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Looking for your plastic surgeon on Instagram?

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Instagram has become a very popular social media platform in the plastic surgery world.  There are many patients now using it to find their plastic surgeon or before and afters of procedures.  It is a valuable to tool for education of patients if used appropriately. A recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal reviewed Plastic Surgery related Instagram posts.  The American study looked at data from almost 2 million posts using 21 cosmetic surgery related hashtags.  The results of the study showed that only 17.8% of the top posts were from board certified plastic surgeons. What does it mean…

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Evidence Based Hype – Marketing and Evidence Behind Novel Aesthetic Devices

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The demand for non-surgical procedures is rapidly increasing. The ASAPS statistics revealed that 9.5 million non-surgical procedures were performed in 2013 compared to only 1.8 million surgical procedures.  This has fuelled development for numerous non-surgical devices with varying technologies to combat ageing and body contouring. A number of these devices have had strong marketing campaigns and media coverage. We explored a number of these devices comparing marketing claims in the media with results in peer reviewed scientific publications. The press and media feature significantly more articles than the scientific literature on novel non-surgical devices (583 vs 63 articles). The majority…

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Availability of cosmetic surgery in the NHS – BAAPS Presentation

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We present the findings from our recent study at the Annual British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting at the CCR Expo, London. The NHS is facing significant financial pressures. There exists a ‘postcode lottery’ for many procedures and treatments within the NHS.  A previous study explored the provision of cosmetic surgery procedures on the NHS at the time of the primary care trusts (PCTs). The PCTs have now become Commissioning Care Groups (CCGs). The aim of this study was to review the provision of cosmetic surgery procedures on the NHS according to different CCGs in England. There are just…

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