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A simplified method for advancement genioplasty

Lower facial aesthetics can be improved with either bony advancement osteotomy or alloplastic implant augmentation. The choice of these options frequently depends on the experience of the surgeon. In their retrospective study on 126 patients, Chan and Ducic, describe and...

Advanced botulinum toxin injection techniques for lower facial correction

The author discusses practical guidance for treating the lower face with botulinum toxin. Whilst Abobotulinumtoxin A and Onabotulinumtoxin A are discussed in relation to treating the lower face, Incobotulinum toxin A is not acknowledged, despite the available literature on the...

Ointment related granulomas post-blepharoplasty

This is a retrospective review of eight patients who developed granulomatous masses after lower lid blepharoplasty. All patients had sutureless bilateral trans-conjunctival surgery, and lubricating ointment was instilled into the inferior fornix postoperatively for two days. Painless lower lid masses...

Abdominal problems following breast reconstruction using lower abdominal flaps

Abdominal problems following transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) and deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP) flaps are well recognised in these otherwise excellent methods of breast reconstruction. The authors reviewed 399 patients, of whom 57.7% had surgical complications although most of...

Free flap reconstruction in stage 3 bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis

There is no widely accepted gold standard for the treatments of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis (BRONJ). Whereas the lesser stages of this BRONJ seem to respond well to conservative and minimal invasive therapies there is controversy regarding the treatment of the later...

Assessing the quality of scars from incisions made by a Colorado needle or a scalpel

Traditional teaching has held the best scars are achieved with cold steel although no previous study has formally investigated this hypothesis in oculoplastic surgery. This paper describes a non-randomised cross-sectional study comparing the scar quality achieved from cold steel with...

Laser skin resurfacing

The increasing demand from patients to attain more youthful skin has driven the field of facial rejuvenation. Ablative technologies and laser technology are amongst of the most effective modalities. Laser resurfacing is a safe and effective treatment. Newer technologies have...

Use of acellular dermal matrices in revisional breast reconstruction

In this study the authors present a review of their experience in using Acellular Dermal Matrix (AlloDerm) in revision breast reconstruction procedures. They retrospectively reviewed all revisional breast reconstruction cases over a five-year period in which AlloDerm had been utilised....

LA-MCA 2023 6th Annual Aesthetic Meeting and Hands-on Workshop

A report by Mohsen Naraghi covering the 23-26 March 2023 LA-MCA 6th Annual Aesthetic Meeting held in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Mid-facial augmentation with malar implants

The authors guide us through facial augmentation using implants to restore volume and a youthful appearance. In today’s ‘selfie-obsessed’ culture, there is no other anatomical region which carries greater social prestige and importance, than a well-proportioned ‘youthful’ face. In particular,...

Contemporary aesthetic management strategies for deficient jaw angles

Facial aesthetics in the lower facial third is strongly influenced by mandibular profile with the mandibular angle playing an important role. The youthful appearance of a well-defined jaw line and angle, which is regularly seen among leading movie actors, is...

The three stages of breast reconstruction

Breast cancer has become so common that most people reading this article will know someone (either professionally or personally) who has been affected by breast cancer. One of the most common treatments for breast cancer is removal of the ‘whole’...