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ACE Group Conference

The Aesthetic Complications Expert group is proud to announce the programme for the inaugural ACE Group Conference. As well as a fantastic conference programme, delegates will be treated to their own ACE Group® conference bag which is ideal to be...

How I Do It - Approaches to lip augmentation: Perioral rejuvenation – a multi-product approach

A video of the authors demonstrating the procedure is available at the bottom of this article When approaching the lip and perioral area it is important to be aware that many non-surgical interventions may be used to treat this area....

Factors influencing a career choice in plastic surgery as a UK medical student

The medical school curriculum is increasingly focusing on the role of a general practitioner, which has resulted in medical students having reduced exposure to surgical specialties. There has been a longstanding concern that plastic surgery teaching and exposure in the...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 8 Apr 2016

I want to post a question on the FB Group supporting the Junior Doctors over their David and Goliath fight with a juggernaut of blind, self-deceiving or just ignorant, elected members of Parliament. I should say that I am not...

Xanthelasma

Although the lesion known as Xanthelasma was first described by Addison and Gall in 1851 [1] it was recorded some 300 years previously in the famous painting of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci. In this painting, Leonardo da...

Introduction to bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

If you are an aesthetic doctor or prescribing aesthetic nurse, then expertise in bio-identical hormones can open up new treatment pathways for your patients. Hormones are key in the ageing process, as well as influencing hair, skin and general wellbeing...

Coronavirus is making us better people

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the world of aesthetic medicine. Simon and Emma Ravichandran offer their perspective on the crisis so far and look to the future. The impact of the coronavirus pandemic that started at the end of...

Perceptions and deceptions: a personal blog by the editor 15 December 2016

A Death in Hong Kong: an evolving essay and insight into medicine and the law in contemporary Hong Kong (part six) I presented my ‘sanitized’ statement to the Hospital Investigation Panel. They had already interviewed Dr David Wong. I discovered...

COVID-19: plastic surgeons on the front line

BY RUTH WATERS At the time of writing, I am now halfway through my second set of 12-hour shifts on our COVID admitting ward. As this crisis loomed, our hospital shut down elective services and drafted in all staff to...

Aesthetics and Functionality in Ear Reconstruction

Recent years have brought important refinements to the approach and techniques of functional and aesthetic ear reconstruction. Aesthetics and Functionality in Ear Reconstruction by R Staudenmaier is an excellent book providing concise but detailed overview on the state of the...

Fractional laser treatment for medical skin diseases

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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...