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Silicone granuloma formation associated with dermal injection

January 14, 2018  |  Leo L. Wang, MS; William W. Thomas, MD; Cherie M. Ditre, MD; Oren Friedman, MD

Silicone fillers, for all their advantages, are associated with significant long-term risks.

Granuloma formation secondary to silicone injection for soft-tissue augmentation in facial cosmetics: Mechanisms and literature review

January 14, 2018  |  Leo L. Wang, MS; William W. Thomas, MD; Oren Friedman, MD


The use of injectable fillers is increasingly popular as an alternative to surgery for facial cosmetic applications. In this regard, silicone is a versatile biomaterial filler that has been used for these purposes, but its use warrants further investigation, especially since it...

Proliferative pilomatricoma of the eyebrow in a 94-year-old patient

December 12, 2017  |  Christopher P. Nyte, DO

While pilomatricomas affect both the young and elderly, it is the elderly that tend to experience the advancing proliferative tumor type.

Congenital ear malformations: Effectively correcting cryptotia with neonatal ear molding

September 18, 2017  |  Collin Rozanski, BA; Joseph J. Rousso, MD

Cryptotia is a relatively common congenital ear malformation that can be difficult to correct with surgery. Treatment should be started before the first 6 weeks of life.

Massive auricular cutaneous horn

June 20, 2017  |  Christopher P. Nyte, DO

The importance of preoperative histologic examination of the horn base with a suitable shave or punch biopsy cannot be overstated given the risk of underlying malignancy.

Repair of the dilated earlobe

March 24, 2017  |  Akshay Sanan, MD; Ryan Heffelfinger, MD

Gauge ear piercing involves piercing the ear with gradual dilation and stretching of the ear lobule after plugs of increasing diameter are inserted.

Reverse omega technique for single-stage ear lobule reconstruction

September 19, 2016  |  Mofiyinfolu Sokoya, MD; Andrew A. Winkler, MD

The design of the reverse omega flaps leads to a lack of visible scars, and no major complications have been encountered.

The Antia-Buch chondrocutaneous advancement flap for auricular reconstruction

June 14, 2016  |  Rohan Joshi, MD; Anthony P. Sclafani, MD, FACS

Helical defects pose a particular reconstructive dilemma because even small alterations in the helical contour can become very visible after healing.

Medial orbital wall reconstruction with a porous polyethylene titan barrier implant

March 16, 2016  |  Alexander Ovchinsky, MD; Jeffrey P. Cranford, MD

When selecting an alloplastic implant for orbital reconstruction, it is important to consider the material properties of the implant.

A twin-center study of nasal tip numbness following septorhinoplasty or rhinoplasty

February 24, 2016  |  Marie-Claire Jaberoo, MRCS; Neil De Zoysa, MRCS; Nishchay Mehta, MRCS; Vyas Prasad, FRCS(ORL-HNS); Rebecca Heywood, MRCS; Hesham Saleh, FRCS(ORL-HNS); Joe Marais, FRCS(ORL-HNS)


Nasal tip numbness is a recognized postoperative complication after septorhinoplasty and rhinoplasty. We performed a twin-center retrospective study to determine the incidence of short- and long-term (>6 mo) nasal tip numbness after these procedures, and we studied several...

The immediate use of a silicone sheet wound closure device in scar reduction and prevention

February 24, 2016  |  James R. Parry, DO; Howard D. Stupak, MD; Calvin M. Johnson, MD


Silicone has been used successfully postoperatively in the prevention of hypertrophic and other types of adverse scars. The Silicone Suture Plate (SSP) is a new, minimally invasive, sterile wound closure device that is applied intraoperatively to prevent adverse scarring. The...

A useful technique for adjusting nasal tip projection in Asian rhinoplasty: Trapezoidal caudal extension cartilage grafting

January 22, 2016  |  Shao-Cheng Liu, MD; Deng-Shan Lin, MD; Hsing-Won Wang, MD; Chuan-Hsiang Kao, MD


The purpose of this article is to present our experience with Asian patients in (1) using a trapezoidal caudal extension cartilage graft to adjust the tip projection in tip refinement for augmentation rhinoplasty, especially for the correction of short nose, and (2) avoiding...


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