:8451  | Downloaded:297
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of salvage surgery in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Raúl González-García
    Aim: To select and analyze the most representative papers published in the literature concerning oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), specifically dealing with salvage surgery following primary treatment by surgery with or without by postoperative radiotherapy, specifically focusing in the oral cavity and oropharynx locations. Methods: A bibliography search on MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for studies published from March 2000 to March 2016 was conducted. The authors only included studies published in the English language and those dealing with “squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:189-96. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.43
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:8322  | Downloaded:99
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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:7849  | Downloaded:287
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The forehead flap: a valuable option in resource depleted environment

    Rowland Agbara , Benjamin Fomete , Athanasius Chukwudi Obiadazie , Kelvin Uchenna Omeje , Olushola Ibiyinka Amole
    Aim: Reconstruction of orofacial soft tissue defect is often challenging and this is more difficult in resource challenged environment. This retrospective study highlights our experience with the use of forehead flap to overcome some of the challenges of orofacial reconstruction in a resource depleted environment. Methods: A 23-year retrospective analysis of all patients who had orofacial defect reconstruction using forehead flap in our department was undertaken. Information was sourced from patient’s case notes and operating theatre records. Data was analyzed using Statistical Package for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:115-20. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.123
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:7742  | Downloaded:133
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of oral cavity cancer

    Joaquín J. Cabrera-Rodríguez
    Radiotherapy plays a critical role in the treatment of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma as monotherapy in early stage cancer or combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy in advances ones. Recent developments in the imaging of cancer and radiation technology have allowed developing more precise delivery of treatment with recent data demonstrating improvement in survival and lessening of adverse toxics effects of radiation. This review will focus in the recent advances and current state-of-the-art in radiation oncology both external beam radiotherapy and brachytherapy. As complexity of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:158-66. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.13
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:7697  | Downloaded:411
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    The most compatible position of operator for mandibular right posterior teeth extraction

    Ramesh Kumaresan , Sivakumar Pendyala , Jawahar Dhanavel
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:257-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.04
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:7678  | Downloaded:85
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Application of regenerative medicine in treatment of acne scars

    Mauro Barone , Stefania Tenna , Annalisa Cogliandro , Vincenzo Panasiti , Carolina Nobile , Paolo Persichetti
    Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of the protocol of nanofat and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) infiltration and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing for face atrophic scars by acne and to analyse patient’s satisfaction with the original questionnaire. Methods: From March 2014 to June 2015, 30 patients with acne scarsonthe cheeks were selected for this pilot study. Patients were evaluated pre- and postoperatively by a physical examination, photographs and ultrasound scan with a 22 MHz probe to measure subcutaneous tissue thickness. All patients were treated by infiltration of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:235-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.42
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:7262  | Downloaded:130
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Peno-scrotal soft tissue loss: a need for multidisciplinary and multimodal integration

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Ragu Angappan , Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Aim: Scrotal soft tissue loss is a part of the challenging conditions for plastic surgeon. The non-availability of adequate nearby healthy soft tissue and its probability of frequent contamination by excretory substances make the issue of reconstruction complicated. The authors present their experience with penoscrotal soft tissue loss with hyperbaric oxygen therapy as an adjunct. Methods: This retrospective study was undertaken in the department of plastic surgery, over a period of 2 years. Nine patients with scrotal or penile injury and infection were enrolled in the study. Age of the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:273-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.127
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:6879  | Downloaded:88
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