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Turnover milestone for cosmetic surgery specialist

Turnover has grown to more than £20m at a cosmetic surgery specialist, which counts stars of reality TV shows like Geordie Shore and The Only Way is Essex among its clients, as it moves towards a profitable future. Harrogate-based 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.

Most think plastic surgery is on the rise

Most people in Ireland believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity and the main reason for this is the influence of celebrities, a new survey has found. According to the findings, just 6% of people here have had plastic surgery and 16% are considering it. However, 82% of people believe that plastic surgery is increasing in popularity and of these, 69% believe this is due to celebrities. Some 45% also believe that social media has a role to play.

Charity victory over Love Island plastic surgery ads

Campaign groups have welcomed a decision to review the showing of plastic surgery ads during the popular Love Island series. The Mental Health Foundation wrote to ITV saying the ads "painted a false picture of perfection" and "exacerbated young people’s insecurities". It also wrote to the Advertising Standards Authority and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport outlining its concerns.

ITV CEO to 'review' Love Island plastic surgery ads policy

TV's chief executive Carolyn McCall has called an internal review into whether ads for cosmetic surgery were appropriately aired in between episodes of channel's summer smash hit Love Island. Amid pressure from health experts on the broadcaster to stop showing ads promoting diet pills and breast augmentation during on-demand viewings of the popular show, McCall said that while the promotions met current broadcaster standards ITV was set to evaluate the decision schedule them during Love Island.

Scientists find a safer method of bleaching your smile which does not damage enamel

Research from Nanchang University in China have revealed using titanium dioxide to whiten teeth could avoid the enamel-damaging effects of hydrogen peroxide, which is currently widely used. Hydrogen peroxide – which is also used to bleach hair – is a common teeth whitening treatment but it can make them more sensitive and wear them down. Now a study published by the American Chemical Society suggests using a modified form of the chemical titanium dioxide could be an effective and safe teeth whitener.

Breast implant firm targets debt-ridden Love Island viewers

A plastic surgery company whose TV adverts run during Love Island on the ITV Hub is encouraging people with a poor credit rating to take out loans. MYA, which has a dozen clinics, offers loans with a 9.9 per cent interest rate through third-party lenders for surgery costing up to £10,000

BAAPS statement on cosmetic surgery adverts targeting vulnerable people

According to Consultant Plastic Surgeon and former BAAPS President Rajiv Grover; “The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons has previously spoken out to condemn the proliferation of reality shows which glamourise cosmetic surgery procedures. Such programmes, which are frequently aimed at young people, showcase stars who, more often than not, project and normalise unrealistic standards of beauty - even undergoing multiple procedures following public criticism about their own looks, which is further sensationalised in the media to reveal their surgically-obtained assets.

Backlash over 'explicit' cosmetic surgery ads during Love Island

Cosmetic surgery ads shown during Love Island are facing a backlash, with the boss of NHS England, Simon Stevens saying they increase body image pressures on young women. Psychologist Dr Becky Spelman has also hit out at the ads, telling The Mirror they "destroy body confidence".

There’s no such thing as a ‘normal vulva’, study claims amid rise in labiaplasties

A new study that investigated the many variations of female genitalia has come to the conclusion that there is no such thing as a “normal vulva”. This research comes to light following the documented rise in popularity of labiaplasties in recent years, a cosmetic procedure that involves surgically altering the skin around the vulva.

Complication of 'fat freezing' procedure may be more common than thought

Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) -- a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis -- may be more common than previously thought, suggests a paper in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Safety In beauty slams the beauty ‘rogues’ conning free aesthetic training

Recently it has came to our attention that a non-healthcare professional duped a distribution pharmacy into providing her with free training of a reputable brand of facial fillers, after she blatantly lied about her credentials and qualifications. Santa Jodka, a nail technician, residing in Ireland, travelled to Latvia in May to an event called Mesoderma, whilst there, she conned the event hosts into believing she was a healthcare professional, and persuaded a distribution pharmacy dispensing aesthetic medical products, to teach her in the administration of filler products manufactured by a company called Teoxane, commonly used for cosmetic injectable treatments of the face.

'Fake Botox' injections doctor Ozan Melin jailed

A practitioner who left two women with swelling and burns after injecting them with what they thought was Botox has been jailed for four years. Ozan Melin, 42, from Uxbridge, west London, gave the women an "unknown and extremely dangerous substance", Bournemouth Crown Court was told. He was convicted in May of two counts of GBH following a retrial. Melin, of Pole Hill Road, was previously cleared of fraud relating to claims he was medically qualified. Dorset Police said the unknown substance had been ordered on the internet from China.

Which? issues water-resistant sun creams warning

Which? has found that the protection offered by popular water resistant sun creams plummets in conditions replicating swimming pools and the sea. We tested water-resistance claims made by two popular sun creams and found that the sun protection factor (SPF) dropped by up to 59% after 40 minutes in salt water. Water-resistance claims are made on the majority of sun protection products, yet our findings expose serious flaws in the current testing regime. As well as looking into water-resistance claims, we checked the SPF and UVA of 15 popular sun creams.

Family pay £1.6m for teeth whitener scam at Royal Welsh

A man and his parents must pay £1.6m after selling teeth whitener containing 110 times the legal limit of hydrogen peroxide. Matthew Hargreaves, 46, and his parents John, 71 and Jean, 72, admitted selling the product and were sentenced in 2016. An investigation found 30 victims, including one person who needed hospital treatment. Trading Standards chief Clive Jones, from Powys Council, said the case was a "clear deterrent" to criminals.

ASDS Members Performed Nearly 12 Million Treatments In 2017

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) announced today that its physician members performed nearly 12 million medically necessary and cosmetic procedures in 2017 – over 10 percent more than 2016 and doubling since 2012. For the sixth year in a row, the 2017 ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures revealed skin cancer treatments ranked as the most-performed procedure (more than 3.5 million) by ASDS member dermatologists, reinforcing both their skin expertise and the increasing rate of the disease. Members also performed over eight million cosmetic treatments in 2017, a 19 percent increase over 2016 results. With a 21 percent increase, injectable soft-tissue fillers saw the largest year-to-year growth, while laser / light / energy-based procedures grew 17 percent and body sculpting increased by 12 percent.

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