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How I Do It - The True Lift Technique™: facial ligament retightening, an anatomical approach

Facial ageing is a complex process which is multifactorial, involving loss of bony support, elongation of the facial ligaments, displacement of fat compartments, attenuation of the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) layer and thinning of subcutaneous and dermal tissue. This...

How I Do It - Practical guidance on avoiding adverse events following soft tissue augmentation – some tips

Complications following soft tissue augmentation range from the mild to the serious, e.g. blindness due to occlusion of the branches of the ophthalmic artery to the eye. Much of the literature reviewed appears to indicate that no treatments were found...

Autologous fat grafting for lip reconstruction

The authors present the findings of a retrospective study of 12 patients undergoing autologous fat grafting for the reconstruction of a lip deformity following haemangioma treatment. At the age of about four to five months to two years of age,...

The uses of BTX-A in maxillofacial surgery

Botulinum toxin type A has many uses in maxillofacial surgery. This article will cover its uses in the treatment of Frey’s syndrome, myofascial pain, masseteric muscle hypertrophy and sialorrhoea. Other uses relevant to maxillofacial practice but not covered in this...

One-point tear trough correction

The authors provide an expert guide to the use of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to rejuvenate the periorbital area. One of the early signs of periorbital ageing are dark circles around the eye, with patients complaining of a fatigued appearance....

History of fat grafting

Fat grafting was first described in 1893 by Gustav Neuber, who transplanted adipose tissue from the arm to the orbit to correct depressed scars resulting from osteomyelitis. In 1895, Czerny reported excising a lipoma and grafting it into a breast...

Application of substance P as an osteogenitor in mandibular distraction osteogenesis

In this well organised study the authors demonstrate the benefit of use of substance P to improve the quality of bone during mandibular distraction. Substance P is a neuropeptide that is distributed in those sensory nerve fibres that innervate the...

How I Do It - Innovative delivery devices: Juvapen

The administration of botulinum toxin is traditionally performed using a small syringe plus needle. There are a few ways this can be performed. Either an integrated insulin syringe is used of 1ml, 0.5ml or 0.3ml which comes attached to a...

How I Do It - Two-Point Eye Lift™: HA dermal fillers for infraorbital rejuvenation

The key to maintaining a youthful appearance is often found in restoring a well-defined periorbital area, characterised by healthy tissue volume (fullness) in the infraorbital region and a clear eyelid crease devoid of excess skin. The use of hyaluronic acid...

Is patient masking leading to an increase in post-op infection after eyelid surgery?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of facemasks or face coverings in the clinical setting has become necessary. It is important to recognise that facemasks can be a source of infection after eye surgery and consider ways to minimise...

Cautions, contraindications and complications in aesthetics

All aesthetic practitioners will face complications during their career. It is therefore vital to be prepared. Dr Nestor Demosthenous provides a comprehensive guide to potential complications when treating patients with fillers. A complication during or following a treatment carried out...

The use of platelet-rich plasma in skin flap grafts

This study was conducted to evaluate the ability of platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate angiogenesis following skin flaps graft surgery, and its effect on flap survival rate. The use of PRP to improve the quality of bone regeneration and...