Frank Lista

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BACKGROUND A major advantage of vertical scar reduction mammaplasty is the improved long-term projection of the breasts. In their experience with more than 1700 cases, the authors have observed the following important trends: Postoperatively, the nipple-areola complex is located higher than one would predict from the preoperative skin markings, and(More)
BACKGROUND Vertical scar reduction mammaplasty has the advantage of reduced scar burden and improved long-term projection of the breasts. The technique has been criticized for being restricted to cases of mild to moderate mammary hypertrophy and is considered more intuitive and difficult to learn when compared with more conventional inverted-T scar(More)
An implantable and disposable tissue oxygen tension (PO2) probe, useful as a clinical monitor following free-tissue transfer, is described. Experimentally, using the rabbit epigastric groin flap model, we have found it to be a sensitive indicator of arterial and venous occlusion. Oxygen can be given to verify the integrity of the monitoring technique and(More)
BACKGROUND Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting many adolescent and adult males. Surgical techniques utilizing a variety of incisions, excisions, suction-assisted lipectomy, ultrasound-assisted liposuction, power-assisted liposuction, or some combination of these methods have been used in the treatment of gynecomastia. This article describes the(More)
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious and potentially life-threatening surgical complication. However, there is little consensus regarding appropriate VTE prophylaxis for plastic surgery patients. Risk factors as they apply to plastic surgery patients are unclear, and recent recommendations for chemoprophylaxis in these patients may expose(More)
BACKGROUND As more patients undergo bariatric surgery to assist with weight loss, the demand for post-bariatric body contouring surgery, to address both functional and aesthetic concerns, is increasing. However, high wound healing complication rates remain a significant problem for these patients. One theory is that chronic malnourishment and(More)
LEARNING OBJECTIVES After studying this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Recognize the role of biofilm in breast implant surgery and possible ways to reduce the incidence of capsular contracture. 2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various surgical approaches including the incision placement and implant location. 3. List the(More)
Skin flaps constructed on expanded skin usually include the underlying capsular tissue. It has been hypothesized that capsulectomy may jeopardize the viability of the expanded skin flap. The experiments reported herein were designed to test this hypothesis. Specifically, we studied the hemodynamics and viability of random-pattern skin flaps (8 X 20 cm)(More)
BACKGROUND The Allergan Style 410 implant is a textured, anatomic, highly cohesive silicone gel-filled breast implant. Despite its widespread use in both Europe and Canada, limited data exist regarding long-term outcomes. The purpose of this study was to investigate outcomes using the Style 410 implant for primary subglandular breast augmentation. METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND Perioperative hypothermia can lead to surgical complications, including bleeding, infection, increased patient discomfort, and longer recovery time. Plastic surgeons have become increasingly aware of this important patient safety issue. OBJECTIVES The authors evaluate the impact of perioperative warming in an outpatient plastic surgery setting.(More)