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Empowering tomorrow’s surgeons: PRASSA UK’s commitment to advancing plastic surgery awareness within the student population

In the dynamic world of medicine, one organisation stands out as a beacon for aspiring plastic surgeons – the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Student’s Association of the United Kingdom (PRASSA UK). Born out of a passion for excellence and...

In Your Face: the hidden history of plastic surgery and why looks matter

In a time when there is growing concern with problems associated with plastic surgery, this book is a pleasure to read. It presents a balanced and personal account of facial plastic surgery written in an erudite manner by a leading...

Combination therapy for PIH in skin of colour

Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is very common in skin of colour with up to 65% of African, Hispanic, and Asian populations experiencing symptoms from acne and up to 90% of patients experiencing symptoms from pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB) [1,2]. PIH can be...

Problems in Breast Surgery A Repair Manual

Breast surgery is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgical procedures with a high incidence of revisions carried out, not only for complications, but also due to the natural evolution of the breast, ageing, or the consequences of long-term...

Fat Injection from Filling to Regeneration, Second Edition

This is an incredible multi-author book which gives the most comprehensive account of the use of fat as a biological material for soft tissue augmentation and regenerative medicine. After a brief introduction and a description of the evolution of fat...

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of the East Asian Face

One can think of very few communities to which the East Asian diaspora has not migrated over the course of the last few centuries. Thus, even northern European surgeons such as myself are regularly faced with aesthetic challenges pertaining to...

Revision facial plastic surgery

This is a timely publication to address some of the contemporary issues we face in dealing with poor results, or remediating results of others. No one escapes dissatisfactory outcomes. Lower lid rejuvenation is no longer a surgical manipulation of the...

Treatment of chrono and photoageing with combined light sources

Skin ageing depends on various intrinsic (chronological) and extrinsic (ambiental) factors: chrono and photoageing changes include wrinkles, abnormal pigmentation, skin laxity and telangiectasia. The Nordlys™ system is a multi-platform device that incorporates dual-filtering Selective Waveband Technology (SWT®) and two fractional,...

Non-invasive lip and perioral rejuvenation with 1550nm non-ablative fractional laser

Lips play a significant role in our facial aesthetics and are often considered a focal point of beauty and sensuality [1,2]. Over time, factors like ageing, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can effect the appearance and condition of our lips....

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

How I Do It - Lip augmentation: a multi-product approach

Dr Beatriz Molina shares her technique for lip enhancement using a multi-product approach in both younger and more mature patients. Lips are an important feature of the face which can be treated with non-surgical interventions. Millenials are looking for lip...

How I Do It - Patient selection in aesthetic medicine

After taking a full medical history of the patient I ask what their concerns are and why they have come in to see me that day. In addition, I perform a psychological assessment of the patient to get a deeper...