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The Challenge of Renaissance, not Reconstruction: the aftermath of an acid attack

What madness makes a human being perpetrate a crime that is so horrible, so evil that makes it a capital offense (in Bangladesh) even though the death involved is of a person who remains alive? The motivation behind an interpersonal...

Form and function

I am currently working as a locum Senior Consultant in Burns Care in Al Wakra Hospital in Qatar. Qatar is 10 times the size of Hong Kong and has an indigenous population of a few hundred thousand but an expatriate...

Blepharoplasty and orbital fat repositioning

The authors present their personal technique on lower blepharoplasty with preserving a strong orbicularis oculi sling and maintaining lower eyelid position with periosteal fixation of the lateral canthus and skin- muscle flap. In their technique, after elevation of skin flap,...

How I Do It - Surgical approach to facial palsy 
– lengthening the temporalis myoplasty

In cases of long-established facial palsy, one of the main problems faced by patients is the inability to smile. In this situation, consideration should be given to facial reanimation (smile) surgery. In most cases of chronic facial palsy new muscles...

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...

Brazilian butt lift: large volume fat grafting with water jetstream assisted liposuction

Liposculpture involving fat transfer to the buttocks (‘Brazilian butt lift’) has experienced a dramatic increase in demand in recent years. Popular tabloid celebrities have fuelled the demand for this procedure, resulting in large numbers of patients requesting buttock enhancement surgery....

Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2017

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Aesthetic Clinic Marketing in the Digital Age

Wendy Lewis is considered to be the queen of social media within the international aesthetic medicine community and this book confirms her position. It provides a comprehensive overview of all the different online platforms. The content is clearly laid out...

Acid attacks: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Burd takes us through the background to the development of his protocol for the acute management of chemical assault burns. I have maintained a long-term interest in how chemicals interact with living...

Mid cheek lift

Middle third rejuvenation is a hot topic in facial plastic surgery nowadays. Surgical versus non-surgical treatments, lifting procedures versus volumising procedures, transtemporal, transblepharoplasy, deep plane, percutaneou. The number of choices clearly points out the lack of a standard procedures to...

Focus: Opinions on regulation

Dalvi Humzah Regulation in the aesthetics industry In this issue we have invited commentaries on regulation within aesthetics, in particular the voluntary register set up by the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP). Many medical practitioners are concerned regarding the...

Repair of the supernumerary nostril

The supernumerary nostril is a rare challenge, first reported by Lindsay in 1906. It has been suggested that they may develop from an accessory nasal pit or from a fissure in the lateral nasal process to create a double nostril....