Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery

The Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery is an international peer-reviewed journal published 6 times a year. The online version is published on the third Monday of odd months. It focuses on advances in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to improve patients' quality of life, and encourages a deeper understanding of the basic sciences related to facial development and wound healing. The journal publishes occasional theme issues on topics such as facial rejuvenation, biotechnology, rhinoplasty, and vascular birthmarks. The acceptance rate is 33%, with 170 days from acceptance to publication; 53 days for articles published online first. Its 2011 impact factor is 1.65 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year's worth of citations to a journal's articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years). The editor is Wayne F. Larrabee Jr, MD, Clinical Professor of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.


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New surgical concept described for nasal tip recontouring

(HealthDay)—A series of cases have demonstrated how maneuvers typically reserved for the open rhinoplasty approach can be combined with minimally invasive endonasal rhinoplasty techniques for effective nasal tip recontouring, ...


Fascia lata can substitute for nasal lining in reconstruction

(HealthDay)—Fascia lata, which is a thin, pliable, and vascularized tissue, can be effectively used as a substitute for nasal lining in complex total and subtotal nasal reconstruction procedures, according to a case series ...


Positive long-term results for endoscopic forehead-lift

(HealthDay)—Patients who undergo endoscopic forehead-lift procedures report high satisfaction and lasting results, according to research published in the September/October issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.


Objective, subjective post-rhinoplasty breathing evaluated

(HealthDay)—Septorhinoplasty is associated with subjective improvement in nasal patency as well as increases in nasal volume and decreases in nasal resistance, particularly in those with severe obstruction before surgery, ...


pHDPE implant tied to increased infection risk post-rhinoplasty

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing rhinoplasty, the use of porous high-density polyethylene (pHDPE) and expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) implants is associated with increased risk of infection, according to a study ...


Peri-op antidepressant use safe for face-lift surgery

(HealthDay) -- For patients undergoing face-lift surgery, perioperative use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) seems safe and does not adversely affect outcome, according to a study published in the July/August ...