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In conversation with Dr Benjamin Ascher

The PMFA Journal was delighted to chat to internationally renowned plastic surgeon Dr Benjamin Ascher for his thoughts on training and changes to the world of aesthetics. Dr Benjamin Ascher How have things changed since you first started working in...

How I Do It - Combination treatment after nose trauma

At Rhinoplasty London we see many sports related nasal injuries. Straight after the injury, patients may require immediate attention if the nose is bleeding heavily and won’t stop, if they have difficulty breathing through the nose, if there is a...

Transcutaneous scarless buttock lift via the Serdev Suture<sup>®</sup> Technique

The Serdev Suture® buttock lift presents a scarless surgical procedure for the treatment of the flaccid, flat and ‘unhappy buttock’ form by a closed approach without any requirement for incision and excision scars. The outcome is a visual change in...

Cryolipolysis: a review of published clinical data

Definition: Cryolipolysis is derived from the greek language, describing ‘cold’ and ‘fat breakdown’. History The actual phenomenon of cold induced adipocyte necrosis was originally described by Epstein et al. in 1970 who had reported the presence of a “red indurated...

A practical guide to the most commonly used dressings in wound care

The author explores and reviews the most popular classes of dressings used for acute, chronic and problem wounds, their properties and indications based on direct observation and research studies. With an ever-increasing armamentarium of wound care tools, different brands and...

Bone augmentation for dental implant surgery

Crawford Gray, Dental Implant Clinician in Aberdeen, demonstrates how the development of grafting materials and techniques has allowed an improved aesthetic outcome from dental implant surgery. The provision of dental implants has become an accepted part of patient care, encompassing...

Aesthetics Awards 2014

This year’s much awaited event was held at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel at the start of December. A total of 21 winners were selected from 145 finalists and presented with their awards in front of an audience of 500...

Medicinal leech therapy in plastic surgery

The medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis) has played a role in treating illness for over 3500 years [1]. It has survived rapid paradigm shifts in medical sciences and knowledge. In Ancient Rome, the use of leeches for bloodletting was propagated by...

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...

New approaches to soft tissue reconstruction involving adipose tissue engineering

Introduction The spectrum of patients affected by subcutaneous tissue loss is both wide and varied, including those who have undergone tumour removal, trauma patients, such as those injured in road traffic accidents, and individuals who have suffered from deep burns...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 26 May 2016

It is only human nature to let emotional elements affect a personal perspective. When I saw pictures of Jeremy saying “Victory” I posted a comment on the Junior Doctors contract forum saying that I thought a non-negotiable part of the...

Acid attacks: part 1

In the first of a two-part series, Andrew Burd takes us through the background to the development of his protocol for the acute management of chemical assault burns (see Part 2 here). I have maintained a long-term interest in how...