March 2019 - Volume 143 - Issue 3
pp: 655-970,465e-681e

Original Articles


Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Pathway for Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sebai, Mohamad E.; Siotos, Charalampos; Payne, Rachael M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):655-666, March 2019.

Introducing BREAST-Q Computerized Adaptive Testing: Short and Individualized Patient-Reported Outcome Assessment following Reconstructive Breast Surgery

Young-Afat, Danny A.; Gibbons, Christopher; Klassen, Anne F.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):679-684, March 2019.

Ideas and Innovations



Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations



The Urogenital Epithelium and Corporal Tissues Are the Primary Targets of Rejection in Penile Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: A New Real-Time Tissue-Based Monitoring System

Lough, Denver M.; Sopko, Nikolai A.; Matsui, Hotaka; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):534e-544e, March 2019.


Original Articles



Original Articles



Head and Neck: Original Articles


Trunk: Original Article


Can a Cohesive Silicone Bandage Outperform an Adhesive Silicone Gel Sheet in the Treatment of Scars? A Randomized Comparative Trial

Moortgat, Peter; Meirte, Jill; Maertens, Koen; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):902-911, March 2019.

Lower Extremity: Original Articles




Special Topics


From “Coordinated” to “Integrated” Residency Training: Evaluating Changes and the Current State of Plastic Surgery Programs

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

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(3):644e-654e, March 2019.

Ideas and Innovations









Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 15:02
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery March 2019, Volume 143, Issue 3;

This surgical video outlines the markings, technical details, and results for a patient undergoing a short scar periareolar inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty. There is a particular emphasis on the detailed surgical maneuvers required for success.

Part 2 of 2.

Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; breast reduction; breast surgery; macromastia; mammaplasty; gigantomastia; breast; hypertrophy

Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 17:03
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery March 2019, Volume 143, Issue 3;

This surgical video outlines the markings, technical details, and results for a patient undergoing a short scar periareolar inferior pedicle reduction mammoplasty. There is a particular emphasis on the detailed surgical maneuvers required for success.

Part 1 of 2.

Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; breast reduction; breast surgery; macromastia; mammaplasty; gigantomastia; breast; hypertrophy

Creator: Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery
Duration: 25:50
Journal: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery March 2019, Volume 143, Issue 3;

Many techniques have been described for treating macromastia. This lecture focuses on the technical details related to several commonly utilized methods including the inverted-T Wise pattern technique, the vertical mammoplasty, and the SPAIR procedure. Technical details and results are presented, including a technique for the prevention of "bottoming out."

Baker Gordon Symposium on Cosmetic Surgery.

Keywords: Cosmetic; aesthetic; plastic surgery; breast reduction; breast surgery; macromastia; mammaplasty; gigantomastia; breast; hypertrophy

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:06

Less than a quarter of women know about available breast reconstruction options following cancer.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses how plastic surgery researchers are helping identify barriers of access and ways to break through.

Read the March 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Barriers of Access to Breast Reconstruction: A Systematic Review" by Retrouvey, Solaja, Gagliardi, Webster, and Zhong.

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; Breast; breast reconstruction; systematic review; breast cancer; diagnosis of breast cancer; plastic surgeons; private healthcare; tumor; women; charities; Bra Day; mastectomy; breast cancer awareness;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:02
In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses an experiment with stem-cell-enriched fat injections to cure migraine headaches.

Read the March 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Therapeutic Role of Fat Injection in the Treatment of Recalcitrant Migraine Headaches" by Guyuron, and Pourtaheri.

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; fat injections; migraine; headache; treatments; women; fat; stem cells; patients; head; cure; migraine treatment; frequency; duration; botox injections; botox; medication; therapeutic; migraine headache; surgery; reconstructive surgery; surgical decompression; nervous system;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:32

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses how patients and plastic surgeons can work together to combat the opioid epidemic.

Read the March 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Opioid Prescribing and Consumption Patterns Following Outpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures" by Rose, Christie, Block, Rao, and Michelotti.

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; opioid epidemic; pain killers; prescriptions; pain medication; post-cancer breast reconstruction; pills; death; post-op; pain control; surgery; recovery; safety; caretaker; patient care; American; mammoplasty; abdominoplasty;

Creator: Thomas Mustoe, MD
Duration: 3:44

In this video, Dr. Thomas Mustoe discusses article, "Can a Cohesive Silicone Bandage Outperform an Adhesive Silicone Gel Sheet in the Treatment of Scars? A Randomized Comparative Trial " by Moortgat, Meirte, Maertens, Lafaire, De Cuyper, and Anthonissen, which appears in the March 2019 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 143 Issue 3.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #plasticsurgery; wound healing; scars; scar treatment; silicone; Gel; burns; bandages; silicone bandage; treatments; trauma; skin; epidermis; dermis; gel sheet; technology; reconstructive; randomized comparative trial; dermal; Gecko Nanoplast;