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New guidance marks a fundamental shift in clarifying requirements for providers of cosmetic interventions

Following the Keogh Report there has been a shift to bring a more consistent approach to the practice of cosmetics in the UK. On 12 April 2016 the GMC (General Medical Council) released the guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic...

Aesthetics update June 2015

Aesthetics continues to be a dynamic field and as the Aesthetics Sub-editor I have had the privilege of being involved in many aspects of the specialty. Mid May saw the Annual Face Eyes Nose Conference in Coventry – both the...

Aesthetics and Functionality in Ear Reconstruction

Recent years have brought important refinements to the approach and techniques of functional and aesthetic ear reconstruction. Aesthetics and Functionality in Ear Reconstruction by R Staudenmaier is an excellent book providing concise but detailed overview on the state of the...

The Surgical Art of Facial Makeover (Two Volumes)

This is an excellent two-volume textbook written by a world leader in the field of facial deformity, facial corrective surgery and orthognathic surgery. The two volumes bring together the various subspecialties as well as other non-surgical components of treating facial...

How I Do It - Surgical skin cancer treatment: non-melanoma skin cancer

The surgical management of skin cancer, particularly extensive lesions, may require a specialist surgeon with a reconstructive repertoire. The management of such lesions should be within the remit of a multidisciplinary team (MDT). Surgery should be carried out with good...

The importance of teamwork and leadership in the management of patients in burns centres

The authors discuss the vital part teamwork, leadership and communication play in the complex management of burns patients. Teamwork is a group of individuals collaboratively working together in the most efficient and effective manner to achieve a common goal [1,2]....

Clinical outcome of patients with self-inflicted burns

This study examines the link between patients presenting with self-inflicted burns (SIB) and key outcomes including length of stay (LOS) and mortality. The authors describe current ambiguity in the literature relating to this topic in burns care. They highlight similar...

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...

University of Manchester Postgraduate Certificate in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine (up to 24 months)

A new fully online, part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Skin Ageing and Aesthetic Medicine at the University of Manchester will be launched September 2020 and provides an ideal opportunity to develop knowledge of skin ageing and the evidence base behind aesthetic...

AWR Europe 2020: 5th Annual Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Europe Meeting

AWR Europe has become an essential event for those with an interest in abdominal wall reconstruction, with over 300 of the world’s leading general, plastic and aesthetic surgeons converging for three days of information exchange and networking. AWR Europe represents...

Burns care in India: unique and continuing challenges

The author interviews Dr Shobha Chamania, Chief of Choithram Hospital Burn Unit, to obtain an insight into the unique challenges burns care practitioners face in India. Choithram Hospital Burn Unit is an Interburns accredited training centre located in Indore City,...

The role of the maxillo-facial surgeon in the management of skull base malignancy

Whilst ablative surgery remains the principal treatment option for head and neck malignancy, the skull base is the last frontier. The complex anatomy, supreme functionality of the brain, and varied pathology provokes many a detailed discussion in the multidisciplinary team...