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Facelift: What you should know before undergoing the procedure

Facelifts, also known as facial rejuvenation surgery, can correct some signs of ageing to give the patient a younger and fresher appearance. To discuss the risks and benefits of this type of procedure, we invited highly respected consultant plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon Mr Makarand Tare to offer expert insight on the procedure. He also clears up common misconceptions about facelifts.

Hair follicle banking: What is it, and is it for me?

If you like the idea of your future self thanking your past self for ensuring you have a full head of hair well into older age, you can take advantage of harvesting hair follicles. The Farjo Hair Institute is at the forefront of a ground-breaking cryopreservation treatment for hair loss that uses those banked follicles. Find out more from the clinic's founder, Dr Bessam Farjo.

Hair transplant surgery and gender dysphoria: Ask an expert

Hair transplant procedures can offer relief to transgender people experiencing gender dysphoria related to their hairline or hair loss. In this informative article, highly respected hair restoration surgeon Dr Greg Williams explains how hair transplant techniques can benefit people within the gender diversity community. He also offers expert insight on how the hormones used in transitioning can affect hair growth.

Does diet really make a difference to hair loss?

Stress and underlying factors can significantly contribute to hair loss, but it can take time to go through to process of diagnosis and treatment regarding these causes. It's good to know how another cause of hair thinning doesn't take as much time to address: your diet. Top Doctors speaks to respected scalp and hair pathology expert Dr Rachael Louise Kay, who expertly connects the dots between what we eat and telogen effluvium in this informative article.

Part two: Plastic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our health services have reacted to the coronavirus in an efficient and effective way. However, other fields of treatment like plastic and reconstructive surgery, which may have been deemed 'non-essential' in March 2020 had to slow down or stop completely. In part two of this series of article from esteemed consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon Mr Kelvin Ramsey, he talks to Top Doctors about how plastic surgery procedures changed during the pandemic and what happens if patients have COVID or COVID symptoms around the date of their operation.

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