History and classical two-dimensional anatomy.- Clinical three-dimensional anatomy.- Biomechanics of the three-dimensional face.- Operative procedures.
Lawrence C. Y. Ho graduated with an MBBS from the University of
Sydney in 1965. He qualified FRCSE in 1971 and FRACS in 1974 and
received his plastic surgical training at Stoke Mandeville Hospital
in the UK and microsurgery training at Prince of Wales Hospital in
Sydney. Dr. Ho was a leading cosmetic surgeon based in Macquarie
Street, Sydney. Since 1993, he has worked with patients who were
undergoing peels and laser skin resurfacing. The research and his
personal passion for skin rejuvenation led Dr. Ho to create his
unique brand, the Mayerling Skin Renewal System (TM). He also
developed and published the first Endoscopic Augmentation
Mammaplasty. He has received numerous accolades and awards, and was
nominated a "Leading Scientist of the World 2005" by the
International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England for his
contributions in the area of Innovations in Plastic Aesthetic
Michael F. Klaassen graduated from Otago University, New Zealand with an MBChB in 1980. He qualified as a plastic surgeon in 1990 with FRACS, before working in the UK, Europe and Australia for three years. After a decade in the Waikato and half a decade in Sydney, he returned to Auckland in 2008 and opened Parnell Surgeon in April 2012. Dr. Klaassen`s special surgical interest has been in breast reduction surgery including male gynaecomastiy, eyelid rejuveantion, rhinoplasty for males and females, and body contouring procdures inclusing breast reconstruction following mastectomy. He has also developed spciela skills in the correction of prominent ears in children from neonates to teenagers. Facial rejuvenation with the use of fat stem cell volume enhancement is also a technique he has mastered over more than a decade.
Kumar Mithraratne graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He subsequently received a Master of Science with Distinction from the University of London (King`s College London) and a PhD from the National University of Singapore, both in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Mithraratne is a recipient of the British Government Technical Corporation Fellowship and a University of Auckland Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is currently serving as a Principal Investigator/Senior Research Fellow at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute of the University of Auckland. His primary research interests include the computational biomechanics of the human musculoskeletal system, advanced computational methods, computional software development and heat transfer. Dr. Mithraratne has published over 75 scientific articles in refereed journals, conference proceedings and edited books.
"This is the authors' take on supporting various pillars of the face using permanent loop sutures along with the application of micro-fat grafts. ... The authors' view of facial support systems will be helpful to facial surgeons interested in alternative face-lifting techniques. ... will benefit those interested in the history, anatomy, and techniques discussed." (Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, Doody's Book Reviews, May, 2018)