Dr Mark Hughes details the causes and diagnosis of a gummy smile and explores suitable treatment options
Mr Ayad Harb shares his preferred assessment technique, the ‘squidge’ factor, when treating the nose with dermal filler
Dr Mehvish Khan discusses the impact cosmetic interventions can have on young patients and advises ethical treatment approaches
Dr Emma Ravichandran and Dr Simon Ravichandran explore the anatomical differences between men and women and how this can affect aesthetic treatment.
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.
An official statement released by the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BCAM) on behalf of foundering member of BCAM Dr John Curran, has highlighted the need for better understanding of tax-related issues within the aesthetics specialty.
Independent training provider Cosmetic Medical Academy, run by aesthetic practitioner Dr Max Malik, has launched a new course that is centred on patient psychology.