Gassner and coauthors introduce an holistic approach to analysis and reconfiguration of the lower lateral cartilages (LLCs). It includes repositioning of the domal angle and lateral crus while preserving the structural integrity of the LLC complex. The approach is endonasal yet allows for very extensive correction of the nasal tip.
To compare the auricular projection results across 3 different techniques of sulcus construction in microtia repair (using a temporoparietal fascial flap, an anteriorly
based mastoid fascial flap, or a superficial muscular aponeurotic system advancement flap), Duvdevani and colleagues reviewed photographed patients and measured the auricular projection.
Seth et al describe a technique using anterolateral thigh fascia lata flaps to replace nasal lining in reconstruction of total or subtotal rhinectomy defects.
Bhrany et al compare high-density porous polyethylene and poly(2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) facial implants for the ability to support tissue ingrowth, angiogenesis, and resistance to extrusion.
Oliaei et al describe in vivo electromechanical reshaping of ear cartilage in a rabbit model. Ten ears (2 controls) were reshaped using percutaneous needle electrode electromechanical reshaping (5 V for 4 minutes). After euthanasia, the ears were photographed and sectioned for conventional light microscopy and confocal microscopy (live-dead fluorescent assays).
To determine the incidence of and risk factors associated with dry eye symptoms and chemosis following upper or lower blepharoplasty, Prischmann et al performed a retrospective medical record review of all blepharoplasty cases during a 10-year period. A self-reported dry eye questionnaire was used to collect baseline and follow-up data.
Lian et al used cutaneous flaps in an animal model and fluorescence and intravital microscopy to study the dynamics of platelets and leukocytes after ischemia and reperfusion of varying lengths.
Bertossi et al present their experience in the use of fresh-frozen human bone allograft as an interpositional grafting material for sliding genioplasty to correct chin deformities.
Kontis reviews contemporary injectable facial fillers such as hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite, poly-L-lactic acid, poly(methyl methacrylate), and autologous fibroblasts.
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