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What is lymphoedema and how is it treated?

Lymphoedema is a condition characterised by the swelling of the limbs caused by fluid retention. Fluid retention occurs in patients with this condition because their lymphatic system is unable to properly drain the lymph fluid. In many cases, it is the legs, arms and fingers that become swollen. It can be a difficult condition to live with, as it can cause discomfort, pain and difficulty moving. Mr Damir Kosutic, a top plastic surgeon, details the treatments available for lymphoedema, which include surgery, liposuction, and combining it with breast reconstruction surgery.

Craniofacial plastic surgeon Mr Niall Kirkpatrick – being a Top Doctor

Mr Niall Kirkpatrick is an award-winning craniofacial plastic surgeon based in London specialising in reconstructive craniofacial, head and neck surgery. He is highly recognised for both his clinical work, and his charitable work in Vietnam. We interviewed Mr Niall Kirkpatrick about why he decided to become a doctor and to specialise in his chosen field of plastic surgery.

How to recognise symptoms of venous thrombotic event (VTE)

We've all heard of deep vein thrombosis, where abnormal blood clots develop in the veins of the legs, or of clots in the lungs which are known as pulmonary embolism. These both come under the umbrella term venous thrombotic event. Leading plastic surgeon Mr Navid Jallali describes the signs and symptoms, and how to reduce the likeliness of developing either.

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