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Being Ex-PLISSIT

The author advocates that aesthetic nurses are potentially well placed to offer patients the opportunity to engage in conversations relating to intimate visible differences, proposing the use of an EX-PLISSIT model of interaction (Davis & Taylor, 2006). This is a...

An update on alopecia treatment options

In this paper the authors make a thorough review of the different medical and surgical options for the treatment of androgenic alopecia. Combined therapy with oral finasteride and topical minoxidil continue to be the mainstay for medical treatment. Follicular unit...

TRALI following fresh frozen plasma resuscitation from burn shock

This study aims to examine the incidence of transfusion related acute lung injury (TRALI) in burns resuscitation using fresh frozen plasma (FFP). The authors conducted a retrospective chart review of patients who met their requirement of ‘severe burn‘, that being...

Debate - Voluntary registers for medical cosmetic practitioners: friend or foe?

In June this year BACN and PIAPA issued a joint statement criticising voluntary registration bodies such as Save Face. Regulation is a hot topic that many in the industry feel passionately about, and the statement sparked a debate about whether...

Liposuction – the evolution of the classical technique

From liposuction to adipose stem cells; from regenerative medicine to tissue engineering; and a vision of the future. Part 1 The history of attempts to sculpture fat dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, but Professor Yves-Gerard Illouz...

From PIP to DC-CIK to the Sorcerer’s Apprentice: a medico-political minefield

Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) was a French company that manufactured silicone breast implants that were surgically implanted mainly for cosmetic breast augmentation. Of note, ‘cosmetic’ is used in the strict sense of the word meaning false and artificial and does...

IMCAS China 2015

The IMCAS brand is now well established as a global leader in bringing together a multi-disciplinary, multi-professional approach to the world of ‘aesthetic surgery and cosmetic dermatology’. The first meeting was held in Paris in 1994 and was promoted as...

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,...

Salivary Gland Disorders and Diseases: Diagnosis and Management

This is an excellent textbook produced by two salivary gland surgeons of international reputation. It is the first textbook that I have encountered that deals with the subject of salivary gland disease separately, as opposed to part of head and...

How to Cut it in the Media: A PR Manual for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Professionals in Cosmetic Medicine

I recently came across an advert in the October / November 2013 issue of PMFA News in which showcased several publications by CRC Press. How to Cut it in the Media: A PR Manual for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Professionals...

Video Atlas of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery

This is a well written textbook containing the basic background information and surgical techniques involved in cleft lip and palate surgery. The information is bestowed upon the reader in a clear, concise and logical way whilst being supplemented by sharp...