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MD/PhDs or MD/MBAs: which do we need more to innovate in plastic surgery?

I would like to thank Arlen Meyers and Victor Castro for submitting this article. One of the problems that I have seen in my professional lifetime is the failure of entrepreneurs to grasp that there is no infinite health care...

A history of the Asia Pacific Burn Association

To accompany his Newsround report on the 12th APBC meeting in the October/November issue, Editor Andrew Burd shares the story of how the APBA was set up.

A challenging new year

2016 arrived with enthusiastic celebrations although these were more muted in some parts of the world due to local and regional difficulties. As we started to look towards the inevitable return to work in the UK, we heard of the...

A Reaction to the ‘Keogh Report’

In April 2013, the British Government’s report on regulation and safety issues in the cosmetic surgery sector was produced, authored by NHS Medical Director Prof Sir Bruce Keogh. The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the British Association of...

In conversation with Professor James Frame

Professor James Frame. Can you give us a bit of background as to why UKAAPS was set up and what the association focuses on? The UK Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery was founded at a meeting of like-minded plastic surgeons...

Social media usage by UK plastic surgeons

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RealSelf, YouTube and Research gate are used by British plastic surgeons, as well as website ownership. Sixty-two percent of plastic surgeons had websites (some shared) – a rise from 36% in 2011. The message is directed to...

When a patient asks for your insurance details…

Coming from a patient, the question “Do you have insurance?” is almost certain to put a medical practitioner on edge. Not being a common query, many do not have a ready answer and instead have to grapple with some questions...

Training of Aesthetic Surgery: a statement from the UKAAPS President

The UK Association of Plastic Surgeons (UKAAPS) is delighted to support PMFA News and recognises the niche it holds in the education and dissemination of information about plastic surgery to surgeons, patients, regulators, facilitators, media and the general public. As...

In conversation with Professor David Sines

In January 2016 a new voluntary regulatory register was established – the Joint Council for Cosmetic Practitioners (JCCP), chaired by Professor David Sines. Since that time the JCCP has met with challenges from many within the aesthetics industry. We spoke...

The cure for parasites

The purpose of a plastic surgeon releasing a website is to enable the public and others to discover information relevant to that surgeon’s qualification, background and experience, and also pre-empt potential conflicts and risks before they may arise. There is...

PMFA News team members in the running for prestigious awards

The finalists for the Aesthetic Awards 2014 have been announced and PMFA News is particularly pleased that Mr Dalvi Humzah (Aesthetics Sub-Editor) and Dr Sam Robson (Specialist Advisor) have been nominated. Mr Dalvi Humzah has been named as one of...

Laser Treatment of Vascular Lesions (Aesthetic Dermatology)

This book is the first in a new series of textbooks designed to be an ongoing multi-year series providing contemporary information within an ever-expanding field. It is edited by internationally recognised leaders in the field of lasers and rather than...