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Microbes, Histology, Blood Analysis, Enterotoxins, and Cytokines: Findings From the ASERF Systemic Symptoms in Women–Biospecimen Analysis Study: Part 3 Print
Patricia McGuire, MD, Caroline Glicksman, MD, MSJ, Roger Wixtrom, PhD, C James Sung, MD, FCAP, Robert Hamilton, PhD, D(ABMLI), Marisa Lawrence, MD, Melinda Haws, MD, Sarah Ferenz, BA, Marshall Kadin, MD

Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjac225

Background: There has been an increasing need to acquire rigorous scientific data to answer the concerns of physicians, patients, and the FDA regarding the self-reported illness identified as breast implant illness (BII). There are no diagnostic tests or specific laboratory values to explain the reported systemic symptoms described by these patients.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine if there are quantifiable laboratory findings that can be identified in blood, capsule tissue pathology, or microbes that differentiate women with systemic symptoms they attribute to their implants from 2 control groups.  

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A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial Evaluating the Single and Combined Efficacy of Radiofrequency and Hybrid Fractional Laser for Nonsurgical Aesthetic Genital Procedures in Post-Menopausal Women Print
Christine Wamsley, BA, Mikaela Kislevitz, MD, BSN, RN, Nicole R Vingan, BS, Sydney Oesch, MD, Karen Lu, MD, Jennifer Barillas, BS, John Hoopman, CMLSO, Yucel Akgul, MD, PhD, Deniz Basci, MD, Kimberly Kho, MD, Phillipe E Zimmern, MD, Jeffrey M Kenkel, MD, FACS
Aesthetic Surgery Journal, sjac202

Background: The efficacy of interventions that provide long-term relief of genitourinary symptoms of menopause has not been determined.
Objectives: The authors sought to evaluate radiofrequency and hybrid fractional laser (HFL) treatments for menopausal vulvovaginal symptoms.   

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Fat Transfer for Gluteal Augmentation: An Expert Video Roundtable Discussion Print
Jeffrey M. Kenkel, MD, FACS, Daniel Del Vecchio, MD, Simeon Wall, Jr., MD, FACS, Patrick Pazmino, MD 

Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum, Volume 4, 2022, ojac053  

Background: The authors are pleased to present an expert video roundtable discussion on fat transfer for gluteal augmentation. The discussants include a panel of leading experts in aesthetic surgery, and the video roundtable was recorded live at The Aesthetic Meeting 2022 in San Diego, CA, USA. The panelists provide an overview of the current challenges, areas of research, and education being undertaken to improve the gluteal augmentation procedure, often referred to as the “Brazilian Butt Lift.”   

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