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Reconstructive Surgery in Post Colonial Africa

Both plastic and maxillo-facial surgery developed out of armed combat. Initially, general surgeons attached to the military might perform reconstructive attempts, but more realistically and pragmatically, destructive surgery was more suited to their situation. Amputation of limbs undoubtedly saved lives...

In conversation with Naveen Cavale

We were delighted to catch up with Naveen Cavale, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and President of the RSM Section of Plastic Surgery. Can you tell us a little bit about what led you into the field of plastic surgery? A bit...

Training in Facial Plastic Surgery in the UK

Following the Keogh report earlier this year into the quality of cosmetic surgery in the UK, surgical training into cosmetic surgery is high on the agenda. A Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons will be discussing...

Mercy Mission: all aboard with Mercy Ships off the coast of West Africa

Countries along the coast of West Africa are amongst the poorest in the world. Extreme levels of poverty often lead to poor outcomes or fatalities in many medical conditions that would be eminently treatable, with good outcomes in more developed...

Goodbye UNISEPT / Hello Clinisept+

Goodbye Unisept / Hello Clinisept+

Letter from Hong Kong (8 May 2020)

The latest 'letter' from our man in Hong Kong, The PMFA Journal Co-editor Andrew Burd.

How I Do It - Tear trough rejuvenation

A smooth convexity from the lower eyelid to the upper cheek with flawless skin is considered a desirable feature and a sign of youth. The opposite leads to ‘shadows’ around the eyes and a tired appearance or sunken eyes. Patient...

Restoring youth to the upper midface by blending the lid-cheek junction

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. Rejuvenation of the eyes has a very high impact on the overall...

Letter from Hong Kong (2 July 2020)

There is an expression about “living through history”. I am not quite sure what it means but I have the inclination that it conveys a sense of being there, of being alive, when the world changes. Dramatically, irrevocably. We have a before, and we have an after, and we are now in the period of transition.

OPINION - Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?

In my opinion – certainly not the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), if the new requirements in their Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme are read correctly, because self-certification without a formal training assessment and formal examination is meaningless. The...

Total lower lip reconstruction: a review

Total or near total defects of the lower lip may result from trauma, cancer ablation or congenital causes. Defects usually involve the full thickness and include skin, muscle and mucosa. There are a number of techniques for the one stage...

Management of masseter hypertrophy and bruxism with Botulinum Toxin A

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. The squaring of the lower third of the face can be an...