MAKE A WISH
Fri 3 November 2017
It’s that time of year again when the C word is beginning to be whispered, or rather shouted, in every retail park in the country: Christmas is coming. Doe eyed models pout from every Christmas catalogue – they clearly haven’t got the in laws coming to stay. Perfect families grin across tables laden with festive treats – no one’s in a strop, having a tantrum or shouting: ‘That’s it! I’ve had it. You can buy your own presents!’ Shops brim with black, red and gold sequinned numbers – just right for cold weather then the boiler’s playing up. Don’t we love the festive countdown.
POLYTECH BREAST IMPLANTS
Wed 11 October 2017
I have just got back from the POLYTECH Health & Aesthetics factory in Germany near Frankfurt, having spent a day looking around their breast implant manufacturing facility. I was interested to go because they are one of the few companies that now manufacture polyurethane coated breast implants. Of course, with the concerns around Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, I was keen to understand from POLYTECH their view on the current scientific data out there and what their thoughts are in terms of the use of a polyurethane surfaced implant as opposed to a silicone textured implant. They manufacture smooth walled implants, silicone textured implants and polyurethane textured implants. They are well positioned within the market to have a view on the entire range of breast implants available for patients wishing to consider breast augmentation.
Fri 6 October 2017
Society is obsessed with age. It’s the new hot topic as our demographic changes. Life expectancy is growing by 5 hours a day and a third of people born today can expect to live to 100. The average age in Britain is now over 40.
Fri 15 September 2017
Plastic Surgeons in the UK are dealing with a new group of patients: victims of violent assault who have had a corrosive substance thrown at their faces. Most common in South Asia, with the highest number of attacks in Bangladesh, instances in the UK rose by 74% in 2016. And the acid we are talking about can also be an alkali: it refers to any corrosive substance used for attack. Attacks are prosecuted as actual or grievous bodily harm and as of 2017 it is unlawful to carry ‘acid’ with intent to cause harm. Many victims are afraid to come forward so the true number of attacks is thought to be grossly under reported.