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Young Pinnaplasty

I saw a young girl with her parents in clinic today. She was 18 months old, and her parents were concerned about her sticking out ears. “The cartilage seemed to be very weak, and when she was born, the ears were literally folded in half” they told me. They think she is perfect, but are was worried that she might [...]

Fillers and Botox

The following question I get asked a lot by my clients: “If I get dermal fillers, will I still need Botox or other neurotoxins?” The answer is a resounding yes. This is because there is still going to be muscle movement that creates contraction and lines and wrinkles of the skin. Dermal fillers and collagen stimulators will build up collagen, [...]

Tongue Tie

What is Tongue Tie? The cord that stretches from under the tongue to the floor of mouth is called lingual frenulum. When this cord is short, it can restrict the movement of the tongue. Most people will know this as 'Tongue tie'. The proper medical term is 'Ankyloglossia' - meaning fixed tongue. A normal frenulum should be elastic and does [...]

Tonsillectomy

Many people ask what are the functions of tonsils. Tonsils are lymphoid tissues. Lymphoid tissues are centres which produces infection-fighting cells. However after the first year of life, the tonsils do not serve any great function as we have different areas of the body to serve that purpose. Tonsillectomy is the operation to remove our tonsils from the back of [...]

Adenoidectomy

Adenoids, like tonsils are lymphoid tissues. They are situated at a slightly higher level than tonsil, at the back of the nose, whereas tonsils are at the back of the mouth. Lymphoid tissues are centres which produces infection-fighting cells. However after the first year of life, both the adenoids and tonsils do not serve any great function as we have [...]

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