We are proud of our track record in publishing and presenting in Plastic Surgery literature on cosmetic surgical procedures. In recent years we have published several papers on reviewing the techniques used for procedures such as prominent ear correction, demonstrating the superior results with prominent ear correction using sutures to correct ear prominence rather than scoring the ear on its front surface. The suturing technique is better in terms of the cosmetic outcomes and also the lower risk of complications. Similarly, our paper on abdominoplasty assessed the complications from that procedure. Many of these are very minor and easily rectified but nevertheless represent an inconvenience to the patient and we do everything we possibly can to minimise these risks during surgery. We have also recently published several papers on facial fillers and, in particular, are advocates for the use of fat transfer wherever possible as this has a significant track record for both efficacy and safety. We have undertaken recent research using sophisticated facial scanners to assess the long term volumes from fat injection. Our results suggest that, although some of the fat dissipates with time, in the long term approximately 40% of the volume injected should be maintained.
Further contributions to the Plastic Surgery literature on aesthetic procedures will be forthcoming in 2010. Our paper on breast reduction has been accepted for publication for the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and we have also recently submitted further papers on prominent ear correction and the use of facial fillers to the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and the American Plastic and Reconstructive Journal.
Clients may therefore be assured that we are committed to excellence for each individual case and seek to maintain this through constant audit and review of our outcomes with a view to improving aesthetic results and improving the safety margin wherever possible.