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When a Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Goes into Administration

The Harley Medical Centre Limited has gone into administration. Where does that leave those of its patients who have been dissatisfied with their treatment? This blog addresses the relationship between patients and the providers of cosmetic surgery services, in the light of the news that The Harley Medical Centre Limited has gone into administration.

Podcast: PIP Breast Implants - Part 2

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from The Consulting Room. They discuss some of the big issues surrounding PIP breast implants including litigation, rupture rates and the differences between FDA and CE Marked breast implants.

PIP breast implant refunds via credit card companies, will it work for everyone?

Theres big news that a woman got a refund off Lloyds TSB for her PIP breast implants which had burst. This happened as shed paid on a credit card and the purchase cost over 100, meaning under Section 75 law the card company is jointly liable for anything going wrong with the product. This has given welcome hope to many worried about implants Ive quickly knocked out some thoughts and clarification on what hope this brings to others.

Breast Implant Surgery is for Life; Not Just For Valentines Day!

Breast enlargement surgery with implants is the most popular cosmetic surgery treatment worldwide all year round. We really want to take a moment to send out a very important message A Breast Implant procedure is for life.

NHS mops up PIP breast implant patients from private clinics

This week the Department of Health (DOH) has reported that nearly 3,000 women who were given the faulty Poly Implant Prothse (PIP) silicone breast implants have sought help from the National Health Service (NHS) because they have failed to get adequate help from the private clinics who originally performed their implantation surgery.

Podcast: PIP Breast Implants - Part 1

In this Podcast Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers from The Consulting Room. They discuss the latest developments in the cosmetic industry including the PIP breast implant scandal and adding laser hair removal to a clinic business.

Women with PIP Breast Implants can`t sleep, are missing work and taking anxiety medication according to a psychology clinic

A recent online survey by Clinical Partners, a private clinic of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists, polled women who have, or have had, the controversial French PIP breast implants which are at the centre of a current scandal and health scare due to the use of industrial grade silicone by the manufacturers.

2011: The Year in Cosmetic Surgery Stories

With 2011 at an end and 2012 already well upon us, the past twelve months have proven to be a bustling time, not merely for the cosmetic industry itself but for their media counterparts also. 2011 was a year when many cosmetic surgery stories came to light.

Poly Implant Prostheses, PIP Breast Implant Scandal Erupts in National Media

The start of January 2012 saw the health scare and scandal over the French made PIP breast implants literally blow up in the national media and the Houses of Parliament as more and more data, patients and surgeons questioned the exact nature of the threat that the industrial grade components posed and just who was responsible, who should fix it and what could be learnt.

Women With PIP Implants Should Have Ultrasound Says BAAPS

The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) has issued updated advice on Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants in which they urge all women fitted with the devices, now known to be faulty, to undergo an ultrasound scan in the next six months, to determine whether there is any rupture or weakening of the implant.