December 2019 - Volume 144 - Issue 6
pp: 1257-1513,960e-1138e

Original Articles


Infections following Immediate Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: A Case-Control Study over 11 Years

Banuelos, Joseph; Sabbagh, M. Diya; Roh, Si-Gyun; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(6):1270-1277, December 2019.

Systematic Review of the Impact of Acellular Dermal Matrix on Aesthetics and Patient Satisfaction in Tissue Expander-to-Implant Breast Reconstructions

DeLong, Michael R.; Tandon, Vickram J.; Farajzadeh, Matthew; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 144(6):967e-974e, December 2019.

Ideas and Innovations



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Ideas and Innovations


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Head and Neck: Original Articles


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Lower Extremity: Original Articles




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Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 2:03

11% of women worldwide suffer from lipedema- a mysterious disease that causes fat to accumulate disproportionately in the extremities, leaving them with trunk-like legs, high levels of pain, tenderness, easy-bruising, and psychological stress.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," discusses how plastic surgeons are using tumescent liposuction to treat this disease and improve patients’ quality of life.

Read the December 2019 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "New Insights on Lipedema: The Enigmatic Disease of the Peripheral Fat" by Bauer, von Lukowicz, Lossagk, Aitzetmueller, Moog, Cerny, Erne, Schmauss, Duscher, and Machens.

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Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; body contouring; cosmetic; liposuction; migraines; reconstructive surgery; lipedema; hypertension; obesity; tumescent liposuction; chronic disease; peripheral fat; swollen legs; extremities;

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Creator: Kyle Chepla, MD
Duration: 3:27

Jimmy Fallon, host of NBC’s "The Tonight Show" brought national attention to "ring avulsion" injuries in 2015 when he described the accident that nearly cost him his finger and the plastic surgeons who saved it.

In this video, Kyle Chepla, MD discusses this uncommon but possible injury and a new article on the topic, "The Impact of Microsurgery on the Treatment of Ring Avulsion Injuries" by Chiu, Matthew, and Patel, which appears in the December 2019 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 144 Issue 6.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #plasticsurgery; ring avulsion; hand; injury; microsurgery; damage; finger; hand surgery;

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