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Effects of orbital decompression

This is a retrospective review of 319 orbital decompression operations in 169 patients (73% female) with thyroid eye disease. Three wall decompressions were performed in 92 eyes, 2-wall in 206 (medial and floor), and a single wall (medial) in 18,...

First there was Sophia

A robot is a man-made machine which can do some things by itself. It is not alive. It has no physiology. But it does have a source of energy, sensors to interact with the external world, a rudimentary nervous system...

In conversation with Professor David Sines

In January 2016 a new voluntary regulatory register was established – the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), chaired by Professor David Sines. Since that time the JCCP has met with challenges from many within the aesthetics industry. We spoke...

An elegant extension to the facelift, resulting in good neck correction

The author discusses his experience in over 200 cases of an overlapping plication platysmaplasty technique via the facelift incision, thus avoiding a submental incision. A logical argument is made to the benefit of the procedure, providing more extensive retraction in...

Delayed improvement in Muller’s muscle ptosis surgery

This is a retrospective review of patients undergoing ptosis surgery. The authors had noticed anecdotally that although a posterior approach Muller’s muscle and conjunctival resection (MMCR) appeared to achieve similar results to an anterior approach levator resection (ALR) in the...

Non-hormonal treatment options during the menopause

The author gives a comprehensive overview of prescribed treatment alternatives to hormone replacement therapy (HRT), discussing lifestyle, diet, alternative therapies, patient support and nurse education. The author argues that treatments for the symptoms of menopause are complex and that nurse...

Laser and light based hair removal

AESTHETIC FOCUS Laser hair removal is a popular, and constantly evolving, treatment. Professor Paolo Bonan and colleagues provide us with a comprehensive overview and some ‘top tips’ for how to make the procedure as safe and effective as possible. Hair...

Can I quit the gym? Low level laser and body contouring

AESTHETIC FOCUS Is low level laser the answer for patients seeking a non-invasive method for body contouring? Balancing energy intake and energy expenditure is the healthiest and most sustainable means of weight loss and toning, but despite this, areas of...

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2017

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield

Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was a French company that manufactured silicone breast implants that were surgically implanted mainly for cosmetic breast augmentation. Of note, ‘cosmetic’ is used in the strict sense of the word meaning false and artificial and does...