Aesthetic practitioners were invited to join two events at the Royal Society of Medicine in April and May.
The first, Salvage Surgery: Innovations in managing complex wounds and challenging clinical scenarios, took place on April 18, while the second, The Abdomen and Perineum: Latest advances in reconstruction, rehabilitation and rejuvenation, took place on May 16-17.
Salvage Surgery aimed to showcase the latest innovations in techniques and therapies for complex wound management for clinical use. It included a number of presentations, which included the growing challenge of wound care in the NHS and national strategy for improvement, the genetics and cell biology of wound healing, and the latest news on epidermal grafting.
Mr Ibby Younis, president of the plastic surgery section at the RSM, said, “We are really excited to review innovations in the field of salvage surgery for complex wounds in a range of situations and some of the supporting basic science and evidence base. This will fill a much-needed information void.”
The Abdomen and Perineum meeting provided delegates with information on the growing innovation behind abdominal wall and perineal reconstruction. The day saw discussion and debate on perineal and vaginal aesthetics, functional rejuvenation and the anatomy of the abdominal wall and soft tissue. The functional versus cosmetic aspects of labiaplasty was also discussed, along with female to male genital reconstruction.
Guest speakers included plastic surgeon Ms Angela Garcia Ruano and cosmetic gynaecologist Dr Alex Bader of Bader Medical Institute of London. Mr Younis said of this meeting, “This was a great opportunity to discuss the innovative techniques for abdominal wall and perineal reconstruction, and debate the controversies in perianal and vaginal aesthetic surgery.”