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Should Plastic Surgeons 'De-skill'?

For some time now I have been thinking about when a surgeon actually deskills through not doing a particular operation. In particular, this applies to plastic surgeons after completion of NHS type training with no previous exposure to cosmetic patients...

Plastic Surgery Volume 5: Breast

This volume covers all aspects of breast surgery from anatomy to aesthetic surgery and then breast reconstruction for oncological and developmental aetiologies. In particular, several well-written chapters discuss the complications of breast surgery and their management with special consideration of...

Bottoms up

Surgeons say no to Brazilian buttock lift (BBL) but yes to superficial gluteal lipofilling (SGL) as real time ultrasound technology allows gluteal fat grafting to be performed safely. In 2018 the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS www.baaps.org.uk) dissuaded...

Autologous fat grafting does not improve burn scar appearance

Fat grafting procedure has had a surge in popularity in more recent times. This procedure has been used for many different treatments including management of scars, correction of contour deformities, breast augmentation and facial rejuvenation. However, prospective randomised studies of...

Systematic review of PUC compared with textured silicone implants

Poly-urethane coated (PUC) implants have recently been back in the spotlight following the halt on Silimed implant use in Europe and this review is timely in assessing the perceived benefits of these prostheses. This review was adherent to the PRISMA...

Hyaluronidase is not foolproof prevention is key

The author presents a brief account of some key messages to practitioners undertaking non-surgical nose augmentation using calcium hydroxylapatite (Ca HA); reinforcing a robust, current and accurate knowledge of facial anatomy as well as the established safety profile of CaHA....

Lipofilling for scar improvement

Since Coleman et al. in 1991 reported on lipofilling, numerous applications have been reported; these include but are not limited to contour restoration, lip augmentation and wrinkle therapy. There have also been some one-off reports of improvements in scars following...

Transgender facial surgery

In this review article the author outlines the various elements of this subspecialty, with reference to published literature and his own clinical experience in the field. The article does not present new data, and lacks the detail necessary to appeal...

Age-related changes in the menopausal woman

The author explores the aesthetic impact of hormonal ageing during the perimenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods. The author explains that oestrogen levels can impact upon several skin functions, including: excessive hair growth, pigmentation, vascularity, elasticity and water-holding capacity. A detailed...

How I Do It - Dorsal hand rejuvenation with dermal fillers: anatomical knowledge is essential

A youthful dorsal hand is characterised by a supple, smooth skin texture and contour, with minimal prominence of the dorsal veins. Over time, extrinsic (e.g. sun damage and smoking) and intrinsic (bone remodelling and soft tissue volume changes owing to...

Melasma treatment – what have we achieved in 42 years?

Melasma is a hyperpigmentation disorder which has been the subject of intense research over the last 40 years. As yet no definitive therapeutic strategy has been demonstrated to eradicate it or to avoid relapse. The author provides an up to...

Temple filler: an unusual complication

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. Hollowing of the temples is one the earliest signs of ageing, creating...