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Beautician sues cosmetic surgeon for £300,000 after op left her `feeling like a freak`.

A beautician to the stars is suing a top cosmetic surgeon for £300,000 over claims she was left disfigured and feeling like a`freak` after an operation to sculpt her thighs. Tracie Giles says she was unable to go to the beach or spa after Dr Alexandra Chambers drained six litres of fat from her legs in a pioneering lipolysis procedure.

Women spend thousands of pounds on sexy back dimples

Would YOU pay for Venus dimples? Now women are forking out thousands of pounds for 'sexy' lower back dents like Miranda's in the latest celebrity-inspired surgery trend. Dr Amanda Wong-Powell has developed a 'V-spot' treatment to create dimples.

Fat Injection for Breast Reconstruction Doesnt Increase Risk of Breast Cancer

For women undergoing breast cancer surgery, a technique called lipofilling—using the patients own fat cells to optimize the results of breast reconstruction—does not increase the risk of recurrent breast cancer, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Shows Autologous Fat Grafting is a Viable Option for Calf Augmentation and Reshaping

Fat grafting is revolutionizing aesthetic body contouring and treatment of soft-tissue, volume-related issues in plastic surgery. A study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), showed that fat grafting is a viable alternative to traditional implant-based calf augmentation.

How much liposuction is safe? The answer varies by body weight

Whats the safe amount of fat to remove in patients undergoing liposuction? Rather than a hard-and-fast rule, the answer depends on the patients body mass index (BMI), according to a report in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Is Jane Kiiza the first British woman to die of £8k curve enhancement?

Jane Kiiza died after having a curve enhancing operation on her buttocks. The Brazilian lift is in demand as women try to emulate celebrities figures. Ms Kiiza, 48, is believed to be the first British casualty from the procedure after a cascade of infection tore through her body, killing her days after surgery.

Botched Bum operation leaves a Mother looking like a shark has bitten her

After losing half her body weight, young mum Heidi Faulkner was desperate to be rid of her "saggy skin" but it had horrific consequences. After years of battling with obesity, Heidi Faulkner got a gastric band, lost half her body weight and finally found her self-esteem.

Fat grafting technique improves results of breast augmentation

In women undergoing breast augmentation, a technique using transplantation of a small amount of the patient's own fat cells can produce better cosmetic outcomes, reports a study in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In particular, the fat grafting technique can achieve a more natural-appearing cleavage--avoiding the "separated breasts" appearance that can occur after breast augmentation, according to the report by Dr. Francisco G. Bravo of Clinica Gomez Bravo, Madrid.

Liposculpture of the hips, flanks and thighs results in good cosmetic results and safety

Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Is the 'Barbie back' procedure for real?

According to one plastic surgeon, the 'Barbie Back' with dimples will be the 2015 cosmetic surgery trend of the year. As emerging beauty trends go, the "Barbie back" is the most ridiculous one we've heard yet. But according to plastic surgeon Dr Mike Comins, it's what women want - even if it does mean going under the knife.

‘Witchcraft’ cosmetic surgery warning

Patients considering breast enlargements using transfers of fat from other parts of the body are being warned to be aware of the risk of future complications and the need for regular checks. A meeting of surgeons in Edinburgh this week will hear about the potential uses of fat grafting in cosmetic procedures, as well as for reconstructive treatments, where fat is taken from the stomach or buttocks to correct or enhance another area.

Developing an improved liposuction technique that melts fat

Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel way to improve the procedure using gold nanoparticles to literally melt fat, reports Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Newall Develops New Technique for Better Results with Thigh Liposuction

Dr. German Newall of the Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery has developed a new technique for thigh liposuction he says is sure to result in satisfied patients. In the past, removing fat from the legs resulted in an uneven, dimpled surface. To solve this problem, Dr. Newall has developed a new technique for removing fat from the inner and outer thighs. After removing the desired amount of fat, Dr. Newall spreads a thin layer of fat in a fanning motion back into the leg to create a smooth surface on top of the treated area.

LifeCell Corporation Introduces New Fat Grafting Device for Plastic Surgery

LifeCell, a leader in the science of regenerative medicine and tissue repair products, has introduced the REVOLV™ System to offer fast, efficient and secure fat transfer processing in a range of aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. Fat grafting involves harvesting and transferring adipose tissue or body fat from one area of the body to another. The technique is gaining in popularity with surgeons because it uses the patient’s own tissue to enhance volume.

Technique using patient's own fat improves difficult-to-treat scars

Millions of people with scars suffer from pain, discomfort, and inability to perform regular activities. Some may have to revert to addicting pain medicine to get rid of their ailments. Now, and with a new methodology, such problems can be treated successfully. A technique using injection of the patient's own fat cells is an effective treatment for hard, contracted scars resulting from burns or other causes, reports a study in the September issue of The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, edited by Mutaz B. Habal, MD, FRCSC, and published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health.

Exploring the Many Roads to an Improved Abdominal Contour

Panel at ASAPS Annual Meeting will review the latest tummy tuck techniques from around the globe. Within the last few decades, a number of different abdominoplasty techniques have been developed to treat abdominal contour abnormalities. Panelists at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held April 11-16, 2013, in New York, NY, will discuss the many roads to improving the look of the abdominal area and present some of the latest tummy tuck techniques from around the globe.

Fat Grafting for Breast Augmentation

The idea of taking your own fat and repositioning it to augment your breasts has captured the attention of both consumers and the media. Although there has been some research on the safety and efficacy of this procedure, more research is needed before concluding that the procedure's benefits outweigh the risks.

Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world - and more people than ever are coming to London for the treatment

One London clinic has reported a 35 per cent rise in enquiries for their minimally invasive liposuction travelling to the capital for their treatments. Patients flying in from Sweden, Denmark, Greece, Italy and the Middle East.

The wobbly bits facelift: Want to look younger? An astonishing new jab uses your own fat to turn back the years

A new type of facelift claims to prove you can have the holy grail: a plump face and a smaller behind - but at a price. During the so-called `organic facelift`, fat is harvested from bulky stomachs, thighs and bottoms via laser liposuction. This is purified, and re-injected into the face as a natural volume-enhancing filler.

Fat Banking Can Now Maintain Youthful Appearance For Years To Come; Emerging Field of Regenerative Medicine May Hold Key to Fountain of Youth - Yahoo! News

Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. R. Lee Steely has partnered with AdiCyte to harvest and store fat cells and their accompanying stem cells from routine cosmetic surgery procedures. These cells may be used in the future for cosmetic needs or repair after trauma or disease.

Liposuction reduces subcutaneous fat, but diet reduces visceral fat

All fat is not equal. When belly fat is under the skin (subcutaneous) it does not pose the same health danger as the visceral fat that wraps around the internal organs. Visceral fat is associated with diabetes and heart problems even more than body mass index (BMI). Nobody knows why this is so, but it is speculated that visceral fat leads to harmful inflammation. In comparison, fat under the skin weighs you down but does not seem especially hazardous to health.

Lipo-filling developments mean a permanent `boob jab` is on the way

The PIP breast implant scare earlier this year caused many woman to question the practise of putting bags in to their bodies. Medical professionals, researchers and plastic surgeons have been working on alternative ideas for breast reconstruction or cosmetic augmentation purposes for years, and using our own excess fat - or regenerative plastic surgery to give it the scientific name - could be the answer.

Fat Cells Don’t Return to Treated or Untreated Areas After Liposuction

According to a study in the August 2012 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), fat cells neither return to treated areas nor get redistributed to untreated areas of the body after liposuction.

Fat-Melting Device a Weighty Matter for FDA

For several years, doctors and medical spas around the country have touted a fat-melting device called the LipoTron 3000, or Lipo-Ex, as a revolutionary way for people to slim down. But there’s a problem: The LipoTron has never been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Compensatory Weight Gain After Liposuction Ameliorated By Physical Activity

Abdominal liposuction triggers a compensatory increase in visceral fat, which is correlated with cardiovascular disease, but this effect can be counteracted by physical activity, according to a recent study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, a publication of The Endocrine Society.

Visceral fat may increase after liposuction

Women who undergo abdominal liposuction and don`t follow an exercise regimen may add visceral fat after the procedure, according to a small study. Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo noted a potential for increased visceral fat surrounding the abdominal organs of patients following abdominal liposuction procedures, Reuters reports.

Fat grafting procedures improve breast surgery results

A recent study suggests autologus fat grafting procedures — enhanced stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) fat grafting — maintain breast volume and three-dimensional contour better than standard procedure.

First-Class Advice on Secondary Body Contouring

Secondary body contouring, or revising the results of a patient’s prior body shaping surgery, can be deeply challenging for even the most seasoned plastic surgeon. A panel of experts will discuss their suggestions and practices for turning suboptimal results into great ones at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), being held in Vancouver, Canada.

Publication Of Cytori Breast Reconstruction Cell Therapy Trial Results

Cytori Therapeutics has announced the publication of RESTORE-2 trial results in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Surgical Oncology. RESTORE-2 is a 71 patient multi-center, prospective clinical trial using autologous adipose-derived regenerative cell (ADRC)-enriched fat grafting for reconstruction of the breast after cancer surgery.

FDA Grants Cytori 510(k) Clearance for Puregraft(R) 850

Cytori has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Puregraft® 850 System for body contouring using a patient`s own fat. The Puregraft® 850 product line extension provides optimized and sterile processing of up to 850 mL of tissue, a significantly larger volume than the Puregraft® 250, which received a 510(k) in January 2010. Larger tissue volumes expand the range of soft tissue procedures for which the product line may be used.

A New Study Addressing the Benefits of Using the SELPHYL® System with Fat Transfer

A New Study Addressing the Benefits of Using the SELPHYL® System with Fat Transfer Published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Aesthetic Factors, LLC, an emerging company focused on autologous, point-of-care systems in regenerative medicine, is pleased to announce that a study examining the efficacy of the SELPHYL® System used with fat grafting procedures has been published in Volume 29 Issue 1 of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

Jayne Fenney sells house to pays for weight loss surgery

A Kent woman sells her house and moves into a mobile home to pay for more than £30,000 worth of cosmetic surgery after she loses half her weight.

Older mothers drive rise 42% in post-baby plastic surgery

Surgeons report 42% rise in over-40s requesting post-birth nips and tucks. Research from the Office of National Statistics shows that the number of women giving birth in their 40s and 50s has trebled in a decade.

Outrage over magazines crass offer of free surgery

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) today expressed their alarm over a month-long series of offers for free cosmetic surgery by weekly magazine ‘Love It!’. The publication, aimed at young women, last week offered a free boob job for a lucky reader in exchange for being filmed throughout the process.

Plastic surgeon opens bank to save fat removed in liposuction for future cosmetic procedures

Dr Jeffrey Hartog, from Seminole County, FL, has developed a process that removes fat from patients by liposuction and then stores it in a super deep freeze.