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AIM The aim of this study was to evaluate oropharyngeal airway changes following Le Fort I maxillary advancement and impaction with mandibular setback in Class III deformity. SUBJECTS AND METHODS 53 female Class III patients (mean age: 24.9+/-0.8 years) had Le Fort I maxillary advancement with impaction, and mandibular setback osteotomies. Lateral(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the changes in head posture and hyoid bone position after mandibular setback osteotomy in Turkish adult Class III patients. Serial lateral cephalograms of 42 Turkish Class III patients (24 female, 18 male patients, mean age: 25.4+/-1.2 years) who underwent mandibular setback surgery were evaluated preoperatively,(More)
AIM Compared with those for free-fat grafts, resorption rates for vascularized adipose tissue transfers are very low. We analysed benefits of transfer of dermal-adipose grafts after prelamination upon the temporal fascia in reconstruction of facial contour defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS Among 8 patients operated on between 2005 and 2008, facial contour(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate changes in hard and soft tissue profile after mandibular setback surgery. Lateral cephalograms of 25 Class III subjects were assessed before and 1.5+/-0.4 years after mandibular setback surgery. Paired t test, Pearson correlation test and linear regression analysis were used to evaluate the changes in soft tissue(More)
There has been a great deal of controversy regarding the safety of silicone breast implants. Silicone gel prostheses older than 10 years have the risk of either leakage or outright rupture. The role of silicone gel in relation to connective tissue disease or amyloidosis has not been proved by current serologic, immunologic, or epidemiologic tests. In this(More)
Dear Sir, A number of techniques have been introduced for nipple– areolar reconstruction as part of breast reconstruction following mastectomy. The two main approaches to nipple reconstruction involve the use of local flaps and free grafts taken from the contralateral nipple or the labia minora [1, 2, 3]. A proven method of areolar reconstruction is to use(More)
BACKGROUND The optimum protocol for expander volume adjustment with respect to the timing and application of radiotherapy remains controversial. METHODS Eighteen New Zealand rabbits were divided into three groups. Metallic port integrated anatomic breast expanders of 250 cc were implanted on the back of each animal and controlled expansion was performed.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the cellular quality of prefabricated bone grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS Small pieces of iliac bone were placed around the neurovascular bundle on the dorsal aspect of the ear of 11 one-month-old baby rabbits to create a prefabricated vascularized graft. In five animals, the prefabricated bone grafts(More)
Vertical mammaplasty is a simple and safe procedure that relies on an upper pedicle to the areola with lower central breast reduction and glandular shaping. We applied this technique to six patients adding a modification of the vertical scar which distributed skin tension both to the areola and vertical suture line. It prevented an unacceptable puckering(More)
The use of an ipsilateral or a contralateral rectus abdominis muscle as a pedicle and comparison of their advantages and disadvantages in TRAM flap breast reconstruction have been reported in the literature. In our clinical experience with 22 pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstructions, the use of either an ipsilateral or contralateral pedicle was found to be(More)