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How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation utilising Silhouette Soft sutures

The mainstay of neck rejuvenation has relied on conventional surgical procedures. In recent years, other non-invasive options have replaced these techniques. One of these developments is the use of suspension threads, starting around 15 years ago utilising barbed sutures, then...

FACE 2015

This was undoubtedly the biggest and most prestigious UK conference of the year. The international mix of both delegates and presenters brought together knowledge, skill and allowed us to experience a jam-packed agenda covering all aspects of aesthetic medicine. The...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 25)

Time out I am taking a time out because I want to go back to 2014. At that time there were no mandatory guidelines regarding the administration of procedural sedation in cosmetic practice in Hong Kong. Because of the call...

A study of chronic refractory tibia osteomyelitis treated with surgery and adjuvant hyperbaric oxygen

Introduction Chronic tibial osteomyelitis is a difficult problem to eradicate and often fails to respond to surgical treatment. Orthopaedic surgeons find it difficult to treat these infections which reside as a nidus in dead bone. There is always a risk...

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...

Systematic review of PUC compared with textured silicone implants

Poly-urethane coated (PUC) implants have recently been back in the spotlight following the halt on Silimed implant use in Europe and this review is timely in assessing the perceived benefits of these prostheses. This review was adherent to the PRISMA...

Extracapsular dissection versus parotidectomy

This is a literature review of 16 papers using the PRISMA protocol. In comparing the two techniques, not surprisingly, they found that the extracapsular dissection had a reduced facial nerve paralysis, Frey syndrome and operation time but also a reduced...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation with a multimodal approach: botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid stable hybrid cooperative complexes

Combination treatment with botulinum toxin and hyaluronic acid is the standard regimen in facial rejuvenation. However, in rejuvenating the ageing neck a multimodal approach is essential because many factors contribute to the ageing of the neck. In particular there are...

50 Studies Every Plastic Surgeon Should Know

How do you decide the 50 most influential papers in plastic surgery? The breadth of subspecialties within plastic surgery makes this herculean task even harder. This book has attempted to collate each paper which has shaped and guided the practice...

Scar revision synopsis

The authors present a comprehensive synopsis of late scar revision and other soft tissue deformities. They make the reasonable point that maxillo-facial surgery and its management of soft tissue injuries to the face is closely linked to cosmetic surgery. After...

Effects of ultraviolet radiation on the skin

A comprehensive paper concerning the dermal effects of sun exposure, including strategies which aesthetic nurses can adopt to guide patients in making evidence-based choices in selecting suitable sun protection. The key principles of ultraviolet radiation (UVR), including the immediate and...

Maximising treatment outcomes with skin peels

The author provides a comprehensive overview of skin peels as one of the main treatment options for the improvement of photodamage, hyperpigmentation and mild acne, whilst reinforcing that aesthetic practitioners have a responsibility to inform patients of all the available...