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Highlights of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery
Nov 2011

Highlights of Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011;13(6):377. doi:10.1001/archfacial.2011.991

Kartik D. Nettar, MD, and colleagues present the results of a blinded prospective trial comparing the efficacy of 2 commercially available neuromodulators used to treat lateral orbital rhytids. Ninety patients were treated with onabotulinumtoxinA to one side of the face and abobotulinumtoxinA to the opposite side of the face. The authors conclude that abobotulinumtoxinA offers superior efficacy in the treatment of lateral orbital rhytids compared with onabotulinumtoxinA.


Steven M. Couch, MD, and colleagues report on the intraoperative changes of the orbicularis oculi muscle relative to the inferior orbital rim during transconjunctival lower eyelid blepharoplasty with subperiosteal fat repositioning. The authors present the results of 30 consecutive patients undergoing the procedure and describe the surgical effect on the eyelid-cheek interface in the aging midface.


Kofi Boahene, MD, and colleagues performed a prospective review of a modified technique in the harvest and application of split-thickness skin grafts from the primary flap donor site in forearm fasciocutaneous flaps. The authors used this surgical technique in 16 patients and conclude that it is a reliable method of repairing the radial forearm free flap donor site that offers a number of advantages over traditional methods.


Marcelo Hochman, MD, and colleagues review the literature and present current information on the diagnosis, pathogenesis, natural history, and treatment of vascular malformations. The authors discuss the heterogeneous nature of these congenital lesions and highlight the variety of treatment options available, including medical therapy, laser photocoagulation, and surgery.


St John the Baptist in the Wilderness by Michelangelo Merisi, Called Caravaggio (1571-1610).

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This issue's Highlights were written by Richard J. Wright, MD.