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ASJ Study Puts The Risk Of Death From Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma Into

Findings from a recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal showed that the risk of dying from breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is 0.4, based on a micromort analysis, a unique tool measuring relative risk of activities, and exposures, defined by Ronald Howard in 1979 as 1 micromort = 1:1 million chance of death.

The `Botox Lip Flip` Is the Latest Trend in Injectables — But There's a Catch

For those not aware, lip augmentation is most commonly performed with hyaluronic acid-based fillers, like Juvéderm, Volbella, Vollure, and Restylane, but, according to Dara Liotta, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in New York City, Botox can also be used to slightly shape up the lips to create a "poutier look."

Health experts call for tighter regulation of cosmetic treatments

Health experts in Wales are calling for tighter regulation of anti-wrinkle injections and lip fillers. They warn the procedures can cause blindness and disfigurement if they're not carried out correctly. But despite the health risks, there’s very little regulation in Wales to cover dermal fillers. Practitioners aren’t legally required to have any training or qualifications, and anyone can purchase the products. Save Face, which independently assesses clinics, has seen a rise in the number of people coming forward after botched beauty treatments.

A Penis Enlargement Killed A Man In Sweden

Swedish physicians are warning plastic surgeons about the first case of a man killed by penis enlargement surgery. "This is the first described case where a seemingly simple and safe procedure of penis enlargement by autologous fat transfer caused sudden death in a healthy young man," reports the Journal of Forensic Sciences case study.

Doctor sued after naked photos with patient’s name appear online

A Fresno, California, cosmetic surgeon is on trial, accused of identifying two photographs of a patient’s breasts online and damaging the patient’s reputation. Mandi Stillwell has accused the doctor of wrongdoing in publishing online identifiable photographs of her bare breasts.

CANADA: ‘It’s just been so painful’: Woman warns against lip-filler house parties after medical crisis

A young Toronto woman is warning others about the dangers of home lip augmentation and lip-filler parties after a complication left her temporarily disfigured, in excruciating pain and, a plastic surgeon says, at risk of losing her lip, nose and possibly even her eyesight had she not been treated in time. A CBC News investigation has found the woman who allegedly performed the injections appears to have no medical qualifications, and wouldn’t have the authority to legally access the injectable gels, much less provide medical care for a client if something were to go horribly wrong.

Birmingham mum wins £130k compo after disastrous acid peel

A mother has been left with a beard of angry red scars after a clinic put too much acid in a chemical face peel. Mary Hope, 42, was left with scars similar to victims of acid attacks after she went for a facial at a Birmingham beauty parlour. The mother-of-four has been awarded £130,000 compensation after suffering three years of bullying for the permanent damage caused to her following the treatment. The distraught mother-of-four said she had no idea the beautician had never carried out an Obagi chemical peel before.

Opting for cheap lip fillers from backstreet beauticians can cause blindness, warns Irish doctor

More and more people are trying to puff up their pout to copy their favourite celebrity. But last week, the President of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Mark Ashton revealed that there have been more than 100 cases in his country of related-blindness. And Dublin’s Dr Patrick Treacy has agreed, urging anyone who wants the procedure done to go to a licensed clinician.

Cosmetic surgery specialist slips into the red

A Harrogate-based cosmetic surgery specialist which counts reality TV stars such as Vicky Pattison and Lauren Goodger as clients has made a loss after a change in key personnel and "a deliberate slowing of growth". MYA Cosmetic Surgery was established in 2007 by entrepreneur and former Doncaster Rovers chairman John Ryan. It now operates ten clinics across the UK as well as an owned hospital in London and a rented facility in Preston. For the year ending 30 September 2016, turnover dropped by £200,000 to £18.96m compared to £19.07m in the previous 12 months.

Celebrity make-up artist wins £154k over 'traumatic' thigh-sculpting operation

A celebrity make-up artist has won over £154,000 damages against a top cosmetic surgeon she accused of making her feel like a “freak”. Tracie Giles sued over an operation conducted by Dr Alexandra Chambers to sculpt her thighs. The result was “traumatic” and left her too embarrassed to go to the beach or spa, she told London’s High Court. It had left her “top heavy”‘ and she needed a breast reduction to compensate.

Teeth whitening: The TRUTH behind celeb #spon posts

From dating apps like Mood Chimp to detox drinks, everyone from the stars of Geordie Shore to Love Island and TOWIE is getting involved with the #spon. Charlotte Crosby was recently called out by fans after sharing a video in which she used a teeth whitening product. And plenty of her former co-stars have done similar, including Marnie Simpson and Holly Hagan. But now, a dentist has warned against the use of these Instagram favourites, saying they could be dangerous.

Alice Hart-Davis tries out the new Tixel wrinkle-blaster

Brave beauty expert Alice Hart-Davis tried out the new Tixel wrinkle-blaster, which uses titanium rods hotter than your oven to blitz crow’s feet. She found the device worked - but the scorching was not painless.

First cosmetic surgery certification issued by RCS

A Manchester surgeon has become the first in the country to be officially endorsed to perform cosmetic surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). The new certification was launched in January in a bid to better regulate cosmetic surgery and ease the minds of people hoping to go under the knife. The RCS has previously been vocal in its opinions on regulating cosmetic surgery, as last month it backed a Private Members’ Bill that had been tabled to look into the issue. And today, Gary Ross, a plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon at the BMI Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, has become the first to receive the new accreditation.

'Bleach' teeth-whitening kits still being sold online

Dangerous and illegal teeth-whitening kits which are “like brushing your teeth with bleach” are still being sold by unscrupulous internet traders, Warwickshire County Council’s (WCC) Trading Standards Service has found. An investigation into Warwickshire businesses offering teeth whitening has revealed that the rules are being followed on the high street – but problems may still exist with home treatment services.

Allergan CEO comes out against aesthetic treatments for teens in debate-sparking blog post

Allergan is targeting some newer, fast-growing markets with its aesthetic drugs portfolio—but the under-18 crowd isn’t one of them. In a blog post, CEO Brent Saunders laid out the reasons he struggles with the idea of using some of his company’s own treatments in minors.

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