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Viveve(R) Files Patent Infringement Suit Against Thermi

Viveve Medical, Inc.'s wholly-owned subsidiary, Viveve, Inc. ("Viveve"), a medical technology company focused on women's health, today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against ThermiGen, LLC, ThermiAesthetics, LLC, and Dr. Red Alinsod in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The lawsuit seeks redress for the Defendants' unauthorized use of Viveve's patented technology. The action is intended to protect Viveve's significant investment in reverse-thermal gradient radiofrequency technology and its clinical application to tightening vaginal tissue.

Cosmetic surgery firms accused of behaving like `double glazing salesmen`

Laws are needed to stop cosmetic surgery firms behaving like double glazing salesmen, says North Durham MP. New laws should ensure anyone seeking cosmetic surgery is offered counselling before they undergo procedures. Kevan Jones, MP for North Durham, said “aggressive” marketing techniques should be banned - and said the way some cosmetic sugery firms behaved was "more appropriate for selling double glazing". He told the House of Commons: "We have here a classic example of the market not only failing but being used to exploit people, which is ruining their lives and costing the NHS millions of pounds a year." Mr Jones was speaking in the House of Commons to propose new laws to make cosmetic surgery safer.

Jeremy Hunt under pressure to ban dodgy cosmetic surgeons three YEARS after Government pledge

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt faces Commons pressure this week to ban unqualified cosmetic surgeons. Under the present system ANY doctor can do facelifts, nose jobs, breast implants and tummy tucks . But so many operations were botched the Government promised action three years ago - yet nothing happened. Now Labour MP Kevan Jones is to launch a Bill this week to fulfil a Royal College of Surgeons demand that cosmetic doctors must be licensed.

BAAPS, BAPRAS and ABS joint statement on NHS Digital breast implant registry

The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) today welcome the launch of the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry, developed by a steering group with representatives from the three organisations.

Breast and cosmetic implant registry launched

A new registry to safeguard the health of patients with breast and other cosmetic implants has been launched. The registry will record the details of any individual who has breast implant surgery, so that they can be traced in the event of a product recall or other safety concern. The Department of Health asked NHS Digital to develop and manage the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR) in response to the Keogh Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions.

Liverpool woman leaves victim with permanent damage to teeth after illegal tooth whitening treatment

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today prosecuted a woman in Liverpool for illegal activity relating to tooth whitening that has left an eighteen year old victim with permanent teeth and gum damage, as well as the expected loss of two lower front teeth. Ms Cheryl Roberts was found guilty at Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates’ Court and fined £660. The judge also ordered her to pay £2000 to the victim and the GDC’s costs of £1000. Ms Roberts failed to attend court and the matter was proved in her absence.

Plastic surgery firm plots new Harrogate hospital

A cosmetic surgery business which numbers stars of hit reality TV shows among its clients has unveiled plans to construct a new specialist hospital in Harrogate to help accommodate its rapid growth. MYA Cosmetic Surgery was established in 2007 by entrepreneur John Ryan and his business partner Aaron Rea. From its head office in Harrogate, MYA now operates ten clinics across the UK as well as an owned hospital in London and a rented facility in Preston.

Get the Fat Out: Liposuction Procedures Keep Rising States Global Survey Results by ISAPS

Men and women are increasingly choosing liposuction to remove stubborn fat that won’t go away. For these patients that have exhausted the do-it-yourself method of diet and exercise, liposuction has proven a welcome relief to their bodies and self-esteem. As shown in the just released global survey results, the ISAPS shows that not only does the U.S. have the most liposuction surgeries, but that number has grown worldwide by 1.4% from the previous year.

Plastic surgeons offer new procedure which sculpts your bottom

For any woman who appreciates the elasticated knickers which hide every lump and bump, there is now a more permanent solution. Plastic surgeons are offering a procedure known as the ‘internal Spanx’ which sculpts the bottom under the skin. The new procedure, which smooths, firms and lifts the derriere, is the latest fad in the cosmetic surgery world, which already offers bottom implants. Doctors sew strips of elasticated mesh made of plastic across the bottom to reshape it from the inside and lift the buttocks. The material, which is made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and lasts forever, is attached to a bone and does not break down inside the body.

Deadly risks of fly-in European plastic surgeons: Patients who suffer complications are warned that cheap doctors are hard to track down

Surgeons from abroad regularly visit the UK to offer cut-price treatments before jetting home, but British medics warn that their patients are putting their lives at risk.

BREASTXIT: A Clean Cut for the Aesthetic Sector

Surgeons Urge Government to Use EU Exit to Clean up Cosmetic Surgery ‘Wild West’ - An End to ‘Fly-in-Fly-Out’ Practitioners, Call to Make Injectables Prescription-Only, Invoice Hospitals Abroad Whose Botched UK Patients Land on NHS Doorstep. Brand new data unveiled at the British Association of Aesthetic Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Meeting reveals that; despite an extensive Government review, new for-profit agencies claiming to regulate the cosmetic sector and the launch of online educational resources for the public; a whopping 90% of surgeons have still recorded a dramatic rise in patients being dangerously misinformed about cosmetic surgery.

Botox-loving mum had 30 free treatments worth £10k including 'vampire' facials by volunteering for trials - Mirror Online

The 41-year-old mother began treatment after postnatal depression following the birth of her second child left her resenting her looks

Early results with off-label use of Kybella mixed, plastic surgeon reports

Phil Haeck, MD, a plastic surgeon practicing in Seattle and a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, spoke during the Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery session about his experiences treating various areas of body fat with Kybella (deoxycholic acid, Allergan), which has been approved by the FDA for treating submental fat. He reported mixed results in the treatment areas.

Biologica Technologies® launches Allofill™ injectable adipose filler at the annual gathering for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Biologica Technologies announced today the official launch of its adipose filler, Allofill, during this weekend`s American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) - Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Los Angeles, CA.  Allofill is the first product of its kind - a ready to use, off the shelf, adipose-derived injectable filler that works with the body to provide an all-natural tissue scaffold with native growth factors.

How London`s cosmetic surgeons are reinventing the profession

Dr Maryam Zamani holds a phial of blood up to her window overlooking Sloane Street. ‘It’s beautiful, isn’t it?’ she says. The blood has separated like a B52 cocktail after being ‘centrifuged’, but I suppose it’s beautiful yes, in this blessed SW1 light. It’s being used for a ‘medical-grade facial’, the details of which I am given in a medical-grade lecture by Dr Zamani, a surgeon, and the kind of person who assumes everyone understands words like ‘telangiectasia’ (that’s dilatation of the capillaries to you and me).

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