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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Best Paper Awards 2013

Video Author: Rod J Rohrich, MD
Published on: 09.18.2013
Associated with: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(6):1187-1196, December 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(6):1317-1327, December 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(6):1338-1348, December 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 129(5):1173-1187, May 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(6):1179-1185, December 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(5):1038-1047, November 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(5):1012-1021, November 2012 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 130(6):1227-1233, December 2012

Editor-in-Chief, Rod J. Rohrich, MD announces the 2013 awards for the Best Papers in "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery." All winning articles can be read on
Awards will be presented to all winners at Plastic Surgery- The Meeting 2013 in San Diego, California.

The Editorial and Publishing staff scoured data for all manuscripts published in 2012 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 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. Authors were not allowed to win twice, even for different papers or different awards. The Editor-in-Chief, Co-Editor, current Editorial Board members and the ASPS Executive Committee were ineligible.

Winners are:

Best US Paper: “'SIEF' Simultaneous Implant Exchange with Fat: A New Option in Revision Breast Implant Surgery” – 130/6
Best International Paper: “How Long Does a Face Lift Last? Objective and Subjective Measurements over a 5-Year Period”- 130/6
Best Guest Nation Paper (South Korea): “Use of Autologous Costal Cartilage in Asian Rhinoplasty”- 130/6
Best Cosmetic Paper: “Brava and Autologous Fat Transfer Is a Safe and Effective Breast Augmentation Alternative: Results of a 6-Year, 81-Patient, Prospective Multicenter Study”- 129/5
Best Breast Paper: “The Use of Dermal Autograft as an Adjunct to Breast Reconstruction with Tissue Expanders”- 130/6
Best Reconstructive Paper: “Patient Safety in the Operating Room: I. Preoperative”- 130/5
Best Experimental Paper: “Propranolol Accelerates Adipogenesis in Hemangioma Stem Cells and Causes Apoptosis of Hemangioma Endothelial Cells”- 130/5
Best Emerging Author Paper: Hagan and Fallucco for their work on “The Anatomical Morphology of the Supraorbital Notch: Clinical Relevance to the Surgical Treatment of Migraine Headaches”- 130/6

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