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3D photography in facial rejuvenation

The term ageing is widely used to denote a series of changes that are clinically observed over time. Throughout the ageing process, the cell renewal capacity becomes slower. The fibroblast, which is the main cell of the dermis, undergoes a...

Using erythema-directed digital photography in patients with rosacea

The authors, from the University of Catania in Italy, discuss the promise that erythema-directed digital photography is showing in the clinical evaluation and targeted treatment of rosacea. Rosacea is a common chronic inflammatory facial condition that can lead to significant...

The Surgical Art of Facial Makeover (Two Volumes)

This is an excellent two-volume textbook written by a world leader in the field of facial deformity, facial corrective surgery and orthognathic surgery. The two volumes bring together the various subspecialties as well as other non-surgical components of treating facial...

100 Hand Cases

As the synopsis suggests, 100 Hand Cases “provides a clinical write-up of 100 typical cases from two globally recognised authorities who cross over between plastic surgery and orthopaedics, the two specialties dedicated to training hand surgeons.” This is actually a...

Not all faces are alike

The author examined 108 photographs of faces taken in an exact front view, in order to look for different patterns of facial shapes: round, square, heart shaped, oval and long. The author recognised that this was a qualitative analysis and...

Hollywood plastic surgeon turned inventor is changing how we view our patients

Safety in Cosmetic Surgery has taken a quantum leap with the introduction of the IC 360 camera system, now available in the UK, at The Chelmsford Day Surgery Centre. Preop evaluation, patient education and understanding, and outcome are far more...

Dark circles in the periorbital region

The author provides an insightful paper on the aetiological factors involved in dark circles and explores the treatment options. An emphasis is placed on the importance of undertaking a thorough patient consultation and history to establish causative factor(s), as well...

Photoshopping the face: simulated outcomes of orthofacial surgery

Corrective facial surgeries are highly elective procedures. Outcomes depend largely on the nature of the surgery performed (requiring an in-depth knowledge of surgical techniques and anticipated soft tissue changes) and should be predictable in terms of risk and outcomes, in...

Reconstruction of the Head and Neck - a defect-orientated approach

Head and neck reconstruction following removal of oncological disease or trauma is the most varied and challenging surgery performed in the world. Techniques range from rotational flaps to free tissue transfer and microvascular anastomosis. All are covered in this textbook....

Making Decisions and Avoiding Complications in Skin Flaps

Whereas modern readings on reconstructive surgery impress by their high-quality graphic illustrations on heavy glossy paper next to lengthy discussions, this book has a remarkably unpretentious appearance. At first glance it becomes clear that the reader should not expect a...

The First World War and the Development of Facial Surgery

Facial surgery has a history stretching to antiquity, but its success depended on luck until medical science had advanced enough to deal with three major issues – infection, surgical shock from blood loss and good anaesthesia. It was not until...

Imaging for Plastic Surgery

To the best of my knowledge and after an extensive online search, I was unable to find any other textbooks that so extensively tackle the subject of medical imaging as it relates to plastic surgery in general and certainly none...