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22/03/2015 | An Italian plastic surgeon has been suspended from UK work after allegedly leaving a granny with one ear bigger than the other. Pearl Richman, 69, won £43,000 compensation after the £8,000 facelift by Marco Moraci, which she said had also left her scarred. Dr Moraci has failed to pay and the London clinic he was working for has gone bust. Now the General Medical Council has suspended him amid calls for hundreds of `fly in, fly out` foreign medics to be properly insured.

22/03/2015 | An ointment that painlessly melts away fat has been hailed as ‘an eye-lift in a bottle’ by experts. The treatment – known only by its experimental name of XAF5 – has been shown to significantly reduce bags under the eyes. Its makers say it could also be used to dissolve double chins and even be employed on the body, particularly on stomach fat. The praise follows yesterday’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology, where US bio-tech company Topokine Therapeutics presented details of a trial of 90 patients, aged between 40 and 70, who applied the cream once a day to their under-eye area for ten weeks.

18/03/2015 | Breast implants in France will come with a health warning after experts discovered a link with a rare form of cancer. France's National Cancer Institute said there was a 'clearly established link' between a specific type of implant and the disease. Experts said they have identified 18 cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma since 2011, linked to silicone breast implants. Given the rarity of cases, the Institute said there is no need to recommend the removal of the implants.

14/03/2015 | Police, midwives and campaigners remain confused over whether s o-called designer vagina operations fall within female genital mutilation laws, a group of MPs have said. The Government has previously said the Female Genital Mutilation Act 2003 does not contain any exemptions for cosmetic surgery and it has no plans to amend the legislation specifically to prohibit female genital cosmetic surgery. But in a report on FGM, the Home Affairs Select Committee said despite Government reassurances there is still confusion and the Act should be amended to make it clear female genital cosmetic surgery would be a criminal offence if conducted on girls under 18 without physical or mental health justification.

12/03/2015 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 18th annual multi-specialty statistical data today showing an aesthetic plastic surgery spend consistent with the figures for 2013, with Americans spending more than 12 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the second year in a row. With more than 10 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, those that showed the largest growth in volume on a year-over-year basis included buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and nonsurgical fat reduction (up 42%). Additionally, more men are turning to aesthetic cosmetic procedures, with dramatic increases seen in both surgical and nonsurgical options over the past 5 years and a 43% increase overall.

10/03/2015 | Despite insisting that her full lips are natural, Kylie Jenner has sparked a huge craze for lip fillers and young women across the globe are attempting to recreate her look. Last week, a swimwear model told how a DIY lip job ended in disaster when she tried to emulate the super pout of reality star Kylie Jenner by sucking into a hairspray lid. And now, a pair of sisters have found themselves in a similar situation after they sucked into a bottle in an attempt to achieve the look.

05/03/2015 | There are so many celebrities who have left us questioning whether they've had "work" done or had a little help, but Maria Fowler was keen not to keep anything a secret as she shared a rather eye-watering selfie of her getting a top up today. The former TOWIE star tweeted her 'botox selfie' earlier today from the cosmetic chair as the injection was put into her forehead.

02/03/2015 | The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, reporting that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

01/03/2015 | A woman who was convicted at the High Court in May 2013 of practising dentistry and unlawfully carrying on the business of dentistry – namely tooth whitening - when not registered with the GDC, has been refused permission to apply for judicial review in relation to her failed attempt to challenge the High Court’s decision. The case involving Lorna Jamous was heard by the Administrative Division of the High Court.

28/02/2015 | Allergan, Inc. announced that the company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market NATRELLE INSPIRA™ round gel-filled smooth breast implants. The NATRELLE INSPIRA™ line is different from other available breast implant styles as it has a higher fill ratio that provides an additional breast shaping option for women undergoing reconstruction, augmentation or revision surgery.

27/02/2015 | The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports More than 10 Million Procedures Performed. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is in the process of compiling its procedural statistical data for the 2014 calendar year, which has already started to reveal distinct trends in the world of aesthetic plastic surgery.

26/02/2015 | The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina state dental board does not have the authority to regulate teeth whitening services, a decision with the potential to transform the makeup and reach of similar licensing boards across the country. On a 6-3 vote, the U.S. justices ruled for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, which had reined in the N.C. Dental Board of Examiners several years ago after teeth whitening businesses complained about cease-and-desist letters they had received.

25/02/2015 | Dentists are being urged to steer clear of offering anti-wrinkle jabs such as botox to their patients as a way of expanding their business. The Dental Council said their use for cosmetic purposes was "not the practice of dentistry", according to a report in the 'Journal of the Irish Dental Association'. The report highlighted the case of 33-year-old man who came to the Cork University Dental School and Hospital complaining of a swelling on the inside of his lower lip.

25/02/2015 | A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage occurs in the hours after sun exposure.

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