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Must-read articles chosen by the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons:

 July 2019


Microvascular Reconstruction of the Nose with the Radial Forearm Flap: A 17-Year Experience in 47 Patients

Salibian, Arthur H. M.D.; Menick, Frederick J. M.D.; Talley, John M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  July 2019 - Volume 144 - Issue 1 - p 199-210

The authors present a series of 50 microvascular nasal reconstruction procedures performed on 47 patients.  They update prior work and provide a thorough review of how bony and cartilaginous framework restoration, microvascular lining flaps, forehead skin resurfacing, and sculpting procedures can work in concert to provide an optimal result in large nasal defects. 






Comparison of Costs and Outcomes for In-Office and Operating Room Excision of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

Ovadia, Steven A. MD; Spector, Seth A. MD, FACS; Thaller, Seth R. MD, DMD, FACS

Annals of Plastic Surgery: July 2019 - Volume 83 - Issue 1 - p 78–81

A retrospective review and cost analysis was performed on a series of 84 patients who underwent excision of non-melanoma skin cancer at the Miami VA Hospital.  Patients who underwent their procedure in the office treatment room setting had equivalent outcomes to those who underwent the procedure in the hospital OR setting, at less than one third the cost.




Female Sexual Function and Sexual Well-being Before and After Breast Reduction: A Pilot Cross-sectional Study and Review of Literature

Janik, Piotr E.; Charytonowicz, Daria; Miszczyk, Jakub

Annals of Plastic Surgery. 82(6):609-613, June 2019.

75 female patients were assessed with three different validated batteries both before and 12-36 months following reduction mammoplasty.  All three showed significant improvements following surgery.   This is the first evidence that breast reduction has a positive impact on female sexual well-being, as well as improving physical symptoms and self-image.



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