Raffaele Rauso

Raffaele Rauso
Università degli Studi della Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli · Dipartimento Multidisciplinare di Specialità Medico-Chirurgiche e Odontoiatriche

MD, PhD, MSc

About

131
Publications
61,448
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
733
Citations
Introduction
Additional affiliations
January 2012 - present
Università degli studi di Foggia
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2011 - October 2014
Sapienza University of Rome
Field of study
  • Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Anatomy
October 2010 - October 2011
University of Milan
Field of study
  • Aesthetic Surgery
July 2006 - January 2010

Publications

Publications (131)
Article
Full-text available
Introduction: Nonsurgical aesthetic treatments of the lower face are increasing in demand. In particular, they aim to restore facial youth following the changes due to progressive resorption of facial skeleton and atrophy of facial fat compartments which give the perception of a descent face. Objectives: The aim of this research is to describe t...
Article
Full-text available
Background Nonsurgical nasal reshaping (nSNR) with hyaluronic acid (HA) filler is a well-established procedure performed to ameliorate nasal appearance and considered a valid alternative to surgical rhinoplasty in selected patients. Objective The aim of our study is to evaluate the decision-making process and management of patients undergoing rhin...
Article
Full-text available
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most frequent and aggressive primary tumors in the central nervous system, representing more than 60% of all brain tumors in adults. Primary GBM remains incurable with a poor prognosis both for limited therapeutic alternatives and for a high risk of progression or recurrence. In fact, at recurrence, the f...
Article
Full-text available
Background Non-surgical nasal reshaping with hyaluronic acid filler is a well-established procedure performed in order to ameliorate nasal appearance and considered a valid alternative to surgical rhinoplasty in selected patients. The aim of this systematic review is to evaluate, in patients looking for surgical rhinoplasty who already received nSN...
Article
Full-text available
Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) includes papillary and follicular carcinomas and is the most common type of thyroid cancer. The incidence of this cancer has increased in the last few years, and even if its prognosis is generally good for a subset of patients that does not respond to radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy, the prognosis is much worse:...
Article
(1) Background: Dermal fillers are commonly used in aesthetic practice and their rheological characterization is of much interest today, as well as the stability study of the finished formula against external stimuli of a different nature (biological and physicochemical). Rheological tools have been exploited to characterize the physiochemical beha...
Article
Full-text available
Background One of the primary goals of enucleation and evisceration surgery is the restoration of an adequate orbital volume through the use of appropriately sized alloplastic or autogenous tissues. In patients inadequately treated, post-enucleation or evisceration socket syndrome occurs. Fillers are an ideal alternative for eyelid and eyebrow arca...
Article
Since a national lockdown was introduced across Italy in early 2020 in response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, access to health-care services has been limited or suspended. In this cross-sectional study, we examined the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of newly diagnosed head-and-neck cancer (HNC) patients. A total of 59 seque...
Article
Full-text available
Temporary facial nerve palsy after parotid tumor surgery ranges from 14 to 65%, depending on surgery, tumor type, and subsite. The study aimed to evaluate the role of Kabat physical rehabilitation in the outcomes of patients affected by severe facial nerve palsy following parotid gland surgery. The results and clinical data of two groups, Kabat and...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Acne is a widespread skin disease, especially among adolescents. Following the COVID-19 pandemic and the use of masks, the problem has been affecting a greater number of people, and the attention of the skin care beauty routine cosmetics has been focused on the “Maskne”, caused by the sebum excretion rate (SER) that stimulates micro...
Article
Full-text available
Background Craniopharyngioma is a rare intracranial tumor, with a high morbidity rate due to its common refractiveness to conventional treatments. BRAF V600E mutation has recently been identified as the principal oncogenic molecular driver of papillary craniopharyngiomas (PCP), one of the two main variants of craniopharyngioma. Case Presentation A...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: The dysbiosis of some cutaneous commensal microorganisms is the trigger factor for the activation of the inflammatory cascade by keratinocytes in many skin disorders. Mesotherapy is an innovative technique for many scalp disorders, with the function of restoring the physiology of the skin. (2) Methods: the antimicrobial, antibiofilm...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Cosmeceuticals are topical products applied to human skin to prevent skin ageing and maintain a healthy skin appearance. Their effectiveness is closely linked to the compounds present in a final formulation. In this article, we propose a panel of in vitro tests to support the efficacy assessment of an anti-ageing cream enriched with...
Article
Full-text available
The “Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee 17 December 2020 Meeting Briefing Document”, formulated by the FDA, reported three cases of swelling in areas previously injected with HA filler, introducing the possible relationship between a COVID-19 vaccine and adverse events in areas previously injected with HA fillers. The aim o...
Article
Full-text available
Dermal papilla cells (DPCs) are a source of nutrients and growth factors, which support the proliferation and growth of keratinocytes as well as promoting the induction of new hair follicles and maintenance of hair growth. The protection from reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the promotion of angiogenesis are considered two of the basal mechanisms...
Article
Background: The well-being of oral lichen planus patients (OLPs) may be strongly influenced by a poor quality of sleep (QoS) and psychological impairment. The aims were to analyze the prevalence of sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression in OLPs and to validate the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in OLPs. Methods: 300 keratotic OLPs (K-O...
Article
Full-text available
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid fillers are the most used worldwide, thanks to the high biocompatibility and safety profile of HA and it is also the only substance that can be “dissolved” due to the hyaluronidase effect. AIM: A retrospective clinical evaluation of the outcomes following PEG cross-linked HA-based filler injection was performed. METHODS:...
Article
Background Nowadays, the incidence of skin cancer has increased, especially in the elderly population probably, probably due to increasing longevity and lifestyle changes. Sun exposure play a pivotal role in the development of the skin tumors, among these basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most frequent with an incidence 4 times higher incidence tha...
Article
Orthognathic surgery and the Le Fort I osteotomy result in noticeable alterations to the nasal/nasolabial anatomy. The alar base cinch technique is a surgical technique to control lateralization of the base of the nose and is well described in the literature. The aim of this scoping review was to identify every unique alar cinch suture technique re...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are used in several chirurgical practices and in aesthetic medicine. HA filler stability can be enhanced through different cross-linking technologies; one of the most frequently cross-linker used is 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE), also present in the HA-BDDE dermal filler family...
Article
The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of single-point injection of botulinum toxin A versus multi-point operative protocols found in the literature in reducing hypertrophy in patients with masticatory muscle hypertrophy. A systematic review was performed in accordance with the PRISMA 2009 guidelines, selecting articles from PubMed, Googl...
Article
Full-text available
Background: health-related quality of life (HRQOL) represents a secondary endpoint of medical interventions in oncological patients. Our aim was to highlight potential sources of bias that could be encountered when evaluating HRQOL in oral cancer patients. Methods: this review followed PRISMA-ScR recommendations. Participants: patients treated...
Article
Over the years, several techniques have been introduced to obtain permanent lip enhancement, such as the use of silicone lip implants or the off-label use of permanent fillers. Although some reports indicate that permanent lip filler is safe, many others describe early- and late-onset complications. The main issue with permanent lip fillers is the...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: There is an increasing demand for a reversal of the aging process and, nowadays, more patients are seeking minimally invasive methods instead of surgery to meet this goal. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the predictability of the off-label aesthetic use of botulinum toxin type A (BoNTA) reconstituted with lidocaine. (2) Met...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of this study was to estimate the overall viability of the islanded facial artery myomucosal flap (iFAMM) compared to the facial artery myomucosal flap (FAMM). A systematic review of English articles was performed on PubMed and Cochrane Library electronic databases. Search terms included every nomenclature variant for FAMM flap and iFAMM fl...
Article
Full-text available
Skin ageing has many manifestations such as wrinkles, dryness, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Extrinsic and intrinsic factors, especially solar ultraviolet light (UVB), contribute to skin ageing; its main features are brown spots, alterations in melanin pigmentation, and a decrease in collagen and hyaluronic acid linked to oxidative stres...
Article
Full-text available
(1) Background: Injectable hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers are used to restore volume, hydration and skin tone in aesthetic medicine. HA fillers differ from each other due to their cross-linking technologies, with the aim to increase mechanical and biological activities. One of the most recent and promising cross-linkers is polyethylene glycol...
Article
Full-text available
The multicomponent preparations for mesotherapy are based on the principle that skin and hair aging can be prevented by supplying the fundamental substrates for correct cellular functioning, such as nucleotides, vitamins, amino acids, and biomolecules including hyaluronic acid (HA) that promote skin hydration and several biological activities. The...
Article
Full-text available
Treatment of skin unaesthetic vascular lesions is still suboptimal. In this article, we present a multicenter study evaluating the efficacy and safety of the sequential 755 nm Alexandrite and 1064 nm ND:YAG lasers for the treatment of acquired and congenital vascular lesions of the skin. A total of 171 patients were included in the study (141 femal...
Article
In COVID-19 pandemic era, one major concern is related to ensure optimal management to oncologic patients, even though a context of radical uncertainty. The aim of our effort is to guarantee high-quality and timely care, minimizing COVID-19 infection risk, according to our head and neck (HN) reconstructive mission, still more challenging because of...
Article
Background: Most nasal cutaneous malignancies occur on the caudal third of the nose. Commonly, following resective surgery, the surgeon is requested to reconstruct the ala. Small skin defects of the nose may be left healing by secondary intention, although this may sometimes create an unpleasant scar. In the present paper we describe a 1-step reco...
Article
BACKGROUND: Aging affects the 3-dimensional structure of all the facial tissues: Bones, muscles, ligaments, adipose tissue, and skin. AIM: To customize minimally invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation, we present a standardized holistic approach characterized by at-home treatments in associations with outpatient procedures. METHODS: Forty-four...
Article
Introduction The management of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue represents the most demanding treatment planning in head and neck surgery. Ablation followed by free flap reconstruction is considered the gold standard, but not all patients are suitable for this strategy. The aim of this review is to provide a comprehensive view of surgica...
Article
Full-text available
Botulinum toxin typeA (BoNTA) is widely used in aesthetic medicine as primary treatment to reduce facial wrinkles. Major unmet needs in the field of the injection techniques include dilution factor, injected volume and site. Since 2013, an innovative protocol has been developed in our clinic that works on a double dilution volume, identifies the in...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction. Orofacial reconstruction plays an important role in the treatment of patients affected by oral and maxillofacial cancers. Improvements in technologies and studies of biomaterials have widely expanded surgical possibilities to achieve good functional and aesthetic outcomes. By the way, xenografting procedures gained great consensus in...
Article
Full-text available
The aim of this retrospective case series was to discuss indications, surgical outcomes, and donor site morbidity in the use of superficial temporal artery perforator (STAP) flaps in intra-oral or extra-oral facial reconstruction. This study involved 9 patients treated with a STAP flap at the Maxillo-Facial Surgery Unit of the University of Campani...
Article
Full-text available
The purpose of the present study is to review published literature regarding complications following self-administration of hyaluronic acid (HA) filler. The following keywords were searched in Pubmed and Cochrane database: filler AND self injection, hyaluronic acid AND self injection; filler AND self administration; hyaluronic acid AND self adminis...
Article
Full-text available
In this paper, we present a simple way to place the implant into a harvested pocket and to subsequently fix it percutaneously. Eighteen patients (1 male, 13 females, 4 transgender), underwent facial implant placement; a total of 31 implants were placed (1 pair of angles of the mandible implants, 12 pairs of malar/sub-malar implants, and 5 chin impl...
Article
Purpose of the present study is to objectively evaluate the number of severe vascular complications, represented by skin necrosis and vision loss or impairment, following facial filler injection. The investigators implemented a review of the literature including articles published on PubMed database without limitation about year of publication, inc...
Article
Background: Despite the favorable safety profile of hyaluronic acid (HA) dermal fillers, side effects can occur. Skin necrosis is one of the most severe early-occurring complications resulting from accidental vascular impairment. Hyaluronidase (HYAL) is commonly used to degrade HA chains, allowing the degraded product to pass through vessels, and...
Article
Full-text available
Protruding ears are a common occurrence and can affect the aesthetics and psychosocial aspects of patients. Hundreds of procedures have been described over the years to correct the 2 main deformities related to protruding ears: conchal hypertrophy and anti-helical fold absence.For the rasping technique, the rasp is inserted posteriorly, from the si...
Article
One of the most attractive areas of the face are the lips, they are crucial for emotion and communication, both during animation and at rest. Throughout the years, several techniques to obtain permanent lip enhancement have been introduced, such as the use of nonresorbable fillers. The main problem related to permanent fillers is that undesirable r...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction Hydrogels based on hyaluronic acid are used to restore volume, hydration and skin tone, as well as to correct scars, asymmetries or defects of the soft tissue. Hyaluronic acid is often chemically crosslinked with different crosslinking agents in order to improve its mechanical and biological properties. Here we focused on defining the...
Article
Full-text available
In this study, the application of a recently introduced device based on electromagnetic energy transfer by microwaves for fat reduction, permitted to study specifically the modifications of thick fibrous collagen interlobular septa in the subcutaneous adipose tissue, related to the formation of large clusters of adipocytes. The use of Picrosirius R...
Article
Full-text available
Neauvia hydrogel (N‐Gel) is a hyaluronic acid‐based dermal filler, cross‐linked with polyethylene glycol. This filler contains sodium hyaluronate at different concentrations, is poly (ethylene glycol) diglycidyl ether cross‐linked, the hydrogel contains also glycine and l‐prolyne. Assessing any effects of N‐Gel on immunity and inflammation is of cr...
Article
Full-text available
Skin necrosis is the most severe complication arising from hyaluronic acid injection. To avoid skin necrosis, hyaluronidase should be injected along the course of the involved artery, to allow blood flow restoration. We evaluated the ability of hyaluronidase to degrade a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler in two simulated clinical situations—a compression...
Article
Full-text available
Introduction: There is great demand for nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. In this case series, the authors describe their stepwise technique of injecting hyaluronic acid (HA) into the nose to yield pleasing, stable results. Case series: A total of 148 patients underwent minimally invasive rhinoplasty by injection of HA filler. Anatomic contraind...
Article
Full-text available
Background: In this article, we describe a nonsurgical approach based on hyaluronic acid filler injection to restore the facial features of a delayed diagnosis of malar fracture. We analyze the differences between surgical and nonsurgical solution: in case of early detection, the surgical approach is the gold standard of treatment. However, in cas...
Article
Full-text available
During last years, hyaluronic acid- (HA-) based dermal fillers have grown rapidly and continuously, as reported by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). In fact, HA fillers are considered the gold standard technique for soft tissue augmentation, deep skin hydration, and facial recontouring, playing a key role as an alternative...
Article
Full-text available
BACKGROUND: Hyaluronic acid (HA) based hydrogels for esthetic applications found widespread use. HA should be crosslinked for this application to achieve the correct viscoelastic properties and avoid fast degradation by the hyaluronidase enzyme naturally present in the skin: these properties are controlled by the amount of crosslinker and the fract...
Article
Carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma is not common among malignant salivary tumors and an accessory lobe of parotid gland tumor with a carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma histology is even rarer. Management of these tumors include a high index of suspicion, good understanding of the anatomy and a meticulous surgical access. The exceptional localization of...