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Parting is such sweet sorrow!

Many of my existing patients will already be aware of this, but for those of you visiting my website for the first time, there is GOOD NEWS and there is BAD NEWS. The Bad News first. On 31st March 2018, I shall be retiring from active surgical practice.  Very sorry about that but the time has come! The Good News. Actually, two […]

Don’t be vein: evaluating the risk of DVT

  Another interesting topic arising out of last month’s BAAPS conference was the increased risk of developing Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition, and the worrying lack of guidelines available. Every surgical procedure carries risk and DVT or its more dangerous sequel, Pulmonary Embolism (PE), is one of those potential risks, particularly when […]

The true cost of cosmetic surgery tourism

Cosmetic surgery tourism is on the rise as more and more people seek the best deal possible.  But what’s the true cost, both to the patient and to the NHS? As I mentioned in last month’s blog post on the increase in revision surgery, one of the main driving forces behind this surge is men […]

Worrying rise in botched plastic surgery needing revision

This month saw the annual scientific meeting of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) take place. Among the many interesting topics for discussion was an important message that the general public should be made aware of. BAAPS had polled its 230 or so members, of which I am one, and found that four out […]

Cosmetic surgery may even help patients quit smoking

There are many benefits – as well as cons – to consider when deciding whether to embark on cosmetic surgery and now it seems that quitting the habit could also be one. Prior to undergoing a major cosmetic surgery procedure, such as a tummy tuck, facelift, breast reduction or breast uplift, I insist on patients […]

MRHA releases a statement on Breast Implant Associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)

Last month, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) released a statement on breast implant associated-Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL).  What is ALCL? Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma is a very rare sub-type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and last year the World Health Organisation defined a specific type which is breast implant associated. The most common […]

BAAPS weighs in on lip filler debate

Social media has been named as the chief culprit behind the rise in young people seeking aesthetic procedures such as Botox and dermal fillers and now the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), the UK’s leading independent plastic surgery association of which I’m a member, has been moved to comment on the situation. Last […]