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Stairsteps to breathing

Surgery of the nasal valve is a particularly challenging aspect of functional rhinoplasty surgery. The nasal valve area represents the segment with the smallest cross-sectional diameter of the entire airway. The authors of this article present a novel method to...

Treating laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers with pharyngolaryngectomy

The debate amongst head and neck surgeons, as to whether a skin flap or enteric flap offers superior outcomes in pharyngeal reconstruction, still rumbles on. The evidence pool is very shallow, even accounting for the so-called ‘landmark’ papers that swung...

Airway first in patients with facial trauma

Anyone that has ever been on an advanced trauma life support (ATLS) or indeed any other trauma course will be well indoctrinated with the principles of airways, breathing and circulation (ABC). Securing the airway is of paramount importance; but what...

Pliability and elasticity of the external nasal skin in unilateral nasal valve collapse

The authors performed this study to test the hypothesis that the nasal skin of patients with unilateral nasal valve collapse demonstrates reduced elasticity and increased pliability on the side of the collapse compared with the nasal skin on the side...

Bleach peeling for melasma

Identifying and treating melasma is a continued challenge in aesthetic practice and the dermatologist author shares an insightful piece outlining some of the treatment options for topical bleach peel depigmenting approaches. A brief summary of current literature findings are explored...

How I Do It - Combination treatment after nose trauma

At Rhinoplasty London we see many sports related nasal injuries. Straight after the injury, patients may require immediate attention if the nose is bleeding heavily and won’t stop, if they have difficulty breathing through the nose, if there is a...

Comment in response to Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 Apr 2016

We have what is called a third table list....small cases under local or regional anesthesia...there was an 8 yr old girl with a diffuse, non pinchable swelling in the chin area. After confirming it was not vascular, we decided for...

Form versus function concerning the external nasal valve

External nasal valve dysfunction is known to be a common cause of nasal obstruction. The authors present a prospective case series (n=19) including primary and revision cases of functional rhinoplasties. All patients reported nasal obstruction and were diagnosed with external...

How I Do It - Skin tightening: Profound

Areas of skin laxity are a concern to many patients. A decline in collagen and elastin production arising from chronological or environmental ageing often presents as sagging skin on the face, neck or body, and patients frequently enquire about availability...

How I Do It - Reduction ­thyroplasty

Introduction Male to female transgender patients often undergo reduction thyroplasty – a procedure to reduce the external appearance of the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, and feminisation of the voice. Reduction thyroplasty, often erroneously called ‘tracheal shave’, is one of...

Lateral crura reinforcement with the sandwich technique

Maintaining nasal tip structure and contour is an important goal during rhinoplasty surgery. Tip deformities can occur due to lateral crura malposition, trauma or sometimes due to excess of lateral crura triming during previous surgeries. The consequences of lateral crura...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...