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Aim of this study is to describe the use of high-frequency ultrasound to ascertain the site, quantity, and type of filler injected in the soft tissue of the face, with respect to reliability of the procedure and the analysis costs. Between December 2006 and August 2010, 80 subjects aged 25 to 65 years, who underwent facial filler augmentation, were(More)
BACKGROUND Dermal fillers are used widely; some have a permanent effect, whereas others are temporary. The aim of this study is to describe the ultrasonographic features of permanent and temporary fillers injected into patients for cosmetic purposes. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between December 2006 and April 2009, 36 subjects, aged 25-45, who had received lips(More)
Oromandibular and limb syndromes feature primarily in sporadic case reports because of their low incidence. They include Moebius syndrome, aglossia-adactylia syndrome, Hanhart syndrome, glossopalatine ankylosis syndrome, limb deficiency-splenogonadal fusion syndrome and Charlie M. syndrome. There is confusion in the classification of these patients because(More)
Scintigraphy with radiolabelled autologous white blood cells (WBC) is a widely used method for the detection of sites of infection. In this study we evaluated the role of WBC scintigraphy in the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with suspected soft tissue infection caused by dermal fillers in the face. We compared several qualitative and quantitative(More)
Little is known about the interaction of ultrasonic liposculpture with fat tissue. The surgical technique is well established and its clinical effects are satisfactory. However, the in vivo effects on adipose tissue remain to be determined. Previous studies have shown that ultrasound waves break fat cells. The purpose of this study was to ascertain whether(More)
Recently ultrasound assisted liposuction (UAL) and pneumatic assisted liposuction (PAL) have been introduced as an attempt to improve the results and reduce the pitfalls of standard liposuction (SAL). Until now no studies comparing, at the same time, UAL, PAL, and SAL have been published. The aim of this study was to analyze these methods from the surgeon's(More)
In the past, the traditional methods of removing siliconomas have been excision of the affected tissues or suction of the injected silicone. Unfortunately siliconomas are often found in exposed areas, where it is undesirable to leave visible scars, and suction is technically difficult and often unsuccessful because the affected tissues are so hard. Because(More)
Pre-emptive analgesia is an antinociceptive treatment that prevents altered central excitability from high intensity noxious stimuli. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of pre-emptive analgesia in patients due to have elective breast reduction that usually requires drugs for postoperative pain control. Sixty women, ASA grades I-II, were(More)
Four cases of ear reduction for congenital macrotia and ear asymmetry are presented. To minimize the visible scarring the technique of helical advancement was used. The indications for this uncommon procedure are discussed with a review of the literature. This simple technique has been effective in achieving the desired reduction, leaving the scar hidden in(More)