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A ventral solution to a perineal problem: a case report

The repair of postoperative perineal hernias is extremely challenging. Two male patients with problematic secondary perineal hernias following abdominoperineal resection of rectal adenocarcinoma have been successfully treated using the Ventralex™ composite, self-expanding ventral patch, normally used for umbilical and epigastric...

Treatment of rosacea using pulsed dye laser

Rosacea is a common chronic cutaneous inflammatory condition estimated to affect 415 million people worldwide [1]. It characteristically affects the central face and its primary features include flushing, non-transient erythema, telangiectasia and in progressive stages papules and pustules. Secondarily, it...

A Timeline of Plastic Surgery

Where did the name ‘plastic’ surgery come from? It is probable that the first use of the term was by the German von Graefe in his book Rhinoplastik published in 1818. The intention was to describe the moulding of tissue...

How I Do It - Lip augmentation: new rejuvenation with Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser

Lip augmentation has become progressively popular in recent years, reflecting cultural trends in youth and beauty. Research suggests that the ‘ideal lip’ should have the following characteristics: fullness and volume, correct balance between the upper and lower lips, and a...

Emerging trends in the aesthetics of rhinoplasty: from local to global

The concept of ‘beauty’ can be bewildering in its scope and variation through time and geographical location. As the aim of facial plastic surgery consists of restoration of form and function, the definition of beauty takes on immense importance. Although...

‘Rhinofiller’: non-surgical correction of the nose

Dr Agolli from Italy advocates the use of filler to quickly and easily achieve a non-surgical rhinoplasty without downtime for the patient. Cultural basis It is believed that Dante Alighieri was not a handsome man, probably because of his appearance,...

Facial nerve palsy and Facial Palsy UK

The term facial palsy is most commonly used to describe a paralytic lower motor neurone (LMN) dysfunction of the facial nerve. Upper motor neurone facial palsy, for example due to strokes and intra-cranial tumours, spares the forehead muscles and will...

Perceptions and Deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 5 October 2016

And there was me thinking Hong Kong is in a bit of a political mess! What an extraordinary few weeks in the UK as far as medicine is concerned. After months of insisting that he, The Right Honorable Jeremy Hunt,...

Management of masseter hypertrophy and bruxism with Botulinum Toxin A

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. The squaring of the lower third of the face can be an...

How I Do It - Vaginal rejuvenation - CO2 laser therapy

Women with menopausal symptoms, as well as postnatally, are looking for additional methods as alternatives to traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), local oestrogens or topical creams and lubricants, since only 34% comply with their prescribed therapy. Women report an impairment...

How I Do It - Adipocytolysis

Why is there an interest in adipocytolysis? Sub-mental hypertrophic adiposity and jowling of the lower face are frequently the result of ageing and weight gain but there is also a genetic component [1]. Scientific background on injectable adipocytolysis products Several...

How I Do It - FracRevive - holistic skin rejuvenation with a combination of full beam and fractional Q-switched Nd:YAG laser

With increasing demand on efficient skin rejuvenation treatment associated with zero to minimum downtime, a two-step FracRevive laser rejuvenation with both full beam and factional Q-switched Nd:YAG laser has been designed by Fotona using the Starwalker system. Starwalker’s unique pulse...