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Rev. Bras. Cir. Plást. (Impr.) vol.26 no.3 São Paulo jul./set. 2011
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Editor in Chief of the Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery)
Dear Dr. Baroudi,
I would like to express my gratitude for the publication of the article entitled "Gluteoplastia de aumento: a importância do ensino na formação atual do residente frente à demanda crescente" (Enhancement gluteoplastia: the importance of teaching in the current residence program to attend this rising demand) in the Revista Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica /Brazilian Journal of Plastic Surgery (Rev Bras Cir Plast. 2011; 26 (1):127-33). I would like to acknowledge and thank Dr. Fernando Serra for his relevant assistance provided to all resident physicians of the Hospital dos Servidores of Rio de Janeiro State (Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil) of the Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. In response to an invitation from our Director, Dr. Serra presented an extremely didactic lecture on gluteoplasty that included a detailed and elegant demonstration of a surgical case in our institution, teaching us all the steps in the treatment of gluteal hypoplasia with the use of implants, which contributed greatly to the development of our work.
I believe it is important to read Dr. Serra's paper, which I mistakenly did not include among the references of our work: Serra F, Aboudib JH, Cedrola JP, de Castro CC. Gluteoplasty: anatomic basis and technique. Aesthet Surg J. 2010;30(4):579-92.
Diogo Almeida Lima
Specialist member of the Brazilian Society
for Plastic Surgery (BSPS)
Specialization student at the Department of Plastic
Surgery and Microsurgery from the National
Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
E-mail received: 24/Aug/2011