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Success rates of primary and revision transcanalicular DCR surgery

Transcanalicular laser dacro cysto rhinostomy (DCR) is a relatively rare procedure compared to more conventional external or endonasal techniques. In this article the authors examine the outcomes of revision surgery following failed transcanalicular diode laser DCR (TCDL DCR), comparing a...

Plastic Surgery Volume 6: Hand and Upper Extremity

This is the last of this six-volume textbook, which provides an almost comprehensive coverage of the entire spectrum of hand and upper limb conditions. This remains a formidable task, as evidenced by other more extensive hand surgery textbooks that are...

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the East Asian Face

One can think of very few communities to which the East Asian diaspora has not migrated over the course of the last few centuries. Thus, even northern European surgeons such as myself are regularly faced with aesthetic challenges pertaining to...

Textbook of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Volume 1-3)

This is a multi-author comprehensive plastic surgery textbook that comes in three volumes with 175 chapters. Most authors are based in South Asia and take the reader through a journey of patients in the developing world, their priorities and challenges....

Body contouring surgery: Use common sense!

This informative article, which kicks off this excellent edition of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, provides a sensible and balanced review of when, why and what to do with the massive weight loss patient group. The recommended wisdom will be familiar...

Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: specialties and specialists

Dr Nikolaos Metatoxos has written an excellent article ‘How to establish a successful practice in aesthetic medicine’, which looks at the business of aesthetic medicine and underlines some very important ethical issues. When comparing hospital doctors and aesthetic medicine practitioners...

An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Second Edition)

An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a book of two parts. This is described in the book as basic patient care and oral surgery. It is a surprisingly comprehensive book considering the volume of material it covers, with...

Aesthetic Surgery Techniques: A Case-Based Approach

To have a different approach in plastic surgical techniques is always welcome. This multi-author book, with chapters written by a number of contributors who read like a ‘who’s who’ of plastic surgery, is a very useful addition to your bookshelf....

Mohs and Cutaneous Surgery - Maximizing Aesthetic Outcomes

This text is a well written review of the techniques available to maximise postoperative outcomes after Mohs and cutaneous surgery. Topics include intraoperative surgical techniques with tips and tricks to try to achieve optimal postoperative scars, complications in Mohs surgery,...

The Art of Aesthetic Surgery, Principles and Techniques, Third Edition

General review Immediately you sense a class act as the transparent cellophane membrane surrounding the book, beautifully adorned by the ‘Three Graces’ painting, is removed and the non-slip textured feel of the hard cover is exposed. This surface prevents the...

2nd Chance: reconstructive surgery for life reconstruction

Many populations throughout the developing world have no access to the specialist healthcare needed by patients who have suffered severe burns, war injuries or congenital disorders. The specialties of plastic and maxillofacial surgery can make a vital contribution and PMFA...

Body contouring surgery following massive weight loss

There are many different perceptions about what defines the term ‘overweight’. The reality is however that, for many, being overweight is a condition that brings with it significant health and social problems. It is estimated that almost two thirds of...