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Polyurethane covered breast implants

The manufacturer’s viewpoint: Myths, failures and the regulation of the modern breast implant. The modern day silicone breast implant industry was created with the Dow Corning prosthesis, first used in the USA in 1962. Since its introduction into the market...

Mid-facial augmentation with malar implants

The authors guide us through facial augmentation using implants to restore volume and a youthful appearance. In today’s ‘selfie-obsessed’ culture, there is no other anatomical region which carries greater social prestige and importance, than a well-proportioned ‘youthful’ face. In particular,...

The arguments for polyurethane covered breast implants in cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery

The surgeon’s viewpoint Medical grade silicone has been used for breast augmentation since the 1960s and is the preferred base material to use as the filler in breast implants. Cohesive gel silicone implants are now exclusively available in the UK....

How I Do It - Breast uplifts: how I do a mastopexy (or breast reduction) with or without implants

Summary and introduction A mastopexy is a breast uplift surgical procedure. It derives from the Greek for breast (mastos, meaning breast) and uplift (from the Greek pexis, meaning fixation). When we perform a mastopexy, we can perform the procedure on...

FDA won’t ban sales of textured breast implants linked to cancer

The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has declined to ban the sale of textured breast implants. This is contrary to other countries, including France and Canada, doing so due to concern that they cause a rare form of cancer,...

Bone augmentation for dental implant surgery

Crawford Gray, Dental Implant Clinician in Aberdeen, demonstrates how the development of grafting materials and techniques has allowed an improved aesthetic outcome from dental implant surgery. The provision of dental implants has become an accepted part of patient care, encompassing...

Stratifying preoperative risk in revision augmentation: the six Cs

Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the UK [1], and with an increasing number of providers, plastic surgeons are managing revisions without information pertaining to the original procedure. Anticipating the features of successive generations of...

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...

How I Do It - Breast augmentation: choosing the ideal implant size

Fernando Amato discusses the value of using 3D simulated imaging to help patients make the right decision about their implant size. Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most widespread plastic surgeries. However, clinicians still have some difficulties and...

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How I Do It - Earfold<sup>®</sup>: A new technique for the correction of prominent ears

To follow on from the last issue of PMFA News (now The PMFA Journal) in which we featured two different approaches to otoplasty (see HERE and HERE) Dalvi Humzuh, Sub-Editor for the section, approached Norbert Kang, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive...