“Some of the most terrible facial injuries I have ever had to deal with have been due to domestic violence. What starts with a slap and an apology can quickly escalate until a woman is regularly being injured, sometimes at risk to her life. I’ll never forget one woman who was brought into theatre with stab wounds covering her face and neck as well as her abdomen. She died of blood loss.”
Professor Iain Hutchison spoke to the BBC about the use of 3D printed models to help plan reconstructive surgery.
Professor Iain Hutchison features in The Guinea Pig Club documentary on BBC Four.
Professor Hutchison opens his home to the Telegraph for a whirlwind tour of his life in medicine, his family and what drove him to set up the charity Saving Faces.
Tambu Makinzi is a 27 year old mum of one from Zimbabwe and lives in Cape Town South Africa. She has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer called chondrosacoma. This cancer caused the cartilage in her face to grow out of control, which also caused her to lose sight in one eye. A new documentary about her struggle airs tonight (Monday 14th September 2015) at 10pm on Channel 5.
For those who missed out the first time, the BBC radio 4 programme, One to One with Iain Hutchison, will be re-broadcast next Tuesday the 14th of April at 9.30am. Presenter, Anita Anand speaks to the Saving Faces Chief Executive about what drove him to become a surgeon.
Pioneering surgeons at The Royal London Hospital are repairing our broken cyclists. Rosamund Urwin speaks to Professor Iain Hutchison about The National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre (NFORC) and reconstructs their incredible stories.
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