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Continuing personal development

“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in...

Medico-legal forum (VASEP liposuction)

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. The case in question The patient underwent VASER to the abdomen and...

Facial changes caused by smoking

Smoking is a well known factor in facial ageing. In this interesting evidence level II article, the authors have decided to evaluate the effect of smoking in monozygotic twins with different smoking histories using standarised photography. Seventy-nine pairs of twins...

Safety and risks of local anaesthesia and regional blocks in plastic surgery

The current COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented risks associated with intubation and general anaesthesia with the potential transmission of a novel and potentially fatal airborne disease. Local anaesthesia, when used appropriately, can provide safe and effective analgesia without the risks...

Biorevitalisation and dermal regeneration

The author provides a detailed review of the available evidence regarding the concept of biorevitalisation. A detailed discussion of injectable ingredients used to rejuvenate the skin is explored, with an overview of the history of hyaluronic acid along with a...

Facial veins – diagnosis and treatment options

Facial veins can be treated with a wide range of aesthetic and surgical procedures. Victoria Smith and Professor Mark Whiteley, both experts in the area, provide a comprehensive overview of diagnosis and the different treatment options available. Patients with unwanted...

How I Do It - Neck rejuvenation utilising Silhouette Soft sutures

The mainstay of neck rejuvenation has relied on conventional surgical procedures. In recent years, other non-invasive options have replaced these techniques. One of these developments is the use of suspension threads, starting around 15 years ago utilising barbed sutures, then...

Reconstruction of complex wounds in the trunk and pelvis (part 2)

In this second part of this two-part article we begin by looking at component separation which is a technique of reconfiguring anatomical layers to allow intrinsic reconstruction of the integrity of the anterior abdominal wall. We then move into the...

Masculinisation of the male face – ‘power-face’ surgery

What do men want when seeking facial improvement? Authors from the world-renowned European Face Centre explore the modern approach to ‘power-face’ surgery. A growing number of men are seeking the ‘ideal face’ for physical and psycho-social reasons. Orthofacial surgery aims...

Facial nerve injuries in fixing mandibular condylar fractures

The commonest fracture of the mandible is reported in the region of the condyle. Untreated this can lead to shortening of the ramus, facial asymmetry, arthrosis of the temporomandibular joint, impaired mastication and speech. The standard treatment is open reduction...

AWR Europe 2020: 5th Annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe Meeting

AWR Europe has become an essential event for those with an interest in abdominal wall reconstruction, with over 300 of the world’s leading general, plastic and aesthetic surgeons converging for three days of information exchange and networking. AWR Europe represents...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 Apr 2016

This is a personal blog. The theme is ‘perceptions and deceptions’ related to professional practice. There is a lifetime of blogging in this theme, but let me move on. Consider that fabulous bit of TV drama where HBO were setting...