September 2020 - Volume 146 - Issue 3
pp: 465-718,258e-399e

Original Articles


Comparison of Telfa Rolling and a Closed Washing System for Autologous Fat Processing Techniques in Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

Valmadrid, Al C.; Kaoutzanis, Christodoulos; Wormer, Blair A.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):486-497, September 2020.


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In-Depth Look at the Anatomical Relationship of the Lesser Occipital Nerve, Great Auricular Nerve, and Spinal Accessory Nerve and Their Implication in Safety of Operations in the Posterior Triangle of the Neck

Amirlak, Bardia; Lu, Karen B.; Erickson, Cameron R.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):509-514, September 2020.

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Ideas and Innovations



Head and Neck: Original Articles


Full Facial Allotransplantation Including the Temporomandibular Joints: A Radiologic and Anatomical Cadaveric Study

Nunez-Villaveiran, Teresa; Fahradyan, Vahe; Dalla Pozza, Edoardo; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):622-632, September 2020.

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Trunk: Original Articles


Restoration of Spinopelvic Continuity with the Free Fibula Flap after Limb-Sparing Oncologic Resection Is Associated with a High Union Rate and Superior Functional Outcomes

Mericli, Alexander F.; Boukovalas, Stefanos; Roubaud, Margaret S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):650-662, September 2020.

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Psychometric Findings for the SCAR-Q Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Based on 731 Children and Adults with Surgical, Traumatic, and Burn Scars from Four Countries

Ziolkowski, Natalia I.; Pusic, Andrea L.; Fish, Joel S.; More

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 146(3):331e-338e, September 2020.

Lower Extremity: Original Article




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Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 4:36

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," interviews Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, to discuss how he and his team have been contouring the bones around the eyes and forehead to improve gender-affirmation outcomes in facial feminization surgery.

Read the September 2020 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Technical Pearls in Frontal and Periorbital Bone Contouring in Gender-Affirmation Surgery" by Eisemann, Wilson, Ramly, et al. Find it on PRSJournal.com.

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Keywords: plastic surgery; #PRSHotTopic; gender affirmation surgery; craniofacial surgery; reconstructive; frontal bossing; nasal frontal outflow track; brow; periorbital; bone contouring; frontal bone; skull; head;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 3:46

Each year, millions of people get scars secondary to surgery, trauma, and burns. Scar-specific patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to evaluate outcomes are needed.

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," interviews Andrea L. Pusic, MD to discuss the development of the SCAR-Q, a rigorously-developed PROM that assesses scars from the patient’s perspective, and her team’s new study that field-tested the SCAR-Q and examined its psychometric properties.

Read the September 2020 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Psychometric Findings for the SCAR-Q Patient-Reported Outcome Measure Basedon 731 Children and Adults with Surgical, Traumatic, and Burn Scars from Four Countries" by Ziolkowski, Pusic, Fish, et al. Find it on PRSJournal.com.

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; scars; scarring; surgical scars; trauma; burns; questionnaire; data; treatments; SCAR-Q;

Creator: Bernard T. Lee, MD
Duration: 4:15

In this video, Bernard T. Lee, MD discusses "Stability of Long-Term Outcomes in Implant-Based Breast Reconstruction: An Evaluation of 12-Year Surgeon- and Patient-Reported Outcomes in 3489 Nonirradiated and Irradiated Implants," which appears in the September 2020 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 146 Issue 3.

Keywords: plastic surgery; #plasticsurgery; breast surgery; implants; breast implants; Implant-based breast reconstruction; breast reconstruction; radiation therapy; autologous breast reconstruction; mastectomy; Breast-Q; patient reported outcomes; surgeon-reported outcomes; aesthetics; capsular contracture;

Creator: Rod J. Rohrich, MD
Duration: 4:59

Breast Augmentation is REAL surgery, with REAL risks. One of these potential risks is called ‘capsular contracture.’

In this video, Rod J. Rohrich, MD, Editor-in-Chief of "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery," interviews David Hidalgo MD, and Andrew Weinstein MD to discuss their new algorithm and ADM-based treatment for capsular contracture.

Read the September 2020 PRS #PlasticSurgery article, "Surgical Treatment for Capsular Contracture: A New Paradigm and Algorithm" by Hidalgo and Weinstein. Find it on PRSJournal.com.

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 augmentation; capsular contracture; ADM; acellular dermal matrix; paradigm; breast surgery; implant; bilateral; baker grade; conventional surgery; surgical therapy;

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Creator: Sameer Shakir, MD, Amy B. Spencer, PA-C, Geoffrey M. Kozak, MD, Shelby L. Nathan, MS, Ian S. Soriano MD, FACS, FASMBS Suhail K. Kanchwala, MD
Duration: 2:33

Video demonstrates the Laparoscopic harvest of DIE pedicle. From "Article Title." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 – 146(3).

Keywords: Laparoscopic DIEP harvest; Total Extraperitoneal Harvest; minimally invasive; Breast reconstruction; autologous breast reconstruction

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Creator: Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS
Duration: 3:34

Video demonstrates peri-orbital reconstruction. From "Technical Pearls in Frontal and Peri-Orbital Bone Contouring in Gender Affirmation Surgery." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - 146 (3).

Keywords: transgender, gender affirmation, facial feminization, forehead surgery, frontal bone contouring, periorbital bone contouring, aesthetics

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Creator: Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS
Duration: 7:54

Video demonstrates removal of the anterior table of the frontal sinus, contouring, and fixation. From "Technical Pearls in Frontal and Peri-Orbital Bone Contouring in Gender Affirmation Surgery." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - 146 (3).

Keywords: transgender, gender affirmation, facial feminization, forehead surgery, frontal bone contouring, periorbital bone contouring, aesthetics

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Creator: Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS
Duration: 6:36

Video demonstrates the surgical exposure. From "Technical Pearls in Frontal and Peri-Orbital Bone Contouring in Gender Affirmation Surgery." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - 146 (3).

Keywords: transgender, gender affirmation, facial feminization, forehead surgery, frontal bone contouring, periorbital bone contouring, aesthetics

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Creator: Eduardo Rodriguez, MD, DDS
Duration: 1:14

Video demonstrates patient pre-operative evaluation. From "Technical Pearls in Frontal and Peri-Orbital Bone Contouring in Gender Affirmation Surgery." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - 146 (3).

Keywords: transgender, gender affirmation, facial feminization, forehead surgery, frontal bone contouring, periorbital bone contouring, aesthetics

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Creator: David Hidalgo, MD and Andrew Weinstein, MD, MS
Duration: 1:29

Video demonstrates the inframammary approach to ADM implant pocket lining technique. From "Surgical Treatment for Capsular Contracture A New Paradigm and Algorithm." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - 146(3).

Keywords: breast augmentation, capsular contracture, acellular dermal matrix, capsulectomy

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Creator: David Hidalgo, MD and Andrew Weinstein, MD, MS
Duration: 3:26

Video demonstrates the periareolar approach to ADM implant pocket lining technique. From "Surgical Treatment for Capsular Contracture A New Paradigm and Algorithm." Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: September 2020 - 146 (3).

Keywords: breast augmentation, capsular contracture, acellular dermal matrix, capsulectomy

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Creator: Shannon Colohan
Duration: 4:20

This video displays superomedial pedicle for wise pattern breast reduction. From "Breast reduction: Surgical techniques with an emphasis on evidence-based practice and outcomes". September 2020 – 146 (3). CME.

Keywords: breast reduction, reduction mammaplasty