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PRP and Microneedling in Aesthetic Medicine

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) makes sense scientifically. Platelets are a bit like biological robots. They do not have a cell nucleus, but they do have a program which directs them to surveil blood vessel walls and, in particular, to respond...

How I Do It - Treating melasma and PIH

Melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) are among the most common skin disorders in society with prevalence of up to 50% in some populations. Melasma is more prevalent among females and also among those with darker skin types III–V on the...

Is columellar strut necessary in primary rhinoplasty

This article debates the role of a columellar strut graft through the retrospective aesthetic analysis of 100 consecutive primary open approach rhinoplasties performed by the same single surgeon. The author performs all of these procedures without the use of a...

Adapting to change in clinical practice: a post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation case

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) secondary to any inflammatory cause or cutaneous injury is...

The arguments for polyurethane covered breast implants in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery

The surgeon’s viewpoint Medical grade silicone has been used for breast augmentation since the 1960s and is the preferred base material to use as the filler in breast implants. Cohesive gel silicone implants are now exclusively available in the UK....

Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery: solving complications and avoiding unfavourable results

At just over 200 pages this American textbook features chapters covering aspects of aesthetic breast surgery including developmental asymmetry, mastopexy, gynaecomastia and breast reduction although a chapter on breast augmentation is conspicuous by its absence.The bulk of the text is...

Plastic Surgery Volume 5: Breast

This volume covers all aspects of breast surgery from anatomy to aesthetic surgery and then breast reconstruction for oncological and developmental aetiologies. In particular, several well-written chapters discuss the complications of breast surgery and their management with special consideration of...

Submental island flap to reconstruct the lower lip

The lips are necessary for oral competence, cosmesis, speech and feeding. Non melanoma cancers can affect the lips, and the lower lips are about 80% more likely to be affected. A large number of these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas....

Otologic concerns for cleft lip and palate

The management of patients with cleft lip and palate includes a focus on effective speech and language function. Poor eustachian tube function and middle ear dysfunction mean over 90% of children suffer from otitis media with effusion. This article provides...

Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club

The early life of Sir Archibald McIndoe Archibald Hector McIndoe was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 4th May, 1900. His father John was a printer and mother Mabel an artist. He was the second eldest child of four children....

Treatment of vertical alar discrepancy

This article explains the way to treat vertical alar discrepancy through alar crease and alar sulcus full-thickness incisions and advancement-rotation of the alar flaps. The authors divide the group of patients into three main categories depending on the vertical movement...

How I Do It - NSR with dermal fillers

Year on year non-surgical rhinoplasty (NSR) has become increasingly popular and after first learning the technique with a needle, I was taught the cannula technique. Currently, I practise both techniques regularly and often use threads on bulky noses. Indications The...