Hershcovitch and Hom review the latest information on wound healing as it relates to facial plastic surgery.
Griffin and coauthors compare objective outcomes and complications following temporalis tendon transfer in patients with and without a history of radiation to the
Moubayed and coauthors describe a novel method to locate the malar eminence using 3D-CT and a new axis system for evaluation of malar eminence symmetry.
Ahuero and coworkers perform a retrospective medical record review of 66 patients with unilateral or bilateral acquired blepharoptosis (92 eyelids) who underwent small-incision external levator advancement and describe the results of a standardized method for suture placement.
Ledgerwood et al examine the durability and biocompatibility of implanted electroactive polymer artificial muscle devices in an animal model.
O’Reilly and colleagues describe the novel use of an external tissue expander in the reconstruction of scalp and forehead defects in 7 patients who were treated for head and neck cancer.
Functional rhinoplasty is intended to improve nasal asthetics and obstruction. Zoumalan and Constantinides evaluated patients’ perceptions of nasal airflow and acoustic rhinometry to analyze the effects of different maneuvers included in septorhinoplasty.
To analyze the nasal superficial arterial vasculature to determine the direction of nasal blood flow and its possible inversion, Saban and colleagues performed 40
ultrasonography Doppler investigations in patient volunteers, 20 facial anatomic dissections in fresh cadavers, and a review of the literature on nasal blood supply.
Winkler and colleagues evaluated the incidence of infection and extrusion of porous high-density polyethylene and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene implants used in rhinoplasty at a high-volume, academic facial plastic surgery practice.
Karimi and coauthors present a practical approach to ethical issues in clinical practice of facial plastic surgery. Their survey can also be used as a stimulus for
further discussion and teaching.
Baker presents his early experience with the Tasman technique for dorsal augmentation using diced cartilage solidified by tissue sealant. Some helpful
suggestions are offered to surgeons who might wish to use this unique method of preparing a cartilaginous graft.
Cohen and Pearlman describe their experience with radix augmentation during cosmetic rhinoplasty over an 8-year period using both autologous and synthetic grafts and provide insight into maximizing success.