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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...

Leading aesthetic training provider Derma Medical acquired by female-founded private equity firm PEAL Capital Group

Derma Medical, a multinational training provider at the forefront of non-surgical aesthetic treatments, equips medical professionals with recognised qualifications in non-invasive injectable cosmetic procedures.

How I Do It - Innovative delivery devices: 3DOSE Unit Dose Injector

3DOSE Unit Dose Injector is a unique and innovative disposable injector for BoNT injections, with a patented clicker system which produces audible and tactile feedback per injected dose. This new device, developed and launched by TSK Laboratory/Vlow Medical, aims to...

Perceptions and Deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 3 August 2016

Whistle blowing. What is it? Fascinating discussion with Chris Day, the Junior Doctor in the UK who is challenging the execution of the law in this sensitive area of employment contracts (http://54000doctors.org). More of that later, but just to note,...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 22) – The prone position

How much does the position of a patient add to the risk of a surgical procedure? This is an extremely important question, and the answer is far from simple.

Could epidermal grafting be the solution to vitiligo?

Dr Foutsizoglou shares his thoughts on a recent innovation based on epidermal grafting that could be used on vitiligo patients. I attended the ‘Make Better Summit Meeting’, an international surgical congress organised by Acelity™ and chaired by Professor Dr med....

How I Do It - Lip augmentation: new rejuvenation with Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser

Lip augmentation has become progressively popular in recent years, reflecting cultural trends in youth and beauty. Research suggests that the ‘ideal lip’ should have the following characteristics: fullness and volume, correct balance between the upper and lower lips, and a...

The Unfavorable Result in Plastic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment, 4th Edition

This is a well-written, comprehensive, two-volume textbook on all core topics of plastic and reconstructive surgery, which is designed to guide readers through commonly seen complications, possible solutions and the operative steps required to achieve this. Volume one contains five...

Age-related changes in the menopausal woman

The author explores the aesthetic impact of hormonal ageing during the perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods. The author explains that oestrogen levels can impact upon several skin functions, including: excessive hair growth, pigmentation, vascularity, elasticity and water-holding capacity. A detailed...

Is it time for cone-beam CTs to replace the traditional orthopantomogram in the primary diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders?

Cone-beam computed tomographic (CT) requires a lower dose of radiation compared to the multidetector CT and provides much more detailed information in 3D about the bony structures of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) when compared to the traditional OPG. In this...

Simplification measure for costal cartilage grafting

The scalpel is currently the instrument used by most surgeons for carving costal cartilage grafts. However, this method is time consuming, requires a high degree of skill, and is far from ideal for reproducibly attaining uniform slices, even in expert...

How to establish a successful practice in aesthetic medicine

It is no secret that today’s aesthetic patients tend to seek non-invasive, non-surgical solutions as opposed to invasive treatments. According to the latest statistics published by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (www.surgery.org), there were over 11 million surgical...