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Problems in Periorbital Surgery: A Repair Manual

This is a multi-author textbook directed at oculoplastic and plastic surgeons carrying out and managing aesthetic eyelid surgery. The authors are well-known and commonly cite their mentor, Clinton (‘Sonny’) McCord as the main inspiration behind the textbook. Each section contains...

Age-related changes in the menopausal woman

The author explores the aesthetic impact of hormonal ageing during the perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods. The author explains that oestrogen levels can impact upon several skin functions, including: excessive hair growth, pigmentation, vascularity, elasticity and water-holding capacity. A detailed...

Mastering the art of lip rejuvenation

The author presents a sound overview of some of the most prevalent non-surgical techniques used for lip rejuvenation, capturing the challenges in treating a complex anatomical region, as well as the attention required to the surrounding areas; nasolabial region and...

Bleb-related changes in upper lid position

This is a review of five patients with upper lid ptosis or lid retraction secondary to large filtering blebs post-trabeculectomy. The authors review each case and apply a model to analyse the separate forces acting on the upper lid to...

Liquid Face Lift

In recent years aesthetic medicine and aesthetic surgery have been getting closer. This phenomenon is modifying our approach to patients: aesthetic medicine doctors have increased their range of treatments to include more aggressive methods, while aesthetic surgeons tend to choose...

A farcical attempt to uphold the law

I read in the paper last week that an 86-year-old plastic surgeon, Franklin Li, was being charged with 21 offences that were associated with the death of a top Hong Kong banker, Zoe Cheung, in a beauty clinic in Tsim...

How I Do It - Nose reshaping using advanced fillers

Nose reshaping, often inappropriately referred to as the ‘non-surgical rhinoplasty’, is one of the procedures where good outcomes are more difficult to achieve when using dermal fillers alone. The alternative has usually been to perform a conventional surgical rhinoplasty and...

How I Do It - Body contouring using truSculpt® flex

The truSculpt® flex is a ‘next generation’ electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) device that has been cleared by the FDA for strengthening, firming, and toning the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs, as well as improving posture and reducing back pain by up...

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...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 8 Apr 2016

I want to post a question on the FB Group supporting the Junior Doctors over their David and Goliath fight with a juggernaut of blind, self-deceiving or just ignorant, elected members of Parliament. I should say that I am not...

CO₂ laser treatment for burn scars

Background Scars, of any type, can be a significant source of anxiety and psychological distress, not only for the affected patient, but also for close friends and loved ones. Scars represent focalised areas of fibrous tissue that replace normal skin...