Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2017 Commentary on: Transcutaneous brow shaping: A straightforward and precise method to lift and shape the eyebrowsAesthetic Surgery Journal.  37:876-878. 2017
2016 Abdominoplasty with scarpa fascia preservationAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  76:S264-S274. 2016
2015 Dissection technique for abdominoplasty: A prospective study on scalpel versus diathermocoagulation (coagulation mode)Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open.  3. 2015
2014 Morphometric study (macroscopic and microscopic) of the lower abdominal wallPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  134:1313-1322. 2014
2013 Reply: Scarpa fascia preservation during abdominoplasty: Randomized clinical study of efficacy and safetyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  132. 2013
2013 Scarpa fascia preservation during abdominoplasty: Randomized clinical study of efficacy and safetyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  131:644-651. 2013
2012 A simple technique for augmentation of axonal ingrowth into chondroitinase-treated acellular nerve grafts using nerve growth factorAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  68:518-524. 2012
2012 Adipose-derived stromal cells accelerate wound healing in an organotypic raft culture modelAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  68:501-504. 2012
2012 Neck rejuvenation-anatomy and clinical correlationFacial Plastic Surgery.  28:40-51. 2012
2011 Dr. Maurice Jurkiewicz: September 24, 1923-May 29, 2011.Annals of Plastic Surgery.  67:454-456. 2011
2010 ReplyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  125:1570. 2010
2010 Scarpa fascia preservation during abdominoplasty: A prospective studyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  125:1232-1239. 2010
2009 Lateral orbicularis oculi muscle plasty in conjunction with face lifting for periorbital rejuvenationPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  124:1285-1293. 2009
2009 Suture suspension technique for midface and neck rejuvenationAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  62:478-481. 2009
2009 Promotion of incisional wound repair by human mesenchymal stem cell transplantationExperimental Dermatology.  18:362-369. 2009
2009 CommentaryAesthetic Surgery Journal.  29:354-355. 2009
2008 Mastectomy with breast reconstruction in previously augmented patients: Indications for implant removalAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  61:500-505. 2008
2008 Comment on the work entitled "So muscle flap in lower limb reconstruction"Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana.  34:293. 2008
2008 Distally based superficial sural fasciomusculocutaneous flap: A reliable solution for distal lower extremity reconstructionJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.  24:315-322. 2008
2008 Understanding the Impact of Breast Reconstruction on the Surgical Decision-Making Process for Breast CancerBreast Diseases.  19:182-183. 2008
2008 Open Repair of Ventral Incisional HerniasSurgical Clinics of North America.  88:61-83. 2008
2008 4-51 The Effect of Closed-Suction Drains on the Incidence of Local Wound Complications following Tissue Expander/Implant Reconstruction: A Cohort StudyBreast Diseases.  18:403-404. 2008
2007 Triangulation: A technique for maintaining perioperative symmetry in aesthetic breast surgeryEuropean Journal of Plastic Surgery.  30:89-90. 2007
2007 2-61 Complications after Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: Experience with 1195 FlapsBreast Diseases.  18:206-207. 2007
2007 Effect of adenoviral mediated overexpression of fibromodulin on human dermal fibroblasts and scar formation in full-thickness incisional wounds 2007
2007 Comparisons of Resource Costs and Success Rates Between Immediate and Delayed Breast Reconstruction Using DIEP or SIEA Flaps Under a Well-Controlled Clinical TrialBreast Diseases.  18:102-103. 2007
2007 Utilization of human cadaveric acellular dermis for abdominal hernia reconstructionAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  58:264-267. 2007
2007 Breast Reconstruction Using the Entire Transverse Abdominal Adipocutaneous Flap Based on Unilateral Superficial or Deep Inferior Epigastric VesselsBreast Diseases.  17:411. 2007
2007 Commentary on 'Reshaping in free TRAM and DIEP flaps'Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana.  33:47. 2007
2007 Endoscopic latissmus dorsi flap harvesting 2007
2006 3-54 A Long-term Study of Outcomes, Complications, and Patient Satisfaction With Breast ImplantsBreast Diseases.  17:290. 2006
2006 Strategies to enhance transductional efficiency of adenoviral-based gene transfer to primary human fibroblasts and keratinocytes as a platform in dermal woundsWound Repair and Regeneration.  14:608-617. 2006
2006 Upper Face-LiftingFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.  14:159-165. 2006
2006 Abdominoplasty with total abdominal liposuction for patients with massive weight lossAesthetic Plastic Surgery.  30:42-46. 2006
2006 Reconstruction of the abdominal wall for incisional hernia repair 2006
2005 Athletic pubalgia: Definition and surgical treatmentAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  55:393-396. 2005
2005 Comorbidity trends in patients requiring sternectomy and reconstructionAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  54:264-268. 2005
2005 Secondary endoscopic forehead lift in patients with previous coronal brow liftsAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  54:251-255. 2005
2005 A 10-year retrospective review of 758 DIEP flaps for breast reconstructionBreast Diseases.  15:473-474. 2005
2005 Technical variations of the bipedicled TRAM flap in unilateral breast reconstruction: Effects of conventional versus microsurgical techniques of pedicle transfer on complications ratesBreast Diseases.  16:90. 2005
2004 Surgical Anatomy of the Midface as Applied to Facial RejuvenationAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  52:240-245. 2004
2004 A minimally invasive approach for correction of chin ptosisPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  113:404-409. 2004
2003 Invited Discussion: Sequential Use of a True Perforator Flap and Its Corresponding Muscle FlapAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  51:621-622. 2003
2003 Aesthetic eyelid ptosis correction: A review of technique and casesPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  112:655-660. 2003
2003 Abdominoplasty repair for abdominal wall herniasAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  51:10-16. 2003
2003 Retrospective review of the internal Doppler probe for intra- and postoperative microvascular surveillanceJournal of Reconstructive Microsurgery.  19:287-289. 2003
2003 Clinical analysis of malar fat pad re-elevationAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  50:244-248. 2003
2002 Preparation for suction-assisted lipectomy: Fluids, lidocaine, and epinephrineOperative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  8:3-6. 2002
2002 Factors associated with local recurrence after skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction for invasive breast cancerAnnals of Surgery.  235:814-819. 2002
2002 Healing a wound with an exposed Herrington rod: a case study.Ostomy/wound Management.  48:18-19. 2002
2002 Endoscopic forehead lift: Review of technique, cases, and complicationsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  110:1558-1568. 2002
2002 Fine-tuning the endoscopic brow liftAesthetic Surgery Journal.  22:69-71. 2002
2002 Minimizing complications in breast reconstructionBreast Disease.  16:141-146. 2002
2002 Rejuvenation of the midface by elevating the malar fat pad: Review of technique, cases, and complicationsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  110:1526-1536. 2002
2002 Suture suspension of the malar fat padAesthetic Surgery Journal.  22:446-450. 2002
2001 An accurate technique for fixation in endoscopic brow lift: A 5-year follow-upPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  108:1811. 2001
2001 Complications of postmastectomy breast reconstructions in smokers, ex-smokers, and nonsmokersPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  107:342-349. 2001
2001 Reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi flap after skin-sparing mastectomyAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  46:229-233. 2001
2000 Breast reconstructionCurrent Problems in Surgery.  37:593-630. 2000
2000 Harvesting the latissimus dorsi muscle for cardiomyoplastyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  105:83-88. 2000
1998 Skin ultrastructure after CO2 laser resurfacingPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  102:509-515. 1998
1998 Microvascular surgery utilizing the endoscope as the sole source of visual assistanceMicrosurgery.  18:86-89. 1998
1998 A simple method of lower extremity arteriography in the ratMicrosurgery.  18:33-34. 1998
1998 Ultrastructural study of the skin after facial chemical peels and the effect of moisturization on wound healingPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  101:1374-1380. 1998
1998 The present status of endoscopyAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  41:679-683. 1998
1997 Nasal cartilage grafts: More than a decade of experiencePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  100:1547-1552. 1997
1997 Reconstruction of the abdomen and perineum in cancer surgerySurgical Oncology Clinics of North America.  6:115-132. 1997
1996 Lidocaine and epinephrine levels in tumescent technique liposuctionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  97:1379-1384. 1996
1996 Subcutaneous approach for elevation of the malar fat pad through a prehairline incisionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  97:836-841. 1996
1995 AbdominoplastyAesthetic Surgery Journal.  15:4-10. 1995
1995 Complications in endoscopic plastic surgeryClinics in Plastic Surgery.  22:791-796. 1995
1995 Endoscopic abdominoplasty with repair of diastasis recti and abdominal wall herniaClinics in Plastic Surgery.  22:707-722. 1995
1995 Endoscopic browliftClinics in Plastic Surgery.  22:619-631. 1995
1995 Endoscopy in plastic surgery: An overviewClinics in Plastic Surgery.  22:585-589. 1995
1995 Oncologic Aspects of Autogenous Breast Reconstruction 1995
1995 The biplanar endoscopically assisted forehead liftClinics in Plastic Surgery.  22:633-638. 1995
1994 Treatment of paralytic ectropion with composite chondrocutaneous graftAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  33:557-560. 1994
1994 Basic principles in mammary reconstructionCirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana.  20:147-150. 1994
1994 Endoscopic techniques in coronal brow liftingPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  94:788-793. 1994
1993 Enhanced peripheral nerve regeneration by acidic fibroblast growth factorLymphokine research.  12:135-141. 1993
1993 Erratum: Enhanced peripheral nerve regeneration by acidic fibroblast growth factor (Lymphokine and Cytokine Research 12:3 (137))Lymphokine research.  12:264. 1993
1992 Long-distance anesthesia [15]Anesthesia and Analgesia.  74:477. 1992
1992 Long-distance anesthesia [5]Anesthesia and Analgesia.  75:864-865. 1992
1991 "Supercharging" the rectus abdominis muscle to provide a single flap for cover of large mediastinal wound defects 1991
1991 Experimental and clinical applications of fibrin gluePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  88:1005-1015. 1991
1991 Fasciocutaneous flaps in reconstruction of the lower extremityClinics in Plastic Surgery.  18:571-582. 1991
1991 Muscle flap coverage for the lower extremityClinics in Plastic Surgery.  18:545-552. 1991
1990 A Study of the relationship between blood flow and bacterial inoculation in musculocutaneous and fasciocutaneous flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  86:1152-1162. 1990
1989 Breast reconstruction immediately after mastectomyProblems in General Surgery.  6:550-563. 1989
1989 Application of autologous fibrin glue in burn wounds 1989
1989 Conventional tram flap versus free microsurgical tram flap for immediate breast reconstructionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  83:828-841. 1989
1989 Conventional tram flap versus free microsurgical tram flap for immediate breast reconstructionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  83:842-844. 1989
1989 Use of the omentum in chest-wall reconstructionSurgical Clinics of North America.  69:1029-1046. 1989
1988 Lasers in plastic surgery.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  25:197-199. 1988
1988 A new alternative in burn reconstruction: The muscle vascularized pedicle flap 1988
1988 Clinical evaluation of flap viability with a dermal surface fluorometerAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  20:112-116. 1988
1988 Comparison of midazolam and diazepam for sedation during plastic surgeryPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  81:711-712. 1988
1988 Comparison of midazolam and diazepam for sedation during plastic surgeryPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  81:703-710. 1988
1988 Lymphedema of the penis and scrotumClinics in Plastic Surgery.  15:507-511. 1988
1988 The midabdominal rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap: Review of 236 flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  81:198-199. 1988
1987 Clinical progress in plastic and reconstructive surgery.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  24:276-280. 1987
1987 An anatomic study of the venous drainage of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  79:208-213. 1987
1987 A fasciocutaneous flap for vaginal and perineal reconstructionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  80:95-102. 1987
1987 A fasciocutaneous flap for vaginal and perineal reconstructionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  80:103. 1987
1987 An anatomic study of the venous drainage of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  79:208-213. 1987
1987 Clinical assessment of postoperative peripheral perfusionSurgical Forum.  38:66-67. 1987
1987 DiscussionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  79:65-66. 1987
1987 Pressure sore carcinomaAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  18:527-532. 1987
1986 Regional blood supply and the selection of flaps for reconstructionClinics in Plastic Surgery.  13:581-593. 1986
1986 Anatomic basis for vascularized outer-table calvarial bone flaps: Vascularized outer-table calvarial bone flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  78:318-319. 1986
1986 Anatomie basis for vascularized outer-table calvarial bone flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  78:300-308. 1986
1986 Craniofacial reconstruction after tumor resections using vascularized outer table calvarial bone flaps 1986
1986 Vascularized outer-table calvarial bone flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  78:309-317. 1986
1986 Wound healing in anemia 1986
1985 Myocutaneous and fasciocutaneous flaps in the upper limbHand Clinics.  1:759-768. 1985
1985 Fasciocutaneous flap coverage for periolecranon defectsAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  14:361-370. 1985
1985 An anatomic study of the septocutaneous vessels of the legPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  76:354-361. 1985
1985 The segmental pectoralis major muscle flap: A function-preserving procedurePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  75:831-832. 1985
1984 Facial pain due to perineural invasion by basal cell carcinomaAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  12:374-377. 1984
1984 Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus: Qualification of Neuvus Debulking After Split‐thickness ExcisionPediatric Dermatology.  2:118-123. 1984
1984 Reconstruction of the breast: Where do we fall short?. An evolution of ideas 1984
1984 The expansive gluteus maximus flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  74:769-770. 1984
1984 Upper transverse rectus abdominis flap: The flag flapAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  12:410-418. 1984
1983 Breast reconstruction with contralateral rectus abdominis myocutaneous flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  71:668-675. 1983
1983 Complications of muscle-flap transposition for traumatic defects of the legPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  72:516-517. 1983
1983 Experience with the transverse lower rectus abdominis operation for breast reconstructionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  72:819-827. 1983
1982 Advances in plastic surgery. 1982
1982 Breast aesthetics when reconstructing with the latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  70:172. 1982
1982 Management of the ring constriction syndrome: A reappraisalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  69. 1982
1981 Colloquium: total breast reconstruction.Annals of Plastic Surgery.  7:62-67. 1981
1981 Management of the difficult scalp and intracranial woundClinics in Plastic Surgery.  8:327-332. 1981
1981 Musculocutaneous flaps. Experimental and clinical basisCirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana.  7:27-44. 1981
1981 Superselective embolization and surgery of noninvoluting hemangiomas and A–V malformationsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  68:143-150. 1981
1980 Breast reconstructionClinics in Plastic Surgery.  7:79-88. 1980
1980 Complications of musculocutaneous flapsClinics in Plastic Surgery.  7:123-132. 1980
1980 Musculocutaneous flaps: PrinciplesClinics in Plastic Surgery.  7:9-13. 1980
1980 Primary closure of trochanteric decubitus ulcers: The bipedicle tensor fascia lata musculocutaneous flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  66:740-744. 1980
1979 Sixty latissimus dorsi flapsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  63:31-41. 1979
1978 Breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia.  67:822-824. 1978
1978 Breast reconstruction after a radical mastectomyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  61:682-693. 1978
1978 Congenital arteriovenous malformations of the upper extremityPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  62:49-58. 1978
1978 Method for obtaining a sural nerve graftPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  61:177-179. 1978
1978 Myocutaneous free-flap transfer: Anatomical and experimental considerationsPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  62:162-166. 1978
1978 Re: The cervicohumeral flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  62:288. 1978
1978 Replantation of an entire scalp and ear by microvascular anastomoses of only 1 artery and 1 vein 1978
1978 The cervicohumeral flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  61:7-12. 1978
1978 The tensor fascia lata musculocutaneous flapAnnals of Plastic Surgery.  1:372-379. 1978
1978 The tensor fascia lata myocutaneous free flapPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  61:517-522. 1978
1977 Extensions and further applications of muscle flap transpositionPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  60:6-10. 1977
1977 Pressure soresCurrent Problems in Surgery.  14:1-62. 1977
1977 ReplyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  60:107. 1977
1976 Blood supply to the abdominal wall as related to planning abdominal incisionsAmerican Surgeon.  42:691-695. 1976
1976 Repair of Severed Brachial Plexus 1976
1976 Direct fascicular repair and interfascicular nerve grafting of median and ulnar nerves in the rhesus monkeyPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  58:482-489. 1976
1976 Marjolin’s ulcer: An immunologically privileged tumor?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  57:66-69. 1976
1976 Reconstruction of the central mandible with a single block of iliac bone 1976
1975 Basal cell carcinoma of the medial canthal areaPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  55:667-676. 1975
1975 Direct fascicular repair and interfascicular nerve grafting of median and ulnar nerves in rhesus monkeysSurgical Forum.  Vol. 26:545-546. 1975
1975 Transverse abdominal flaps and the deep epigastric arcadePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  55:416-421. 1975
1974 Treatment of macromastia in the actively enlarging breastPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  54:6-12. 1974
1974 Construction of one good thumb from both parts of a congenitally bifid thumbPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  54:148-152. 1974
1974 Coverage of exposed bone by muscle transposition and skin graftingPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  53:526-530. 1974
1974 Muscle transposition flaps for coverage of lower extremity defects: anatomic considerations.Surgical Clinics of North America.  54:1337-1354. 1974
1973 Helpful maneuver for excision of intraoral malignant tumors.Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics.  136:985. 1973
1973 Congenital defect of the skull and scalp due to an arteriovenous malformationPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  51:692-695. 1973
1973 One stage surgical repair of mandibular osteoradionecrosis with jaw preservation 1973
1970 Review of 35 cases of hyperparathyroidism at the University of Florida.The Journal of the Florida Medical Association.  57:36-38. 1970
1970 Hyperparathyroidism.Review of surgery.  27:144. 1970
1970 Treatment of Reluctant Postvagotomy Stoma With BethanecholArchives of Surgery.  100:693-694. 1970
1968 Healing Around the Starr-Edwards Aortic Valve Prosthesis in PatientsAnnals of Thoracic Surgery.  6:25-32. 1968

Chapter

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2018 Breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery.  477-491.e2. 2018
2018 Breast reconstruction following mastectomy.  721-741. 2018
2018 General principles of mastectomy: Evaluation and therapeutic options.  386-421.e2. 2018
2018 Soft tissue reconstruction with flap techniques.  215-246. 2018
2017 Local and regional anesthesia in plastic surgery: Safety considerations and management of adverse events.  399-409. 2017
2016 The modern lipoabdominoplasty.  617-625. 2016
2012 Autologous reconstruction: TRAM flap.  881-923. 2012
2012 Skin flaps for extensive soft tissue and skin resection.  704-718. 2012
2012 Breast reconstruction following mastectomy 2012
2012 Soft tissue reconstruction with flap techniques 2012
2012 Skin grafts and skin graft substitutes in the distal upper extremity.  849-857. 2012
2010 Abdominal Wall Reconstruction.  594-604. 2010
2009 History of mastopexy.  43-47. 2009
2009 Regnault B technique.  497-501. 2009
2009 Superior-medial pedicle technique for large breast reduction.  387-394. 2009
2008 Anatomy and surgical approaches to the midface lift.  505-521. 2008
2008 Endoscopic forehead lifting.  437-441. 2008
2008 Endoscopy of the forehead: A simple, effective and lasting procedure.  253-257. 2008
2006 The modern lipoabdominoplasty.  154-160. 2006

Education And Training

  • Strong Memorial Hospital, Residency
  • University of Florida/Shands Hospital, Residency
  • Doctor of Medicine, Washington University/St. Louis 1962
  • Full Name

  • Luis Vasconez