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John S. Rhee, MD, MPH

As the editor, I have the honor and pleasure of reading and reviewing the best manuscripts in the discipline of facial plastic surgery. I am often asked the questions by potential authors: “What is JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery looking for in an article? What are the factors in ...

Yelizaveta Shnayder, MD; Derrick Lin, MD; Shaun C. Desai, MD; Brian Nussenbaum, MD; Jordan P. Sand, MD; Mark K. Wax, MD
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Reconstruction of the lateral mandibular defect presents a complex challenge to the reconstructive surgeon, often involving interconnected soft-tissue and bone requirements. This review examines the current literature on functional outcomes of lateral mandibular reconstruction and presents an algorithm on selecting an optimal reconstructive choice for patients with lateral ...

Case Report/Case Series 
Ralf Siegert, MD, DDS, PhD; Saad Mohamed Saad Ibrahiem, PhD, MRCS, EBOPRAS; Ralph Magritz, MD

Importance  For optimal aesthetic construction of the auricle in patients with severe microtia, it is important to construct an exquisite framework and place it in the correct natural position. In addition to its accurate vertical and sagittal positioning, normal elevation is of utmost importance because this determines ...

Sachin S. Pawar, MD; Cody A. Koch, MD, PhD; Craig Murakami, MD

Prominent ears affect approximately 5% of the population and can have a significant psychological impact on patients. A wide variety of otoplasty techniques have been described, all sharing the goal of re-creating the normal appearance of the ear and achieving symmetry between the 2 sides. Recent trends in ...

Paul J. Carniol, MD; Mark M. Hamilton, MD; Eric T. Carniol, MD

Fractional lasers were first developed based on observations of lasers designed for hair transplantation. In 2007, ablative fractional laser resurfacing was introduced. The fractionation allowed deeper tissue penetration, leading to greater tissue contraction, collagen production and tissue remodeling. Since then, fractional erbium:YAG resurfacing lasers have also been introduced. ...

Original Investigation 
Ming Ying Lan, MD, PhD; Yong Ju Jang, MD, PhD
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Importance  Short nose, especially postoperative short nose in Asian patients, remains a challenging problem for plastic surgeons.

Objective  To determine the outcomes of revision rhinoplasty of postoperative short noses in Asian patients.

Design, Setting, and Participants  We performed a retrospective medical record review of 41 ...

Surgical Pearls 
Fazil Apaydin, MD

The author testifies that a general utility surgical “chef’s knife” should be part of the surgical set when the use of costal cartilage is an option for the patient.

Research Letter 
Jeffrey S. Jumaily, MD; Jeffrey H. Spiegel, MD

The field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery (FPRS) is an important part of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery and a certification board–mandated component of resident training. Creating a successful FPRS practice in an academic environment can be challenging, especially if the surgeon desires to provide cosmetic surgical services, ...

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