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Fundamental Topics in Plastic Surgery

The format of the book is sectioned into topics not too dissimilar to most commonplace recommended plastic surgery textbooks, including principles (wound healing, negative pressure therapy, local anesthetics, fat grafting) and techniques (suturing, flaps, tissue expansion, microsurgery, facial trauma and...

In and out of love with surgery

Growing up with books shaped me into a hopeless romantic believing in heroes, magic and achieving the impossible. Throughout the years as I sat patiently waiting on my letter from Hogwarts I instead received my acceptance letter to medical school....

Orthognathic surgery for OSAS

Orthognathic surgery is developing as a viable and long-lasting treatment option for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). There have been a growing number of publications that report the benefit of using conventional orthognathic techniques for OSAS. In the present retrospective...

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...

Essentials of Aesthetic Surgery

Such a well written book, this is an absolute must for your reference collection. The demand for aesthetic surgery is rapidly growing and this book is a concise haven of knowledge not only for those training in plastics but also...

The cost of surgery for bedsores

Many plastic surgeons will have experienced a heart-sinking moment when receiving a request to give an opinion on a patient with a bedsore. The surgery is not technically demanding, but the postoperative care and rehabilitation of the patient can be...

Blindness after orthognathic surgery

This is a case report and review of the literature of this rare, but well recognised alarming complication. The authors discuss the possible mechanisms, suggesting that it does not arise from a direct injury to the optic nerve and is...

The gender affirmation surgery MDT

The authors provide a comprehensive and thought-provoking discussion of the multidisciplinary nature of caring for someone undergoing gender reassignment surgery. In the last 50 years in the UK an estimated 130,000 people have changed their gender assigned at birth (assigned...

Wide Awake Hand Surgery

For many years now, Donald Lalonde has been an advocate for the use of performing hand surgery in the awake patient without the use of a painful tourniquet. Also known as wide awake local anaesthesia no tourniquet (WALANT) this book...

Repeated orbital decompression surgery

This is a retrospective review of nine redo orbital decompressions in six patients. All operations were performed for dysthyroid optic neuropathy, both initially and when repeated. The interval between first and redo decompressions varied from one to 15 years and...

Reconstruction after parotid surgery

This is a retrospective study from Naples, Italy. The authors analyse and compare patients that had benign parotid disease that were reconstructed with three different techniques. Between February 2002 and March 2009, 224 patients were included; these patients had either...

Revision facial plastic surgery

This is a timely publication to address some of the contemporary issues we face in dealing with poor results, or remediating results of others. No one escapes dissatisfactory outcomes. Lower lid rejuvenation is no longer a surgical manipulation of the...