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Medico-legal assessment of scar quality

In medico-legal practice the assessment of scar quality is important when determining quantum. However, the quality of the scar may bear little relationship to how noticeable it is, as this is largely determined by its size and site. The notional ‘conversational distance’ is the range at which a scar can be reasonably categorised as
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Managing expectations in cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgeons know that managing expectations is key to ensuring a happy patient after surgery. Patients should be shown a range of before and after photographs to illustrate a variety of outcomes and not just a surgeon’s carefully selected best results. Everyone is different and much of the outcome after surgery
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Mr Christopher Stone to RideLondon 2013 for Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK launched it’s SunSmart campaign in 2003, aimed at raising public awareness about skin cancer from an evidence-based platform. Cancer Research UK is the largest funder of skin cancer research in the UK and relies upon public fundraising for its research activity. The forthcoming RideLondon 2013 100-mile cycling sportive, the first London Olympics 2012
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Greater regulation for Cosmetic Surgery

The cosmetic surgery industry has once again come under the spotlight with calls for greater independent regulation. Aggressive marketing and cut-price treatments are the focus of current criticism; the recent PIP breast implant scandal was one example where cheaper surgery left patients disadvantaged and potentially at risk. It is likely
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