Auricular reconstruction: star-pattern reconstruction

We describe our approach to straightforward reconstruction of the peripheral auricle using the established star-pattern design. Skin malignancies developing on the auricle continue to be regarded as high-risk lesions due to their propensity to recur and for lymphatic spread. Greater...

Cellulite therapy in 2022 – new treatment options making grades for the new year

World-renowned dermatologist Michael H Gold introduces two of the newest FDA-approved modalities for the treatment of the common skin condition cellulite. Cellulite is one of the most common skin concerns for women. It is estimated that between 80-98% of women...

The dangers of unlicensed cosmetic practitioners

The closing of aesthetic clinics and beauty salons during the COVID-19 lockdown brought an influx in unlicensed practitioners and DIY cosmetic filler kits. This has resulted in thousands now suffering the consequences of their practitioner’s lack of experience. Watermans Solicitors...

An update from SIME

Since its founding in 1975 SIME (the Italian Society of Aesthetic Medicine) has always set goals revolving around research, study and the acquisition of knowledge in regards to aesthetic medicine. This includes ensuring the sharing of information with its members,...

Improving cosmesis after breast implant removal

Removing breast implants has a profound effect on the patient’s appearance; in this article the authors, both expert breast surgeons, discuss how to optimise the cosmetic result. Removing breast implants has a profound effect on the patient’s appearance and we...

The perfect upper lid blepharoplasty

The authors share their thoughts on how to achieve the best blepharoplasty results based on their 35 years of experience. Are you a surgeon wishing to offer the best upper lid surgery to your discerning patients? To help chart the...

Periocular burns: a literature review of classification, management protocols and outcomes of treatment

The author provides a review of the current literature regarding the principles of classification, management protocols of acute ocular and periocular burns and the role of the burn and oculoplastic surgeon involved in their care. More than two-thirds of facial...

Could a left-sided facial perceptual bias affect satisfaction with oculoplastic procedures?

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. Facial symmetry is usually a priority for both patient and clinician when...

The origin of the Children’s Burns Club

Burn injuries can affect any of us or our families at any time. A momentary lapse in attention can lead to a lifetime of scarring. Whilst any individual member of a family group can be physically scarred, all the family...

BCAM Annual Clinical Review 2021

The British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) is the only UK body representing aesthetic doctors and dentists that conducts an annual survey of its members’ clinical data, collating information about treatments, complications and trends. The Annual Clinical Review has been...

Impact of medical NGOs and a new collaborative approach: the case of Guinea with Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships (MS) is a global Christian charity that follows the 2000-year-old model of Jesus to bring hope and healing to those suffering from disability, disfigurement, and disease. This article by Professor Diallo and Drs Ugai and Conde, details a...

Stem cells in reconstructive surgery: a bright but cautious future

Regenerative medicine using stem cell technology is slowly becoming a reality in routine clinical practice especially in the field of tissue regeneration [1]. It is therefore not surprising that stem cell technology is starting to be of interest in reconstructive...