June 2016 - Volume 137 - Issue 6
pp: 1659-1964,917e-1073e

Original Articles


Bacterial Biofilm Infection Detected in Breast Implant–Associated Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma

Hu, Honghua; Johani, Khalid; Almatroudi, Ahmad; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1659-1669, June 2016.

Outcomes Article


Ideas and Innovations



Original Articles


A Comparison of the Full and Short-Scar Face-Lift Incision Techniques in Multiple Sets of Identical Twins

Antell, Darrick E.; May, Jessica M.; Bonnano, Matthew J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1707-1714, June 2016.

Global Aesthetics Consensus: Avoidance and Management of Complications from Hyaluronic Acid Fillers—Evidence- and Opinion-Based Review and Consensus Recommendations

Signorini, Massimo; Liew, Steven; Sundaram, Hema; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):961e-971e, June 2016.

Outcomes Article


Special Topic


Facial Feminization: Systematic Review of the Literature

Morrison, Shane D.; Vyas, Krishna S.; Motakef, Saba; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1759-1770, June 2016.


Original Articles


Growth Hormone Therapy Accelerates Axonal Regeneration, Promotes Motor Reinnervation, and Reduces Muscle Atrophy following Peripheral Nerve Injury

Tuffaha, Sami H.; Budihardjo, Joshua D.; Sarhane, Karim A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1771-1780, June 2016.


Original Articles


Medicare Spending and Evidence-Based Approach in Surgical Treatment of Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Arthritis: 2001 to 2010

Mahmoudi, Elham; Yuan, Frank; Lark, Meghan E.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):980e-989e, June 2016.


Original Articles


Which Factors Are Associated with Open Reduction of Adult Mandibular Condylar Injuries?

Wang, Howard D.; Susarla, Srinivas M.; Mundinger, Gerhard S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1813-1821, June 2016.


Head and Neck: Original Articles


Malignant Pyoderma Associated with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener Granulomatosis) as a Unique Indication for Facial Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: Part I

Gastman, Brian; Hashem, Ahmed M.; Djohan, Risal; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1007e-1015e, June 2016.

Head and Neck: Special Topic


Trunk: Original Article


Lower Extremity: Original Articles


Evolving Concepts of Keystone Perforator Island Flaps (KPIF): Principles of Perforator Anatomy, Design Modifications, and Extended Clinical Applications

Mohan, Anita T.; Rammos, Charalambos K.; Akhavan, Arya A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1909-1920, June 2016.



Original Article


Unnecessary Emergency Transfers for Evaluation by a Plastic Surgeon: A Burden to Patients and the Health Care System

Drolet, Brian C.; Tandon, Vickram J.; Ha, Austin Y.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 137(6):1927-1933, June 2016.

Educators Series









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Creator: Glenda Giorgia Caputo
Duration: 8:01
Video 1 demonstrates how Skin-Reduction Breast- Reconstruction with Pre-pectoral implant is a novel technique for immediate breast reconstruction with subcutaneous implants placements in patients eligible for Skin-Reducing mastectomy. Implants were placed above the pectoralis muscles in a compound pocket made by a dermal flap and an acellular dermal matrix. Keywords: Breast reconstruction; Pre-pectoral; Implant; Skin-reduction
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Creator: Lun-Jou Lo
Duration: 4:37
Video 1 demonstrates the surgical technique of Modified Furlow palatoplasty using small double-opposing Z-plasty. Keywords: Craniofacial; Pediatric; Cleft palate; Modified Furlow; Palatoplasty;
Creator: Anita T Mohan MRCS MBBS BSc, Charalambos K Rammos MD, Arya A Akhavan BS, Jorys Martinez MD, Peter S Wu MD, Steven L Moran MD, Franklin H Sim MD, Felix Behan FRCS, FRACS, Samir Mardini MD, M Saint-Cyr MD FRCS(C)
Duration: 2:55
This video shows planning of a keystone reconstruction following resection of a large anterior thigh sarcoma defect, which was previously irradiated. Flaps were designed, centred over dominant perforators, which were identified using handheld Doppler. Progressive deep fascial incision was carried out and tension on wound closure was assessed- a second flap was designed as a backup to assist in closure if required.

From “Evolving Concepts of Keystone Perforator Flap: Principles of Perforator Anatomy, Design Modifications and Extended Clinical Applications”. 137(6).
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 2:37
See Video 9 which illustrates the preoperative and postoperative results in outlines the requirements for successful planning a facial reconstruction. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Forehead flap; Nasal reconstruction;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 5:25
See Video 8 which describes forehead flap pedicle division, debulking of the airway, recreation of the alar creases, and additional dorsal and tip support grafting. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Forehead flap; Nasal reconstruction; Staging;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 4:40
See Video 7 which describes the Intermediate Operation to debulk soft tissues and complete nasal support. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Forehead flap; Nasal reconstruction;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 4:38
See Video 6 which illustrates partial lining and cover necrosis and lining salvage with full-thickness skin graft for lining after partial cartilage graft removal. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Forehead flap; Nasal reconstruction; Revision; Ischemia;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 5:10
See Video 5 which describes transfer of the expanded delayed full-thickness forehead flap for nasal cover. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Forehead flap;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 4:07
See Video 4 which describes surgical delay of the expanded forehead flap and modification of the radial forearm lining and completion of rib framework support. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Nasal reconstruction;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 3:31
See Video 3 which describes the replacement of total nasal lining with a radial forearm flap and primary rib support. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Nasal reconstruction;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 4:09
See Video 2 which describes further analysis of the deformity, recreation of the defect, recreation of a stable and aesthetic facial platform, and initial correction of donor deformities. Keywords:Head and neck reconstruction; Facial reconstruction; Surgical planning;
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Creator: Fred Menick
Duration: 5:27
See Video 1 which describes the origin of Millard’s principles of reconstruction and presents this patient's clinical history and lip, cheek and nasal deformity after nasectomy for AV malformation of the nose. Keywords: Head and neck reconstruction; Milla