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Safety and risks of local anaesthesia and regional blocks in plastic surgery

The current COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented risks associated with intubation and general anaesthesia with the potential transmission of a novel and potentially fatal airborne disease. Local anaesthesia, when used appropriately, can provide safe and effective analgesia without the risks...

Medical illnesses and their affects on anaesthesia for oral surgery

This is a comprehensive article, which provides a good summary of the common co-morbidities affecting patients presenting for oral surgery. It focuses on their management issues as well as precautions required when administering anaesthesia. For each illness listed the authors...

Raising the bar for safer cosmetic surgery in the UK – part 1

In part one of a two-series article Professor James Frame, from the Anglia Ruskin University, gives us his opinion on what needs to be done to improve cosmetic surgery and patient safety in the UK. Cosmetic surgery is most easily...

In conversation with Vishal Madan, BMLA President

Vishal Madan is the President of the British Medical Laser Association. He spoke to Christopher Henson at the BMLA’s annual conference in Edinburgh about the event’s take home message, dermatological aestheticism and the potential for a multidisciplinary approach. What was...

Foundation course: Facial Ultrasound in Aesthetic Practice

The course is organised by ultrasound expert Mr Ansar Mahmood and he is joined by course directors Dr Leonie Schelke & Dr Peter Velthuis from Cutaneous in the Netherlands, bringing with them their expertise in ultrasound for facial aesthetics.

COVID-19 Isolation Syndrome

James Frame looks at the psychological effects of lockdown on plastis surgery patients.

PMFA News team members in the running for prestigious awards

The finalists for the Aesthetic Awards 2014 have been announced and PMFA News is particularly pleased that Mr Dalvi Humzah (Aesthetics Sub-Editor) and Dr Sam Robson (Specialist Advisor) have been nominated. Mr Dalvi Humzah has been named as one of...

Merz drive aesthetic innovation

Merz Aesthetics has a long history of empowering healthcare professionals, patients, and employees to live every day with confidence.

FACE Conference and Exhibition 2019

FACE Conference and Exhibition will be hosted at the QEII Centre, London to lead the largest scientific conference in the UK. Save the date – 7 and 8 June 2019! This 17th edition offers a unique opportunity to connect, engage,...