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So far Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has created 12 blog entries.

Breast implant safety statement


A statement on breast implant safety Breast implants are amongst the most used and most highly studied implantable medical devices in the world. Important lessons were learned from historical incidents which have resulted in improvements in the international regulatory system and the widespread introduction of national breast implant registries. The establishment of effective [...]

Breast implant safety statement2018-12-11T13:23:03+00:00

Think Over Before Your Make-Over


Think Over Before You Make Over Undergoing any kind of surgical procedure is as always a matter of serious consideration. Altering one's body, even for aesthetic purposes, demands the guidance of an experienced professional. The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS) marks a seal of approval, allowing the public to make an informed [...]

Think Over Before Your Make-Over2018-11-27T12:17:34+00:00

Patient Safety Requires Regulation of Plastic Surgery Sector


Patient Safety Requires Regulation of Plastic Surgery Sector Recent revelations that a substantial number of consultant jobs within the HSE are staffed by doctors who lack specialist training have provoked significant public outcry. Legitimate patient safety concerns have been raised. The HSE itself has expressed concerns and admitted this should not be happening. Patients deserve to know that the most senior doctor overseeing their care [...]

Patient Safety Requires Regulation of Plastic Surgery Sector2018-11-27T12:18:23+00:00



Trauma Many people are surprised to learn that emergencies form a large part of most Plastic Surgeons workload, dealing with both acute injuries and also with the longer-term reconstruction following trauma. In particular Plastic Surgeons look after injuries of the face, the hands and burn injuries, but may also [...]


Skin Cancer


Skin Cancer Skin Cancer is the commonest cancer in Ireland. However, in most cases it is completely curable. It is also the commonest cancer in the 15-44 age group. Celtic Irish skin is particularly susceptible to skin cancer. Sun exposure or sunburn, or the use of sunbeds, can play [...]

Skin Cancer2018-07-20T12:36:17+00:00

Hand Surgery


Hand Surgery Hand Surgery is surgery of the hand and wrist and the nerves of the upper limb. The treatment of these disorders is done by either Plastic surgeons or Orthopaedic hand surgeons. Certain conditions are more often managed by one of these specialities, but there is often a [...]

Hand Surgery2018-07-20T12:36:17+00:00

Cosmetic Surgery


Cosmetic Surgery An increasing number of people have undergone Cosmetic surgery in recent years in Ireland. There can be significant benefits if done properly, but there can be risks. It is important to consider all cosmetic procedures carefully if one wants to maximize the benefits, and minimize the risks. [...]

Cosmetic Surgery2018-07-20T12:36:17+00:00

Cleft Lip & Palate


Cleft Lip & Palate At the current birth rate in Ireland, approximately 80 to 100 babies are born every year with a cleft of the lip and/or palate. While this can initially be distressing for the parents and family, reconstructive plastic surgery is available to repair the incompletely fused [...]

Cleft Lip & Palate2021-04-01T12:53:48+00:00
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