Informed consent and failure to disclose – legal perspectives for aesthetic surgeons

As litigation and legal claims in aesthetic surgery and medicine continue to rise, informed consent is not only a legal imperative but also essential in protecting yourself and your business. Lee Seng Khoo and Francesco Mazzarone, from the world-renowned Ivo...

Treating the male patient with dermal fillers

AESTHETIC FOCUS Concepts of beauty and attractiveness have always been associated with the appreciation of symmetry, balance and harmony of various facial features. An attractive face creates mystique and power. Its effects are undeniable, and for centuries, we have been...

The development of PDO threadlifting in the UK

AESTHETIC FOCUS Dr Jacques Otto looks at the development of polydioxanone (PDO) threads as an anti-ageing treatment, the creation of the Association of Polydioxanone Threads (APDOT) UK and what the future holds for threadlifting in the UK. Up to early...

An overview of chemical peels

AESTHETIC FOCUS Chemical peels form an important part of most aesthetic and cosmetic practices. They are an affordable procedure for patients and significant results can be achieved. Generally chemical peels are a safe procedure, but only if used correctly and...

From clinician to creator: taking your brand to the next level through experience-based marketing

AESTHETIC FOCUS Woman with Plastic Surgery “addiction” on how it nearly destroyed her marriage (and her face) Huffington Post, 4 November 2015 Cosmetic Crisis Waiting to Happen BBC News, 23 April 2012 I was blinded by fillers: One woman’s horrifying...

Chin augmentation: filler versus prosthesis

Over recent years, aesthetic medicine and aesthetic surgery have become closer and more combined in daily practice. There is also a gradual shift, with aesthetic doctors performing more invasive techniques, whereas plastic surgeons are also, whenever possible, moving to less...

Rejuvenation of the forehead: correction of the frontal concavity

AESTHETIC FOCUS During the ageing process, many different anatomical changes contribute to the aged appearance of the face [1]. Focusing on the forehead, typical age-related changes are regression of the hairline, solar damage, skin laxity, dynamic wrinkles, reduction of fat...

New guidance marks a fundamental shift in clarifying requirements for providers of cosmetic interventions

AESTHETIC FOCUS Following the Keogh Report there has been a shift to bring a more consistent approach to the practice of cosmetics in the UK. On 12 April 2016 the GMC (General Medical Council) released the guidance for doctors who...