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Safety and risks of local anaesthesia and regional blocks in plastic surgery

The current COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented risks associated with intubation and general anaesthesia with the potential transmission of a novel and potentially fatal airborne disease. Local anaesthesia, when used appropriately, can provide safe and effective analgesia without the risks...

The Essential Burn Unit Handbook (Second Edition)

For some time, trainees have been searching for a worthy alternative to the long outdated and out of print Burns: The First Five Days, which used to be supplied free by Smith and Nephew. This pocket sized, reference manual, seems...

ASLMS Annual Conference 2023

The ASLMS Annual Conference is the premier international meeting in the field of medical laser and energy-based technologies. Each year attendees convene to share research, education, and new ideas that promote high standards of clinical care in the field. In...

Gross Negligence Manslaughter in Healthcare: The medico-legal dilemma (part 25)

Time out I am taking a time out because I want to go back to 2014. At that time there were no mandatory guidelines regarding the administration of procedural sedation in cosmetic practice in Hong Kong. Because of the call...

Hollywood plastic surgeon turned inventor is changing how we view our patients

Safety in Cosmetic Surgery has taken a quantum leap with the introduction of the IC 360 camera system, now available in the UK, at The Chelmsford Day Surgery Centre. Preop evaluation, patient education and understanding, and outcome are far more...

Combating winter skin

It is well documented that colder temperatures can have detrimental effects on the skin [1]. Individuals living in countries far from the equator, such as northern parts of Europe and North America are exposed to harsh weather during winter months,...

An interview with Mr Miles Berry, Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Miles Berry has been working as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery for the last 15 years. As well as spending nearly four years in Manchester as a Specialist Registrar, Mr Berry was Locum Consultant at the eminent...

9th Candela Academy

Candela Academy - 'Achieving Excellence Together' During September 16-17, 2022, Candela held its 9th Academy at A.Roma Lifestyle Hotel, one of the most idyllic hotels in Rome, Italy. This annual, two-day event focuses on education, training and networking, and is...

IMCAS China 2015

The IMCAS brand is now well established as a global leader in bringing together a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional approach to the world of ‘aesthetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology’. The first meeting was held in Paris in 1994 and was promoted as...

Oral supplementation for skin health and rejuvenation

Lauren Jamieson explores the increasing evidence behind the role of supplements in skin health – an exciting development in the world of aesthetic medicine. The fact that lifestyle factors – and diet most especially – have a profound influence on...

Supplement use in cosmetic facial surgery

This objective of this study was to report the incidence of dietary supplement use in facial cosmetic surgery patients in the United States. Dietary supplements are not regulated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and some have been known...

Antibiotic resistance

This is a poignant article on a prevalent issue of growing concern for prescribing professionals. The importance and serious implications of antibiotic failure are outlined as an important concept for the aesthetic practitioner to comprehend, supported by a detailed account...