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July 2019 - Volume 144 - Issue 1
pp: 1-264,1e-158e

Original Articles


The Analgesic Effects of Liposomal Bupivacaine versus Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Administered as a Transversus Abdominis Plane Block after Abdominally Based Autologous Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective, Single-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Ha, Austin Y.; Keane, Grace; Parikh, Rajiv; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):35-44, July 2019.

Special Topic



Original Articles


Influence of Age, Sex, and Body Mass Index on the Thickness of the Gluteal Subcutaneous Fat: Implications for Safe Buttock Augmentation Procedures

Frank, Konstantin; Casabona, Gabriela; Gotkin, Robert H.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):83-92, July 2019.

Ideas and Innovations


Special Topics



A New Face Subunit Transplant Model in Mice, Containing Skin, Mandible, and Oral Mucosa for Future Face Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Studies

Cardona, Esteban; Wang, Aline Yen Ling; Loh, Charles Yuen Yung; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):115-123, July 2019.

Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Nanofiber Wrap Improves Nerve Regeneration and Functional Outcomes after Delayed Nerve Repair

Lopez, Joseph; Xin, Kevin; Quan, Amy; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):48e-57e, July 2019.

Sumatriptan Increases Skin Flap Survival through Activation of 5-Hydroxytryptamine 1b/1d Receptors in Rats: The Mediating Role of the Nitric Oxide Pathway

Dehdashtian, Amir; Afshari, Khashayar; Zarifeh Jazaeri, Seyedeh; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):70e-77e, July 2019.


Original Articles


Outcomes of Single versus Double Fascicular Nerve Transfers for Restoration of Elbow Flexion in Patients with Brachial Plexus Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Sneiders, Dimitri; Bulstra, Liselotte F.; Hundepool, Caroline A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):155-166, July 2019.


Original Articles


Variation in the Desire for Cleft Revision Surgery among Children, Caregivers, and Surgeons

Ranganathan, Kavitha; Kochkodan, Jeanne M.; Baker, Michaella K.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):171-178, July 2019.

CLEFT-Q: Detecting Differences in Outcomes among 2434 Patients with Varying Cleft Types

Wong Riff, Karen W. Y.; Tsangaris, Elena; Forrest, Christopher R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):78e-88e, July 2019.

A Cultured Autologous Dermo-epidermal Skin Substitute for Full-Thickness Skin Defects: A Phase I, Open, Prospective Clinical Trial in Children

Meuli, Martin; Hartmann-Fritsch, Fabienne; Hüging, Martina; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(1):188-198, July 2019.


Head and Neck: Original Articles


Head and Neck: Ideas and Innovations


Head and Neck: Special Topic


Trunk: Ideas and Innovations




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Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:00
Total or near-total nasal loss can have devastating effects. Plastic surgeons can help. In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses the efficacy and outcomes of the ‘radial forearm flap’ used to reconstruct people’s noses.

Read the July 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Microvascular Reconstruction of the Nose with the Radial Forearm Flap: A 17-Year Experience in 47 Patients" Salibian, Menick, and Talley.

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; nose reconstruction; nose; nose surgery; nose trauma; trauma; nasal defects; skin; forehead flap; radial forearm; nasal reconstruction; reconstruction; microvascular; nostrils; radial forearm flap;
Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:01
Women BRCA1/BRCA2 genetic mutations are five times more likely to get breast cancer. But most women presenting for post-cancer breast reconstruction have not had prior genetic testing. In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses the potential impact of expanded genetic testing before any breast reconstructions.

Read the July 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer Susceptibility Should Be Offered Before Unilateral Abdominally Based Free Flap Breast Reconstruction" by Dayan, Chittenden, Garber, Wo, Caterson, Carty, and Erdmann-Sager.

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; genetic mutation; breast flap; DIEP; patient; BRCA; genes; Free flap breast reconstruction; breast cancer; BRCA1; BRCA2;
Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:10
We are in the midst of an important public discussion about the safety of silicone breast implants. In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses "silicone implant illness" and the latest scientific evidence on breast implants.

Read the July 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Silicone Implant Illness: Science versus Myth?" by Rohrich, Kaplan, and Dayan.

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 implants; illness; breast; silicone breast implants; breast surgery; silicone illness; implant removal; syndrome; research; peer-reviewed; implant shells; cancer; breast cancer; ALCL; carcinoma; patient safety; science; connective tissue disease; naplastic large cell carcinoma;
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