• 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
  • Teenage cosmetic surgery: Why you should wait until the right time for surgery
    28th August 2013
    Deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery is a huge decision and one which should not be taken lightly at any age; however, it appears that a growing number of teenagers are keen to surgically change their appearance to emulate their famous idols or in response to cruel bullying about the way they look. Research by the Good Surgeon Guide found that two in five 13- to 16-year-old girls are already considering a cosmetic procedure or aesthetic treatment of some kind, with most citing boosting their self-confidence as the main motivation for wanting teenage cosmetic surgery. A quarter said that...Read more
  • Celebrity inspired plastic surgery
    9th August 2013
    It’s no secret that many women like to emulate their favourite celebrities by buying similar clothes and copying their hairstyles and makeup  however, some people take things even further by undergoing celebrity inspired plastic surgery to look more like their idols. We take a look at the famous body parts which are proving most popular with women considering cosmetic surgery and whether it’s a good idea to copy famous features. Which celebs inspire us Michelle Obama’s arms Arm lifts are becoming an increasingly common procedure as women look to emulate the toned arms of the likes...Read more
  • The psychological impact of cosmetic surgery
    28th June 2013
    A growing body of research is suggesting that the psychological impact of cosmetic surgery procedures such as Liposuction and Rhinoplasty are just as significant as the physical alterations. Long-term study findings A recent long-term study, conducted by a team at the Ruhr University Bochum and Basel University, highlighted the psychological impact of cosmetic surgery, with patients reporting higher self-esteem and a greater enjoyment of life after they have had their physical appearance surgically altered. Positive results The study, which is detailed in the Journal of Clinical...Read more
  • Life after liposuction
    26th June 2013
    It can be tempting to see liposuction as a quick fix weight loss solution; however, some patients who consider the procedure are surprised to find that the hard work to maintain their figure continues long after the initial recovery period following their surgery. What exactly is liposuction? It is a common misconception that liposuction is a method of losing weight, when actually it is a method of sculpting the body and shifting those tricky areas of fat which can’t seem to be lost by regular exercise and a healthy diet. Liposuction can be carried out on a number of areas including the...Read more
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