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PIP experience in the United Kingdom

This interesting study had three end-points. The accuracy of operative and radiological findings on explantation of PIP implants following the PIP scandal. The volume between intact and ruptured implants, with the hypothesis larger implants were more likely to rupture, and...

From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield

Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was a French company that manufactured silicone breast implants that were surgically implanted mainly for cosmetic breast augmentation. Of note, ‘cosmetic’ is used in the strict sense of the word meaning false and artificial and does...

IN RESPONSE TO: From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield

I am a consultant musculoskeletal physiotherapist of 20 years and I hold (2002) a masters accredited diploma in injection therapy (steroid and local anaesthetic injection techniques) as well as certificates to advanced level in cosmetic injection – dermal filler and...

Stratifying preoperative risk in revision augmentation: the six Cs

Breast augmentation is the most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedure in the UK [1], and with an increasing number of providers, plastic surgeons are managing revisions without information pertaining to the original procedure. Anticipating the features of successive generations of...

Follow-up interview with Mr Miles Berry Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

The editor’s clarification Andrew Burd: Miles, many thanks indeed for giving the interview that appeared in the first issue of PMFA News (see PMFA News 1(1):24). I read this with great interest as some very topical and sensitive issues were...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 2)

In Volume 1, Issue 1 of this journal I wrote an article entitled: ‘From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield’. Little did I know or anticipate what a mess this was going to become: a medico-legal mess with ignorant lawyers and arrogant doctors demonstrating how stupidity and rapacious hypocrisy can twist and distort reality for the purposes of extracting a bizarre social revenge with little sense of justice.

How will Keogh impact non-surgical services?

Following the PIP implant scandal of 2010, The Department of Health (DH) commissioned a review of the regulation of cosmetic interventions in September 2012. In April 2013, following extensive consultation the review panel published its recommendations. The recommendations set out...

Platelet rich plasma

Claudia McGloin provides an overview of this misunderstood procedure. Platelet rich plasma treatment is commonly known as PRP, Dracula Therapy, Vampire Facial / Facelift, S3, Self-Stimulated Serum, Liquid Gold or Vampire Therapy. Platelet rich plasma has been around for a...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 6) - Cosmetic surgery in Hong Kong

There is no formally recognised specialty of Cosmetic Surgery (and / or Medicine) in Hong Kong. Unsurprisingly, there are no formal training programs in cosmetic surgery or aesthetic medicine.

An update on BIA-ALCL

The author discusses the concerns and new restrictions on breast implants due to cases of breast implant associated-anaplastic large cell lymphoma – should we be worried? Breast implants, first introduced in the 1960s, have continued to evolve, having survived a...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (Blog no.2)

In Volume 1, Issue 1 of this journal I wrote an article entitled: ‘From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield’. Little did I know or anticipate what a mess this was going to become: a medico-legal...

Prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy

This is a masked study of 33 patients who had been taking a prostaglandin analogue in one eye only for at least a year, to look for signs of prostaglandin-associated periorbitopathy (PAP). The investigators devised a new grading system to...