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Original Investigation 
James P. Bonaparte, MD, MSc, FRCSC; David Ellis, MD, FRCSC

Importance  This prospective cohort study provides evidence and information on the mechanism of action of onabotulinum toxin A on the reduction of skin elasticity and pliability. Understanding the natural course that onabotulinum toxin A has on the elasticity of skin may help physicians understand why there appears ...

Invited Commentary 
Catherine P. Winslow, MD

The fountain of youth or potent neurotoxin? Botulinum toxin represents both. It has long been known that victims of facial paralysis present a more youthful visage on the paralyzed side, and minimizing muscular contractions can help prevent the formation of folds and rhytids in facial skin. The biochemical ...

Surgical Pearls  FREE
Abel-Jan Tasman, MD; Gustavo Suarez Paez, MD
Surgical Pearls  FREE
Eugenia Chu, MD; Richard E. Davis, MD

This surgical technique video illustrates SMAS debulking. Combined with a strong and well-projected skeletal framework and meticulous aftercare, it will often result in substantial cosmetic improvement, and a satisfactory surgical outcome.

Importance  Patients who experience immediate postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) after their facial plastic surgery procedure have a higher incidence of complications and dissatisfaction.

Objectives  To determine whether a single dose of aprepitant administered preoperatively can decrease the incidence of immediate PONV in patients undergoing facial ...

Surgical Pearls  FREE
Yong Ju Jang, MD, PhD; Hye Ran Hong, MD

This surgical technique video illustrates the use of the vertically oriented shield graft for augmentation and refinement of the nasal tip in Asian patients.

Original Investigation 
Jong Sook Yi, MD; Yong Ju Jang, MD, PhD

Importance  Facial asymmetry is frequently detected in patients who are seeking rhinoplasty for a deviated nose, and its presence often leads to failure to create a straight-looking nose.

Objective  To analyze the frequency and characteristics of facial asymmetry in patients with a deviated nose and to ...

Original Investigation 
James Hakjune Kim, BS; Ashley Hamamoto, BS; Nicole Kiyohara, BA; Brian J. F. Wong, MD, PhD

Importance  In rhinoplasty, techniques used to alter the shape of the nasal tip often compromise the structural stability of the cartilage framework in the nose. Determining the minimum threshold level of cartilage stiffness required to maintain long-term structural stability is a critical aspect in performing these surgical ...

Original Investigation 
Kristin A. Jones, MD; Keith A. LaFerriere, MD
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Importance  Minor adverse effects related to anesthesia are common and worrisome to patients, including perioperative vomiting, gagging on the endotracheal tube, incisional pain, and nausea. A previously published intravenous anesthesia protocol reports extremely low rates of postoperative nausea and vomiting (<1%) and decreases in postoperative pain perception ...

Research Letter 
Tsung-Yen Hsieh, MD; Jamie L. Funamura, MD; Christina Roth, MS, CCC-SLP; Zachary Rubin, BS; Sri Kurniawan, PhD; Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH

This study describes development of an iPad-based speech therapy game to improve speech accuracy in children with cleft lip and palate.

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