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Impact of medical NGOs and a new collaborative approach: the case of Guinea with Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships (MS) is a global Christian charity that follows the 2000-year-old model of Jesus to bring hope and healing to those suffering from disability, disfigurement, and disease. This article by Professor Diallo and Drs Ugai and Conde, details a...

From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield

Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was a French company that manufactured silicone breast implants that were surgically implanted mainly for cosmetic breast augmentation. Of note, ‘cosmetic’ is used in the strict sense of the word meaning false and artificial and does...

How will Keogh impact non-surgical services?

Following the PIP implant scandal of 2010, The Department of Health (DH) commissioned a review of the regulation of cosmetic interventions in September 2012. In April 2013, following extensive consultation the review panel published its recommendations. The recommendations set out...

Medico-legal Forum (Botulinum/Laser)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. In our February/March issue we featured a case that involved complications following...

Plastic surgery and safety issues: a patient perspective

Patient safety in the unregulated world of cosmetic plastic surgery is now an extremely serious global issue. The media is always ready to sensationalise disasters but what can be done to prevent them? One key issue is the concept of...

The origin of the Children’s Burns Club

Burn injuries can affect any of us or our families at any time. A momentary lapse in attention can lead to a lifetime of scarring. Whilst any individual member of a family group can be physically scarred, all the family...

How to decrease postoperative swelling in rhinoplasty

Postoperative bruising and facial swelling is one of the main concerns of rhinoplasty patients. There is sustained controversy on the surgical manoeuvres, medication and postoperative measures to reduce it, and many published papers address this topic. The authors of this...

IMCAS World Congress 2023

One of the leading events in dermatology, plastic surgery, and aesthetic science returns to Paris for 2023. Following its post-covid return and sweeping success in June, the IMCAS World Congress will return to Paris again for its 24th edition in...

In conversation with Mr Marc Pacifico (2019)

We were delighted to chat to Mr Marc Pacifico, BAAPS Council Member, about his career in plastic surgery and plans for this year’s Annual Meeting. You are internationally recognised in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery – can you tell...

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: lifestyle or science?

The demand for female cosmetic genital surgery (FCGS) has increased over the last decade [1]. This rise is difficult to quantify, as the majority of these procedures are performed in the private sector. However, this trend is also obvious within...

How affective is lignocaine in the infiltration for tumescent liposuction?

The authors present a prospective, randomised, double-blind study to assess whether the inclusion of lignocaine in the standard infiltration for tumescent liposuction, reduces postoperative pain. A cohort of women, aged 18-40, BMI 20-27, and receiving abdominal or back liposuction were...