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Medical illnesses and their affects on anaesthesia for oral surgery

This is a comprehensive article, which provides a good summary of the common co-morbidities affecting patients presenting for oral surgery. It focuses on their management issues as well as precautions required when administering anaesthesia. For each illness listed the authors...

Kuen Y Chin

ST6 Plastic Surgery, St John’s Hospital, Livingston, UK

David Chin Shong

University of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

The World Association of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent

With the 4th World Association of Plastic Surgeons of Chinese Descent (WAPSCD) coming up in November I thought I would share my experiences with you. I attended the second world congress in Taiwan for plastic surgeons of chinese descent which...

Bone grafting in orthognathic surgery

This is a systematic review from Belgium and Saudi Arabia of 48 articles. They reviewed the complication, stability, aesthetics and healing of Le Fort I, sagittal split, chin and zygomatic osteotomies. They concluded that there was strong evidence that bone...

Genioplasty

With the chin playing a vital part in facial harmony, genioplasty can have a hugely positive impact on patients’ self-esteem and quality of life. The authors share their expertise in the optimal techniques when performing an osseous genioplasty. The perception...

How I Do It - Contouring the lower jaw (surgical)

It is essential to clearly understand the patient’s needs so I usually see patients three to four times prior to operating if major changes to appearance are planned. You must also be able to manage expectations and postoperative outcomes; for...

Frontal and lateral facial attractiveness

The authors examined the association between frontal and lateral facial attractiveness and identified anatomical features that may influence discordance between frontal and lateral facial beauty. They studied paired frontal and lateral facial synthetic images of 240 white women by using...