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OBJECTIVE The rapid rate of weight loss following bariatric surgery leads to areas of excessive skin that can cause physical ailments and distortion of body image. Dissatisfaction with the excessive skin can lead patients to seek plastic surgery. This study aims to assess the changes in mental and physical quality of life after body contouring procedures in(More)
Millions of patients require implantable cardiac devices for management of cardiac dysrhythmias. These devices are susceptible to erosion, exposure, or infection and plastic surgeons are consulted when salvage is required. As of yet, an anterior muscle-splitting approach to effectively and safely relocate the device into the subpectoral position has not(More)
OBJECTIVE Body contouring surgery has become a steadily increasing part of weight loss treatment in the population of patients electing to undergo bariatric surgery. This study aims to elicit factors that can be used to prognosticate which bariatric surgery patients will choose to undergo body contouring procedures. METHODS A database of 381 patients who(More)
BACKGROUND We present a unique case of a cardiac transplant recipient who received an oversized heart. METHODS To allow the chest to accommodate the organ, extensive resection of the bony chest wall was performed. As both pectoralis major myocutaneous flaps and omental transposition were insufficient to cover the wound, a chest rotational flap was chosen.(More)
BACKGROUND The inverted-T technique is the most popular skin pattern used for mastopexy, but short scar variations have increased in popularity over recent years. With respect to nipple elevation, superior, superomedial, medial, inferior, lateral, and central pedicle designs have been described. OBJECTIVES We introduce a novel concept for mastopexy, the(More)
BACKGROUND A great number of studies have reported on the temporal branch anatomy and its relationship to the fascial layers and various fat pads of the temporal region, but no article has included information on the relationship of the temporal nerve to the retro-orbicularis oculi fat (ROOF) and/or the suborbicularis oculi fat (SOOF). OBJECTIVES The(More)
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