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Christmas sees surge in women getting foot botox to fight high heel pain

We know Christmas plastic surgery is on the rise for people who want to look good in their party snaps, but the face isn’t the only body part progressively going under the needle at this time of year. Foot botox is becoming increasingly popular to help women survive the party season. The botox works in collaboration with dermal filler: injected into four areas of the foot, the botox stops feet sweating and expanding (which often make shoes feel uncomfortable), and the filler is injected into the ball of the foot to act as an extra cushion.

How safe is the cosmetic surgery boom?

An increasing number of British people are opting for cosmetic procedures. Many are happy with the results - but the £3.6bn UK cosmetic industry is unregulated, leading to concerns about its safety.

Patients should stop using e-cigarettes before plastic surgery

Cigarette smokers are at increased risk of complications after plastic surgery. Could e-cigarette users face a similar risk? Evidence and recommendations related to e-cigarette use by plastic surgery patients are discussed in a new paper.

I Got Botox in My Scrotum - What It`s Like to Get Scrotox

The procedure is called `Scrotox` and it smooths out wrinkles in the scrotum. Wanting to smooth forehead wrinkles is one thing, but men, whose use of cosmetic fillers has risen 355 percent from 2000 to 2015, have begun to inject Botox into an unlikely place: Their scrotum.

Docs blunder in man-breasts ops at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary

A surgeon who was supposed to remove excess tissue from a man’s breasts only operated on one and left the other as it was. The health board has been ordered to apologise to the patient after his mother made a series of complaints following the botched op.

Evidence does not back vitamin D supplements says BMJ

There is not enough evidence to support taking vitamin D supplements, according to an article in a leading medical journal. Earlier this year Public Health England (PHE) warned that people were not getting enough vitamin D from sunlight during the winter, and advised people to ensure they were getting 10 micrograms of it per day and to consider taking supplements during the autumn and winter.

Why women are getting cosmetic surgery on their vaginas

A cosmetic surgeon has shed light on the physical and mental trauma that leads women to undergo labiaplasty. The procedure, which costs around £3,500 but is also available on the NHS, involves trimming away the flaps of skin on either side of the vaginal opening.

I get botox every eight months - Martine McCutcheon talks surgery

Martine McCutcheon has admitted that she’s a big botox fan. The singer and Loose Women panelist has admitted she has botox injected every eight months to help her feel fresh. The 40-year-old mum of one opened up in an interview about the procedure this week.

Private Edinburgh GP practice slammed for `vile` ad campaign

A private GP practice has been branded `vile` after telling patients a side effect of cosmetic treatment could be `more Facebook likes`.

Doctors who perform genital cosmetic surgery could be criminalised under FGM laws

British doctors could face criminal charges for allegedly carrying out designer vagina operations, reports suggest. The courts are currently deciding whether to employ female genital mutilation laws in three cases where doctors carried out cosmetic genital surgery on adult women.

App makes boobs look bigger so women can tell what they will look like before surgery

A new app shows pre-op boob job patients see what their enlarged breasts will look like before going under the knife.

City clinic is first to sign Healthcare Improvement Scotland register

An Edinburgh clinic has become the first in Scotland to sign up to new legislation which is designed to safeguard people who undergo cosmetic procedures such as Botox and laser eye surgery. Dermal Clinic in Morningside is now established as the flagbearer for the cosmetic industry in Scotland after it was confirmed as the first practice to have successfully registered with Healthcare Improvement Scotland.

ISAPS Announces the Creation of a New Global Alliance to Address Patient Safety in Cosmetic Surgery, Medical Tourism, and Advanced Aesthetic Education

The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ISAPS, which represents the global plastic and aesthetic surgery community, announces the formation of a Global Alliance to establish a clear voice for the industry and address the important issue of patient safety. Under the leadership of the new ISAPS President, Dr. Renato Saltz, the Alliance will have a physical and virtual presence to advise and consult on all concerns relating to cosmetic surgery on a global scale.

Millennials are more likely to post plastic surgery on social media

It's now common knowledge millennials are the crowned rulers of social media. Also known as Generation Y, the typical 18 to 34-year-old crowd has grown alongside the digital age. It's second nature for many millennials to update their lives on multiple social networks.

Jason Edworthy fined for illegal teeth whitening

Jason Edworthy used chlorine dioxide to whiten a woman`s teeth at a clinic in Royal Wootton Bassett in February. She became suspicious after seeing an undercover report about him on BBC Inside Out West, and complained to the General Dental Council (GDC). Edworthy pleaded guilty and was fined £2,000 at Swindon Magistrates` Court. The 45-year-old from Saltwood Avenue, Milton Keynes, was also ordered to pay costs of £1,280 to the GDC.

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