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How I Do It - Single session of 1064nm picosecond laser for ephelides

Ephelides is a common pigmentary problem which can appear on all skin types. Ephelides treatment usually involves 532 nm Nd:YAG laser and comes with a certain period of downtime and side-effects such as post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation. With the new StarWalker®...

Medico-legal Forum (Botulinum/Laser)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. In our February/March issue we featured a case that involved complications following...

Cosmetic labiaplasty – basic relevant anatomy and surgical considerations

Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Ewa Majdak-Paredes, explores the increasing demand for labiaplasty and the surgical techniques to obtain the best outcome for patients. It is recognised that there is an increasing demand for labiaplasty procedures including amongst teenagers. Genital dimensions in...

Malignant lesions and reconstruction of the pinna

External ear reconstruction can be challenging. Baskaran Ranganathan and Amr Abdelhamid describe how careful assessment, planning and surgery following the subunit principles and reconstructive ladder will ultimately lead to good aesthetic outcomes with restored form and function. The external ear,...

How I Do It - X neo-umbilicoplasty

Following an abdominoplasty the umbilicus is repositioned and inset into a new position. When healed it should have a natural appearance and in order to get this outcome it is necessary to understand what is ‘normal’. Several different morphological appearances...

How I Do It - Body contouring surgery using the body-jet

When the body-jet was first demonstrated to me in 2005, it was as a means to remove fat. It is now an integral part of my body contouring practice, and removing fat is only half the story. My own view...

Converse scalping flap for nasal reconstruction procedures

Case report This 78-year-old gentleman underwent excision of basal cell carcinoma overlying the left alar, nasal tip and nasal dorsum. The Converse scalping flap was raised and used to cover the defect. Non-adherent dressing was applied to provide temporary cover...

‘Split’ earlobe repair

Surgical repair of the earlobe is an increasingly sought-after procedure for patients of all ages. The most common reason for those wanting definitive surgical repair of their earlobe deformity is due to a ‘split’ or elongated earlobe piercing. The resultant...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Nd:YAG laser

Acne is common among individuals who experience a condition of hyperactive pilosebaceous units (precipitation and mobility of keratinocytes). A specific T-cell mediated inflammatory response is the initiating event in acne pathogenesis, followed by comedone formation. The mechanism of inflammation is...

Lip lift with bull-horn flap for lip and nasal reconstruction

This 54-year-old female patient had a basal cell carcinoma (BCC) excised from the junction of her right upper lip and nasal sill, with the BCC extending onto the lower rim of her right nasal alar (Figure 1). The patient wanted...

How I Do It - Facial modification with Fotona Nd:YAG 1064nm laser

The organic combination of Fotona Nd:YAG 1064nm laser second-level ultra-long pulse width piano mode and cold air can increase the penetration depth of the laser while protecting the epidermis from damage. At the same time, the high tolerance of high...

Classical facelift: a modern British perspective

It is clearly impossible to outline the whole of this subject matter in a short editorial article; many theses have been written in this field. This article is designed to give an overview to those reasonably familiar with this area...