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Contrasting contemporary plastic surgery training with that in the late 20th century: ‘thirteen years a slave’

The Past Was I a slave? Absolutely not. I loved every minute of my training. I had the choice of career pathway as a young surgeon, but I was hypnotised by enthusiasm and a desire to help people with major...

Facial sensory rehabilitation

The authors of this paper show the results of their method for facial sensory rehabilitation using cross-face sural nerve grafts in three patients. All three patients had hemifacial anaesthesia after trauma or intracranial tumour resections and their symptoms varied from...

The effect of skin graft contracture when using artificial dermis

This is a report of a prospective clinical trial performed in a single centre in Seoul, South Korea. The group attempted to observe the change in size of skin grafts applied to an artificial dermal substitute (matriderm). Two groups of...

Medical Cosmetic Awards 2015

The PMFA News team were delighted to receive an invitation to the Medical Cosmetic Awards in Glasgow as this was the first ever event of its kind to be held in Scotland. Despite this being Scotland’s first awards, there was...

Malar mounds and festoons

Periorbital rejuvenation and blepharoplasty, in particular, are very common procedures nowadays in aesthetic practice. More than 153,000 blepharoplasty procedures were peformed in the USA during 2012. Blepharoplasty can sometimes be a very challenging surgery, especially if the patient presents with...

IN RESPONSE TO: Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine - specialties and specialists

I read with great interest the article ‘Plastic surgery and aesthetic medicine: specialties and specialists’ by Professor Andrew Burd published in the Feb/Mar issue of PMFA News. Prof Burd brings up many valid points about the specialty of plastic surgery...

Comment in response to Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 15 Apr 2016

We have what is called a third table list....small cases under local or regional anesthesia...there was an 8 yr old girl with a diffuse, non pinchable swelling in the chin area. After confirming it was not vascular, we decided for...

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...

Training / Cadaver Workshop – Facial Rejuvenation Techniques

Anglian Ruskin University Medical School / UKAAPS / Eurosurgical Facial Rejuvenation Masterclass – The latest Minimally Invasive Techniques for Aesthetic Practice Introduction of the Anglian Ruskin University Medical School- Prof Ruth Jackson Facial Surgery Anatomy Considerations- Ms Kallirroi Tzafetta Short...

Raising the bar for safer cosmetic surgery in the UK – part 2

In the second of a two-part article (see Part 1 here) Professor James Frame, from the Anglia Ruskin University, gives us his opinion on what needs to be done to improve cosmetic surgery and patient safety in the UK. Medical...

Want to do exciting entrepreneurial research? – ask the space scientists

Advances in medical technology have improved the quality of life for people around the globe and contributed towards a general increase in life expectancy. Much of this can be attributed to a synthesis between the experience of medical professionals and...

The Evolution of Wood MediSpa

As surgeons we must have all dreamt of owning our own facility. The perfect dream of a stand-alone private hospital with the entire patient journey seamlessly mapped out. It would offer unparalleled continuity of care – the same team doing...