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Accurate photographic documentation has become essential in reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery both for clinical and scientific purposes. Digital imaging systems currently are popular, being reasonably affordable and much improved in quality. They offer multiple advantages in terms of quality, easy image storage and retrieval. Nevertheless,(More)
Tuberous and tubular breasts, two distinct deformities based on the same anatomic anomaly, are characterized by several morphologic alterations with a wide spectrum of expression. The classifications reported in the literature are based primarily on deformity of shape, but other parameters such as breast volume and symmetry often are underrated. This study(More)
Ku70/80 nonhomologous end-joining activity is essential for resolving random DNA double-strand breaks, and the Ku70/80 protein complex has been proposed as "caretaker" of genomic stability. We studied the Ku70/80 heterodimer activity in a patient affected by multiple basal cell carcinomas with a personal history of moderate exposure to ionizing radiation.(More)
Many authors have indicated the presence of ectopic or accessory upper eyelid fat pads, but the effective rate of eyelid fat variations and the corresponding clinical features are still unclear. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the variability of upper lid fat and to define the anatomical landmarks of the adipose pockets of the upper lid. From(More)
Milia en plaque (MEP) is an uncommon finding characterized by numerous tiny milia within an erythematous area. Despite its benign and asymptomatic nature, MEP raises cosmetic concerns; moreover, the available treatment modalities for MEP are limited. In view of the few cases described in the literature, no consensus has been reached, with respect to the(More)
BACKGROUND In all branches of medicine, it is the surgeon's responsibility to provide the patient with accurate information before surgery. This is especially important in cosmetic surgery because the surgeon must focus on the aesthetic results desired by the patient. METHODS An experimental protocol was developed based on an original questionnaire given(More)
Nipple inversion is a particular condition characterized by shorter galactophorous ducts, periductal fibrosis, and lack of soft tissue under the nipple base. It can be congenital or acquired, and it affects about 10% of the female population. Many operative techniques have been described seeking to correct this deformity, but a unique landmark strategy does(More)
BACKGROUND A breast implant capsule forms as a physiological response to the foreign material. Over the past decades, authors started to consider the breast implant capsule as a new source of tissue, thus describing several capsular flaps and grafts. The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the applications and indications for the use of(More)