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PRS Best Paper Awards 2019

  • Creator:   PRSJournal
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
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Editor-in-Chief, Rod J. Rohrich, MD announces the 2019 awards for the Best Papers in "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery."

Awards will be presented to all winners at Plastic Surgery- The Meeting 2019 in San Diego, California.

The Editorial and Publishing staff scoured data for all manuscripts published in 2018 to determine the number of full text article views, number of PDF views, number of times sent by email and the number of times the article was added to a personal collection on PRSJournal.com. The data was further calculated to represent the average number of times per month those activities occurred. This average data was combined to create a score for each manuscript, placing them on equal footing, independent of publication month. The articles were sorted by score, and selected based on pre-existing categories.

Emerging Author paper- First author and others on a paper who have been authors on fewer than five PRS papers. Only Original articles, experimental, and special topics are considered. Best Special Topic Paper category includes special topic articles in any sub-section of the journal, including "Plastic Surgery Focus."

Authors were not allowed to win twice, even for different papers or different awards. The Editor-in-Chief, Co-Editor, Editorial Board Members, and the ASPS Executive Committee were ineligible.



PRS 2019 Best Paper Award Winners


The Functional Anatomy of the Superficial Fat Compartments of the Face: A Detailed Imaging Study

Schenck, Thilo L.; Koban, Konstantin C.; Schlattau, Alexander; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(6):1351-1359, June 2018.

Best Overall Cosmetic Paper

The Feasibility Determination of Risky Severe Complications of Arterial Vasculature Regarding the Filler Injection Sites at the Tear Trough

Jitaree, Benrita; Phumyoo, Thirawass; Uruwan, Sukanya; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(5):1153-1163, November 2018.

Best Cosmetic Medicine Paper

Fat Graft Safety after Oncologic Surgery: Addressing the Contradiction between In Vitro and Clinical Studies

Orbay, Hakan; Hinchcliff, Katharine M.; Charvet, Heath J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1489-1499, December 2018.

Best Experimental Paper

Anatomical Nasal Lining Flaps for Closure of the Nasal Floor in Unilateral and Bilateral Cleft Lip Repairs Reduce Fistulas at the Alveolus

Mittermiller, Paul A.; Sethi, Harleen; Morbia, Roshan P.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1549-1556, December 2018.

Best Pediatric/Craniofacial Paper

Can Functional Nasal Surgery Treat Chronic Headaches? A Systematic Review

Farmer, Rebecca L.; Garg, Ravi K.; Afifi, Ahmed M.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1583-1592, December 2018.

Best Head & Neck Reconstruction Paper

Topical Aloe Vera Gel for Accelerated Wound Healing of Split-Thickness Skin Graft Donor Sites: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial and Systematic Review

Burusapat, Chairat; Supawan, Monlada; Pruksapong, Chatchai; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(1):217-226, July 2018.

Best Trunk Reconstruction Paper

Effects of Botulinum Toxin on Improving Facial Surgical Scars: A Prospective, Split-Scar, Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial

Hu, Li; Zou, Yun; Chang, Shih-Jen; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(3):646-650, March 2018.

Honorable Mention- Best Ideas & Innovations paper

Abdominoplasty Improves Low Back Pain and Urinary Incontinence

Taylor, D. Alastair; Merten, Steven L.; Sandercoe, Gavin D.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(3):637-645, March 2018.

Best Emerging Author Paper