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Public Perception Versus Patient Preference of Ideal Breast Size Following Reduction Mammoplasty and Oncoplastic Reduction Print
Researcher: Orr Shauly, MD

Grant Award: ASERF Interim Grant

Amount Awarded: $17,000

Project Name: Public Perception Versus Patient Preference of Ideal Breast Size Following Reduction Mammoplasty and Oncoplastic Reduction

Project Summary: This study aims to identify ideal breast size and shape following breast reductive surgery as perceived by the public in comparison to that sought by patients. The majority of patients often request a “C” sized breast following reduction mammoplasty or oncoplastic reduction, dictating estimated resection size. However, we may improve patient outcomes by identifying a gap in the patient versus public perception of ideal size and better tailor resection, improving overall patient outcomes and satisfaction. This study may also help identify other key features of breast aesthetic following reduction mammoplasty other than size, including nipple placement, symmetry and projection. It will also identify key differences across different demographic groups.
 
ASF (Anterior Septal Fat) Print
Researcher: Mokhtar Asaadi, MD

Grant Award: ASERF Interim Grant

Amount Awarded: $27,000

Project Name: ASF (Anterior Septal Fat)

Project Summary: Malar bags are puffiness in the pre-zygomatic space and are classified as festoons, malar mounds and malar edema. The pathophysiology of malar bags is not well understood nor described. We have treated more than 200 patients with malar bags in the last 14 years.  We found the presence of fat deposits below the orbicularis oculi muscle and over the orbital septum, which was different from SOOF (Sub-orbicularis oculi fat).  We have named these fat deposits Anterior Septal Fat (ASF).  
ASF was seen in both patients with congenital and acquired festoons or malar mounds. Excision of ASF at the time of raising skin/muscle flap, through subciliary incision resulted in better postoperative results.

We would like to do MRI and ultrasound studies of the pre-zygomatic space in patients with festoons and in a control group without festoons. We hope that this study will help with the treatment and correction of extremely difficult festoon cases.
 
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