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Complications of Thread Lift and How to Manage: Thread Protrusion, Infection, Dimpling and Bruising

The art of thread lifting has dramatically evolved since its introduction, and over the years, it has been revered as one the safest and most effective modalities for anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation. While the advancements in technology and techniques have significantly improved the reputation of thread lift, as with any procedure, it is not without its own set of complications. What is important to a practitioner however, is not to be overly concerned with the complications, but rather, how they can be prevented and managed. Thread Protrusion One of the most common complaints from patients is the protrusion of threads post surgery. There are many factors to the protrusion of threads, an

Asian Blepharoplasty: Autologous Fat Graft in Periorbital Rejuvenation and Volume Loss Prevention

Ageing of the periorbital is a multifactorial process involving volume loss (bone and soft tissue), tissue decent, and cutaneous degenerative changes. Traditionally, surgical approaches to address this area of the face have been subtractive in nature, focusing on excision of skin, muscle, and fat. However, this has frequently led to a gaunt or hollowed appearance, post operative. In recent years, there has been a shift in paradigm as contemporary aesthetic eyelid and periorbital rejuvenation move from an excisionally based surgical approach to one that prioritizes volume preservation and/or augmentation. The development of fat grafting to the eyelids and periorbital has given surgeons viable

Asian Rhinoplasty: Understanding Autologous Cartilages - Roles, Advantages and Disadvantges

Fuelled by the increasing demand for higher nasal bridge and sharper nose tip, Asian rhinoplasty procedures have since become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic and aesthetic procedures around the world. As with any procedure, ethnicity plays an important role in rhinoplasty, with Asian rhinoplasty being starkly different from that of Caucasian rhinoplasty - regardless in terms of outcome, techniques or expectations. The general anatomical differences in Asians and Caucasians suggest that Asian nasal bones, as well as the upper and lower lateral cartilages are comparatively less developed than their Western counter-parts; therefore, in Asian rhinoplasty, it largely necessitates the

Trends and Evolution of Thread Lifting: PDO vs PLLA vs PCL

Gone were the days where patients would shun cosmetic and aesthetic procedures. Thread lift procedures today are known for their ability to deliver results comparable to surgical procedures, albeit semi-permanent. A very common and highly sought after procedure in the fields of medical aesthetics - both by practitioners and patients alike, threads continue to gain traction in the medical field for its ability to lift, refresh and rejuvenate the skin. This has also led to an increase in the number of studies being conducted in recent years, with most, if not all, drawing the same conclusion - thread lifting is safe and patients now are not only favouring the procedure, but also actively seeki

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