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.
Gynaecomastia or male breast enlargement is a condition in which men develop breasts, usually due to an imbalance of hormones. This condition can be the source of embarrassment and low self-esteem. What can be done about this condition? Respected plastic surgeon Mr Navid Jallali MD FRCS (Plast) explains.
Breast reduction surgery is a procedure that reduces the size of a woman's breasts. Women with larger breasts often experience problems, such as fitting into clothes and having trouble exercising without discomfort. Mr Navid Jallali, a top plastic surgeon, explains how breast reduction surgery is performed, the benefits and what happens during recovery.
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.
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.
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.
Are you struggling to get back to a flat stomach after pregnancy? Or have you noticed a bulge that’s only developed since you started weightlifting? You could have a problem with your abdominal muscles that sit-ups won’t cure, as consultant plastic surgeon Mr Navid Jallali MD FRCS (Plast) explains…
A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure to remove extra skin, scars, stretch marks and fat from the stomach. Leading plastic surgeon Mr Fulvio Urso-Baiarda explains just who is eligible for the operation and what happens during surgery.
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.