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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 https://bit.ly/2C5gTE3). Patients who use it and have elected for surgery must be aware of the main associated risks and complications: ·         The impact of nicotine on […]

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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”. (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/lipoedema/ 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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Crisalix 3D Body Imaging

She is an amazing surgeon but also a lovely person. I will be forever grateful for her clinical expertise as well as her ongoing support. Lymphoedema was a real nightmare but, thanks to Anne, I am…. https://bit.ly/2XkPNRR

Sue Judge 19th Feb 2019