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 […]
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.