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Plunging new depths for the treatment of ranulas

This series of 15 patients describes treatment for ranulas with a suture technique performed as an outpatient under local anaesthesia, in a two-stage process. The authors state that they have modified a historical Chinese technique. During the first visit, the...

Comparison of direct suture and nerve grafting on a rodent model of facial nerve injury

The paper shows the result of a study comparing recovery after complete facial nerve transection and immediate repair by direct neurorrhaphy or nerve grafting in an animal model. The authors cut the buccal and mandibular trunk of the left facial...

Transcutaneous scarless buttock lift via the Serdev Suture<sup>®</sup> Technique

The Serdev Suture® buttock lift presents a scarless surgical procedure for the treatment of the flaccid, flat and ‘unhappy buttock’ form by a closed approach without any requirement for incision and excision scars. The outcome is a visual change in...

Coupler microvascular anastomoses: how good?

This is a paper written by a group of reconstructive surgeons and school of computing. This study used computational fluid dynamics to model blood flow through ‘idealised sutured and coupled’ vessels. They investigate if the anastomotic technique affects intra vascular...

The original suture suspension necklift before the i-guide

In this excellent issue of the Clinics in Plastic Surgery the topic of neck lifting is discussed. This covers the assessment, non-surgical management, minimally invasive techniques and open techniques. This invited paper looks into the authors’ experience of suture suspension...

A new technique for correction of medial ectropion with a lax medial canthal tendon

This is a prospective study of a new technique for repair of medial ectropion associated with medial canthal tendon (MCT) laxity. The procedure was performed on 79 eyes and involved excision of an ellipse of tissue from below the punctum...

How I Do It - Surgical tear trough treatment and periorbital procedures

It is very helpful to use the patient’s old photographs as a guide to addressing the bothersome changes that have occurred in order to plan an approach that maintains an individual’s natural appearance. Periorbital rejuvenation should be considered in the...

The development of PDO threadlifting in the UK

Dr Jacques Otto looks at the development of polydioxanone (PDO) threads as an anti-ageing treatment, the creation of the Association of Polydioxanone Threads (APDOT) UK and what the future holds for threadlifting in the UK. Up to early 2014 the...

How I Do It - A guide to anterior neck lift aesthetic surgery

The difficult neck, particularly an obtuse cervico-mental angle, and the fatty neck are areas that have been concerning plastic surgeons for decades. This article will be chiefly limited to the anterior neck. The neck cannot be improved by anterior neck...

How I Do It - Non-surgical approach to facial palsy 
– a preliminary case report

In October 2013, a female patient presented for an initial consultation. She had a past medical history of left lower seventh (facial) nerve palsy following excision of left benign parotid adenoma in 2002. This had been treated over the years,...

Purse string closure after excision of paediatric facial lesions

Circular excision and purse-string closure has been described for infantile haemangiomas as an alternative to lenticular excision. Records of 77 consecutive paediatric patients with facial skin lesions treated with circular excision and purse-string closure from 2007-2014 were reviewed. Lesions excised...

Appearance in children with and without single-suture craniosynostosis

A retrospective study was performed of 196 children with single suture craniosynostosis (SSC) and 186 children without. Infants were excluded if premature, major medical or neurological problems, if they had three or more extracranial minor malformations, or major malformations. Control...