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In conversation with Dr Hugues Cartier

We were delighted to chat to Dr Hugues Cartier, Dermatologist and IMCAS Global Course Co-ordinator. Can you tell us a bit about your background and what led to you becoming a dermatologist? The question could simply be summed up as...

Advances in Rhinoplasty

AAFPRS 2019 Advances in Rhinoplasty takes Orlando by storm Report by Wendy Lewis, President, Wendy Lewis & Co Ltd Global Aesthetics Consultancy. Paul Nassif, MD from Beverly Hills, USA. Over 800 rhinoplasty surgeons traveled from all over the world to...

Complications in tissue expansion

This study aims to identify possible risk factors for complications in tissue expansion in all anatomical regions except the breast. The overall complication rate of tissue expansion is up to 48%. Over the 10-year study period, 34 patients had placement...

Principles of Facial Reconstruction: A Subunit Approach to Cutaneous Repair

Principles of Facial Reconstruction is an excellent book for any trainee in plastic surgery, ENT or maxillofacial surgery. It is a well written book, that subdivides facial reconstruction into each subunit, with different chapters for each area. There are 10...

Face Eyes Nose 2014

Non-surgical facial aesthetics symposium The non-surgical facial aesthetics symposium provided a stimulating and interesting programme, comprised of a faculty of expert consultant plastic surgeons & cosmetic doctors. The course director, Mr Rana Das Gupta commenced the day and introduced the...

How I Do It - Patient selection in aesthetic surgery

What this article is about I will discuss areas that I consider to be important aspects of the patient consultation with particular regard to how to: ask the right questions, examine the patient, discuss the limitations of surgery, explain the...

The dangers of unlicensed cosmetic practitioners

The closing of aesthetic clinics and beauty salons during the COVID-19 lockdown brought an influx in unlicensed practitioners and DIY cosmetic filler kits. This has resulted in thousands now suffering the consequences of their practitioner’s lack of experience. Watermans Solicitors...

The role of angiogenesis in wound healing, scarring and tissue regeneration

In the UK alone there are 175,000 people who visit Accident & Emergency departments with burns each year. This results in around 13,000 hospital admissions, of which 1000 are due to severe burns [1]. Over half of these admissions are...

Converse scalping flap for nasal reconstruction procedures

Case report This 78-year-old gentleman underwent excision of basal cell carcinoma overlying the left alar, nasal tip and nasal dorsum. The Converse scalping flap was raised and used to cover the defect. Non-adherent dressing was applied to provide temporary cover...

In conversation with Dr Michael Gold (2019)

We were delighted to chat to Dr Michael Gold, President of the 5CC Congress in Barcelona, about his renowned career in dermatology. You are internationally recognised in the field of dermatology – can you tell us a little bit about...

The use of intravenous tPA for the treatment of severe frostbite

Frostbite can lead to severe consequences to a patient, including loss of digits and limbs. It causes tissue injury by causing cell membrane damage through the formation of extracellular ice crystals and by causing vascular thrombosis. It is to reverse...

From female genital mutilation to female genital reconstruction

The demand for reconstruction of mutilated female genitalia is increasing in Europe due to the empowerment of immigrant and naturalised women from Africa. Their wish for reconstruction is more than a matter of surgery, as these women still have to...