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26/01/2015 | The wave of post-recession excess which resulted in a stratospheric rise in glamour model-inspired boob jobs and summer body-influenced transformations has truly washed over, with new statistics showing Britons have settled into more cautious, rational attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. New figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons reveal that the number of cosmetic ops last year decreased 9% overall since 2013, with some procedures falling considerably more out of favour than others.

24/01/2015 | A dentist to the stars has criticised ‘dangerous cowboys’ who provide teeth whitening without any qualifications. Dr Shah Begum spoke out after the M.E.N. revealed a woman who carried out the procedure must pay fines and costs of £4,500 after an undercover sting.

24/01/2015 | A woman who carried out teeth whitening without being qualified must pay fines and costs of £4,500 after an undercover sting. Janet Johnstone was caught out by an investigator posing as a potential customer who visited the business where she worked in Walkden. But speaking after the case she said: “It’s all about dentists thinking they are God and wanting to make money.”

23/01/2015 | BAPRAS wholeheartedly welcomes the proposal put forward by the Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee (CSIC) to introduce a certification scheme for cosmetic surgery providers operating in public and private practice. We are delighted to see that all surgeons working in cosmetic surgery will have to be, not only listed on the GMC’s specialist register, but also only allowed to operate within that area of training.

23/01/2015 | Patients having cosmetic surgery should be able to make informed decisions about their treatment, including being able to check if their surgeon is listed on an approved register, according to new proposals made today by the Royal College of Surgeons to improve standards of care. The Cosmetic Surgery Interspecialty Committee (CSIC), which was set up by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013, proposes that patients considering paying for cosmetic surgery privately – where they choose to have an operation for aesthetic, rather than medical reasons – should have access to clear, unbiased and credible information about their surgeon, care provider, procedure and likely outcomes.

23/01/2015 | She is famed for her love of cosmetic surgery. But Celebrity Big Brother's Katie Price issued a heartfelt piece of advice to people who may want to follow in her footsteps - namely, be careful. The glamour model, who has made a lucrative career out of various body enhancements, urged people to research surgeons thoroughly before going under the knife. 'Always do your research and choose the best people - I didn't'.

22/01/2015 | Attempts to tackle the obesity crisis are creating a boom in cosmetic surgery as a quick way to slim down, researchers claim. More than one in five people – 22 per cent – say they would consider procedures such as liposuction and excess skin removal to shed the pounds, according to a survey. Women are particularly interested because of pressure from celebrity culture and social media to achieve an ‘unrealistic’ appearance, say retail analysts Mintel.

22/01/2015 | Blame it on the Internet, tabloids or TV - consumers are more obsessed than ever with celebrities. We are constantly bombarded with celebrity images that have been photoshopped to perfection, and as a result, more consumers want to look like their celebrity crushes. The annual survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) shows that 13 percent of facial plastic surgeons surveyed saw an increase in requests for celebrity procedures in 2014, up from 3 percent in 2013 and 7 percent in 2012.

21/01/2015 | Two decades of experience by senior plastic surgeons in different parts of the world show excellent cosmetic results and low complication rates with liposculpture of the hips, flanks, and thighs, reports a paper in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

20/01/2015 | A leading Harley Street cosmetic doctor has been suspended for 12 months after being found to have acted "dishonestly" and encouraging nurses to obtain Botox illegally. Dr Mark Harrison was first exposed by an undercover BBC London investigation charging nurses £400 a day for training. A nurse went undercover posing as a trainee to secretly film the doctor during an introduction to Botox course and his practices were later recorded on the phone by BBC undercover researchers.

18/01/2015 | The notion that pornography is making women unhappy with their genitals and driving an increase in the demand for so-called designer vaginas is challenged by Australian researchers. A survey by Bethany Jones from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra and her colleague, Camille Nurka, found the majority of women surveyed were content with the appearance of their vagina. It also found most most would not consider cosmetic surgery, known as a labiaplasty, to change it.

17/01/2015 | Your phone can hail you a cab, order you a burrito — and possibly add sparkle to your smile. That’s what makers of the White Tooth app claim, anyway. Like skipping the manicurist to paint your nails at home, a Boston whitening center has created an app that’ll give you the benefits of professional tooth bleaching at home.

16/01/2015 | Dr Mark Harrison charged the nurses £400 a day for the training courses at his central London clinic, during which he told them they should give Botox to patients without a prescription.

14/01/2015 | A 19-year-old medical student has died while undergoing liposuction - a prize for winning her local beauty competition. Catherine Cando, a part-time glamour model, was crowned winner of the Queen of Duran beauty contest, in Ecuador. Miss Cando, who won the competition in October last year, was showered with prizes, including a new Aveo car 2015, a smart tablet - and a free course of cosmetic surgery treatment.

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