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12/12/2014 | A new experiment invited four women in their early 50s to find out just how many would be able to resist the temptation of a wrinkle-free complexion. According to new research, even when surrounded by images of smooth-faced celebrities, most women don’t want to erase all of their lines and wrinkles.

11/12/2014 | Diane Clarke, 63, from Milton Keynes, used to hate looking at pictures of herself, so she spent thousands on cosmetic procedures. Now she documents her new face with a selfie every day. We've all been there - the big smiles on a night out, followed by the horror the following day at Facebook pictures revealing a wobbly chin, dark eye bags or mouth wrinkles. After one such morning, Diane Clarke decided to take action - booking herself in for £15,000 of plastic surgery and Botox, so that she would never again take a bad selfie.

11/12/2014 | According to one plastic surgeon, the 'Barbie Back' with dimples will be the 2015 cosmetic surgery trend of the year. As emerging beauty trends go, the "Barbie back" is the most ridiculous one we've heard yet. But according to plastic surgeon Dr Mike Comins, it's what women want - even if it does mean going under the knife.

11/12/2014 | Doctors who carry out “designer vagina” cosmetic surgery have been warned by Theresa May that they could be committing a criminal offence. The Home Secretary said some of the operations are illegal unless there is a physical or mental health justification.

08/12/2014 | There are believed to be more than 50,000 women in the UK who were fitted with PIP implants, before the product was found to contain a high level of industrial silicone. The scandal came to light after high numbers of the implants ruptured. Now a firm of British lawyers is surging women to come forward before a March 2015 deadline to seek compensation for the trauma and financial costs of having their implants removed.

07/12/2014 | Zara Marchant, 30, is unhappy with her calves and has paid £300 to have them injected with Botox. Calf Botox, as it’s been dubbed, is now one of the fastest-growing areas of the multi-million-pound Botox market. The treatment could potentially prove fatal. It can hamper the muscle’s ability to pump blood towards the heart.

04/12/2014 | It’s not a great advertisement for South Korean plastic surgery as Seoul looks to increase medical tourism: Almost a third of cosmetic-surgery patients in South Korea aren’t happy with the results, according to a recent poll. The Korea Consumer Agency, a government consumer-protection body, said Tuesday that its survey of 1,000 patients showed 32.3% expressed dissatisfaction and 17% had at least one negative side effect.

03/12/2014 | Dr Roberto Viel and twin brother Dr Maurizio were among the first to offer penoplasty in the UK. More than two decades on from their first operation, Roberto tells Theo Merz why business is better than ever.

03/12/2014 | Cynosure, Inc. announced that clinical data will be presented at a national meeting of gynecologists and ObGyns that will show a statistically significant improvement in the vaginal health of women treated with the MonaLisa Touch™ fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Cynosure has an exclusive agreement to market the laser in North America for the treatment of gynecology indications including vaginal atrophy, a condition affecting primarily postmenopausal women, breast cancer survivors and women who have undergone hysterectomies.

02/12/2014 | Suneva Medical, Inc., a privately-held aesthetics company, announced that ArteFill®, a dermal filler, has been rebranded as Bellafill® in the U.S. "We feel that the brand Bellafill® better embodies the transformational outcomes this unique product can provide to our customers and their patients," said Suneva Medical's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nicholas L. Teti, Jr. "In addition, Suneva will build and invest in Bellafill® to increase awareness for the new brand."

27/11/2014 | The HydraFacial, which promises skin resurfacing without the use of lasers, is a great treatment for anyone concerned about spots, acne or the effects of ageing. It’s been the secret behind the event-night complexions of some of the world’s top stars including Kate Winslet, Paris Hilton and Beyonce, so I had high hopes for my HydraFacial. The treatment promises skin resurfacing without the use of lasers and uses hydradermabrasion to cleanse, exfoliate, extract and hydrate skin.

27/11/2014 | Despite facing criminal proceedings over the death of Joy Williams, who received buttock implants, Dr Sansiri, is offering breast and bottom surgery by using a nearby clinic. Dr Sompob Sansiri is on bail and faces up to 10 years in jail after being charged with recklessly causing the death of 24-year-old Joy Williams who flew to Bangkok to have buttock implants and died during an operation to remove them when they became infected.

27/11/2014 | Using a patient's own rib cartilage (autologous) for rhinoplasty appears to be associated with low rates of overall long-term complications and problems at the rib site where the cartilage is removed, according to a report published online by JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

26/11/2014 | Danielle Sheehan, 24, from Lowestoft in Suffolk, had Botox for the first time 18 months ago. Five days later she noticed her eczema had suddenly cleared for the first time in years. Since she was a baby, Danielle Sheehan has suffered painful bouts of eczema. As a child the debilitating condition subsided. But four years ago red patches returned on her arms and around her eyes.

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