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A prospective, multi-site investigation of patient satisfaction and psychosocial status following cosmetic surgery Print

David B. Sarwer,MD, Lauren M. Gibbons,MD, Leanne Magee,MD, James L. Baker,MD, Laurie A. Casas,MD, Paul M. Glat,MD, Alan H. Gold,MD, Mark L. Jewell,MD, Don LaRossa,MD, Foad Nahai,MD, V. Leroy Young, MD
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
May 2005 (Vol. 25, Issue 3, Pages 263-269)


Although several studies have investigated patient satisfaction and changes in body image following aesthetic plastic surgery, few have investigated more specific dimensions of body image, including dysphoric emotions that occur in specific social situations or body image quality of life. In addition, few studies have investigated changes in body image that may occur in concert with changes in more general areas of psychosocial functioning, such as depressive symptoms and self-esteem.

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Ultimate Strength Properties of Control and Explanted Silastic O and Silastic I Silicone Gel-filled Breast Implant Shells Print
Harold J. Brandon, Kenneth L. Jerina, Clarence J. Wolf, V.Leroy Young
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
September 1999 (Vol. 19, Issue 5, Pages 381-387)


The effect of in vivo implantation on breast implants is important to both physicians and patients, but little information about the in vivo aging process of silicone gel-filled breast implants has appeared in the literature. The effects of the in vivo aging process could affect the durability of breast implants.

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Cryopreservation of adipose tissues: The role of trehalose? Print

Lee L.Q. Pu, Xiangdong Cui, Betsy F. Fink, Michael L. Cibull, Dayong Gao
Aesthetic Surgery Journal
March 2005 (Vol. 25, Issue 2, Pages 126-131)


Several studies have shown that one of the sugars, trehalose, can improve tissue survival after cryopreservation when combined with other cryoprotective agents, and thus may possibly be used in cryopreservation of adipose tissues that have been found more resistant to injury after freezing.

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