Online connections in a post-COVID world

Looking back at the pandemic, it has brought us unexpected friendships. The lack of direct interpersonal communication, meetings, parties and hugs increased the role of digital sources of contact which used to play a less important role in our lives....

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In conversation with Prof Ashraf Badawi

We were delighted to speak with Professor Ashraf Badawi about his distinguished career in dermatology. You are internationally recognised in the field of dermatology – can you tell us a little bit about your background? I come from a scientific...

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RESPONSE – Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?

Patrick Tansley responds to a recent article featured in The PMFA Journal entitled ‘Who should decide the qualification to do cosmetic surgery?’ by Professor James D Frame (with an associated editorial comment by Professor Andrew Burd). When asked to comment...

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Mindfulness tools in practice and why we need them

We hear a lot about how to manage our medical aesthetics businesses / private medical practices. Everyday there are at least five emails from social media marketing companies telling us how they can get us on the first page of...

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Breast augmentation from a patient perspective

When I was 17 and saw Pamela Anderson on Baywatch I knew I wanted to have breast implants. A plastic surgeon had an office nearby so I went to find out more. The woman who spoke with me was lovely,...

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How I Do It - Non-ablative fractional laser handpiece for skin resurfacing

The development of laser-based aesthetic devices has provided patients with an appealing non-surgical treatment alternative to address clinical aspects of photoageing skin [1]. Many treatments include skin resurfacing of the uppermost skin layers to initiate a skin regeneration process with...

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Dalvi Humzah introduces The PMFA Journal



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Available in print, digital and online formats The PMFA Journal brings together plastic surgery, maxillofacial surgery and aesthetic medicine, providing an invaluable forum for the sharing of ideas and information between these varied yet closely linked specialist fields. 


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