April 2019 - Volume 143 - Issue 4
pp: 971-1284,682e-905e

Original Articles


Fenestration Improves Acellular Dermal Matrix Biointegration: An Investigation of Revascularization with Photoacoustic Microscopy

Cottler, Patrick S.; Olenczak, J. Bryce; Ning, Bo; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):971-981, April 2019.

Myth-Busting the DIEP Flap and an Introduction to the Abdominal Perforator Exchange (APEX) Breast Reconstruction Technique: A Single-Surgeon Retrospective Review

DellaCroce, Frank J.; DellaCroce, Hannah C.; Blum, Craig A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):992-1008, April 2019.

Development and Validation of a Nipple-Specific Scale for the BREAST-Q to Assess Patient-Reported Outcomes following Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

Peled, Anne Warren; Amara, Dominic; Piper, Merisa L.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1010-1017, April 2019.

Special Topic



Original Articles


Abdominal Etching: Surgical Technique and Outcomes

Husain, Tarik M.; Salgado, Christopher J.; Mundra, Leela S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1051-1060, April 2019.

Ideas and Innovations


Special Topic



Structural Gender Dimorphism and the Biomechanics of the Gluteal Subcutaneous Tissue: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Cellulite

Rudolph, Christina; Hladik, Casey; Hamade, Hassan; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1077-1086, April 2019.

Special Topic



Original Articles


Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Toe-to-Hand Transfer: A Prospective Longitudinal Study

Tsai, Tzong-Yun; Fries, C. Anton; Hsiao, Jo-Chun; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1122-1132, April 2019.

Long-Term Functional Upper-Extremity Outcomes in Adults with Apert Syndrome

Taghinia, Amir H.; Yorlets, Rachel R.; Doyle, Michael; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1136-1145, April 2019.


Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations



Head and Neck: Original Articles


Head and Neck: Special Topic


Trunk: Original Articles


Postoperative Outcomes in Obese Patients That Undergo Ventral Hernia Repair versus Ventral Hernia Repair with Concurrent Panniculectomy

Diaconu, Silviu C.; McNichols, Colton H. L.; AlFadil, Sara; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1211-1219, April 2019.

Increased Incidence of Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism following Pedicled Lower Extremity Flap Harvest for Abdominal and Perineal Reconstruction in Patients Receiving Mechanical Prophylaxis and Chemoprophylaxis: A Case for Heightened Awareness

Broyles, Justin M.; Khavanin, Nima; Walia, Gurjot S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):840e-847e, April 2019.

Lower Extremity


Strategies for Reconstruction of the Plantar Surface of the Foot: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Crowe, Christopher S.; Cho, Daniel Y.; Kneib, Cameron J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 143(4):1223-1244, April 2019.



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Creator: James M. Stuzin, MD
Duration: 2:30

In this video, Dr. James M. Stuzin discusses the article, "Nanofat Needling: A Novel Method for Uniform Delivery of Adipose-Derived Stromal Vascular Fraction into the Skin" by Verpaele, Tonnard, Jeganathan, and Ramaut, which appears in the April 2019 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 143 Issue 4.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #plasticsurgery; nanofat; fat; youth; microneedling adipose; adipose tissue; skin; epidermis; dermis; pigmentation; collagen; microchannels; hormones; adipocytes; healing; wrinkles; needling technique; skin rejuvenation; cosmetic; facial rejuvenation; nanofat injection; fat injection; liposuction; fatty tissue;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 1:44

No matter how hard they work out or how well they eat, some fitness buffs just can’t get that classic "6-pack" physique. In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses the safety and effectiveness of "abdominal etching," a plastic surgery procedure that uses targeted liposuction to create highly-defined abs.

Read the April 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Abdominal Etching: Surgical Technique and Outcomes" by Husain, Salgado, Mundra, Perez, AlQattan, Bustillo, Perez, and Garri.

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; abs; abdominal wall; six pack; abdominal aesthetics; liposuction; abdominal etching; aesthetics; cosmetic; body contour; muscle; patient satisfaction; diet; exercise; muscular physique; etching; post-op; six-pack abs;