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Plastic surgeons offer new procedure which sculpts your bottom

For any woman who appreciates the elasticated knickers which hide every lump and bump, there is now a more permanent solution. Plastic surgeons are offering a procedure known as the ‘internal Spanx’ which sculpts the bottom under the skin. The new procedure, which smooths, firms and lifts the derriere, is the latest fad in the cosmetic surgery world, which already offers bottom implants. Doctors sew strips of elasticated mesh made of plastic across the bottom to reshape it from the inside and lift the buttocks. The material, which is made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and lasts forever, is attached to a bone and does not break down inside the body.

Deadly risks of fly-in European plastic surgeons: Patients who suffer complications are warned that cheap doctors are hard to track down

Surgeons from abroad regularly visit the UK to offer cut-price treatments before jetting home, but British medics warn that their patients are putting their lives at risk.

Using online media such as YouTube to learn new surgical techniques

A small survey American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) members found that most of them had used online streaming media (i.e. YouTube) at least once to learn a new technique and most had used those techniques in practice, according to an article published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

Mum dies from rare flesh-eating bug after Brazilian bum lift op by a top Harley Street surgeon

A mum of one died after a Brazilian bum lift op by a top Harley Street surgeon became infected with a rare flesh-eating bug, an inquest heard. Jane Kiiza, 47, treated herself to the op after her Cambridge-educated son left home and she wanted a new look.

No need to stop antidepressants before plastic surgery, evidence suggests

or patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures, theres no consistent evidence that taking antidepressants increases the risk of bleeding, breast cancer, or other adverse outcomes, concludes a research review in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Would you brave a mum-tum tuck?

Abdominoplasty is Britain’s fastest-growing cosmetic surgery trend. The operation lasts 90 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic. The surgeon cuts along the bikini line from hip to hip to repair the muscles and any excess skin on the stomach is trimmed off and a new navel is created.

Complications after thigh lift surgery common, but usually minor

Performed as part of body contouring procedures in patients with massive weight loss, a procedure called medial thigh lift carries a substantial risk of complications, reports a study in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Rise in Chinese people undergoing procedures to sound deeper or more high-pitched

People in China are undergoing risky surgery in order to make their voices more masculine or feminine. Voice operations are the latest in a booming cosmetic surgery market, with doctors offering the procedures reporting that demand for the surgery has risen steadily in recent years. Several clinics now offer people the surgery - which was traditionally carried out on patients undergoing a sex change. This is despite the known risk that surgery can cause loss of voice altogether, as well as pneumonia.

My bum implants almost killed me - but now I'm having ANOTHER set put in

Glamour model Mia Maffia reveals how the latest craze for buttock implants almost cost her her life - but she is going to have it done again. As Mia Maffia was rushed to hospital with blood oozing from her pain-racked body, she prayed for one thing… That doctors would NOT ­remove the silicon buttock implants that were slowly killing her. The glamour model, who had returned to Britain only 10 days earlier from a cut-price operation for the latest cosmetic craze, said: “I knew I was in serious danger but it was more important to me than my health.

Study Finds Tummy Tuck Improves Stress Urinary Incontinence

Findings from a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official clinical publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), indicate that a tummy tuck not only improves body contour, but may also alleviate symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, especially among patients who have not undergone previous cesarean section.

Repairing 'flesh tunnel' earlobes will cost you a whopping £1,800

Flesh tunnels are created using a tapered cone to stretch a piercing. Once the hole reaches 1.5cm in diameter, ear plugs, a type of jewellery originally popularised by the Ancient Egyptians, can be worn. According to cosmetic surgeons, fixing flesh tunnels can cost up to £1,800 and involves a 30-minute operation to remove stretched skin and return the ear to its natural shape.

Northampton woman calls to make weight-loss surgery free after losing 17 stone in two years

A Northampton woman has called on the Government to make cosmetic surgery easily available to major weight losers on the NHS, after she was denied a ‘life-changing’ operation. Louise Hirst, of Southfields, lost 17 stone in two years when she realised her weight had gotten out of control.

Is Silhouette Soft, Dr Sebagh's new anti-ageing procedure the new Botox?

Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh, a renowned Harley Street doctor, has developed a treatment that he thinks is better than Botox. During the procedure, thread made of polylactic acid is drawn through the skin after injections of local anesthetic. Dr Sebagh says that he uses the thread to give a tailor-made result, lifting specific parts of the face. This acid is completely biodegradable and acts on the deeper layers of the skin and naturally stimulates the body so that it produces its own collagen.

Would YOU have 'Cinderella surgery'? Rise in women changing the shape and size of their feet to fit into designer shoes

We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction - but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery. Surgeons report a rising trend in America in which women go under the knife to change the length of the toes to look better in 'peep toe' shoes or have fat inserted into the soles of the feet to make heels more comfortable.

Google Glass 'could transform the way surgery is performed'

Google Glass - a wearable computer that resembles a pair of glasses - may be set to transform the medical world, after the device has been used once again during two surgical procedures. In December last year, the device was worn by plastic surgeon Dr. Anil Shah as he carried out rhinoplasty on a patient who broke her nose.

Low complication rates for combined liposuction/tummy tuck

A combined technique of liposuction and tummy tuck - designed to reduce surgical trauma - provides excellent patient outcomes with a low complication rate, reports a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

What would YOU endure to lose your bingo wings?

While flat tums and taut bums have always been in vogue, in recent years it`s toned upper arms that have become the must-have show-off body part. A brachioplasty - or arm lift - eliminates extra skin.

Video of when butt implant surgery goes horribly wrong

A video which appears to show the woman manipulating her implant back into place after her botched operation has been shared nearly 20,000 times on Facebook. A shocking video emerged today showing a grotesque bulge in a woman's buttock apparently caused when her botched silicone implant 'flipped inside out'.

Ethicon's New STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices

Ethicon, Inc., a division of J&J, is releasing its own line of barbed sutures that are designed to give surgeons more control and flexibility while maintaining the necessary strength to hold tissues together without using knots. The STRATAFIX Knotless Tissue Control Devices feature barbs spaced 1mm apart spiraling along the length of the string that change direction midway down the suture.

Patients prefer implants for butt augmentation

Patients appear to be more satisfied with buttock augmentation with implants compared to fat grafting, according to results of a recent study. Cosmetic surgeons at the Chugay Cosmetic Surgery Institute, Long Beach, Calif., conducted a comparative study to examine whether one technique is superior to the other in terms of complications, postoperative pain and patient satisfaction.

Wait, there's something fishy about these ears

While some might argue anyone who stretches their ears for fashion doesn't deserve help, a group of surgeons have devised a novel way to repair the looped lobes. Plastic surgeon Dr Broughton Snell said patients who gouge flesh tunnels in their ears often regret it down the track, particularly when they change careers or enter new relationships.

Plastic surgery up for grabs at bridal expo

It's a sign that many brides-to-be are seeking out both surgical and non-surgical plastic surgeries in order to look their best on their wedding day.

Need For Better Rules about Body Contouring Surgeries

There are now calls being made for new guidelines laid about the weight-loss surgeries for patients. The British Association for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is asking for new national guidelines on the body countering surgeries that are becoming very popular these days.

In South Korea, plastic surgery is standard equipment for a young woman

In South Korea, mom may take you for a facelift before she takes you to a match-maker.

Not-so-fantastic plastic obscures the person within

News that one-in-five people who have cosmetic surgery report disappointment with the results forces us to take stock of our mad rush to plump and pull and nip and tuck. Not least with regards to value for money.

One in five people who have plastic surgery are unhappy with the results

Many unsatisfied customers, including Katie Price and Heidi Montag are forced to undergo more operations to improve or repair the damage caused, a study has found.

Cosmetic surgery patients to take psychological test

Patients thinking of having cosmetic surgery may have to undergo assessments before they are allowed go under the knife.

Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery Safety Alerts

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons launched a safety campaign this week. Despite the predictable and almost cliche warnings of botched cosmetic work and uncertified surgeons, its message remains important and valid, and should not be ignored by consumers wanting to undergo surgery.

Cutting prices means cutting corners, warn surgeons

The BAAPS is based at The Royal College of Surgeons and was established for the advancement of education and safety in Aesthetic Surgery.

Anthem doctor sentenced for deadly, botched cosmetic procedures

A judge has sentenced Dr. Peter Normann to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three of his patients.