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Mr Juling Ong delighted to be part of RCS certification scheme

In response to patient safety concerns, the Royal College of Surgeons (RSC) announced that they were launching a certification scheme to hold the cosmetic surgery industry to an agreed set of standards. They encouraged all surgeons who perform cosmetic surgery to apply for the certification. London cosmetic surgeon Mr Juling Ong is delighted to have […]

Surgical rhinoplasty versus the liquid nose job

The nose is the central feature of the face and plays a pivotal role in determining the overall proportion and balance of your facial appearance, which is why rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK. In the 2019 annual survey by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic […]

What is plagiocephaly?

I am often asked about a condition called plagiocephaly which affects many babies and is a real concern for parents. Here are some of the questions that I am asked in clinic, which may be useful for parents who think their baby may have a ‘flat head’ also known as deformational plagiocephaly. What is plagiocephaly? […]

What is a haemangioma?

A haemangioma is also often called a Strawberry birthmark. It is one of the most common birthmarks and usually appears within the first few weeks of life. A haemangioma is actually a tumour of blood vessels which is not cancerous. They will typically grow quite rapidly over the first few months and so this is […]

Does my baby have a dermoid cyst?

One of the more common lumps I see in new patients is something called a dermoid cyst. Very often these are found near or underneath the outer part of the eyebrow and feel like a rubbery pea-shaped lump underneath the skin. These particular dermoid cysts are often called angular dermoids, or peri-orbital dermoids. They are […]

What is endoscopic strip craniectomy?

Endoscopic strip craniectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat craniosynostosis. The operation is performed under a general anaesthetic through small scalp incisions about 3cm long.  The exact location and number of incisions depend on the type of craniosynostosis and the individual suture that is affected. Often only one incision is required […]

Macroglossia, why is my tongue so large?

Macroglossia is the medical term for an unusually large tongue. Enlargement of the tongue can cause cosmetic and functional difficulties while speaking, eating, swallowing and sleeping. It’s quite uncommon and generally occurs in children. Mr Juling Ong, a craniofacial and paediatric plastic surgeon based in London, talks about why the tongue becomes enlarged and what […]