Dr Ruth Harker provides her advice to doctors and nurses involved in minor surgery in aesthetic practice, explaining ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’
Dr Gabriel Siquier Dameto discusses the attractiveness, characteristics and various treatment methods for a cleft chin
Dr Mehvish Khan discusses the impact cosmetic interventions can have on young patients and advises ethical treatment approaches
In order to improve outcomes, the process of patient selection within the cosmetic industry has received considerable attention from surgeons, psychologists and policy makers. Indeed, as increasing numbers of people are seeking cosmetic procedures it is crucial to ensure that patients are appropriately assessed for their suitability for surgery. Pre-operative screening to identify patients at risk of poor post-operative outcomes is now considered a crucial part of the surgeon’s role in providing appropriate care and treatment. In recognition of the importance of patient selection, we have developed a brief, user-friendly screening tool designed for routine use with cosmetic surgery patients. The tool has been designed to identify psychological factors which are likely to increase the risk of a poor psychological outcome. The tool should be used in addition to a thorough pre-operative consultation and as part of a pathway which includes onward referral where necessary.
On Wednesday October 3, aesthetic practitioners were invited to attend aesthetic distributor HA-Derma and pharmaceutical company IBSA Italia’s first educational event titled ‘The Best of Hyaluronic Acid’.
Injectable product Profhilo by IBSA Italia has won the award for the best injectable product in Europe in the Aesthetic Industry Awards.