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INTRODUCTION Many recent studies concerning autologous fat grafting in the eyelids have been published, mostly consisting of case reports and retrospective case series. However, no study on the overall complication or satisfaction rate associated with the various grafting techniques exists. We performed a comprehensive literature review to determine the(More)
BACKGROUND There is growing interest in the use of autologous fat grafting (AFG) for breast reconstruction. Concerns have been raised regarding its effectiveness and safety. OBJECTIVE The primary objective was to determine the oncological, clinical, aesthetic and functional, patient reported, process and radiological outcomes of AFG. METHODS A protocol(More)
PURPOSE The objective was to analyze the effects of growth on the long-term result of maxillary distraction osteogenesis (DO) in cleft lip and palate (CLP). PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective study of 24 CLP cases with long-term follow-up operated for maxillary DO using the Polley and Figueroa technique: 10 patients were distracted during growth, while 14(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) combined with instillation for patients either presenting with a complex wound or after failure of classic NPWT. METHOD A retrospective case series study conducted on patients treated using an NPWT instillation system (V.A.C. Instill; KCI Inc.) from January to December 2012. The(More)
Surgical treatment of Grade III gynecomastia generally utilizes mastectomy techniques and free transplantation of the nipple–areola complex. Moreover, with rising obesity rates and the development of bariatric surgery, an increasing demand for correctional surgery for pseudogynecomastia has been observed, which is comparable to Grade III gynecomastia in(More)
Medial thighplasty, also known as medial thigh lift, is a procedure that has been carried out for five decades. The original "Lewis" technique has undergone many changes, and thereby been rendered widely available to plastic surgeons. Given the increasingly high number of surgical reconstructions after massive weight loss, this technique is now an integral(More)
BACKGROUND Research on the skull base is important to improve our understanding of the growth and development of the modern human skull. To study the growth of the human fetal skull base, we assessed a new geometric morphometric tool, which does not require the use of bone landmarks. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seven dry fetal skulls of an estimated gestational(More)
BACKGROUND Currently, increased interest in the perforator-pedicled propeller flap should not obscure the fact that it is, in reality, a complex procedure requiring experience and monitoring similar to free flaps. Through a meta-analysis, the authors aimed to identify the risk factors of perforator-pedicled propeller flap failure in lower extremity defects.(More)