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New game, new playing field: plastic surgery interviews in COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically altered social norms. Anyone who dares to shake your hand, step within a two metre radius, or not wear their face mask is awarded disapproving looks. These public health precautions are now impacting plastic surgery residency recruitment,...

Factors influencing a career choice in plastic surgery as a UK medical student

The medical school curriculum is increasingly focusing on the role of a general practitioner, which has resulted in medical students having reduced exposure to surgical specialties. There has been a longstanding concern that plastic surgery teaching and exposure in the...

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...

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of the Head and Neck: Current Techniques and Flap Atlas

Head and neck reconstruction continues to provide a challenge to surgeons, driving innovative approaches in free-flap surgery and a need to embrace developing technologies. This excellent text, written primarily by authors from the renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas,...

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...

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...

Plastic surgery founding father Ivo Pitanguy on life, learning and legends – remembering a giant

World renowned Plastic Surgeon Ivo Pitanguy passed away on 6 August 2016 at the age of 93 just a day after carrying the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. Read on to learn about the life of this giant of...

EAFPS 2020

By Irina Garlea-Robu, ENT Specialty Doctor, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, UK. In unprecedented times, the 43rd annual conference of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) became the world’s first entirely virtual conference dedicated...

EPSC 2022

Join us to interact with global key opinion leaders at the 7th Edition of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Congress (EPSC) 2022 which will be held on 20-22 January 2022 at the Conrad Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates in conjunction with...

ENT UK BSFPS Annual Meeting & Junior Day

Post-meeting social event. Organised by Conference Director Anil Joshi, the annual meeting of the British Society of Facial Plastic Surgery (BSFPS) was attended by more than 100 UK and international delegates over its two-day period. The welcome speech was given...

EAFPS 2021

Following on from the immensely successful virtual EAFPS Conference in 2020 during the COVID pandemic, a return to an in-person face-to-face meeting was greatly welcomed and appreciated by all, allowing us the opportunity to reunite with colleagues from around the...

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...