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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...

Fat grafting within the focus of facial ageing

Volume restoration has become a cornerstone in the current model of understanding and approaching the aging face. Sam Lam offers a review in order to place fat grafting in its proper place, with all of its attendant risks, benefits and...

Efficacy of radiofrequency technology in the treatment of aesthetic indications

The authors present a clear description of the mechanics of how radiofrequency (RF) was initially developed, supported by a detailed overview of some of the more common RF devices, including their mode of action and applications. The authors include a...

New guidance marks a fundamental shift in clarifying requirements for providers of cosmetic interventions

Following the Keogh Report there has been a shift to bring a more consistent approach to the practice of cosmetics in the UK. On 12 April 2016 the GMC (General Medical Council) released the guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic...

Maximising the results of blepharoplasty

The aesthetic anatomy of lower eyelid is detailed leading to discussion of operative technique to achieve the goals of blepharoplasty; for the lower lid these are a youthful lid cheek junction, a positive canthal tilt and no scleral show. The...