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Multidisciplinary approach to breast cancer conservation – therapeutic mammoplasty

Edinburgh-based plastic surgeon Ewa Majdak-Paredes provides us with a comprehensive review of therapeutic mammoplasty, a multidisciplinary approach to breast-conserving surgery with an emphasis on oncological safety and good aesthetic outcomes. Breast cancer Each year over 55,000 women in the UK...

Perceptions and Deceptions a personal blog by the editor 19 May 2016

Should we be astonished to hear that the Right Honourable Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary who has created the greatest manpower crisis in the NHS in the past fifty years should now say that he is not actually an academic...

Oral supplementation for skin health and rejuvenation

Lauren Jamieson explores the increasing evidence behind the role of supplements in skin health – an exciting development in the world of aesthetic medicine. The fact that lifestyle factors – and diet most especially – have a profound influence on...

Medico-legal Forum (Botulinum/Laser)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. In our February/March issue we featured a case that involved complications following...

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,...

Botulinum Toxins in Clinical Aesthetic Practice, Second Edition

This is the second edition of Benedetto’s book, which claims to have revised and updated its material, as well as to have improved and evolved the techniques in the style of an instruction manual, while introducing newer and innovative ways...

Encouraging results on treating thinning hair with PRP

Over the last few years platelet rich plasma (PRP) has made a big splash in the aesthetics world causing much excitement. It has been used for skin rejuvenation, softening lines and wrinkles, as part of an anti-ageing process. With the...

Medico-legal Forum (Botulinum toxin)

The PMFA Journal and Hamilton Fraser Cosmetic Insurance have teamed up to provide a series of articles that will give examples of claims that occur from different procedures. The case in question In 2014 a patient underwent treatment using abobotulinumtoxinA...

How I Do It - Approaches to non-surgical face lifting

PDO threads By Martyn King Polydioxanone or poly-p-dioxanone (PDO, PDS) is a colourless, crystalline, biodegradable polymer of multiple repeating ether-ester units and has been used in many disciplines of surgery as subcutaneous and cutaneous stitches for over 30 years. It...

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 - Approaches to acne treatment: Nd:YAG laser

Acne is common among individuals who experience a condition of hyperactive pilosebaceous units (precipitation and mobility of keratinocytes). A specific T-cell mediated inflammatory response is the initiating event in acne pathogenesis, followed by comedone formation. The mechanism of inflammation is...