• Full-thickness total upper eyelid reconstruction with a lid switch flap and a reverse superficial temporal artery flap

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    : Reconstruction of the upper eyelid with the same eyelid tissue is desirable due to the ability to achieve eye opening/closing and corneal protection, and a lid switch flap is a useful method. For total defects, almost all of the tissues of the lower eyelid should be used; however, reconstruction of the lower eyelid donor site has often been undervalued. Reconstruction with an insufficient amount of soft tissue often results in complications such as lagophthalmos and ectropion. Here, we report our method of management of total upper eyelid defects and secondary reconstruction of the lower...
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  • The Gluteal Butterfly Flap: Use of a Para-sacral Artery Perforator Propeller Flap in Gluteal Augmentation

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Numerous autologous techniques for gluteal augmentation flaps have been described. In the well-known currently employed technique for gluteal augmentation, it is noticeable that added volume is unevenly distributed in the buttock. In fact, after a morphological analysis, it becomes clear that the volume is added to the upper buttock to the expense of the lower buttock.1 According to Wong's ideal buttock criteria, the most prominent posterior portion is fixed at the midpoint on the side view.2 Additionally, Mendieta et al.
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