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Allergan Presents Results From Global Survey Highlighting the Importance of Trust in Medical Aesthetics

Allergan plc announced during the 16th Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC) in Monte Carlo, Monaco, results of its latest global survey, The Importance of Trust in Beauty, investigating the role of trust in medical aesthetics and what trust means to both patients and healthcare professionals. The Importance of Trust in Beauty survey was completed by almost 18,000 consumers and 360 medical aesthetics professionals in 12 markets across the world.

How real women are forking out hundreds on VITAMIN drips

Could an IV vitamin drip be FATAL? Experts warn the health kick inspired by stars including Kelly Osbourne and Andrea Mclean can have serious side effects – and how to have one safely. Intravenous vitamin drips have long been popular with A-listers but now 'regular' women are adopting the trend in the search of a quick-fix health boost.

Sientra Reports the Long-term Safety and Effectiveness of Silicone Gel Breast Implants with Results

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's recently published annual supplement included data validating Sientra's growing portfolio of implants and expanders as safe and innovative options for surgeons and patients undergoing aesthetic or reconstructive breast surgery. The four-part supplement, which includes the Company's finalized 10-year FDA Core Study, provides a comprehensive look at the long-term outcomes, surgical best practices and product differentiation of Sientra's breast implants and tissue expanders.

Mum `nearly died` getting a behind like Kim Kardashian`s

This mother dreamed of having a bum like Kim Kardashian, but was never told she nearly died trying to get it. Plastic surgeons in Turkey charged Jade Stafford £3,000 for the pleasure of taking fat from her back and pumping it into her backside. The 25-year-old woke up in agony after surgery and was given morphine to ease the pain. What the surgeons failed to mention was that they had to resuscitate her mid-operation to save her life.

Patients who travel abroad for plastic surgery can bring home serious complications

With the promise of inexpensive procedures luring patients to travel abroad for plastic surgery, medical tourism has become an expanding, multi-billion-dollar industry. But while the initial procedure may be cheap, it can place a significant burden on US public health systems when patients return from abroad with complications. A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital describes the magnitude of medical complications that can result from plastic surgery abroad.

The American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports That Modern Cosmetic Surgical Procedures

New data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that many modern cosmetic surgical procedures are on the rise, and that surgical procedures account for 77% of all surveyed physicians' business. The latest annual survey (Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics) from the organization now reflects input exclusively from ABPS board-certified plastic surgeons, which previously encompassed data from physicians in a wider range of specialties.

31% of Brits are interested in having cosmetic surgery

Going under the knife may seem like an extreme step to take in the name of beauty, but according to latest research from Mintel on cosmetic procedures, 31% of UK adults would be interested in having a surgical cosmetic procedure* in the future. Willingness to undergo a surgical procedure is highest among women, with 37% indicating that they would consider having one. But despite having youth on their side, interest in cosmetic surgery peaks at 52% of women aged 18-34. Not to be left behind in the beauty stakes, as many as a quarter (24%) of all men would consider a surgical cosmetic procedure, with interest rising among men aged 18-34 (39%).

FDA Issues Update on Rare Breast Implant-Associated Lymphoma

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided an update on breast implant–associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL). The FDA has been closely tracking the relationship between breast implants and ALCL since the agency first identified a possible association in 2011. As of September 30, 2017, the FDA has received a total of 414 medical device reports (MDRs) of BIA-ALCL, including nine deaths, the agency said. That's up from 359 MDRs of BCL-ALCL reported in the FDA's last public update released in March 2017.

Rogue dentists using household bleach to whiten teeth, claims Liverpool clinic owner

Household bleach is being used by rogue dentists to whiten teeth, putting people in search of the perfect smile at serious risk. Liverpool clinic owner Tracey Bell says the General Dental Council (GDC) has prosecuted a number of unscrupulous practitioners carrying out illegal tooth-whitening treatments but says the problem persists. Ms Bell runs two Tracey Bell clinics – one in Liverpool city centre and another in the Isle of Man – and is concerned that people who are keen to have their teeth whitened, but don’t want to pay out too much money, are falling into the hands of unlicensed operators.

Women missing from breast implant register

About one in three NHS clinics and one in four private ones offering breast implant surgery in England have not submitted any patient data to a national safety registry. NHS Digital set up the service in 2016 after the PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implants scandal. Poor record-keeping at the time of the scandal meant many of the thousands of women affected were unable to find out if they had been given faulty implants. The register is non-compulsory.

Australia: Petition calls for ban on `dangerous` cosmetic surgery games and apps aimed at kids

Children as young as three are being taught to critique their own bodies and appearance through “dangerous” cosmetic surgery apps, experts have warned. A range of these games can be found on various app stores, targeting very young girls with bright colours and fairytale characters. They allow kids to perform serious cometic procedures including rhinoplasty, liposuction, eyelid surgery and cosmetic injections on a cartoon character. Global body positivity organisation Endangered Bodies has spent a year monitoring apps like these. The group recently launched a Change.org petition calling for tech giants including Amazon, Apple and Google to ban these apps altogether and develop policies to prohibit the download of cosmetic surgery apps by children and teens.

Botched cosmetic surgery: law change urged as complaints treble

An “alarming” rise in reports of botched cosmetic procedures in the UK has prompted doctors and campaigners to call for better legislation to protect against rogue practitioners. The number of problems related to treatments such as lip fillers and Botox has almost trebled, jumping from 378 in 2016 to 931 in the space of 12 months, according to data from Save Face, a government-approved register of accredited practitioners. Experts have put the dramatic growth down to a rise in the number of celebrities, including US reality TV star Kylie Jenner, openly discussing their procedures.

AAFPRS Annual Survey reveals Trends In Facial Plastic Surgery

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world's largest association of facial plastic surgeons, annual survey shows that, like it or not, the selfie and its impact on aesthetics is here to stay and continues to have a huge effect on how we perceive and project ourselves - in front of the camera and off. The annual survey explores the top trends in facial plastic surgery and compares year-over-year results.

Consumers face potential of serious risk when unlicensed personnel perform hair restoration surgery

The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) issued a consumer alert with a warning that increasing numbers of unlicensed personnel worldwide are performing substantial medical aspects of hair restoration surgery and, in doing so, are putting patients at risk. Increasing numbers of patients are now seeking help from physician members of ISHRS, asking them to correct the mistakes of procedures done by those not properly trained to perform hair transplants.

Yoga face-toning might compete with fillers and facelifts

To his toolbox of Botox, fillers and plastic surgery, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Murad Alam has added a new, low-cost, noninvasive anti-aging treatment: facial yoga. Dermatologists measured improvements in the appearance of the faces of a small group of middle-age women after they did half an hour of daily face-toning exercises for eight weeks, followed by alternate-day exercises for another 12 weeks.The results surprised lead author Alam, vice chair and professor of dermatology at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago.

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