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Liposuction

Liposuction continues to be the number one cosmetic surgical procedure performed world wide. This is a great tribute to Prof Yves-Gerard Illouz, who pioneered the use of suction assisted lipolysis, using blunt cannulae after tissue infiltration. The basic principles are...

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Appoints Virginia Facial Plastic Surgeon Stephen S Park MD As 2014-2015 President

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is pleased to announce that Stephen S. Park, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been elected President of the organization and will serve the 2014-2015 year term, taking office in...

Medical Cosmetic Awards 2015

The PMFA News team were delighted to receive an invitation to the Medical Cosmetic Awards in Glasgow as this was the first ever event of its kind to be held in Scotland. Despite this being Scotland’s first awards, there was...

How I Do It - Approaches to acne treatment: Nd:YAG laser

Acne is common among individuals who experience a condition of hyperactive pilosebaceous units (precipitation and mobility of keratinocytes). A specific T-cell mediated inflammatory response is the initiating event in acne pathogenesis, followed by comedone formation. The mechanism of inflammation is...

Choosing a 3D printer for reconstructive surgery

3D printing was first developed in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until the early 2010s that the additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology advanced enough to become available to those outside of specialist laboratories. 3D printing has also begun to...

How I Do It - A guide to anterior neck lift aesthetic surgery

The difficult neck, particularly an obtuse cervico-mental angle, and the fatty neck are areas that have been concerning plastic surgeons for decades. This article will be chiefly limited to the anterior neck. The neck cannot be improved by anterior neck...

A history of the Asia Pacific Burn Association

To accompany his Newsround report on the 12th APBC meeting in the October/November issue, Editor Andrew Burd shares the story of how the APBA was set up.

Is patient masking leading to an increase in post-op infection after eyelid surgery?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of facemasks or face coverings in the clinical setting has become necessary. It is important to recognise that facemasks can be a source of infection after eye surgery and consider ways to minimise...

Dermoscopy: an update and personal view

With skin cancer now at epidemic levels, early diagnosis is essential. Specialist Stephen Hayes advocates the use of dermoscopy as a triage tool and explains how to interpret the data. Melanoma skin cancer is now the UK’s fifth most common...

Recent developments in hyaluronic acid research

Hyaluronic acid has a role in many medical specialties, not just aesthetics. Anna Baker takes us through the latest evidence and therapeutic indications. The evidence and demand for hyaluronic acid (HA) based technologies continues to expand and evolve across a...

Letter from Hong Kong (13 April 2020)

Now is not the time to start spreading blame. There will be time for that later. At the same time, now, is the time to recognise the great courage required in true leadership.

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (Part 19) - The judge fails...

The Judge continues in her ‘Reasons for Sentencing’ and refers to the expert opinion of Dr Jimmy Chan. I have already indicated the lack of veracity when it comes to matters of fact with Dr Chan. Now we an opportunity to consider the validity of his opinion.