• Lasers

    In treating the port wine stain type of haemangioma, the use of cover by cosmetics, and surgical removal, have been the unavoidable mainstays despite their manifest inadequacy, but the development of laser technology has now added a third therapeutic possibility. Two main types of laser are currently used, argon and tuneable dye lasers. Both instruments […]

  • Liposuction

    Liposuction is a technique which permits ‘blind’ removal of subcutaneous fat through a small skin incision. Its most frequent clinical role is a cosmetic one, in the removal of unwanted subcutaneous fat as an element in ‘body sculp-turing’, but it also has a small place in routine plastic surgical practice, in removing large lipomas and […]

  • Vein Grafts

    On occasion when planning reconstruction it is clear from the outset that the intended free flap lacks the pedicle length to reach adequate, healthy receptor vessels. This deficiency may not be apparent until the pro-cedure is underway. Whether no alternative reconstruction is possible or whether past the point of no return, this shortfall, due to […]

  • Suturing Sequence

    The sequence in which the sutures are placed may vary, but the same technique is used for each individual suture. For end-to-end anastomosis, a suture is inserted at each end of the opening. The back wall is then sutured, followed by the front wall. For end-to-side anastomosis, the triangulation technique classically described by Carrel is […]