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Long-term follow-up of maxillary advancement in cleft palate cases

Twenty-two consecutive patients with cleft lip and palate, treated with maxillary advancements and distraction osteogenesis, were followed up for between five and 13 years. They were divided into two groups, those who were still growing and those whose growth was...

Transgender facial surgery

In this review article the author outlines the various elements of this subspecialty, with reference to published literature and his own clinical experience in the field. The article does not present new data, and lacks the detail necessary to appeal...

Soft tissue changes following maxillary osteotomy, comparison of three computer programmes

This small group of seven patients had a Le Fort I advancement maxillary osteotomy with vertical repositioning and alar base cinch sutures. They were assessed with cone beam CTs three months preoperatively and one year postoperatively. A clinical comparison between...

Closed rhinoplasty Serdev techniques

Why is rhinoplasty so important? Facial beauty and harmony are dependent on correct aesthetic angles, volumes and proportions. The complex face is properly divided into three equal parts: forehead, nose, and lower part (where the upper lip forms a ratio...

PIP experience in the United Kingdom

This interesting study had three end-points. The accuracy of operative and radiological findings on explantation of PIP implants following the PIP scandal. The volume between intact and ruptured implants, with the hypothesis larger implants were more likely to rupture, and...

Filler complications: is there a way to prevent vascular compromise with 3D-anatomy?

The use of facial filler injections has increased dramatically over the last 10 years and so has the incidence of complications. The main and most serious adverse event is vascular compromise. The most feared consequences are devastating: blindness, skin necrosis...

ACE Group Conference

The Aesthetic Complications Expert group is proud to announce the programme for the inaugural ACE Group Conference. As well as a fantastic conference programme, delegates will be treated to their own ACE Group® conference bag which is ideal to be...

New additions to the editorial team

We are delighted to announce that Ian Ormiston has been appointed as Maxillofacial Sub-editor for the magazine. Ian is Consultant Maxillofacial Cleft Surgeon based at Leicester Royal Infirmary, England. He has a background in dentistry, medicine and surgery. His interests...

Serving face

(Note: Serving face / giving face is a term used commonly by drag performers. It refers to the face you make as you pose for a photograph.) Dr Vincent Wong showcases the art and science of transforming drag queens into...

Atlas of Operative Craniofacial Surgery

This book is an absolute must-have technical guide for aspiring, craniofacial surgical trainees. Comprehensively written with over 1400 intraoperative photos and easy access to a library of videos. This is an essential atlas for your collection. A wide array of...

Emergenza Sorrisi – Doctors for Smiling Children

History Our association was born in 2007, originally under the name SmileTrain Italy Onlus, with the aim of operating on children affected by cleft lip and palate in the developing world, offering them the possibility to smile and to have...

A superbly readable review of cleft orthognathics

It is a long time since I had any involvement with cleft surgery, but I do occasionally encounter cleft patients (presenting with other things), and trainees who will soon be asked to give a reasonable account of things that they...