Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit is located in Burnley, Lancashire, UK. Burnley is a popular tourist destination and is known for its spa facilities. Describing the kinds of cosmetic surgeries available at this state-run medical facility, Mohammed Haidayet Ali, assistant professor, Burn and Plastic Surgery Unit, told The Weekend Independent that the most common types of cosmetic surgeries are dermabrasion, tummy tuck, face lift, burn therapy, plastic surgery extraction, hand surgery, leg surgery, hip surgery, dental surgery, rhinoplasty, lymphatic drainage, cardiac surgery, and pediatric surgery. He went on to say that children’s burn surgery is also available. Burnley is also known for its self-cleaning jogging tracks.
Dr. Haidayet went on to give an example of what to expect from a plastic surgery operation – a woman comes in for a breast reduction after having numerous plastic surgery operations. The surgery went well but unfortunately there was some distortion of the breast implants because the original implants were so brittle that they cracked, leading to a ‘disaster’ as the woman would later put it. Thankfully, many plastic surgery specialists have now developed methods which use metallic fillers which do not create the same distortion as the old brittle implants.
There are several well-known plastic surgery units at Burnley that cater to every kind of treatment there is. The hospital is also affiliated with some of the finest medical colleges in the country. These medical college graduates work closely with the surgeons to provide the best possible services to patients who come for treatment here. A typical Saturday morning at Burnley’s Burn and Plastic Surgery Department will see the likes of Burnley residents Joanna Lumley, 25, and her partner Alex Smith, 27, who have two children.
There are many residents who come in for rhinoplasty, a nose job, which improves breathing, and those who come in for a breast augmentation. Some are brought in for a simple brow lift, while others are being treated for burn injuries sustained in a camping accident. Whatever the reason, Burnley’s burns and plastic surgery unit see a number of patients each week. The hospital also works closely with the Royal Colleges of Surgeons in the United Kingdom. This gives them access to leading surgeons and top quality facilities.
The burn and plastic surgery department employs twenty-one full-time staff and twenty-four assistants. Assistant Professors Paul G Johnson, Louise Scales, and Keith B Martin all hold elective diplomas in Plastic Surgery. Among them is assistant professor Paul G Johnson, who has thirty years experience in burn and trauma units. As well as being an assistant professor at Burnley, he is also a practicing plastic surgeon. He heads up the department and runs it alongside Associate Professors Keith B Martin and Louise Scales.
One of the many patients that come to this hospital for treatment is Michael Webster. Mr. Webster is a thirty-year-old Burnley resident who was born with burns over half of his body. Michael had to have corrective plastic surgery to correct the damage caused by these burns. Mr. Webster says that since he was a small child, he always suffered from a series of burns on his torso, legs, arms, and face.
Many patients do not feel comfortable revealing their traumatic experiences to a doctor in public, and as such many private hospitals have developed programs to encourage patients to discuss what they are experiencing. In addition to the Burnley unit, several other Burnley hospitals have similar programs in place. These include Dickies Burnley in London, the University of Manchester Burnley, and University of East Anglia Burnley. In the United States, you will find institutions such as the University of Miami Beach and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
The Burn and Plastic Surgery Department at the University of Burnley have received great awards over the past few years. It is one of the most popular departments in the entire university. Dr. Richard K. Stickley is currently the Chief Physician and Medical Director of the Burnley unit. Dr. Stickley’s efforts have led to new partnerships with other academic medical centers. In addition to having established himself as one of the top surgeons in Burnley, he has also formed a partnership with the University of Manchester, and he has even been named as a UNESCO Hero for his work in plastic surgery.