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Use of acellular dermal matrices in revisional breast reconstruction

In this study the authors present a review of their experience in using Acellular Dermal Matrix (AlloDerm) in revision breast reconstruction procedures. They retrospectively reviewed all revisional breast reconstruction cases over a five-year period in which AlloDerm had been utilised....

Early facial fat grafting in Treacher Collins syndrome with malar bone grafts

The authors present their experience in three patients with the effect of early fat grafting at ≥6 months of age with later bone reconstruction of the orbitozygomatic area in patients with Treacher Collins syndrome. Fat grafting was performed two to...

Free style facial artery perforator flaps for nasal reconstruction

This is an update from the team of authors that originally described the free style facial artery perforator flap, for one stage nasal reconstruction, in 2009. They now update after 10 years of experience with these freestyle facial artery perforator...

Assessment of septal deviation in septorhinoplasty

A variety of methods exist to assess the nasal septum, often dependent of the healthcare resources available, and whether there is a specific pathology affecting the function of the nose. The authors present a small series of patients presenting with...

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....

A Timeline of Plastic Surgery

Where did the name ‘plastic’ surgery come from? It is probable that the first use of the term was by the German von Graefe in his book Rhinoplastik published in 1818. The intention was to describe the moulding of tissue...

Facial reconstruction with polyethylene implants

Planning reconstructive surgery for complex craniofacial defects challenges even the most experienced of surgeons. In most cases surgery is undertaken to improve anatomical functioning. However, the anatomical structure of these regions is also critical to facial aesthetics and patient satisfaction...

Reconstruction of complex wounds in the trunk and pelvis (part 1)

This is the first part of a two-part article looking at the challenges of reconstruction of complex defects in the torso. The articles are based on a presentation given at the World Union of Wound Healing Societies held in Yokohama...

Nasolabial flap to reconstruct peri orbital defects

The authors present a series of 25, mainly geriatric, patients that had ablative surgery and had complex defects in the paranasal and orbital regions. The paranasal and periorbital regions are extremely important for facial aesthetics and quality of life. These...

Complications of plates in fibula free flaps

Good functional reconstruction of the mandible remains challenging for the maxillofacial surgeon. The fibula osteocutaneous flap is widely used as a method of mandibular reconstruction and it can withstand multiple osteotomies and a thus requires hardware to adapt and hold...

Descending branch peroneal artery perforator flap

Reconstruction of distal third defects in the lower limb is a challenge that often requires microsurgical free tissue transfer. The authors introduce a peroneal artery perforator flap based on the deep descending branch for reconstruction of lateral malleolar defects. They...

Complex auricular reconstruction using a 3D printer

The authors of this paper present a new technique for complex auricular reconstruction in a patient with a previous squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp, parotid and neck treated by surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. The patient presented a depression on...