Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery

Simplified approach to auricular cartilage grafts

June 4, 2012     Ivan Wayne, MD

A posterior approach to harvesting auricular cartilage--used to correct both functional and aesthetic problems in facial plastic surgery--minimizes visible scars and postoperative contour deformities. This method also permits the simultaneous harvesting of perichondrium and soft-tissue for use as a thin onlay graft.

New treatment regimen for hypertrophic scars

December 15, 2011     Steven H. Dayan, MD, FACS, John P. Arkins, BS, and Divya Vaswani, BMedSci

Submental intubation to facilitate the management of maxillofacial trauma

September 20, 2011     Robert T. Adelson, MD

A simple method of earlobe lesion excision and repair

June 13, 2011     Samuel J.C. Fishpool, BSc, MRCS(Med), Mohamed M. Abo-Khatwa, FRCS(ORL), and Jonathan E. Osborne, FRCS(ORL)

Correction of delayed enophthalmos using a custom-fashioned silicone sheeting implant

December 17, 2010     Brian K. Reilly, MD and Douglas M. Sidle, MD, FACS

Three-dimensional CT-guided custom implant for the repair of facial defects

July 31, 2010     Michelle Levian, BS, Hootan Zandifar, MD, Ryan F. Osborne, MD, and Jason S. Hamilton, MD

Platysma myocutaneous flap for oral cavity reconstruction

May 31, 2010     Kevin H. Wang, MD, Ekai Kyle Hsu, MD, MBA, and Larry J. Shemen, MD


A retrospective study was conducted to assess outcomes of reconstruction of the oral cavity with the platysma myocutaneous flap, in terms of flap survival, complications, and quality of life. Included were 10 patients with squamous cell carcinoma (stage T1 to T4; nodal status N0 to N2) of the oral cavity who were treated between 2002 and 2006. Each patient underwent tumor resection, modified radical neck dissection, and primary reconstruction with a platysma myocutaneous flap. Operating time, length of stay, time to swallow, and complications were assessed, and the University of Washington Quality of Life questionnaire was administered. Mean operating time was <4 hours, mean length of stay was 11 days, and mean time to swallow was 9 days. One patient had distal flap necrosis and one had wound dehiscence. No total flap failures or fistulas occurred. The authors conclude that the platysma myocutaneous flap provides thin, pliable, reliable tissue for use in the oral cavity. The additional operating room time is negligible, the surgical complications minimal, and the overall quality of life very good. This flap should be used more frequently in the reconstruction of oral cavity defects.

Reverse radial artery forearm flap in a case of giant hairy nevus of the face

March 1, 2010     Jagdeep S. Thakur, MS, Vijay K. Diwana, MS, MCh, Narinder K. Mohindroo, MS, DORL, Dev Raj Sharma, MS, and Anamika Thakur, MD

Subcutaneous carboxytherapy injection for aesthetic improvement of scars

February 1, 2010     Raphael Nach, MD, FACS, Hootan Zandifar, MD, Reena Gupta, MD, and Jason S. Hamilton, MD, FACS

The postauricular island flap (flip-flop flap)

December 1, 2009     Samuel C. Leong, MRCS(Edin), DOHNS, Petros D. Karkos, AFRCSI, MPhil, and Sucha Hampal, FRCS(ORL)

Ophthalmology microscalpel for super-sharp skin edges

August 31, 2009     C.W. David Chang, MD
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