Alexandre C Marchac

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Sculpting a tridimensional autologous rib cartilage framework is essential to restore a natural ear shape and becomes routine with preoperative training, but management of the skin is the key to minimizing complications. Here the authors provide a classification scheme to manage auricular skin: Type 1 is a Z-plasty with transposition of the lobule; type 2(More)
BACKGROUND The adaptation of distraction osteogenesis (DO) to the midface and cranium in the 1990s and the advancements that followed at the turn of the century resulted in a shift of paradigm in craniofacial surgery. Because skeletal advancement was not sudden anymore, but incremental, the monobloc advancement became safer to perform. Because bone was(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment options for congenital hypoplastic breast anomalies are often open, including radial scoring, parenchymal flaps, and insertion of expanders and implants. Drawbacks of open techniques involve scarring, the use of drains, and inpatient stays. The use of lipofilling to treat breast deformities is increasing, as more research is completed(More)
BACKGROUND An important concern for patients who undergo a face lift is the recovery time. Use of the Harmonic blade (Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Cincinnati, Ohio) for surgical dissection and hemostasis in face lift has improved recovery time and greatly reduced the risk of hematomas in the senior author's practice. METHODS A retrospective study evaluated the(More)
The internal mammary artery perforator (IMAP) flap represents the evolution from axially pedicled flaps (deltopectoral flap) to perforator flaps. Both flaps are typically used for neck and tracheostoma reconstruction in male patients. We present the case of a 68-year-old obese female patient with a right upper thoracic radionecrosis secondary to breast(More)
A posterior flatness of the skull vault can be observed in infants with brachycephaly. Such posterior deformation favours the development of turricephaly which is difficult to correct. To reduce the risk of such deformation, an early posterior skull remodelling has been suggested. Translambdoid springs can be used to allow for a distraction through the(More)
Nonsynostotic posterior plagiocephaly has become the most common skull deformation since pediatricians have suggested the supine position for the newborns to reduce the risk of sudden death. Prevention of such a “positional” deformation or its management once it has occurred is mainly based on physical maneuvers such as physiotherapy and active positional(More)
Over the course of 12 months, a plastic surgical team from Paris, France, undertook 2 intensive ear reconstruction missions with plastic surgeons from the CoRSU Rehabilitation Hospital in Uganda. A cohort of over 30 adult women was assessed having been subjected to ear amputations by members of the Lords Resistance Army in Northern Uganda in the 1990s. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Deformational plagiocephaly (DP), a benign infantile condition, is often thought to improve spontaneously but can in fact lead to permanent skull asymmetry if left untreated. Deformational plagiocephaly can be completely corrected by nonsurgical treatments if recognized in the first year of life. Nevertheless, efficacy of these treatments(More)