Writing for medical journals develops physician expertise, a key requisite to practicing at the highest level. Those who write must be curious and question the status quo in order to conceptualize and develop new ideas. Articles submitted to medical journals are only accepted on a peer reviewed basis. This means they must contain ideas worthy of exposure to the practicing community, as decided by respected authorities within the field. This section contains a sampling of scientific articles written by Dr. Hidalgo for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the most prestigious journal in the field.
An Integrated Approach to Lower Blepharoplasty
This scientific article presents a modern approach to lower eyelid surgery. It focuses on fat transposition, a new method that avoids a hollow appearance after fat removal and also eliminates the “circles” under the eyes.
Traditional Lower Blepharoplasty: Is Additional Support Necessary? A 30-Year Review
In this invited discussion Dr. Hidalgo comments on the merits of a more traditional approach to lower eyelid surgery.
Malar Augmentation Assessed by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients after Face Lift and Fat Injection
In this invited discussion Dr. Hidalgo discusses the issue of using fat grafts in face lift surgery.
Trends in Facial Rejuvenation: Use of Fat Grafting During Face Lifting
Choosing the Optimal Incision, Implant, and Pocket Plane
This scientific article presents strategies for choosing the optimal incision location, implant type, and pocket plane (over or under the muscle) in breast augmentation.
Discussion: Prospective Comparative Clinical Evaluation of 784 Consecutive Cases of Breast Augmentation and Vertical Mammaplasty, Performed Individually and in Combination
In this invited discussion Dr. Hidalgo comments on combined breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) procedures.
< Discussion: Risk Factor Analysis for Capsular Contracture: A 5-Year Sientra Study Analysis Using Round, Smooth, and Textured Impants for Breast Augmentation
In this invited discussion Dr. Hidalgo comments on a five year study using Sientra breast implants.
Current Trends and Controversies in Breast Augmentation
In this scientific article Dr. Hidalgo describes current practices and controversies in breast augmentation based on a survey of over 1,000 surgeons.
Textured, Anatomic, Cohesive Gel Breast Implants
Breast Reduction and Lift(Mastopexy)
Improving Safety and Aesthetic Results in Inverted T Scar Breast Reduction
This scientific article presents methodology to optimize results in traditional inverted-T (“anchor pattern”) breast reduction.
A Detailed Analysis of the Reduction Mammaplasty Learning Curve: A Statistical Process Model for Approaching Surgical Performance Improvement
In this invited discussion Dr. Hidalgo argues against a more mechanistic approach to evaluating breast reduction results.
Prior to focusing on aesthetic surgery exclusively, Dr. Hidalgo developed new methods of reconstruction while Chief of the Plastic and Reconstructive Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The most significant breakthrough was in facial reconstruction where the methods he developed have become the standard of care around the world today.
Fibula Free Flap: A New Method of Mandible Reconstruction
Dr. Hidalgo reports on a new method of reconstruction that uses microsurgery to transplant the fibula (leg bone) to replace portions of the jaw removed for tumors.
Aesthetic Refinement in Breast Reconstruction: Complete Skin-Sparing Mastectomy with Autogenous Tissue Transfer
This scientific article describes minimal scar mastectomy with immediate reconstruction using abdominal tissue.