Pregnancy, rapid or extreme weight loss, and natural ageing can all conspire to cause loose, sagging skin around the belly. However, with the growing popularity of plastic surgery comes a solution: abdominoplasty, also known as a “tummy tuck”. Esteemed plastic surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe explains:
Both lipomas and cysts can feel quite similar during their early stages, but would you be able to spot the difference? One of our leading dermatologists Dr Dev Shah explains how to recognise both and how they can be healed.
We’ve become much more advanced in how we test for prostate cancer and make a decision on the right treatment to give. In this article we asked consultant urologist Mr Marc Laniado what patients can expect from the process and what your results mean.
In the UK, there are around 15,000 new cases of melanoma every year, making it the fifth most common cancer in the UK. Dr Ben Esdaile is a leading dermatologist and an expert in the early diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. Find out from an expert how you can both prevent melanoma, as well as detect it in its early stages.
UroLift is an attractive option for men with an enlarged prostate gland (also known as BPH) who are experiencing urinary difficulties. It is suitable for most men where tablets are not effective in improving the urinary flow. Renowned consultant urologist Professor Francis Chinegwundoh explains:
Do you frequently have a sudden, strong urge to urinate? You may be suffering from urge incontinence! Top urologist Mr Rajesh B.C Kavia is an expert in overactive bladder symptom and recommends lifestyle changes or treatment options to help alleviate the condition...
Mr Mo Akmal, a leading orthopaedic surgeon, explains how certain spinal fractures can be treated with balloon kyphoplasty surgery, a procedure that corrects and stabilises fractured vertebrae.
Many patients are electing to undergo cosmetic surgery procedures abroad. There has been a huge increase in cosmetic tourism in the last few years, and some patients are combining surgery with holidays. Mr Simon Eccles, a leading craniofacial plastic surgeon, explains how the risks of ‘cosmetic tourism’ can outweigh the supposed benefits for the patient.
Allergies are extremely common, with an estimated 1 in 4 people in the UK affected by an allergy in some form. Dr Adam Fox, one of the UK’s leading paediatric allergists, explains what parents need to know about food allergies, and how you can help spot the symptoms in your child.
Braces were once thought of as a treatment for older children and teenagers – best to have while their jaws are still developing before the teeth settle in adulthood, right? Well, not necessarily. Modern orthodontics recognises that, in fact, the teeth can continue to move at any age, and adults with misaligned teeth may very well benefit from braces too. Esteemed dentist Moira Wong explains: