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Temporomandibular disorders – a surgeon’s view

The temporomandibular joint is unique, in that it has a fibrocartilaginous intra-articular disc and has a ginglyomo-arthrodial action. The disc is designed to allow for the gliding movement down the posterior slope of the articular eminence with little, if any,...

50 Studies Every Plastic Surgeon Should Know

How do you decide the 50 most influential papers in plastic surgery? The breadth of subspecialties within plastic surgery makes this herculean task even harder. This book has attempted to collate each paper which has shaped and guided the practice...

An open letter to young plastic surgeons (from an old UK plastic surgeon)

You are in a specialty that is second to none – you can use your skills to improve the quality of life of your patients, whether they have cancer, congenital abnormalities or damage caused by trauma. Most (90%) plastic surgery...

Follow-up interview with Mr Miles Berry Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

The editor’s clarification Andrew Burd: Miles, many thanks indeed for giving the interview that appeared in the first issue of PMFA News (see PMFA News 1(1):24). I read this with great interest as some very topical and sensitive issues were...

An interview with Mr Miles Berry, Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Miles Berry has been working as a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery for the last 15 years. As well as spending nearly four years in Manchester as a Specialist Registrar, Mr Berry was Locum Consultant at the eminent...

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...

How I Do It - Primary rejuvenation upper blepharoplasty – tips from an oculoplastic surgeon

Preoperative For me the preoperative stage is actually the most important part in the patient’s journey and can take much longer than the actual operation itself. It takes me about 45-60 minutes to assess, counsel and consent for a primary...

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...

Hollywood plastic surgeon turned inventor is changing how we view our patients

Safety in Cosmetic Surgery has taken a quantum leap with the introduction of the IC 360 camera system, now available in the UK, at The Chelmsford Day Surgery Centre. Preop evaluation, patient education and understanding, and outcome are far more...

How to establish a successful practice in aesthetic medicine

It is no secret that today’s aesthetic patients tend to seek non-invasive, non-surgical solutions as opposed to invasive treatments. According to the latest statistics published by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (www.surgery.org), there were over 11 million surgical...

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Appoints Virginia Facial Plastic Surgeon Stephen S Park MD As 2014-2015 President

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is pleased to announce that Stephen S. Park, M.D., F.A.C.S. of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been elected President of the organization and will serve the 2014-2015 year term, taking office in...

Should Plastic Surgeons 'De-skill'?

For some time now I have been thinking about when a surgeon actually deskills through not doing a particular operation. In particular, this applies to plastic surgeons after completion of NHS type training with no previous exposure to cosmetic patients...