September 2019 - Volume 144 - Issue 3
pp: 539-799,347e-539e

Original Articles


Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction in the Obese: A Better Option Than Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction?

Klement, Kristen A.; Hijjawi, John B.; LoGiudice, John A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):539-546, September 2019.

Complications and Quality of Life following Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents and Young Women

Nuzzi, Laura C.; Firriolo, Joseph M.; Pike, Carolyn M.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):572-581, September 2019.


Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations


Gluteal Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

Mendes, José Jr; Mendes Maykeh, Vinicius A.; Frascino, Luiz Fernando; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):610-613, September 2019.

Special Topic



Cell-Enriched Fat Grafting Improves Graft Retention in a Porcine Model: A Dose-Response Study of Adipose-Derived Stem Cells versus Stromal Vascular Fraction

Rasmussen, Bo S.; Sørensen, Celine L.; Kurbegovic, Sorel; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):397e-408e, September 2019.

Adipose-Derived Stem Cells and Ceiling Culture-Derived Preadipocytes Cultured from Subcutaneous Fat Tissue Differ in Their Epigenetic Characteristics and Osteogenic Potential

Sasahara, Yoshitaro; Kubota, Yoshitaka; Kosaka, Kentaro; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):644-655, September 2019.


Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations



Original Articles


Ideas and Innovations


Video+



Head and Neck: Original Articles


Trunk: Special Topic


Lower Extremity: Original Articles


Timing of Microsurgical Reconstruction in Lower Extremity Trauma: An Update of the Godina Paradigm

Lee, Z-Hye; Stranix, John T.; Rifkin, William J.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(3):759-767, September 2019.



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Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:00

Just like the tread on a car tire, the fat under your heels or toes can wear down over time. This is called "fat pad atrophy," and it affects about 30% of people over the age of 60. Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses how plastic surgeons can use fat grafting to relieve foot pain for patients suffering from fat pad atrophy.

Read the September 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Volumetric Analysis in Autologous Fat Grafting to the Foot" Ruane, Minteer, Wyse, B. Gusenoff, and J. Gusenoff.

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 pad atrophy; atrophy; foot; feet; fat grafting; MRI; 3D imaging; pedal fat grafting; pedal fat; autologous fat grafting;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 1:59

Cryopreservation is widely used to deep-freeze bloodless tissues for clinical practice, but could it be used to salvage and replant a human finger? Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses how plastic surgery researchers from China cryopreserved two patients’ amputated fingers for extended time periods and managed to reattach them successfully.

Read the September 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Replantation of Cryopreserved Fingers: An "Organ Banking" Breakthrough," by Zhu, Kou, He, Sun, Wang, Shen, Wang, Zhu, and Liang.

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; finger replantation; cryopreservation; replantation; organ banking; human finger; hand surgery; peripheral nerve; microsurgery; reconstructive surgery; transplantation; tissue engineering; amputated finger; special topic; finger;

Creator: Edoardo Raposio, MD, PhD
Duration: 2:38

In this video, Dr. Edoardo Raposio, MD, PhD discusses the article "Cell-enriched fat grafting improves graft retention in a porcine model: A dose-response study of adipose-derived stem cells versus stromal vascular fraction" by Rasmussen, Sørensen, Kurbegovic, Ørholt, Talman, Herly, Pipper, Trojahn-Kølle, Rangatchew, Holmgaard, Vester-Glowinski, Fischer-Nielsen, and Drzewiecki, which appears in the September 2019 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 144 Issue 3.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #plasticsurgery; fat grafting; porcine; cell-enriched; adipose-derived stem cells; stromal vascular fraction; dose-response; stem cell; regenerative medicine; graft retention; vascular fracture; experimental; autologous fat grafting; breast reconstruction; stem cell biology; transplant

Creator: Rod Rohrich
Duration: 2:04

Last year, over 100 thousand American women had breast reductions. And it’s no surprise: macromastia- or overly large breasts- can cause psychosocial issues and severe back pain. Even though macromastia can affect women from the onset of puberty, performing breast reductions in women under 21 is still considered to be controversial by some, due to potential minor complications.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses a new study which investigates the safety and outcomes of breast reduction surgery for adolescents and young women.

Read the September 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Complications and Quality of Life following Reduction Mammaplasty in Adolescents and Young Women," by Nuzzi, Firriolo, Pike, DiVasta, and Labow.

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; adolescent reduction mammaplasty; mammaplasty; adolescent; breast health; reduction mammaplasty; minor; self-esteem; young women; breast reduction, macromastia; body image;

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Creator: Dinah Wan
Duration: 2:09
This video displays adjunctive fat grafting during facelift. From "Safety and Adjuncts in Facelifting" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2019 – 144 (3). CME.
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Creator: Dinah Wan
Duration: 0:38
This video displays facelift incision planning. From "Safety and Adjuncts in Facelifting" Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2019 – 144 (3). CME.
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Creator: Emmanuel Racy, MD; Amanda Fanous, MD ; Thibault Pressat-Laffouilhere, MD ; Nadia Benmoussa, MD.
Duration: 3:56

Video demonstrates 3D modeling of SAC flap. From "The modified Sliding Alar Cartilage (SAC) flap: a Novel Way to Preserve the Internal Nasal Valve as Illustrated by 3D Modeling." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2019 - 144 (3).

Keywords: Internal nasal valve; scroll flap; NOSE score; PNIF test, 3D modeling; Rhinoplasty

Creator: Dr. Chin-Ho Wong and Dr. Bryan Mendelson
Duration: 1:38

Video demonstrates the technique of precise and complete release of the tear trough ligament and the origins of the orbicularis oculi. The dissection was performed as atraumatically as possible by utilizing the ‘dissection through the facial soft tissue spaces’ approach. From "The Long-Term Static and Dynamic Effects of Surgical Release of the Tear Trough Ligament and Origins of the Orbicularis Oculi in Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2019 - 144(3).

Keywords: tear trough ligament; orbicularis oculi function; functional change; release; aesthetic effects

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Creator: Derek M. Steinbacher, MD, DMD and Michael L. DiLuna, MD
Duration: 5:46

Video demonstrates the authors preferred technique for the treatment of sagittal synostosis. This novel method involves: 3D planning (VSP) and an open approach to focus on immediate correction of the anteroposterior, mediolateral, and vertex dimensions, using vault remodeling, pedicled osseous ("Maltese") crosses, and corset pericranial flaps. From "Correction of sagittal synostosis using 3D planning and Maltese cross geometry." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2019 - 144 (3).

Keywords: sagittal synostosis; 3D planning; VSP; craniosynostosis; calvarial vault remodeling; Cranial Sutures

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