Evolution of skin grafting for treatment of burns

This is an interesting review looking at the history of the use of skin grafts and the evolution of grafting, including a paragraph on future concepts. The review is broken down into chronological sections describing different skin grafting techniques that...

Complications in tissue expansion

This study aims to identify possible risk factors for complications in tissue expansion in all anatomical regions except the breast. The overall complication rate of tissue expansion is up to 48%. Over the 10-year study period, 34 patients had placement...

Association of skin thickness with alar base reduction

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study including 621 patients who had septorhinoplasty using lateral crural repositioning (LCrep) with lateral crural strut grafting (LCSG) and with or without alar base resection. Study participants’ skin types were determined intraoperatively...

Assessment and management of the mature female face with dermal fillers

The author presents an interesting and popular aesthetic topic with discussion on the background of the growth and demand for dermal fillers, including some of the popular types currently favoured. There is discussion on poly-L-Lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)...

Body dysmorphic disorder and addiction to medical aesthetic procedures

This article by two expert authors within the field of anxiety disorders covers a highly poignant subject of growing interest within aesthetic medicine. It covers the definition and manifestation of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), underpinned by robust and current references,...

Marcus-Gunn jaw winking without ptosis

This is a review of 72 cases of Marcus-Gunn jaw winking syndrome. The authors reviewed all their congenital ptoses seen over a 16-year period and found 72 Marcus-Gunn cases out of a total of 848 patients. Within the 72 they...

Dental implant rehabilitation in fibula free flaps

The fibula free flap was first described in 1975 and since then has gone on to become the gold standard technique for reconstruction of longer spans in the mandible or maxilla. It is a reliable flap that affords good quality...

The use of intravenous tPA for the treatment of severe frostbite

Frostbite can lead to severe consequences to a patient, including loss of digits and limbs. It causes tissue injury by causing cell membrane damage through the formation of extracellular ice crystals and by causing vascular thrombosis. It is to reverse...

Nanocrystalline silver compared to alternative silver delivery systems in the management of burns

With the rapid pace of new medical products being developed and marketed, it can be difficult to identify which product will provide most benefit to our patients. It is essential to have good evidence to allow us to make the...

Approach to the orbital floor, which is better?

During skeletal surgery sufficient exposure is key, often a direct approach through the overlying tissues is the easiest route. In the face, however, as the scar would be readily visible so approaches are designed to hide this. Surgical access to...

Effect of skin expansion on acellular dermis

Acellular dermis is widely used in prosthesis based breast reconstruction, however, there is a lack of data concerning its expandability and related skin changes. This experimental study in rats aimed to determine whether acellular dermis could be expanded and whether...

Non-surgical vs. surgical labiaplasty

The author suggests that unfavourable post-surgical complications and patient satisfaction are outcomes which are often unmet following more invasive procedures, demonstrated by an increase in demand into non-surgical procedures to correct labial hypertrophy, which is inconsistently defined by a limited...