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Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors welcomes Instagram and Facebook age limit, backed by 74 per cent of Brits

Cosmetic Surgery Solicitors welcomes Instagram and Facebook age limit, backed by 74 per cent of Brits

The new Instagram and Facebook rules preventing under 18s from seeing posts about cosmetic surgery are welcomed but could go further, with 74 per cent of Brits calling for an age limit earlier in the year.

Cosmetic Surgery Abroad - The Risks of Medical Tourism

For those thinking of getting cosmetic surgery, getting it done abroad may seem like an appealing option.

The advantages of undergoing a surgical procedure under local anaesthetic

There can be many advantages to undergoing surgical procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eye lift), under local anaesthetic.

Cosmetic Surgery - Knowing Your Legal Rights

This will help you to understand your rights if you are contemplating cosmetic surgery, or if you have had cosmetic surgery and something has gone wrong.

Department of Health launches consultation on expanding Care Quality Commission (CQC) ratings for cosmetic surgery clinics and independent healthcare providers

The Department of Health has launched a consultation on proposals to extend the types of provider registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC) that they are able to rate following inspection.

Cosmetic surgery is the increasingly popular choice, but do patients and surgeons agree on the best results?

Cosmetic surgery continues to be an increasingly popular choice for people in the UK keen to improve their looks and appearance, but, as specialists in handling compensation claims relating to cosmetic surgery, our team at Hudgell Solicitors would urge caution before choosing any form of surgery, as it can be life-changing and some procedures can be irreversible.

GMC Urges Cosmetic Procedure Patients to Question Doctors

People thinking of having a cosmetic procedure are being urged to question their doctors before going ahead with treatment, in new advice issued on 1st June by the General Medical Council (GMC).

10 Expert Tips To Undergo Safer Facial Cosmetic Surgery

With new guidelines released last week by the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) regarding safer cosmetic practices, I am offering up my top tips for patients who are looking to undergo cosmetic procedures safely.

GMC Issues New Guidance for Doctors Carrying Out Cosmetic Interventions – Industry Responds

Doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures anywhere in the UK are being issued with new guidance by the General Medical Council (GMC) to make sure they provide the best possible care for patients. 

Helping You to Look After You: Cosmetic Surgery Aftercare

For a prompt recovery after undergoing cosmetic surgery, it’s important that you follow strict recovery guidelines.

How to better understand the cost of cosmetic surgery

We all like a good deal, to feel that we are getting value for money when we buy things. Inevitably, the cost of any cosmetic surgery will also play a role in the decision making process. 

The benefits of nursing work in the cosmetic surgery industry

Advancements in cosmetic surgery, as well a demand from an ageing population has led to a marked increase in people seeking plastic surgery and other cosmetic treatments. With the increase comes a need for increasingly skilled nurses to care for patients both in the operating room and in aftercare.

Silimed breast implants have CE Certificate suspended by MHRA pending investigation into implant surface contamination

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) jointly with European healthcare product regulators of member states has been informed of the suspension of the CE certificate for all medical devices made by the Brazilian manufacturer Silimed, this includes breast and other body implants.

Why appearance is not just skin deep

There is a common misconception that people who choose to have cosmetic surgery are superficially concerned with their appearance but how we view our looks on the outside can have a drastic effect on how we feel on the inside and impact upon our health mentally, psychologically and sometimes even physically.

Is a cosmetic treatment `worth it` - the RealSelf community tries to help you to decide

With 51 million visitors in 2014, RealSelf.com has created the world's largest community of patient-generated, independent reviews of cosmetic treatments. When a visitor posts a review they have the option to choose how 'worth it' the particular treatment was, taking into account the cost of it and the results that they achieved.

Do private healthcare patients read the small print? They should do.

Who is liable if the surgery is negligently performed or if the doctor makes a wrong diagnosis? Is the provider - the cosmetic surgery clinic liable for the negligence of the surgeon? Or is its function and responsibility limited to introducing the patient to a surgeon, such that the surgeon is personally liable for his or her negligence and no-one else?

The safety of cosmetic procedures comes first say GMC proposals

With new draft guidance hot off the press from the General Medical Council (GMC) the safety of cosmetic surgery procedures is once again the subject of much public debate. Recommending more openness and pre-treatment consideration time, this latest set of proposals looks set to further transform the cosmetic surgery industry across the UK.

The dangers of not researching your cosmetic surgeon and what questions you should be asking before surgery

Cosmetic surgery, botched up bodies, review, surgeon, qualifications, rogue operators, cosmetic surgery abroad, cheap, questions to ask

How to choose a laser clinic in our current unregulated market.

Deciding you would like to have a cosmetic procedure done is the easy part. After all, most of us are quite clear and confident as to what we would change if only we had a magic wand. But how confident would you be at choosing a cosmetic clinic?

CoolSculpting On The London Underground

Skin care and beauty company, Beyond MediSpa have chosen to launch their latest advertising campaign on the stairs, lifts and escalator panels at Knightsbridge Tube Station in Central London. It does raise the questions about the advertising of cosmetic surgery and non invasive procedures.

Why Cosmetic Procedures Can Change your Life

Many people now choosing to undergo cosmetic procedures find that the impact even a small change can have upon their overall outlook on their personal situation is no less than life changing.

Emotional support and consent play an important role in consulting for surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments

Whether you call it psychotherapy, counselling or emotional support it all amounts to the same thing - the ability to help the patient explore what is going on for them emotionally with reference to a cosmetic intervention.

Selfies and social media increasing demand for cosmetic surgery

With our online lives becoming more and more like visual representations of ourselves, the notion of the ?selfie? has become increasingly popular in our society. This awareness of how we are perceived on social networking sites has led to an increase in facial cosmetic surgery.

Wacky Wednesday - Who`s Obsessed Now? I Didn`t Think So

You be the judge. Are the hateful judgers growing armpit hair and skipping the makeup, or just kidding themselves about the definition of natural? From where I`m standing the most confident, honest, authentic women in Hollywood get a little work done, own it, and proceed with the real joys in life.

Preparing for cosmetic surgery, the pre-operation do's and don'ts

It is important that once you are going ahead with cosmetic surgery that your prepare yourself properly to get the best result from the procedure and to avoid any possible complications. As with most things in life, this boils down to a list of Do`s and Don`ts.

A Timeline of Cosmetic Procedures: (The When, Who and Where)

There is a well-documented history of cosmetic procedures which have been designed to improve the appearance of different people. In past times these operations were carried out on disfigured or severely injured individuals, as a means of improving their overall quality of life. Some of the key moments in the development of cosmetic procedures are highlighted in this article.

Free Cosmetic Surgery Consultations or No Free Consultations?

It is a question that has divided plastic surgeons. Should we offer free consultations or not. The arguments for free consultations, the arguments against free consultations and the third way ? free mini consultations.

Mind the Gap - There must be psychological screening for cosmetic surgery patients

As aesthetic surgery becomes increasingly popular, proper patient selection becomes even more important to the entire surgery process. Before agreeing to operate, a surgeon must evaluate the psychological condition of a patient.

Cosmetic Surgery Litigation - the Impact of Advertising

A claim for damages for injury resulting from cosmetic surgery treatment may be brought in contract and/or tort. In this blog I want to discuss how advertising by the clinic may be relevant to a claim in tort against the surgeon.

Sir Bruce Keogh`s Review of the UK Cosmetic Surgery Industry Gets Underway

following the fall-out from the PIP breast implant scandal which brought the cosmetic surgery industry to the forefront of public awareness and concerns, the Health Secretary Andrew Lansley asked the Department of Health to investigate the whole industry. This job was given to NHS Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh along with an expert panel. As of 15th August 2012 the review has now been officially launched with a call for evidence.

Surgeon, Doctor, Dentist - are they really who they say they are?

The Royal College of Surgeons, RCS recently called on the government to legally protect the title of surgeon in the interests of patient safety, as currently there are no restrictions on who can use it. Similarly others specialties are using titles which may be either confusing to the public or blurring the lines between professions, such as dentists referring to themselves as doctors when practising in facial aesthetics.

Consent to Cosmetic Surgery

Patients and surgeons should be aware that much of the litigation that arises out of cosmetic surgery concerns pre-operative advice rather than the performance of the surgery itself. I have conducted many cases involving the issue of consent to cosmetic surgery. Here are a few matters for patients, surgeons, litigants and their representatives to consider.

The Consulting Room Celebrates Our 9th Birthday!

ce its launch on 9th May 2003, The Consulting Room (and 3 upgrades later) has gone from strength to strength. Way back 9 years ago, we saw that there was a desperate need for an unbiased and informative research tool, available not only for consumers and the press, but also for clinicians themselves in this ever expanding and complex industry; and now, a few more grey hairs and fine lines later, we feel that the journey we, the site and you, the public, the press and our members have taken certainly prove that our vision was indeed correct.

Operative Diets: What you eat before and after cosmetic surgery determines how you heal

Patients need to be especially vigilant about what they eat before and after surgery. Surgery places numerous stresses on the body. Good nutrition is essential for expediting wound healing, reducing risk of infection and scarring, and optimising desired results.

BAAPS Figures 2011: A Sign that we're coming to terms that Plastic Surgery is part of our Society

There is some truth in the statement that cosmetic surgery has become an accepted norm in society. Certainly more and more people are choosing to go under the knife than say 20 years ago. However in contrast to 20 odd years ago when those who went down the surgery route were the only ones who could truly afford it, there is now a growing number of people who are prepared to borrow money for their surgery, or can take advantage of repayment schemes offered by clinics to fund their procedure.

Cosmetic Surgery for the Soul? The Role of the Surgeon as Counsellor

Cosmetic or plastic surgery can provide the outer, aesthetic icing on the cake. It can improve self confidence. But it cannot actually alter who you are: or the external forces in your life before or after. That is why the role of any great surgeon is far more than just as medic or even artiste; the best Consultant Surgeons are great Counsellors too.

Are these the highest value cosmetic surgery deals ever on Groupon?

Like many in the industry, I tend to keep an eye on deal website Groupon with a mixture of fascination and suspicion. On the one hand its effectiveness in drumming up business is to be applauded; however, I cant help noting its moral and ethical pitfalls, especially when it comes to responsible Cosmetic Surgery advertising.

Economic worries not affecting cosmetic surgery take-up; according to BAAPS 2011 statistics

According to the 2011 statistics released today from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) who have audited their members and returned a 5.8% rise in the number of surgical procedures performed by its members in the UK over its 2010 figures.

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.

Facelifts; non-surgical and surgical skin smoothing options

Cosmetic surgery alterations are growing at a rapid pace, trending alongside the incredible advances in technology and new medical breakthroughs. Today, more treatments along with greater accessibility means more and more women (and men) are enhancing or rejuvenating their appearances than ever before.

Taxing Beauty: How will the new VAT rulings affect the Cosmetic Industry?

It has been 2 months since the annoucement that Cosmetic Surgery was to be subjected to a 20% VAT increase but there is still ambiguity over the proposed changes and have many in the industry questioning the changes.

Cosmetic News Awards 2011 - And the winners are

A rundown of the first Cosmetic News Aesthetic Awards 2011 from the venue to the night's awards winners

Podcast: The Cosmetic News Awards

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of the Consulting Room about the latest developments in the cosmetic industry including the Cosmetic News Awards.

Groupon Plastic Surgery Deal is Banned by the Advertising Standards Agency

The ASA have taken their first step in prohibiting the sale of cosmetic surgery deals on social deal sites by bannning an ad from Groupon for 5,000 worth of cosmetic surgery.

Podcast: How is the UK Cosmetic Industry coping with the current economy

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of the Consulting Room about Cosmetic Surgery and the Economy.

Is a picture book the best way to teach children about cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is becoming widely acceptable in society. Of course, this is something that people will forever argue over, but putting the facts and figures to one side for a second, its interesting to think about how education about surgery can be woven into the way people raise their children.

Podcast: The FACE and BODY Conferences.

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of the Consulting Room about the FACE and BODY Conferences.

The beauty trade-off: Would you trade a year of your life to acheive your ideal weight?

Earlier this year The Succeed Foundation conducted research into the importance female university students place on appearances and in a modern day Faustian tale, discovered that 30% of women would trade at least one year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight and shape. What would you trade?

A day in the life of a plastic surgeon...

LBPS Surgeon Dr. Chris Inglefield gives us a rundown of his typical day - tummy tucks, septorhinoplasty, breast augmentations and blepharoplasty.... A day in the life of a London-based plastic surgeon is certainly varied!

Sandcastles, Sightseeing and Surgery - Summers over but is medical tourism here to stay?

As the summer draws to a close and the beach resorts of Spain and the canaries are closing for the winter, have you given any thought to your next getaway? For some people, a holiday is about more than sandcastles and sightseeing its about cheap cosmetic surgery.

Do you like your Doctor?

Doctors, in this era are not only doctors but also teachers. They instil questions within all of us to be curious and aware on how our environment and past conditioning affect our current and future health. To teach us and to be our partners in health. To me, I believe everyone can be their own doctor.

A guide to choosing the right procedure and clinic to suit your needs

Antonia Maraconda a.k.a The Cosmedic Coach discusses her experience of deciding to undergo Liposuction. How do you decide what Clinic / Treatment is right for you? What should you ask your surgeon?

Outrage over Magazines 'crass' offer of Free Surgery

The October issue of Love It! Magazine has come under criticism from members of the aesthetic industry for their competition offering free surgery to its readers. The competition, entitled Who Deserves Cosmetic Surgery the Most, allows its readers to vote for the winner.

OAP to OMG: The rise of 'silver' cosmetic surgery

Silver surgery has become a hot topic around the world thanks to one woman: Marie Kolstad. The 83-year-old has made headlines around the globe after revealing her breast implants. As is to be expected, it's an operation that's proved pretty controversial.

My favourite non-surgical treatment - Fractional C02 Laser

New technologies are being launched all the time and the challenge for practitioners is to look beyond the marketing and separate the good science from the bad. We aquire aesthetic equipment only after careful research and so far have been very pleased.

Getting breast implants when you feel flat chested and flat broke... what NOT to do.

Take A Break magazine recently featured a woman who appealing to strangers to donate money towards her breast implants via a website called "myfreeimplants.com". With a reluctant hesitation we decided to see what the site was about...

Whats the difference between natural breasts and implants... 1/7th of a coconut apparently!

Cosmetic information website Cosmetic Surgery Guru has put together the very breast of British which details the way the nation feels about breasts and are encouraging the nation to ask the questions they are too scared to ask for instance did you know that 63% of the nation would like bigger breasts albeit just the women we hope!

Business Blogging For Traffic in the Medical Aesthetic Industry

Over the last decade blogging has become increasingly popular, with Quantcast reporting that as of June 2010 WordPress.com had 11.4 million blogs hosted by the site and blogpulse reporting that there are currently over 160 billion identified blogs live on the Internet at the moment!

Lavender - The surprising ingredient to a stress free and calm procedure

Whether youre just slightly squeamish about needles or suffer from trypanophobia, the thought of Botox or other dermal fillers can be quite terrifying. However, a new simple solution has emerged: Lavender.

Skin Analysis and Digital Imaging: Getting under your clients skin

How do you prove to yourself and clients that what you are recommending to them and treating them with actually works? With treatments like dermal fillers and botulinum toxins results are often obvious, but what about complexion improving light based treatments, peels and those expensive topical products you recommend, how do you demonstrate their effectiveness?

New Book Review: Fabulous Faces, From motivation to transformation through facial plastic surgery by Peter Adamson

Think you understand why people get cosmetic surgery? Well this book may surprise you. Fabulous Faces by Peter A. Adamson, M.D is an informative collection of in-depth personal stories by 30 of his patients who have undergone various facial procedures.

France reverses the decision to Ban all Non-Surgical Lipolysis

Recently, we reported that the French High Authority on Health (HAS) had prohibited the use of all non-surgical Lipolysis cosmetic procedures. However, The French Supreme court issued an injunction against the decree citing inconsistencies in the broad range of excluded practices

Podcast: The use of social media in the cosmetic industry

Adrian Richards talks to Ron Myers of the Consulting Room about the use of social media in the cosmetic industry.

My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw... are you big fat kidding me?

Last week we were dumbfounded by the announcement of My Big Fat Plastic Surgery Prize Draw a cosmetic surgery lottery held in a London nightclub and championed by the human Barbie, Sarah Burge, and ULuvka a Polish vodka company. This may sound like the start of a bad joke (which is exactly what we thought it was at first!) but its true...

Cosmetic Surgery Network Consultants A New Home Based Business Opportunity!

Do you want to break into the cosmetic industry? Do you want to work from home, control your own hours and be your own boss? Well it seems the Surgery Network has the solution. Aimed at stay at home Mums and people who want to start a home-based business, network-surgery.com is offering their proven business formula to turn you into an aesthetic surgery expert.

Court settles 54 million pound plastic surgery claim

High Court settles Britain's highest every plastic surgery claim originally for 54 million pounds awarding the plaintiff, Mrs Penny Johnson a record 6.2 million.

Non-Surgical Lipolysis Banned in France

According to an article in French magazine Anti-Age, the French High Authority of Health (HAS) has recently prohibited the use of a variety of different lipolysis (fat killing) cosmetic procedures.

Nip & Tuck on Tick - Why buying Cosmetic Surgery on 0 Percent Credit Cards is the new trend

Finding the money to pay for an operation which costs as much as a decent second hand car can be a problem, but it seems credit cards are coming to the rescue more and more often nowadays.

Cosmetic surgery is Surgery - making the right choice.

It has been a strained week for the cosmetic surgery industry. A UK plastic surgeon is being sued for 54 million by a patient for a facelift gone wrong. A young british woman dies after travelling to American to have injections to enlarge her buttocks in a hotel room.

Miss Cosmetic Surgery Transformation UK 2011 Trivialises Surgery Says Industry

Has cosmetic surgery changed your life and looks? Then why not enter Britains first ever beauty pageant open only to women whove had cosmetic surgery. Thats the strap line for the Miss Cosmetic Surgery Transformation UK 2011 contest sponsored by Linda Briggs Ltd. This type of contest trivialises the serious nature of cosmetic surgery.

Natura Lift...Minimally invasive facial rejuvenation

Patients requesting improvement in facial appearance vary widely in age and facial ageing. It is therefore necessary to have a program which suits individual patient needs. The Natura Lift is the evolution of this philosophy combining skin health, non-surgical treatments, minimally invasive face, neck and brow lifting, lipomodelling, mini-facelift and mid-facelift.

Ugly Face of Beauty: Channel 4 Highlights Need to Take Cosmetic Surgery Seriously

Channel 4 launched its new series this week focusing on The Ugly Face of Beauty. Fronted by well known Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize versus Superskinny presenter Dr. Christian Jessen, the series takes a look at the increasing popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK.