Practising surgery in a war zone: an interview with Dr Volodymyr Melnyk

It is now nine months since the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine commenced in late February 2022, with Putin announcing a “special military operation” to “denazify and demilitarise” Ukraine. The rest of the world, however, saw it for what it...

Breast reduction in the older woman

Breast reduction (bilateral breast reduction or BBR) is an operation to reduce the size of the breasts, helping to improve the shape of the breasts and lifting the nipples to an appropriately higher position. Some women have difficulty with their...

Building trust and the psychology of relationships

Award-winning business coach and author, Alan S Adams, shares his key insights into how to build and maintain trust, boost effective working relationships, and enhance business growth. “People buy from people they know, like and trust” – Bob Burg In...

Skin biorevitalisation with hyaluronic acid

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. While Botulinum toxin A, dermal fillers, chemical peels and laser resurfacing are...

Bottoms up

Surgeons say no to Brazilian buttock lift (BBL) but yes to superficial gluteal lipofilling (SGL) as real time ultrasound technology allows gluteal fat grafting to be performed safely. In 2018 the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS www.baaps.org.uk) dissuaded...

Recognising the key tear trough ligaments

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. The anatomical understanding of the periorbital ligaments is critical for mastering tear...

Breast reconstruction – techniques from a plastic surgery perspective

This article has been verified for CPD. Click the button below to answer a few short questions and download a form to be included in your CPD folder. Breast reconstruction following breast cancer surgery has positive physical and psychosocial health...

The mission to provide equal access for the treatment of port wine stain birthmarks

The Vascular Birthmarks Foundation (VBF) is the leading charity in the world for networking individuals with vascular birthmarks, anomalies, and related syndromes (VBARS) into proper medical treatment. The VBF currently monitors over 80,000 individuals / families, worldwide, who are affected...

OPINION – Cosmetic surgery: a difficult reality with a simple solution

On 1 September 2022, an Independent Review released its long-awaited Report into Cosmetic Surgery in Australia [1]. Its key recommendation reflected the sentiment of our new, peer-reviewed, paper in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery entitled ‘Cosmetic Surgery Regulation in...

Thread lifting – the fundamentals

"Thread lifting” is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that is becoming increasingly popular internationally [1-3]. Threads are surgical sutures that can be utilised for facial and body contouring and rejuvenation. These sutures can be used for skin rejuvenation as bio-stimulators...

Online connections in a post-COVID world

Looking back at the pandemic, it has brought us unexpected friendships. The lack of direct interpersonal communication, meetings, parties and hugs increased the role of digital sources of contact which used to play a less important role in our lives....

Malignant lesions and reconstruction of the pinna

External ear reconstruction can be challenging. Baskaran Ranganathan and Amr Abdelhamid describe how careful assessment, planning and surgery following the subunit principles and reconstructive ladder will ultimately lead to good aesthetic outcomes with restored form and function. The external ear,...