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. 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 blood circulation has […]
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 […]
The wonderful Irrum shares this incredible story about her personal journey in which she lost an amazing 14.5 stone or 92kg over five years.
I thought I would take this opportunity to explain why I developed an interest in lymphoedema and lipoedema surgery. I was one of the youngest surgeons in the UK to secure a position on an intensive 6-year Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program. This was in the West Midlands. Early in the rotation, I decided […]
Following the General Medical Councils announcement to doctors who offer cosmetic procedures, I offer the following thoughts to complement their recent guidance.