Articles
  • Original Article|Open Access

    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:384-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.88
    Published on: 23 Dec 2016  | Viewed:6917  | Downloaded:188
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:378-83. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.06
    Published on: 20 Dec 2016  | Viewed:3911  | Downloaded:135
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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:2834  | Downloaded:335
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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®,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:368-74. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.81
    Published on: 14 Dec 2016  | Viewed:1837  | Downloaded:126
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:364-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.79
    Published on: 30 Nov 2016  | Viewed:10481  | Downloaded:301
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:359-63. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.41
    Published on: 22 Nov 2016  | Viewed:3600  | Downloaded:185
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:351-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.27
    Published on: 15 Nov 2016  | Viewed:2821  | Downloaded:103
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:347-50. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.09
    Published on: 4 Nov 2016  | Viewed:16745  | Downloaded:289
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:339-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.63
    Published on: 31 Oct 2016  | Viewed:12791  | Downloaded:208
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:328-34. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.60
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:3309  | Downloaded:82
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:335-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.65
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2683  | Downloaded:73
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:322-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.74
    Published on: 25 Oct 2016  | Viewed:2601  | Downloaded:92
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:311-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.38
    Published on: 30 Sep 2016  | Viewed:6855  | Downloaded:148
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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:146357  | Downloaded:155
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Photometric analysis of absorbable barbed suture for periareolar closure in mastopexy

    Allen D. Rosen , Alanna M. Guzman , Teresa Hartman
    Aim: The primary author previously described his technique for periareolar closure in mastopexy using a pinwheel interlocking purse string with absorbable barbed suture and now reports the results of a retrospective photometric analysis comparing this technique with the same closure using Gortex®... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:296-301. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.40
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:4319  | Downloaded:144
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:291-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.70
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:37460  | Downloaded:138
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Total nasal septal reconstruction using costal cartilage in difficult cases of secondary septoplasty

    Kapil S. Agrawal , Raghav Shrotriya
    Rhinoplasty and septal reconstruction often require the use of cartilage grafts. Complete nasal septal reconstruction may be required in very specific situations like difficult secondary septoplasty or severely deformed post traumatic noses. Usually in these cases the septal cartilage or bone is... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:306-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.07
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:6389  | Downloaded:154
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Non-odontogenic hard palate cysts with special reference to globulomaxillary cyst

    Bharat Bhushan Sharma , Shweta Sharma , Arvind Jha , Kamal Deep Sharma , Jai Deep Sharma , Chattur Bhuj Sharma
    Palatal cysts are always confusing by defining their exact nomenclature or conclusive diagnosis. One of these presentations is globulomaxillary cyst which requires to be categorized under appropriate head for the management point of view. Though this entity appears to be of odontogenic in origin... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:302-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.36
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:5614  | Downloaded:150
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A mammometric comparison of modified Robertson versus Wise pattern inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty

    Victor Z. Zhu , Ajul Shah , Rachel Lentz , Tracy Sturrock , Alexander F. Au , Stephanie L. Kwei
    Aim: The advent of 3D photoimaging and mammometrics has allowed for quantitative, volumetric breast analyses. This study uses 3D photoimaging and mammometrics to compare the postoperative morphometric outcomes of the modified Robertson technique to the more traditional Wise pattern inferior... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:284-90. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.48
    Published on: 20 Sep 2016  | Viewed:3529  | Downloaded:97
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  • Editorial|Open Access

    Body contouring: “less is more and don’t throw anything away”

    Raffaele Rauso
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:271-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.44
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:1588  | Downloaded:83
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:273-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.127
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:7094  | Downloaded:90
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Medicine and new social media: the good and the bad of taking a “selfie” for skin problems

    Anna Zampetti , Dennis Linder
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:282-3. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.26
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:1419  | Downloaded:69
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    A case of 25-year-old giant neurofibromatosis

    Marcos Sforza , Renato Zaccheddu , Bruno Lopes Cancado , Deborah Sforza
    In this paper, the authors presented a case report of a 39-year-old man taken to the Emergency Unit with a 25-year-old giant neurofibromatosis. Moreover, the treatment applied for this case and the physiopathology of the neurofibromatosis disease are also discussed. Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:279-81. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.46
    Published on: 12 Aug 2016  | Viewed:2382  | Downloaded:100
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    A propensity score matched analysis of obesity as an independent risk factor for postoperative complications in reduction mammaplasty

    James D. Goggin , Stacy Wong , Jessica E. Pruszynski , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: Reduction mammaplasty is a commonly performed procedure for the treatment of symptomatic macromastia and is increasingly desired by the obese population. With the increasing prevalence obesity in the population, it is imperative to understand its effect on postoperative outcomes. The purpose... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:259-68. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.50
    Published on: 28 Jul 2016  | Viewed:2597  | Downloaded:68
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Two-millimeter dermoscopically detected excision margins in the treatment of basal cell carcinoma: an assessment of radicality and recurrence

    Pierfranco Simone , Carlo Carusi , Riccardo Iannuzzi , Paolo Persichetti
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:269-70. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.49
    Published on: 28 Jul 2016  | Viewed:2724  | Downloaded:95
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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,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:245-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.59
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:23838  | Downloaded:242
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Use of negative pressure wound therapy in pediatric oncology patients: a single-center review of 66 patients

    Stacy Wong , Anas Eid , Warren Southerland , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been studied extensively in adult patients, but less is known about pediatric patients. This study assesses the efficacy and safety of vacuum-assisted closure® usage in pediatric oncology patients. Methods: Retrospective data on all patients treated... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:248-53. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.101
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:6704  | Downloaded:128
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  • Brief Communication|Open Access

    Meshed acellular dermal matrix: technique and application in implant based breast reconstruction

    Dino Zammit , Jonathan Kanevsky , Fan-Yi Meng , Tassos Dionisopoulos
    Alloderm was the first acellular dermal matrix used and remains a popular choice among plastic surgeons. However, while the overall surgical outcome of breast reconstruction using alloderm has been a success, the economic burden on the health care system makes it a subject of frequent... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:254-6. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.128
    Published on: 14 Jul 2016  | Viewed:6318  | Downloaded:112
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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:8210  | Downloaded:86
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Breast amyloidosis: a case report

    Giulia Boscaini , Marco Pignatti , Giovanni Tazzioli , Giorgio De Santis
    Amyloidosis is an uncommon disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of abnormal proteins. Breast involvement has rarely been reported and can clinically be misdiagnosed as breast cancer. A 60-year-old woman presented with a 3-mm diameter mass in the right breast close to a silicon... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:240-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.96
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:4472  | Downloaded:61
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:235-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.42
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:7622  | Downloaded:132
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Closed rhinoplasty: effects and changes on voice - a preliminary report

    Giuseppe Guarro , Romano Maffia , Barbara Rasile , Carmine Alfano
    Aim: Effects of rhinoplasty were already studied from many points of view: otherwise poor is scientific production focused on changes of voice after rhinoplasty. This preliminary study analyzed objectively and subjectively these potential effects on 19 patients who underwent exclusively closed... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:231-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.80
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:2554  | Downloaded:133
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Twenty years of experience with the rabbit model, a versatile model for tracheal transplantation research

    Margot Den Hondt , Bart M. Vanaudenaerde , Pierre Delaere , Jan J. Vranckx
    Pathologies comprising more than half the length of the trachea are a challenge to the reconstructive surgeon. Innovative tracheal transplantation techniques aim to offer the patient a curative solution with a sustained improvement in quality of life. This review summarizes the authors’... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:223-30. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.117
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:5650  | Downloaded:214
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Incredible surgery in India

    Giovanna Spinzo
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:221-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.29
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:1173  | Downloaded:53
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Report on the European Residents in Plastic Surgery Meeting 2015

    Carlo Melloni
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:220. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.32
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:936  | Downloaded:53
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  • Topic: EuRePS Meeting 2015: best five papers|Open Access

    Preface to special issue on “EuRePS Meeting”

    Francesca Toia
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:219. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.31
    Published on: 7 Jul 2016  | Viewed:984  | Downloaded:47
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:211-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.11
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:13676  | Downloaded:227
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:203-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.20
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:8905  | Downloaded:302
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The reliability of the "Iberic graft" for covering of the radial forearm free flap donor site

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez , Raúl González-García
    Aim: Traditional donor site closure from radial forearm free flap (RFFF) has been associated with esthetic and functional morbidity. To avoid complications, such as color mismatch and secondary donor site morbidity, a new technique named "Iberic graft" for covering the RFFF donor site was... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:197-202. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.21
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:6113  | Downloaded:2485
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:189-96. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.43
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:8847  | Downloaded:101
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Contralateral neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma: when it should be done?

    Laura Villanueva-Alcojol
    Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has a high incidence of cervical micrometastases and sometimes metastasizes bilaterally because of the rich lymphatics in the submucosal plexus, which freely communicate across the midline. The presence of contralateral pathologic lymph nodes has been... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:181-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.14
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:2220  | Downloaded:186
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    Elective neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma of the upper maxilla: necessary?

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez
    Aim: Surgical treatment of clinically negative neck in maxillary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the upper jaw is controversial. The purpose of this systematic review was to define the incidence of cervical metastasis and to assess if elective neck dissection is justified when the neck is not... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:175-80. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.18
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016  | Viewed:4927  | Downloaded:122
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:167-74. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.12
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:44248  | Downloaded:236
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:158-66. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.13
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:7998  | Downloaded:415
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The tissue shrinkage phenomenon on surgical margins in oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma

    David González-Ballester
    Aim: One of the most important factors associated with recurrence rate and overall survival is the status of surgical margin of resection free of disease. However, sometimes, the margins measured intra-operatively at the time of surgery differ of those measured by the pathologist in the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:150-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.23
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:2120  | Downloaded:147
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of sentinel node biopsy in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Justo Serrano-Vicente
    Aim: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the published literature to assess the state of the art of this procedure. Sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in oral squamous cell cancer (OSCC) is a novel and proven useful technique alternative to the neck dissection (ND) in the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:142-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.19
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:3857  | Downloaded:93
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma|Open Access

    The role of human papillomavirus in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Francisco A. Ramírez-Pérez
    Aim: The causative role of human papillomavirus (HPV) has been established into the aetiology of oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). Some authors believe that HPV can determinate the prognosis and module treatment response from this kind of malignancies. Methods: Articles published in the last... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:132-41. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.17
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:5701  | Downloaded:145
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:129-31. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.30
    Published on: 25 May 2016  | Viewed:10892  | Downloaded:95
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Treatment of chronic recurrent dislocation of temporomandibular joint by autologus blood injection

    Syed Sayeed Ahmed , Md. Kalim Ansari
    Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of autologus blood injection in the management of recurrent temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dislocation. Methods: A total of 11 patients, 4 males, 7 females, mean age of 58.6 years and suffering from recurrent dislocation of TMJ, were included... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:121-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2014.105
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:4439  | Downloaded:538
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:115-20. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.123
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:8040  | Downloaded:134
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Self-esteem and rhinoplasty: a case-control study

    Mohsen Naraghi , Mohammad Atari
    Aim: Self-esteem is one’s attitude towards oneself. It is one of the most important psychological aspects of rhinoplasty, a common aesthetic operation. Prior studies have indicated an improvement in patients’ self-esteem after this operation. The aim of current study was to preoperatively compare... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:111-4. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.103
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:4634  | Downloaded:176
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    Blood lipid profiles following nonfocused ultrasonic treatment for noninvasive body contouring

    Takashi Honda , Katsuhiro Kure , Hiroyuki Goto , Takuya Suzuki , Mariko Mogami , Tsukasa Isago
    Aim: Blood lipid profiles changed following nonfocused ultrasound treatments for body contouring. The present study elucidates clinical effects of these devices on adipose tissue. Methods: Ultrasound treatments for 5 males and 5 females in a supine position, ages 37-67 years, were applied at 20... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:107-10. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.61
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:4332  | Downloaded:199
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  • Case Report|Open Access

    Angioleiomyoma: a rare diagnosis of a painful subcutaneous nodule in the hand

    Sandeep Bhogesha , Satyaswarup Tripathy , Jerry R. John , Debajyoti Chatterjee
    Angioleiomyoma of the hand is a rare differential diagnosis of painful soft tissue nodule in the extremity. It arises from smooth muscle of the blood vessels and the most common symptom is pain. Imaging with magnetic resonance imaging shows characteristic features like a hypodense peripheral... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:126-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.86
    Published on: 25 Apr 2016  | Viewed:6129  | Downloaded:128
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:100-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.119
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:12074  | Downloaded:421
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    An update review on recent skin fillers

    Li-Ying Cheng , Xiao-Ming Sun , Meng-Yao Tang , Rong Jin , Wen-Guo Cui , Yu-Guang Zhang
    Facial rejuvenation has changed over the last decade, evolving from the rhytidectomy to an approach that focuses on revolumization, due to a more complete understanding of the changes to bone and soft tissue that occur with the aging face. Soft tissue augmentation using various injectable filler... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:92-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.124
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:3715  | Downloaded:590
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    Materials to facilitate orbital reconstruction and soft tissue filling in posttraumatic orbital deformaties

    Ling-Xiao Ye , Xiao-Ming Sun , Yu-Guang Zhang , Ying Zhang
    Posttraumatic orbital reconstruction has been a challenging mission for decades in craniomaxillofacial surgery. Complications like enophthalmos, diplopia and gaze obstacles emerge when orbital trauma occurs, affecting people' s daily life as well as their appearance. Advances in technology and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:86-91. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.122
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:5142  | Downloaded:259
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    Advances in the research of autologous fibroblast injections for aging skin

    Meng-Yao Tang , Rong Jin , Ying Zhang , Yao-Ming Shi , Bao-Shan Sun , Lu Zhang , Yu-Guang Zhang
    With the development of autologous stem cells transplantation, the application of autologous fibroblast graft has been an important therapy in defect repair. In the past decade, amounts of studies have reported favorable treatment effect and safety about the therapy. The material has the ability... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:83-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.118
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:1583  | Downloaded:711
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  • Topic: Biomaterials for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery|Open Access

    Biomaterials for facial aging

    Wen-Guo Cui , Xin Zhao , Yu-Guang Zhang
    Fountain of youth has always been the dream of mortals since the ancient time. Since ages ago, mortals have always been searching for ways to stay and look young. In the new millennia, retaining a youthful appearance is no longer a dream beyond reach. The advancement in medical technology,... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:70-1. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2016.5
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:1554  | Downloaded:95
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:72-82. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.121
    Published on: 23 Mar 2016  | Viewed:20874  | Downloaded:996
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Penoscrotal defect: a functional, esthetic, and psychological challenge

    Durga Karki , Pankaj Kumar Patel , Ravi Prakash Narayan
    Aim: Penoscrotal defects may be caused by a variety of events. Reconstruction of the penoscrotal region is required not only for aesthetic appearance but also for functional and psychological reasons. Numerous techniques have been described for penoscrotal reconstruction reflecting the challenge... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:64-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.28
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:6891  | Downloaded:102
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves outcome of snake envenomation: tertiary center experience

    Pradeoth Korambayil Mukundan , Prashanth Varkey Ambookan , Ragu Angappan
    Aim: Snakebite injuries of the extremities are common in tropical India among those involved in farming and outdoor activities. These injuries often complicated by cellulitis, gangrene, regional lymphadenopathy, compartment syndrome, bleeding abnormalities, septicemia, hypotension, and... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:59-63. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.11
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:5065  | Downloaded:105
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Utility of multi-detector row computed tomography angiography versus Doppler in localization of perforators of anterolateral thigh flaps

    Chandan N. Jadhav , Surinder Singh Makkar , Gautam Biswas , Niranjan Khandelwal
    Aim: Anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is widely used in reconstruction of various defects. Preoperative imaging facilitates perforator mapping, overcoming intraoperative uncertainty. The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of multi-detector row computed tomography angiography... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:52-8. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.64
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:3771  | Downloaded:56
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Reconstruction of the anterior skull base with radial forearm free tissue transfer: case series and literature review

    Windy A. Olaya , Lauren T. Daly , Emily G. Clark , Thomas Scholz , Vincent Laurence , Keyianoosh Z. Paydar , Garrett A. Wirth , Gregory R. D. Evans
    Aim: Reconstruction of the anterior skull base offers an especially complex challenge as the impermeable separation of the dural space and the upper aerodigestive tract must be maintained. We propose the use of the radial forearm free flaps (RFFF) as a superb method of re-establishing integrity... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:47-51. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.70
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:4290  | Downloaded:103
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  • Original Article|Open Access

    Modulation of Wnt/β-catenin signaling affects the directional differentiation of hair follicle stem cells

    Bin Yang , Xiao-Ying Wu , Jian Ni , Bing-Hang Li , Li-Huan Deng , Meng-Juan Xiang
    Aim: The differentiation of hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs) into hair follicle cells has potential clinical applications for cutaneous burns. However, the mechanisms regulating the differentiation of HFSCs into hair follicular papilla or epidermal cells are currently not clear. This study... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:39-46. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.75
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:6615  | Downloaded:114
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  • Letter to Editor|Open Access

    Painful scar neuropathy: principles of diagnosis and treatment

    Andrea Lisa , Matteo Murolo , Luca Maione , Valeriano Vinci , Valeria Bandi , Francesco Klinger , Marco Klinger
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:68-9. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.106
    Published on: 29 Feb 2016  | Viewed:1430  | Downloaded:103
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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:13028  | Downloaded:120
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Pathogenesis, presentation and classification of late autoinflation of the breasts: case report and literature search

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: Autoinflation of the breast following mammoplasty using breast implants can be divided into early and late. Early autoinflation of the breast is commonly due to haematoma. Late autoinflation of the breast is an uncommon complication and its true incidence is not known due to the paucity of... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:31-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.94
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:1334  | Downloaded:106
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Augmentation mastopexy and augmentation mammoplasty: an analysis of 1,406 consecutive cases

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: Simultaneous augmentation mastopexy is a challenging operation for esthetic plastic surgeons. Complication and revision rates following augmentation mammoplasty or mastopexy are less commonly seen when these two procedures are performed separately. However, when the two procedures are... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:26-30. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.67
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:2631  | Downloaded:336
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    A long term review of augmentation mastopexy in muscle splitting biplane

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aim: Simultaneous or single stage mastopexy with augmentation is challenging, unique and commonly performed by a plastic surgeon. In this procedure pocket for implant placement, marking for envelope reduction and type of implants used can affect the outcome of the procedure. Muscle splitting... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:21-5. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.55
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:1792  | Downloaded:70
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Bi-plane breast augmentation: a case series supporting its use and benefits

    Matthew Stodell , Gordon McArthur , Mathew James
    Aim: Breast augmentation has traditionally been performed in either the subglandular or submuscular plane. Dual plane augmentation has been described before and captures the advantages of both of these techniques but reduces the trade-offs. The biplane muscle splitting technique adopts the... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:17-20. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.51
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:3198  | Downloaded:127
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    Commentary

    Francesco M. Egro , Chibueze A. Nwaiwu , Vu T. Nguyen
    The association between body mass index (BMI) and surgical complications has been of great interest in recent years given the rise of obesity worldwide. Current evidence shows that there is a strong correlation between obesity and the rate of complications following breast reconstruction, such as... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:14-6. | 
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:891  | Downloaded:50
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    An analysis of underweight status on 30-day outcomes after breast reconstruction

    Anas Eid , Jon P. Ver Halen
    Aim: To examine the impact of underweight body mass index (BMI) values on breast reconstruction outcomes. Methods: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) database was retrospectively reviewed for all patients who underwent breast reconstruction... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:8-14. | doi:10.4103/2347-9264.171423
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:3356  | Downloaded:60
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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... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:3-7. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.68
    Published on: 15 Jan 2016  | Viewed:7998  | Downloaded:288
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  • Topic: Aesthetic Surgery of the Breast|Open Access

    An overview of aesthetic surgery of the breast

    Umar Daraz Khan
    Aesthetic surgery for the breast is one of the common procedure performed by an aesthetic plastic surgeon today. The surgery is frequently performed for aesthetic as well reconstructive reasons. Breast itself is a uniquely important part of the female body and as such embodies in itself... Read more
    Plast Aesthet Res 2016;3:1-2. | doi:10.20517/2347-9264.2015.116
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