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Cartas ao Editor - Ano 2012 - Volume 27 - Número 2

Ricardo Baroudi
Editor-in-Chief of the Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery)

Dear Editor

I would like to congratulate you and your team, for the inclusion of our journal in SciELO. This is, indeed, a great achievement for our society. However, the references of the articles published in our journal should be accurate so as to ensure that important studies are not prevented from being cited. Such inaccuracies recently occurred in 2 articles, namely,"Ninfoplasty:classificationandtechnicalrefinements"1 and "Inclusion of calf implants for the correction of lower limb amyotrophy"2, published in the 26.3 edition (July to September 2011) of the Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery).

In the first article mentioned above, the authors proposed a classification for the hypertrophy of small lips, without mentioning another classification previously published3-6. We would also like to emphasize that the hypertrophy of small lips is a pathology that differs from the hypertrophy of prepuce, the latter being a different condition that may not be related.

In the second article, we would like to suggest 2 of our published articles7,8.

I recommend both articles for publication, as they mainly deal with subjects that have so far been poorly described in the national and global literature. Moreover, the personal experience of the authors will certainly contribute to new publications.

Before publishing their articles, I would like to remind our colleagues to search in the Bibliographic Index of SBCP, authored by Evaldo Alves D'Assumpção and Osvaldo Saldanha.


Yhelda de Alencar Felicio
Master degree in Plastic Surgery - Universidade
Federal do Ceará (Federal University of Ceara),
Full and Specialist member of the
Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica
(Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery),
Fortaleza, CE, Brazil


REFERENCES

1. Cunha FI, Silva LM, Costa LA, Vasconcelos FRP, Amaral GT. Ninfoplastia: classificação e refinamentos técnicos.Rev Bras Cir Plást.2011;26(3):507-11.

2. Cavalcanti TOL, Pitanguy I, Ribeiro LMB, Oliveira FFG. Inclusão de implantes de panturrilha na correção das amiotrofias dos membros inferiores. Rev Bras Cir Plást. 2011;26(3):518-24.

3. Felicio Y. Chirurgie intime.Rev Chir Esth Lang Franc. 1992;XVII(67):37-43.

4. Felicio Y. Pubisplastia. Rev Cient Instituto Dr. José Frota. 2005;5(4):33-41.

5. Felicio Y. Labial surgery. Aesthetic Surg J. 2007;27(3):322-8.

6. Felicio Y. Plástica do púbis e da genitália externa: duas décadas de experiência. Rev Bras Cir Plást. 2011;26(2):321-7.

7. Felicio Y. Reconstrução das amiotrofias de pernas compróteses de silicone. Rev Cient Instituto Dr. José Frota. 2004;4(3):51-4.

8. Felicio Y. Calfplasty. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2000;24(2):141-7.





Correspondence to:
Yhelda de Alencar Felicio
Rua Professor Dias da Rocha, 1200 - Aldeota
Fortaleza, CE, Brazil - CEP 60170-310
E-mail: yheldafelicio@secrel.com.br

Correspondence submitted to SGP (Sistema de Gestão de Publicações/Manager Publications System) of RBCP (Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica/Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery).
Correspondence received: May 7, 2012
Correspondence accepted: June 13, 2012





Ricardo Baroudi
Editor-in-Chief Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica(Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery)

Dear Editor

With reference to the study entitled "Augmentation brachioplasty: surgery for improving the appearance of the arms"1, by Abadesso and Serra, published in the Rev Bras Cir Plást.2012;27(1):97-1011,Iwouldliketoaddthatasimilarapproach was reported by Dini and Ferreira2-5.

The original article2 was published in 2002 after extensive research on corpses of newborns and the preparation of silicone implants of 3 different sizes manufactured by the Brazilian company Silimed (Figure 1).


Figure 1 - Silicone implants for augmentation brachioplasty manufactured by the Brazilian company Silimed.



Initially, these silicone implants were similar to calf implants. Based on averages observed during the dissection, although the silicone implants were bigger than the calf implants, they were thinner and shorter. The drawback of these original prototypes was that the implants could rotate inside the pseudocapsule.

In August 1997, Mr. Cláudio Carvalho, Process Manager, who was responsible for Silimed implant manufacture, arranged for the production of cylindrical implants (shaped like kibes) on our request, to avoid the uncomfortable sensation of a prosthesis that sometimes is vertical and sometimes horizontal. These implants were patented by Silimed, under the numbers 2424899 and 2424900. The authors have forfeited any benefit related to the patent with consideration for the patients and the advancement of the specialty.

These cylindrical implants were manufactured on request as special products, thus becoming custom-made implants. In 2005, the original implant was donated to Dr. Moisés Wolfenson, director of the Museum of the Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery), to be included in the collection of historical pieces.

Sincerely,


Gal Moreira Dini
Plastic surgeon, full member of the Sociedade Brasileira
de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery),
Professor of Plastic Surgery at the Pontifical Catholic
University of São Paulo (PUC), Sorocaba, SP, Brazil and
of PUC-SP and UNIFESP-EPM, São Paulo, SP, Brazil


REFERENCES

1. Abadesso I, Serra F. Augmentation brachioplasty: surgery for improving the appearance of the arms. Rev Bras Cir Plást. 2012;27(1):97-101.

2. Dini GM, Ferreira LM. Braquioplastia de aumento. In: Stocchero IN, Tournieux AAB, eds. Atualização em cirurgia plástica estética e reconstrutiva. SBCP Regional SP. São Paulo: Robe; 1996. p. 481-4.

3. Dini GM, Ferreira LM. Augmentation brachioplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117(6):2109-11.

4. Dini GM, Ferreira LM. Inclusões de silicone de gel coesivo nos membros superiores. In: Ferreira LM, ed. Guia de cirurgia plástica. Guia de medicina ambulatorial e hospitalar. São Paulo: Manole; 2007. p. 733-5.

5. Dini GM, Ferreira LM. Augmentation brachioplasty with cohesive silicone gel implants. In: Shiffman MA, Giuseppe AD, eds. Body contouring. Berlin: Springer; 2010. p. 327-30.





Correspondence to:
Gal Moreira Dini
Rua Vicencia Faria Versage, 318
Sorocaba, SP, Brazil - CEP 18031-080
E-mail: dr.gal@uol.com.br

Correspondence submitted to SGP (Sistema de Gestão de Publicações/ Manager Publications System) of RBCP (Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica/Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery).
Correspondence received: June 18, 2012
Correspondence accepted: June 21, 2012






Prof. Dr. Ricardo Baroudi
Editor-in-Chief
Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery)

Dear Editor

With reference to the letter by Dr. Gal Moreira Dini, I would like make the following comments.

The article entitled "Augmentation brachioplasty" by Dini and Ferreira1, should be listed in our references, as indexed in the main databases. This article, published under section "Letters and Viewpoints," was not found during our initial search. Because of its relevance and to render it easily available, we recommend its publication as an original article.

This study proposes a new technical method that involves a different approach, considering that the implant used differs from those used in previous studies. Our premise is that an ideal implant should provide volume to the region in which is located, an effect achieved by using solid silicone (elastomer). Moreover, it should also define the contour, which can be ensured by placing silicone gel on the surface. This would allow the creation of a mixed implant, which is not yet available commercially.

Silimed® has requested that patents not be held on its products.

In our opinion, this technical method is particularly relevant. It could stimulate the interest of surgeons for this subject area and the generation of new products by this company, which would only occur if the demand for this implant increases. Moreover, we are always open to suggestions and criticism.

The development of new techniques and their constant improvement is essential for Brazil to maintain its position as the leading country in Plastic Surgery.

Sincerely,


Ivan Abadesso
Plastic surgeon, full member of the Sociedade
Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society
of Plastic Surgery), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Fernando Serra
Plastic surgeon, full member of the Sociedade
Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Society
of Plastic Surgery), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil


REFERENCE

1. Dini GM, Ferreira LM. Augmentation brachioplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006;117(6):2109-11.





Correspondence to:
Ivan Abadesso
Av. das Américas, 500 - Bloco 20 - Sala 202 - Barra da Tijuca
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil - CEP 22640-100
E-mail: abadesso.ivan@gmail.com

Correspondence received: June 26, 2012
Correspondence accepted: June 26, 2012

 

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