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Supplement use in cosmetic facial surgery

This objective of this study was to report the incidence of dietary supplement use in facial cosmetic surgery patients in the United States. Dietary supplements are not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and some have been known...

Quality of life in patients with titanium implant retained auricular prostheses

This is a retrospective study of 10 patients with titanium implant retained auricular prostheses. Quality of life was evaluated using three questionnaires: the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem scale, and the standard Medical Outcome Study Short-Form 12. Peri-implant...

Burns: A Practical Approach to Immediate Treatment and Long-Term Care

This is a concise book written with a broad reader base from all clinical backgrounds, aimed specifically at those caring for burns victims. It is worth noting that all the proceeds from sale of the book go to a charitable...

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide

Plastic surgery and otolarynology are an example of two surgical specialties which intersect, allowing for clinical and research collaboration. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide gives reference to a number of different principles which have been combined in...

Bruxism: a practical guide to treatment with botulinum toxin type A

The aetiology of bruxism is outlined and referenced, giving a clear context to the reader. Recommended treatment options are listed, with a brief summary of the evidence concerning pharmaceutical options, oral appliances, splints, psychology and physiotherapy. The author discusses a...

A place for nerve transfers in your hand surgery service

The author summarises the application of nerve transfers in upper limb trauma. This is a review article and covers the principles of transfer; the indications, preoperative assessment and the whole patient journey, stressing the need for rehabilitation. The technical factors...

Rediscovering the Lost Art of Endonasal Rhinoplasty

The invention of modern rhinoplasty by Joseph transformed our understanding of nasal anatomy and surgery. His endonasal technique soon spread from Europe to the USA and dominated the surgical culture of the 20th century. The excessive removal nasal support structures...

Assessment and management of the mature female face with dermal fillers

The author presents an interesting and popular aesthetic topic with discussion on the background of the growth and demand for dermal fillers, including some of the popular types currently favoured. There is discussion on poly-L-Lactic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA)...

Hair removal: a summary of techniques with a particular emphasis on the importance and versatility of electrolysis

Background and causes of excess or unwanted hair The management of unwanted body and facial hair has been a constant challenge for the human species since the dawn of human culture in the Neolithic era. Of note this was the...

How I Do It - A global approach to facial volumising

As the demand for natural results in aesthetic medicine increases, both patients and physicians are more educated in the complex ageing process of the face. Instead of chasing lines, a more global facial approach with strategic placement of deep volume,...

COVID-19 unlock and aesthetic medicine: response from BCAM

The SARS-COV2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease have caused immense social, financial and personal strain. But now we are taking the first tentative steps to exit the phase 1 lockdown.

We need to talk about amputation – a difficult conversation in the developing world

What do you do when a patient refuses amputation? The author shares various cases and outlines her team’s approach to this scenario in Gaza. What to do when a patient refuses amputation for a severely damaged lower limb that will...