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Non-surgical vs. surgical labiaplasty

The author suggests that unfavourable post-surgical complications and patient satisfaction are outcomes which are often unmet following more invasive procedures, demonstrated by an increase in demand into non-surgical procedures to correct labial hypertrophy, which is inconsistently defined by a limited...

Medical tattooing for a better life

Dermatography (medical tattooing), was first documented in the 19th century, and is nowadays frequently performed for nipple reconstruction after mastectomy. Despite its popularity in the field of breast reconstruction, this procedure is not used on a broad scale in any...

How to decrease postoperative swelling in rhinoplasty

Postoperative bruising and facial swelling is one of the main concerns of rhinoplasty patients. There is sustained controversy on the surgical manoeuvres, medication and postoperative measures to reduce it, and many published papers address this topic. The authors of this...

Nasal deformity following CPAP injury

Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is commonly used as a non-invasive alternative to endotracheal intubation and tracheotomy, to provide respiratory support to very low birth weight (VLBW) (<1500g) neonates. Nasal injury is a well recognised complication and figures quoted...

Free flap reconstruction in stage 3 bisphosphonate related osteonecrosis

There is no widely accepted gold standard for the treatments of bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis (BRONJ). Whereas the lesser stages of this BRONJ seem to respond well to conservative and minimal invasive therapies there is controversy regarding the treatment of the later...

The supraclavicular artery flap for head and neck reconstruction

Free tissue transfer has been manifested to be the primary reconstructive tool for major ablative defects of the head and neck. However, many patients are not good candidates for free tissue transfer because of their medical comorbidities or lack of...

Traumatic split earlobe repair using double triangular skin flaps

Split earlobes are a common secondary deformity of the ear. Numerous techniques have been described to repair a traumatic split earlobe and break the linear scar. However, most of the techniques require elevation of additional flaps from normal surrounding tissue...

Repair of the supernumerary nostril

The supernumerary nostril is a rare challenge, first reported by Lindsay in 1906. It has been suggested that they may develop from an accessory nasal pit or from a fissure in the lateral nasal process to create a double nostril....

Success rates of primary and revision transcanalicular DCR surgery

Transcanalicular laser dacro cysto rhinostomy (DCR) is a relatively rare procedure compared to more conventional external or endonasal techniques. In this article the authors examine the outcomes of revision surgery following failed transcanalicular diode laser DCR (TCDL DCR), comparing a...

Correcting lower lateral cartilage absence

Congenital absence of the lower lateral nasal cartilage is rare. The authors discuss correcting the absence using an open approach technique to harvest septal cartilage. This is then fashioned into a shield graft and a supporting strut graft to define...

Oncological and functional outcomes of transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer

Due to the fact that conventional surgery is technically demanding and involves significant morbidity, transoral procedures are becoming increasingly popular. In this prospective study the authors analysed the oncological and functional results of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to find out...

Outcomes of transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer

Due to the fact that conventional surgery is technically demanding and involves significant morbidity, transoral procedures are becoming increasingly popular. In this prospective study the authors analysed the oncological and functional results of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) to find out...