This is a new text in plastic surgery dealing exclusively with reconstructive surgery. Rather than taking a flap-based approach, it follows a regional, problem-based structure. The emphasis will be on decision-making algorithms, exploring controversies, and presenting cutting edge techniques. The authors are a "who's who" from the most prominent and accomplished reconstructive surgeons in the world. This is a practical text rather than an encyclopedic text, intended to provide the maximum value to the reader learning or reviewing reconstructive plastic surgery. It includes numerous video clips and addresses plastic surgery problems in a very clinically relevant way.
reconstruction algorithm. Tongue reconstruction algorithm and outcomes. Mandibular reconstruction algorithm. Computer-assisted maxillary and mandibular reconstruction. Robotic oral cavity reconstruction. Pedicled flaps in head and neck reconstruction. Maxillary reconstruction algorithm. Bony midface reconstruction. Orbital and orbitomaxillary reconstruction. Skull base reconstruction. Facial nerve reconstruction algorithm. Dynamic facial reanimation. Complications in head and neck reconstruction. Facial transplantation. Breast. Implant selection algorithm. Acellular dermal matrices in breast reconstruction. Implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma. Latissimus dorsi flap breast reconstruction. Endoscopic and robotic latissimus dorsi flap harvest. Free TRAMs, muscle-sparing TRAMs, DIEP, and SIEA flaps. Abdominal donor site management: TAP block, pain pumps, mesh closures, progressive tension sutures. Imaging techniques in abdominal free flap reconstruction. Superior and inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps. Transverse upper gracilis flaps. Profunda artery perforator flap. Oncoplastic breast reconstruction. Breast reduction/mastopexy, nipple-areolar reconstruction, and fat grafting. Decision-making algorithms in breast reconstruction. Trunk/Pelvis. Sternal wound reconstruction. Chest wall reconstruction. Esophageal reconstruction. Tracheal reconstruction. Components separation and bioprosthetic mesh. Pedicled and free flaps in abdominal wall reconstruction. Endoscopic hernia repair. Spine/back reconstruction. Pelvic reconstruction. Male genital reconstruction. Extremity. Management of lower extremity trauma. Reconstruction of the ischemic lower extremity. Vascularized bone grafts for lower extremity reconstruction. Upper extremity soft tissue reconstruction. Upper extremity functional muscle transfer/tendon transfer. Nerve repair.Toe-to-thumb transfer. Hand replantation. Digital replantation. Hand transplantation. Lymphatic. Lymphedema: pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment algorithm. Vascularized lymph node transfer. Lymphovenous anastomosis. Non-microvascular surgery for lymphedema