New recombinant human BMP for augmentation of the floor of the maxillary sinus

There has been a recent interest in the use of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (rhBMP-7) to augment the floor of the maxillary sinus. Loss of teeth in the posterior maxilla results in rapid horizontal and vertical reabsortion of alveolar bone because...

Caring for our patients: postoperative nausea and vomiting

This review article cites as its basis ‘The Consensus Guidelines for Managing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting’, an international panel of experts’ evidence-based opinions, and the IMPACT Study. The pathophysiology, risk factors, and strategies for reducing postoperative nausea and vomiting (POVN)...

Facial hair restoration

The author presents a review of facial hair transplant procedures. Specific areas of interest are eyebrows, beard, with goatee and moustache in detail, eyelashes and facial scars. Most common harvest procedures include the follicular unit extraction (FUE) technique and the...

Measures against female hair loss

The author presents a detailed, well-structured review about female hair transplant surgery. Female hair pattern loss usually differs from male hair pattern loss, resulting in regions of the scalp where hair density falls without complete alopecia. Surgery for female patients...

Excisional margins for cutaneous malignancies

The authors present the results of a retrospective study of 495 non melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) lesions of the face treated with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) over a six year period. The size of the lesion was calculated as the...

Stability of lateral canthal position following endoscopic forehead-midface-lift

The paper is a retrospective study of the changes on the lateral canthal area following endoscopic forehead-midface-lift in a series of 40 patients operated by the same surgeon. Four different parameters (horizontal width, vertical height, palpebral fissure width and angle...

Alar retraction – background and handling

The authors present a comprehensive analysis of alar retraction malformation in rhinoplasty patients. For this retrospective review they analysed 45 patients with alar-columellar disproportion. Various aetiologies were identified. Treatment of these has to be determined on an individual case-to-case basis....

History of fat grafting

Fat grafting was first described in 1893 by Gustav Neuber, who transplanted adipose tissue from the arm to the orbit to correct depressed scars resulting from osteomyelitis. In 1895, Czerny reported excising a lipoma and grafting it into a breast...