December 2018 - Volume 142 - Issue 6
pp: 1401-1666,826e-998e

Original Articles


The Stacked Hemiabdominal Extended Perforator Flap for Autologous Breast Reconstruction

Beugels, Jop; Vasile, Julie V.; Tuinder, Stefania M. H.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1424-1434, December 2018.

Special Topic



Original Articles


The Relationship between Bone Remodeling and the Clockwise Rotation of the Facial Skeleton: A Computed Tomographic Imaging–Based Evaluation

Cotofana, Sebastian; Gotkin, Robert H.; Morozov, Sergey P.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1447-1454, December 2018.

Evolving Trends in Textured Implant Use for Cosmetic Augmentation in the United States

Tandon, Vickram J.; DeLong, Michael R.; Ballard, Tiffany N.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1456-1461, December 2018.

Special Topic



Noninvasive Flap Preconditioning by Foam-Mediated External Suction Improves the Survival of Fasciocutaneous Axial-Pattern Flaps in a Type 2 Diabetic Murine Model

Rhodius, Patrick; Haddad, Anthony; Matsumine, Hajime; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):872e-883e, December 2018.


Original Articles



Original Articles


Caregiver-Reported Outcomes and Barriers to Care among Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate

Bennett, Katelyn G.; Ranganathan, Kavitha; Patterson, Anne K.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):884e-891e, December 2018.

Microtia in a Chinese Specialty Clinic Population: Clinical Heterogeneity and Associated Congenital Anomalies

Zhang, Ye; Jiang, Haiyue; Yang, Qinghua; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):892e-903e, December 2018.

Ideas and Innovations


Distraction Osteogenesis for Unicoronal Craniosynostosis: Rotational Flap Technique and Case Series

Brandel, Michael G.; Dalle Ore, Cecilia L.; Reid, Chris M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):904e-908e, December 2018.


Head and Neck: Original Article


Head and Neck: Special Topic


Head and Neck: Video+


Free Ulnar Forearm Flap: Design, Elevation, and Utility in Microvascular Nasal Lining Reconstruction

Kantar, Rami S.; Rifkin, William J.; Cammarata, Michael J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1594-1599, December 2018.

Trunk: Original Articles


Development of the BODY-Q Chest Module Evaluating Outcomes following Chest Contouring Surgery

Klassen, Anne F.; Kaur, Manraj; Poulsen, Lotte; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1600-1608, December 2018.

Lower Extremity: Original Articles




Special Topics


Smoking and Postoperative Complications in Plastic and General Surgical Procedures: A Propensity Score–Matched Analysis of 294,903 Patients from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database from 2005 to 2014

Fu, Rose H.; Toyoda, Yoshiko; Li, Lu; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 142(6):1633-1643, December 2018.








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Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 18:45
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery December 2018, Volume 142, Issue 6;

Read the urgent safety advisory issued by the Multi-Society Task Force for Safety in Gluteal Fat Grafting for crucial information on the procedure.
The mortality rate from gluteal fat grafting is unacceptable. Despite efforts at defining “safety zones” and “angles” of cannula direction, the crux of the problem appears to be the depth of cannula penetration and not the angle of insertion nor the zone of the gluteus muscle injected.  Dynamic cadaver studies demonstrate that fat placed just beneath the gluteus maximus fascia will migrate deep to the sub muscular space with the potential for venous tear and pulmonary fat embolism. A call is hereby made for a halt to fat grafting beneath the fascia of the gluteus muscle.
Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; cannula; fascia; muscles; muscles; embolism; gluteal; gluteus; gluteal augmentation
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Creator: J. Byers Bowen; Daniel Ruter; Corinne Wee; Julie West; Ian L Valerio
Duration: 1:25
Primary Targeted Muscle Reinnervation performed in below knee amputee with nerve transfer of saphenous, tibial, superficial and deep peroneal, and surral nerves to motor nerve targets. From “Targeted Muscle Reinnervation Technique in Below Knee Amputation.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143 (1).

Keywords: Targeted Reinnervation; targeted muscle reinnervation; Below Knee Amputation; Below Knee Amputee; Phantom Limb Pain; Neuroma Pain; BKA; TMR; TR; Technique for TMR in BKA; Technique for TMR in below knee amputation; Lower Extremity TMR; Below knee amputation TMR
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 0:24
This video displays supinator to posterior interosseous nerve transfer with early and later post-operative results. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 1:20
This video displays supinator to posterior interosseous nerve transfer. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 0:50
This video displays displays brachialis to flexor digitorum superficialis and additional post-operative results. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 00:18
This video displays displays brachialis to flexor digitorum superficialis. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 00:13
This video displays a posterior deltoid to triceps nerve transfer with 2 year results showing anti-gravity motion. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 00:08
This video displays a posterior deltoid to triceps nerve transfer with early 8 month post-operative results. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 00:25
This video displays a pre-operative examination involving posterior deltoid to triceps nerve transfer. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Ida Fox
Duration: 00:18
This video displays use of tenodesis without volitional control of grasp or finger extension to maneuver objects. From “Current best peripheral nerve transfers for spinal cord injury.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 – 143(1). CME. Keywords: tetraplegia, spinal cord injury, nerve transfer, peripheral nerve surgery
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Creator: Kyle Sanniec, Paul Afrooz, and Jay Burns
Duration: 00:29
Video demonstrates placement of post laser dressing. From “Long-Term Assessment of Perioral Rhytid Correction with Erbium YAG Laser Resurfacing.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 - 143 (1).

Keywords: Erbium; Perioral rhytids; resurfacing; Lasers
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Creator: Kyle Sanniec, Paul Afrooz, and Jay Burns
Duration: 0:20
Video demonstrates Mid reticular dermis bleeding, the maximum depth of treatment. From “Long-Term Assessment of Perioral Rhytid Correction with Erbium YAG Laser Resurfacing.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 - 143 (1). Keywords: Erbium; Perioral rhytids; resurfacing; Lasers
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Creator: Kyle Sanniec, Paul Afrooz, and Jay Burns
Duration: 2:23
Video demonstrates the focused laser ablation of deep perioral rhytids, island technique. From “Long-Term Assessment of Perioral Rhytid Correction with Erbium YAG Laser Resurfacing.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 - 143 (1).

Keywords: Erbium; Perioral rhytids; resurfacing; Lasers
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Creator: Kyle Sanniec, Paul Afrooz, and Jay Burns
Duration: 2:23
Video demonstrates the focused laser ablation of deep perioral rhytids. From “Long-Term Assessment of Perioral Rhytid Correction with Erbium YAG Laser Resurfacing.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 - 143 (1).

Keywords: Erbium; Perioral rhytids; resurfacing; Lasers
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Creator: Kyle Sanniec, Paul Afrooz, and Jay Burns
Duration: 1:32
Video demonstrates the initial laser settings and technique for perioral rejuvenation. From “Long-Term Assessment of Perioral Rhytid Correction with Erbium YAG Laser Resurfacing.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2019 - 143 (1).

Keywords: Erbium; Perioral rhytids; resurfacing; Lasers