Newswise — August 10, 2015 – The editors of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open®, the official medical journals of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Best Paper Awards, recognizing outstanding new research and reviews from these leading plastic surgery journals.

The winning topics reflect intriguing trends in plastic surgery research, techniques, and outcomes—including the role of stem cells in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, the proportions of the "perfect breast," 3D nipple tattooing after breast reconstruction, and facial feminization surgery. Authors will be honored at Plastic Surgery—The Meeting 2015, the annual scientific meeting of the ASPS, to be held October 16-20, 2015, in Boston, Mass.

Awards Recognize Most-Accessed Plastic Surgery PapersThe awards recognize the best new papers by US and International authors published in the prior year. "Now in their third year, our annual Best Paper Awards are a fitting and fun way to acknowledge the researchers whose hard work drives new insights and progress in our specialty," comments Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, Editor-in-Chief of both journals.

In Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the winner for Best US Paper is "The Role of Stem Cells in Aesthetic Surgery: Fact or Fiction?" by Adrian McArdle, Kshemendra Senarath-Yapa, Graham G. Walmsley, Michael Hu, et al. An Honorable Mention for Best Ideas and Innovations Paper was awarded to Eric G. Halvorson, Michael Cormican, Misti E. West, and Vinnie Myers for their report, "Three-Dimensional Nipple-Areola Tattooing: A New Technique with Superior Results."

The Best International Paper from PRS is "Population Analysis of the Perfect Breast: A Morphometric Analysis," by Patrick Mallucci and Olivier A. Branford of the United Kingdom. The year's Best Cosmetic Paper is "Facial Feminization Surgery: The Forehead. Surgical Techniques and Analysis of Results" by Luis Capitán, Daniel Simon, Kai Kaye, and Thiago Tenorio.

Other PRS Best Paper Award Categories include Best Guest Nation Paper, Best Breast Paper, Best Experimental Paper, Best Emerging Author Paper, Best Pediatric/Craniofacial Paper, Best Hand/Peripheral Nerve Paper, and Best Reconstructive Paper.

Also announced were the second annual Best Paper Awards for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open. Reflecting the open access journal's world-wide focus, Best Regional Paper award winners are designated from Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and North America, along with awards for Best International Collaboration. The winner for Best International Collaboration-Gold is "Diffusion and Perfusion: The Keys to Fat Grafting," with authors Roger K. Khouri, Jr, Raoul-Emil R. Khouri, Jorge R. Lujan-Hernandez, Khalil R. Khouri, Luca Lancerotto, and Dennis P. Orgill representing the United States and Italy.

Reflecting the journal's commitment to reporting interesting and informative cases and clinical experiences, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards are presented in the category of Best Case Report. The winner for Best Case Report-Gold, is "Silicone Breast Implants Can Save Lives" by Heather Rosen, Mark Brzezienski, and Kent Kihyet Higdon. The full 2015 Best Paper Awards are listed and linked in special topic collections posted on the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open websites. The PRS Best Papers collection will be freely available through November 10; PRS Global Open content is always freely accessible to the reader.

The awards reflect an objective scoring process, based on the number of full-text and PDF article views on the journal website, the number of times the papers were shared by e-mail, the number of times they were added to a user's personal collection on or Average monthly scores were calculated to adjust for the time the paper was available.

All those attending Plastic Surgery—The Meeting 2015 are invited to join Dr. Rohrich at the PRS and PRS Global Open booth in the ASPS Resource Center on Sunday, October 12, at 2:45 pm for the Best Paper Awards presentation ceremony. "Please join us in congratulating this year's award winners," Dr. Rohrich adds. "We hope their efforts will inspire our readership to complete and submit their own 'best paper' to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and PRS Global Open!"

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery—Global Open® are published by Wolters Kluwer.


About Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryFor more than 60 years, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® ( has been the one consistently excellent reference for every specialist who uses plastic surgery techniques or works in conjunction with a plastic surgeon. The official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® brings subscribers up-to-the-minute reports on the latest techniques and follow-up for all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery, including breast reconstruction, experimental studies, maxillofacial reconstruction, hand and microsurgery, burn repair, and cosmetic surgery, as well as news on medico-legal issues.

About ASPSThe American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. Representing more than 7,000 Member Surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery or The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. ASPS advances quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. You can learn more and visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons at or and

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