• Original Article|Open Access

    Differential fat harvesting

    Sebastian Torres Farr, Angelo Trivisonno
    Aim: Volume replacement with fillers is regularly performed with the use of diverse volumetric materials to correct different structures around the face, depending on the volume enhancement required and the thickness of the soft tissue envelope. Differential fat harvesting and posterior grafting... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:103-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143556
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:8815  | Downloaded:200
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The influence of national guidelines on soft tissue sarcoma patient outcome: a single center experience

    Annu Nummi, Taina A Partanen, Ylermi Soini, Leena Berg, Leena Setala, Paula Mustonen
    Aim: The aim was to study the impact of nationwide clinical practice guidelines for soft tissue sarcomas (STS), introduced in 1994 and again in 2005 in North Savo, Finland. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed all the patients whose sarcoma was treated by a multidisciplinary team between the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:98-102. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143554
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:6392  | Downloaded:129
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Autologous bone graft harvested during implant site preparation: histological study

    Mario Santagata, Umberto Tozzi, Rosario V.E. Prisco, Gianpaolo Tartaro, Salvatore D'Amato
    Aim: The bone particles harvested during osteotomy could be used as autogenous bone graft materials to correct a bony defect prior to implant placement. Methods: A simple surgical procedure was described in which autogenous bone was harvested from the drills during the preparation of implant... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:94-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143553
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:6814  | Downloaded:129
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Lipoma causing Guyon's canal syndrome: a case report and review

    Narayanathu Chellappantilla Sreekumar, Panambur Laxminarayan Bhandari, Lalitha Sreedharan Sreelesh, Krishnankutty Rajamma Thushara
    Compression of the ulnar nerve in Guyon's canal leads to Guyon's canal syndrome. Lipoma is a rare cause of such compressions with only 12 cases reported previously. We report a 55-year-old man who presented with swelling in the left hand with decreased sensation in the ring and little fingers.... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:118-20. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143559
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:8776  | Downloaded:142
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Superiorly based perforator plus flap for inguinal defects

    Pradeoth Mukundan Korambayil, Prashanth Varkey Ambookan, Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Aim: Inguinal block dissections for metastasis to inguinal lymph nodes and occasionally trauma are always associated with soft tissue loss over the groin region. A clinical study was undertaken to demonstrate the ability to utilize a superiorly-based perforator flap with reliable vascularity and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:89-93. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143551
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:16077  | Downloaded:145
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Isolated sporadic bilateral split hand malformation: a case report and review of the literature

    Manjit Singh, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa, Harsimarjit Kaur, Ravinder Singh
    Typical cleft hand is a rare disorder usually inherited in an autosomal-dominant manner. We report a case of bilateral typical cleft hand in a 6-year-old male. There was no positive family history of such presentation, and no systemic manifestations were associated with this entity. Preanesthetic... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:114-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143558
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:9627  | Downloaded:149
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  • Letters to Editor|Open Access

    A unique late complication with the use of calcium hydroxylapatite filler in facial lipoatrophy rehabilitation

    Raffaele Rauso
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:122-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143563
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:2703  | Downloaded:92
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Anatomic variability of the vascularized composite osteomyocutaneous flap from the medial femoral condyle: an anatomical study

    Trung-Hau Le Thua, Duc-Phu Bui, Dang-Nhat Pham, Vu-Bao Le, Albert DeMey, Willy Boeckx
    Aim: The anatomical study and clinical application for the vascularized corticoperiosteal flap from the medial femoral condyle have been performed and described previously. Although prior studies have described the composite osteomyocutaneous flap from the medial femoral condyle, a detailed... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:85-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143544
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:8709  | Downloaded:120
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Craniofacial abnormalities in goldenhar syndrome: a case report with review of the literature

    Ramesh Kumaresan, Balamanikanda Srinivasan, Mohan Narayanan, Navaneetha Cugati, Priyadarshini Karthikeyan
    Goldenhar syndrome (oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum) is a rare congenital anomaly of unclear etiology and characterized by craniofacial anomalies such as hemifacial microsomia, auricular, ocular and vertebral anomalies. In many cases, this syndrome goes unnoticed due to a lack of knowledge... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:108-13. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143557
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:8591  | Downloaded:943
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  • Letters to Editor|Open Access

    Unburied K-wire induced injuries: taking the edge off

    Ravi Kumar Chittoria, Devi Prasad Mohapatra, Friji Meethale Thiruvoth, Dinesh Kumar, Arjun Asokan, Nandhagopal Vijayaraghavan
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:121. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.143561
    Published on: 29 Oct 2014  | Viewed:3537  | Downloaded:69
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Allogeneic epidermal substitutes in the treatment of chronic diabetic leg and foot ulcers

    Andrea Marchesi, Marco Brioschi, Pier Camillo Parodi, Matteo Marchesi, Roberto Brambilla, Luca Vaienti
    Aim: Diabetic foot ulcers are the most common cause of nontraumatic lower extremity amputations in the industrialized world. Tissue-engineering products offer a lower extremity salvage strategy when healing does not proceed according to the standard of care. New allogeneic sheets are available... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:74-80. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139706
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:9893  | Downloaded:189
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    The keystone-design perforator-based flap for leg defects: a synthesis of philosophies

    Jerry R John, Jyoshid R Balan, Satyaswarup Tripathy, Ramesh Kumar Sharma, Chandan Jadhav
    Aim: The classical keystone-design flap, although elegantly employed for various trunk defects, has limited movement on the leg. This study aims to modify the keystone-design flaps for leg defects. Methods: A keystone-design flap, in which perforators are identified and dissected, is described... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:70-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139704
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:16666  | Downloaded:320
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of chronic nonhealing leg ulcers

    Shwetha Suryanarayan, Leelavathy Budamakuntla, Syed Iqbalulla Sha Khadri, Sacchidanand Sarvajnamurthy
    Aim: The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic nonhealing ulcers. Methods: A nonrandomized, uncontrolled study was performed on 24 patients with 33 nonhealing ulcers of various etiologies. All patients were treated with PRP at weekly intervals... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:65-9. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139703
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:8526  | Downloaded:326
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hyaluronic acid in calves defects correction

    Lorenzo Rosset, Mario Goisis
    Aim: Since the advent of fillers, new techniques are continuously developed for different uses. In this study, we evaluated the use of hyaluronic acid for calf augmentation. Methods: A total of 42 patients were enrolled in this study. All of them underwent augmentation procedure in our centers... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:62-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139702
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:9904  | Downloaded:151
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Perceived aesthetic impact of malocclusion in 16-24 year-old adults in the rural areas of India

    Charu M Marya, Amit Rekhi, Ruchi Nagpal, Sukhvinder S Oberoi, Chandan Dhingra
    Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the self-perception of patients toward their dental appearance using the aesthetic component (AC) of index of orthodontic treatment need (IOTN) index and whether age and gender had any influence on it. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:58-61. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139701
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:14034  | Downloaded:259
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Comperative analysis of unilateral cleft lip closure using absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures: a randomised clinical study

    Abhay Nilkanth Datarkar, Darshan Rewanwar, Anshul Rai
    Aim: Patients with cleft lip usually undergo multiple procedures that require hospitalization resulting in emotional stress to their family members. Young patients often require sedation or general anesthesia (GA) for suture removal on a sensitive area to prevent disruption of the repair. In this... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:54-7. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139700
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:6414  | Downloaded:253
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  • Review|Open Access

    Current and future applications of nanotechnology in plastic and reconstructive surgery

    Dana K Petersen, Tate M Naylor, Jon P Ver Halen
    Although nanotechnology is a relatively young field, there are countless biomedical applications in use or under investigation. Many specialties have benefitted from nanoscale refinements of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. Plastic and reconstructive surgery is an incredibly diverse... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:43-50. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139698
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:14503  | Downloaded:399
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Management of isolated zygomaticomaxillary complex fractures with an individualized approach: a retrospective study

    Rahul Datta, Kanwar Harit, Yasmin Grewal
    Aim: Fractures of the zygomatico maxillary complex (ZMC) are commonly seen after traumatic injuries to the facial skeleton. The aim of the study was to review the outcome of individualized treatment approach in the management of isolated ZMC fractures. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 25... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:51-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139699
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:8072  | Downloaded:294
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  • Commentary|Open Access


    Dina Gofstein, Jonathan Bank
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:72-3. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2014.01
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:4418  | Downloaded:58
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Supermicrosurgical reconstruction of knee defect using superior medial genicular perforator as a recipient vessel

    Hoon Kim
    A 24-year-old male presented after being involved in a motorcycle accident and was found to have soft tissue defects of the knee with exposure of patella. Due to the severe injury from the popliteal fossa to the posterior aspects of the lower leg, repair with a free flap from anterolateral thigh... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:81-3. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.139708
    Published on: 28 Aug 2014  | Viewed:5834  | Downloaded:144
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Internal derangement of temporomandibular joint: role of arthocentesis with steriod

    Altaf Hussain Malik
    Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of arthrocentesis with arthrocentesis plus steroid in the treatment of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) internal derangements. Methods: Nine males and 11 females aged 17-39 years were enrolled in the study. The patients were complaining of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:29-32. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135547
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:7334  | Downloaded:264
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Comparison between four treatment modalities for active myofascial triggers point

    Atef Fouda
    Aim: The study aimed at the painful trigger points (TrPs) for the purpose of ablating muscle spasms and restoring normal muscle length to find the most effective treatment for alleviating pain and improving mouth range of motion in patients with myofascial pain dysfunction. Methods: We enrolled... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:21-8. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135545
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:8909  | Downloaded:238
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    In consideration of a career in research

    Gaurav Goyal
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:3-4. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135531
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:5235  | Downloaded:133
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A modified bilobed flap design for nasal tip defects

    Zhi-Guo Wang, Xiu-Juan Chen, Zhen-Yu Chen
    Aim: The correction of nasal tip defects presents many challenges. Zitelli's bilobed flap has been widely used for such repairing defects, but may be complicated by interrupted scars on the nasal dorsum. Our study evaluates the design principles, results, and advantages of a modified bilobed flap... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:16-20. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135540
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:34553  | Downloaded:2143
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Options for thumb revascularization: our experience and literature review

    Pradeoth Mukundan Korambayil, Prashanth Varkey Ambookan, Vinoth Kumar Dilliraj
    Traumatic injuries to the thumb resulting in segmental loss of a digital artery are not uncommon. To bridge the gap and repair a transacted digital artery, the superficial palmar arch or the radial digital artery of the index finger can be used to reconstruct the ulnar digital artery of thumb for... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:37-40. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135563
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:36739  | Downloaded:188
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  • Review|Open Access

    Nanotechnology applications in osteodistraction

    Adam E. Singleton, Jon P. Ver Halen
    Most current strategies for bone regeneration have relatively satisfactory results. However, there are drawbacks and limitations associated with their use and availability, and even controversial reports about their efficacy and cost-effectiveness. The induction of new bone formation through... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:5-12. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135534
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:7871  | Downloaded:174
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Auricular seroma: A new concept in management

    Monika Shamrao Malgonde, Manoj Kumar
    Aim: Auricular seroma is a cystic swelling with a collection of serous fluid between the perichondrium and cartilage. The successful treatment of auricular seromas remains a challenge because this disease has a high propensity for recurrence. Methods: A total of 20 patients with auricular seromas... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:13-5. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135537
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:10521  | Downloaded:1943
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Management of extensive intraparotid vascular malformation: a case report

    Katerina Anesti, Zachary Moaveni, Heng-Yi Wu
    Treatment of large soft tissue vascular lesions remains one of the greatest challenges in modern plastic surgery. The extent of the disease and the involved structures, but also the expectations of the patients are important in determining the way of treatment. The effective management of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:33-6. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135556
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:6299  | Downloaded:101
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Progressive drain withdrawal without suture removal: a technical note

    Zaher Jandali, Charles Yuen Yung Loh, Athanassopoulos Thanassi
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:41-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135564
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:4476  | Downloaded:145
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Fifty-six years of plastic surgery

    Thomas M. Biggs
    Plast Aesthet Res 2014;1:1-2. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.135529
    Published on: 27 Jun 2014  | Viewed:5479  | Downloaded:123
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