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Original Investigation 
Joshua B. Surowitz, MD; Sam P. Most, MD

Importance  The paramedian forehead flap is used to reconstruct medium to large nasal defects. The staged nature, with its vascular pedicle bridging the medial eyebrow to the nose, results in significant facial deformity. Earlier division lessens this morbidity.

Objectives  To quantify flap neovascularization 2 weeks after ...

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.
Original Investigation 
Michael J. Reilly, MD; Jaclyn A. Tomsic, MD, DMD; Stephen J. Fernandez, MPH; Steven P. Davison, MD, DDS

Importance  To date, the conversation about facial rejuvenation surgery has focused on one goal: youthfulness. However, human beings are judged throughout life based on many other characteristics and personal qualities conveyed by their faces. The term facial profiling has been used to describe this act of determining ...

Invited Commentary 
Samuel M. Lam, MD
This Invited Commentary addresses the psychosocial effects that facial plastic surgical procedures have on the perception of observers.
Original Investigation 
Dhave Setabutr, MD; Christina T. Roth, MS, CCC-SLP; David D. Nolen, MD; Brian Cervenka, MD; Jonathan M. Sykes, MD; Craig W. Senders, MD; Travis T. Tollefson, MD, MPH

Importance  Velopharyngeal insufficiency in children with cleft palate (and other causes) contributes to difficulty with communication and quality of life. The pharyngeal flap is a workhorse to address hypernasality and nasal air escape. However, there is a paucity of literature on the characteristics of cases that require ...

Original Investigation 
Carlo M. Iacolucci, MD; Caroline Banks, MD; Nate Jowett, MD; Elliott D. Kozin, MD; Prabhat K. Bhama, MD, MPH; Maurizio Barbara, MD, PhD; Tessa A. Hadlock, MD

Importance  Smiling can be a voluntary or involuntary movement. Facial reanimation procedures differ in their ability to restore a spontaneous smile, and an assay designed to evoke and evaluate a spontaneous smile is not available.

Objective  To develop and validate an assay to assess the spontaneous ...

Original Investigation 
Ralph Litschel, MD; Juleke Majoor, MD; Abel-Jan Tasman, MD
Includes: Supplemental Content, Multimedia: (powerpoint)

Importance  Protruding ears are often thought to be a stigma, supposedly drawing attention and negatively influencing the perception of personality. These purported negative effects that may indicate corrective aesthetic otoplasty in patients too young to provide informed consent have not been quantified.

Objective  To quantify attention ...

This Invited Commentary addresses the need for objective evidence of the effect of facial deformities and abnormalities on visual distraction and facial perception.
Original Investigation 
Sami P. Moubayed, MD; Daniel Labbé, MD; Akram Rahal, MD

Importance  Lengthening temporalis myoplasty is a dynamic procedure used to reanimate the middle third of the paralyzed face. Since its original description, it has been progressively modified over the years, with a reduction in the number of surgical steps. However, these modifications can decrease lengthening needed for ...

Case Report/Case Series 
Andrew A. Jacono, MD; Mike Bassiri, MD; Ben Talei, MD

Importance  Defects of the central upper lip present a challenge. A variety of techniques have been described, but most tend to efface the natural contours present in the philtrum and the cutaneous-mucosal vermilion border (Cupid’s bow). Furthermore, the techniques typically require a second-stage procedure to improve the ...

Original Investigation 
Siba Haykal, MD, PhD; Ehud Arad, MD; Shaghayegh Bagher, MSc; Carolyn Lai, MD; Marc Hohman, MD; Tessa Hadlock, MD; Ronald M. Zuker, MD, FRCSC; Gregory H. Borschel, MD

Importance  Botulinum toxin A has been described as an effective adjunct treatment for achieving symmetry in adults with facial paralysis. Few investigators have described the use of botulinum toxin A in pediatric patients with facial paralysis.

Objective  To present our preliminary experience with botulinum toxin A ...

Original Investigation 
Denis S. Valente, MD; Niveo Steffen, MD; Lauro A. Carvalho, MD; Giuliano B. Borille, MD; Rafaela K. Zanella, MD; Alexandre V. Padoin, PhD

Importance  Postoperative edema and ecchymosis following rhinoplasty are a cause of anxiety for both patients and physicians and can affect the cosmetic results. Corticosteroids have been used to reduce these events.

Objective  To determine whether preoperative use of dexamethasone sodium phosphate alters the occurrence of edema ...

Case Report/Case Series 
David A. Gudis, MD; Krishna G. Patel, MD, PhD

Importance  To describe a novel technique for repair of the whistle deformity in secondary cleft lip surgery.

Observations  Three patients who presented with a whistle deformity as a sequela of cleft lip surgery and underwent a novel myomucosal vertical Z-plasty tissue transposition at a tertiary academic ...

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