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May 2018 - Volume 141 - Issue 5
pp: 1077-1313,624e-794e

Original Articles


Aseptic Freeze-Dried versus Sterile Wet-Packaged Human Cadaveric Acellular Dermal Matrix in Immediate Tissue Expander Breast Reconstruction: A Propensity Score Analysis

Hanson, Summer E.; Meaike, Jesse D.; Selber, Jesse C.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(5):624e-632e, May 2018.

The Cost of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Women with Unilateral Breast Cancer

Billig, Jessica I.; Duncan, Anthony; Zhong, Lin; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(5):1094-1102, May 2018.


Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations


Special Topics


Happy and Unhappy Patients: A Quantitative Analysis of Online Plastic Surgeon Reviews for Breast Augmentation

Dorfman, Robert G.; Purnell, Chad; Qiu, Cecil; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(5):663e-673e, May 2018.

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Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations



Original Article


Outcomes Article


Special Topic



Original Articles



Head and Neck: Original Articles


Trunk: Original Articles


Comparative Effectiveness of Retromuscular and Intraperitoneal Repair: What Is the Value of Posterior Sheath Reconstruction?

Carney, Martin J.; Messa, Charles A. IV; Weissler, Jason M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(5):733e-741e, May 2018.

Trunk: Special Topic


Mechanical versus Hand-Sewn Venous Anastomoses in Free Flap Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zhu, Zaiou; Wang, Xiang; Huang, Jia; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 141(5):1272-1281, May 2018.

Lower Extremity: Original Article


Lower Extremity: Ideas and Innovations




Special Topics


Educators Series


Women in Plastic Surgery









Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:21

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" discusses a new study that explores how Facebook can be used to evaluate perceptions and satisfaction with breast reconstruction after cancer.

Read the May 2018 PRS #PlasticSurgery Article, "Facebook Facts: Breast Reconstruction Patient-Reported Outcomes Using Social Media" by Tang, Israel, Poore, and Afifi.

For consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit http://plasticsurgery.org

Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; social media; facebook; breast reconstruction; breast cancer; autologous reconstruction; alloplastic reconstruction; patient satisfaction; mammaplasty; breast implants;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:09

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" discusses a special topic that explores the role of plastic surgery in addressing the opioid epidemic.

Read the May 2018 PRS #PlasticSurgery Article, "Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: A Review of the Role of Plastic Surgery" by Wang, Retrouvey, and Wanzel.

For consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit http://plasticsurgery.org

Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; opioid; analegesics; public health; pain; surgeons; prescriptions; pharmaceutical preparations; opioid epidemic

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:28

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" discusses the uses of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) in facial rejuvenation, fat grafting, healing acne scarring, treating alopecia, and more.

Read the May 2018 PRS #PlasticSurgery Article, "Evaluating Platelet-Rich Therapy for Facial Aesthetics and Alopecia: A Critical Review of the Literature" by Motosko, Khouri, Poudrier et al.

For consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit http://plasticsurgery.org

Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; platelet rich Plasma; Platelet Rich Therapy; facial rejuvenation; fat grafting; acne scarring; alopecia; blood platelets; aesthetics

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:18

Traditionally, women in plastic surgery have been perceived to prioritize private practice models and their academic impact has been underestimated. In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery" discusses a new study that discusses the growing and pivotal academic footprint of female plastic surgeons.

Read the May 2018 PRS #PlasticSurgery Article, "The Evolving Presence of Women in Academic Plastic Surgery: A Study of the Past 40 Years" by Plana, Khouri, Motosko, Stern et al.

For consumer information on plastic surgery, and to find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area visit http://plasticsurgery.org

Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; female; academic practice; private practice; women; women in plastic surgery; #ilooklikeasurgeon; #ilooklikeaplasticsurgeon; gender; bibliometric; academic productivity

Creator: Debra Johnson, MD
Duration: 3:20

In this video, Dr. Anne Taylor discusses the article, "Happy and Unhappy Patients: A Quantitative Analysis of Online Plastic Surgeon Reviews for Breast Augmentation" by Dorfman, Purnell, Qiu et al. which appears in the May 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 141 Issue 5.

Keywords: plastic surgery; patient satisfaction; patient dissatisfaction; online reviews; internet; social media; breast augmentation; practice management; Google; Yelp; RealSelf

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Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 20:41
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2018, Volume 141, Issue 5;

Dr. Wall presents his approach to comprehensively shaping the female silhouette in a revision patient with multiple contour deformities. Addressing the circumferential trunk, buttock, and thighs concurrently with abdominoplasty, circumferential truncal SAFELipo, and targeted Expansion Vibration Lipofilling of the buttock and lateral thighs, Dr. Wall Jr demonstrates his systematic approach to performing these procedures concurrently in a thorough, efficient, and safe manner. Part 2 of 2.

Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; female; body contouring; gluteal augmentation; fat; EVL; SST; patient safety; breast; face; trunk; abdominoplasty; liposuction; thigh

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Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 25:13
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2018, Volume 141, Issue 5;

Dr. Wall presents his approach to comprehensively shaping the female silhouette in a revision patient with multiple contour deformities. Addressing the circumferential trunk, buttock, and thighs concurrently with abdominoplasty, circumferential truncal SAFELipo, and targeted Expansion Vibration Lipofilling of the buttock and lateral thighs, Dr. Wall Jr demonstrates his systematic approach to performing these procedures concurrently in a thorough, efficient, and safe manner. Part 1 of 2.

Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; female; body contouring; gluteal augmentation; fat; EVL; SST; patient safety; breast; face; trunk; abdominoplasty; liposuction; thigh

Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 20:03
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery May 2018, Volume 141, Issue 5;

Dr. Wall lays out the basis for his concepts of Separation, Aspiration, and Fat Equalization (SAFE) and Expansion Vibration Lipofilling (EVL), describing how tissue equilibration forms the basis of SAFE. He describes specific advances and offshoots of SAFE concepts and how they are utilized in achieving better outcomes in aesthetic surgery of the breasts, body, face, and buttocks.

Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; female; body contouring; gluteal augmentation; fat; EVL; SST; patient safety; breast; face;

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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 6:02
Reconstruction of self-inflicted wounds are displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:48
Lefort 1 fracture with endentulous mandible and fractured dentures is displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:45
Sulcular approach to mandible fractures is displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:49
Alternatives to arch bars for intermaxillary fixation are displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 2:22
Giles approach is detailed including treatment of a minimal energy zygomatico malar fracture. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:56
Details on orbital roof fractures are displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 3:48
Details on orbital fractures are displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:57
Medial canthopexy by transnasal stainless steel wiring is displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:49
Methods of medial canthopexy is displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
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Creator: Christian El Amm
Duration: 1:16
A minimal incision approach to naso-orbitoethomoid fracture is displayed. From "Facial Fractures: Pearls and Perspectives." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 – 141(5). CME. Keywords: facial fracture;shotgun injuries;ballistic injuries;medial canthopexy;sulcular incision;IMF screws;mandible fracture;zygoma fracture;malar fracture;NasoOrbitoEthmoid fracture;NOE fracture;lefort fracture;
Creator: Rod Rohrich, Nathaniel Villanueva, and Paul Afrooz
Duration: 9:04

Video demonstrates a five Step Upper Blepharoplasty. From "Refinements in Upper Blepharoplasty: The Five-Step Technique." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018- 141(5).

Keywords: blepharoplasty; fractofat; fat grafting; upper eyelid; periorbital rejuvenation

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