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The aesthetics of the nipple-areola complex

The aesthetics of the nipple-areola complex

Nipple and areola surgery are becoming increasingly popular in both women and men.

Breast Augmentation Myth-busting

There’s a lot of information out there on breast surgery and it can be hard to know what to believe. I truly believe the best way to learn is to meet with a surgeon for a consultation in person.

#IMPLEOTwist-ing All Over The World

How many surgeons does it take to twist a breast implant? This was the question asked at Europe?s biggest aesthetic surgical trade show, where they were doing a new social media craze, the #IMPLEOtwist.

Will breast augmentation affect your ability to breastfeed?

The breastfeeding question is a common one asked by many women when they are considering breast augmentation, and there?s no simple answer per se.

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.

Breast Implants & Cup Size - "I want to be a DD and nothing else will do!"

When talking to patients considering breast surgery, I always ask what bra cup size they would like to achieve ? some patients have a very clear view. I always ask the question because cup size is the way that we talk about breast size but I then always say that I cannot guarantee the final cup size.

Breast Enlargement by the OCEAN

It may sound like another ?Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone? promotion but the OCEAN Breast Enlargement procedure is 100% British made and only available on these shores, pioneered by and exclusively available at Aurora Clinics.

Optifit Bras Using 3-D Bra Measurement System Based on Plastic Surgery Principles

An experienced NHS bra fitter who would cut and re-stitch together bras to properly support clients` breasts is introducing a new and radically different bra design, utilising plastic surgeons` own multi-dimensional, anatomical measurements for breast surgery.

Saline vs Silicone: which is the better breast implant?

Two Florida plastic surgeons have gone public in the saline versus silicone breast implant debate. So which of the two is better, and what verdict did they ultimately reach

Polyurethane coated silicone breast implants - the latest big thing from Brazil

The only way is Brazil. I am a fan. And top of my list is what my patients call the 'posh Brazillian implants'. Silimed is the Brazilian company that makes these implants in Rio de Janeiro.

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.

When choosing silicone bra fillets do you go for the chicken or the egg?

Let me introduce you to the full strap-on silicone breast bra! Unlike the classic chicken fillet (otherwise known as the silicone gel pads that are used to pad out bras) the pads are attached to a see through back and shoulder straps forming a bra which gives a shapelier figure.

Breast Augmentation with Macrolane, so called `Lunchtime Boob-Jab`, discontinued by Q-Med

This week Q-Med (a division of Galderma) took the decision to discontinue the indication for use of its hyaluronic acid gel product Macrolane in breast augmentation procedures following concerns over the products interference with mammogram checks for breast cancer.

Top Tips: When To Remove or Replace Your Breast Surgery Implants?

How can you tell when its time to replace your breast surgery implants? Increasingly, patients want to know whether they should have their implants exchanged, what are the pros, what are the cons. Here is a Top Tips guide to put your mind at rest.

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.

Is non-digital breast implant insertion the new gold standard for breast augmentation operations?

A recent paper published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal* examined a digital versus a Keller funnel or no touch technique of insertion and placement of smooth silicone gel breast implants during surgery, and whether the funnel technique, up to that point unproven in reducing bacterial contamination could live up to its claims of being a better technique for reducing potential contamination which could lead to post-operative infection.

Breast Implants: What is the Difference between the CE Mark & FDA Approval?

A frequently asked question at Aurora Clinics recently has been: Are Nagor breast implants as good as Allergan because Allergan have FDA Approval whilst Nagor have a CE Mark instead? With increasing numbers of ladies currently opting for implant replacement (following the recent PIP Implants scare) this question is on the minds of many. However, straightforward information about FDA approval and the CE Mark is not always easy to find.

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.

Confidence and breast enlargement, do surgically improved breasts really increase self-esteem?

Breasts are often idolised as the definitive ideal of femininity. In 2011 breast augmentation proved the most popular cosmetic procedure among women in the UK. Despite the variety of shows aimed at debunking the myths of the perfect body shape increasingly more and more ladies are going under the knife.

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.

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.

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.

Want a derriere to rival Jenifer Lopez?... the secrets in the box!

For those women out there who want a more rounded derriere but dont want to indulge in surgical implants what can you do? Well, the folks at Bremenn labs have put their two cents in and come up with the solution: Butt lift in a Box.

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.

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 "". 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!

And the winner is.... Breast Augmentations being used in prize giveaways - the rise of this startling new trend

A Canadian radio station, Calgary AMP 90.3fm and Desperados nightclub are holding a contest to win a $10,000 breast augmentation procedure. The contest, named the Breast Summer Ever, is the latest Cosmetic Surgery prize contest to hit the headlines and stir up social controversy.

Gain 3 cupsizes in a matter of seconds... Theres an app for that!

In a world dominated by technology and where the iPhone is king, it was only a matter of time before plastic surgery got the virtual treatment. This week we were introduced to the iAugment, the latest Photoshop-style app that gives users instantly bigger breasts!

ITV show plays host to guest with worlds largest breast implants

ITV's This Morning plays host to controversial guest Chelsea Charms who has the worlds largest breast implants - a whopping 164 XXX!

Football and Boobs; a man's idea of a good night in or a way to understand a boob job?!

I couldnt help but put a blog together on this press release which landed in my inbox this week. Entitled `Football and Boobs: His Playbook for Her Breast Implants` Book Launches With Contest to Win Breast Augmentation Surgery. The book, written by Dallas Davis, an MIT graduate and Aerospace Engineer with help from Plastic Surgeon Dr. Vipul Dev M.D. aims to give a definitive guide for men so that they can be both informed and supportive if the woman in their life has expressed a wish to have a breast augmentation operation.

Revision Surgery Following Breast Augmentation - The Low-down

Breast augmentation is the commonest cosmetic operation in the UK and is usually a very satisfying procedure for the patient. There are however times when breast augmentation or enlargement surgery with silicone gel implants just doesnt go to plan; so what do you need to be aware of?

Celebrity Cosmetic Disasters

There is no question that most of the before and after pictures I have been asked to review tend to demonstrate that these celebrities have all undergone some type of augmentation. What concerns me is the distorted aesthetic imbalances that I see and resultant ridicule that these people in the public eye have had to suffer because of an inability of the proceduralist to perform basic cosmetic tasks.

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.