Nicotine and Surgery

Patients may wonder why it is important to stop smoking before, during and after surgery? This is simply because of nicotine and not the cigarette itself (please see article Patients who use it and have elected for surgery must be aware of the main associated risks and complications: The impact of nicotine on decreasing

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Public funding and lipoedema

The NHS recognises lipoedema as being “a chronic (long-term) condition where there’s an abnormal build-up of fat cells in the legs, thighs and buttocks, and sometimes in the arms”. ( accessed 23/11/17) The NHS direct website has a section on lipoedema that describes tumescent liposuction as being the only effective treatment. There is also a

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Interested in Plastic Surgery?

Following the General Medical Councils announcement to doctors who offer cosmetic procedures, I offer the following thoughts to complement their recent guidance. Check your surgeon’s credentials: Ensure that the surgeon is on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council and who is a member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

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