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AADE in Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Abstracts in Anthropology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Academic Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.527, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Radiologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.754, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Radiologica Open     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Sociologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.939, CiteScore: 2)
Action Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53, SJR: 0.308, CiteScore: 1)
Active Learning in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 396, SJR: 1.397, CiteScore: 2)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.288, CiteScore: 1)
Administration & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.675, CiteScore: 1)
Adoption & Fostering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.313, CiteScore: 0)
Adsorption Science & Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 1)
Adult Education Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259, SJR: 0.566, CiteScore: 2)
Adult Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Advances in Dental Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.791, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Developing Human Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.614, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mechanical Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 156, SJR: 0.272, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Structural Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.599, CiteScore: 1)
AERA Open     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Affilia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.496, CiteScore: 1)
Africa Spectrum     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Agrarian South : J. of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.214, CiteScore: 1)
Alexandria : The J. of National and Intl. Library and Information Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68)
Allergy & Rhinology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AlterNative : An Intl. J. of Indigenous Peoples     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.194, CiteScore: 0)
Alternative Law J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.351, CiteScore: 1)
Alternatives to Laboratory Animals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.297, CiteScore: 1)
American Behavioral Scientist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.982, CiteScore: 2)
American Economist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Educational Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 259, SJR: 2.913, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 0.67, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Cosmetic Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American J. of Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.646, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Hospice and Palliative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 0.65, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Law & Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.204, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Lifestyle Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.431, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Medical Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.777, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Men's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.595, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Rhinology and Allergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.972, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Sports Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 247, SJR: 3.949, CiteScore: 6)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.313, CiteScore: 1)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.062, CiteScore: 2)
American Sociological Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356, SJR: 6.333, CiteScore: 6)
American String Teacher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Analytical Chemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.224, CiteScore: 1)
Angiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.849, CiteScore: 2)
Animation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.197, CiteScore: 0)
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.634, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.807, CiteScore: 1)
Annals of Pharmacotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58, SJR: 1.096, CiteScore: 2)
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 1.225, CiteScore: 3)
Annals of the ICRP     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.548, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropocene Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 3.341, CiteScore: 7)
Anthropological Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48, SJR: 0.739, CiteScore: 1)
Antitrust Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.635, CiteScore: 2)
Antyajaa : Indian J. of Women and Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Applied Psychological Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21, SJR: 1.17, CiteScore: 1)
Applied Spectroscopy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.489, CiteScore: 2)
Armed Forces & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Arthaniti : J. of Economic Theory and Practice     Full-text available via subscription  
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Pacific Media Educator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.23, CiteScore: 0)
Asia-Pacific J. of Management Research and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Asia-Pacific J. of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.558, CiteScore: 1)
Asia-Pacific J. of Rural Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Asian and Pacific Migration J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.324, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Cardiovascular and Thoracic Annals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 0)
Asian J. of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian J. of Legal Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian J. of Management Cases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
ASN Neuro     Open Access   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.534, CiteScore: 3)
Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.519, CiteScore: 3)
Assessment for Effective Intervention     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.578, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian J. of Early Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.535, CiteScore: 1)
Australasian Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.433, CiteScore: 1)
Australian & New Zealand J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30, SJR: 1.801, CiteScore: 2)
Australian and New Zealand J. of Criminology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 546, SJR: 0.612, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Career Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australian J. of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51, SJR: 0.403, CiteScore: 1)
Australian J. of Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.497, CiteScore: 1)
Autism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356, SJR: 1.739, CiteScore: 4)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Avian Biology Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.401, CiteScore: 1)
Behavior Modification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.877, CiteScore: 2)
Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Behavioral Disorders     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bible Translator     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Biblical Theology Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.184, CiteScore: 0)
Big Data & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 55)
Biochemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Bioinformatics and Biology Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
Biological Research for Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.685, CiteScore: 2)
Biomarker Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.81, CiteScore: 2)
Biomarkers in Cancer     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Biomedical Informatics Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.235, CiteScore: 0)
BMS: Bulletin of Sociological Methodology/Bulletin de Méthodologie Sociologique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.531, CiteScore: 3)
Bone and Tissue Regeneration Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brain and Neuroscience Advances     Open Access  
Brain Science Advances     Open Access  
Breast Cancer : Basic and Clinical Research     Open Access   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.823, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Music Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
British J. of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 252, SJR: 0.323, CiteScore: 1)
British J. of Pain     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.579, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Politics and Intl. Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.91, CiteScore: 2)
British J. of Visual Impairment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
British J.ism Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
BRQ Business Review Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Building Acoustics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.215, CiteScore: 1)
Building Services Engineering Research & Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.583, CiteScore: 1)
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Business & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.348, CiteScore: 1)
Business Information Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.279, CiteScore: 0)
Business Perspectives and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Cahiers Élisabéthains     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
California Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37, SJR: 2.209, CiteScore: 4)
Canadian Association of Radiologists J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.463, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Kidney Health and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.007, CiteScore: 2)
Canadian J. of Nursing Research (CJNR)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Canadian J. of Occupational Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 166, SJR: 0.626, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.769, CiteScore: 3)
Canadian J. of School Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.266, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Pharmacists J. / Revue des Pharmaciens du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.536, CiteScore: 1)
Cancer Control     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cancer Growth and Metastasis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cancer Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Capital and Class     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.282, CiteScore: 1)
Cardiac Cath Lab Director     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Open     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.44, CiteScore: 1)
Cartilage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.889, CiteScore: 3)
Cell Transplantation     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.023, CiteScore: 3)
Cephalalgia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.581, CiteScore: 3)
Cephalalgia Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Child Language Teaching and Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.501, CiteScore: 1)
Child Maltreatment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.22, CiteScore: 3)
Child Neurology Open     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Childhood     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.894, CiteScore: 2)
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Information     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 2)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.221, CiteScore: 0)
Chinese J. of Sociology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Christian Education J. : Research on Educational Ministry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronic Illness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.672, CiteScore: 2)
Chronic Respiratory Disease     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.808, CiteScore: 2)
Chronic Stress     Open Access  
Citizenship, Social and Economics Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Cleft Palate-Craniofacial J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.757, CiteScore: 1)
Clin-Alert     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis     Open Access   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.49, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical and Translational Neuroscience     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Clinical Case Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.364, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.73, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical EEG and Neuroscience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.552, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.537, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Blood Disorders     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.314, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Circulatory, Respiratory and Pulmonary Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.425, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Ear, Nose and Throat     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Endocrinology and Diabetes     Open Access   (Followers: 33, SJR: 0.63, CiteScore: 2)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.129, CiteScore: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Pediatrics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Psychiatry     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Reproductive Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.776, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Therapeutics     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.172, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Trauma and Intensive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Urology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Clinical Medicine Insights : Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Clinical Nursing Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 0.471, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Pathology     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Clinical Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.487, CiteScore: 1)
Clinical Psychological Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 3.281, CiteScore: 5)
Clinical Rehabilitation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 78, SJR: 1.322, CiteScore: 3)
Clinical Risk     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.133, CiteScore: 0)
Clinical Trials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22, SJR: 2.399, CiteScore: 2)
Clothing and Textiles Research J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.36, CiteScore: 1)
Collections : A J. for Museum and Archives Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Common Law World Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Communication & Sport     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.385, CiteScore: 1)
Communication and the Public     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communication Disorders Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.458, CiteScore: 1)
Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24, SJR: 2.171, CiteScore: 3)
Community College Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.451, CiteScore: 1)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 291, SJR: 3.772, CiteScore: 3)
Compensation & Benefits Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.843, CiteScore: 2)

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American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Number of Followers: 9  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0748-8068 - ISSN (Online) 2374-7722
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  • Modified Suture Technique to Improve Cosmetic Appearance and Wound
           Dehiscence in Upper Blepharoplasty

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      Authors: Nabil Fakih-Gomez, Roshini Manay, Andres Bastidas, Ibrahim Fakih-Gomez
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      The objective of the study was to compare wound dehiscence in upper blepharoplasty between the traditional suturing technique and the modified suturing technique in split-face study. A prospective, intrapatient split-face study was conducted from October 2019 to August 2020 in 40 patients who underwent upper blepharoplasty. The incision was made on both eyes, where the left eye received 3 subcutaneous buried sutures (6-0 polyglactin) before interrupted 6-0 nylon skin closure (modified technique), and the right eye underwent skin closure only (traditional technique). At 3 months, the aesthetic results using Hollander wound scale were evaluated by patients and an independent surgeon blinded to the method of closure. The study included 40 patients with an average age of 45 years. At 3 months, 39 patients (97.5%) recorded lateral wound dehiscence on the right eye and 0 patients (0%) on the left eye. The patient was scored 2 on the right eye and 5 on the left eye by the surgeon, whereas the patient scored 3 on right eye and 5.5 on left eye on Hollander wound scale. The modified technique in upper blepharoplasty proved to be a more aesthetically appealing and effective method to achieve a better scar in inverted canoe-shaped incisions with high-tension closure in well-positioned eyebrow.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-05-03T10:07:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/07488068211010077
       
  • Oculoplastic Surgeons’ Surgical, Clinical, and Management Experiences
           During the COVID-19 Crisis

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      Authors: Natalie A. Homer, Aliza Epstein, John W. Shore, Marie Somogyi
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      During the COVID-19 crisis, the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS) recommended cessation of all nonurgent oculofacial services, imparting unprecedented challenges in patient care and practice management. An anonymous survey was performed to assess surgeons’ surgical, clinical, and financial experiences during the COVID-19 restrictions. Results were collected from April 20 to May 1, 2020 and analyzed. A total 112 ASOPRS members participated. A significant majority (81.52%) performed surgeries during the COVID-19 restrictions. Fourteen percent did not allow trainee participation. While operating, 34.41% always wore an N-95 mask. Preoperative patient COVID-19 testing was mandated in 37.21% of practices. Fewer than half of surgeons were required to leave the operating room during intubation. A large majority (88.76%) of ASOPRS members used telemedicine, with most finding the virtual platform to function moderately well (62.92%) for oculofacial evaluations. Senior ASOPRS members were less interested in continuing virtual patient encounters in the future (P = .0130). Nearly all private practice surgeons (95.38%) had applied for federal funding and 83.51% expressed concern about the long-term financial well-being of their practice. ASOPRS surgeons have provided emergency oculofacial patient care during COVID-19, though often without proper safety precautions. New virtual patient evaluation platforms and financial practice hardships have posed additional challenges.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-04-22T05:13:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/07488068211009062
       
  • Dissection Methods in Abdominoplasty: A Systematic Review and
           Meta-Analysis

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      Authors: Peter Duy Tran, Clement Lam Tsang, Ron Paul Bezic
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Abdominoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed worldwide. Despite recent advances in surgical technique, the risk of complications remains high. The advantages of using various dissection devices as a method of flap elevation in abdominoplasty remains unclear. A systematic search was undertaken to identify studies comparing electrocautery dissection with scalpel dissection and plasma-kinetic energy-based dissection methods in abdominoplasty. A meta-analysis was performed using the selected studies. Seven studies were analyzed. These studies included a total of 1143 patients who underwent abdominoplasty using electrocautery (n = 617), steel scalpel (n = 457), or plasma dissection (n = 69). A meta-analysis was conducted, which showed an overall reduction in incidences of seroma, operative time, and length of hospital stay in the scalpel dissection group compared with the electrocautery group. The plasma dissection group showed a reduction in rate of postoperative wound infection and hematoma, as well as a reduction in drain output and length of hospital stay, compared with the electrocautery group. There are few studies comparing outcomes using different dissection techniques in abdominoplasty. These studies are small and heterogeneous in design. However, using plasma-kinetic energy-based devices or scalpel dissection appears to be associated with reduced complication rates, shorter operative time, lower drain volumes, and a reduction in the length of hospital stay.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-03-22T09:38:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/07488068211002733
       
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery in the Post-COVID Era

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      Authors: Elie M. Ferneini, Steven Halepas
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-03-20T07:22:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/07488068211001247
       
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence: Treatment With Platelet-Rich-Plasma Injection
           and Placement of Polydioxanone Threads—A Pilot Study

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      Authors: Ariel Luksenburg, Juan J. Barcia, Roberto Sergio, Santiago Fernandez, Marco A. Pelosi, Marco A. Pelosi
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Stress urinary incontinence is an important clinical problem that affects millions of women worldwide. The aim of this article was the evaluation of a minimally invasive procedure as an alternative treatment for mild urinary stress incontinence in women, using platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) injections and polydioxanone (PDO) threads. A total of 23 patients with mild urinary incontinence, mean age 46, were evaluated with detailed history, examination, urinary diary, complete laboratory tests, ultrasonography, urodynamic studies, and completion of International Consultation on Incontinence Questionaire–Urinary Incontinence Short Form (ICIQ-UI SF). Under local anesthesia, PRP was injected through the anterior vaginal wall, PDO threads placed in paraurethral, suburethral, and lateral urethrovaginal spaces, using instruments developed for safe and effective performance. Patients were analyzed at 1, 2, 4, 8 weeks and 6 months posttreatment. A total of 10 patients were biopsed preoperatively and 60 days after treatment. Symptoms and ICIQ-UI SF score were significantly improved. Postoperative urodynamic studies were normal in all cases. Biopsies after treatment showed a dense connective tissue tridimensional mesh. No complications or adverse effects were observed. All patients declared satisfaction with results, will have the procedure again, and will recommend it. The minimally invasive technique presented here results in strengthening of the paraurethral, suburethral, and lateral urethrovaginal spaces and the mucosa of the anterior vaginal wall. The combination of PRP injections and the placement of PDO threads creates a fibrotic and absorbable mesh-like structure, aimed to increase the urethral resistance, so that under effort the intravesical pressure does not overcome the urethral pressure. These results suggest that the procedure is safe and a cost-effective alternative in patients with mild urinary incontinence, reducing the need for invasive surgical procedures. Larger studies are needed to confirm the results of this study.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-03-08T05:48:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821998100
       
  • Ability to Identify External Ear Deformities and Normal External Ear
           Anatomy Based on Year and Specialty of Medical Training

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      Authors: Rahul M. Varman, Kaylee Schrader, Callie Fort, Hannah Daniel, Mhd Hasan Al Mekdash, Joshua Demke
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      The aim of this study was to analyze a potential association between resident training level/specialty type and correct identification of external ear deformities/external ear anatomy. A Qualtrics survey was distributed via email to all pertinent residency programs in the United States. The survey captured specialty type (Otolaryngology, Pediatrics, and Plastic Surgery) and level of training (PGY 1-2 and PGY 3+). The assessment asked residents to identify 10 clinically relevant external ear deformities and 10 normal pinna anatomic subunits. Chi-square tests were used to examine the association between the level of training/specialty type and performance on individual survey items. To examine group performance on overall mean scores of the external ear deformity/external ear anatomy survey, a t-test and factorial analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used. Responses from 105 residents were analyzed. Senior residents (PGY 3+) performed significantly better in correctly identifying Microtia Grade 3, Question Mark ear, and Cryptotia as compared to junior residents (PGY 1-2). Senior residents performed significantly better in the identification of external ear deformities (P = .002) and normal pinna anatomical subunits (P < .001). Otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery residents performed significantly better in the identification of external ear deformities (P < .001) and normal pinna anatomical subunits (P < .001) than Pediatrics. There were no significant interaction effects between the level of training and the specialty type on either ear deformity or normal pinna anatomy identification. Residents had a 34.5% success rate of identifying ear deformities and showed improved confidence in identification when exposed to a digital-based examination. Improved education methods for detection will help with timely correction of ear deformities.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-19T09:46:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821993681
       
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      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-18T05:46:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821993320
       
  • Perioperative Skin Conditioning for Patients With Skin of Color

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      Authors: Alix Ferdinand, Suzan Obagi
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      The interest in cosmetic procedures for patients with skin of color is on an upward trend. Globally, dyschromia and hyperpigmentation remain the most common disorders for which patients seek treatment. The goals of a perioperative skin conditioning program include allowing a broad range of patients to be treated regardless of skin phototypes, maximizing results, and reducing risk of complications such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and managing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation if it occurs. The purpose of this article is to highlight common pigmentation concerns among patients with skin of color, the topical agents used to combat these concerns, and a practical approach to creating an effective yet straightforward topical skin care regimen that can be used across a wide range of patient skin phototypes. Before and after photos of patients with a variety of pigmentation concerns are presented along with a description of the treatment regimen used to improve their conditions and to get their skin to a safer state prior to performing any office-based procedures. By understanding the main concerns of patients with skin of color, one can use a simple and effective skincare regimen to allow these patients to be more safely treated. An effective skincare regimen both prepares the skin prior to procedures and postoperatively to help minimize dyschromias in the postoperative phase.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-17T04:59:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821989895
       
  • Treatment Outcomes of Facial Rejuvenation With a Novel Hyaluronic Acid
           Filler in Asian Women

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      Authors: Tae In Lee, Won Seok Shim, Jung Heum Park, Kyung Hi Choi, Cheol Jeong, Seung Soo Kim, Tae Seob Kim, Yu Kwan Song
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      We conducted this study to assess the short-term treatment outcomes and safety of facial rejuvenation with the YVOIRE volume plus (LG Chem Ltd., Seoul) in Asian women. In this multicenter, retrospective study, we evaluated a total of 291 women (n = 291) who received a facial rejuvenation with the YVOIRE volume plus. We monitored time-dependent changes in the mean Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS) scores at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. In addition, we estimated the duration of efficacy based on the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis. Furthermore, we analyzed incidences of postoperative complications. Our clinical series of the patients achieved mean GAIS scores of 3.44 ± 0.69 points. There were no significant time-dependent changes in the mean GAIS scores (P > .05). Moreover, the duration of efficacy was estimated at 242.71 ± 17.85 days (95% confidence interval: 228.59-263.44). A total of 37 cases (12.7%) of postoperative complications occurred, all of them were of mild severity. In conclusion, our surgical technique, combined with YVOIRE volume plus, is of significance in that it attempted to address both dynamic and static aspects of the facial rejuvenation. But this deserves further studies using 3-dimensional imaging modalities.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-15T07:53:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821991422
       
  • Book Review: Suzanne Noël: Cosmetic Surgery, Feminism and Beauty in Early
           Twentieth Century France by Paula J. Martin

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      Authors: Jane Petro
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-13T10:36:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821993667
       
  • Women in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: An Analysis of Female Authorship in
           Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Over the Last 10 Years

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      Authors: Pari Swarnkar, Vikram Sinha, Carole Spake, Joseph Crozier, Ledibabari M. Ngaage, Lauren O. Roussel, Mimi R. Borrelli
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      There is a significant gender gap in research conducted by women in plastic surgery. Previous work has not explored female authorship trends in cosmetic plastic surgery. We asked how authorship trends in cosmetic plastic surgery compare with those in plastic surgery overall, over the last 10 years. All the articles published in Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (JPRAS), Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine (JAMA facial plastics), and Aesthetic Surgery Journal. (ASJ) in 2009, 2014, and 2019 were retrieved. The gender of the first and last author was determined. In addition, article type and total number of authors were extracted. Chi-square or Fisher exact test were performed to determine differences between groups Linear regression models were used to investigate whether total number of authors, or female last authorship predicted female first authorship. A total of 4358 articles were reviewed. Of these, 16.6% (n = 723) were published by a female first and/or last author. Percent of female first and/or last author increased with time, from only 12.2% in 2008, to 15.9% in 2014, reaching 21.7% in 2019. A total of 25% (n = 181) of randomized controlled trials were published by a female first and/or last author compared with only 14% (n = 440) of case studies. Female first and last authorship both increased across the 10-year study period, but there were consistently more female first authors than female last authors in all 3 surveyed years (P < .001). There was an 86% increased chance of female first authorship if the last author was also female (P < .001), and a 7% increased likelihood of female first authorship (P = .002). Women have a lower representation in the cosmetic plastic surgery literature than men. This gender disparity gap, however, is decreasing. While encouraging, opportunities for improvement remain.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-06T11:42:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821991416
       
  • Comparison of Prabotulinumtoxin A to Onabotulinumtoxin A in the Treatment
           of Lateral Canthal Rhytids: A Side-by-Side, Randomized, Double-Blind
           Comparison

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      Authors: Wesley L. Brundridge, Craig N. Czyz, Jill A. Foster, Christopher M. DeBacker, David E. E. Holck
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Botulinum toxin type A (Onabotulinumtoxin A, Incobotulinumtoxin A, Abobotulinumtoxin A) has been successfully used in the treatment of lateral canthal rhytid (crow’s feet) reduction. Prabotulinumtoxin A is a newer medication that has been shown to have efficacy for the treatment of upper limb spasticity and improvement in moderate to severe glabellar lines. This study evaluated the onset of action, maximal effect, duration of action, and side effect profile for Prabotulinumtoxin A compared with Onabotulinumtoxin A in the treatment of crow’s feet. A total of 18 subjects aged 25 to 60 without a previous history of neuromuscular disorders, eyelid surgery, or botulinum toxin type A injections were included. Patients received 3 injections of botulinum toxin in the crow’s feet area on each side. Each side received 4U/.1cc of Prabotulinumtoxin A or Onabotulinumtoxin A at each site for a total of 12U/.3cc. The surgeon was masked to the serotype injected. The subjects had their lateral canthal areas photographed in relaxed and smiling positions preoperatively, daily from postinjection days 1 to 4, and weekly thereafter for a total of 12 weeks. Two masked oculoplastic surgeons were given the preoperative photos and postinjection photos and graded them on a scale of 0 to 3 (0 = no wrinkles, 1 = minimal wrinkles, 2 = moderate wrinkles, 3 = significant wrinkles). All subjects tolerated the injections well with no significant side effects or complications. The average onset of action was 3.47 days (1-14) for Onabotulinumtoxin A and 3.81 (1-14) for Prabotulinumtoxin A. The average time to peak effect was 11.11 days (1-56) for Onabotulinumtoxin A and 9.58 days (2-42) for Prabotulinumtoxin A. The average duration of action with improvement compared with baseline crow’s feet was 11.22 weeks (7-12) for Onabotulinumtoxin A and 11.11 weeks (6-12) for Prabotulinumtoxin A. Treatment of crow’s feet lines with Prabotulinumtoxin A achieves a comparable efficacy and safety profile compared with Onabotulinumtoxin A at a 1:1 dose. Therefore, Prabotulinumtoxin A can be used as another option in the treatment of crow’s feet.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-05T12:06:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821989882
       
  • Trading Osteoplasty for Osteotomy in an Attempt to Achieve a Rapid
           Recovery Rhinoplasty

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      Authors: Dominick J. Gadaleta, Anna Frants, Benjamin C. Paul, David Rosenberg
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Nasal bone lateral osteotomies are a critical component of open and closed rhinoplasty. Lateral osteotomies represent the most traumatic component of rhinoplasty and contribute to significant edema and ecchymosis in the periorbital region. We believe that lateral osteotomies are often performed more frequently than necessary. The senior author of this article has significantly decreased the number of lateral osteotomies that he performs during rhinoplasty and instead advocates for the use of osteoplasty with a rasp when appropriate to narrow and shape the bony dorsum without forming a wide flat open-roof deformity. This study is a retrospective chart review of 239 patients who underwent rhinoplasty with the senior author. Almost half of the patients (44%) did not undergo osteotomies. The revision rate is less than 1% (2 patients). Avoidance of lateral osteotomies in carefully selected patients can offer a more appealing “rapid recovery rhino,” which is characterized by decreased edema, swelling, and faster recovery time with less limitations on postoperative restrictions.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-05T09:44:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821991427
       
  • Comparative Study of Intradermotherapy With Pressurized Injection System
           and Needles

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      Authors: Rafaella Rêgo Maia, Rodrigo Marcel Valentim da Silva, Patrícia Froes Meyer, Eneida de Morais Carreiro, Fábio dos Santos Borges, Joyce Rodrigues, Stephany Luanna Queiroga Farias, Generina Temoteo de Oliveira Varela
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Intradermotherapy allows for treatment of different aesthetic conditions. Currently, it can be applied in its conventional form using needles or using the pressurized technique. The sample consisted of 35 women with adiposity located in the abdominal region. The volunteers were randomly assigned to 3 subgroups: G1 (n = 12) who were subject to the pressurized technique and the conventional technique with needles using only saline substance, with 6 volunteers in each application mode; G2 (n = 9), who received pressurized application using Concept Ti Liporedutor (lipolytic substance); and G3 (n = 14), who were treated with the needle injection technique, with the same substance used in G2. All groups received 4 treatment sessions with 2-week intervals between them. The analysis of the fat layer conducted 90 days after the initial application demonstrated a significant reduction in measurements in the treated groups, and also when compared with the control group, both for ultrasound, perimetry, and plicometry (only right side) data. Despite the effectiveness of the 2 application techniques, the pressurized method showed superior results. Hyperemia and skin marks were among the adverse reactions reported by the groups, but they showed quick resolution. It is noteworthy that most of the volunteers in the treated groups evaluated the results positively and were satisfied with the treatment. The intradermotherapy protocol with lipolytic substance significantly reduced the fat layer, with more evident results when using the pressurized application method.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-03T10:34:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821990167
       
  • Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty: A Technical Note

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      Authors: Ian S. Lehrer, Joe Niamtu
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Cosmetic facial surgery procedures and therapies have continued to evolve with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques with a shorter recovery time. We present a how-to guide for nonsurgical rhinoplasty including the use of different hyaluronic acid fillers. We provide examples of before and after patient photos as well as photos demonstrating our technique. This technical note highlights the popular concept of minimally invasive nasal contouring using dermal fillers. As such, we provide a brief overview of different dermal fillers that can be used for this application, potential problems and complications, as well as remedies. Dermal fillers have become an entry point into cosmetic surgery for many patients. Our technique of nasal contouring with hyaluronic acid fillers in particular yields safe, effective, and repeatable results.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-03T10:32:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821990159
       
  • Quality and Reliability of YouTube for Patient Information on Facial
           Fillers

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      Authors: Manish J. Patel, Mit M. Patel, Brittany T. Abud, Robert T. Cristel
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      YouTube proves to be a source of health information for patients. This is the first study to analyze the source reliability and educational value of YouTube videos on facial filler treatments. On August 12, 2020, YouTube.com was queried using the keywords “facial filler” or “dermal filler” or “fillers.” A total of 100 were initially reviewed in which 74 videos met the inclusion criteria and were included in the final analysis. Video characteristics were recorded, and each video was graded for source reliability and educational value by using the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) benchmark criteria and the Global Quality Score (GQS), respectively. Furthermore, each video was assessed to determine whether there was discussion of 5 different topics that were deemed to be useful to patients prior to undergoing a facial filler treatment. A total of 74 videos met the inclusion criteria and had an average length of 436 seconds (7 minutes and 16 seconds), 146 805 views, 1906 likes, 73 dislikes, and 241 comments. Forty-five videos (61%) were posted with an intention to educate patients, whereas 29 videos (39%) were posted with an intention to describe a patient’s experience with facial filler treatment. Patient education videos were found to have a significantly higher educational value (PGQS < .001). Patient experience videos showed no difference in reliability score (PJAMA > .05) to patient education videos, but patient experience videos were found to have lower educational value compared with patient education videos (PGQS < .001). In addition, both categories are not providing sufficient information for informed decision-making prior to treatment deemed by the 5 selected categories we found most informative. As patients will continue to seek educational material online, clinicians should use this information to help primarily educate patients with standardized and accurate information about their treatment.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-02-01T11:05:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821991408
       
  • Successful Treatment of Refractory Atopic Dermatitis With the Use of
           High-Peak Power 1064 nm Nd:YAG Laser Therapy

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      Authors: Mistica LaBrasca, Simone Stalling, Georgann Anetakis Poulos, Suzan Obagi
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease involving the complex association of genetic, immunologic, and environmental causes. Until recently, the treatment of eczematous processes was limited to the use of topical corticosteroids, systemic immunosuppressants, and controlling environmental triggers. Photobiotherapy offers a promising approach to the management of atopic dermatitis. Photobiotherapy is the clinical application of light for healing superficial wounds. We present 2 cases of patients with biopsy-proven, long-standing, poorly controlled atopic dermatitis successfully treated with a high-peak power 1064-nm neodynium:yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser. Over the course of 9 years, each patient continued to undergo periodic laser treatments to maintain control over their disease. Both patients underwent a series of laser using high-peak power treatments with long-pulsed 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser (Cool Glide, Cutera, Brisbane, California) in “photorejuvenation/Genesis mode” over the course of 9 years. Case 1 received 29 treatments over a 9-year period. When financially able to, the patient had 1 treatment a month for 2 to 6 treatments a year. At the very least, she had a treatment during her worst flares. Case 2 received 19 treatments over 9 years with the timing being monthly when possible but with longer intervals between treatments if her disease was not flaring. One patient that was on systemic immunotherapy to control her atopic dermatitis was able to successfully come off this medication early in her treatment, and both patients experienced long-lasting improvement in their symptoms. The dramatic improvement in the skin eruption, symptoms, and quality of life in these patients further supports addition of the 300-µs 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser for the treatment of refractory atopic dermatitis. The authors are using this modality for less severe eczema that is refractory to topical therapies. However, a greater number of patients are needed as well as larger studies to further elucidate the mechanisms of lasers for eczematous processes. If further studies support this modality, it would be a safe alternative to systemic immunotherapies.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-29T11:10:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821989885
       
  • Women in Cosmetic Surgery: Why the New Committee

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      Authors: Jane A. Petro, Suzan Obagi
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-25T06:45:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806821989901
       
  • Female Cosmetic Surgeons: Past and Present Perspectives

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      Authors: Aliza Epstein, Natalie Homer, Alison Watson, Tanuj Nakra, Emily Bratton, Marie Somogyi
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-22T05:12:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806820988434
       
  • Social Media Filter Use and Interest to Pursue Cosmetic Facial Plastic
           Procedures

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      Authors: Rahul M. Varman, Nicole Van Spronsen, Mia Ivos, Joshua Demke
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Our aim was to explore the effect of social media face-altering programs on desire for subsequent facial plastic procedures. This was a cross-sectional survey study in two cities, incorporating participants ages 18 to 29 in undergraduate and graduate programs. Demographic and social media–specific factors were descriptively and quantitatively analyzed. Total respondents were n = 398. The use of face-enhancing Instagram filters was associated with subsequent desire to undergo facial plastic procedures (chi-square = 5.04, p < .05). History of prior psychiatric diagnosis was also independently associated with a desire to undergo facial plastic procedures (chi-square = 7.34, p < .05). The use of face-altering software on social media has a significant association with subsequent desire to undergo facial cosmetic procedures. Comorbid psychiatric disorders also independently have a significant effect on the desire to pursue such procedures. Continued studies and elucidation of these factors may benefit the facial plastic surgeon for appropriate counseling and management to optimize patient outcomes.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-08T06:14:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806820985751
       
  • Case of Angular Blepharitis Caused by Demodex folliculorum

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      Authors: Susan Luo, Cat Burkat, Suzanne W. van Landingham
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Angular blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid skin at the lateral canthus, most commonly caused by Staphylococcus and Moraxella species. The Demodex mite is an external parasite that often infests the human eyelid margin and has been implicated in both anterior and posterior blepharitis. The authors describe the case of a 43-year-old female who presented for evaluation of a 3-month history of bilateral canthal eyelid irritation, consistent with angular blepharitis. This is a case report and review of relevant literature. Skin biopsy showed evidence of Demodex folliculorum infestation. Multiple D. folliculorum organisms were visualized within the hair follicles and on the surface, along with pockets of acute and chronic nongranulomatous inflammation surrounding hair follicles. The patient was treated with tea tree oil applied to her eyelids and eyelashes twice daily with complete resolution of symptoms. To our knowledge, this is the first report of angular blepharitis with histopathologic confirmation of Demodex infestation. In this discussion, we cover manifestations of the Demodex mite, angular blepharitis, and treatment options. Due to the lack of literature regarding this entity, we feel that it may be an underrecognized periocular and dermatologic condition that can lead to misdiagnosis, visits to multiple practitioners, and significant functional and cosmetic sequelae to the patient. Demodex infestation should be considered on the differential diagnosis for cases of refractory angular blepharitis, particularly when unresponsive to topical steroids. Based on results from treating Demodex anterior and posterior blepharitis and this case, treatment with tea tree oil should be considered.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-06T10:33:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806820985762
       
  • Liposuction of the Neck Using Reciprocating Power Assisted Liposuction

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      Authors: Roland Boeni, Paul von Waechter-Gniadek
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      Neck liposuction in local anesthesia is a minimally invasive technique for fat reduction and skin tightening. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical safety of reciprocating power assisted liposuction (PAL) of the neck. Neck liposuction with PAL was performed on 104 consecutive patients (male = 39, female = 65), and the occurrence of side effects were noted. There were no hematomas and no marginal mandibular nerve dysfunction. Transient alopecia at the site of liposuction was found in 3 out of the 39 male patients. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, reciprocating PAL of the neck is a safe method with a very low complication rate.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-06T10:30:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806820985754
       
  • Combined Upper Blepharoplasty With Upper Eyelid Filler Injection

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      Authors: Mehryar Ray Taban
      Abstract: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Ahead of Print.
      To describe our experience with treating upper eyelid aging with combined upper blepharoplasty and upper eyelid hyaluronic acid gel filler injection. Retrospective analysis of patients with upper eyelid aging (including skin laxity/excess and fat deflation) undergoing combined upper blepharoplasty and upper eyelid hyaluronic acid gel filler injection by one surgeon. Minimum follow-up time was 3 months. Preoperative and postoperative photographs at longest follow-up visit were evaluated by blind observers. Patient satisfaction was recorded using questionnaire and phone call. A total of 40 patients (34 females, 6 males) underwent combined upper blepharoplasty with upper eyelid hyaluronic acid gel filler injection. Mean age was 43 years old (range: 26-75). All patients reported satisfaction with the surgical outcome, with no complications. 6 patients received additional touch-up filler injection postoperatively. One patient underwent additional skin removal. Upper blepharoplasty and upper eyelid hyaluronic acid gel filler injection can be safely and effectively combined together to treat upper eyelid aging for more youthful results.
      Citation: The American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
      PubDate: 2021-01-06T10:28:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0748806820985333
       
 
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