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Improving the quality of life in those with lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a chronic condition that can be debilitating to live with. It is characterised by the swelling and the collection of fluid in upper and lower limbs. It can result from previous cancer surgery in which lymph nodes were removed, commonly done when treating breast cancer, for example. Mr Damir Kosutic, a leading plastic surgeon, discusses how he is revolutionising breast cancer surgery in using techniques that treat and prevent lymphoedema.

Unblocking the sinuses with balloon techniques

The sinuses are a connected system of hollow cavities in the skull. The largest sinus cavities are about an inch wide. Others are much smaller. They’re lined with soft, pink tissue called mucosa. Normally, the sinuses are empty, except for a thin layer of mucus. Otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon Mr Florian Bast talks to us about sinuses, the Eustachian tube and the role of balloon technology to treat blocked sinuses and Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Your personal checklist: what to expect from a breast cosmetic consultation

Cosmetic surgery of any kind is a big decision. Before making this decision, there are a number of things you should think about and steps to take to make sure you make the right decision for you. Expert breast surgeon Ms Anushka Chaudhry brings you a checklist of things to help you prepare for a cosmetic consultation for breast surgery.

What are skin tags and how do I get rid of them?

Skin tags are harmless, usually painless, small, soft, skin-coloured growths. They are mainly just a few millimetres in size, although they can grow bigger and tend to look like elongated growths that hang off the skin. They are made of loose collagen fibres, small blood vessels and skin. Although harmless and not contagious, people often dislike the appearance of skin tags. Here to tell us more about skin tags and how to get rid of them is plastic surgeon Mr Niall Kirkpatrick.

Tummy tucks: who needs an abdominoplasty and what does it involve?

While losing weight is almost always a good thing for your general wellbeing, losing too much too fast can leave you with loose skin around your tummy. Loose skin can look unsightly and can have severe effects on a person’s self-esteem. This is one reason why many people are opting for abdominoplasty or “tummy tucks”. Renowned plastic surgeon Mr Giovanni Ferrando explains this procedure.

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