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Plastic surgery trainees’ exposure to cosmetic surgery during training

Cosmetic surgery is an essential component of plastic surgery training and is required in order to CCT. However, the training opportunities in UK are limited. The current operative requirements for plastic surgery trainees are 100 procedures during specialist training, either...

Training in Facial Plastic Surgery in the UK

Following the Keogh report earlier this year into the quality of cosmetic surgery in the UK, surgical training into cosmetic surgery is high on the agenda. A Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee at the Royal College of Surgeons will be discussing...

In conversation with Mr Marc Pacifico (2021)

We were delighted to chat to Mr Marc Pacifico, BAAPS Council Member, about the future of plastic surgery training and the new Aesthetic Mentorship Scheme. BAAPS have recently introduced the Aesthetic Mentorship Scheme; can you tell us a bit about...

An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Second Edition)

An Introduction to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a book of two parts. This is described in the book as basic patient care and oral surgery. It is a surprisingly comprehensive book considering the volume of material it covers, with...

OPINION - Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?

In my opinion – certainly not the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), if the new requirements in their Cosmetic Surgery Certification Scheme are read correctly, because self-certification without a formal training assessment and formal examination is meaningless. The...

Oculoplastic Surgery, 3rd Edition

This is a single author textbook in its third edition that reflects the author’s extensive experience and also their detailed, methodical and organised approach to oculoplastic, orbital and lacrimal surgery. It is a widely known and popular textbook, not only...

Textbook of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (Volume 1-3)

This is a multi-author comprehensive plastic surgery textbook that comes in three volumes with 175 chapters. Most authors are based in South Asia and take the reader through a journey of patients in the developing world, their priorities and challenges....

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide

Plastic surgery and otolarynology are an example of two surgical specialties which intersect, allowing for clinical and research collaboration. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Reference Guide gives reference to a number of different principles which have been combined in...

The Essential Burn Unit Handbook (Second Edition)

For some time, trainees have been searching for a worthy alternative to the long outdated and out of print Burns: The First Five Days, which used to be supplied free by Smith and Nephew. This pocket sized, reference manual, seems...

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...

A superbly readable review of cleft orthognathics

It is a long time since I had any involvement with cleft surgery, but I do occasionally encounter cleft patients (presenting with other things), and trainees who will soon be asked to give a reasonable account of things that they...

RESPONSE – Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?

Patrick Tansley responds to a recent article featured in The PMFA Journal entitled ‘Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?’ by Professor James D Frame (with an associated editorial comment by Professor Andrew Burd). When asked to comment...