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  • Infographic: Body Beautiful – Essential Figures About Cosmetic Surgery
    23rd July 2014
    Take a look at our new infographic below which explores some of the essential figures about cosmetic surgery….Read more
  • Avoid The Chop: 3 Non-Invasive Cosmetic Surgery Choices To Boost Your Confidence
    14th July 2014
    Cosmetic surgery brings to mind general anaesthetic, incisions and stitches. Although a lot of procedures require invasive surgery, which there is no getting around, you don’t have to go under the knife if you want to experience wonderful results from cosmetic surgery. In fact according to a 2014 report on the UK cosmetic surgery industry non-surgical cosmetic procedures account for nearly 85 per cent of all cosmetic surgery treatments carried out in the UK (Ref: Key Note Cosmetic Surgery Market Report 2014, ed. Robert Hucker). So it seems the majority of people favour non-surgical...Read more
  • Dying For A Deal: The Dangers Of Cosmetic Surgery Abroad
    7th July 2014
    Although many cosmetic surgery procedures have become relatively commonplace it is still vitally important to understand that like any surgery there are risks associated with all operations. In the UK strict standards and laws ensure that cosmetic surgeons have to be professionally trained and also need to be registered with the General Medical Council. This means that when people opt for cosmetic surgery in the UK they do so confident that they are in qualified hands and potential risks are minimised. However, there is a growing trend for people to seek cosmetic surgery abroad. The main...Read more
  • Face Facts: Your Options For Facial Cosmetic Surgery
    7th July 2014
    For many people the first place they think about having cosmetic surgery is their face. Unlike other parts of the body the face is constantly on display, which means perceived imperfections can impact on a person’s confidence and self-esteem. The face is also susceptible to the effects of ageing due to its exposure to the elements such as sunlight and wind and because the muscles are so mobile which causes the skin to wrinkle and pucker over time. Whether you want to correct a problem that has been bothering you since childhood or want to help reduce the effects of ageing there are a...Read more
  • BMI Healthcare Consultants encourage: “Don’t rush into making cosmetic surgery decisions”
    7th March 2014
    Consultants and the team at BMI Healthcare, the UK’s largest independent provider of private healthcare, are encouraging patients not to rush into cosmetic surgery decisions after the hospital group’s patient enquiry centre experienced a 162% increase in enquiries from patients looking to undergo cosmetic procedures since the start of the year. The biggest spike in enquiries were 321% for breast augmentation procedures, 320% for neck lift procedures, 313% for facelift procedures, 283% for nose reshaping procedures and a 227% increase in enquiries for breast lift procedures. The growth in...Read more
  • Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise
    6th February 2014
    Cosmetic procedures among men and women are on the rise, with liposuctions seeing the biggest increase, figures from last year show. According to data from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), liposuctions among women rose 43% in 2013, while procedures among men increased 28%. Overall, the number of plastic surgeries performed jumped 17% in 2013 to total 50,122. Females still make up most of the procedures – 45,365 – with breast implants the most common chosen surgery. More than 11,000 of the operations were carried out last year, 13% more than in...Read more
  • Faulty breast implant boss jailed
    19th December 2013
    The founder of Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), the PIP company which produced and sold ‘defective’ breast implants around the world, has been sentenced to four years in prison after being found guilty of aggravated fraud. Jean-Claude Mas, who plans to appeal, according to his lawyers, was also fined 75,000 euros by the court in Marseille. The PIP health scare hit headlines in 2011, when it was found that the company had used a sub-standard silicone gel in the implants, rather than medical-grade silicone. This resulted in PIP implants being more likely to rupture than other types of...Read more
  • The quest for eternal youth
    4th October 2013
    For some people, keeping the signs of ageing at bay is an obsession in their quest for eternal youth. Research by Superdrug highlights that the struggle against the signs of ageing typically begin for women when they are 29, with top concerns including thinning hair, wrinkles, middle-aged spread, age spots and facial hair. And it’s not just women who are worried about getting older, with a study by Allure and Penn Schoen Berland showing that 34% of men are concerned about the physical signs of ageing. With so many people desperate to maintain, their youth, anti-aging is  big business. The...Read more
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