LOVE YOUR BODY
Fri 2 November 2018
I have a friend who talks about her body as if it were a decrepit building: ‘Got to shore up the crumbling edifice!’ she laughs, surveying her face in the mirror. Another references hair removal as if tackling some overgrown waste ground. Rather than celebrating our bodies we wage war on them. Well, why not call a temporary ceasefire? Hang out a white flag and cease hositilities for a moment?
PLASTIC SURGERY TO THE RESCUE
Fri 26 October 2018
A common misperception is that plastic surgery focuses only on cosmetic procedures. In reality, plastic surgeons work in all disciplines within a busy hospital. Plastic surgery is one of the few medical disciplines that does not focus on one area of the body, but instead is used anywhere on the body where specialist plastic surgery intervention is needed.
WHEN SURGERY ISN'T STRAIGHTFORWARD
Wed 24 October 2018
One of the key things patients appreciate in a surgeon is honesty: to be told what will really happen, rather than a vague, dismissive ‘Don’t worry, it’ll be fine!’ Deciding to have surgery can feel like a huge decision and being well informed about the journey ahead is vitally important. To this end, we’ve included a patient’s narrative of how it felt when surgery wasn’t straightforward.
Wed 10 October 2018
September saw the First Congress of the Pan Arab Federation for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Lebanese Plastic & Reconstructive Microsurgery Conference.