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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...

How I Do It - Laser hair removal: electrolysis

Electrolysis remains the only method of hair removal permitted by law in the UK [1] and USA [2] to be described as permanent. This is distinct from light-based methods which are permitted the description “permanent hair reduction”. Electrolysis is very...

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...

COVID-19: How the plastic surgery specialty is responding

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” So, what happens when there is no work? We present viewpoints from various plastic surgeons faced with the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. The members of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum...

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...

Publication of ‘A UK and Ireland perspective on re-opening aesthetic clinics post COVID-19 lockdown’

A consensus guidance document for the re-opening of clinics has been published. The fact sheet is sponsored by Merz Aesthetics and is a consensus review created after a roundtable discussion with several UK and Ireland key opinion...

Sir Archibald McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club

The early life of Sir Archibald McIndoe Archibald Hector McIndoe was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on 4th May, 1900. His father John was a printer and mother Mabel an artist. He was the second eldest child of four children....

The importance of continuing professional development in rhinoplasty

The PMFA Journal team invited two world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeons to reflect on the importance of life-long learning in their chosen specialty. The vital role of continuous surgical training in rhinoplasty By Pietro Palma Rhinoplasty can be a most rewarding operation...

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...