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How I Do It - Non-surgical skin cancer treatment: 
topical photodynamic therapy

The incidence of skin cancer is rising exponentially in the UK; in particular non-melanoma skin cancer, yet the current statistical data surrounding exact figures is thought to be underestimated. Topical photodynamic therapy (PDT) provides a non-invasive, safe and efficacious modality...

In conversation with Dr Emanuele Bartoletti

We were delighted to catch up with Dr Emanuele Bartoletti, President of Società Italiana di Medicina Estetica (SIME) about this background and his thoughts on the importance of medical education. Dr Emanuele Bartoletti Can you tell us a bit about...

In conversation with Dr Peter Shumaker

“The views expressed in this interview are those of the member and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense, or the United States government.” Dr Peter Shumaker, Chairman of...

Female Cosmetic Genital Surgery: lifestyle or science?

The demand for female cosmetic genital surgery (FCGS) has increased over the last decade [1]. This rise is difficult to quantify, as the majority of these procedures are performed in the private sector. However, this trend is also obvious within...

Durjoy – the Hong Kong story

I am appending this account to the previous article in order to illustrate how complex the reconstruction can be after an acid assault. Durjoy had acid poured into his mouth by his paternal aunt. It was a matter of inheritance....

Clitoral reconstructive surgery after female genital cutting

Female genital mutilation / cutting (FGM/C), aka female circumcision, is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “All procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons” [1]. Practised in Africa and other...

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...

Business administration for aesthetic practitioners – why be managed when you can manage?

Do you know what the difference is between a profit and loss account or a balance sheet? Have you wondered how you will market your practice? What can you do to drive your team to success? These are just some...

The role of skin camouflage and micropigmentation in the fields of burns and plastic surgery

Many patients who survive major burns, suffer a traumatic injury or undergo reconstructive surgery following cancer are left with both physical but also psychological sequelae. Sometimes early psychological difficulties improve with the passage of time with support from friends and...

How developments in maxillofacial surgery have contributed to improved quality of life for patients

The patient perspective, functional outcomes and morbidity are key factors that influence ‘quality of life’ [1,2]. There are many examples of how developments in oral and maxillofacial surgery have improved the outcome and ‘quality of life’ for patients with head,...

The three stages of breast reconstruction

Breast cancer has become so common that most people reading this article will know someone (either professionally or personally) who has been affected by breast cancer. One of the most common treatments for breast cancer is removal of the ‘whole’...

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...