Menyoli Malafa's research while affiliated with McMaster University and other places

Publications (6)

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An abundance of surgical procedures are in use for the management of inferior turbinate hypertrophy in rhinoplasty patients. An ideal treatment approach is elusive, given the variability of patient presentation regarding obstructive nasal airway, significant complications associated with techniques that cause mucosal trauma, and the high recurrence...
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All combinations of harvesting, processing, and injection have been attempted to maximize fat graft take following transplantation. Two theories behind fat transplantation have been proposed: cell survival and host replacement. Although the cell survival theory states that fat cells survive and undergo neovascularization following transfer, host re...
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Background: The columella serves as the medial limb of the nasal tripod, with the medial crura functioning as the cartilaginous framework. Although soft-tissue of the columella may have both functional and aesthetic implications, it is a topic not often discussed in the rhinoplasty literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate soft-tissu...
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Background: It is well known that the ideal method of creating rank lists for the match is the "true-preference" strategy. However, there is anecdotal and survey-based evidence that programs and applicants often deviate from this strategy. We analyzed rank lists of applicants and programs participating in the Plastic Surgery San Francisco Match to...
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For many years, the independent plastic surgery match has been regarded as a competitive process. Applicants expend significant time and resources applying to, and interviewing with, many programs to increase their chance for success. Public data from the San Francisco (SF) Match provide no predictors of success in the Match. Previous survey-based...
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Background Submuscular placement of tissue expanders is a common method of reconstruction in the postmastectomy patient. Though the pectoralis muscle provides ample coverage of the expander superomedially, it is insufficient for complete coverage. Inferior coverage has been described using both local muscle and fascial flaps as well as the more rec...

Citations

... A major concern with free fat grafting is the strong tendency for graft absorption and volume loss over time (Harrison, Malafa, Davis, & Rohrich, 2015;Zielins, Brett, Longaker, & Wan, 2016). ...
... This results in tip ptosis, increased nasal length and a more acute nasolabial angle. This is further accentuated by the weakening medial crura support, shortening of the columella and widening of the nasal tip [12] (Fig. 4). iii) Bony Structure As described earlier, there is a lengthening of the upper 1/3 of face. ...
... Due to this declining applicant pool, recent studies have raised concerns about reduced quality of candidates that apply through the independent pathway over recent cycles. [7] It is unknown whether this has led to a shift in research qualifications of matched independent candidates. Currently, the San Francisco (SF) Match does not publish any data detailing the academic attributes of successful candidates. ...
... 3 When considering factors associated with a successful match, increasing numbers of interviews has been shown to be a significant predictor. 7,9 Specifically, five or more interview offers was associated with a 96% chance of matching. Further, higher United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores were also seen in matched versus unmatched applicants. ...