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What to Expect From a Consultation

Medicine and surgery are about reaching a diagnosis so that the correct treatment can be formulated. It will always involve a patient history; a clinical examination and this may lead to further special investigations. All this should establish a diagnosis and a suitable management plan. All healthcare delivery must follow this traditional pathway, which has […]

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Changing Lives With Facing Africa: A Channel 5 Documentary

Recently I had the unusual experience of being in a TV documentary. It concerned my time in Ethiopia working for the Charity Facing Africa. On these missions, I am part of a specialised and skilled team of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses. We treat severe facial deformities caused by the disease Noma and other strange conditions […]

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When to say no to cosmetic surgery

A definition of cosmetic surgery is the change of a normal appearance into another one that makes the quality of life better. The exact nature of normality is a complex one and the benchmarks for this are usually very personal.  Usually, the problems and anxieties raised by a cosmetic issue have been thought about and […]

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Cosmetic Surgery and Christmas

Christmas is Jesus’ birthday and it is a time for giving and receiving; partying and drinking; making up and breaking up and is followed very closely by New Year, which entails much of the same. Through bleary eyes and an empty wallet, the rest of the year is anticipated.  One can see the seasonal period […]

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Men and Cosmetic Surgery: The Parallels with Women

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus is a famous self-help book about the psychosocial ramifications of sexual dimorphism between men and women and, in view of this, how to improve communication between the sexes. However, there are many cosmetic issues that affect men and women equally. Feeling or looking old and tired, putting […]

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The ISCFS Meeting – Cancun

As well as cosmetic surgery, part of my work involves treating facial deformity in children as and adults.  The areas I deal with usually involve the skull and the face and these are known as craniofacial deformities. I have always believed that the management of cosmetic facial problems and the treatment of facial deformity are […]

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Volunteering with Facing Africa – Hulu and Zinash’s stories

Recently I have returned from my eighth Facing Africa surgical mission to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. As always, I come back older, slightly wiser but also humbled by what we see and do there. Facing Africa is a charity that deals with the treatment of a devastating disease called Noma.  It affects poorly nourished children and those who survive […]

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